CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 — Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog, mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced an updated feature set for its BlueRiver™ AV-over-IP chipset which allows manufacturers of AV transmitters and receivers to address important requirements in key markets including industrial and rental & staging environments.
New BlueRiver capabilities include support for two data ports enabling failover to a second Ethernet switch when necessary in applications requiring high availability and support for automatic media selection of a copper or fiber port. The link redundancy lets manufacturers create products with two Ethernet ports which can be connected to different switches. If one link goes down, the other link will automatically be brought up and used within seconds. This is important in command and control, industrial and broadcast environments that need real-time vision and data.
Automatic media selection for a copper or fiber port is ideal for rental & staging applications such as live concerts and conferences where integrators and installers face variable network infrastructure from job to job. The automatic media selection allows products to be designed with one copper and one fiber port. BlueRiver detects which port is active and automatically uses that port for 10G connectivity. Manufacturers can select which port takes priority in case both are connected. This allows manufacturers to build a single SKU for rental & staging applications and gives installers field-level flexibility to stock just one device that is used with either 10G network type.
“Customers are already previewing these important new features and planning product line updates to incorporate them,” said Kamran Ahmed, General Manager of AptoVision products in Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “We are committed to delivering enhancements to our BlueRiver chipsets to keep our customers at the forefront of the market for zero-latency 4K signal distribution solutions.”
About Semtech’s BlueRiver Platform
Semtech’s BlueRiver platform, developed by the AptoVision product engineering team, provides advanced chipsets for AV signal distribution. The award-winning BlueRiver technology has forever changed the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by letting installers and OEMs replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. Enabling end-to-end systems for AV and KVM signal extension, IP-based switching, video wall and multi-view applications, BlueRiver chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE technology, offering zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit www.semtech.com/aptovision.