Monday, April 16, 2012

Mindspeed enables ultra-HD TV infrastructure with world’s highest bandwidth crosspoint switch

2012 NAB Show, NEWPORT BEACH, USA: Mindspeed Technologies Inc. has extended its line of high-performance, asynchronous fully non-blocking crosspoint switches to include a 12.8 gigabits per second (Gbps), 160x160 device with industry leading, two terabits per second (Tbps) switching capacity. The M20605 incorporates features that simplify system design, speed time to market, and ensure superior signal integrity for demanding real-time broadcast networking applications.

“Mindspeed’s M21605 enables our customers to bring leading edge solutions to market as they pave the way for the industry’s migration to higher data rates, in support of emerging Ultra-High Definition TV (UHDTV) formats,” said Gary Shah, VP of product marketing for the high-performance analog (HPA) business unit at Mindspeed.

Mindspeed’s 160x160 M21605 crosspoint switch combines multi-rate broadcast video routing and switching in a single device, with each switching path operating independently at any data rate of up to 12.8 Gbps. The resulting, groundbreaking bandwidth provides a critical ingredient for broadcast equipment manufacturers who are designing and building next-generation higher-speed systems capable of supporting serial uncompressed UHDTV serial digital interface (SDI) covering both rates at 10.692 Gbps and 11.88 Gbps.

The device also supports higher-density HD/3G systems by enabling transmission of up to four 3G SDI streams or eight HD SDI streams. The crosspoint switch is backward-compatible with lower-speed SDI interfaces, providing a seamless migration path to higher data rates.

For telecom applications, the M21605 crosspoint switch supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet, optical transport channel unit 2 (OTU2), 8G and 10G Fibre Channel, 12.5 Gbps for two times RXAUI and proprietary data rates. This device further extends the industry’s broadest offering of crosspoint switch switches spanning 2x2 to 288x288 matrix sizes. Mindspeed's crosspoint switches feature integrated signal-conditioning technology that enables them to send error-free data at high data rates over difficult channels by compensating for signal losses accumulated across long board traces.

Ideal for high-speed backplane switching applications, Mindspeed’s signal-conditioning technology not only improves system margin for reliable data transmission, but also enables system designers to use lower-cost board materials and components.

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