Semtech Announces Integrated Chipset for Next-Generation 100G QSFP28 Modules

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New chipset enables high-performance, low-power modules for data communications; Live demonstration at OFC 2017

LOS ANGELES – Optical Fiber Conference and Exhibition (OFC), March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the initial production release of a highly integrated chipset for next-generation 100G QSFP28 modules used in data communications applications. Semtech will privately demonstrate the new chipset in its OFC booth (#2575) at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 21-23.

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The new chipset includes GN2105, a quad ClearEdge™ CDR with an integrated DML driver for DC-coupled chip-on-board and passive transmitter optical sub-assembly applications, and GN2110, a quad ClearEdge CDR with integrated transimpedance amplifier (TIA) in a compact 3.6mm x 4mm die for chip-on-board applications.

“This innovative chipset enables next-generation, 100G QSFP28 designs that are used in high-speed data communications infrastructure to support some of the world’s most dense and power-efficient communications networks,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, Senior Director of Marketing for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Semtech’s optical networking products enable a lower cost structure while maintaining optimal signal integrity.”

The highly integrated chipset is specifically tailored to customers’ needs and provides overall cost savings for high-performance, low-power modules. Semtech’s optical networking product portfolio includes integrated chipsets for reduced cost and robust feature sets that maintain signal integrity while supporting scalable data rates for a broad range of applications.

Key Features of the GN2105/GN2110 Integrated Chipset

  • Proprietary DML eye compensation maximizes performance with all DML laser vendors (GN2105)
  • Adaptive CTLE and Integrated APC Loop (GN2105)
  • Excellent overload and best-in-class sensitivity performance – optimized for 1310nm applications (GN2110)
  • Enables more than 10km single-mode-fiber reaches and <3.5W total module power (GN2105 and GN2110)


About Semtech’s Optical Products
Semtech’s optical networking products provide high-performance signal integrity for optical module solutions used by leading companies in the data center/enterprise networking, wireless infrastructure, and passive optical network/Fiber to the X markets. For more information, visit

About OFC
The Optical Fiber Conference and Exposition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For more than 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

OFC includes dynamic business programming, an exhibition of more than 600 companies, and high impact peer-reviewed research that, combined, showcase the trends and pulse of the entire optical networking and communications industry. OFC is managed by The Optical Society (OSA) and co-sponsored by OSA, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE/ComSoc), and the IEEE Photonics Society.  OFC 2017 will be held from 19-23 March 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, California, USA. Follow @OFCConference, learn more OFC Conference LinkedIn and watch highlights OFC YouTube.

About Semtech
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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Semtech Announces Integrated Chipset for Next-Generation 100G QSFP28 Modules

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