Semtech Enables 5G Wireless Segments at Distances from 10m to 20km

ClearEdge® CDRs with integrated drivers, TIAs and ROSAs to enable
best-in-class 5G modules

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high
performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced
algorithms, today announced immediate availability of its complete IC
portfolio, ClearEdge® and FiberEdge™, optimized for optical transceivers
serving 5G wireless applications.

“Semtech is one of the leading suppliers of ICs for Optical Transceivers
used in 4G wireless applications and we now look forward to playing a
leading role in enabling 5G. It is our mission to help customers succeed
with highly innovative products for this emerging market,” said Gary
Beauchamp, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Semtech’s
Signal Integrity Products Group. “Our complete portfolio of ICs deliver
best-in-class technical performance and commercial value and will enable
the wide range of optical transceivers needed in 5G deployments.”

The unprecedented and strategic nature of 5G has come into sharp focus
in recent months and 5G deployments are expected to accelerate
throughout 2019. Apart from being faster and more reliable, 5G wireless
networks are transforming how devices connect to the Internet and with
each other. 5G enables key markets such as virtual reality, autonomous
vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT), and other applications requiring
high throughput, massive network connectivity and ultra-low-latency for
real-time operations. With higher amounts of mobile data, 5G wireless
networks require higher speed wired interconnect. Key components of
these wireline networks are optical transceiver modules capable of
supporting industrial temperature range for distances starting from 10m
to over 20km.

Semtech helped launch flagship 5G deployments with its ClearEdge
platform (GN2139C CDR) and is now delivering integrated PHY/PMD
solutions. This technology enables module vendors to develop more fully
optimized next gen optical transceivers.

“We believe WDM will be an important segment for 5G in Korea and Japan,
while Tunable and DML based modules will be critical for China market.
Europe and North America will utilize existing wireless architecture
that requires multi-mode fiber optical modules. We look forward to
supporting our customers today and tomorrow with a highly differentiated
IC portfolio,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, VP of Marketing and Applications
for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.

Semtech’s 5G wireless portfolio includes:

ClearEdge CDR GN2139C

  • ClearEdge GN2139C is a bi-directional CDR
  • Used in applications such as 5G wireless 300m / 10km / 20km modules
  • 24-26.5Gb/s and i-Temp support
  • 3.5mm x 5.5mm CSP package
  • Low power of
  • Excellent input jitter tolerance and output jitter performance

ClearEdge CDR GN2148 / 49

  • ClearEdge GN2148 is a CDR with VCSEL laser driver
  • ClearEdge GN2149 is a CDR with TIA
  • The GN2148 and GN2149 are available in compact 1.2mm x 2.9mm die size
    – and consume less than 200mW total power each respectively
  • Semtech’s integrated chipset employs proprietary VCSEL compensation
    technology to enable low bandwidth VCSELs and extended reach beyond
    150m OM3 fiber
  • The chipset supports data rates from 24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s to enable a
    wide range of applications

ClearEdge CDR GN2142

  • ClearEdge GN2142 is a bi-directional CDR with DML laser driver
  • Used in applications such as 5G wireless 300m and 10km LR modules
  • Extended data rate (24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s) and i-Temp support
  • Enables
  • Small die size of 3.20mm x 2.01mm 33-ball WLCSP package with a 0.4mm
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness

ClearEdge CDR GN2146

  • ClearEdge GN2146 is a bi-directional CDR with EML / MZM laser driver
  • Used in applications such as 5G wireless 10km and 20km DWDM / Tunable
  • Extended data date (24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s) and i-Temp support
  • Small die size of 5mm x 4mm with Integrated Bias-T components for
    easier Layout
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness

FiberEdge GN1086

  • FiberEdge GN1086 is a low power, high performance 24-28Gb/s TIA
  • Low power of 95mW typical – enables
  • Industry’s best performance with PIN and APD – 1.25uArms noise and
    3mApp overload
  • RSSI support and i-Temp
  • Small die size of 1.52mm x 1.1mm


  • GN3272 is a low power, high performance PIN ROSA in a TO-46 style
    co-axial package
  • 95mW typical power enables
  • Industry’s best sensitivity and RF stability
  • Operating temperature range -40°C to 90°C

About Semtech’s Optical Products

Semtech’s optical networking product platforms 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,

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms 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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Ronda Grech
Semtech Corporation
(805) 250-1263

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