MACOM expands digital crosspoint offering

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. has launched a new family of high-performance, asynchronous, fully non-blocking crosspoint switches to support 4K and 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV), the company said.

As video content evolves beyond high definition, MACOM´s family of crosspoints support the bandwidth required to transport these higher resolutions.

MACOM´s new MAXP-23008, MAXP-23012 and MAXP-23016 support switch matrix densities of 8×8, 12×12 and 16×16, respectively. The devices operate up to 12.5Gbps, thereby enabling switching and routing of numerous high resolution video formats, including UHDTV uncompressed serial digital interface (SDI) data rates of 11.88Gbps, High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) 2.1 lane speeds of 12.0Gbps and DisplayPort 1.4 lane rates of 8.1Gbps.

This new family of crosspoint switches further rounds out MACOM´s extensive portfolio for the most complete offering of 12.5Gbps crosspoints in the industry.

MACOM´s crosspoint switches include advanced signal conditioning capabilities which allow the devices to compensate for signal losses over extended board traces. The output drivers have adjustable output swing and programmable levels of de-emphasis which allow the user to fully optimize their link for optimum performance. Additionally, MACOM´s new crosspoint switches are designed to handle the stress of pathologoical video patterns encountered in SDI video applications.

MACOM is a new breed of analog semiconductor company — one that delivers a unique combination of high growth, diversification and high profitability. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.