MACOM's 12G Crosspoint Enables Routing Switcher for 4K and 8K Video

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. has announced that FOR-A has selected their M21605G-12 160×160 port 12.8G crosspoint for FOR-A´s new MFR-4000 routing switcher, the company said.

FOR-A´s system utilizes MACOM´s crosspoint to enable single cable transfer of 4K video over 12G-SDI without complex cabling and utilizing fewer channels than traditional 3G-SDI systems.

MACOM´s 160×160 M21605G-12 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.

MACOM´s 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.

MACOM is a new breed of analog semiconductor company — one that delivers a unique combination of high growth, diversification and high profitability. We are enabling a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society´s insatiable demand for information.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of Broadcast and Production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies including: HD, 4K and IP Products.

FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: Video Switchers, Routing Switchers, Multi Viewers, Full 4K High-Speed Cameras, IP Encoders/Decoders, Multi-Channel Signal Processors, 8K/4K/HD Test Signal Generators, Color Correctors, Frame Synchronizers, File-Based Products, Character Generators, Video Servers and much more.