Mindspeed and Avago Partner to Demonstrate 8K 120fps High Bandwidth Link for UHDTV

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. and Avago Technologies today announced a collaborative demonstration of a 12-channel UHD-SDI (Ultra High Definition Serial Digital Interface) solution targeting 8K UHDTV broadcast video applications.

The interface supports real time, uncompressed 8K video running at 120 fps (frames per second) over a 100m optical fiber cable and will be showcased for invited delegates at the APA Hotel & Resort during the week of the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE), November 13-15, 2013 in Tokyo.

With rapid technological advances in high-resolution video formats, a new ecosystem of next-generation professional broadcast equipment will be connected using high-throughput, low-latency links, which are optimized for the transport of video. Mindspeed has developed a suite of physical layer SDI components and switching solutions to address this need. The 8K 120fps UHDTV demonstration is achieved using Mindspeed®'s M31517 multi-port reclocker and M21024 24x24 11.88Gb/s crosspoint switch and Avago's MicroPOD™ 120G transmitter and receiver modules as well as 100m optical fiber cable.

"Mindspeed is pleased to demonstrate this high bandwidth link for UHDTV. As a fundamental ecosystem building block, we expect our physical layer solutions to enable a smooth transition to higher resolutions of 4K and 8K," said Hasnain Bajwa, senior vice president and general manager, high-performance analog (HPA), at Mindspeed. "We are excited to enable the design and deployment of next generation professional video equipment."

"Avago is pleased to take part in this demonstration leveraging our proven high-bandwidth, low power MicroPOD optical modules. As video bandwidth requirements increase, we expect optical links to play an increasingly important role in the broadcast studio," said Sharon Hall, segment marketing manager for Fiber Optics Product Division at Avago Technologies. "The MicroPOD is an ideal low-power, small form factor device which can be leveraged across many bandwidth-intensive applications including UHDTV."


Mindspeed's M21024 and M31517 devices are available now. Avago's MicroPOD™ and MiniPOD™ optical modules are in volume production now.

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