Mindspeed Collaborates With Avago to Demonstrate Multi-Link UHD-SDI Solution for 8K UHDTV Broadcast Video Systems

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSPD) and Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO) 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 MicroPODTM 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 MicroPODTM and MiniPODTM optical modules are in volume production now.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (Nasdaq:MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. On November 5, 2013, Mindspeed announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTSI), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products.

To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com. Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago products serve three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, and industrial and other. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. For more information, visit Avago's website: www.avagotech.com.

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CONTACT: Kevin Trosian VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations +1 949-579-3111 investor.relations@mindspeed.com Tim Bresien Senior Manager, Marketing Communications +1 949-579-3103 public.relations@mindspeed.com

Source:Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.