CAMARILLO, Calif., June 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that John Hudson, Director of Strategic Technology for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group, will present a detailed progress report of UHD-SDI international standardization activities and provide insight into the UHDTV technologies being deployed around the world at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) Toronto Section’s two-day technical seminar "Boot Camp VII — Pixels and Packets: Exploring UHD, HDR and Live IP" on June 21-22 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University in Toronto.
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Boot Camp VII will feature a broad cross section of industry experts who will provide an in-depth analysis on a wide range of technologies including next generation UHDTV infrastructures.
“This seminar is intended to provide SMPTE members with a deeper understanding of the challenges associated with the implementation of next generation infrastructures and technologies,” said Paul Briscoe, Toronto Section past chair and Boot Camp VII Chair. “John Hudson’s extensive participation with SDI standardization gives him unique and valuable insight into the roadmap and future of this technology. With the increasing demand for UHDTV content within the marketplace, this type of knowledge is invaluable.”
Semtech is an industry leader in high-speed signal integrity solutions for both the broadcast (UHD-SDI) and data communications (10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE) markets and is actively involved in international standardization of next generation interface technologies with both SMPTE and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
“The rollout of UHDTV by the broadcast industry continues at a rapid pace. Semtech is pleased to be part of this SMPTE Toronto Section Boot Camp and the sharing of knowledge of next generation UHDTV infrastructure solutions,” said Hudson. “Semtech’s comprehensive portfolio of high-speed signal integrity products, including an integrated gearbox solution that enables seamless conversion between UHD-SDI interface formats, will enable the adoption of next generation UHDTV infrastructures.”
Semtech’s UHD-SDI products feature ultra-low power consumption and provide industry-leading performance at up to 12Gbps rates. UHD-SDI is ideal for UHDTV infrastructures that include routers, cameras, monitors, switchers and more. It offers pristine image quality, is backwards compatible with existing SDI systems and is standardized by both SMPTE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), simplifying UHDTV infrastructure upgrades and reducing risk for broadcasters.
About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®)
Winner of an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) is a global leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem. A professional membership association that is internationally recognized and accredited, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. For a century, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.
More than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections worldwide, sustain the Society. Through the Society's partnership with HPA®, this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide the expertise, support, tools, and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television programs, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.
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