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Semtech Announces New Features for BlueRiver™ Platform

May 1, 2019

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2019--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced immediate availability of an updated feature set for its BlueRiver™ AV-over-IP chipset. The new firmware allows manufacturers of BlueRiver-based AV transmitters and receivers to remain at the forefront of the migration from traditional matrix switching to networked distribution solutions in Pro AV applications.

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BlueRiver Firmware Updates (Graphic: Business Wire)

“BlueRiver technology has forever changed the dynamics of the Pro AV industry since OEMs are now able to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with Ethernet networks that dramatically deliver better price, performance, flexibility, and scalability,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “In this latest release of BlueRiver firmware, we are delivering further enhancements so our customers can continue to meet the 4K signal distribution requirements across the full range of market segments from residential and enterprise to rental and staging to command and control.”

New BlueRiver capabilities enabled in firmware release 4.0 include:

  • Thumbnail Source Preview Streams: Thumbnail streams are now available from both NT1000 and NT2000 TX devices. The new thumbnail stream allows control software to implement a source preview function that is enabled and started through the BlueRiver API as either a unicast or multicast stream. The stream is a standard RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) stream and contains a low resolution (320x180) YCbCr 4:2:2 uncompressed copy of the video source with controllable frame rate between 0.5 fps and the original source frame rate.
  • Bitmap Overlay: Two color bitmap overlay function with transparency control is now available for NT2000 RX and TX devices. A monochromatic bitmap with defined foreground and background colors and transparency value for each can now be sent to either NT2000 RX or TX device via a BlueRiver API command. Maximum bitmap size is 64K pixels. For larger overlay, bitmaps can be enlarged using 2x or 4x pixel replication.
  • Dolby Vision Support: Dolby Vision Meta data is now transported between a Dolby Vision source to a subscribed RX that is connected to a Dolby Vision capable display.
  • NBaseT Support (AQLX107): This release enables NBaseT support for the Aquantia AQLX107 integrated network PHY. The network PHY can now be configured to work on networks operating at 2.5G or 5G speeds in addition to current 10G. The default network speed is initially configured through Production Assistant and afterwards the speed can be changed/re-configured through the API.

About Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Platform

Semtech’s BlueRiver™ platform, brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal distribution, forever changing the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by allowing installers and OEMs to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. The BlueRiver platform delivers a single programmable system on chip (SoC), which can be used to replace traditional AV/KVM extenders, matrix switchers, video wall controllers and windowing processors with a simple network of transmitters, receivers and off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. BlueRiver chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE technology offering zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit www.semtech.com/products/professional-av/blueriver.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words “designed to” or other similar words or expressions, that describe Semtech Corporation’s or its management’s future plans, objectives or goals are “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of Semtech Corporation to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in Semtech Corporation’s annual and quarterly reports, and in other documents or reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( www.sec.gov ) including, without limitation, information under the captions “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors.” Semtech Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Semtech and the Semtech logo are registered trademarks or service marks, and BlueRiver is a trademark or service mark, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.

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CONTACT: Ronda Grech

Semtech Corporation

(805) 480-2004

rgrech@semtech.com

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