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National Semiconductor to Showcase High-Performance Video Products for Professional and Broadcast Video at IBC 2008

Aug 26, 2008

What: National demonstrates its high-performance video solutions at IBC
Where: Hall 11, Booth # F79 at the RAI Center, Amsterdam
When: September 12-16, 2008

August 26, 2008 – National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) will showcase its latest industry-leading video products for the professional and broadcast markets at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), September 12-16, at the RAI Center in Amsterdam. The company will conduct live demonstrations of its high-performance, low-power video solutions, including a demonstration of the industry’s first triple-rate serial digital interface (SDI) dual-channel SerDes transceiver in a real-world broadcast studio environment, a demonstration to showcase National’s superior signal integrity in video routers, a complete video timing reference design for triple-rate (3G/HD/SD) SDI applications using FPGAs, and high-definition (HD) 1080i routing and transmission over CAT5 cable.

National Broadcast Video Demonstrations — Booth # F79

  • SDI Dual-Channel SerDes Transceiver: Demonstration of the industry’s first triple-rate SDI dual channel SerDes transceiver, together with low-cost Xilinx and Altera FPGAs. The demonstration showcases the industry-leading jitter performance of National’s expanding SDI SerDes family by integrating several different platforms to replicate a real-world broadcast studio environment.
  • 3G-SDI 32 Error-Free Loops: Demonstration mimicking a video router showcasing the cleanest triple-rate SDI signal integrity by looping error-free through 32 channels of 3G-SDI equalizers, reclockers and cable drivers using a stressful matrix pathological signal with 0.5 units interval (UI) of injected jitter. A single 27 MHz reference crystal is shared among 32 reclockers. This demonstration features National’s LMH0344 SDI adaptive equalizer, LMH0356 SDI reclocker and LMH0303 SDI driver with cable detection.
  • Video Clock Reference Design Module: Demonstration of National’s new video clock reference design module enhancing the jitter performance of Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT FPGAs (to meet stringent SMPTE specifications) in a complete video timing reference design for triple-rate (3G/HD/SD) SDI applications. This demonstration features Nationals LMH1982 multi-rate video clock generator with genlock and the LMH1981 sync separator.
  • HD 1080i Routing and Transmission over CAT5: Demonstration of analog HD 1080i routing and transmission over low-cost CAT5 cable. This demonstration features National’s LMH6581 8 x 4 video crosspoint and PowerWise® LMH6733 1 GHz triple video op amps, which are configured to drive and receive component video over various CAT5 cable lengths.

Solutions Supporting Video Systems
National’s high-performance analog and mixed-signal technology can help video engineers differentiate their products. National provides the key functions every system engineer requires, including operational amplifiers, power management, data conversion, interface, clocking, serial digital video products, audio subsystems, display ICs and networking products. For more information on National’s SDI broadcast video products, visit www.national.com/sdi

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor creates energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Its PowerWise® products enable systems that consume less power, extend battery life, and generate less heat. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.89 billion for fiscal 2008 which ended May 25, 2008. Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com.