Gennum Expands Industry's Broadest 3Gb/s Portfolio with 3G/HD/SD Equalizers

Gennum's 3G/HD/SD Equalizers Improve Signal Integrity for Broadcast Video Infrastructure

BURLINGTON, ON, April 12 /CNW/ - Gennum Corporation (TSX:GND) today announced the addition of two feature-rich 3Gb/s High Definition/Standard Definition (3G/HD/SD) cable equalizers to its industry-leading broadcast solutions portfolio. The GS2993 and GS2994 3G/HD/SD cable equalizers offer video broadcast customers improved performance and lower power consumption through additional innovative functionality, while maintaining signal integrity.

Building on the success of Gennum's previous generation 3Gb/s cable equalizer solutions, the GS2993 and GS2994 integrate new features offering a more flexible interface while maintaining maximum signal integrity. New features included in both products include a wider output DC coupling range, optional intelligent power down/power up to allow the chip to enter power savings mode when not in use and output de-emphasis to drive longer traces between chips. Additionally, the GS2993 integrates independent dual outputs to drive two devices with different input requirements and different trace lengths, and includes a cable length indicator.

"Once again Gennum's products set the standards for high performance, reliable 3Gb/s SDI solutions for video broadcast. With the introduction of the new 3Gb/s HD/SD equalizers, we can offer our customers a high performance solution with the industry's richest feature set for all of their SDI application needs," said Vijay Sharma, Director of Product Marketing, Gennum Corporation. "With the strong market adoption of our previous generation equalizers by Tier 1 customers, we expect rapid market deployment of the GS2993 and GS2994 as customers take advantage of the increased intelligence and functionality of these new products in their next generation routers and switchers."

Both the GS2993 and GS2994 offer full swing (800mV) and half swing (400mV) options to provide equipment designers with a flexible, lower power solution. The GS2993 and GS2994 are anticipated to be available for sampling in April and will be in full production in June.

Gennum's 3Gb/s HD/SD cable equalizers will be demonstrated live in the Gennum booth (No. N5337) at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB), being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 12-15, 2010.

About Gennum Corporation

Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) designs innovative semiconductor solutions and intellectual property (IP) cores for the world's most advanced consumer connectivity, enterprise, video broadcast and data communications products. Leveraging the company's proven optical, analog and mixed-signal products and IP, Gennum enables multimedia and data communications products to send and receive information without compromising the signal integrity. Recognized as an award winner for advances in high definition (HD) broadcasting, Gennum is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, United States, Taiwan, India and the United Kingdom.


For further information: For further information: Keri Fraser, Director of Corporate Communications, Gennum Corporation, Tel: (613) 697-6788, Email:

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