MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
Apr 24, 2017

MACOM's 2nd Generation 12G-SDI Equalizer is Chosen by Cobalt Digital as Solution for the New UHD Multiviewer

LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), today announced that Cobalt Digital, Inc. ("Cobalt Digital") has selected MACOM's MAEQ-23664 2nd Generation 12G-SDI Equalizer for Cobalt Digital's new 9971-MV 4K UHD Hybrid HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI Multiviewer. The new multiviewer with its 4K UHD input and output support is designed to handle the latest generation of SDI standards and will be a strong addition to Cobalt Digital's line of award winning multiviewers.

MACOM's MAEQ-23664 is a 12G-SDI cable equalizer with an integrated reclocker in a 4x4mm 16 pin Land Grid Array (LGA) package. This second generation device, first demonstrated at NAB 2016, supports the longest cable reach in the industry, achieving 100 meters over standard Belden 1694A cable.

"We are pleased to collaborate with MACOM for our next generation multiviewer platform," said Ryan Wallenberg, Vice President of Engineering, Cobalt Digital. "The enhanced performance of their equalizer enables use of our UHD multiviewer in production environments using existing cable infrastructure, which provides broadcasters an ideal solution for the migration to 4K."

"With the longer reaches achieved by our new 12G-SDI equalizer, customers can leverage their existing cable infrastructure," said Gary Shah, Vice President and Business Line Manager, High-Performance Analog, at MACOM. "Working in collaboration, companies like Cobalt Digital and MACOM have made the transition of broadcast to 4K using 12G-SDI a reality."

MACOM will showcase a complete portfolio of cable equalizers, cable drivers, reclockers and crosspoint switches supporting 12G-SDI at NAB, Booth #N2924, April 24th-27th in Las Vegas, NV. To make an appointment, contact your local sales representative. For more information on MACOM's extensive broadcast video portfolio visit:

Cobalt Digital will showcase its latest generation signal processing, routing, and IP transport products at NAB, Booth #N3308, April 24th-27th in Las Vegas, NV. To make an appointment, contact your local sales manager. For more information on Cobalt Digital products visit:


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About Cobalt Digital:

Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based conversion, terminal, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. As a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear video and audio processing card solutions for applications such as closed-caption compliance monitoring, OB production, master control, HD news production, signal transport, audio loudness, and color correction. Cobalt's Blue Box Group™ line of interface converter boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of 12G/3G/HD/SD and IP-based conversion and signal transport tasks. The company's multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote broadcasting environments. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partners, Cobalt Digital products are backed with a five-year warranty. More information is available at


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