Semtech’s BlueRiver functionality powers YUAN’s SDVoE technology into its Pro AV converter and video capture card products

Semtech Corp., supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that YUAN High-Tech Development Co., Ltd. (YUAN) has integrated Semtech’s BlueRiver Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) technology into its new Pro AV converter and video capture card products.

YUAN’s new Multi to IP Pro 4K Converter utilizes embedded BlueRiver chipsets and Semtech 12G SDI components to convert multiple video formats. The Multi to IP Pro 4K Converter is one of the first of its kind to convert to SDVoE, and supports video formats up to 4K at 60Hz with the capacity to transport and process uncompressed, low-latency, AV over convenient 10G Ethernet. 

The converter features display port multi-stream transport support, DVI dual link support, multi-standard support (12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI), auto source-format detection, USB interface, and RJ45 output for SDVoE. YUAN’s video capture card, SC710N1-L-SDVoE, relies on BlueRiver technology to manage video input and output and is among the first of its kind to capture 4K60 video data by way of direct SDVoE input. Both new products are compatible and interoperable with other Pro AV products in the SDVoE-based ecosystem.

Semtech’s BlueRiver platform, brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal distribution, 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. 

The BlueRiver platform has been designed from the ground up to cost-effectively address all the requirements of the Pro AV market. It lets manufacturers create complete AV-over-IP product lines at a variety of price points. BlueRiver AV-over-IP chipsets can transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over standard Ethernet, and are the foundation for Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) technology.

BlueRiver NT1000 delivers high-performance switching and distribution of AV content – up to true 4K60. It meets all the requirements of a Pro AV matrix switch or KVM, including the ability to transport HDMI 2.0b signals with HDR, stereo or multichannel audio, and control signals, including IR, RS-232, and USB. 

In addition, standard RTP thumbnail source preview streams can be generated for decoding and display on standard platforms such as PCs and tablets. BlueRiver NT2000 includes all of the functionality of BlueRiver NT1000, but adds the BlueRiver AV Processor. BlueRiver AV Processor provides broadcast-quality image scaling; multi-source video compositing; video wall processing (cropping) with bezel correction; bitmap overlay; and audio down-mixing.

Endpoints created using BlueRiver NT2000 and BlueRiver NT1000 chipsets are fully compatible, and are all controlled via the BlueRiver API. Manufacturers who combine BlueRiver NT1000 and BlueRiver NT2000 are able to offer system designers a broad toolkit to create efficient and cost-effective networks using only the functionality required at each node. Such networks are ideal for deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, retail, houses of worship, government, military, industry and security – wherever the need for uncompromised zero-latency 4K video arises.

“Semtech’s BlueRiver technology offers a unique set of advantages for low latency AV distribution over standard Ethernet,” said Wendy Lin, director of U.S. dales at YUAN. “YUAN has integrated the comprehensive BlueRiver chipset and software API to create new products that, for the first time, can flexibly utilize SDVoE to capture and convert 4K signal content for any use case.”

“The introduction of both a 12G SDI to SDVoE capable converter and an SDVoE capture card are important additions to the ecosystem,” said Don Shaver, vice president of video products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Building a product on BlueRiver technology offers the advantages that come with interoperable technology and shared standards. YUAN’s new products for AV capture and conversion will help facilitate the broader adoption of SDVoE throughout the Pro AV market.”

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