With its 260Gbps capacity, the device, which expands Vitesse’s lineup of crosspoint sizes and speeds is suitable for broadcast video equipment requiring high density, low power system designs.

The company claimed that the device’s energy consumptions are as low as 95MW per channel in 3.2Gbit mode. In this design, only those channels with active signals dissipate power.

The VSC3340 helps professional broadcast routers/switchers and HDMI switching through its support of HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, and SMPTE protocols.

As the broadcast video industry migrates to higher bandwidth protocols and 3Gbps high definition (3G-SDI) feeds, networks and studio equipment must manage up to thousands of live links while maintaining signal integrity and system performance.

Integrated with Vitesse’s FlexEQ adaptive equalization technology, the VSC3340 helps in countering signal degradation over various transmission media types and lengths.

With its programmable input signal equalization and output pre-emphasis, the device can be optimized for a variety of cable, printed circuit board, or backplane lengths and signal conditions. The switch is programmable with a standard two-wire or four-wire interface.

System designers can now use the VSC3340 to reduce overall power dissipation while improving signal integrity and gaining more performance margin, the company added.

The VSC3340 demonstrates Vitesse’s commitment to green operation, through multiple low-power modes and per-lane power-down to further reduce power consumption.

Juan Garza, product marketing manager of Vitesse, said: “Before the VSC3340, broadcast system designers were forced to make tradeoffs between high performance and low power. Our new device brings together these two previously incompatible worlds.”