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***Embrionix simplifies 4K video interface at IBC2013 - 2013-09-04

Laval, Quebec ( September 4, 2013) — Embrionix, manufacturer of the emSFP is proud to announced the creation of 2 new product lines (4K SFP) to support the 4K (6Gbs UHD-SDI) interface. The new line of modules will enable the use of OEM designs utilizing SFP cages, to reach higher bandwidth more efficiently and achieve the best interoperability for the new 4K. 

“4K (UHD-SDI) transport is most commonly done by combining multiple HD or 3G signals, for example 4 x 3G-SDI. Embrionix proposes a new approach based on our emSFP dual link 6G-SDI modules and keep the compatibility with all the older standards without any redesign. This will minimize the number of cables, and double bandwidth capacity per wavelength”, said Sarkis Abrahamian, VP business development at Embrionix. “The higher bandwidth required to transport 4K, and soon 8K, push the total bit rates to 11.88Gbps and 23.76Gbps respectively. Coaxial connectivity will limit performance and distance at these data rates, meaning a clear path for full fiber connectivity” Sarkis added. 

With the steady increase of bandwidth requirements in production, media, and telecom industries, fiber will continue to be the transport medium of choice for higher data rate signals and services. Based on customer and industry requirements, emSFP modules can be simply switched for a different interface or application.

The EB59xx 6Gbs coaxial series includes transceiver, dual receiver, and dual transmitter configurations.  The EB85xx 6Gbs optical series includes transceiver, dual receiver and dual transmitter configurations.

Embrionix will be used in more than 30 booths at IBC this year, demonstrating the flexibility and possibilities around our SFP modules and the 2 new lines will be shown in booth 10.F30.
Please visit our website at to download the 4K SFP datasheets, and other important SFP information.

About Embrionix

Embrionix provides a new approach in the product interface market for broadcast manufacturers. Embrionix designs and builds innovative, advanced SMPTE VIDEO SFPs to close the gap between fiber optic deployments, coaxial deployments, composite video and emerging technology deployments, such as HDMI,  4K, 8K, Ethernet, etc... By leveraging its core competencies in video broadcast, the company provides SFP modules (emSFP) with the highest level of flexibility to major broadcasters in the industry.  The company is based in Laval, Canada, and has global design, research and development, and sales offices located in Canada, California, United Kingdom and Japan. For more information on pricing and availability, please visit or contact us at