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IDT’s New IEEE 1588 Hardware and Software Solution Eases Compliance with Latest Network Synchronization Standards

 Clock Hardware and IEEE 1588 Protocol Stack Software Make Packet-Based Synchronization Easier and Faster to Deploy 

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015— Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced a new hardware and software solution that simplifies IEEE 1588 synchronization of network communications equipment. The 82P339xx-1 products are composed of IEEE 1588-compliant software and IDT Synchronization Management Unit (SMU) chips that deliver a complete telecom network synchronization solution for IEEE 1588 and synchronous Ethernet.

Network synchronization based on IEEE 1588 Telecom Boundary Clocks (T-BC) is a practical and cost-effective alternative to deploying Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antennas at every node in the network.  IEEE 1588 Telecom Boundary Clocks compliant with ITU-T G.8273.2 enable the recovery of accurate frequency and phase/time information over a packet-based network.

The IDT T-BC hardware is deterministic, simpler and more automated than alternative silicon solutions as it requires less external processor intervention. The hardware/software solution includes an IEEE 1588 protocol stack, clock recovery servos for frequency and phase/time, and clock synthesis hardware with physical layer frequency support. 

“Packet-based synchronization has historically been challenging for system designers to implement because it requires a broad range of specialized technology and needs to meet stringent network standards,” said Louise Gaulin, vice president and general manager of IDT’s Network Communications Division. “The 82P339xx-1 products were specifically engineered to be easy to use, flexible and to comply with the latest generation of packet-based synchronization standards.”

 The 82P339xx-1 SMUs automatically filter IEEE 1588 phase/time information and combine it with physical layer frequency information in accordance with ITU-T G.8273.2 to generate accurate, stable and low-jitter clocks. The phase/time and frequency filters are implemented in hardware to ensure deterministic filter bandwidths, eliminating the need for additional software processing.

The 82P339xx-1 product family is designed for a wide range of applications including base stations, access equipment, routers, switches, optical equipment and servers. Standards compliance has been validated and test reports are available with the results.

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Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.


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