IDT Announces Breakthrough Technologies Enabling the Industry’s Lowest Phase Noise VCO and Fractional Output Divider
IDT’s Leading Timing Technology Enables Customers to Solve Phase Noise-related Challenges in High-performance Communication and Networking Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2013 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced two breakthrough technologies enabling the industry’s lowest phase noise voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and fractional output divider. IDT’s latest technologies reinforce the company’s leadership in timing by empowering customers to solve phase noise-related challenges in high-performance communication and networking applications.
IDT’s new VCO technology will be leveraged into next-generation clock generator products, and has been demonstrated to achieve less than 50 femtoseconds (fs) of RMS phase jitter over the wide-band 1 kHz to 61.44 MHz integration range. The extremely low phase noise enables customers to generate the highest-quality reference clocks for use in wireless base-stations, wired networking, and other high-performance communications equipment. High-quality reference clocks improve communication signal quality on transmission and enhance signal recovery on reception, improving data throughput via lowered error rates. Customers can also reduce total system costs by simplifying filters due to reduced noise in the signal path.
In addition, IDT has developed an innovative fractional output divider circuit capable of generating any output frequency independent of the PLL’s operating frequency with less than 0.7 picoseconds (ps) of integrated RMS phase jitter over the standard 12 kHz to 20 MHz integration range. The ultra-low phase noise fractional output divider enables customers to generate multiple independent frequencies from a single PLL for use in noise-sensitive communications applications.
“As the worldwide leader in timing solutions, we’re excited announce these latest advancements is low-noise clocking technology,” said Christian Kermarrec, vice president and general manager of the Timing and Synchronization Division at IDT. “IDT has the innovative technology to solve the most difficult phase noise-related problems facing our customers today, such as in radio card data converter clocks, and optical transport network line-side reference clocks. A sub-50 fs phase jitter VCO and sub-ps phase jitter divider empower our customers to develop higher-performance systems with fewer resources devoted to error correction. We look forward to bringing these products to market over the upcoming months.”
For more information about IDT’s world-class portfolio of timing and communication signal chain products, please visit www.IDT.com.
About IDT Clock and Timing Solutions
With a product portfolio 10 times greater and broader than any other, IDT is the world’s leader in silicon timing and is in a unique position to address the needs of virtually any application. With the industry’s largest market share, IDT is the only one-stop-shop for timing, offering products from full-featured system solutions to simple clock building-block devices. Factory-programmable options and clock solution customization capabilities address unique customer requirements, while the lowest jitter and lowest power features set IDT apart from the competition. Products are accompanied by a world-class support team driven by service and responsiveness goals. IDT has also expanded its portfolio to include frequency control products, such as the XpressO® oscillators from Fox Electronics and an innovative line of MEMS oscillators that are rapidly replacing legacy quartz-based oscillators. For more information about IDT’s leading portfolio of timing products, please visit www.idt.com/go/timing.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, 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, with direct purchase services through IDT Direct™. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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