IDT Extends PCI Express® Gen2 Leadership Through New Standards-based Timing Solutions
Timing Solutions Provide Increased Bandwidth and Reliability for Computing and Communications Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2008 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, continues to extend its leadership developing and delivering PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen2 standard-based solutions. Today the company announced optimized PCIe Gen2-based timing solutions designed as companions to the industry leading IDT portfolio of PCIe-based switching solutions.
The IDT PCIe Gen 2 timing portfolio includes both buffers and generators that together provide customers with both cost and design flexibility. The portfolio contains devices configured with 2 – 19 total differential output and input choices including both differential and crystal inputs. Moreover, the devices offer IDT customers further design flexibility through their availability in a wide variety of packaging options. The solutions provide root-mean-square (rms) phase jitter performance as low as 2 pico seconds – providing a significant performance margin improvement to the PCIe Gen2 specification.
“IDT works very closely with our customers to offer them the optimized PCI Express timing solutions that they need without compromising their power budget or timing margins,” said Eric Leung, vice president and general manager of the IDT PC Clock division. “As with our PCIe switches, we are committed to providing customers with timing solutions that are easy to use and solve their real application problems.”
Features and Benefits
The IDT 9FG104Dgenerator can be driven with either a 14.318MHz or 25 MHz crystal to provide four (4) PCIe Gen2 reference clocks. Additionally, an eight (8) output version (9FG108D) is available for larger applications such as servers. Both devices are not only Gen2 compliant, but are backward compatible to the PCIe Gen1 specification. For added flexibility, both devices are completely configurable through hardware pins or through an SMBus interface and offer both spread-spectrum and non spread-spectrum options. For additional information on the devices, visit www.IDT.com/go/IDTPCIe.
Packaging and Availability
The IDT 9FG104D is currently available in 28-pin SSOP or TSSOP packaging options. The IDT 9FG108D is currently available in 48-pin SSOP or TSSOP packaging options. Both devices are also available in the -40°C to 85°C industrial temperature ranges. The industrial temperature range IDT 9FG104DGILF in a 28-pin TSSOP is priced at $1.84 in quantities of 10,000 units. The equivalent 8 output device (9FG108DGILF) in a 48-pin TSSOP is priced at $2.00 in quantities of 10,000 units.
About IDT PCI Express Offerings
IDT is the leading provider of PCIe solutions. IDT provides the broadest family of PCIe timing solutions, along with the most comprehensive range of low-power switching solutions targeting server, storage, and communication applications. Leading the transition to PCIe Gen2, IDT currently has six PCIe Gen2 switching solutions shipping in volume. IDT is an active member of the PCIe special interest group and has strategic product plans based on the standard. For additional information on all IDT PCIe solutions, visit www.IDT.com/go/IDTPCIe.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is available at www.IDT.com.
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