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IDT Introduces Industry’s First Jitter Attenuator with 250 MHz Reference Clock for PCI Express Applications

Leading Supplier of Silicon-based Timing Solutions Collaborates with Xilinx to Develop Innovative Component Delivering 2.5 Gbps Throughput for PCI Express Systems using Virtex-4 FPGAs

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 18, 2006IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ:  IDTI), a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today announced the introduction of a jitter attenuator (ICS874003AG-02) optimized for the Xilinx Virtex™-4 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).  Designed to support PCI Express® (PCIe®), this component is the industry’s first timing device capable of attenuating or “cleaning” the jitter from a 100 MHz PCIe input clock, while translating it to a 250 MHz LVDS output.  Removing the jitter from the signal enables original equipment manufacturers using the Virtex-4 RocketIO™ transceivers to achieve 2.5 Gbps throughput — a critical specification for PCIe communications applications.  This device is based on the industry-leading IDT FemtoClock™ technology, designed to cost-effectively generate reference clocks with extremely low, sub-1 picosecond RMS phase-noise to meet the stringent jitter requirements of PCIe-based communication applications.    

 

IDT has a strong heritage in working closely with our customers to provide them with timing devices optimized for their advanced communications equipment, and this new product builds upon that proven track-record,” said Fred Zust, vice president and general manager for the IDT NetCom clock division. “Our strength in this area, coupled with our ongoing commitment to standards-based technologies, such as PCI Express, gives us the technical foundation and relevant applications expertise to develop a truly unique, silicon-based timing solution that meets the growing needs of our customers and the broader market. We are pleased to be leading the market with this innovative technology and look forward to supporting Xilinx in its efforts to meet the stringent performance requirements associated with PCI Express applications for the communications market.”

 

“As an industry-leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, we are committed to delivering a premier family of devices that help customers achieve higher performance, lower power consumption, superior signal integrity, and faster time to market,” said Chuck Tralka, director of product marketing for the Advanced Products Division at Xilinx. “Collaborating withleading timing solution companies, such as IDT, to develop complementary components offering superior features and functions enables us to deliver complete solutions that comply with the rigorous specifications associated with PCI Express applications.”

 

Pricing and Availability

The IDT PCI Express jitter attenuator is available in both a standard as well as RoHS-compliant 20-pin TSSOP package.  The product is currently sampling and is priced at $4.60 in 10,000 unit quantities.  An evaluation board is also available to aid the verification process.  For additional product information on the IDT jitter attenuator, visit www.IDT.com.

 

Product name

Part # ordering code

Key technical specifications

Package type

Date production available

Price/Qty at 10k units

PCI Express Jitter Attenuator

ICS874003AG-02

100 MHz differential input, 250 MHz LVDS outputs

20-pin TSSOP

Q3CY06

$4.60

PCI Express Jitter Attenuator

ICS874003AG-02LF

100 MHz differential input, 250 MHz LVDS outputs

Lead-Free 20-pin TSSOP

Q3CY06

$4.60

         

 

About IDT

IDT is a world leader in developing and delivering vital semiconductor solutions that enable customers to accelerate innovation.  IDT solutions help customers solve complex system design challenges associated with the evolving requirements of communications, computing and consumer applications.  By leveraging its system knowledge and extensive blend of technologies, IDT is able to deliver essential solutions, including timing products, network search engines, flow-control management ICs and products for standards-based serial switching. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world.  IDT stockis tradedon theNASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.”  Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.

 

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