IDT Introduces Timing Commander™ Software Platform for Simple Configuration of Complex Clocking Solutions
IDT’s Innovative Support Tools Expedite Development Cycles by Empowering Customers to Program Sophisticated Timing Devices with an Intuitive and Flexible Graphical User Interface
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 8, 2013 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the introduction of Timing Commander, an innovative software platform enabling system design engineers to configure, program, and monitor sophisticated timing devices with an intuitive and flexible graphical user interface (GUI). The new support tool empowers customers to expedite development cycles and optimize the configuration of IDT’s industry-leading clocking solutions.
IDT’s Timing Commander is a Windows™-based platform designed to serve user-friendly configuration interfaces, known as personalities, for various IDT products and product families. With a few simple clicks, the user is presented with a comprehensive, interactive block diagram offering the ability to modify desired input values, output values, and other configuration settings. The software automatically makes calculations, reports status monitors, and prepares register settings without the need to reference a datasheet. The tool also automatically loads the configuration settings over USB to an IDT evaluation board for immediate application in the circuit. Once the device has been configured and tuned for optimal system performance, the configuration file can be saved for factory-level programming prior to shipment.
“As the leader in timing solutions and world-class timing support, IDT provides its customers the most complete, flexible, and easy-to-use development tools in the industry,” said Christian Kermarrec, vice president and general manager of the Timing and Synchronization Division at IDT. “IDT is the only ‘one-stop-shop’ for timing, offering products from simple clock building-block devices to full-featured customized system solutions. As the circuitry within these devices becomes more complex and powerful, intuitive support tools and processes are necessary to simplify system development. Timing Commander is a perfect example of this type of tool, allowing our customers to focus efforts on other areas in their design rather than the tedious configuration of its individual devices.”
The Timing Commander software allows users to zoom in and out of a device’s block diagram, and to click on various blocks to learn more about their functions and toggle key parameters. Hovering over input fields provides detailed information about the field without the need to reference the datasheet, while a fractional input syntax avoids issues with infinite decimals. Additional functionality includes the ability to protect input fields once they’ve been set, and directly view and modify register settings individually or collectively as desired for ultimate flexibility. Device-dependent advanced features include the ability to generate phase noise plots, generate the schematic symbol and termination circuit, and calculate estimated power consumption.
IDT’s Timing Commander and related product personality files may be downloaded online at www.idt.com/go/TimingCommander. Once downloaded, the software can function offline without an internet connection, making it ideal for lab environments where network connectivity may be restricted. For more information about IDT’s industry-leading portfolio of clocks and timing solutions, visit www.idt.com/go/clocks.
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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