IDT Introduces Ultra Low Power Timing Solutions for Applications Requiring Stand-Alone Real-Time Clocks
Devices to Extend Company’s Leadership in Timing Solutions Targeting Consumer, Medical and Telecom Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 27, 2008 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced a family of real-time clock devices designed for use in consumer applications, such as set-top boxes, GPS devices, energy meters and MP3 players. In addition, the devices are well suited for use in the computing, medical and telecom markets.
The IDT real-time clocks are perfect for use in any application that requires a stand-alone real-time clock. The devices also build upon the IDT history as a timing leader, providing high accuracy for all applications and follow the IDT product trend for ultra-low power, which make them perfect for mobile applications.
“IDT is leveraging its strength as a timing leader and expanding into the world of real-time clocks. We customize our real-time clocks to fit the diverse needs of our customers, thereby providing them with improved performance and faster time-to-market,” said Ram Iyer, vice president and general manager of the IDT Microclock division. “Whether it’s for your notebook or for a portable navigation system, customers can rely on the performance and accuracy of the IDT real-time clocks.”
Features and Benefits
The IDT real-time clocks are low-power clock/date devices with two programmable time-of-day alarms and a programmable square-wave output for applications requiring calendaring and time functionality. Address and data are transferred serially through an I2C bus. The devices have built-in power-sense circuits that detect power failures and automatically switch to the backup supply, maintaining time, date and alarm operation. The product family includes devices that offer extra 56 bytes of non-volatile SRAM.
The devices provide seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month and year information. The date at the end of the month is automatically adjusted for months with fewer than 31 days, including corrections for leap year. The clock operates in either the 24-hour or 12-hour format with an AM/PM indicator.
Pricing and Availability
The IDT family of real-time clock devices is currently shipping in production and offers packaging options that include an 8-pin mini small outline package (MSOP), an 8-pin small-outline integrated circuit (SOIC) or a 16-pin SOIC (surface-mount package with an integrated crystal). The IDT real-time clocks (1337, 1338 and 1339) range in price from $0.90 to $2.10 for 10,000 units. For additional information on the devices, visit www.idt.com/go/RTC.
About IDT Timing Solutions
IDT is a leading provider of timing solutions for communication, storage, industrial and digital consumer applications. The IDT portfolio of silicon timing devices offers differentiated solution elements, such as programmable platform, precision technology, advanced I/O and stratum-compliant synchronization. Specific families include devices for clock generation, programmable skew, zero delay and non-Phase Locked Loop (PLL)-based clock fanout. For additional information on IDT timing solutions, visit www.idt.com/go/RTC.
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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