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Kreatel Selects IDT Timing Solutions for Advanced Codec-Enabled Set-Top Box

Single-Chip, Programmable Clock Device Provides Flexibility Needed for IPTV Applications

Santa Clara, Calif., May 25, 2005IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ:  IDTI) today announced that Kreatel Communications AB has chosen the IDT 5V9885 programmable clock generator for its line of Internet protocol (IP) set-top box products offering support for advanced video codecs. 

 

The programmable interface on the IDT 5V9885 programmable clock generator enables Kreatel to optimize the clock requirements of its system through software and without any hardware changes.  It also provides the company an upgrade path for the major components in the system without a redesign of the clock tree.  The spread-spectrum generation feature provides additional insurance that will allow the IP set-top box to pass all EMI compliance tests. 

 

“The IDT 5V9885 programmable clock generator allows us to generate the frequencies needed for our advanced video codec set-top box from a single source, resulting in a very compact design,” said Hans Vind, product manager, Kreatel.  “Additionally, we value the programmable features, which are well aligned with our focus on functionality being software based to increase product flexibility.  For Kreatel, it all comes down to providing operators with an easily controlled solution that enhances the consumer TV viewing experience.  The programmable clock generator from IDT helps us achieve our goal.” 

 

IDT Timing Devices Enable Customers to Realize Value-Added Benefits

The IDT 5V9885 programmable clock generator integrates EEPROM, which allows users to save and restore device configurations at any stage of procurement, manufacturing or deployment.  It supports factory and in-system programming via I2C and JTAG interfaces; it also implements the standard JTAG boundary scan test instructions.  The device integrates such components as three independent phase-locked loops (PLL) with non-integer frequency multiplication capabilities, spread-spectrum generation, independent post dividers, and universal output buffers.  It also offers many unique programmable features, such as programmable output slew rate, programmable loop bandwidth, and redundant switchover modes, that were not previously available from timing devices. 

 

“We are committed to bringing new and innovative products, such as the 5V9885, to market,” said Sean Fan, marketing director for the communications timing solutions at IDT.  “We are delighted that Kreatel has selected IDT as a timing solutions provider.  The incorporation of our timing devices into Kreatel’s system further strengthens our presence in the set-top box and consumer markets.”

 

 About Kreatel Communications

Since entering the market in 2000, Kreatel has established itself as a key player in the IPTV market, with prestigious customers such as TeliaSonera Sweden, Telefónica, Lyse, Viasat, and the Queen Mary 2.  The company delivers an optimized combination of software, set-top boxes, and professional services, proven to satisfy service providers’ need for a stable and future-proof solution. The cornerstone of the Kreatel IP-STB System is the Kreatel TV Application Platform – an open multi-application environment for creation and rollout of profitable TV services.

 

Through established partnerships with leading companies, Kreatel can offer the best complete solution and is the preferred choice among xDSL and fiber operators worldwide. For more information, please visit www.kreatel.com.