Clock ICs and Timing Solutions
IDT is the world’s No. 1 provider of silicon timing devices (clock ICs) and offers the industry’s broadest product portfolio for networking and communications, consumer, and computing applications. With a product portfolio 10 times greater than any other supplier, IDT 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 solutions, 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. IDT’s industry-leading portfolio of timing devices includes RF and WAN PLLs, VCXO/VCSO, synthesizers, buffers, frequency translators and crystal oscillator replacements such as MEMS oscillators.
About Clock ICs and Timing Solutions
A “clock IC” is a broad term used to describe integrated circuits that generate, condition, manipulate, distribute, or control a timing signal in an electronic system. At its most basic level, a timing signal oscillates between an electrical high and a low state and is utilized like a metronome to coordinate the actions of circuits. When applied to today’s most advanced technologies, clocking products must be able to generate accurate clock pulses, and continuously and reliably distribute that signal for use by various devices within the system. When operating at such high speeds, system design and environmental factors make it especially challenging to maintain signal quality, often resulting in higher bit error rates (BER) and degraded system performance. Fortunately, IDT offers a wide range of timing devices to meet the stringent system requirements of virtually any application. Specific families of clock ICs include: clock distribution, clock generation (single-ended and differential clock), PC notebook-server clocks, programmable skew, zero delay, non-PLL based clock fanout, synchronous jitter attenuation and frequency translation.