The Eight IDT PCIe Switches Passed Specification 1.1 Compliance Testing, Assure Interoperability
SAN JOSE, Calif., – June 4, 2007 – IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced that its low power PCI Express® (PCIe®) switches – optimized specifically for I/O connectivity applications – have been named to the PCI Special Interest Group (SIG) PCI Express Integrators List. The eight devices have passed PCIe specification 1.1 compliance testing and represent the broadest set of PCIe switching solutions to meet this rigorous specification to formally assure interoperability between different devices from different suppliers.
“The PCI-SIG Integrators List includes all products that have successfully completed the rigorous testing procedures of the Compliance Workshop – a vital requirement for many customers and a critical milestone for suppliers,” said Mario Montana, vice president and general manager of the IDT Serial Switching Division. “We are pleased to offer our customers the industry’s most comprehensive family of low-power, high performance I/O connectivity solutions to meet revision 1.1 compliance testing.”
The IDT family of switches was designed to meet the I/O connectivity needs of second and third generation PCIe-based server designs, offering the most competitive combination of power, performance per watt and package size. These characteristics are also essential to emerging applications in the communications, embedded and consumer markets, where PCI Express adoption is rapidly increasing. The I/O connectivity devices deploy the industry’s broadest range of lane/port configurations, providing customers with the greatest flexibility in their choice of system architecture. They deliver a bandwidth ranging from 24 gigabytes per second (GBps) for the 48-lane/12-port switch to 4 GBps for the 8-lane/5-port switch. They achieve this maximum throughput via their support of large payloads of up to 2048-bytes, and support of significantly more flow control credits than have been common in previous generations of switches.
About IDT PCI Express Offerings
IDT currently provides 19 PCIe-based switches – the broadest and most comprehensive single-vendor PCIe switch offering available today. In addition to the low power I/O interconnect switches, IDT provides switches optimized for system interconnect, including the industry’s first 64-lane and 16-port device, and the industry’s first PCI Express Gen2 switches. IDT is also the leading PCI Express timing solutions provider, and offers the industry’s first PCI Express-compliant jitter attenuatoroptimized for use with Xilinx Virtex-4 RocketIO transceivers. IDT is an active member of the PCI Express special interest group (SIG), and has strategic product plans based upon the standard.
The IDT I/O connectivity devices named to the PCI-SIG PCI Express Integrators List include: 89PES8T5, 89PES12N3A, 89PES16T4, 89PES16T7, 89PES24N3A, 89PES24T6, 89PES32T8 and 89PES48T12. All devices are currently available in production quantities. For additional information on these devices, including pricing, as well as information on the entire IDT portfolio of PCI Express switches, visit www.IDT.com/go/pciexpress.
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 accessible at www.IDT.com.
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