IDT Devices Help Cut Register Power Consumption by up to 50 Percent
July 21, 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2008 – IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, extends its leadership in Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) memory interface devices today by announcing the industry’s first registered clock driver capable of standard and low-voltage operation for high-performance servers and workstations. The IDT DDR3 register is designed to help save power and reduce cooling costs in server farms and data centers. The register utilizes a new lower-power architecture that, when coupled with a low-voltage supply, can reduce the register power consumption by nearly 50 percent versus standard voltage registers.
“Power consumption is key concern across the computing industry, and Micron is pleased that IDT is taking active steps to lower both the power and voltage of DDR3 registers” said Rahul Advani, director of enterprise marketing for Micron. “We are actively involved in reducing data center server memory power consumption, having recently extended our Aspen Memory™ product line to include DDR3-based modules. Leading the industry in energy-efficient memory designs, our DDR3-based modules operate at 1.35 volts and use 21 percent less power in comparison to standard 1.5 volt DDR3 memory modules.”
The IDT SSTE32882HL device is aJoint Electron Device Engineering Council(JEDEC)-compliant integrated register and phase-locked loop (PLL) for DDR3 registered dual in-line memory modules (RDIMMs). The device supports the industry’s widest range of operating clock speeds, from DDR3-800 to DDR3-1600, across standard and low-voltage conditions, and surpasses key requirements for clock dynamic offset, jitter and setup time.Moreover, the device includes expanded built-in test and debug capabilities to facilitate design, test and debug of new RDIMM module designs.
“The power savings afforded to our customers by the IDT low-voltage DDR3 registers translate into thousands of dollars in savings over the lifetime of a typical server farm,” said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of the Memory Interface Division at IDT. “Furthermore, IDT enables our customers to realize this incredible power reduction without sacrificing performance or operating speed.”
Pricing and Availability
The IDT SSTE32882HL register is currently sampling to qualified customers. The device is available in a 176-ball BGA package that is RoHS compliant. For additional information on the devices, visit www.idt.com/go/DDR3.
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