IDT Strengthens Clock Management Portfolio with its New Family of Zero Delay Buffers and Programmable Skew Devices

12/10/2002 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, strengthened its clock management portfolio with the introduction of its TeraClockTM family of zero delay buffers and programmable skew devices. The devices provide the industry’s broadest range of translation capabilities between I/O standards with five user-configurable single-ended or differential signal variants at the input and four signal variants at the output, as well as pin-to-pin compatibility for ease of migration between the zero delay buffer and programmable skew devices. In addition to offering significantly more combinations on input and outputs than alternative solutions, the IDT TeraClock devices also address design challenges by supporting the high-speed I/O standards required in next-generation communications applications, such as network routers, wireless 3G base stations and storage area networks (SANs).

The IDT TeraClock devices offer several features that make them ideal for use in high-end communications applications. As the requirements for these applications demand high-integrity data transfers, the need for accurate clock signals becomes paramount. The IDT TeraClock devices provide reliable signals through its phase-locked loop capabilities, and capitalize on its redundant clock and hitless switchover feature to maintain and ensure overall system integrity and reliability in the event of a disruption in the system’s main clock signal. Additionally, the IDT TeraClock family uniquely offers zero delay buffers and programmable skew devices that are pin-to-pin compatible, allowing designers the flexibility to easily migrate between the two devices to optimize for cost and performance.

“The introduction of the IDT TeraClock family demonstrates our commitment to provide devices with high precision and unmatched performance characteristics, including unprecedented I/O translation capabilities needed for support of the high speed I/O protocols used in the communications market,” said Sergis Mushell, strategic marketing manager for the IDT timing and logic product division. “The TeraClock zero delay buffers and programmable skew devices broaden our already-expansive clock management portfolio and further our ability to provide a complete clock tree solution to designers of next-generation communications equipment.”

The new IDT TeraClock devices operate at frequencies up to 250 MHz, making them ideal in high-speed applications, while offering 50ps cycle-to-cycle jitter and 100ps output to output skew. The IDT TeraClock products are available in single-ended 2.5-volt TTL, 1.8-volt LVTTL; differential 2.5-volt LVTTL, 1.8-volt LVTTL, HSTL, eHSTL and LVPECL; and pseudo-differential 2.5-volt TTL, 1.8-volt TTL, HSTL, eHSTL and LVPECL input signals, and HSTL, eHSTL or 1.8-volt/2.5-volt LVTTL outputs in various combinations. In addition to the noted input signals, the IDT programmable skew TeraClock devices also include programmable skew output signals.

Pricing and Availability
The IDT TeraClock zero delay buffer devices are sampling now with production starting in Q1CY03. The IDT TeraClock programmable skew devices will sample in January 2003 with production quantities available at the end of Q1CY03.

About IDT
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including network search engines, classification and content inspection processors and integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the Company employs approximately 3,300 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” The Company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, as well as the Nasdaq-100 Index® (NDX), which includes the largest non-financial companies on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at or on CD-ROM by calling (800) 345-7015. The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

IDT is a trademark and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. TeraClock is a trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

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