IDT Introduces the Industry's First Family of Zero Delay Buffers Capable of Mixed-voltage Configuration

6/25/2002 - IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, introduced the industry's first family of zero delay buffers capable of user-selectable 2.5- and 3.3-volt outputs, allowing designers increased flexibility to integrate multiple voltage inputs on a single board. IDT's 2528 zero delay buffers offer ten outputs, up to seven of which may be configured for 2.5- or 3.3-volt LVTTL, making them ideal for current systems that require multiple clock sources to enable communication between devices of differing voltages. This family of high-performance, low-skew, low-jitter phase-lock loop (PLL) clock drivers strengthens and extends IDT's already expansive product portfolio. The new devices conserve board space and lower designers' bill-of-materials costs, and are appropriate for a multitude of markets, including communications infrastructure and storage area networks (SANs).

As systems continue to incorporate components, such as processors and memory chips with various voltage requirements on one board, the need for a single clock capable of handling mixed-voltages is paramount. IDT's 2528 zero delay buffers uniquely address this challenge by providing clock outputs configurable to 2.5- or 3.3-volts in a variety of combinations, allowing the user to construct a timing solution tailored for the specific requirements of his/her system. As only one clock device is needed to manage the timing for many on-board components, designers achieve significant space savings when compared to alternative multi-clock solutions.

The 2528 zero delay buffers also incorporate several functions, such as the on-chip PLL loop filter, thus eliminating the need for additional external components, and further minimizing component count, board space and overall system cost. The devices support operating frequencies ranging from 25 MHz to 166 MHz.

"IDT is cognizant of the industry's trends and growing system requirements for accurate timing solutions across a broad range of voltages and signal types, and is committed to provide innovative clock solutions to meet these needs," said Sergis Mushell, strategic marketing manager for IDT's clock management products. "Our 2528 zero delay buffers uniquely offer the industry's first means for designers to configure the voltage outputs to either 2.5- or 3.3-volts to address mixed-voltage clocking requirements within their systems."

Pricing and Availability
IDT is offering a 2528-standard device, operating at up to 140 MHz, as well as a 2528A version, operating up to 166 MHz. The family of 2528 zero delay buffers is available now; pricing begins at $3.35 in 10,000 unit quantities. Click here for additional product information.

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 integrated communications processors, IP co-processors and telecom products. The portfolio is also comprised of key support products optimized for communications applications, including the industry's broadest selection of 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 3,700 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in California and 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.

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