IDT Introduces Industry's First Level Shifter to Support 0.8-Volt Through 2.7-Volt Operating Range

1/14/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, strengthened its position as a leading provider of high-performance digital logic with the introduction of its advanced ultra-low-voltage CMOS (AUC) logic family including a high-performance level-shifting device that can be configured to shift between 0.8-volt, 1.2-volt, 1.5-volt, 1.8-volt, and 2.5-volt voltage nodes. The new IDT AUC device is also the fastest level-shifting logic device on the market today, with 50 percent less propagation delay when compared to other level-shifting alternatives.

The company’s breakthrough AUC164245 level shifter is the first device capable of supporting level shifting for 1.2-volt and under 1.0-volt operating nodes, and is the first product available to support level shifting for the entire range of voltages from 0.8 volts to 2.7 volts.

The IDT AUC164245 level shifter was designed as a solution to the I/O voltage disparities encountered by designers of networking, telecom, server and computing products. The device is ideal for high-performance and ultra-low-voltage level-shifting applications such as bus-to-bus or processor-to-bus data transfer, where the buses or processors have differing voltages; and next-generation technology with new processor, physical interface, and memory technology interfacing with legacy devices. The device’s unique capability to support level shifting at 1.2-volt and under 1.0-volt nodes enables the device to integrate a variety of I/Os as designers move toward lower voltages and faster speeds.

“New IDT products such as the AUC164245 are the proof points of our commitment to develop AUC as the next-generation logic standard,” said Kevin Walsh, director of strategic marketing for the IDT digital logic product division. “These high-performance devices offer designers the capabilities that empower them to push the envelope in building communications and computing products. Industry-first features such as level-shifting support for voltage nodes that include 1.2 and 0.8 volts, and the fastest operation for a level-shifting device, demonstrate the superior performance of AUC technology and the company’s drive to help spearhead AUC evolution.”

IDT is part of an alternate-source alliance that includes Texas Instruments and others to support AUC as the next-generation logic standard. AUC technology provides significant benefits to communications, computing and telecommunications applications by operating at low power and high speed while maintaining overall system signal integrity. Continuing its commitment to AUC development, IDT will broaden its portfolio of AUC logic devices with the introduction of additional AUC family members, including double, quad and octal variants during the next several months.

Pricing and Availability
The IDT AUC164245 is available now in TSSOP, TVSOP and BGA packaging and is priced at $1.45 in 10,000-unit quantities. IDT is also offering its AUC16245 device, available now and priced at $0.85 in 10,000-unit quantities. Click here for additional information about the IDT digital logic product portfolio.

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. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

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