IDT Rolls Out Industry's First 18-Mbit 512Kx36 Dual-Port Devices

10/14/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, continued its history of leadership in multi-port technology with the introduction of the industry’s first 18-Mbit 512Kx36 dual-port devices. The IDT 18-Mbit dual-port offerings, which consist of a synchronous device and an asynchronous part, provide designers with the option of selecting the interface type to optimize performance and simplify their design. The IDT 18-Mbit, synchronous device operates at an industry-leading 166 MHz, while the asynchronous device runs at access times as low as 10ns, making them suitable for high-performance designs such as wireless base stations, network switches and routers, and other telecom, datacom and networking applications.

“The new IDT 18-Mbit dual-port devices are an evolutionary extension of our market-leading synchronous and asynchronous dual-port products and further demonstrate the company’s commitment to developing a broad spectrum of parts in this category,” said Ronald Jew, product line director for the IDT multi-port products division. “Leveraging our core expertise in the multi-port market space, we have designed these industry leading 18-Mbit synchronous and asynchronous dual-ports to operate at the industry’s fastest speeds without compromise in functionality.”

Unlike alternative, synchronous dual-port solutions, the IDT 70T3539M provides a full range of complete synchronous functionality, including full-boundary counters, multiple independent chip and byte enables, a collision detect signal and synchronous interrupts. These functions allow designers to optimize their design for greater performance, lower power and the highest degree of contention management without the need for external devices. The IDT 70T653M asynchronous device offers a full range of features to simplify the design of asynchronous shared memory applications. These mechanisms, which include “busy” logic, semaphore flags and interrupts, enable customers to manage contention issues between ports easily without external circuitry. The 18-Mbit asynchronous device also provides a RapidWrite Mode, which allows designers to perform consecutive write cycles without pulsing the write-enabling control pins inactive during address and data transitions. This unique feature provides optimized write performance in back-to-back write operations such as updating headers or maintaining a pointer structure in the memory.

“With the IDT 18-Mbit dual-port devices, customers are able to select a product that offers the essential functions needed to ensure the effectiveness of their design,” said Bill Beane, strategic marketing manager with the IDT multi-port products division. “Both the synchronous and asynchronous 18-Mbit devices are the only products in the industry to offer this level of functionality and performance at this density level. Furthermore, the x36 product width is directly in line with the emerging design requirements of our key customers’ critical applications. These devices are yet another proof point of our commitment to satisfying the current and future needs of the industry’s leading communications companies.”

Both 18-Mbit devices are available in the small-footprint 256-BGA package for the lowest board space available, and they are backward pin-compatible with the company’s existing 4-Mbit and 9-Mbit synchronous and asynchronous dual-port products, enabling an easy upgrade path with minimal board changes. Much like the company’s existing 9-Mbit dual-ports, this new product family offers a 2.5-volt core for low-power consumption and selectable 2.5- and 3.3-volt I/O options for voltage bus matching between two separate domains. Other features include the innovative sleep mode feature that allows the products to minimize power consumption by placing the part in full standby mode without any input-level restrictions and a JTAG interface that allows designers to improve manufacturability with enhanced board debug and production diagnostics.

Pricing and Availability Pricing for the 18-Mbit synchronous and asynchronous dual-port devices begins at $110 in 10,000-unit quantities. The devices will begin sampling next month, with production quantities available in Q1CY04.

About IDT
IDT is a global leader in preemptive semiconductor solutions that accelerate packet processing in advanced network services. IDT serves communications equipment vendors by applying its advanced hardware, software and memory technologies to create flexible, highly integrated products that enhance the functionality and processing of network equipment. IDT accelerates intelligent packet processing with products such as network search engines (NSEs), programmable content inspection engines (CIEs), flow-control management (FCM) ICs and its family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio also comprises 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 3,100 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, and is also part of the S&P SuperComposite 1500, which combines the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600. Additional information about IDT is accessible at

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