IDT Launches High-Performance LVDS Fan-Out Buffers Family

11/18/2003 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, announced its entry into the high-performance clock distribution market with the introduction of a family of industry leading, low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) fan-out buffers. Leveraging its expertise in timing technology, IDT is the first in the industry to introduce LVDS fan-out buffers that offer redundant clocking with glitchless switchover. This functionality provides controlled switchover to the back-up clock without generating glitches that can cause system failures — a key capability to ensure increased system reliability in high-performance communications applications such as routers and access equipment. With a 25 ps maximum skew, the new IDT LVDS fan-out buffers offer the industry’s most precise clock-signal alignment. Using CMOS technology, the IDT LVDS fan-out buffers operate at a 1 GHz clock speed, and are available in output versions of 1:6, 1:10 and 1:16. The devices offer interface I/O translation and can accept HSTL, LVEPECL, LVPECL, LVDS, CML and LVTTL input signals.

“There is an ongoing need to increase reliability in high-performance communications systems. As a result, designers are continually seeking next-generation solutions to satisfy their evolving design requirements,” said Kevin Walsh, director of strategic marketing for the IDT timing and logic divisions. “The IDT LVDS fan-out buffers increase system dependability by providing redundant clocking with a mechanism to eliminate glitches when switching from one clock to another. Our expertise in timing technology, coupled with our desire to anticipate and satisfy the needs of leading communications companies, makes IDT a perfect fit for this marketplace.”

Pricing and Availability
The IDT LVDS fan-out buffers with glitchless switchover range in price from $5.95 to $9.50 each, in 10,000-piece quantities. Other devices within the family range in price from $4.50 to $7.95 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The parts are available now.

IDT Clock Management Devices
IDT is a leading provider of clock management solutions for communications and computing applications, offering a broad range of over 350 devices that focus on providing clock distribution and clock generation solutions. The company is one of a few suppliers in the industry that offers a clock management product portfolio consisting of programmable skew PLLs, zero-delay PLLs, clock generators and clock fan-out buffers. In addition, IDT has leveraged its expertise in communications-specific clocking technology to develop value-added devices for non-communications market segments, including a JEDEC-defined DDR2 PLL and register chip set for dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs), and a family of PC clocks.

About IDT
IDT is a global leader in preemptive semiconductor solutions that accelerate packet processing for 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

IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

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