IDT Introduces CV115C Four PLL-based PC Clocking Device

5/26/2004 - Demonstrating its steady growth in the PC clock market, IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI) unveiled a new family of PC clock devices targeting next-generation desktop PC platforms for the performance and mainstream markets. The product family includes the industry’s first four PLL-based PC clock device (CV115C) for these markets, enabling complete and independent control of key clock circuits within the system thereby resulting in increased flexibility and system performance. More specifically, the new IDT CV115C is the only product on the market to offer independent clocking for PCI Express, making it an appropriate fit for next-generation desktop PC platforms.

“Since entering the market less than a year ago, we’ve continued to focus our attention on leveraging our expertise in communications systems to bring innovative solutions to the PC market,” said Kevin Walsh, director of strategic marketing for the IDT timing solutions division. “The IDT CV115C PC clock satisfies the stringent requirements of the high-performance, next-generation desktop PC market. We are pleased to have won designs at Intel for this product, and look forward to continuing to serve the PC clock market.”

“IDT has delivered a four PLL-based PC clock, offering features and benefits that complement the performance requirements of our next-generation Intel Desktop Boards, ” said Mark Shipman, director, Intel desktop board operations. “We are pleased to provide this new capability to our customers.”

In addition to independent clocking for PCI Express, the IDT CV115C PC clock also offers independent clocking of CPU, SATA (Serial ATA) and USB interfaces, allowing each clock to be individually optimized within the system, resulting in superior performance. A new VDD-suspend pin allows programming to be maintained in power-down mode, with power consumption less than 1mA. The IDT CV115C architecture also incorporates programming that enables a linearly scalable frequency adjustment as opposed to the commonly used discrete stepping approach, allowing enthusiasts the ability to fine-tune their system for better performance. In addition, with independent spread-spectrum control (SSC), each of the three SSC-capable PLLs within the device can be programmed independently to reduce EMI within the system.

Pricing for the IDT CV115C starts at 85 cents each in 10,000-unit quantities. Rounding out its portfolio of PC clock devices, IDT also unveiled a suite of three PLL-based PC clocks (CV110J, CV123B) that are also targeted at the next-generation desktop PC market. These devices start at 75 cents each in 10,000-unit quantities. The IDT CV115C, CV110J and CV123B PC clocks are available now in production quantities. Click here for additional information about the IDT PC clocks. Click here to download a high-resolution image.

About 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 fanout 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 (DIMM) 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 and software technologies to create flexible, highly integrated solutions that enhance the functionality and processing of network equipment. IDT accelerates intelligent packet processing with products such as switching solutions, 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 timing solutions. 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, Interprise and the IDT logo are trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

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