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IDT Introduces Low-Power LVDS Clock Fanout Buffers Offering 60% Power Savings

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the introduction of a 1.8 V LVDS clock fanout buffer family offering high-performance AC characteristics similar to that of 3.3 V devices. The new low-voltage fanout buffers enable customers to save up to 60% power and heat dissipation without sacrificing accuracy, bit error rates, or functionality.

The IDT 8P34S is a family of clock fanout buffers that accept a clock or data signal input, and duplicate (fan out) that signal for the purpose of providing a high-quality clock or data signal to multiple devices within the system. The devices’ low 1.8 V supply voltage enables designers to reduce power consumption without performance penalties – allowing for higher board densities and lowering energy and cooling costs. The 8P34S family supports up to 12 outputs and is pin-to-pin compatible with higher-voltage versions, making them ideal for use in complex, low-noise, high-speed clock designs found in wireless and wireline communications, advanced computing, and networking applications.

“Power consumption and the resulting heat dissipation is a serious concern in any high-performance system,” said Christian Kermarrec, vice president and general manager of the Timing and Synchronization Division at IDT. “In the past, higher performance implied higher power, and attempts to lower power consumption typically required an undesired trade-off in performance. As the industry leader in timing, it’s our goal to enable customers to meet their power requirements without sacrificing performance. IDT’s latest fanout buffer family is a great example of this, and will be a popular clock distribution product for our 4G wireless infrastructure and high-speed networking customers.”

The IDT 8P34S family consists of devices ranging from 2 to 12 differential outputs, featuring low additive RMS phase noise down to 39 femtoseconds and support for frequencies up to 1.2 GHz. The buffer is fully compatible with standard LVDS devices, making it easy to deploy with minimal board footprint. The new fanout buffer family complements IDT’s leading portfolio of clock distribution, clock generation, and serial switching products. These include IDT’s RF-PLL, Universal Frequency Translator™ , FemtoClock®, VersaClock®, and differential MEMS oscillator families, as well as Serial RapidIO® switches and bridges.

Product Availability

The IDT 8P34S family devices are currently sampling to qualified customers and are available in 16- to 40-lead VFQFN packages. Customers may select from the IDT 8P34S1102i (2 output), 8P34S1204i (4 output), 8P34S1106i (6 output), 8P34S1208i (8 output) and 8P34S1212i (12 output) devices. For more information about IDT’s industry-leading portfolio of fanout buffer products, visit www.idt.com/go/FanoutBuffers. For more information about IDT’s Serial RapidIO and PCI Express solutions, visit www.idt.com/go/SRIO and www.idt.com/go/PCIe.

About IDT Clock and Timing Solutions

With a product portfolio 10 times greater and broader than any other, IDT is the world’s leader in silicon timing and is in a unique position to address the needs of virtually any application. With the industry’s largest market share, IDT is the only one-stop-shop for timing, offering products from full-featured system solutions to simple clock building-block devices. Factory-programmable options and clock solution customization capabilities address unique customer requirements, while the lowest jitter and lowest power features set IDT apart from the competition. Products are accompanied by a world-class support team driven by service and responsiveness goals. IDT has also expanded its portfolio to include frequency control products, such as the XpressO® oscillators from Fox Electronics and an innovative line of MEMS oscillators that are rapidly replacing legacy quartz-based oscillators. For more information about IDT’s leading portfolio of timing products, please visit www.idt.com/go/timing.

About IDT

Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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