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IDT Introduces Industry’s First Ethernet and IEEE 1588 Timing Devices Optimized for Smart Grid and Industrial Automation Applications

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ:IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the industry’s first Ethernet and IEEE 1588 timing devices optimized to meet the performance, functionality, and cost targets of smart grid and industrial automation applications. The new low-jitter timing products improve the accuracy and reliability of IEEE 1588 time transport and offer important flexibility with an integrated Ethernet digital PLL (DPLL) and digitally-controlled oscillator (DCO) in a single chip.

The 8V89316 and 8V89317 are low-jitter Ethernet PLLs used to frequency synchronize switches and routers via the Ethernet physical layer to improve the reliability and time accuracy of IEEE 1588-based transparent clocks, boundary clocks, and ordinary clocks. The 8V89316 generates clocks suitable for QSGMII (Quad Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface) and 1 GbE interfaces, while the ultra-low-jitter 8V89317 is suitable for 10 GbE interfaces and adds the ability to lock to 1 PPS (pulse per second) GPS clocks. Both devices include DCOs for increased flexibility, allowing them to lock to an incoming Ethernet clock or synthesize their own IEEE 1588-based clocks that other devices in the system can use as a frequency reference.

“IDT’s latest Ethernet PLLs lead the market with the combination of performance, features, and cost-effectiveness – facilitating the use of Ethernet physical layer clocks in smart-grid and industrial applications,” said Louise Gaulin, vice president and general manager of the Network Communications Division at IDT. “In addition to best-in-class jitter performance, our combined DPLL and DCO capability offers flexibility to connect an existing electrical timing input, or where that’s not feasible, to generate a new one based on IEEE 1588. Major equipment manufacturers are now requiring these levels of performance and functionality because they have been identified as critical factors in time-sensitive applications such as power substation automation.”

The 8V89317 can lock to a 1PPS frequency reference from a GPS receiver, allowing use as part of a local network master clock without the need for wire- or fiber-based access to a synchronization source. GPS timing improves flexibility of the physical location of a clock and reduces installation costs for ‘timing islands’ by eliminating the need to extend a timing network to every location.

The 8V89316 achieves phase jitter below 650 femtoseconds RMS over the 10 kHz to 20 MHz integration range, making it appropriate for 1G Ethernet PHYs and QSGMII (Quad Serial Gigabit Media Independent Interface). The 8V89317 phase jitter is below 300 femtoseconds RMS over the 10 kHz to 20 MHz integration range, capable of meeting the most stringent 10G or 40G Ethernet PHY jitter performance requirements.

Pricing and Availability

The IDT 8V89316 and 8V89317 are currently sampling to qualified customers and are encapsulated in a 196-ball 15 x 15 mm CABGA package. The IDT 8V89316 and 8V89317 are priced at $9.46 and $18.30 each for volumes of 1,000 units, respectively. For more information about IDT’s rich WAN PLL timing portfolio, www.idt.com/go/NetSync.

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.

IDT and the IDT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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