IDT Announces Third-Generation High-Performance, Programmable Universal Frequency Translator for 100


IDT Announces Third-Generation High-Performance, Programmable Universal Frequency Translator for 100 Gbps Interfaces

IDT's Latest UFT Devices are the Industry's Only Single-chip Programmable Solutions Capable of Generating Eight Different Output Frequencies with Less Than 300 Femtoseconds Jitter

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NAS: IDTI) , the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the third generation of its Universal Frequency Translator (UFT) family of timing devices for high-performance optical networks, wireless base stations, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interface applications. The new UFT devices are the industry's only single-chip programmable solutions capable of generating eight different output frequencies with less than 300 femtoseconds RMS phase jitter over the standard 12 kHz to 20 MHz integration range.

The IDT 8T49N28x UFT family of timing devices offers eight independently-programmable clocking outputs with the flexibility to apply virtually any input frequency and select virtually any output frequency. The devices' high level of integration and low jitter eliminates the need for separate frequency translation, redundancy management, and jitter attenuation devices - empowering system designers to save cost and board area by consolidating those functions into a single device. In addition, the devices offer significant flexibility in configuration and ease-of-programmability with IDT's Timing Commander software, making it useful in a variety of sockets and modes of operation with minimal design effort.

"Our latest generation of UFT devices demonstrates IDT's leadership in providing flexible and powerful timing solutions that are easy to use," said Christian Kermarrec, vice president and general manager of the Timing and Synchronization Division at IDT. "100 GbE applications require robust timing devices to ensure reliable system operation with low bit error rates (BER). With RMS phase jitter of only 300 femtoseconds, IDT's UFT family not only meets the technical requirements as a compact single-chip solution, but offers a multitude of additional benefits in flexibility and programmability that make it far superior to fixed-frequency discrete solutions."

The IDT 8T49N28x devices are available with one or two PLLs in a single package, depending on the needs of the application. When configured as a frequency synthesizer, the device can utilize a low-cost, readily-available 10 MHz to 40 MHz crystal to produce any frequency from 8 kHz to 1.0 GHz, regardless of the crystal frequency used. In a frequency translator configuration, the devices accept up to four input reference clocks per PLL from 8 kHz to 875 MHz, switching between them as necessary to generate any output frequency from 8 kHz to 1.0 GHz. Each output is individually programmable as LVPECL, LVDS, or as a pair of LVCMOS signals.

Fully supported by IDT's Timing Commander GUI (graphical user interface), the 8T49N28x family can be easily programmed to meet the system's requirements without sifting through register tables in the datasheet. Additional GUI-based controls, calculations, and status monitors allow the user to experiment with and fine-tune the configuration. IDT's Timing Commander software and 8T49N28x product configuration files can be downloaded online at

Product Availability

The IDT 8T49N281i, 8T49N282i , 8T49N283i and are currently sampling to qualified customers. The 8T49N281i and 8T49N 283i are available in a 56-lead 8 x 8 mm VFQFPN package, and the 8T49N282i is available in a 72-lead 10 x 10 mm VFQFPN package. For more information about IDT's industry-leading portfolio of clocks and timing solutions, visit

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

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 Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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