Demonstrating its steady growth in the PC clock market, IDT (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.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. Additional information about the IDT PC clocks is located on the IDT Web site at