Lowest-power Timing Solution
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, announced the industry’s most complete and lowest-power timing solution for Intel’s Romley server platform. The three-chip solution consists of a main clock, peripheral clock, and Z-buffer each with different configuration options to optimize a motherboard’s bill-of-materials (BOM) for the varying size and power constraints found in cloud computing, enterprise servers, blade servers, workstations, storage and security appliances.
IDT’s 932SQ4xx (main clocks), 9FGP20x (peripheral clocks), and 9ZXxxxxx (Z-buffers), have been specifically designed and qualified to exceed the stringent performance requirements of Intel’s Romley server platform, providing increased system margin and reliability. The main clock is available in 64-, 56- and 48-pin versions, and the peripheral clock is offered with and without wake-on-LAN support. The Z-buffers are available with 19-, 15- or 12-outputs in standard (9ZX2xxxx) and low-power (9ZXLxxxx) versions. These choices allow OEMs to tailor their IDT solution based on such factors as the number of processor sockets or form factor constraints, thus reducing component count and power.
“As the world leader in timing and PCI Express® interface products, our customers depend on us to provide a comprehensive, high-performance solution for the next generation of Intel server platforms,” said Ram Iyer, vice president and general manager of the Computing and Multimedia Division at IDT. “Our new family of timing devices provides OEMs the options and flexibility they need to develop the best-performance and cost-optimized motherboards. These new products complement IDT’s extensive lineup of industry-leading PCI Express switches, bridges, flash controllers, and signal integrity products to complete their Romley platform designs.”
All of the new IDT timing devices enable PCIe Gen3, SAS 12G, and QPI 9.6 Gb/s. In addition, all Z-buffers meet the demanding “low-drift” requirement of the Romley platform, while the low-power version reduces power consumption by up to 1 watt and eliminates up to 40 discrete components, when compared to the standard Z-buffer family.
Pricing and Availability
The IDT 932SQ4xx, 9FGP20x, 9ZX2xxxx, and 9ZXLxxxx families are currently sampling to qualified customers and have been released to production. For more information, please contact your local IDT sales representative or visit http://www.idt.com/go/PCclocks.