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IDT unveils new PC clock devices for Intel platforms

Posted: 31 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) announced the availability of new PC clock devices that support Intel's next-generation notebook and desktop PC platforms.

For next-generation Intel centrino mobile technology-based laptops, a new chipset (code-named Calistoga) will be released, for which IDT has developed a new series of single-chip, four-PLL (phase-locked loop) PC clock devices that enable the independent control of key clock circuits within the system, resulting in greater flexibility and increased system performance.

Both the desktop and notebook PC clock devices offer dedicated PLLs for CPU, PCI Express, SATA and USB clocks, which provide robust performance and reduces jitter for SRC clocks. The devices also include built-in independent spread-spectrum control (SSC) to aid in the reduction of electromagnetic emissions (EMI), said IDT.

These new devices include a power management control feature that enhances battery life. The desktop device architecture incorporates programming that enables a linearly scalable frequency adjustment as opposed to the commonly used discrete stepping approach, providing enthusiasts the ability to fine-tune their system for better performance.

Pricing for the new clocks devices starts at 99 cents each in 10,000-unit quantities. Reference platforms for these next chipsets are available from Intel, while additional information on the new PC clocks can be found at IDT's website.

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