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IDT Expands High-Performance Logic Families to Offer
Industry's Most Complete Product Line
SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 1, 1999 IDT
(Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading supplier of high-performance family logic and clock management
products, today announced that it has significantly expanded its next-generation Advanced
Low-Voltage CMOS (ALVC) and Low-Voltage CMOS (LVC) logic families with the introduction of
680 new logic devices. With todays announcement, IDT now provides the industrys
widest range of high-performance logic solutions for PC, networking and telecommunication
products with multiple packaging options including PicoGate (single-gate logic) devices,
as well as devices with 4- to 36-bit-wide footprints.
IDTs extensive product portfolio of 836 logic parts now covers
every ALVC/LVC function on the market and includes nearly 450 devices that are second
sourced under an agreement with Texas Instruments. In addition, the LVC specification
enables IDT to replace existing LCX devices with equivalent LVC functions.
"Todays announcement dramatically affirms ALVC/LVC as the
industry standard for high-performance family logic," said Tony Walker, director of
marketing for IDTs logic products division. "As designers of space-critical,
low-voltage applications adopt the ALVC/LVC standard, IDTs comprehensive offering
allows customers to source all their high-performance logic requirements from a single
Product Family Features
For high-density design capabilities, the high-speed logic families
include bus interface functions such as buffers, line drivers, switches, transceivers,
flip-flops, latches, gates and multiplexers/demultiplexers. The ALVC family features
maximum propagation delays of 3.0 ns that allow designers to create faster system designs,
making the devices ideal for next-generation PCs, network switches and routers, and
The LVC family offers a 4.1-ns propagation delay for 3-volt designs
requiring 5-volt compatibility to interface with mixed-voltage legacy systems. The LVC
familys capability for "hot insertion" allows designers the ease to
interface different logic switching levels, such that LVC devices can be used as both a
unidirectional and bi-directional level translator.
The ALVC/LVC device families have been designed to provide a more
uniform, minimal propagation delay, narrowing propagation delay margins and thereby
simplifying system design. In anticipation of future system operating supply voltages, the
ALVC and LVC families have been specified for operation at 2.5 volts in addition to the
primary 3.3-volt specification.
PicoGateSingle-Gate Logic Devices
The high operating frequencies of todays new 3-volt systems demand
that fixes, inversions and last-minute design changes be physically located as close as
possible to the design issue. In designs where board real estate is at an extreme premium,
the small size of PicoGate allows designers to easily add functionality to crowded board
Walker added, "The PicoGate logic devices we have introduced might
appear to be out of place in this age of function integration, but todays designers
cannot afford the clock delay impact required to collect fixes in an ASIC, FPGA or
multi-bit logic function somewhere else on their board. The micro-miniature SOT-23
packages of PicoGate devices offer a quick and inexpensive solution for telecommunication
and PC applications."
Pricing and Availability
IDTs ALVC and LVC logic families are available in a variety of
packaging options including PSOP, QSOP, SOIC, SSOP, TSSOP, TVSOP, LFBGA from five-pin to
114-pad packages. The devices range in price from 15 cents to $3 in 1,000-piece
quantities. The IDT74ALVCH16240 and IDT74LVCH16240A devices, for example, are priced at
$1.30 each in 1,000-piece quantities in a 48-pin TSSOP package. The devices are available
now through approved distributors.
IDT enables a digitally connected world by providing innovative
semiconductor solutions to leading-edge system designers in communications and computing.
IDTs broad product mix consists of communications memories, networking products,
both RISC and x86 microprocessors, high-speed SRAMs and high-performance family logic and
clock management devices. The Companys innovative technologies and products take aim
at markets expected to exceed a total of $20 billion in 1999.