IDT Recognized for Ultra-low-power ±50 ppm CrystalFree Solid-state Oscillators, Offering up to 75 Percent Lower Power than Crystal-based Oscillators
January 3, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 3, 2012 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced it was honored with Electronic Products’ Product of the Year Award for its 3LG family of ±50 ppm CrystalFree™ solid-state oscillators.  

          The editors of Electronic Products – a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers – evaluated thousands of products launched in 2011. The winning products were selected on the basis of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. The IDT3LG family of ±50 ppm CrystalFree solid-state oscillators demonstrated success in the mixed-signal category by offering up to 75 percent lower power than quartz-crystal oscillators. The devices can be used in any of a broad range of applications requiring a ±50 ppm timing reference, including computing, communications and consumer markets.

          “We are honored that Electronic Products magazine, one of the most prestigious electronic design magazines, has recognized IDT’s CrystalFree solid-state oscillators for their technical superiority,” said Fred Zust, vice president and general manager of the Timing and Synchronization Division at IDT. “The transition away from quartz-crystal oscillators has begun. As the world-leader in silicon timing solutions, IDT continues to develop high-performance, low-power solutions to meet the demands of next-generation products.” 

          IDT’s 3LG family of CrystalFree solid-state oscillators guarantees ±50 ppm lifetime frequency accuracy. The products in the family are pin-to-pin compatible with existing quartz-based solutions, making the transition to a CMOS-based oscillator and the resulting power savings a seamless proposition. The devices support low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS), low-voltage positive emitter-coupled logic (LVPECL) and high-speed current steering logic (HCSL) standards for compatibility in a variety of applications. IDT’s 3LG devices are designed using a standard silicon manufacturing process and are offered in industry-standard plastic packaging, resulting in lead time, reliability and cost-of-ownership advantages over crystal oscillators. 

          The 2011 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2012 issue of Electronic Products with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. Additionally, the winning products appear on Electronic Products’ website at

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 and sales facilities 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 FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.


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