Microsemi Announces Addition of Three Dual-channel Clock Management Devices to its Industry-leading Clock Management Product Portfolio

New Devices Provide Expanded Capabilities for Customers, Including Reduction in Design Complexity and Lower Bill of Material Costs

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the addition of three new products to its portfolio of clock management solutions: ZL30244 and ZL30245 , two dual-channel any-to-any clock multiplier and frequency synthesizer integrated circuits (ICs), and ZL30255 , a dual-channel any-to-any clock multiplier and jitter attenuator. Target applications for the devices include access networks, storage area networks, data center infrastructure, enterprise infrastructure, and video broadcast equipment.

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"Our three new clock management solutions build upon the success of Microsemi's single-channel versions, ZL30250/251 and ZL30253, further expanding product capabilities for our customers to reduce design complexity and lower bill of material costs," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "Providing the second channel in these devices further simplifies and reduces the cost of designs. For clock trees that require multiple frequency families, the ZL30244, ZL30245 and ZL30255 provide lower chip count and lower cost solutions—all with exceptional jitter performance."

Designed for the communications, computing, enterprise and video markets, Microsemi's new clock management solutions also reduce board space requirements and lower implementation costs for designers. The ZL30244 and ZL30245 are ideal for frequency conversion and frequency synthesis, while the ZL30255 is designed for general purpose jitter attenuation and frequency conversion. When combined with Microsemi fanout buffers (ZL402XX), the ZL30244/45 and ZL30255 provide complete timing solutions for complex systems such as wireless base stations, wireless backhaul, access infrastructure, SONET/ SDH, GE, 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, optical, storage and broadcast video applications.

Additional key features include:

  • Any-to-any frequency conversion with 0 ppm error (inputs: 1 kHz–1.25 GHz, outputs: 1 Hz–1 GHz)
  • Digital PLL with programmable bandwidth from 14 Hz to 500 Hz (ZL30255)
  • Four universal clock inputs that connect to any signal format at any voltage
  • Up to six differential outputs, up to twelve CMOS outputs
  • Configurable output signal format and voltage for direct interface without additional components
  • Automatic self-configuration at power-up from internal EEPROM (ZL30245, ZL30255) or external EEPROM (ZL30244), up to four configurations pin-selectable per channel
  • Numerically controlled oscillator mode; frequencies can be controlled with very high resolution by system software

According to market research firm Databeans, the clock generation IC market will grow to approximately $1.25 billion in 2018.

Product Availability
Microsemi's ZL30244, ZL30245 and ZL30255 are available now. For more information, visit the clock synthesis and frequency conversion and jitter attenuation sections of the Microsemi website. To request a full datasheet or further product details, email Email Contact.

About Microsemi Portfolio for Communications
In addition to clock management, Microsemi offers a diverse and comprehensive product and services portfolio for communications, which includes: security software  and services, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chips (SoCs), Ethernet PHYs, software and switches, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and systems, reverse power feeding (RPF), radio frequency (RF) devices, atomic component clocks, timing and synchronization systems and software, audio processors, voice line circuits and WLAN front end modules. For more information about Microsemi's solutions for communications applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/communications.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to adding three new products to its portfolio of clock management solutions: ZL30244 and ZL30245, two dual-channel any-to-any clock multiplier and frequency synthesizer integrated circuits (ICs), and ZL30255, a dual-channel any-to-any clock multiplier and jitter attenuator, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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