Pericom Rolls Out Two Spread Spectrum Clock Generator/Synthesizers Targeting Video and Graphic Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of high-speed integrated circuits and frequency control devices, has broadened its Total Timing Solution portfolio with two new spread spectrum clock generator/synthesizer IC's that are ideal for EMI reduction in external video and graphic chipset applications that require down-spread such as Intel(R) Centrino(TM) mobile PC's based around the Intel "Napa" platform.

PI6C3420 and PI6C3421 are precision 27MHz spread-spectrum clock generators that accept a 14.318MHz crystal or 14.318MHz reference input to generate a 27MHz clock and a 27MHz clock with spread-spectrum. Pericom holds an industry advantage in that this advanced solution does not require a separate 27MHz crystal or 27MHz reference as does competitor devices because it takes the signal from the main motherboard clock.

"By using Pericom's unique 3420/3421 clock solutions, our video and graphic customers will see tremendous cost savings, as well as significant savings in both board space and design time when compared to alternative solutions that are currently on the market," said Kay Annamalai, Senior Director of Clock Marketing, Pericom Semiconductor. "Both the PI6C3420 and PI6C3421 feature better EMI reduction performance from Hershey-Kiss spread spectrum technology, and hardware strapping for spread spectrum control."

PI6C3420 and PI6C3421 operate off 3.3V +/-10% power supply, and are guaranteed over the commercial temperature range (0 degrees C to +70 degrees C). Total generated short-term jitter performance is guaranteed to be less than 350ps.

    Key Features

     *    Two High Precision outputs:
          o    27.000 MHz spread-spectrum clock output
          o    27.000 MHz clock output
     *    Four Down-Spread options:
          o    Down-Spread: -1.0% to -1.75% (PI6C3420)
          o    Down-Spread: -0.25% to -1.0% (PI6C3421)
     *    14.318 MHz input (crystal or external reference)
     *    Single 3.3V Power Supply
     *    Pb-Free & Green SOTiny 6-pin SOT-23 packaging

    Availability & Pricing:

Free samples, datasheets, IBIS, application note, and technical support are available today through the company website. These devices are in full production. Pricing is around $0.50 in volume. The devices are housed in very small SOTiny 6-pin SOT-23 Lead-free & Green packaging.

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    About Pericom

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation offers customers worldwide the industry's most complete silicon and quartz based solutions for the Computing, Communications, and Consumer market segments. Our broad portfolio of innovative analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits, along with our SaRonix and eCERA frequency control products are essential in the timing, transferring, routing, and translating of high-speed signals that are required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, California, with design centers and technical sales offices located globally.

CONTACT: Marketing, Kay Annamalai, ext. 218, or Email Contact, or
Public Relations, Dave Hurd, ext. 321, or Email Contact, both of
Pericom Semiconductor, +1-408-435-0800

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