Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced what it claims is the industry's most complete and lowest-power timing solution for the Intel Romley server platform.

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced what it claims is the industry's most complete and lowest-power timing solution for the Intel Romley server platform, due for release next year.

 
The system consists of three chips: a main clock (932SQ4xx), a peripheral clock (9FGP20x), and a Z-buffer (9ZXxxxxx), all of which feature a number of configuration options to help optimise a motherboard's bill-of-materials to suit the varying sizes and power requirements of cloud computing, enterprise servers, blade servers, workstations, storage and security appliances.
 
The main clock is available in 64-pin, 56-pin, and 48-pin versions, while the peripheral clock has an option to come with wake-on-LAN support. The Z-buffer is available in 19-output, 15-output, or 12-output versions, with an option for a low-power model.
 
 
All three chips enable PCIe Gen3, SAS 12G and QPI 9.6 Gb/s. The Z-buffers also meet the low-drift requirement of Intel's Romley platform, while the low-power version reduces consumption by up to 1 watt and cuts out 40 discrete components, making it more efficient.
 
“Our new family of timing devices provides OEMs the options and flexibility they need to develop the best-performance and cost-optimized motherboards,” said Ram Iyer, VP and GM of the Computing and Multimedia Division at IDT. “These new products complement IDT’s extensive lineup of industry-leading PCI Express switches, bridges, flash controllers, and signal integrity products to complete their Romley platform designs.”
 
The chips are now available for sampling via the IDT website or sales representatives.