Microsemi Announces New Family of Smart Buffers Reducing Complexity by Offering an Innovative Approach to Clock Tree Designs

Dienstag, 18.10.2016 13:00 von

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its ZL40250-ZL40253 miSmartBuffer™ devices. The highly flexible feature rich products reduce the complexity of designing clock trees for communications, enterprise switches and data center equipment by offering an innovative approach to traditional buffers.

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"The introduction of our new miSmartBuffer devices provide a competitive advantage to Microsemi's robust clock management buffer portfolio and enhances our reach within the communications, enterprise and data center markets," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "The unique feature set of these devices and the ability to configure their outputs enabling designers to create larger clock trees when combining these buffers with Microsemi's miClockSynth™ clock synthesizers or simplify small clock trees with a single miSmartBuffer, leading to significant cost savings."

Microsemi's ZL40250-ZL40253 miSmartBuffer family is differentiated from industry traditional fanout buffers with compelling features including generating multiple frequencies using per output dividers. Also, the outputs of miSmartBuffers can be configured to generate native signal types such as LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, HSTL and CMOS, allowing the devices to easily interface to other components on the board with no need for level shifters or termination components.

In addition, the devices' outputs are grouped in six output supply voltage banks with CMOS output voltages from 1.5 volts (V) to 3.3V, eliminating the need for multiple regulators and simplifying the design. The three, six or 10-differential output programmable fanout buffers' per output control provides designers with flexibility to control signals as well as the ability to create factory pre-programmed devices to ensure clock availability and proper system bring-up for different applications.

According to market research firm IHS in its "Enterprise and Service Provider Routers Q32016" report, routers for enterprise and service providers, a $16 billion market in 2016, will see the number of ports grow by 5.7 percent year over year till 2020. Microsemi's new devices cater to this market growth  by improving design reliability while reducing bill of materials (BOM) costs and simplifying design for a wide variety of applications including enterprise switches and routers, PCIe, servers, storage systems, wireless base stations, wireless backhaul, access infrastructure and 1G/2.5G/10G/25G/40G/25G/100G Ethernet.

Product Availability
Microsemi's ZL40250-ZL40253 miSmartBufferTM devices are available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-and-synchronization/clock-fan-out-buffers/zl40250-zl40251-zl40252-zl40253 or contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Data Center
Microsemi is a premier supplier of innovative semiconductor, board, system, software and services for enterprise and hyperscale data centers, enabling high performance, secure, low power and reliable infrastructure for scalable deployments. Microsemi technologies drive innovation in applications including storage systems, server storage, NVM solutions, Ethernet switching, rack scale architecture, data center interconnect, network timing and power subsystems. Building on a track record of technology leadership, Microsemi's data center infrastructure portfolio is transforming networks that connect, store and move big data, while lowering the total cost of ownership of deploying next generation services.

The portfolio includes high performance NVMe storage controllers, NVRAM drives, SAS/SATA host bus adapters and RAID controllers enabling high capacity storage architectures, high density PCIe switching and firmware for rack scale architectures, PCIe re-drivers, and Ethernet PHYs for intra-rack connectivity. Microsemi's product portfolio also includes clock and power management, IEEE1588 integrated circuits (ICs) and NTP servers for synchronization across the data center, as well as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs to perform secure system management of servers and storage. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/data-center.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center 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; enterprise storage and communication solutions, 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, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com

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"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 the availability of its ZL40250-ZL40253 SmartBuffer™ devices, 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 in implementing the company's acquisitions and divestitures strategy or integrating acquired companies, uncertainty as to the future profitability of acquired businesses and realization of accretion from acquisition transactions, 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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