Microsemi Continues its Leadership in Timing Solutions by Unveiling Ultra-low Jitter and Ultra Small Size Clock Management Devices New ZL30250 and ZL30251 Clock Generators are Ideal for Enterprise Networking and Storage Applications Where Jitter Clock Synthesis Solution and Small Form Factor are Critical

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new ZL30250 and ZL30251 flexible clock generators. The devices are an ultra-low jitter solution (160fs [12kHz-20MHz integration band]) in a 5x5mm package capable of replacing multiple high performance crystals and crystal oscillators, thus lowering bill of material (BOM) cost along with easing design and testing of timing solutions.

Microsemi continues its leadership by complementing its timing portfolio with these new high performance devices, enabling Microsemi to expand its overall market opportunity in enterprise networking as well as in storage area networks.  According to Infonetics the enterprise switch market will grow to approximately $25 billion by 2018.

"The release of the ZL30250 and ZL30251 strengthens our leadership position as the providers of the most comprehensive and advance communication timing solutions that enable us to target new markets such as enterprise networking and storage," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "With our new ultra-low jitter clock generators, we can now enable enterprise customers to meet aggressive performance standards imposed by key PHY vendors with the right cost and performance solution."

The ZL30250 and ZL30251 clock generators leverage Microsemi's long history of expertise in providing clock management solutions and now provide designers with an industry leading solution for applications in wired and wireless communication equipment, enterprise switch and routers, enterprise networks, storage area networks, along with industrial automation.

About the ZL30250 and ZL30251
Microsemi's new platform on the ZL30250 and ZL30251 is very flexible with highly configurable outputs and offers automatic self-configuration at power-up. This supports up to four different configurations easily selected using two device pins. This flexibility includes:

  • Any-to-any frequency conversion with 0 ppm error (inputs: 10MHz-1.25GHz, outputs: 1Hz-1GHz)
  • Three universal clock inputs connect to any signal format at any voltage
  • Up to three differential outputs, up to six CMOS outputs
  • Configurable output signal format and voltage for direct interface without additional components

The ZL30250 and ZL30251 offer numerically controlled oscillator (NCO) mode in which output frequencies can be controlled with very high resolution by system software. This capability allows the devices to replace solutions using large, expensive, fixed-frequency voltage-controlled oscillators (VCXOs) with a small, low-cost, any-frequency solution.

The ZL30250 and ZL30251 can generate PCI Express (PCIe) clock signals with or without spread-spectrum modulation required in server, storage and communication equipment allowing system designers to comply with EMI requirements.

As with all Microsemi clock generation and timing ICs, the ZL30250 and ZL30251 can be combined with Microsemi's high-performance fan-out buffers to provide complete timing solutions for complex systems. In addition, the ZL30250 and ZL30251 can accept clock signals from other Microsemi timing ICs, perform frequency conversion and output additional clock signals needed for the system design. These devices are flexible building-blocks that system designers can reuse over and over in various parts of a system design and across multiple designs.

For information on Microsemi's ZL30250 and ZL30251, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-and-synchronization/clock-synthesis/zl30250-zl30251. For questions and additional information, contact Sales.Support@Microsemi.com.

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; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 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 its new ZL30250 and ZL30251 flexible clock generators, 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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