SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

July 25, 2011 09:30 ET

Pericom Announces New Line of Applications Specific Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators for Telecom and Networking Markets

"Off-the-Shelf" Availability Enables Faster Time to Market

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of complete solutions in high-speed switching, timing and signal-conditioning ICs, today announced expansion of its Applications Specific Crystal Oscillator (ASSP XO™) family with a new line of ASSP Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators (VCXO) products. These solutions cater to the growing telecom infrastructure, broadband access and Ethernet markets, and are immediately available for popular frequencies.

"The market for VCXO products exceeds $30M per Consulting Services & Associates LLC estimates," said Kay Annamalai, product marketing director at Pericom. "Our ASSP VCXO products meet the demanding telecom and networking market needs such as ultra-low phase noise and phase jitter along with wide-frequency pull range, 'off-the-shelf' availability, and cost effectiveness."

ASSP VCXO phase noise and jitter performance are especially critical to the demanding telecom applications like cellular base station infrastructure equipment. These systems require typical phase noise at 1 KHz offset to be less than -120dB, phase jitter from 12 KHz to 20 MHz offset to be typically less than 0.3ps RMS, and pull range to exceed +/-100ppm, providing wider frequency adjustment to the input frequency variation. Meeting these critical performance parameters provides systems with very low bit error rate and increased reliability while meeting wireless noise compliance requirements.

Pricing and Availability:

ASSP VCXO for the telecom market includes popular frequencies from 16.384 MHz to 155.52 MHz. Available immediately, unit pricing for 10K quantity ranges from $1.0 to $12.0 depending on frequencies and output levels.

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About Pericom:
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom's integrated circuits and frequency control products provide the connectivity, timing and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and support offices around the globe.

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Contact Information

  • Marketing contact:
    Kay Annamalai
    Director of Marketing
    Pericom Semiconductor
    San Jose, California USA
    408-435-0800 x218
    408-429-3658 (cell)
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    Press contact:
    Sacha Arts
    Bella Vista Communications
    Los Gatos, California, USA
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