SAN JOSE, California, June 2 /PRNewswire/ --

Micrel Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today launched the SY89610L, a Precision Frequency Synthesizer featuring ultra-low jitter. The new device is targeted at Datacom, Telecom, Servers, and Storage markets, specifically, SONET/SDH, 10GeB FEC, 10GeB LAN PHY, and Add-drop MUXs applications. The IC is currently available in volume with pricing starting at US$12.84 for 1k quantities. Samples can now be ordered on line on Micrel's web site at:

"The cost of these kind of devices can run upwards of US$60 each," said Thomas S. Wong, vice president High Bandwidth products, Micrel. "Micrel's new device not only brings the cost down by a factor of nearly five, it also eliminates noise while lowering space requirements. Finally, the SY89610L tames jitter by offering output of typically 1ps_rms. Other synthesizers on the market still typically have 40ps_rms jitter."

This product takes in selected frequency clocks between 19MHz and 694MHz and puts out selected frequency with very low jitter. The device input accepts AC- or DC-coupled differential signals such as LVDS, LVPECL, and CML for maximum flexibility. This IC has an LC Tank VCO and auto-tune circuit that improves signal performance. It is offered in a space-saving, 32-pin MLF(R) package. Featuring less noise than devices currently on the market, the SY89610L does not require any external components, lowering BOM even further.

About Micrel, Inc.

Micrel Inc., is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities located in San Jose, CA with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web:

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Julieanne DiBene, Marketing Communications of Micrel, Inc., +1-408-474-1276,