Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Jan. 01, 2017
Jan. 30, 2017
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name EXAR CORPORATION  
Entity Central Index Key 0000753568  
Trading Symbol exar  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --04-02  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   50,890,387
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jan. 01, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false