Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Oct. 02, 2011
Oct. 31, 2011
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Oct. 02, 2011
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Registrant Name EXAR CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000753568  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --04-01  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   44,812,994