Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Jul. 01, 2012
Aug. 06, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name EXAR CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000753568  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jul. 01, 2012  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --03-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   45,710,434