CDC318A 1-Line To 18-Line Clock Driver With I2C Control Interface |


1-Line To 18-Line Clock Driver With I2C Control Interface



The CDC318A is a high-performance clock buffer designed to distribute high-speed clocks in PC applications. This device distributes one input (A) to 18 outputs (Y) with minimum skew for clock distribution. The CDC318A operates from a 3.3-V power supply. It is characterized for operation from 0°C to 70°C.

This device has been designed with consideration for optimized EMI performance. Depending on the application layout, damping resistors in series to the clock outputs (like proposed in the PC100 specification) may not be needed in most cases.

The device provides a standard mode (100K-bits/s) I2C serial interface for device control. The implementation is as a slave/receiver. The device address is specified in the I2C device address table. Both of the I2C inputs (SDATA and SCLOCK) are 5-V tolerant and provide integrated pullup resistors (typically 140 k).

Three 8-bit I2C registers provide individual enable control for each of the outputs. All outputs default to enabled at powerup. Each output can be placed in a disabled mode with a low-level output when a low-level control bit is written to the control register. The registers are write only and must be accessed in sequential order (i.e., random access of the registers is not supported).

The CDC318A provides 3-state outputs for testing and debugging purposes. The outputs can be placed in a high-impedance state via the output-enable (OE) input. When OE is high, all outputs are in the operational state. When OE is low, the outputs are placed in a high-impedance state. OE provides an integrated pullup resistor.


  • High-Speed, Low-Skew 1-to-18 Clock Buffer for Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) Clock Buffering Applications
  • Output Skew, tsk(o), Less Than 250 ps
  • Pulse Skew, tsk(p), Less Than 500 ps
  • Supports up to Four Unbuffered SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs)
  • I2C Serial Interface Provides Individual Enable Control for Each Output
  • Operates at 3.3 V
  • Distributed VCC and Ground Pins Reduce Switching Noise
  • 100-MHz Operation
  • ESD Protection Exceeds 2000 V Per MIL-STD-883, Method 3015
  • Packaged in 48-Pin Shrink Small Outline (DL) Package


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Part number Order Additive RMS jitter (Typ) (fs) Output frequency (Max) (MHz) Input level Number of outputs Output level VCC out (V) Input frequency (Max) (MHz) Operating temperature range (C) Rating
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100     LVTTL     18     LVTTL     3.3     100     0 to 70     Catalog