LMH1982 Multi-Rate Video Clock Generator with Genlock | TI.com

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Multi-Rate Video Clock Generator with Genlock



The LMH1982 device is a multi-rate video clock generator ideal for use in a wide range of 3-Gbps (3G), high-definition (HD), and standard-definition (SD) video applications, such as video synchronization, serial digital interface (SDI) serializer and deserializer (SerDes), video conversion, video editing, and other broadcast and professional video systems.

The LMH1982 can generate two simultaneous SD and HD clocks and a Top of Frame (TOF) pulse. In genlock mode, the device's phase locked loops (PLLs) can synchronize the output signals to H sync and V sync input signals applied to either of the reference ports. The input reference can have analog timing from Texas Instrument's LMH1981 multi-format video sync separator or digital timing from an SDI deserializer and should conform to the major SD and HD standards. When a loss of reference occurs, the device can default to free run operation where the output timing accuracy will be determined by the external bias on the free run control voltage input.

The LMH1982 can replace discrete PLLs and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) PLLs with multiple voltage controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs). Only one 27.0000 MHz VCXO and loop filter are externally required for genlock mode. The external loop filter as well as programmable PLL parameters can provide narrow loop bandwidths to minimize jitter transfer. HD clock output jitter as low as 40 ps peak-to-peak can help designers using FPGA SerDes meet stringent SDI output jitter specifications.

The LMH1982 is offered in a space-saving 5 mm × 5 mm 32-pin WQFN package and provides low total power consumption of about 250 mW (typical).


  • Two Simultaneous LVDS Output Clocks with
    Selectable Frequencies and Hi-Z Capability:
    • SD Clock: 27 MHz or 67.5 MHz
    • HD Clock: 74.25 MHz, 74.25/1.001 MHz,
      148.5 MHz or 148.5/1.001 MHz
  • Low-Jitter Output Clocks May Be Directly
    Connected to an FPGA Serializer to Meet SMPTE
    SDI Jitter Specifications
  • Top of Frame (TOF) Pulse with Programmable
    Output Format Timing and Hi-Z Capability
  • Two reference ports (A and B) With H and V Sync
  • Supports Cross-Locking of Input and Output
  • External Loop Filter Allows Control of Loop
    Bandwidth, Jitter Transfer, and Lock Time
  • Free Run or Holdover Operation on Loss of
  • User-Defined Free Run Control Voltage Input
  • I2C Interface and Control Registers
  • 3.3-V and 2.5-V Supplies


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Part number Order Rating Operating temperature range (C)
LMH1982 Order now Catalog     0 to 70    
LMH1980 Order now Catalog     -40 to 85    
LMH1981 Order now Catalog     -40 to 85