3.1-GHz differential clock buffer/level translator with 4 configurable outputs


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Function Fanout Additive RMS jitter (Typ) (fs) 51 Output frequency (Max) (MHz) 3100 Number of outputs 5 Output supply voltage (V) 2.5, 3.3 Core supply voltage (V) 3.3 Output skew (ps) 50 Features Pin programmable Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog Output type HCSL, LVCMOS, LVDS, LVPECL Input type CML, HCSL, HSTL, LVCMOS, LVDS, LVPECL, LVTTL, SSTL, XTAL open-in-new Find other Clock buffers

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  • 3:1 Input Multiplexer
    • Two Universal Inputs Operate up to 3.1 GHz and Accept LVPECL, LVDS, CML, SSTL, HSTL, HCSL, or Single-Ended Clocks
    • One Crystal Input Accepts a 10-MHz to 40-MHz Crystal or Single-Ended Clock
  • Two Banks With 2 Differential Outputs Each
    • LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or Hi-Z (Selectable)
    • LVPECL Additive Jitter with LMK03806 Clock Source at 156.25 MHz:
      • 20 fs RMS (10 kHz to 1 MHz)
      • 51 fs RMS (12 kHz to 20 MHz)
  • High PSRR: –65 / –76 dBc (LVPECL/LVDS) at 156.25 MHz
  • LVCMOS Output with Synchronous Enable Input
  • Pin-Controlled Configuration
  • VCC Core Supply: 3.3 V ± 5%
  • 3 Independent VCCO Output Supplies: 3.3 V/2.5 V ± 5%
  • Industrial Temperature Range: –40°C to +85°C
  • 32-lead WQFN (5 mm × 5 mm)
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The LMK00304 is a 3-GHz 4-output differential fanout buffer intended for high-frequency, low-jitter clock/data distribution and level translation. The input clock can be selected from two universal inputs or one crystal input. The selected input clock is distributed to two banks of 2 differential outputs and one LVCMOS output. The differential output banks can be mutually configured as LVPECL, LVDS, or HCSL drivers, or disabled. The LVCMOS output has a synchronous enable input for runt-pulse-free operation when enabled or disabled. The LMK00304 operates from a 3.3 V core supply and 3 independent 3.3 V/2.5 V output supplies.

The LMK00304 provides high performance, versatility, and power efficiency, making it ideal for replacing fixed-output buffer devices while increasing timing margin in the system.

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* Data sheet LMK00304 3-GHz 4-Output Ultra-Low Additive Jitter Differential Clock Buffer/Level Translator datasheet (Rev. G) Aug. 13, 2018
Application note Powering Sensitive Noise ADC Designs with the TPS62913 Low-Noise Buck Converter Sep. 30, 2020
Technical article Measuring additive jitter in fanout buffers Feb. 07, 2014
User guide LMK00304 Evaluation Module User Guide Mar. 06, 2012

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The LMK00304 Evaluation Board allows functional and performance verification of the LMK00304 high-performance 4-output differential clock buffer device.


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Software development

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