Ultra low noise clock jitter cleaner/multiplier with 6 programmable outputs


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Function Dual-loop PLL Number of outputs 7 RMS jitter (fs) 100 Output frequency (Min) (MHz) 0.22 Output frequency (Max) (MHz) 2600 Input type LVCMOS, LVDS, LVPECL Output type LVCMOS, LVDS, LVPECL Supply voltage (Min) (V) 3.15 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 3.45 Features 0 Delay Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Clock jitter cleaners & synchronizers

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  • Ultralow RMS Jitter Performance
    • 100-fs RMS Jitter (12 kHz to 20 MHz)
    • 123-fs RMS Jitter (100 Hz to 20 MHz)
  • Dual Loop PLLatinum™ PLL Architecture
    • PLL1
      • Integrated Low-Noise Crystal Oscillator Circuit
      • Holdover Mode when Input Clocks are Lost
        • Automatic or Manual Triggering/Recovery
    • PLL2
      • Normalized [1 Hz] PLL Noise Floor of –227 dBc/Hz
      • Phase Detector Rate up to 155 MHz
      • OSCin Frequency-doubler
      • Integrated Low-Noise VCO
  • 3 Redundant Input Clocks with LOS
    • Automatic and Manual Switch-Over Modes
  • 50% Duty Cycle Output Divides, 1 to 1045 (Even and Odd)
  • LVPECL, LVDS, or LVCMOS Programmable Outputs
  • Precision Digital Delay, Fixed or Dynamically Adjustable
  • 25-ps Step Analog Delay Control.
  • 6 Differential Outputs. Up to 12 Single Ended.
    • Up to 5 VCXO/Crystal Buffered Outputs
  • Clock Rates of up to 2600 MHz
  • 0-Delay Mode
  • Three Default Clock Outputs at Power Up
  • Multi-mode: Dual PLL, Single PLL, and Clock Distribution
  • Industrial Temperature Range: –40 to 85 °C
  • 3.15-V to 3.45-V Operation
  • Package: 64-Pin WQFN (9 mm × 9 mm × 0.8 mm)

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The LMK04906 is the industry’s highest performance clock jitter attenuator with superior clock jitter cleaning, generation, and distribution with advanced features to meet high performance timing application needs.

The LMK04906 accepts 3 clock inputs ranging from 1 kHz to 500 MHz and generates 6 unique clock output frequencies ranging from 284 kHz to 2.6 GHz. The LMK04906 can also buffer a crystal or VCXO to generate a 7th unique clock frequency.

The device provides virtually all frequency translation combinations required for SONET, Ethernet, Fibre Channel and multi-mode Wireless Base Stations.

The LMK04906 input clock frequency and clock multiplication ratio are programmable through a SPI interface.

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* Data sheet LMK04906 Ultralow Noise Clock Jitter Cleaner and Multiplier With 6 Programmable Outputs datasheet (Rev. F) Aug. 11, 2017
User guide LMK04906 Evaluation Board User's Guide (Rev. A) Nov. 26, 2013
Application note Using the LMK0480x/LMK04906 for Hitless Switching and Holdover Jul. 12, 2013
Application note AN-1939 Crystal Based Oscillator Design with the LMK04000 Family (Rev. A) Apr. 26, 2013
User guide Clock Conditioner Owner's Manual Nov. 10, 2006

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The LMK04906 is the industry's highest performance clock conditioner with superior clock jitter cleaning, generation, and distribution with advanced features to meet next generation system requirements. The dual loop PLLatinum™ architecture enables 111 fs rms jitter (12 kHz to 20 MHz) using a low (...)

  • Multi-mode: Dual PLL, single PLL, and clock distribution
  • Dual Loop PLLatinum PLL Architecture
    • PLL1
      • Automatic or manual triggering/recovery
    • PLL2
      • Integrated Low-Noise VCO
  • 3 redundant input clocks with LOS
    • Automatic and manual switch-over modes
  • 50% duty cycle output divides, 1 to 1045 (even and odd)
  • LVPECL (...)

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  • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
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