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Integrated VCO Yes Output frequency (Min) (MHz) 553 Output frequency (Max) (MHz) 3132 Normalized PLL phase noise (dBc/Hz) -212 Current consumption (mA) 34 1/f noise (10-kHz offset at 1-GHz carrier) (dBc/Hz) -104
Integrated VCO Yes Output frequency (Min) (MHz) 553 Output frequency (Max) (MHz) 3132 Normalized PLL phase noise (dBc/Hz) -212 Current consumption (mA) 34 1/f noise (10-kHz offset at 1-GHz carrier) (dBc/Hz) -104
WQFN (NJG) 36 36 mm² 6 x 6 WQFN (NJH) 36 36 mm² 6 x 6
  • Multiple Frequency Options Available
    • See Device Information Table
    • Frequencies From: 553 MHz to 3132 MHz
  • PLL Features
    • Fractional-N Delta-Sigma Modulator Order
      Programmable up to Fourth Order
    • FastLock/Cycle Slip Reduction with Timeout
      Counter
    • Partially Integrated, Adjustable Loop Filter
    • Very Low Phase Noise and Spurs
  • VCO Features
    • Integrated Tank Inductor
    • Low Phase Noise
  • Other Features
    • 2.8-V to 3.2-V Operation
    • Low Operating Current
    • Low Power-Down Current
    • 1.8-V MICROWIRE Support
    • 36-Pin 6-mm × 6-mm × 0.8-mm WQFN Package
  • Multiple Frequency Options Available
    • See Device Information Table
    • Frequencies From: 553 MHz to 3132 MHz
  • PLL Features
    • Fractional-N Delta-Sigma Modulator Order
      Programmable up to Fourth Order
    • FastLock/Cycle Slip Reduction with Timeout
      Counter
    • Partially Integrated, Adjustable Loop Filter
    • Very Low Phase Noise and Spurs
  • VCO Features
    • Integrated Tank Inductor
    • Low Phase Noise
  • Other Features
    • 2.8-V to 3.2-V Operation
    • Low Operating Current
    • Low Power-Down Current
    • 1.8-V MICROWIRE Support
    • 36-Pin 6-mm × 6-mm × 0.8-mm WQFN Package

The LMX2531 is a low-power, high-performance frequency synthesizer system which includes a fully integrated delta-sigma PLL and VCO with fully integrated tank circuit. The third and fourth poles are also integrated and adjustable. Ultra-low noise and high-precision LDOs are integrated for the PLL and VCO, which yield higher supply-noise immunity and more consistent performance. When combined with a high-quality reference oscillator, the LMX2531 device generates very stable, low-noise local-oscillator signals for up and down conversion in wireless communication devices. The LMX2531 device is a monolithic integrated circuit, fabricated in an advanced BiCMOS process. Several different versions of this product accommodate different frequency bands.

The LMX2531 is a low-power, high-performance frequency synthesizer system which includes a fully integrated delta-sigma PLL and VCO with fully integrated tank circuit. The third and fourth poles are also integrated and adjustable. Ultra-low noise and high-precision LDOs are integrated for the PLL and VCO, which yield higher supply-noise immunity and more consistent performance. When combined with a high-quality reference oscillator, the LMX2531 device generates very stable, low-noise local-oscillator signals for up and down conversion in wireless communication devices. The LMX2531 device is a monolithic integrated circuit, fabricated in an advanced BiCMOS process. Several different versions of this product accommodate different frequency bands.

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* Data sheet LMX2531 High-Performance Frequency Synthesizer System With Integrated VCO datasheet (Rev. S) 31 Dec 2014
Application note AN-1879 Fractional N Frequency Synthesis (Rev. B) 18 Nov 2021
User guide LMX2531-xxxx Evaluation Board User’s Guide (Rev. A) 26 Nov 2013
Application note AN-1558 Clocking High-Speed A/D Converters (Rev. B) 01 May 2013
Application note AN-1821 CPRI Repeater System (Rev. A) 26 Apr 2013
Application note Selecting Amplifiers, ADCs, and Clocks for High-Performance Signal Paths 13 Sep 2007
Application note Generating Precision Clocks for Time- Interleaved ADCs 02 Aug 2007

Design & development

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Evaluation board

LMX25311226EVAL — High Performance Frequency Synthesizer System with Integrated VCO (592 - 634 MHz, 1184 - 1268 MHz)

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LMX25312265EVAL — High Performance Frequency Synthesizer System with Integrated VCO (1089 - 1200 MHz, 2178 - 2400 MHz)

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LMX25312820EVAL — High Performance Frequency Synthesizer System with Integrated VCO (1355 - 1462 MHz, 2710 - 2925 MHz)

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Evaluation board

LMX25313010EVAL — High Performance Frequency Synthesizer System with Integrated VCO (1455 - 1566 MHz, 2910 - 3132 MHz)

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Application software & framework

CLOCKDESIGNTOOL — Clock Design Tool - Loop Filter & Device Configuration + Simulation

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Application software & framework

PLLATINUMSIM-SW — Texas Instruments PLLatinum Simulator Tool

The PLLATINUMSIM-SW simulator tool lets you create detailed designs and simulations of our PLLATINUM™ integrated circuits which include the LMX series of PLLs and synthesizers.
Application software & framework

TICSPRO-SW — Texas Instruments Clocks and Synthesizers (TICS) Pro Software

The TICS Pro software is used to program the evaluation modules (EVMs) for device numbers with these prefixes: CDC, LMK and LMX. These devices include PLLs and voltage-controlled oscillators (PLL+VCO), synthesizers and clocking devices.
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

CODELOADER — CodeLoader Software for device register programming

The CodeLoader 4 software is used to program the LMX PLLs and LMK timing devices through either the USB or line print terminal (LPT) port of a computer. This software also provides information on how to program the device by showing the bits that are actually sent.


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Design tool

CLOCK-TREE-ARCHITECT — Clock tree architect programming software

Clock tree architect is a clock tree synthesis tool that streamlines your design process by generating clock tree solutions based on your system requirements. The tool pulls data from an extensive database of clocking products to generate a system-level multi-chip clocking solution.
Reference designs

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