Frequency Synthesizers, Rate Converters boost design reliability.

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Able to create complete clock tree, miClockSynth™ ZL30260–ZL30267 devices include 4 independent frequency families, up to 10 differential or 20 single-ended configurable outputs, and 2 fractional-N APLLs with fractional and integer divider. Output jitter is 170 fs RMS, and any-rate frequency conversion supports input from 10 MHz to 1.2 GHz and output frequency from < 1 Hz up to 1 GHz. NC oscillator offers steep output frequency per APLL or fractional/integer-N divider with >0.01 ppb resolution.

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Microsemi Announces New Family of High Performance Frequency Synthesizers and Rate Converters

Leveraging Company Expertise in Data Center, Enterprise and Communications Markets, New Devices Improve Design Reliability, Reduce Costs and Simplify Design

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its latest miClockSynth™ family of high performance frequency synthesizers and rate converters. The new ZL30260-ZL30267 devices, targeted at the enterprise, data center, communications and video markets, simplify board design significantly by generating up to four independent frequency families of ultra-low jitter clock signals from a crystal source or clock input.

Featuring four independent frequency families, best-in-class jitter performance, up to 10 differential or 20 single ended configurable outputs and two fractional-N analog phase locked loops (APLLs) with a fractional and integer divider, Microsemi's miClockSynth devices can create a complete clock tree. The new devices can replace a number of multipliers, synthesizers and oscillators on the board, improving design reliability while reducing bill of materials (BOM) costs and simplifying design. The products also feature an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and the ability to create factory pre-programmed devices with ease using Microsemi's web tool, miClockDesigner™.

"Our new family of high performance any-to-any rate converters and frequency synthesizers expands our broad portfolio of clock management solutions and supports our aggressive growth within the data center and enterprise markets," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "Our data center reference design utilizes an all Microsemi timing solution providing customers with a turnkey, proven solution, built and tested. We will continue leveraging our deep expertise to develop unique value add solutions for our customers and increase our market share."

According to the report from market research firm Databeans titled, "Q4-2015 Timing Devices Market Tracker," the servers and storage area network market will grow to $63 billion in 2016 with an average growth of 11 percent through 2020. Microsemi's ZL30260-ZL30267 devices cater to this growing demand, targeting a wide variety of applications including enterprise switches and routers, PCIe, servers, storage systems, wireless base stations, wireless backhaul, access infrastructure and 1G/2.5G/10G/25G/40G/25G/100G Ethernet.

In addition to the new devices' ultra-low output jitter of 170 femtoseconds (fs) root mean square (RMS), they also offer any-rate frequency conversion—with any input frequency ranging from 10 MHz to 1.2 GHz to any output frequency less than 1 Hz and up to 1 GHz. They feature a highly precise numerically controlled oscillator with steep output frequency per APLL or fractional/integer-N divider with better than 0.01 parts per billion (ppb) resolution. In addition, the devices output format is configurable, with native LVDS, LVPECL, HCSL, 2xCMOS or HSTL per output reducing the number of termination components.  The device also features spread-spectrum modulation mode that meets PCIe market requirements.

Product Availability
Microsemi's ZL30260-ZL30267 family of high performance any-to-any clock multiplier and frequency synthesizers is available now. For more information, visit or contact

About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Communications
Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add semiconductor, system and services for the enterprise, data center and telecom markets. Microsemi products enable customers to build secure, reliable and low power systems that can meet stringent requirements of next generation communication networks. Customers leverage Microsemi technologies to drive innovation in a range of applications including edge and core routers, Ethernet switches, optical transport network (OTN), wireless infrastructure including LTE-Advanced, small cells and Wi-Fi access points; access aggregation and broadband gateways including fiber/PON, and DOCSIS3.1.

Microsemi's comprehensive communications portfolio offers market-leading advancements in multiple product categories including high accuracy timing and synchronization systems, software, components and services; feature-rich Carrier Ethernet switches and PHY, power-efficient and multi-standard compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems and components,, and xDSL line drivers; innovative voice and audio intelligence, lowest power FPGAs with highest security and single event upset (SEU) immune fabric, security portfolio of hardware and software products including state-of–the-art multi-layer encryption, sophisticated key management, secure authentication with anti-tamper and anti-cloning capabilities; 100 Gigabits optical drivers and the most integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM). For more information, visit

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at

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CONTACT: Farhad Mafie, VP Worldwide Product Marketing, 949-356-2399; Beth P. Quezada, Director, Corporate Communications, 949-380-6102,

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