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RF Clock IC offers optimal jitter performance, output speed.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 13, 2012 - Supplied in 48-lead LFCSP, AD9525 achieves absolute broadband RMS jitter of 83 fs (1 kHz to 100 MHz offset) at 245.76 MHz, including jitter contribution from external VCO, and supports up to 3.6 GHz output speed. IC operates from 3.3 supply and over -40°C to 85°C range and offers 8 LVPECL and 1 LVPECL SYNC outputs. With 25 ps output-to-output skew, product suits communications and instrumentation equipment that require high-speed data conversion and optimized SNR performance.

Original Press Release

RF Clock IC Achieves Industry's Best Jitter Performance and Fastest Output Speed to Meet Demands of High-Speed Data Converters

Press release date: Oct 30, 2012

NORWOOD, Mass.--Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced an RF clock IC, (radio frequency clock integrated circuit) with the industry’s lowest jitter for communications and instrumentation equipment that requires high-speed data conversion and optimum SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) performance. The AD9525 RF clock IC achieves absolute broadband rms (root-mean square) jitter of 83-fs (1-kHz to 100-MHz offset range), at 245.76 MHz, including jitter contribution from the external VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator). The new RF clock IC supports up to a 3.6-GHz output speed that is nearly three times faster than competing clocks. The combination of high speed and low jitter is especially important for applications such as instrumentation and defense electronics where exceptionally clean clock synthesis is required for data conversion operations in the GSPS (billions of samples per second) range.

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Key Features of the AD9525 RF Clock IC
• RMS jitter:
- 83 fs @ 245.76 MHZ (1 kHz to 100 MHz)
- 46 fs @ 245.76 MHz (12 kHz to 20 MHz)
• Maximum output speed: 3.6 GHz
• Output-to-output skew: 25 ps
• Number of outputs: 8 LVPECL and 1 LVPECL SYNC
• Supply voltage: 3.3 V
Availability and Pricing
Product Availability Operating Temperature Range Price each in 1,000 quantity Packaging
AD9525 NOW -40°C to 85°C $8.33 48-lead LFCSP

The AD9525 RF Clock complements ADI’s high-speed data converter portfolio.

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