DUAL-INPUT CLOCK GENERATOR INCREASES SYSTEM STABILITY IN NETWORKING AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS

AD9549 provides extended holdover functionality and jitter cleanup to increase system stability and maximize network uptime.
AD9549

Norwood, MA (03/28/2007) -
About the AD9549
Analog Devices’ AD9549 dual-input network clock generator provides networking and data communications systems designers with a new standard of performance to maximize network uptime and increase system stability and reliability. Using a new architecture based on ADI’s proprietary DDS (direct digital synthesis) technology, the AD9549 enables a more stable holdover, allowing designers additional time to restore the clock reference in the event of a failure. If an input reference clock fails, the clock generator IC continues to “hold” the output frequency until the reference failure is recovered. With the AD9549 there is no time limit to holdover – the output will be maintained until the system is powered down or a new reference is provided. Compared to competitive solutions, this holdover functionality improves stability by as much as two orders of magnitude (~0.37 ppm vs. ~30 ppm), resulting in significantly increased system uptime.

Dual Inputs, Digital Functionality, Flexible Outputs Reduce Chip Count and Cost
The AD9549 features A and B reference inputs with switchover. This feature enables a system output clock to maintain operation in the event the primary reference clock fails. The AD9549 also enables users to set loop bandwidth to optimize reference-A-to-reference-B switching time.

The AD9549 dual-input network clock generator reduces jitter to 600 fs (femto seconds), 25 percent better than competing devices. The AD9549 has a programmable digital loop filter capable of bandwidths down to 1 Hz and below. The AD9549 is the first IC of its kind to integrate DDS technology, an element necessary to enabling such narrow loop filter bandwidths and switchover with extended holdover capability functions. For example, these narrow bandwidths enable the device to clean jitter from noisy input clocks, maximizing data converter performance and expanding the market appeal of the AD9549.

Additionally, the AD9549 provides flexible output frequency options, enabling system designers for non-networking applications to avoid additional frequency translation circuitry.

Clock Generators Are Part of ADI’s Complete Clock Signal Path
The AD9549 can be used to create a complete clock path when combined with Analog Devices’ AD951x family of clock distribution ICs and ADI’s high-speed AD9445/6/7 analog-to-digital converters.

Availability and Pricing
The AD9549 is sampling now, and will be available in full production quantities in June 2007. The AD9549 is priced at $10.95 per unit in 10,000-unit quantities and is available in a 64-lead LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package).

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

Editor's Contact Information:

Sue Martenson
781/937-1989
781/937-1078
sue.martenson@analog.com

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