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ADCLK950:  Two Selectable Inputs, 10 LVPECL Outputs, SiGe Clock Fanout Buffer

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The ADCLK950 is an ultrafast clock fanout buffer fabricated on the Analog Devices, Inc., proprietary XFCB3 silicon germanium (SiGe) bipolar process. This device is designed for high speed applications requiring low jitter.

The device has two selectable differential inputs via the IN_SEL control pin. Both inputs are equipped with center tapped, differential, 100 Ω on-chip termination resistors. The inputs accept dc-coupled LVPECL, CML, 3.3 V CMOS (single-ended), and ac-coupled 1.8 V CMOS, LVDS, and LVPECL inputs. A VREFx pin is available for biasing ac-coupled inputs.

The ADCLK950 features 10 full-swing emitter coupled logic (ECL) output drivers. For LVPECL (positive ECL) operation, bias VCC to the positive supply and VEE to ground. For ECL operation, bias VCC to ground and VEE to the negative supply.

The output stages are designed to directly drive 800 mV each side into 50 Ω terminated to VCC− 2 V for a total differential output swing of 1.6 V.

The ADCLK950 is available in a 40-lead LFCSP and specified for operation over the standard industrial temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.

  • Low jitter clock distribution
  • Clock and data signal restoration
  • Level translation
  • Wireless communications
  • Wired communications
  • Medical and industrial imaging
  • ATE and high performance instrumentation

    • 2 selectable differential inputs
    • 4.8 GHz operating frequency
    • 75 fs rms broadband random jitter
    • On-chip input terminations
    • 3.3 V power supply

    Functional Block Diagram


    Title Content Type File Type
    ADCLK950: Two Selectable Inputs, 10 LVPECL Outputs, SiGe Clock Fanout Buffer Data Sheet (Rev A, 06/2010) (pdf, 873 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    MT-008: Converting Oscillator Phase Noise to Time Jitter  (pdf, 123 kB) Tutorials PDF
    UG-067: Setting Up the Evaluation Board for the ADCLK950  (pdf, 217 kB) User Guides PDF
    Speedy A/Ds Demand Stable Clocks
    by Jeff Keip, Analog Devices, Inc. (EE Times, 3/18/04)
    Technical Articles HTML
    Design A Clock-Distribution Strategy With Confidence
    by Demetrios Efstathiou (Electronic Design, April 27, 2006)
    Technical Articles HTML
    Understand the Effects of Clock Jitter and Phase Noise on Sampled Systems
    ... Much of your system's performance depends on jitter specifications, so careful assessment is critical.
    by Brad Brannon, Analog Devices (EDN, 12/7/2004)
    Technical Articles HTML
    Clock Requirements For Data Converters
    (Electronic Design, 2/2005)
    Technical Articles HTML
    Termination of High-Speed Converter Clock Distribution Devices
    (The Back Burner, January 2010)
    Analog Dialogue HTML
    Analog-to-Digital Converter Clock Optimization: A Test Engineering Perspective
    (Analog Dialogue, Vol. 42, February 2008)
    Analog Dialogue HTML
    Why do I see reference spurs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why is my phase noise shape changing when I change the PLL settings? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why doesn't the PLL make my reference input and the clock outputs line up? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I optimize my PLL loop for the best phase noise and/or jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    My loop is not locking. How do I debug this? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How long does it take for the PLL to lock? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Help! My PLL came unlocked over temperature. FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I choose between active and passive filter in PLL loop? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Should I reference the passive filter to ground? or supply? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do the PLLs in the AD951x parts compare to other ADI PLLs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How does the clock clean-up function of the AD951x parts work? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why do I want to run a fast PFD frequency? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is it ok for me to connect the same power supply to both the charge pump and distribution power supply pins? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why can't I use a bandpass filter for my loop filter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Should I tie my loop filter to ground or PLL supply? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    The loop filter was working great until I changed the divide ratio in PLL. What happened? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I use a VCO with a supply greater than 5V? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What suppliers do you recommend for VCO/VCXOs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Do VCXOs have better phase noise and jitter performance than VCOs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I know which VCO will work best with the AD9510? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is there an advantage to running a higher VCO frequency than the output frequency? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I determine if a VCO is good enough for my purpose? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is there any difference between the nature of an oscillator's phase noise and the phase noise from a clock chip? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Do different divide ratios cause variations in jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I have a clocking scheme which requires several different division ratios simultaneously. I have a frequency plan, but I'm concerned about crosstalk. How much of a problem is this with your clock distribution chips? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Do divide ratios change the propagation delay? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I want to use the phase offset feature on the AD9510 dividers to generate two signals 90° out of phase. How accurate is the phase offset? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    On the AD951x clock ICs, does the phase offset (coarse delay) affect the jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why doesn't the mini-divider support the divide ratio I want? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I want to use the variable delay adjust, but the jitter is too high. What can I do? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I changed the coarse phase adjust in the evaluation software, but nothing happened. What's going on? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What is the difference between the coarse phase adjust and the fine delay adjust? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What is the fine delay adjust which is available on certain LVDS/CMOS outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Does the fine delay adjust affect the jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why is the fine delay adjust not available on all the outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is there a way to cause Input/Output rising edges to be synchronous (zero delay) with the AD9510/11? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Will the AD9510 work without a reference input signal? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What are the best clock sources for a distribution-only design? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I am not using the CLK1 input on the AD9510. Can I just leave it floating? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How good does my input signal need to be? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I turned off my reference but the Digital Lock Detect (DLD) still says I'm locked. FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Can I shift the threshold on clocks for single-ended inputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    The reference input is differential, but my reference is single-ended. Do I need to convert to differential to drive the AD9510? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Will differential or single-ended inputs/outputs improve my jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why should I use differential rather than single-ended? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I feed a single-ended signal into a differential input? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why do you recommend AC coupling, rather than DC coupling, at the clock inputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Are the ADI clock parts stand-alone clock sources or do I still have to buy a clock source to drive these parts? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Which provides better performance - a clock source with sinewave output, or one with differential square wave outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    On the AD9510, what is the relationship between clock output jitter and CLK1/CLK2 input slew rate? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I'm trying to write to the part in single-byte mode, but I can't write anything. What am I doing wrong? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Can I use the 951X clocks to drive a mixer (RF LO)? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    My applications are RF, not for clocking data converters. Can ADI's 951X ICs be used for RF applications? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I have an input present at the clock input, but I'm not seeing an output? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What happens to the AD9510/11 clock outputs if the Reference Input (REFIN) signal goes away? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What clock frequency comes out of the AD9510 outputs when you first apply power to the device? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is it possible to impedance match a clock output if it is heavily loaded? (e.g. CL=100pF) FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I ran the AD9510 outputs at 1.4 GHz and they seem to work fine. Is there a problem running them at 1.4 GHz? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What should I do with unused channels on the AD9510? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Can I tri-state the AD9510 outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    On the AD9510, how can I make sure that the duty cycle of output clocks stays within 40% to 60% duty cycle window? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What is the effect of distributing harmonically related clocks (on chip or on board) in terms of jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is there any reason to use a transformer on a differential clock output to obtain a "clean" single-ended clock output? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What are some of the advantages/disadvantages of using LVPECL vs. LVDS outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Does the AD9510 support 2.5V PECL? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How much bandwidth is required to process a PECL or LVDS output? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    If I use only one of the PECL differential outputs and the unused output is terminated in 50Ω, how will this affect the phase noise or jitter of the single-ended output? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    If I change the level of PECL output, does it affect the jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What is the best way to terminate LVPECL outputs to get lowest jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is it okay to AC-couple PECL or LVDS outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What is the fan-out capability of the CMOS, LVDS, and LVPECL outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What is the proper termination (value and location) for outputs? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Are outputs short-circuit protected? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Are the CMOS drivers on the clock devices complementary? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Some of the schematics in the AD951x data sheets show an LVPECL termination scheme which is different from the classic termination often seen (50 Ω to Vs - 2V, or the Thevenin equivalent thereof). How does this work, and how did you chose 200 Ω for the resistors? Can I use 100 ohms to improve the slew rate (or jitter)? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I have pulled SYNCB low, but I still have output from a channel. Why? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why can I not get the same output amplitude or rise and fall times as stated in your datasheet? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    The AD9510 datasheet says to use an external pull-up resistor on the FUNCTION pin. Why do I need this and what range of resistors will work? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    May I use the AD9540 for spread spectrum clocking? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Can I get two clock outputs from the AD9540? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What's the advantage of a DDS-based clock generator? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why does the AD9540 require special filtering on its analog output. What are the requirements of this filter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I'm working with optical networks - SONET/SDH. Do ADI's clock chips support these applications? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    On my board, I can't get the same low jitter numbers that are shown in the datasheet. Am I doing something wrong? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do you determine the bandwidth over which phase noise is integrated to obtain jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Using the "ADC SNR method", what is the equivalent bandwidth for the jitter specification? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do harmonic spurs in the output spectrum affect jitter (random or deterministic)? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    When a jitter number is specified without an associated bandwidth, what bandwidth should be assumed? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do you specify jitter? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I use the clock part for jitter clean-up? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    If jitter can be calculated from phase noise measurements, is it possible to calculate phase noise from jitter numbers? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Does jitter vary with different clock frequencies? How about phase noise? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I sure can't measure jitter with femtosecond resolution on my scope! How do you do it? How much confidence do you have in the jitter figures that you are quoting for these parts? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Do you guarantee performance shown in ADIsimCLK? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Who do I contact for technical support on ADIsimCLK? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Should I use the minimum charge pump current settings in order to minimize power? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Can I run CMOS outputs at 5V? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Can I use different power supply voltages for the PECL output drivers? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is .01 uF sufficient for power supply pin bypass? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    My application has pretty tight power consumption requirements. I am very interested in the capabilities of the AD9510, but I don't need every feature. Is it possible to turn off the unused features and save power? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why don't you spec psrr and cmrr in the datasheet? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I get two AD951x (with PLL) to synchronize to the same reference input edge? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    I really need >10 clock outputs. Can I use multiple chips together and still guarantee that all output clocks are synchronized to REFIN? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I synchronize multiple clock devices? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What happens if I run the part in an ambient environment which exceeds 85°C? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How can I determine the die temperature of your device? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    My circuit board has both an analog GND and a digital GND. How should I connect the AD9510 pins labeled GND? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    What PCB layout recommendations do you have for the of the exposed paddle on the bottom side of the LFCSP package? FAQs/RAQs HTML
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    Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

    Title Content Type File Type
    ADIsimCLK Design and Evaluation Software
    ADIsimCLK is the design tool developed specifically for Analog Devices' range of ultra-low jitter clock distribution and clock generation products. Whether your application is in wireless infrastructure, instrumentation, networking, broadband, ATE or other areas demanding predictable clock performance, ADIsimCLK will enable you to rapidly develop, evaluate and optimize your design.
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    ADCLK950 IBIS Models IBIS Models HTML

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