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Frequently Asked Question

Are the ADI clock parts stand-alone clock sources or do I still have to buy a clock source to drive these parts?

While it is true that all ADI clocking products need some reference signal, many of the devices include the necessary circuitry on chip to excite an external crystal reference. When we refer to a device as a clock generator we mean that the device has significant flexibility in terms of the exact fractional relationship between the reference and output frequencies.