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Features and Benefits

  • Ultra Low Noise Floor: -166 dBc/Hz @ 2 GHz
  • LVPECL, LVDS, CML & CMOS Compatible Inputs
  • Up to 8 Differential or 16 Single-Ended LVPECL Outputs
  • One Adjustable Power CML/RF Output
  • Serial or Parallel Control, Hardware Chip-Enable
  • Power-Down Current < 1 uA
  • 32 Lead 5x5 mm SMT Package 25 mm²

Product Details

The HMC987LP5E 1-to-9 fanout buffer is designed for low noise clock distribution. It is intended to generate relatively square wave outputs with rise/ fall times < 100 ps. The low skew and jitter outputs of the HMC987LP5E, combined with its fast rise/ fall times, leads to controllable low-noise switching of downstream circuits such as mixers, ADCs/DACs or SERDES devices. The noise floor is particularly important in these applications, when the clocknetwork bandwidth is wide enough to allow squarewave switching. Driven at 2 GHz, outputs of the HMC987LP5E have a noise floor of -166 dBc/Hz, corresponding to a jitter density of 0.6 asec/rtHz - or 50 fs over an 8 GHz bandwidth.

The input stage can be driven single-ended or differentially, in a variety of signal formats (CML, LVDS, LVPECL or CMOS), AC or DC coupled. The input stage also features adjustable input impedance. It has 8 LVPECL outputs, and 1 CML output with adjustable swing/power-level in 3 dB steps.

Individual output stages may be enabled or disabled for power-savings when not required using either hardware control pins, or under control of a serial-port interface.


  • SONET, Fibre Channel, GigE Clock Distribution
  • ADC/DAC Clock Distribution
  • Low Skew and Jitter Clock or Data Fanout
  • Wireless/Wired Communications
  • Level Translation
  • High Performance Instrumentation
  • Medical Imaging
  • Single-Ended to Differential Conversion

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