Features and Benefits

  • JESD204B/C, Subclass 1 SYSREF Signal Generation
  • Low Noise Integer-N PLL
  • Additive Output Jitter < 6fsRMS
    • (Integration BW = 12kHz to 20MHz, f = 4.5GHz)
  • Additive Output Jitter 65fsRMS (ADC SNR Method)
  • EZSync, ParallelSync Multichip Synchronization
  • –229dBc/Hz Normalized In-Band Phase Noise Floor
  • –281dBc/Hz Normalized In-Band 1/f Noise
  • Eleven Independent, Low Noise Outputs with Programmable Coarse Digital and Fine Analog Delays
  • Flexible Outputs Can Serve as Either a Device Clock or SYSREF Signal
  • Reference Input Frequency up to 500MHz
  • LTC6952Wizard Software Design Tool Support
  • –40ºC to 125°C Operating Junction Temperature Range

Product Details

The LTC6952 is a high performance, ultralow jitter, JESD204B/C clock generation and distribution IC. It includes a Phase Locked Loop (PLL) core, consisting of a reference divider, phase-frequency detector (PFD) with a phase-lock indicator, ultralow noise charge pump and integer feedback divider. The LTC6952’s eleven outputs can be configured as up to five JESD204B/C subclass 1 device clock/SYSREF pairs plus one general purpose output, or simply eleven general purpose clock outputs for non-JESD204B/C applications. Each output has its own individually programmable frequency divider and output driver. All outputs can also be synchronized and set to precise phase alignment using individual coarse half-cycle digital delays and fine analog time delays.

For applications requiring more than eleven total outputs, multiple LTC6952s can be connected together using the EZSync or ParallelSync synchronization protocols.


  • High Performance Data Converter Clocking
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Test and Measurement

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LTC6952 Wizard

The LTC6952Wizard software provides appropriate LTC6952 and LTC6953 devices settings and LTC6952 loop filter component values with a click of a button. Different system scenarios may be tried, and then each output’s time-domain waveform and frequency-domain phase noise and jitter may be plotted.

Product Recommendations

LTC6952 Companion Parts

Recommended Clock Distribution Device

Recommended Reference Buffer

Recommended Reference Clean Up PLL

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