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TI Introduces High-Performance Clock Synthesizer and Jitter Cleaner

High-Frequency Outputs with Lowest Phase Noise and Jitter Enable Clean Data Converter Clocking

Jun 23, 2005

DALLAS (June 23, 2005) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced today a clock synthesizer and jitter cleaner that offers the lowest phase noise and jitter in its class. The device addresses customers' growing requirement for higher performance and increased design flexibility in applications such as 2.5G/3G wireless base stations, data communications, medical imaging, and test and measurement. (See www.ti.com/sc05137 for more information.)

The CDCM7005 provides precise, stable frequencies for signal-chain devices such as analog-to-digital converters (ADC), digital-to-analog converters (DAC), digital upconverters (DUC) and digital downconverters (DDC). It offers the industry's lowest phase noise of -219 dBc/Hz (PLL figure of merit), lowest phase jitter performance of 162 fs (LVPECL) and 232 fs (LVCMOS), and maximum output skew of 20 ps. This performance allows data converters such as ADCs to be undersampled at higher input frequencies while delivering the highest signal-to-noise ratio.
The CDCM7005 offers features that maximize design flexibility, including serial peripheral interface (SPI) logic for programming and individual support control. The device synchronizes a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) frequency up to 2.2 GHz (LVPECL) to one of two reference clocks to deliver high-frequency, clean clock outputs. The outputs can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 16 divide ratios and delivered at LVCMOS and LVPECL levels.
Other useful features include the device's bias voltage (VBB) pin, which allows it to supply the correct voltage to a single-ended VCXO, eliminating the need for external resistors and thereby simplifying the design. In addition, the CDCM7005 supports frequency hold-over mode and fast-frequency locking for failsafe and increased system redundancy.


The 3.3-V CDCM7005 is available today in industrial temperature range (-40C to 85C) from TI and its authorized distributors in either a 64-pin, 0.8-mm ball-grid array (BGA) or 48-pin, 0.5-mm quad flat no-lead (QFN) package. Suggested resale pricing in 1,000-piece quantities is $10.75. An evaluation module is also available.

TI's analog products and digital signal processors (DSP) optimized for wireless infrastructure applications comprise the industry's most complete signal chain solution for base station OEMs. In addition to the low-noise


, TI offers other high-performance analog products and DSPs, including the


low-noise, 16-bit 500-MSPS dual DAC and the


DSP. Nine of the top 10 base station OEMs use TI technology.