EMI Reduction IC
FCC approved method of EMI attenuation.
Provides up to 15dB EMI reduction.
Generates a 1X low EMI spread spectrum clock of
the input frequency.
Input frequency range: 25MHz to 50 MHz.
Internal loop filter minimizes external components
and board space.
Down Spread and Center Spread.
2 spread frequency deviation selections: -1.25%
and ± 0.8%.
Low inherent cycle-to-cycle jitter.
3.3V operating voltage range.
TTL or CMOS compatible inputs and outputs.
Low power CMOS design.
Supports notebook VGA and other LCD timing
Products are available for industrial temperature
Available in 8-pin SOIC and TSSOP.
The ASM3P2185B is a versatile spread spectrum
frequency modulator designed specifically for a wide
range of input clock frequencies from 25MHz to 50MHz.
The ASM3P2185B can generate an EMI reduced clock
from an OSC or a system generated clock.
The ASM3P2185B reduces electromagnetic interference
(EMI) at the clock source, allowing system wide EMI
reduction for all the down stream clocks and data
dependent signals. The ASM3P2185B allows significant
system cost savings by reducing the number of circuit
board layers, ferrite beads, shielding, and other passive
components that are traditionally required to pass EMI
The ASM3P2185B uses the most efficient and optimized
modulation profile approved by the FCC and is
implemented in a proprietary all digital method.
The ASM3P2185B modulates the output of a single PLL
in order to “spread” the bandwidth of a synthesized clock,
and more importantly, decreases the peak amplitudes of
its harmonics. This results in significantly lower system
EMI compared to the typical narrow band signal produced
by oscillators and most frequency generators. Lowering
EMI by increasing a signal’s bandwidth is called ‘spread
spectrum clock generation’.
The ASM3P2185B is targeted towards EMI management
for memory and LVDS interfaces in mobile graphic
chipsets and high-speed digital applications such as PC
peripheral devices, consumer electronics, and embedded
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