Low Power Peak EMI Reducing Solution
Generates an EMI optimized clock signal at the
Integrated loop filter components.
Operates with a 3.3 / 2.5V Supply.
Operating current less than 4mA.
Low power CMOS design.
Input frequency range: 13MHz to 30MHz for 2.5V.
: 13MHz to 30MHz for 3.3V.
Generates a 1X low EMI spread spectrum clock of
the input frequency.
Frequency deviation: ±0.75% ( Typ ) @ 22MHz
Available in 6-pin TSOT-23, 8-pin SOIC and 8-pin
The ASM3P2870A is a versatile spread spectrum
frequency modulator designed specifically for a wide
range of clock frequencies. The ASM3P2870A reduces
electromagnetic interference (EMI) at the clock source,
allowing system wide reduction of EMI of all clock
dependent signals. The ASM3P2870A allows significant
system cost savings by reducing the number of circuit
board layers ferrite beads, shielding that are traditionally
required to pass EMI regulations.
The ASM3P2870A uses the most efficient and optimized
modulation profile approved by the FCC and is
implemented by using a proprietary all digital method.
The ASM3P2870A 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 ASM3P2870A is targeted towards all portable
devices with very low power requirements like MP3
players and digital still cameras.
Output Duty Cycle
Modulation Rate Equation
VDD = 3.3V / 2.5V
±0.75% ( Typ ) @ 22MHz
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