INTELLIGENT DYNAMIC CLOCK SWITCH PLL CLOCK DRIVER
The XRK7955 is a PLL clock driver designed
specifically for redundant clock tree designs. The
device receives two differential LVPECL clock signals
from which it generates 5 new differential LVPECL
clock outputs. Two of the output pairs regenerate the
input signals frequency and phase while the other
three pairs generate 5x, phase aligned clock outputs.
External PLL feedback is used to also provide zero
delay buffer performance.
The XRK7955 Intelligent Dynamic Clock Switch
circuit continuously monitors both input CLK signals.
Upon detection of a failure (CLK stuck HIGH or LOW
for at least 1 period), the INP_BAD for that CLK will
be latched (H). If that CLK is the primary clock, the
device will switch to the good secondary clock and
phase/frequency alignment will occur with minimal
output phase disturbance. The typical phase bump
caused by a failed clock is eliminated.
• Fully Integrated PLL
• Intelligent Dynamic Clock Switch
• LVPECL Clock Outputs
• LVCMOS Control I/O
• 3.3V Operation
• 32-Lead LQFP Packaging
FIGURE 1. BLOCK DIAGRAM OF THE XRK7955
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