LOW SKEW, 1-TO-12
LVCMOS CLOCK MULTIPLIER/ZERO DELAY BUFFER
The ICS87972I is a LVCMOS clock generator
and a member of the HiPerClockS™ family of High
Performance Clock Solutions from ICS. The
ICS87972I has three selectable inputs and pro-
vides 14 LVCMOS outputs.
The ICS87972I is a highly flexible device. Using the crystal os-
cillator input, it can be used to generate clocks for a system. All
of these clocks can be the same frequency or the device can be
configured to generate up to three different frequencies among
the three output banks. Using one of the single ended inputs, the
ICS87972I can be used as a zero delay buffer/multiplier/divider
in clock distribution applications.
The three output banks and feedback output each have their
own output dividers which allows the device to generate a
multitude of different bank frequency ratios and output-to-input
frequency ratios. In addition, 2 outputs in Bank C (QC2, QC3)
can be selected to be inverting or non-inverting. The output
frequency range is 8.33MHz - 125MHz. Input frequency range is
5MHz - 120MHz.
• Fully integrated PLL
• 14 LVCMOS outputs; (12) clocks, (1) feedback, (1) sync
• Selectable crystal oscillator interface or LVCMOS reference
• CLK0, CLK1 can accept the following input levels:
LVCMOS or LVTTL
• Output frequency range: 8.33MHz to 125MHz
• VCO range: 200MHz to 480MHz
• Output skew: 550ps (maximum)
• Cycle-to-cycle jitter: ±100ps (typical)
• Full 3.3V supply voltage
• -40°C to 85°C ambient operating temperature
• Pin compatible with MPC972
• Compatible with PowerPC™ and Pentium™ Microprocessors
The ICS87972I also has a QSYNC output which can be used
for system synchronization purposes. It monitors Bank A and
Bank C outputs and goes low one period of the faster clock prior
to coincident rising edges of Bank A and Bank C clocks. QSYNC
then goes high again when the coincident rising edges of Bank A
and Bank C occur. This feature is used primarily in applications
where Bank A and Bank C are running at different frequencies,
and is particularly useful when they are running at non-integer
multiples of one another.
1. System Clock generator: Use a 16.66 MHz Crystal to
generate eight 33.33MHz copies for PCI and four 100MHz
copies for the CPU or PCI-X.
2. Line Card Multiplier: Multiply 19.44MHz from a back plane
to 77.76MHz for the line Card ASICs and Serdes.
3. Zero Delay buffer for Synchronous memory: Fan out up
to twelve 100MHz copies from a memory controller ref-
erence clock to the memory chips on a memory module
with zero delay.
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10mm x 10mm x 1.4mm package body
REV. A OCTOBER 18, 2002