ICS1526 Data Sheet
Section 1 Overview
The ICS1526 is a user-programmable,
high-performance general purpose clock generator. It
is intended for graphics system line-locked and
genlocked applications and provides the clock signals
required by high-performance analog-to-digital
Figure 1-1 Simplified Block Diagram
Section 1 Overview
The ICS1526 has the ability to operate in line-locked
mode with the HSYNC input.
1.1 Phase-Locked Loop
The phase-locked loop has a very wide input frequency
range (8 kHz to 100 MHz). Not only is the ICS1526 an
excellent, general purpose clock synthesizer, but it is
also capable of line-locked operation. Refer to the
block diagram below.
Note: Polarity controls and other circuit elements are not shown in above diagram for simplicity
The heart of the ICS1526 is a voltage controlled
oscillator (VCO). The VCOs speed is controlled by the
voltage on the loop filter. This voltage will be described
later in this section.
The VCOs clock output is first passed through the VCO
Divider (VCOD). The VCOD allows the VCO to operate
at higher speeds than the required output clock.
NOTE: Under normal, locked operation the VCOD has
no effect on the speed of the output clocks, just the
The output of the VCOD is the full speed output
frequency seen on the CLK. This clock is then sent
through the 12-bit internal Feedback Divider (FD). The
feedback divider controls how many clocks are seen
during every cycle of the input reference.
The Phase Frequency Detector (PFD) then compares
the feedback to the input and controls the filter voltage
by enabling and disabling the charge pump. The
charge pump has programmable current drive and will
source and sink current as appropriate to keep the
input and the clock output aligned.
The input HSYNC and VSYNC can be conditioned by a
high-performance Schmitt-trigger by sharpening the
The HSYNC_out and VSYNC_out signals are aligned
with the output clock (CLK) via a set of flip flops.
1.2 Output Drivers and Logic Inputs
The ICS1526 uses low-voltage TTL (LVTTL) inputs and
LVCMOS outputs, operating at the 3.3 V supply
voltage. The LVTTL inputs are 5 V tolerant.
The LVCMOS drive resistive terminations or
1.3 Automatic Power-On Reset Detection
The ICS1526 has automatic power-on reset detection
(POR) circuitry and it resets itself if the supply voltage
drops below threshold values. No external connection
to a reset signal is required.
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