PLLatinum™ Low Power Frequency Synthesizer for RF
LMX2306 550 MHz
LMX2316 1.2 GHz
LMX2326 2.8 GHz
The LMX2306/16/26 are monolithic, integrated frequency
synthesizers with prescalers that are designed to be used to
generate a very stable low noise signal for controlling the lo-
cal oscillator of an RF transceiver. They are fabricated using
National’s ABiC V silicon BiCMOS 0.5µ process.
The LMX2306 contains a 8/9 dual modulus prescaler while
the LMX2316 and the LMX2326 have a 32/33 dual modulus
prescaler. The LMX2306/16/26 employ a digital phase
locked loop technique. When combined with a high quality
reference oscillator and loop filter, the LMX2306/16/26 pro-
vide the feedback tuning voltage for a voltage controlled os-
cillator to generate a low phase noise local oscillator signal.
Serial data is transferred into the LMX2306/16/26 via a three
wire interface (Data, Enable, Clock). Supply voltage can
range from 2.3V to 5.5V. The LMX2306/16/26 feature ultra
low current consumption; LMX2306 - 1.7 mA at 3V,
LMX2316 - 2.5 mA at 3V, and LMX2326 - 4.0 mA at 3V.
The LMX2306/16/26 synthesizers are available in a 16-pin
TSSOP surface mount plastic package.
n 2.3V to 5.5V operation
n Ultra low current consumption
n 2.5V VCC JEDEC standard compatible
n Programmable or logical power down mode:
— ICC = 1 µA typical at 3V
n Dual modulus prescaler:
n Selectable charge pump TRI-STATE® mode
n Selectable FastLock™ mode with timeout counter
n MICROWIRE™ Interface
n Digital Lock Detect
n Portable wireless communications (PCS/PCN, cordless)
n Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
n Cable TV tuners (CATV)
n Other wireless communication systems
Functional Block Diagram
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