Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the VersaClock 6E programmable clock generators from Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT). This newest line in IDT’s popular VersaClock series offers output frequencies in the kilohertz range and an optional integrated crystal, making them ideal for datacenter and networking equipment, industrial test and measurement devices, professional video displays and other consumer-oriented communications applications with stringent cost, power consumption and low-jitter requirements.
The IDT VersaClock 6E programmable clock generators, available from Mouser Electronics, deliver flexible, low-power timing for demanding high-performance applications. With RMS phase jitter less than 500 fsec over the full 12 kHz to 20 MHz integration range, the devices meet the stringent jitter and phase noise requirements of technologies such as 10G Ethernet, PCI Express Gen 1/2/3, PHY reference clocks and the newest generations of high-end FPGAs — all while operating at about half the core power of competing devices.
These high-performance timing devices store configurations in four banks of on-chip one-time programmable (OTP) memory, while configurations can be changed using the devices’ I2C serial programmable interface. The chip uses a single reference clock to generate frequencies, while one of two redundant clock inputs can be selected through manual switchover. Available in a miniscule 4 × 4 mm, 24-pin VFQFPN package, the devices also provide additional space savings by eliminating the need for extra timing components.
VersaClock 6E Programmable Clock Generators are supported by the VersaClock 6E Evaluation Boards. Designed for use with IDT’s Timing Commander software, the evaluation boards can configure and program the devices to generate a variety of frequencies while maintaining industry-leading performance.