VMETRO introduces low-jitter, 2 GHz multi-channel clock generator

VMETRO in Houston is announcing a high-frequency clock generator PMC/XMC module, the XCLK1, which provides as many as five phase-matched, low-jitter sample clocks for high-speed analog-to-digital converters.

Oct 1st, 2007

VMETRO in Houston is announcing a high-frequency clock generator PMC/XMC module, the XCLK1, which provides as many as five phase-matched, low-jitter sample clocks for high-speed analog-to-digital converters. The XCLK1, which runs at rates as fast as to 2 GHz per channel, generates fast clock sources in a small format suitable for high-performance embedded applications, such as signals intelligence, spectral analysis, and radar. High-frequency analog-to-digital converters require stable, low-jitter clock sources, which until now have tended to be bulky. By shrinking this functionality into a space that can be accommodated by any industry-standard PMC or XMC site, multichannel signal acquisition can now be more cost-effective and requires less space. When providing a clock source to multiple acquisition cards, users often need to synchronize the trigger, or start of acquisition for all cards, so that multiple samples are coherent. This is important for applications such as beamforming. The XCLK1 helps solve this problem by being able to momentarily halt all sample clock outputs using its trigger/reset input. This gives time for all acquisition cards to be reset and to start to capture data synchronously. Releasing all the clock outputs at once ensures that all data flows start together and are in step. For more information, contact VMETRO online at www.vmetro.com.

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