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87973I-147 - Block Diagram
87973I-147 - Pinout


Low Skew, 1-to-12 LVCMOS/LVTTL Clock Multiplier/Zero Delay Buffer

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The 87973I-147 is a LVCMOS/LVTTL clock generator and a member of the HiPerClockS™ family of High Performance Clock Solutions from IDT. The 87973I-147 has three selectable inputs and provides 14 LVCMOS/LVTTL outputs. The 87973I-147 is a highly flexible device. The three selectable inputs (1 differential and 2 single ended inputs) are often used in systems requiring redundant clock sources. Up to three different output frequencies can be generated among the three output banks. 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 10MHz to 150MHz. The input frequency range is 6MHz to 120MHz. The 87973I-147 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 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.


  • Fully integrated PLL
  • Fourteen LVCMOS/LVTTL outputs to include: twelve clocks, one feedback, one sync
  • Selectable differential CLK, nCLK inputs or LVCMOS/LVTTL reference clock inputs
  • CLK0, CLK1 can accept the following input levels: LVCMOS or LVTTL
  • CLK, nCLK pair can accept the following differential input levels: LVPECL, LVDS, LVHSTL, SSTLHCSL
  • Output frequency range: 10MHz to 150MHz
  • VCO range: 240MHz to 500MHz
  • Output skew: 200ps (maximum)
  • Cycle-to-cycle jitter, (all banks ÷4): 55ps (maximum)
  • Full 3.3V supply voltage
  • -40°C to 85°C ambient operating temperature
  • Compatible with PowerPC™ and Pentium™ Microprocessors
  • Available in both standard (RoHS 5) and lead-free (RoHS 6) packages

Product Specification

Outputs (#)Output TypeOutput Freq Range (MHz)Input Freq (MHz)Inputs (#)Input TypeOutput Banks (#)Core Voltage (V)Output Voltage (V)
13LVCMOS10.000000 - 150.0000000.000000 - 120.0000003LVCMOS, HSTL, LVDS, LVPECL, SSTL, HCSL43.33.3

Product Options

Orderable Part IDPart StatusPkg. CodePkg. TypeLead Count (#)Temp. GradePb (Lead) FreeCarrier TypeSample & Buy
87973DYI-147LFLast Time BuyPPG52TQFP52IYesTrayCheck Availability
87973DYI-147LFTLast Time BuyPPG52TQFP52IYesReelCheck Availability


Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Datesort icon
Datasheets & Errata
87973I-147 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 461 KB Jun 28, 2016
Apps Notes & White Papers
AN-828 Termination - LVPECL Application Note PDF 229 KB Jul 5, 2016
AN-844 Termination - AC Coupling Clock Receivers Application Note PDF 82 KB May 13, 2014
AN-845 Termination - LVCMOS Application Note PDF 62 KB May 13, 2014
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AN-842 Thermal Considerations in Package Design and Selection Application Note PDF 403 KB May 12, 2014
AN-840 Jitter Specifications for Timing Signals Application Note PDF 349 KB May 8, 2014
AN-836 Differential Input to Accept Single-ended Levels Application Note PDF 37 KB May 6, 2014
AN-835 Differential Input with VCMR being VIH Referenced Application Note PDF 77 KB May 6, 2014
AN-833 Differential Input Self Oscillation Prevention Application Note PDF 94 KB May 6, 2014
AN-834 Hot-Swap Recommendations Application Note PDF 67 KB May 6, 2014
AN-827 Application Relevance of Clock Jitter Application Note PDF 1.06 MB Apr 24, 2014
AN-815 Understanding Jitter Units Application Note PDF 476 KB Apr 24, 2014
AN-805 Recommended Ferrite Beads Application Note PDF 38 KB Jan 15, 2014
PDN# : CQ-16-01 PRODUCT DISCONTINUANCE NOTICE Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 552 KB May 4, 2016
PCN# : A1402-02 Alternate Assembly Locations Product Change Notice PDF 34 KB Sep 28, 2014
PCN# : A1401-02 Alternate Copper Wire Assembly Site Product Change Notice PDF 36 KB Feb 16, 2014
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PDN# : N-12-22R2 PRODUCT DISCONTINUANCE NOTICE Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 363 KB Jun 14, 2013
PDN# : N-12-22R1 PRODUCT DISCONTINUANCE NOTICE Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 209 KB Feb 28, 2013
IDT Clock Generation Overview 日本語 Overview PDF 1.83 MB Apr 28, 2016
IDT Clock Distribution Overview 日本語 Overview PDF 3.79 MB Apr 25, 2016

Software & Tools

Title Type Format File Size Datesort icon
87973I-147 IBIS Model Model - IBIS ZIP 7 KB Apr 17, 2006