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LVPECL Frequency-Programmable Crystal Oscillator


The IDT8N3S272 is a Frequency-Programmable Crystal Oscillator with very flexible frequency programming capabilities. The device uses IDT’s fourth generation FemtoClock® NG technology for an optimum of high clock frequency and low phase noise performance. The device accepts 2.5V or 3.3V supply and is packaged in a small, lead-free (RoHS 6) 6-lead ceramic 5mm x 7mm x 1.55mm package. The device can be factory programmed to any  frequency in the range from 15.476MHz to 866.67MHz and from 975MHz to 1,300MHz and supports a very high degree of frequency precision of 218Hz or better. The extended temperature range supports wireless infrastructure, telecommun- ication and networking end equipment requirements.


  • Fourth generation FemtoClock® NG technology
  • Factory-programmable clock output frequency from 15.476MHz to 866.67MHz and from 975MHz to 1,300MHz
  • Frequency programming resolution is 218Hz and better
  • One 2.5V or 3.3V LVPECL clock output
  • Output enable control (positive polarity), LVCMOS/LVTTL compatible
  • RMS phase jitter @ 156.25MHz (12kHz - 20MHz): 0.24ps (typical), integer PLL feedback configuration
  • RMS phase jitter @ 156.25MHz (1kHz - 40MHz): 0.27ps (typical), integer PLL feedback configuration
  • 2.5V or 3.3V supply
  • -40°C to 85°C ambient operating temperature
  • Available in a lead-free (RoHS 6) 6-pin ceramic package

Product Specification

Outputs (#)Output TypeOutput Freq Range (MHz)Supply Voltage (V)Phase Jitter Typ RMS (ps)Freq. Stability Total (± PPM)
1LVPECL975.000000 - 1300.000000, 15.476000 - 866.6700002.50, 3.300.49733, 63, 113

Product Options

Orderable Part IDPart StatusPkg. CodePkg. TypeLead Count (#)Temp. GradePb (Lead) FreeCarrier TypeBudgetary Price @ 1ku (USD)Sample & Buy
8N3S272AC-1024CDObsoleteCD6CDIP6CYesTrayCheck Availability
8N3S272AC-1024CD8ObsoleteCD6CDIP6CYesReelCheck Availability
8N3S272AC-1024CDIActiveCD6CDIP6IYesTray$ 12.20Check Availability
8N3S272AC-1024CDI8ActiveCD6CDIP6IYesReel$ 12.20Check Availability
8N3S272EC-1102CDIObsoleteCD6CDIP6IYesTrayCheck Availability
8N3S272EC-1102CDI8ObsoleteCD6CDIP6IYesReelCheck Availability
8N3S272KC-0020CDIObsoleteCD6CDIP6IYesTrayCheck Availability
8N3S272KC-0020CDI8ObsoleteCD6CDIP6IYesReelCheck Availability


Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Datesort icon
Datasheets & Errata
IDT8N3S272 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 468 KB Jan 9, 2013
User Guides & Manuals
FemtoClock NG Ceramic-Package XO and VCXO Ordering Information Manual - User Reference PDF 102 KB Nov 11, 2015
Apps Notes & White Papers
AN-828 Termination - LVPECL Application Note PDF 229 KB Jul 5, 2016
AN-863 Power Filter Recommendations for SMD Oscillators Application Note PDF 108 KB Jul 2, 2014
AN-842 Thermal Considerations in Package Design and Selection Application Note PDF 403 KB May 12, 2014
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AN-840 Jitter Specifications for Timing Signals Application Note PDF 349 KB May 8, 2014
AN-839 RMS Phase Jitter Application Note PDF 149 KB May 7, 2014
AN-838 Peak-to-Peak Jitter Calculations Application Note PDF 32 KB May 7, 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
PCN# : W1308-01 Change of Passivation Thickness Product Change Notice PDF 941 KB Sep 11, 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