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5P49V5935 and 5P49V5933 VersaClock 5 Lower Power Clock Generators with Integrated Crystal


Patrice Cater: Hi, I’m Patrice Cater of IDT, and I’d like to tell you about the latest iteration of the VersaClock 5 programmable clock generators. This addition to our broad portfolio of timing devices is really unique, in that these programmable clock generators feature an integrated crystal. This means engineers won’t have to spend development time integrating the crystal themselves or tuning the frequency, and it means reduced board space because the entire device, including crystal, comes in a compact 4 x 4 mm package. And finally, the integrated crystal means fewer components for a smaller bill of materials. So, you get all the benefits of the original VersaClock 5, best-in-class jitter performance at half the power of competing devices. And the integrated crystal is the icing on the cake. Let’s hear it from our product expert.

Baljit Chandhoke: Thanks, Patrice, for the great introduction of our new VersaClock 5 with integrated crystal. Now I’m going to show you on an evaluation board, what we are talking about. As you see on this evaluation board, the VersaClock 5 is really small. It’s 4 mm x 4 mm, and as you see, there is no crystal. So the X1 is blank, so the crystal is inside the device. This enables our customers to have a comprehensive solution with no external components needed for frequency tuning. It also enables them to save on board space and lower the cost of BOM. In addition, this product, as you will see, is very versatile and it can be used for many different applications since it has the great performance of 0.7 picoseconds RMS phase jitter from 12k to 20 megahertz, and extremely low power with 30 milliamps core current consumption.

Patrice Cater: The VersaClock 5 devices with integrated crystals comes in two flavors, the 5p49v5933a which can generate two output frequencies, and the 5p49v5935a which can generate up to four. For more information, visit the IDT website or give Baljit a call.