255MHz,Low Jitter,Crystal Oscillator-to-3.3V LVPECL Frequency Synthesizer

The 8431-11 is a general purpose clock frequency synthesizer for IA64/32 application and a member of the HiPerClockS™ family of High Performance Clock Solutions from ICS. The VCO operates at a frequency range of 250MHz to 510MHz providing an output frequency range of 125MHz to 255MHz. The output frequency can be programmed using the parallel interface, M0 through M8, to the configuration logic. Spread spectrum clocking is programmed via the control inputs SSC_CTL0 and SSC_CTL1. Programmable features of the 8431-11 support four operational modes. The four modes are spread spectrum clocking (SSC), non-spread spectrum clock and two test modes which are controlled by the SSC_CTL[1:0] pins. Unlike other synthesizers, the 8431-11 can immediately change spread-spectrum operation without having to reset the device. In SSC mode, the output clock is modulated in order to achieve a reduction in EMI. In one of the PLL bypass test modes, the PLL is disconnected as the source to the differential output allowing an external source to be connected to the TEST_I/O pin. This is useful for in-circuit testing and allows the differential output to be driven at a lower frequency throughout the system clock tree. In the other PLL bypass mode, the oscillator divider is used as the source to both the M and the Fout divide by 2. This is useful for characterizing the oscillator and internal dividers.


  • Fully integrated PLL
  • Differential 3.3V LVPECL output
  • Crystal oscillator interface
  • Output frequency range: 125MHz to 255MHz
  • Crystal input frequency range: 14MHz to 20MHz
  • VCO range: 250MHz to 510MHz
  • Programmable PLL loop divider for generating a variety of output frequencies
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) fixed at 1/2% modulation for environments requiring ultra low EMI
  • PLL bypass modes supporting in-circuit testing and on-chip functional block characterization
  • Cycle-to-cycle jitter: 30ps (maximum)
  • 3.3V supply voltage
  • Lead-Free package available
  • 0°C to 85°C ambient operating temperature

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Pb (Lead) Free Carrier Type Buy Sample
8431EM-11LF Obsolete PSG28 SOIC 28 C Yes Tube Availability
8431EM-11LFT Obsolete PSG28 SOIC 28 C Yes Reel Availability

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
PDN# : CQ-14-03 Quarter PDN for Declined Market Product Discontinuation Notice PDF 539 KB Apr 24, 2014
PCN# : TB1303-02 Change of Tape & Reel Packing Method for Selective Products Product Change Notice PDF 361 KB Mar 23, 2013