The IDT1493-17 is a low-power, low-jitter clock synthesizer designed to replace multiple crystals and oscillators in portable audio/video systems. The device generates a 37 MHz processor clock, a 48 MHz USB clock, a fixed 22.5792 MHz audio clock, a selectable 24.576 MHz or 22.5792 MHz audio clock, and a 27 MHz reference clock for video. Using IDT's proprietary mix of analog and digital Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) technology, the device spreads the frequency spectrum of the 37 MHz output, reducing the peak amplitude of by up to 16 dB. An output enable (OE) pin lowers the chip power consumption while tri-stating all outputs.


  • Extremely low operating current (11 mA)
  • Packaged in 20-pin QFN (Pb-free)
  • Input crystal or clock frequency of 27 MHz
  • Output reference frequency of 27 MHz
  • Fixed output frequencies of 37 MHz, 48 MHz and 22.5792 MHz
  • Selectable output frequency of either 22.5792 MHz or 24.576 MHz
  • Configurable spread spectrum on 37 MHz output
  • Operating core voltage of 1.8 V
  • Output voltage of 1.8 V or 2.5 V
  • Advanced, low-power CMOS process

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Pb (Lead) Free Carrier Type Buy Sample
1493K-17LF Obsolete NLG20 VFQFPN 20 C Yes Tube
1493K-17LFT Obsolete NLG20 VFQFPN 20 C Yes Reel

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
Clock Synthesizer for Portable Systems Datasheet PDF 256 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
AN-828 Termination - LVPECL Application Note PDF 229 KB
AN-831 The Crystal Load curve Application Note PDF 308 KB
AN-845 Termination - LVCMOS Application Note PDF 62 KB
AN-844 Termination - AC Coupling Clock Receivers Application Note PDF 82 KB
AN-842 Thermal Considerations in Package Design and Selection Application Note PDF 403 KB
AN-803 Crystal Timing Budget and Accuracy for IDT Timing Clock Products Application Note PDF 44 KB
AN-840 Jitter Specifications for Timing Signals Application Note PDF 349 KB
AN-839 RMS Phase Jitter Application Note PDF 149 KB
AN-838 Peak-to-Peak Jitter Calculations Application Note PDF 32 KB
AN-834 Hot-Swap Recommendations Application Note PDF 67 KB
AN-832 Timing Budget and Accuracy Application Note PDF 48 KB
AN-830 Quartz Crystal Drive Level Application Note PDF 59 KB
AN-827 Application Relevance of Clock Jitter Application Note PDF 1.06 MB
AN-815 Understanding Jitter Units Application Note PDF 476 KB
AN-802 Crystal-Measuring Oscillator Negative Resistance Application Note PDF 52 KB
AN-805 Recommended Ferrite Beads Application Note PDF 38 KB
AN-801 Crystal-High Drive Level Application Note PDF 109 KB
AN-806 Power Supply Noise Rejection Application Note PDF 353 KB