Clock Divider

The 542 is cost effective way to produce a high-quality clock output divided from a clock input. The chip accepts a clock input up to 156 MHz at 3.3 V and produces a divide by 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 of the input clock. There are two outputs on the chip, one being a low-skew divide by two of the other. For instance, if an 100 MHz input clock is used, the 542 can produce low-skew 50 MHz and 25 MHz clocks, or low skew 25 MHz and 12.5 MHz clocks. The chip has an all-chip power-down mode that stops the outputs low, and an OE pin that tri-states the outputs. See the 501, 502, 511, 512, and 525 for clock multipliers.

Features

  • 8-pin SOIC package, Pb free
  • Available in RoHS compliant package
  • IDT's lowest cost clock divider
  • Low skew (500 ps) outputs. One is /2 of the other
  • Easy to use with other generators and buffers
  • Input clock frequency up to 156 MHz
  • Output clock duty cycle of 45/55
  • Power-down turns off chip
  • Output Enable
  • Advanced, low-power CMOS process
  • Operating voltage of 3.3 V or 5 V
  • Does not degrade phase noise - no PLL
  • Available in industrial and commercial temperature ranges

Product Options

Orderable Part ID Part Status Pkg. Code Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Temp. Grade Pb (Lead) Free Carrier Type Buy Sample
542MILF Active DCG8 SOIC 8 I Yes Tube Availability
542MILFT Active DCG8 SOIC 8 I Yes Reel Availability
542MLF Active DCG8 SOIC 8 C Yes Tube Availability
542MLFT Active DCG8 SOIC 8 C Yes Reel Availability

Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
542 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 169 KB May 13, 2010
Application Notes & White Papers
AN-828 Termination - LVPECL Application Note PDF 229 KB Jul 5, 2016
AN-815 Understanding Jitter Units Application Note PDF 476 KB Apr 23, 2014
AN-845 Termination - LVCMOS Application Note PDF 62 KB May 12, 2014
AN-844 Termination - AC Coupling Clock Receivers Application Note PDF 82 KB May 12, 2014
AN-842 Thermal Considerations in Package Design and Selection Application Note PDF 403 KB May 11, 2014
AN-840 Jitter Specifications for Timing Signals Application Note PDF 349 KB May 7, 2014
AN-834 Hot-Swap Recommendations Application Note PDF 67 KB May 5, 2014
AN-827 Application Relevance of Clock Jitter Application Note PDF 1.06 MB Apr 23, 2014
AN-805 Recommended Ferrite Beads Application Note PDF 38 KB Jan 14, 2014
PCNs & PDNs
PCN# : A1602-01(R1) Add Greatek Taiwan as Alternate Assembly Product Change Notice PDF 611 KB Apr 13, 2016
PCN# : A1602-01 Add Greatek Taiwan as Alternate Assembly Product Change Notice PDF 611 KB Feb 14, 2016
PCN# : TB1504-01R1 Qty per Reel Standardization for Selective Packages Product Change Notice PDF 95 KB Oct 21, 2015
PCN# : TB1504-01 Qty per Reel Standardization for Selective Packages Product Change Notice PDF 50 KB Jul 20, 2015
PCN# : TB1303-02 Change of Tape & Reel Packing Method for Selective Products Product Change Notice PDF 361 KB Mar 23, 2013
PCN# : A1208-01R1 Gold to Copper Wire Product Change Notice PDF 254 KB Dec 20, 2012
PCN# A-0607-06 MMT Thailand as Alternate Assembly Facility for PLCC, SOIC 150mil/300mil Product Change Notice PDF 223 KB Oct 5, 2006
Other
The IDT Consumer Products Advantage Overview PDF 4.01 MB Jun 30, 2017
The IDT Automotive Advantage Overview PDF 3.55 MB May 26, 2017
The IDT Communications Products Advantage Overview PDF 2.54 MB Feb 13, 2017
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 24, 2016

Software & Tools

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
542 3.3V IBIS Model Model - IBIS ZIP 3 KB Mar 8, 2006

News & Additional Resources