Phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizer
Integrated Device Technology
IDT Netcom FemtoClock® devices are advanced clock frequency synthesizers employing a simple, low cost, fundamental-mode quartz crystal as the low frequency reference from which they synthesize high quality, high frequency clock signals. Yielding phase noise jitter of less than 1picosecond (ps) RMS, they are ideal reference clocks for almost any jitter-sensitive application. FemtoClocks provide output clocks up to 800 MHz. Often used to replace third overtone and high frequency fundamental (HFF, inverted mesa) crystal oscillators or expensive surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillators traditionally used to generate high frequency clock signals, they are more reliable, cost less, and are more readily available.