Network Synchronizers

Cascade Platform MEMS-based network synchronizers features 4 independent time domains, 1 mHz to 4 kHz programmable loop bandwidth and DCO mode with 50-ppt resolution to frequency, and phase recovery from syncE and IEEE 1588. These devices also come with 4 Frac-N PLLs with an integrated VCO and loop filter, flexible input (4) to output (up to 11) frequency translation, wide frequency range from 8 kHz to 2.1 GHz, and a rich set of programmable features in a small 9 x 9 mm package. By integrating the MEMS resonator, these devices enable designers to create a clock-system-on-a-chip and eliminate all quality and reliability issues associated with traditional quartz-based clocks.

  • Always-accurate clock synthesis by eliminating crystal capacitive mismatch
  • Always-reliable startup even at cold temperature and other harsh environmental conditions
  • No jitter degradation due to noise coupling onto a crystal interface
  • No activity dips/frequency jumps inherent to quartz
  • 10x more resistant to vibration and board bending
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