Integrated Device Technology has introduced a 1.8 V LVDS clock fanout buffer family which is able to offer high-performance AC characteristics similar to that of 3.3 V devices. The new low-voltage fanout buffers enable customers to save up to 60% power and heat dissipation without having to sacrifice either accuracy or functionality.
The IDT 8P34S is a family of clock fanout buffers that accept a clock or data signal input, and duplicate (fan out) that signal for the purpose of providing a high-quality clock or data signal to multiple devices within the system. The devices’ low 1.8 V supply voltage enables designers to reduce power consumption without performance penalties – allowing for higher board densities and lowering energy and cooling costs.
The 8P34S family supports up to 12 outputs and is pin-to-pin compatible with higher-voltage versions, making them suitable for use in complex, low-noise, high-speed clock designs found in wireless and wireline communications, advanced computing, and networking applications.
The IDT 8P34S family consists of devices ranging from 2 to 12 differential outputs, featuring low additive RMS phase noise down to 39 femtoseconds and support for frequencies up to 1.2 GHz. The buffer is fully compatible with standard LVDS devices, making it easy to deploy with minimal board footprint.