Cypress Semiconductor introduced a high-performance programmable oscillator family that delivers best-in-class jitter performance and a broad range of output frequencies for embedded systems. The CY294X programmable oscillators offer performance that exceeds the reference clock requirements of demanding high-speed interface standards including 40/100GbE, SyncE and IEEE 1588, making them ideal for networking applications such as switches and routers, wireless base stations, Fiber-To-The-Home hubs and any systems requiring high-performance clocks.
The CY294X family delivers RMS jitter performance of 110 fs (12 kHz to 20 MHz offset). The devices comes in industry-standard packages, providing drop-in replacements for expensive and inflexible SAW/Inverted Mesa oscillators, while offering better jitter performance. CY294X leverages Cypress’s patented programmable clock technology to instantly generate any frequency from 15 MHz to 2.1 GHz, including non-standard frequencies.The part is on-board programmable using an industry-standard I2C interface, which gives end customers the flexibility to use a single device across a family of hardware platforms.
The CY294X family comes with two evaluation kits (CY3676 and CY3677) and programming software (CyClockWizard 2.1) to help designers create their desired frequencies and to easily check device performance.
The CY294X family is currently sampling in 5 by 7 mm LCC, 5 by 3.2 mm LCC and 16-pin QFN packages, with production expected by July 2016.