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Clocking a AD9910

Question asked by An_Dre on Feb 18, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2014 by Kyle.Slightom



I am using a AD9956 to generate a 500MHz clock (CML) from an ultra stable 10MHz source. This clock signal should be distributed to different AD9910 DDS  (this chip because of the parallel capabilities). On the website I could find a LVPECL clock fan out buffer ADCLK954. I was wondering if this is an appropriate distribution IC considering the output level and low phase noise or if you have other recommendations.


One follow up question: As far as I can see, the phase noise performance of the AD9956 is limited by the phase noise of the PLL (I measure -70dBc @ 10Hz). Do you have any suggestions on how to create a RF source (some hundred MHz) from an ultra stable 10MHz source with less phase noise.