Design a Low-Jitter Clock for High-Speed Data Converters

Abstract: High-speed applications using ultra-fast data converters in their design often require an extremely clean clock signal to make sure an external clock source does not contribute undesired noise to the overal dynamic performance of the system. It is therefore crucial to select suitable system components, which help generate a low phase-jitter clock. The following application note serves as a valuable guide for selecting the appropriate components to design a low-phase noise PLL-based clock generator, suitable for ultra-fast data converters.