PHOENIX—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 11, 2007— ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader in power semiconductor solutions, today announced the expansion of its PureEdge(TM) high performance clock generation portfolio with the introduction of two best-in-class devices - the NB3N3002 and NB3N5573.
"Aggressively growing our timing business will continue to be a
key focus as we move into 2008," said Dan Huettl, ON Semiconductor
general manager of the Advanced Logic Division. "Our PureEdge(TM)
portfolio is proving to be the industry's best available PLL-based,
low phase noise, clock generation technology. As we further expand the
PureEdge(TM) family, we expect to continue to gain recognition as a
key player in the clock generation market space and a provider of
complete solutions for the entire clock tree."
The NB3N3002 and NB3N5573 are 3.3 volt (V) clock generators that
create selectable Host Clock Signal Levels (HCSL) and sub-picosecond
(ps) jitter quality clocks at 25 Megahertz (MHz), 100 MHz, 125MHz and
200 MHz. These devices are ideal for PCI Express, GigaBit Ethernet,
and FBDIMM applications. The PureEdge(TM) architecture provides
increased design flexibility and reduces system cost compared to
standard crystal oscillators and competitive silicon based clock
The NB3N3002 generates one differential HCSL output clock, while
the NB3N5573 delivers dual output. Employing advanced 0.25 micron (um)
CMOS technology, the devices significantly outperform competitive
devices with phase noise comparable to expensive Surface Acoustic Wave
(SAW) crystal oscillators. These devices generate high quality clocks
from a low cost 25 MHz crystal with four selectable output frequencies
and integrated 1:2 fanout buffer (NB3N5573). The device provides phase
noise of -130 decibels relative to the carrier per hertz (dBc/Hz) at
100 kilohertz (KHz) offset from the carrier frequency.
Like all of ON Semiconductor's PureEdge(TM) devices, these new
clock generators free up more of the system designer's precious timing
budget and offer true design flexibility. Silicon-based clock
generation ICs, such as the NB3N3002 and NB3N5573, are inherently
simpler to manufacture than expensive crystal oscillators. This
results in lower overall system costs and vastly shorter lead times.
The NB3N5573 is a pin compatible drop in replacement for the
competitive function device ICS557-3. The NB3N5573 provides much
better jitter performance and was implemented without the Spread
Spectrum feature making it a better value where SSM is not required.
"ON Semiconductor continues to provide customers with
competitively priced timing solutions that deliver the highest
performance and best quality," said Huettl. "The company's reputation
for solid delivery and superior customer service serves to further
strengthen the confidence of our customers. During the coming year, we
plan to introduce additional PureEdge(TM) products that target the
demanding technological needs and unique industry challenges of the
Packaging and Pricing
Offered in a 5.0 mm x 4.4 mm lead free (Pb-free) TSSOP-16 package,
the NB3N3002 and NB3N5573 are budgetary priced at $1.80 USD per unit
in 2,500 unit quantities.
For more information, visit
www.onsemi.com or contact
Prescott Sakai at Prescott.Sakai@onsemi.com.
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semiconductor devices, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq:
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supplier of power solutions to engineers, purchasing professionals,
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