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Clock & Power Silicon IP

ShortLink Clock & Power Silicon IP

ShortLink has developed several A/D Converters in various topoligies for different applications. The main two series are SAR ADCs for monitoring purposes, and Sigma Delta for higher performance applications. Our high performance ADCs are typically used for Sensor/MEMS applications and radio transceivers. This page contains information on one of our SAR ADCs with integrated temperatur sensor, and some of our latest Sigma Delta ADCs. Our designs are configurable and can be tailored for different applications. Please Contact us for a free consultation to find the best solution for your application.

High Performance PLL

  • Complete mixed signal Fractional-N PLL IP
  • Widely programmable
  • Low Jitter
  • High performance Fractional-N PLL clock source for demanding ASIC applications
  • Designed for RF Transceiver applications
  • Differential Sine Output
  • Optional buffered multiple phase clock output
  • Output frequency up to 2.2 GHz
  • High integration level: integrated VCO, loop filter, optional crystal oscillator IP and LDO/Bias IP
  • Deep N-Well isolated design for increased noise isolation
  • Application specific PLL clock divider is typically designed to provide the appropriate number of clocks at desired frequencies.
  • ShortLink IP Part Number: ‘SL40LP_2G1PLL_1’
    40 nm TSMC Low Power.
    • Other process nodes available on request.
Silicon IP PLL In System
Silicon IP Crystal Oscillator In System

Crystal Oscillator, 8-48 MHz

  • High Performance Ultrastable Crystal Oscillator
  • Complete analogue hard Crystal Oscillator IP
  • High performance clock source for demanding ASIC applications
  • Designed as a reference clock for PLL, ADC and RF Transceiver blocks
  • Removes need for separate discrete oscillator clock source
  • Built-in automatic crystal voltage amplitude control
  • 8-48 MHz Frequency Range
  • Typical operating current 0.7 mA
  • Output phase noise Typ -139 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz
  • Supply Voltage 1.0-1.2 V (option: 1.68 to 3.63 V)
  • ShortLink IP Part Number: ‘SL40LP_HPXO_1’
  • 40 nm TSMC Low Power.
    • Other process nodes available on request.

Low Cost 8MHz DCO

  • Clock source when BOM price is more important than accuracy
  • Complete mixed signal 8 MHz DCO IP
  • No external components
  • Digitally Controlled Oscillator provides a sufficiently stable clock for many system applications
  • No external components
  • Can be calibrated to increase accuracy
  • Output Frequency 8 MHz
  • ShortLink IP Part Number: ‘SL350_8MHzDCO_11’
  • Silicon Proven
  • Currently not part of ShortLink 40nm TSMC low power platform
    • Available in legacy 350nm process
    • Porting to newer processes available on request
Silicon IP DCO In System
Silicon IP 32KHz Oscillator In System

Low Power 32 kHz DCO

  • Clock source for always on, wake-up ASIC applications
  • Complete mixed signal 32 kHz Low Power DCO IP
  • No external components
  • Digitally Controlled Oscillator provides a sufficiently stable clock for many wake-up / RTC applications
  • No external components
  • Can be calibrated to increase accuracy
  • Output Frequency 32 kHz
  • ShortLink IP Part Number: ‘SL150_32KHzLPDCO_1’
  • Silicon Proven
  • Currently not part of ShortLink 40 nm TSMC low power platform
    • Available in legacy 150 nm process
    • Porting to newer processes available on request

Power Silicon IP Portfolio

ShortLink has several Power related support blocks in various process nodes. Examples from 40 nm TSMC Low Power:

  • LDO Voltage Regulator
    • Configurable filter output rate: 1, 2 or 4 mega words per second
    • Selectable output voltage 1.00 to 1.15 V
    • Output load current 20 mA
    • Matching VREF & IBIAS Generator Block available
    • ShortLink Part Number ‘SL40LP_1V1LDO_1’
    • 40 nm TSMC Low Power. Other process nodes available on request
  • Bandgap Reference and Bias Current Generator
    • Bandgap VOltage Reference
    • Constant-Gm current generator with multiple outputs
    • Multiple reference voltage outputs
    • ShortLink Part Number ‘SL40LP_1V2BG_1’.
    • 40 nm TSMC Low Power. Other process nodes  available on request.

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