Clock Generation & Distribution

Synthesized Signal Generators (Synthesizers) for Clock Generation

In digital high speed test and measurement, a perfect clock signal is crucial for the generation of low jitter reference test signals. A SHF Synthesized Signal Generator (Synthesizer) used as a clock source can operate over several decades of frequency and is an essential part of any high speed test and measurement environment.
The ability to vary, in a controlled manner, the level and nature of the clock jitter and transfer it to the signal is a key exercise in many R&D as well as production testing. For such stressed test environment, SHF offers a very broad band low jitter clock source, with jitter injection feature, operating over three decades of frequencies from 625 MHz to 67 GHz.

Clock Distribution

In setups with digital high speed modules and instruments, the clock distribution is always challenging as some parts require a full-clock, others a half-clock, and some even a lower fraction clock signal. Our clock distribution, frequency dividers and frequency doublers are designed to facilitate such a complex test set ups requiring a range of clock signals.

Clock Recovery

Where a locally recovered clock signal is needed, clock recovery products centered around the 56 GBaud are also available.

Synthesized Signal Generators (Synthesizers)

P/NTypeForm FactorOperational RangeDatasheet
SHF 78120 DSynthesized Signal Generator (Synthesizer)Bench-Top0.625 GHz to 40 GHz
SHF 78210 ESynthesized Signal Generator (Synthesizer)Plug-In0.625 GHz to 40 GHz
SHF 78122 BSynthesized Signal Generator (Synthesizer)Bench-Top0.625 GHz to 67 GHz
SHF 78212 ASynthesized Signal Generator (Synthesizer)Plug-In0.625 GHz to 67 GHz

Clock Recoveries

P/NTypeForm FactorData Rate Range in GbpsDatasheet
SHF 11126 AElectrical Clock RecoveryBench-Top51 to 65
SHF 41212 AElectrical Clock RecoveryPlug-In51 to 65

Clock Signal Amplifiers

P/NTypePassbandTyp. GainMin. P3dBDatasheet
SHF 818Clock Amplifier36 – 41 GHz30 dB29 dBm

Frequency Dividers & Multipliers

P/NTypeInput Operating RangeOutput Operating RangeDatasheet
SHF 442 Af -> f/2 Static Frequency Divider0.5… 25 GHz0.25… 12.5 GHz
SHF C642 Af -> f/2 Static Frequency Divider2… 60 GHz1… 30 GHz
SHF 1020 CFrequency Doubler9… 12.5 GHz18… 25 GHz
SHF 1428 AFrequency Doubler12… 16.5 GHz24… 33 GHz
SHF 1632 AFrequency Doubler13.5… 18 GHz27… 36 GHz
SHF 2856 AFrequency Doubler25… 32 GHz50… 64 GHz