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.

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 Distribution

P/NTypeForm FactorDatasheet
SHF 78123 A64 GHz Clock DistributionBench-Top


P/NTypeNo. of Switching PortsDatasheet
SHF C701 A50 GHz 2:2 Cross Switch (DPDT)2 ↔ 2
SHF C702 A50 GHz Dual 2:1 Switch (SPDT)2x (1 ↔ 2)
SHF C704 A50 GHz 4:1 Switch (SP4T)1 ↔ 4


Clock Signal Amplifiers

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

Frequency Dividers & Multipliers

P/NTypeInput Operating RangeOutput Operating RangeDatasheet
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 BFrequency Doubler25… 32 GHz50… 64 GHz