MAX3610: MAX3610 Synthesizer-Based Crystal Oscillator Enables Low Cost, High-Performance Clock Sources

By: Sharon Wang

Abstract: This design note describes the characteristics of the MAX3610 reference clock generator, and the methodology for measuring the power supply induced deterministic jitter using a spectrum analyzer. Measurement results are presented for the clock output single side band (SSB) phase noise and the power supply induced determininistic jitter. The crystal resonator parameter, and the measured frequency stability of the MAX3610 with a crystal are given in Section 4 of the document.