LTC6957 - Low Phase Noise, Dual Output Buffer/Driver/Logic Converter

The LTC®6957-1/LTC6957-2/LTC6957-3/LTC6957-4 is a family of very low phase noise, dual output AC signal buffer/driver/logic level translators. The input signal can be a sine wave or any logic level (≤2VP-P). There are four members of the family that differ in their output logic signal type as follows:

LTC6957-1: LVPECL Logic Outputs

LTC6957-2: LVDS Logic Outputs

LTC6957-3: CMOS Logic, In-Phase Outputs

LTC6957-4: CMOS Logic, Complementary Outputs

The LTC6957 will buffer and distribute any logic signal with minimal additive noise, however, the part really excels at translating sine wave signals to logic levels. The early amplifier stages have selectable lowpass filtering to minimize the noise while still amplifying the signal to increase its slew rate. This input stage filtering/noise limiting is especially helpful in delivering the lowest possible phase noise signal with slow slewing input signals such as a typical 10MHz sine wave system reference.

  • Low Phase Noise Buffer/Driver
  • Optimized Conversion of Sine Wave Signals to Logic Levels
  • Three Logic Output Types Available – LVPECL – LVDS – CMOS
  • Additive Jitter 45fsRMS (LTC6957-1)
  • Frequency Range Up to 300MHz
  • 3.15V to 3.45V Supply Operation
  • Low Skew 3ps Typical
  • Fully Specified from –40°C to 125°C
  • 12-Lead MSOP and 3mm × 3mm DFN Packages
Typical Application
LTC6957-1 Typical Application
LTC6957-1 Typical Application
  • System Reference Frequency Distribution
  • High Speed ADC, DAC, DDS Clock Driver
  • Military and Secure Radio
  • Low Noise Timing Trigger
  • Broadband Wireless Transceiver
  • High Speed Data Acquisition
  • Medical Imaging
  • Test and Measurement
LTC6957-1 Package Drawing
LTC6957-1 Package Drawing
LTC6957-1 Package Drawing
LTC6957-1 Package Drawing
Order Information
Part NumberPackageTempPrice(1-99)Price (1k)*
LTC6957IDD-1#PBF3x3 DFN-12I$5.14$3.60
LTC6957IDD-1#TRPBF3x3 DFN-12I$3.66
LTC6957IDD-2#PBF3x3 DFN-12I$5.14$3.60
LTC6957IDD-2#TRPBF3x3 DFN-12I$3.66
LTC6957IDD-3#PBF3x3 DFN-12I$5.14$3.60
LTC6957IDD-3#TRPBF3x3 DFN-12I$3.66
LTC6957IDD-4#PBF3x3 DFN-12I$5.14$3.60
LTC6957IDD-4#TRPBF3x3 DFN-12I$3.66
Demo Boards
Part NumberDescriptionPrice
DC1765A-ALTC6957HMS-1 Demo Board | Low Phase Noise, Dual Output Buffer/Driver/Logic Converter with LVPECL Outputs$75.00
DC1765A-BLTC6957HMS-2 Demo Board | Low Phase Noise, Dual Output Buffer/Driver/Logic Converter with LVDS Outputs$75.00
DC1766A-ALTC6957HMS-3 Demoboard:Low Phase Noise, Dual Output Buffer/Driver/Logic Converter with In-Phase CMOS Outputs$75.00
DC1766A-BLTC6957HMS-4 Demoboard:Low Phase Noise, Dual Output Buffer/Driver/Logic Converter with Complementary CMOS Outputs$75.00
Design Note
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