As for many applications where a regular timed signal or sequencing is required for correct operations, most of the electronic equipment needs a clock. Their characteristics such as frequency ranges, precision, stability, controllability and robustness influence the structure to be taken.
In this short tutorial, learn different ways to generate frequency from its very simple form such as a VCO, RC oscillator and Xtal, up to the complex Frac-N synthesizer.
This webinar from Maxim will demystify why and how a PLL, VCO bandwidth interacts with frequency division in the prescaler, and how fractional multiplication can be implemented.
by Avnet Silica