Networking Applications 

Silicon Labs offers a comprehensive clock and oscillator portfolio for communications applications. These devices offer best-in-class jitter performance for 10/40/100G OTN and Ethernet applications. Silicon Labs’ clock products are highly frequency flexible, generating any combination of frequencies from any input frequency with unparalleled performance and enabling “clock-tree-on-a-chip” BOM consolidation. Silicon Labs also offers ultra-low jitter programmable oscillators customizable to any frequency, with samples available in less than two weeks. Silicon Labs’ PCI Express timing products provide fully compliant PCIe Gen 1/2/3 clock generation and distribution.

Recommended Devices 

Product Family Jitter Output Format Example Applications
Si5xx XO/VCXOs 0.3 ps Differential, Single-Ended 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers
Si5341/40 Any-Frequency Low-Jitter Clock Generators 0.13 ps Differential, Single-Ended 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers
Si5348 Network Synchronizer 0.13 ps Differential, Single-Ended Synchronous Ethernet, IEEE 1588
Si5345/44/42 Any-Frequency Jitter Attenuators 0.09 ps Differential, Single-Ended 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers
Si5347/46 Multi-PLL Jitter Attenuators 0.09 ps Differential, Single-Ended 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers
Si533xx Low Jitter Buffers 0.07 ps Differential, Single-Ended 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers
Si5214x PCIe Clock Generators PCIe Gen 1/2/3 Differential 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers
Si531xx PCIe Clock Buffers PCIe Gen 1/2/3 Differential 10/40/100G OTN, Ethernet, WDM, core/metro routers