Ottawa, Ontario – July 19, 2010. Kaben Wireless Silicon Inc., one of the industry's leading wireless semiconductor design companies, announced today that it has successfully produced a programmable precision clock source for the timing market ideal for applications such as networking, SONET, 10G Ethernet, base stations and other telecom infrastructure.
The KWS410 utilizes Kaben’s patented Delta-Sigma based, Fractional-N synthesis techniques to deliver less than 0.35 ps to a maximum of 0.5 ps of RMS jitter at frequencies up to 1.4 GHz. Systems can suffer from synthesizers with high phase noise and spurs because these translate to jitter in timing systems which lead to unacceptable packet error rates, or low data rate throughput.
"The ultra-low jitter, and programmable frequency range makes this IP block ideal for precision clock conditioning or jitter attenuation applications", said Bill Bereza, Kaben's Director of Marketing "This product replaces multiple, external clock sources or controllable oscillators in multi-band applications. The reduced BoM offers significant cost benefits".
Through Kaben's patented PLL loop technology, the KWS410 can be integrated as part of a client’s larger SoC thus eliminating the need for off-chip components. This product targets a variety of wireline, optical, wireless and backhaul applications.
Originally designed in the IBM 7WL process, the design can be ported to popular process technologies for any timing application. This silicon-proven IP is a customizable product licensed for integration.
KABEN is a leading RFIC developer and Semiconductor IP provider addressing Next Generation wireless communications based on multiple standards (Bluetooth, FM, GPS, DVB, W-USB, WiMAX). KABEN specializes in high-performance designs of reconfigurable transceivers, field-programmable, on-chip tunable Filters (SAW replacement), Digital-to-IF Converters (high linearity), and Frequency Synthesizers (ultra-low phase-noise, ultra-low spur level), for embedded and stand-alone use. Kaben delivers high-performance, proven designs to manufacturers in the wireless communications market, that significantly reduce risk, cost, and time to market. For more information, please visit our website at www.kabenwireless.com