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The Way to make 61.44MHz clock from 10MHz and 1PPS!

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jay, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. Jay

    Jay Guest


    I would like to know the way to make 61.44MHz clock which has to
    synchronized with 10MHz
    Let me say... 10MHz Clock Input(1PPS Sync. Aligned) -> PLL or
    Something -> 61.44MHz Output!(1PPS Sync. Aligned)
    If you may have a good solution, Please let me know that!

    Thank you.
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** Groper Alert !!!

    ** Just like a wall clock that does not work still shows the right time
    twice a day - your two will be in perfect synch quite regularly.

    And every bit as usefully.

    ........ Phil
  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    By periodically do you mean there's only a possibility of synching them
    occasionally and you expect them to track inbetween times ?

  4. Tam/WB2TT

    Tam/WB2TT Guest

    I think what you mean is that you want the two frequencies to be coherent.
    61.44MHz is 61,440 kHz. If you divide the 10 MHz by 1000, you will have 10
    KHz. Now, in a phase locked loop put a div by 6144 in the feedback loop, and
    it will run at 61440 KHz. You could also use ratios of 125 and 768 for
    better performance and fewer parts; in this case the reference frequency
    will be 80 KHz, instead of 10 KHz.

  5. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    Your requirements aren't very clear. Is the 1 Hz derived from the 10
    MHz? How does the 1 Hz sync help you?


    Phil Hobbs
  6. Tom Bruhns

    Tom Bruhns Guest

    "THE" way??? "A" way is a PLL. Find the largest frequency which
    multiplies by integers to 10MHz and 61.44MHz, since you already have
    the 10MHz to work with. Set those integers into the reference and VCO
    divisors of a programmable PLL. You may even be able to find one with
    an integrated silicon VCO that will do the job for you, but if you
    want low phase noise/low jitter, plan on using a VCXO in the loop.

    Quiz: what's the frequency, and what are the integers? Why use the
    highest such frequency?

    If you don't always have the 10MHz available, use a VCXO that's stable
    enough to hold your desired tolerance for the time the 10MHz is

    Or would you rather lock to the 1PPS? (Why, if 10MHz is available??)


    Quiz: what is the frequency and what are the integers?
  7. Dr. Honeydew

    Dr. Honeydew Guest

    And more useful by far than Philthy Phil.
  8. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  9. Guest

    This would work. As Tom Bruhns says, you'd want to use a VCXO as your
    61.44MHz oscillator if you needed to minimise the jitter on your
    61.44MHz output.

    A DDS chip doesn't have any problem with non-integral frequency
    ratios. Check out the Analog Devices AD9859 and comparable parts,,770_843_AD9859,00.html

    This has a built in phase-locked loop controlled reference oscillator,
    which you could run at 200MHz locked to your 10MHz reference
    oscillator, and use to generate a 61.44MHz output. It would only be
    producing three samples per cycle of the 61.44MHz output
    (3.255308 ...) so you'd need a good anti-aliasing filter on the

    If you look further down their product list you may be able to find
    something that can lock a faster clock to your 10MHz reference, which
    would give you more samples per cycle at 61.44 MHz and let you get
    away with a less elaborate anti-aliasing filter.
  10. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    If you have too very stable frequencies, you can remove one divider
    chain. A simple flip-flop clocked from the output of a divider on one
    signal and sampling the other will work as a phase detector. You end
    up with some "phase ripple". Think of it like this: ASCII art.

    "Late case"

    --- --- --- --- ---
    --- --- --- --- --- --- Undivided

    --------------- Divided

    ???????????HHHHHHHHH Flip-flop output

    "Early case"

    --- --- --- --- ---
    --- --- --- --- --- --- Undivided

    ----------------- Divided

    ?????????LLLLLLLLLLLLL Flip-flop output

    In this case I'd leave out the 768 divide to save the most flip-flops,
    if the timing will allow.
  11. Tam/WB2TT

    Tam/WB2TT Guest

    Yeah, that should usually work, provided the VCO pulling range is less than
    80 KHz (or is it 40?). Div by 768 is no big deal though, just 16X16X3.

  12. Tam/WB2TT

    Tam/WB2TT Guest

    See 4/25/2007 9:56 AM
  13. MooseFET

    MooseFET Guest

    Some reasons to consider doing it with a 22CV10 :

    Div 125 may fit into 8 or 9 sections of a 22V10 and the phase detector
    into what is left of it.

    If you use the "zero power" CMOS version of the 22V10, the current
    draw will be low.

    The swing on the flip-flop is nearly 0-5V

    Using a part that is not shared with anything else prevents a route
    for noise getting to the VCO.

    Using one easy to get part to doa job will often score you attaboys.
  14. Tom Bruhns

    Tom Bruhns Guest

    Yeah, your posting hadn't shown up in my reader by the time I posted.
    Great minds and all that, I suppose, huh?

  15. Tom Bruhns

    Tom Bruhns Guest

    Yes, a DDS will give you very good phase noise performance--but at the
    expense of spurs. An advantage of the DDS is that you don't need
    another good oscillator (the 61.44MHz one). A disadvantage is that if
    the 10MHz is not continuous (as might be implied by the base note), it
    won't do you much good.

    As yet another alternative, from the analog camp (and a bit tongue-in-
    cheek ;-), if the 10MHz is continuous: multiply 10MHz by 768 and
    divide by 125; then filter. You'd do it in steps: multiply by 4 a
    couple times to get to 160; divide by 5 to get to 32; multiply by 4 to
    get to 128; divide by 5 to get to 25.6; multiply by 4 to get to 102.4;
    divide by 5 to get to 20.48; multiply by 3 to get to 61.44.

    But the OP also indicated that the 61.44 should be somehow "aligned"
    with the 1pps. If he really means an edge of the 61.44 must be
    aligned with an edge of the 1pps, and if the edges of the 10MHz are
    not already aligned with the 1pps, he'll need to factor that 1pps in
    there somewhere. Does he really have a 1pps whose edge is jitter-free
    to within a fraction of a cycle of 61.44MHz?? Or is it a GPS output
    that could have tens of nanoseconds error in each pulse? As is often
    the case, the basenote was somewhat ambiguous about the real
    requirements and what is available to work from.

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