Renesas leverages its experience in timing as well as in automotive to create next-generation clock devices. The Renesas VersaClock® automotive clock generators are PLL-based products that generate one or more clock signals for applications such as infotainment, dashboard, driver assist, ADAS, and more.
Fractional output divider technology allows generating any set of output frequencies unrelated to each other. Clocks can be either single-ended or differential, with sufficient performance for PCI-Express Gen3 or USB 3.0. Built-in one-time programmable (OTP) ROM enables the use of one device with different configurations over many platforms. A typical use case where VersaClock devices excel is in the generation of dot clocks to drive LCD panels for infotainment or dashboard applications, replacing crystal oscillators. Thanks to the highly configurable nature of VersaClock clock generators, a single PCB and BOM can be used regardless of the required dot clock frequency and alleviates the need to qualify different platforms when frequency needs change.