Overview

Description

The RC21xxxA (RC21012A and RC21008A) is a member of Renesas's VersaClock® 7 programmable clock generator family. It is intended for high-performance compute, data-communications, and industrial applications, designed to be placed immediately adjacent to a PHY, switch, ASIC or FPGA that requires several reference clocks with jitter performance 150fs typical RMS.

Up to 27 configurations reusable across multiple designs may be stored in on-chip One-Time Programmable (OTP) memory or external I2C EEPROM. Redundant input available for backup and used as reference clock where needed.

Features

  • 1.8V/2.5V/3.3V flexible power rails
  • Typical 150fs RMS 12k-20MHz phase jitter​
  • 5/8/12 outputs with integrated crystal options
  • 1kHz to 650MHz LVDS/LP-HCSL outputs
  • 1kHz to 200MHz LVCMOS outputs
  • Programmable hardware configuration select-pins
  • PCIe Gen5/6 ready
  • Space saving packages 4 x 4mm, 5x5 mm, 6x6 mm
  • Integrated crystal option for space saving and BOM optimization

Applications

Applications

  • High-performance computing
  • Data center accelerators
  • Switches / routers
  • Synchronous Ethernet
  • Industrial

Documentation

Title Type Date
PDF1.19 MB
Datasheet
PDF1.15 MB
Guide
PDF194 KB
Application Note
PDF264 KB
Application Note
PDF552 KB
Application Note
PDF2.31 MB
Application Note
PDF425 KB
Application Note
PDF146 KB
Application Note
PDF485 KB
Manual - Hardware
PDF1.73 MB
Manual - Software
XLSX809 KB
Other
PDF392 KB
Overview
PDF1.83 MB
Overview
PDF771 KB
Product Change Notice

Design & Development

Software & Tools

Software & Tools

Renesas IC Toolbox (RICBox)The Renesas IC Toolbox (RICBox) software platform enables customers to configure Renesas devices on evaluation kits when attached to the computer running the software.Downloads: Software Package Renesas

Software Downloads

Title Type Date
ZIP18 KB
PCB Design Files
ZIP657 KB
PCB Design Files

Boards & Kits

Boards & Kits

Models

Models

Title Type Date
Model - IBIS
Model - IBIS

Support

Videos & Training

Versaclock®7 Evaluation Board Demonstration

Learn more about how to configure the VersaClock®7 evaluation board using the supporting RICBox software. VersaClock®7 devices achieve any frequency-in, any frequency-out for high speed SerDes used in switches routers, accelerator cards, and server applications.