The 8V97003 is a high-performance wideband microwave Synthesizer / Phase Lock Loop (PLL) that generates output frequencies up to 18GHz from an integrated Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) offering an octave of frequency tuning range. The device  offers a high-performance 32-bit fractional feedback divider and an output divider to allow users to fully benefit from the wideband characteristics of the VCO. The device's figure of merit (FOM) of -236dBc/Hz and the excellent VCO performance allow for very low phase noise and RMS phase jitter. The 8V97003 offers a very low output-to-output phase skew drift of <10° across all operating conditions and frequencies, reducing radio path recalibration occurrences in beamforming applications, such as 5G radio card massive MIMO systems. The output drivers have programmable output power settings and can deliver high single-ended output power up of +12dBm at 8GHz, and +4dBm at 18GHz, when using inductively loaded output terminations (double termination). When the outputs are resistively loaded, the output drivers can deliver a single-ended output power of +9.5dBm at 8GHz, and up to -2.5dBm at 12GHz. The output power can be further increased when using differential outputs and measuring the output power differentially. The 8V97003 relies on a single 3.3V power supply and offers low noise integrated LDOs for excellent power supply noise immunity.


  • Output frequency range: 171.875.5MHz to 18GHz
  • Ultra-low phase noise VCO
    • -60.6dBc (35fs RMS) integrated phase jitter from 20kHz to 100MHz at 6GHz
  • Figure of Merit: -236dBc/Hz
  • Input reference frequency: 10MHz to 1GHz (LVPECL, LVDS); 10MHz to 250MHz (LVCMOS)
  • Fractional-N synthesizer and integer-N synthesizer
  • 32-bit of fractional and modulus resolution
  • Phase frequency detector (PFD) operation up to 500MHz (Integer mode) or 250MHz (Fractional mode)
  • Programmable RF output power levels
  • -40°C to +95°C ambient temperature range; and up to +105°C case temperature
  • 3.3V single power supply operation
  • Integrated LDOs for good power supply noise immunity
  • 7 × 7 mm 48-VFQFN package
  • SPI interface is compatible with 1.8V logic and tolerant to 3.3V
  • Supported in the Timing Commander™ design tool

Product Options

Part Number Part Status Pkg. Type Lead Count (#) Grade Temp. Grade Description Pb (Lead) Free Carrier Type Buy Sample
Active VFQFPN 48 5G I -40 to +95°C (ambient), ≤105°C (board) Yes Tray
Active VFQFPN 48 5G I -40 to +95°C (ambient), ≤105°C (board) Yes Reel
Preview VFQFPN 48 5G I -40 to +95°C (ambient), ≤105°C (board) Yes Reel


Title language Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
8V97003 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.11 MB
Timing Commander Installer (v1.16.4) Software & Tools - Other ZIP 19.79 MB
User Guides & Manuals
RF Product Selection Guide Guide PDF 3.64 MB
Timing Commander Installation Guide Guide PDF 497 KB
Application Notes & White Papers
8V97003 Lock Time Optimization Application Note PDF 647 KB
8V97003 Performance Optimization Guidelines Application Note PDF 1.38 MB
Integer Boundary Spurs in Fractional-Feedback Phase-Locked Loops (PLLs) White Paper PDF 666 KB
IDT Products for Wired Broadband Applications Application Briefs PDF 686 KB
8V97003 Schematic Checklist Miscellaneous XLSX 594 KB
RF Timing Family Product Overview Overview PDF 331 KB
IDT Clock Generation Overview 日本語 Overview PDF 1.83 MB


Title language Type Format File Size Date
Timing Commander Personality File for 8V97003 (v2.1.1) Software ZIP 3.31 MB
Timing Commander Installer (v1.16.4) Software & Tools - Other ZIP 19.79 MB

Boards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
8V97003-EVK 8V97003 Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas