Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9360, the fastest member of the Maxim TTL-to-ECL translator family. The MAX9360 is a single-channel LVTTL/CMOS-to-ECL/LVECL translator. The MAX9360 accepts LVTTL/CMOS input signals and translates them to LVECL/ECL levels. The MAX9360 is pin compatible with the MC100EPT24. Improved jitter performance (3.0ps) for random jitter makes this part ideal for clock distribution in automatic test equipment, central office switches, networking switches and routers, and SONET/SDH communication applications where signal and clock integrity is critical.
The MAX9360 accepts LVTTL/CMOS inputs and operates with a 3.0V to 3.6V supply. The output of the MAX9360 operates at a wide supply range of -2.25 V to -5.5 V for ECL or LVECL systems. This device is available in 8-pin SO and SOT23 packages. The thermally enhanced 8-pin SOT23 package offers a 70% size reduction over the industry-standard SO. The SO package is specified for -40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius, whereas the SOT23 package is specified for 0 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius.