pPLL03F-TN7 – All Digital Fractional-N PLL for Performance Computing in TSMC N6/N7


  • Performance Computing
  • Complex SoCs with many clock domains
  • Low-jitter applications
  • Moderate SNR ADC/DAC

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  • Fractional multiplication with frequency up to 4GHz
  • Low jitter (< 10ps RMS)
  • Small size  (< 0.01 sq mm)
  • Low Power (< 5mW)
  • Support for multi-PLL systems
  • Easy integration


Perceptia’s DeepSub™ pPLL03F is an all digital PLL featuring low-jitter and compact area suitable for clocking applications with critical timing requirements at frequencies up to 4GHz. It is suitable as a clock source for performance computing blocks and ADCs/DACs with moderate SNR requirements.

To give SoC designers the maximum flexibility in building complex multi-domain clock systems, pPLL03F is very small (< 0.01 sq mm) and low power (< 5mW). It is well suited to applications with many clock domains where each is driven by their own PLL. To simplify system design, PLL03 has an integrated power supply regulator which allows multiple instances of PLL03 to share common power supplies. Alternatively instances of pPLL03 can share supplies with the blocks that use its output clock.

pPLL03 integrates easily into any SoC design and includes all the views and models required by modern back end flows.

The pPLL03F is built using Perceptia’s second generation all digital PLL technology. This robust technology delivers identical performance across many processes, regardless of PVT conditions. It consumes a small fraction of the area of an analog PLL whilst maintaining comparable performance.

pPLL03F can be used as an integer-N PLL or as a fractional-N PLL. The fractional-N mode provides a high flexibility to choose the best combination of input and output clock frequencies at the system level.

Perceptia further provides integration support and offers customization and migration services. Please send us a message to find out more or discuss how you can use pPLL03 in your project.


  • Low jitter, suitable for many clocking applications, including high speed digital, ADC, DAC, medium-speed PHY
  • Extremely small die area (< 0.01 sq mm), using a ring oscillator
  • Output frequency can be from 1 to 400 times the input reference, up to 4GHz
  • Reference clock from 10MHz to 500MHz
  • Second-generation digital PLL architecture, providing integer and fractional multiplication
  • Two PLL outputs via separate postscalers
    • Post-scalers programmable from 1 to 2,040
  • Lock-detect output
  • Can generate a spread-spectrum clock from a clean reference
  • Oscillator output duty cycle better than 48 / 52% on CK_PLL_OUT0 and CK_PLL_OUT1
  • Highly testable using industry standard flows
    •   ATPG vectors provided
    •   Specification of functional tests to supplement ATPG testing


  • Datasheet
  • Detailed Verilog behavioral model
  • Timing models
  • LEF5.6 abstract for floor planning/chip assembly
  • Integration Guide
  • DFT Guide
  • Integration support
  • Characterization report
  • GDSII layout macrocell
  • CDL netlist for LVS
  • DRC, LVS and SI verification reports
  • Netlist model with accompanying documentation allowing integration of the module in scan chains

Please send us a message to find out more or discuss how you can use pPLL03 in your project.

Availability in Other Technologies

The pPLL03 Family of PLLs for low jitter clocking is available in a range of technologies. In addition to TSMC N6/N7, pPLL03 is currently available in the following technologies:

Please ask if your preferred technology  is not on this list in case the website is not currently up to date. We can port any PLL to any technology on request.