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5.8GHz PLL output from Cyclone V?

Altera_Forum
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From an early look at Cyclone V documentation it appears that a PLL could be configured for an output of 5.775GHz. Is this correct? Can the output be ported to a differential output of the chip?

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Altera_Forum
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Hi, 

 

Not supported. 

Cyclone V supports PLL input clock range of 5MHz to 670MHz. 

https://www.altera.com/en_us/pdfs/li...v/cv_51002.pdf 

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance. 

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)
Altera_Forum
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Hi, 

 

Not supported. 

Cyclone V supports PLL input clock range of 5MHz to 670MHz. 

https://www.altera.com/en_us/pdfs/li...v/cv_51002.pdf 

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance. 

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation) 

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Thanks, Anand. Sorry for the confusion. My real question is about the output frequency of the PLL. Can it go up to 5.775 GHz, and can it be pumped out of the chip on a differential output like LVDS? 

 

Regards, 

Glenn
Altera_Forum
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Thanks, Anand. Sorry for the confusion. My real question is about the output frequency of the PLL. Can it go up to 5.775 GHz, and can it be pumped out of the chip on a differential output like LVDS? 

 

Regards, 

Glenn 

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The document referenced indicates the maximum PLL Fout is 550MHz for internal clock tree, and 667MHz for external clock pin (table 30 pp.40-41). 

 

Where are you getting the 5.775GHz value from? I don't see that referenced anywhere. 

 

I'm guessing it could be the PLL internal VCO maximum frequency, but there is no direct access to that node. It goes thru the PLL output divider first, which divides it down to the 550-667MHz range.
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