The ICS502 LOCOTM is the most cost effective way togenerate a high-quality, high-frequency clock output and areference from a lower frequency crystal or clock input. Thename LOCO stands for Low Cost Oscillator, as it isdesigned to replace crystal oscillators in most electronicsystems. Using Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) techniques, thedevice uses a standard fundamental mode, inexpensivecrystal to produce output clocks up to 160 MHz. Stored in the chip’s ROM is the ability to generate sixdifferent multiplication factors, allowing one chip to outputmany common frequencies. This product is intended for clock generation. It has lowoutput jitter (variation in the output period), but input tooutput skew and jitter are not defined or guaranteed. Forapplications which require defined input to output skew, usethe ICS570B.