[time-nuts] PLL chip? (was 10 MHz Oscillator comparison part II)

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 00:11:06 UTC 2011

I'm in need of a PLL too.  Is there a common part that is better than
the 4046?  I assume there must be.    Not for high precision work.

> Wrote:< Using the CD4046 (or HC4046) as the phase locked oscillator would probably be counterproductive as its phase noise is very high (its in effect an RC oscillator with an effective Q of around1/4)
> A. I don’t know.  Maybe there is a better IC choice for the PLL. I guess building one would prove its feasibility.

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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