ClockWorks Configurator Tutorial Video




ClockWorks Configurator Tutorial Document


Contents



Introduction

ClockWorks Configurator is an online tool enabling users to create designs/configurations, and request data sheets, part numbers, and samples for those designs.
ClockWorks user interface is graphical and easy to use. Dynamic data sheets and block diagrams are generated instantly for all your designs. At each phase email notifications are sent out to all involved parties to keep you up-to-date with the status of your request. ClockWorks has different views and level of accessibilities based on the users "roles". Once the registration is successful and valid, user roles are assigned by the admin. Existing roles are "Registered User" (Customer), "FAE", "Sales", "Application", "Marketing", "Viewer", and "Tester". Obviously anonymous users do not have any role.

     •  Registered User: All non-Microchip users, including distributors
     •  FAE: Microchip FAE
     •  Sales: Microchip sales
     •  Application: Microchip application engineers
     •  Marketing: Microchip marketing team
     •  Viewer: Can view everything
     •  Tester: For testing and training purposes

Different design categories are:

     •  Private designs: not submitted by user yet. These can be viewed only by the design owner. At this phase a dynamic preliminary data sheet is generated.
     •  Submitted designs: submitted designs by user, waiting for Approval.
     •  Approved designs: designs that are approved by Microchip. At this phase a part number and a final dynamic data sheet is created.
     •  Rejected designs: designs that were submitted by user but are rejected by application engineer.

This help document explains the life of a design in ClockWorks for all different scenarios and roles.


Registration

To register at ClockWorks, go to this site: https://clockworks.micrel.com/timing/user/login


You need to fill out this form to register. You should receive a notification email with log in info once you submit this form. ClockWorks admin will assign you a role. This info will be saved in your profile. You can always update your profile.




Flow Chart

This flow chart describes the creation of a design by the role "Registered User" all the way to the part number generation. In the following sections, each step is explained in more detail.



Create Part

"CONFIGURE" on the top allows you to configure your part number. Select an application/product family (mouse over to read more details) and number of outputs, system returns the optimal product family!



Customer Enters Requirements



Depending on which part you have selected, different forms will be displayed that need to be filled out:


OSCILLATORS (Single Output):

Here you can generate parts and request samples for oscillators DSC6000, DSC10XX, DSC11XX, DSA10XX, DSA11XX, MXT57, and MX55/57.



ULTRA-LOW JITTER:

 • FLEX (SM802, SM803, SM813): 2 step form, first you need to enter the output frequencies and then the input frequency and input type. You can enter up to 12 output frequencies. FLEX (SM802) can have max of 8 outputs with 2 banks (max of 4 equal output frequencies on each bank). For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.
FLEX2 (SM803) can have max of 12 different output frequencies with 4 banks, 3 output frequencies on each bank. For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.

Depending on your output and input tool will return either a FLEX or a FLEX2 configuration.

 • FUSION (MX85): 1 single form.
MX85 (integrated crystal): Multi-output, 3 outputs on bank 1 and 2 outputs on bank 2. List of available output frequencies is displayed in a drop down menu, bank 2 output frequency is dependent on bank 1 output frequency. For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.



INTEGRATED RESONATORS:

 • FUSION (MX85): 1 single form.
MX85 (integrated crystal): Multi-output, 3 outputs on bank 1 and 2 outputs on bank 2. List of available output frequencies is displayed in a drop down menu, bank 2 output frequency is dependent on bank 1 output frequency. For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.

 • DSC2311: 1 single form, 2 LVCMOS outputs, both output frequencies are required. Temp range and stability can also be selected.

 • DSC2XXX: 2 step form, 2 outputs. For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS. Second set of output frequencies can be entered in the second step of the form (up to 8 frequencies per output). I2C/SPI interfaces, temp range and stability can be selected in the first step of the form.

 • DSC400: 2 step form, 4 outputs. For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS. Second set of output frequencies can be entered in the second step of the form (one per output). Temp range and stability can be selected in the first step of the form.



TCXO HIGH STABILITY:

 • MXT85 (integrated TCXO): Multi-output, 3 outputs on bank 1 and 2 outputs on bank 2. List of available output frequencies is displayed in a drop down menu, bank 2 output frequency is dependent on bank 1 output frequency. For each output you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.

 • MXT57 (integrated TCXO): Single output. List of available output frequencies is displayed in a drop down menu. you can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.



JITTER BLOCKER: 1 single form.

 • PL902: 2 options available, with CSEL values or without. Reference input, LVCMOS outputs.

 • PL903: Reference input, 1 output. You can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.

 • PL904: 2 outputs. You can choose one of the available output logics: LVPECL, LVDS, HCSL, or LVCMOS.



LOW POWER:

 • PL610: Crystal or reference clock input. Up to 2 programmable LVCMOS outputs.

 • PL611s: Crystal or reference clock input. Up to 8 programmable LVCMOS outputs.


 • PL611: Crystal or reference clock input. Up to 3 programmable LVCMOS outputs.

 • PL613: Crystal or reference clock input. Up to 8 programmable LVCMOS outputs.



PROGRAMMABLE SPREAD SPECTRUM:

 • PL671: Programmable spread spectrum clock. Crystal or reference clock input. Up to 3 programmable LVCMOS outputs.





Valid I/O Frequencies



If your output and input frequencies are valid, tool will load the block diagram page. This is an example of a FLEX (SM802) design with 4 output frequencies of 100MHz and crystal input 20MHz:


You can update the logic types and package-specific features on the block diagram page. The available logic types are "LVPECL", "HCSL", "LVDS", and "LVCMOS" and can be selected from the drop-down menu.

Package-specific features

Package-specific features can be selected by user before requesting the design.

FLEX:

     •  Bank 1 Output Enable (OE1): control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank 1
     •  Bank 2 Output Enable (OE2): control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank 2
     •  PLL Bypass: input frequency bypasses the PLL and post dividers
     •  FSEL: control pin for the ability to divide output frequency by 2

FLEX2:

     •  OEA: control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank A
     •  OEB: control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank B
     •  OEC: control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank C
     •  OED: control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank D
     •  FSA: bank A frequency select control pin
     •  FSB: bank B frequency select control pin
     •  FSC: bank C frequency select control pin
     •  FSD: bank D frequency select control pin

Multi-Output FUSION:

     •  Bank 1 Output Enable (OE1): control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank 1 (default)
     •  Bank 2 Output Enable (OE2): control pin to enable/disable outputs on bank 2 (default)
     •  FSEL: control pin for the ability to divide output frequency by 2

Single-Output FUSION:

     •  OE (drop-down menu): "Pin 1" (default) or "Pin 2" – "Active High" (default) or "Active Low"
     •  Package (drop-down menu): "7mm x 5mm" (default) or "5mm x 3.2mm"
     •  Total Frequency Stability: +/-50ppm (default)

MEMS:

     •  Stability (drop-down menu): "±25ppm" (default) or "±50ppm" or "±10ppm" (only for DSC2XXX)



Not Valid I/O Frequencies



If your input/output are not valid and tool can not find any solution, you will see below alert window popped up. You will be able to go back to the form and change your input/output frequencies.

If this happens for FLEX parts and if tool finds other input frequencies that are close to your desired input frequency and compatible with your desired output frequencies, then it suggests you those input frequencies and you can select one of them.
This is again the example of FLEX part with 4 output frequencies of 100MHz and input frequency entered as 22.5MHz. This configuration is not compatible and tool suggests other input frequencies as possible as close to 22.5MHz.



Preliminary Data Sheet

Once you create a valid design, on the block diagram page you will be able to generate the dynamic preliminary data sheet for that design. Design will be saved and a unique design-id will be assigned to it which will be used in all further notifications. At this phase your design will be categorized under "My Designs (Not Submitted)". These are considered to be your private designs, only you are able to view them unless you submit them (next section).

Submit Design

Once you created your desired design you can submit it for production part number and data sheet. At this phase your design will be moved from the category “My Designs (Not Submitted)” into "My Submitted Designs (Pending Approval)". You will receive notification emails about this request.

Approves/Rejects Design


If Microchip application team approves your design, then a new part number and a dynamic final data sheet will be generated. Your design will be moved to "My Approved Designs" and you will receive a notification email. If Microchip application team rejects your design, your design will be moved to "My Rejected Designs" and you will receive notification email.

Sample Request 

You can request samples for all your submitted designs, or any existing part number.
If you know the part number "SEARCH" it. If it is valid you will have access to the data sheet and you will be able to submit samples.
To submit a sample request click on the "SAMPLE" icon and fill out the sample request form. You will receive notification emails about sample processing.