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What is a PLL?

A PLL, or phase-locked loop, is an electronic circuit with a current or voltage-driven oscillator which is constantly adjusted in order to match the phase of the frequency of an input signal. A PLL is used for frequency control. It is a feedback circuit that is designed in order to allow a circuit board to synchronize the phase of its on board clock with an external timing signal. Phase lock loop circuits work by comparing the phase of an external signal to the phase of a clock signal that is produced by a voltage controlled crystal oscillator. The circuit adjusts the phase of the oscillator’s clock signal in order for it to match the phase of the reference signal.

Types of PLLs (Phase-Locked Loop)

There are several different kinds of PLLs at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including frequency range, supply current, supply voltage, phase noise and packaging type. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

PLLs from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of PLLs from several manufacturers. Once you decide if you need a dual PLL, single PLL, synthesizers or VCO chip, you will be able to choose from their technical attributes and your search results will be narrowed to match your specific PLL application needs. You will then be able to find the right programmable phase lock loop PLL chip for your PLL circuits, RF PLL, dual PLL, single PLL, low power PLL, low frequency PLL, PLL with integrated VCO, PLL frequency synthesizer, digital PLL, VCO circuit, PLL synthesizer tuner or PLL IC for programming purposes.

We deal with several manufacturers such as Hittite Microwave, Micrel Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Pericom, EXAR and NXP, among others. You can easily refine your PLL product search results by clicking your preferred PLL brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for PLLs:

PLL circuits can be set up as frequency multipliers or dividers, tracking generators, clock recovery circuits or demodulators. Phase locked loops can be found in computers, radio, telecommunications and other electronic applications. PLLs can be used in order to recover a signal from a noisy communication channel, for frequency synthesis or to distribute clock timing pulses in digital logic designs. PLLs are also used for synchronization: in space communications for demodulation, bit synchronization and symbol synchronization. Other applications include demodulation of AM and FM signals, DTMF decoders, modems, remote controls and telecommunications.

Choosing the Right PLL (Phase-Locked Loop)

With the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, when looking for the right PLL, you can filter the results by the required category. We carry the following categories of PLLs:

  • Dual PLL
  • Single PLL
  • Synthesizers
  • VCO

Once you choose the PLL category, you can narrow them down by various attributes: by frequency range, supply current, phase noise and packaging type to name a few. For programming purposes, you will be able to find the right programmable phase lock loop PLL chip for your PLL circuits, RF PLL, dual PLL, single PLL, PLL with integrated VCO, PLL frequency synthesizer, digital PLL, PLL IC, VCO circuit, PLL synthesizer tuner, low power PLL or low frequency PLL using these filters.

PLL devices in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of PLLs you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers several of our PLL devices in tray, tube or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

Future Electronics also offers clients a unique bonded inventory program designed in order to eliminate potential problems that can arise from an unpredictable supply of products that could contain raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.