Other Parts Discussed in Thread: TIDA-01346
This is a question regarding the OSC input power requirements for the best noise performance of the LMX2595.
In a previous post you mentioned that you limited the +13 dBm output from your Wenzel OCXO to +10 dBm, which is 2 Vpp into 50 ohms, which is the maximum allowed power for the OSC input according to the data sheet. I have 2 options in my design. In the first the input power is 8 dBm, in the second it's 9.6 dBm - both from a 100 MHz OCXO. Obviously the higher power (higher slew rate) is better but for other reasons I would prefer only supplying 8 dBm.
The question is, will there be a significant degradation in the output noise if only 8 dBm is used? Alternatively, does TI have a 'Added Jitter (fs) vs. OSC Input Slew Rate (V/ns)' plot or data for the LMX2595?
As an aside, I'll be using the dual LMX2595 trick (as described in TIDA-01346) to lower the output noise. In that design TI uses a resistive divider (6 dB loss) to split the input OSC signal for the dual LMX's. However, they also do not populate the shunt 51 ohm resistors at the OSCINP pins (R15 and R19), so the divider is essentially seeing an open. Was that done to boost the voltage as seen by the LMX OSC input pin? Can you please explain the reasoning there? I am planning to use a packaged Wilkinson divider (Mini-Circuits LRPS-2-1 with 3.3 dB loss @ 100 MHz) to split the input OCXO signal between the two devices, and I will have 50 ohm shunt resistors at the OSCINP pins.