Abstract: A clock recovery circuit which has a transition detector connected to the incoming data stream. An output of the transition detector is connected to a gate, such as a D flip-flop, which has an input receiving the recovered clock. A zero or one output will be generated depending upon whether the transition is before or after the rising edge of the recovered clock. An accumulator circuit accumulates a count for each transition, providing the results to a comparison circuit. The comparison circuit compares the accumulated count to maximum and minimum thresholds, and provides advance or retard outputs when those thresholds are exceeded. A phase circuit adjusts the phase of the recovered clock by advancing or retarding it after a sufficient number of transitions have been detected either in advance or behind the recovered clock to justify such an adjustment.
December 1, 2000
June 6, 2002
Exar Corporation, including cover sheet