SP8716 Counter

SP8716 520 MHz divide by 40/41 Counter

SP8716 Two modulus Counter Plessey


  • DC to 520MHz Operation
  • -40°C to +85°C Temperature Range
  • Control Inputs and Outputs are CMOS Compatible

Quick Reference Data

  • Supply Voltage 5.0V ± 0.25V
  • Supply Current 10.5mA typical
  • Storage temperature range: -55°C to +150°C


The SP8716 is a divide by 40/41, programmable dividers with a maximum specified operating frequency of 520MHz over the temperature range -40 °C to + 85 °C.
The signal (clock) inputs are biased internally and require to be capacitor coupled. The output stage is of an unusual low power design featuring dynamic pull-up and optimised for driving CMOS. The 0 to 1 output edge should be used to give the best loop delay performance.


  1. The inputs are biased internally and coupled to a signal source with suitable capacitors.
  2. If no signal is present the devices will self-oscillate. If this is undesirable, it may be prevented by connecting a 15k resistor from one input to pin 4 (ground). This will reduce the sensitivity.
  3. The circuits will operate down to DC, but slew rate must be better than 100V/µs.
  4. The output stage is of an unusual design and is intended to interface with CMOS. External pull-up resistors or circuits must not be used.
  5. This device is NOT suitable for driving TTL or its derivatives.