This text presents a latest technology in frequency synthesis. The technology includes three key components: Time-Average-Frequency, Flying-Adder architecture, and Digital-to-Frequency converter. The coverage presents the case, through real application examples, that this Flying-Adder technology creates a new frontier for modern IC design. In so doing, it also discusses the weaknesses of current frequency synthesis techniques in dealing with certain problems in modern IC design. The result is a complete picture of this technology for professional design engineers, researchers, and advanced students.
Keywords: Circuit Theory & Design, Time-Average-Frequency, Flying-Adder architecture, Digital-to-Frequency converter, modern IC design, clock technology, solid state circuits, Flying-Adder, Time-Average-Frequency, Digital-to-Frequency Converter, PLL, frequency synthesis, clock, clock generation, Direct Period Synthesis