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clean (someone's) clock

To beat or defeat decisively: "Immense linemen declared their intentions to clean the clocks of opposing players" (Russell Baker).
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The devices' low additive jitter allows system designers to distribute multiple copies of a clean clock (while maintaining clock integrity) and eliminates the need for additional jitter cleaning components.
The SLC offers two clean clocks in a single compact package to achieve low jitter measurements down to -170 dBc/Hz at 10 MHz and 40 fs (femtoseconds) RMS on a 155 MHz clock for example.
When fed with a clean input reference clock, a DPLL can compensate for those short-term fluctuations and provide clean clocks at its output.
The Si5317 is the industry's most versatile and user-friendly jitter attenuating clock cleaner, providing an ultra-low jitter solution for high-performance and cost-sensitive access and networking applications that require exceptionally clean clocks," said Mike Petrowski, general manager of Silicon Labs' timing products.
The LMK04000 devices provide clean clocks to analog-to-digital converters (ADC), digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and other high-performance components used in wireless infrastructure, test and measurement, and medical ultrasound and imaging equipment.