07276944 cites 9 patents.
A clock generation circuit and a clock generation method are provided, which are spread spectrum clock generation and accurate phase control of a reference clock signal and an output clock signal. An input divider unit 70 divides an input clock signal CLKR by 50 to output a divided input clock signal CLKS. A DLL circuit 80 operates to obtain delay control signals DCS1, DCS2. A modulation circuit 40 modulates, in response to the delay control signals DCS1, DCS2 and a modulation signal MOD output from a modulation control circuit 50, the divided input clock signal CLKS to output a modulation clock signal CLKN. A phase comparator 11 detects the phase difference between the modulation clock signal CLKN and a divided inner clock signal CLKM. A clock generation unit 20 generates an output clock signal CLKO having frequency corresponding to a phase difference signal from the phase comparator 11.