Phase Noise and Jitter Measurements
Jitter is a very important topic in signal integrity for high speed serial data links. The jitter performance of clock signals used in generating the serial data signal is critical to the overall performance of these signals. Phase noise is the most sensitive and accurate measurement of the performance of precision clocks.
This session will cover the theory and practice for making phase noise measurements on clock signals as well as the relationship between phase noise and total jitter, random jitter and deterministic jitter. Measurements on a typical clock signal will be presented.
What you will learn:
- Jitter fundamentals and methods of measuring jitter
- Theory and practice for making phase noise measurements on clock signals
- The relationship between phase noise and total jitter, random jitter and deterministic jitter
Rick Daniel, Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz
Rick Daniel has a BSEE from Texas Tech University and an MSEE from SMU. He has 30 years of experience in RF and microwave design and measurement with expertise in spectrum analysis, network analysis and communications. Prior to joining Rohde & Schwarz, Mr. Daniel held positions at Texas Instruments, Raytheon, HP and Agilent Technologies.