Re: [SI-LIST] : Jitter measurement

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From: Mikhail Matusov (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 14:07:18 PST


Can you recommend a good source on this jitter mathematics that you
mentioned? I've been looking for some information on relationship between
phase noise and jitter for a long time...

Mikhail Matusov
Hardware Design Engineer
Square Peg Communications
Tel.: 1 (613) 271-0044 ext.231
Fax: 1 (613) 271-3007

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Levin <>
To: Sunil Kumar <>; si-list <>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : Jitter measurement

> Dear Sunil,
> Better than either of these would be to get your hands on a good,
> old-fashioned analog spectrum analyzer. Center your display on
> the nominal frequency and then decrease your resolution bandwidth
> (and everything that goes along with it) so that you can see the
> detail in the first few KHz on either side of the center frequency.
> You'll have to study up on jitter mathematics and dBc offsets, but
> once you've got that straight, you can integrate the flanks of your
> oscillator between any f1 and f2 and determine the likely jitter
> arising from noise in that frequency range.
> Paul Levin
> Senior Principal Engineer
> Logic Innovations
> __________________

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