Introduction to oscillator jitter

  • John A. McNeill
  • David S. Ricketts
Part of the The Designer's Guide Book Series book series (DGS)

This chapter begins exploration of jitter with system-level issues. Section 1.1 describes a range of applications for which jitter is a concern. Somewhat more emphasis is placed on clock recovery in serial data communication, the main application for which this work was originally done. Section 1.2 also provides a brief overview of the different types of VCOs that are used in clock recovery PLLs, and establishes the need for an intuitive methodology to guide design for low-jitter ring VCOs. Section 1.3 summarizes the motivations and goals for the remainder of the book.


Phase Noise Ring Oscillator Clock Recovery Delay Stage Jitter Clock 
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© Springer-Verlag US 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. McNeill
    • 1
  • David S. Ricketts
    • 2
  1. 1.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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