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Phase/Frequency Measurement Methods

There was a thread about the Tight PLL method on the Time-Nuts mailing list. One useful outcome was this post by Tom Van Baak:

Here are a couple of really good articles that describe many methods of phase/frequency measurement, including TPLL.
You'll see some nice “advantage/disadvantage” lists in several of these documents, which is why I'm posting the links.

Warren & Bruce, please look at the first five documents at least. John too. Lots of TPLL info. This is all worth reading. I don't know why I didn't find some of these papers six months ago.

System Phase Noise Calculation and Measurement Techniques
– short article, nice summary.

PN9000 Automated Phase Noise Measurement System Application Note #1
– see section 2; TPLL is section 2.2.

Oscillator Phase Noise Measurements using the Phase Lock Method
– TPLL, equations, graphs, error analysis, photos, schematics, parts list.

An investigation into the phase noise of quartz crystal oscillators
– see chapter 4 or at least section 4.3; TPLL is

PN9000 Automated Phase Noise Measurement System Application Note #2
– theory of operation, TPLL

A General Theory of Phase Noise in Electrical Oscillators
– too deep for me.

Phase Noise Measurement. Using the Phase Lock Technique
– might be applicable.

Correlation-based phase noise measurements
– for John Miles

Practical Problems Involving Phase Noise Measurements
– also for John.


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