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Michael Schnecker (business development manager, Rohde & Schwarz)
Location: Ballroom D
Date: Thursday, January 30
Time: 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Track: 08. Measurement, Simulation & Improving Jitter, Noise & BER (Pre & Post FEC), 12. Applying Test & Measurement Methodology
Format: Technical Session
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Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: Intermediate
This session presents a new method for accurate jitter measurements that does not rely on modelling or extrapolation techniques. The method uses hardware-accelerated acquisition on a digital oscilloscope to acquire statistically significant measurement ensembles similar to a bit error rate test set (BERT) with the benefit that one does not need complex modelling software to estimate the total jitter. The method provides accurate measurements in real-world conditions including EMI, power rail noise and with long non-repeating data patterns.
Accurate jitter measurements in real world environments are possible using hardware accelerated acquisition processing on a digital oscilloscope. The benefits include the ability to account for EMI, crosstalk, power rail noise and mechanical vibration in the measurement.
A working knowledge of oscilloscopes and jitter measurements as well as some background in statistics.