Jitter Essentials


As the world shifts from parallel to serial transmission, timing uncertainty (i.e., jitter) occupies a larger portion of a system's overall timing budget. Effects of jitter, which in the past may have been safely ignored, must be managed today to advance system performance. This course is designed for anyone working with jitter who wants to develop a strong foundation and to clearly understand it. Students will learn the definitions of various types of jitter (including phase noise), understand which type of jitter is important to their application and why, learn how to propagate jitter through a system, create jitter budgets, understand the various equipment for measuring jitter, and learn how to minimize jitter. Emphasis will be placed on developing a working knowledge of jitter, such as establishing a common language, understanding jitter beyond the definitions, gaining insight by making simplifying assumptions, and visualizing relationships between different types of jitter. This course teaches the fundamentals of jitter applied to a wide range of end markets, and is intended for anyone who works with jitter on a regular basis.

Topics include:



  • Various Types of Jitter

  • Tools for Analyzing Jitter

  • Sources of Jitter

  • How Industry Standards Specify Jitter

  • Jitter Mathematics

  • Jitter Budgeting

  • Equipment for Measuring Jitter

  • How to Minimize Jitter

  • Considerations in Working with PLLs


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Prerequisites :


No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
EMBD.X407.(2) 3/9/2019 09:00 AM SANTA CLARA $760 Gary Giust Enroll