Optical & Photonic
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Capturing the Fifth Harmonic: Tradeoffs Between Sampling and Real Time scopes
There is no simple way to decide how much oscilloscope bandwidth you will need. Scope vendors promote a “fifth harmonic” rule of thumb. They suggest you purchase a scope with sufficient bandwidth to capture the fifth harmonic of your signals.
Application Note 2009-02-20
Characterizing Clock Jitter through Phase Noise Measurements Speeds up Design Verification Process
This white paper discusses a new measurement method for obtaining highly accurate low random jitter (RJ) measurements and performing real-time analysis of RJ and periodic jitter (PJ) of components.
Application Note 2008-11-20