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Post subject: Phase noise text recommendation Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:17 pm


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Can anyone recommend a decent text book on phase noise.
I am after a text that starts at the beginning and caters for the newbe. I wish to obtain a good understanding of phase noise and eventually be able to model phase noise within my PLL design.


Regards, Darcy Randall, Perth, Western Australia


Post subject: Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:44 am

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Hi Darcy,

Not a textbook, but a good application note which includes the derivation of Leeson's formula and other basics of phase noise.

http://www.zen118213.zen.co.uk/Systems_ ... eNoise.pdf

Hope this helps!


Post subject: Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:58 am


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Darcy -

Almost any PLL book (Gardner - Phaselock Techniques, Egan - Frequency Synthesis by Phase Lock) will have a section on Phase Noise in a PLL context.

My favorite reference for phase noise in general is "Phase Noise in Signal Sources" by W. P. Robins. Be sure to get the later editions (1984 or the 1998 reprint) as there were some errors in the first (hardcover 1982) edition. It's pretty expensive, so you might try borrowing from a library first.

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