[time-nuts] Sneaky Errors

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Wed Oct 19 22:51:40 UTC 2011

On 10/20/2011 12:18 AM, David VanHorn wrote:
> Out of curiosity, what would be the consequences of a steadily increasing
> phase error? Would it offend your sense of perfection or would it have real
> consequences?
> Phase error wouldn't bug me.  My worst fear is that the 10.000000 MHz standard might be 10.000002 MHz.
> I need to implement something that is at least relatively simple or best case, automatic.

Steadily increasing phase error is to let there be a frequency error. 
Frequency is the derivate of phase, so it comes with the territory.

So a 200 ns per second phase drift would provide a frequency error of 2 
Hz on your 10 MHz. Can't have one without the other.


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