[time-nuts] TIE measurement for arbitrary frequency oscillator

Said Jackson saidjack at aol.com
Tue Mar 19 00:25:00 EDT 2013


Besides buying an expensive source analyzer that will cost $10K or more, a high quality frequency counter should do the job.

You could also use a cheap pld or PicTic to generate a 1PPS from your oscillator then use the counter to compare the 1pps to your reference 1pps for phase drift to calculate mtie.

Then use Ulrich Bangerts free Plotter utility to do the analysis.


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On Mar 18, 2013, at 21:10, John Doering <johndoering57 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all!
> First time poster here, but I've been lurking for a couple months and found
> this place to be highly informative.
> I want to measure TIE for a 7.362 MHz oscillator. Ultimately, I want to
> process into TDEV and MTIE.
> 1) Is it acceptable to use the DMTD method and set a signal generator
> (driven by rubidium) as the reference frequency to a value equal to the
> oscillator's?
> 2) If not, can you point me to a more proper way of doing this type of
> measurement for arbitrary frequencies that are not easily divisible into 10
> MHz?
> Thank you!
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