[time-nuts] Sine to square wave converter Phase Noise
vesoares at deea.isel.ipl.pt
Tue Jul 29 05:09:20 EDT 2014
What comparator did you use in your evaluation? An 74AC04, 74AC14 or other
LT, AD, etc?
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From: <bruce at ko4bb.com>
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Subject: [time-nuts] Sine to square wave converter Phase Noise
> Recently I have been comparing the phase noise of the HOlzworth HX4210 and
> I have found that the performance of these devices is comparable with a
> sinewave input with a PN noise floor below -160dBc/Hz.
> For offsets below 100Hz the LTC6957-4 is quieter and for offsets below
> 50Hz or
> so is lower than that of my measurement setup.
> I merely mounted the LTC evaluation board in a diecast metal box to reduce
> effect of air currents on the LTC7957-4 and used an ultra low noise 3.3V
> supply (Abracon) to minimise the power supply contribution to the measured
> Achieving a phase noise performance equal to that on the datasheet was
> relatively easy.
> In fact for low offsets the phase noise is lower than that shown on the
> I've also measured the phase noise of a comparator based sine to CMOS
> and its PN floor is about 20dB higher than that of the LTC6957.
> On completion of measurements PN plots for the various sine to square
> tested will be added to the web pages I maintain on Didiers site..
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