[time-nuts] Opamp datasheet noise specs and their relation to phase noise

Charles Steinmetz csteinmetz at yandex.com
Fri Mar 13 19:51:18 EDT 2015

Stephan wrote:

>Any good texts on the subject that you can recommend?

I don't own any texts with comprehensive discussions of AM to PM 
conversion or low-PN design.  The best sources will most likely be 
papers.  Some good search terms are "AM to PM conversion" (or "AM/PM 
conversion") and "low phase noise design" (or "low PN design").

Here are a few to get you started:

The Art of Phase Noise Measurement (Scherer, Hewlett Packard, 
1985)  <www.thegleam.com/ke5fx/Scherer_Art_of_PN_measurement.pdf >

Phase Noise and AM Noise Measurements in the Frequency Domain (Lance, 
et al., 1984) <http://tf.nist.gov/general/tn1337/Tn190.pdf>

RF and Microwave Phase Noise Measurement Seminar (HP, 1985) 
<www.thegleam.com/ke5fx/HP_PN_seminar.pdf >

Phase Noise Measurement Using the Phase Lock Technique (Motorola 
AN1639, 1999) <www.datasheetarchive.com/AN1639-datasheet.html >

Phase Noise in RF and Microwave Amplifiers (Boudot, Rubiola, 2010) 

Origin of 1/f PM and AM Noise in Bipolar Junction Transistor 
Amplifiers  <http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/general/pdf/1134.pdf>

Guidelines for designing BJT Amplifiers with Low 1/f PM and AM 
Noise  <http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/general/pdf/1139.pdf>

PM Noise Generated by Noisy 
Components  <http://tf.nist.gov/timefreq/general/pdf/1244.pdf>

Best regards,


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