[time-nuts] State of the art of crystal oscillator measurements
mfeher at eozinc.com
Thu Aug 11 20:34:00 EDT 2016
That is interesting. We always used -174 and not -177 as it was concluded that at those low levels AM and PM noise are not discernible, so, the total noise density per Hz was -174. This must be relatively new since I worked in industry. We had a bunch of PhDs from Lincoln helping as well and they always used -174. This sounds like one of those instrument manufacturers gimmick to make the numbers look better :).
Your last statement is why I started to question the claims initially. - Mike
Mike B. Feher, EOZ Inc.
89 Arnold Blvd.
Howell, NJ, 07731
From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of John Miles
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-177 = the -174 dBm/Hz SSB thermal noise floor at 25C, less 3 dB to account for the usual assumption that half of it is AM, half PM.
dBm/Hz is obviously equivalent to dBc/Hz for a 0 dBm carrier.
Anyone who claims to measure noise in a 1 Hz bandwidth below -177 dBm/Hz at room temperature is either doing something wrong somewhere, or doing something amazing somewhere.
-- john, KE5FX
Miles Design LLC
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> That is why I asked what the Po was. Where did the 177 come from? L(f)
> is single sided. This is not my first "rodeo" in these matters. 73 -
> Mike B. Feher, EOZ Inc.
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