Phase noise and amplitude noise in DDS

Abstract : Their article reports on the measurement of phase noise and amplitude noise of direct digital synthesizers (DDS), ultimately intended for precision time and frequency applications. The DDS noise Sφ(f) tends to scale down as 1/ν02, until the noise hits the limit due to the output stage. The spurs, however disturbing in general, sink power from the white noise. Voltage noise can be more critical in the digital power supply than in the analog supply. Temperature fluctuations are an issue at 10-3 ... 1 Hz Fourier frequency. Passive stabilization (thermal mass) proves to be useful. Other paramours affect the phase noise, like the clock frequency and power. The amplitude 1/f noise is of the order of -110 dB(V2/V2)/Hz in some reference (typical) conditions. Owing to the page and file size limitations, only a small part of the available data can be published here.
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C. Calosso, Y. Gruson, E. Rubiola. Phase noise and amplitude noise in DDS. Frequency Control Symposium (FCS), 2012 IEEE International, May 2012, Baltimore, United States. pp.777-782, ⟨10.1109/FCS.2012.6243619⟩. ⟨hal-00732833⟩



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