Getting Its Measure: Oscillator Phase Noise Measurement Techniques and Limitations

  title={Getting Its Measure: Oscillator Phase Noise Measurement Techniques and Limitations},
  author={Ulrich L. Rohde and Ajay K. Poddar and Anisha M. Apte},
  journal={IEEE Microwave Magazine},
Accurate measurement of phase noise is one of the most difficult measurements in all of electrical engineering. The biggest challenge is the huge dynamic range required in most phase noise measurements. There are several methods to measure phase noise, and the right one must be chosen to make the necessary measurements. To make a proper selection from the various methods, it is necessary to know and appreciate the weaknesses and strengths of each of the different techniques because none of… 
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