I'm a CS who took an internship at an EE shop, and I'm trying to do some work developing in house and client applications for a chip designer, and I'm having some fundamental communication problems. Mainly I shore up any applications they need developed from their specs, including at the moment a tool that demonstrates Jitter on a given PLL. I've had some high level stats, linear algebra, and DIP courses that I thought would have prepared me for this, but right now I've got a 50 pages on how to calculate Peak to Peak Jitter, Period Jitter, Random Jitter, and Long Term Jitter, and I can't seem to get a solid equation/algorithm out of any of it. It seems to approach RMS like it's a constant number.

I'm not sure what I need to tackle this. Does any one have a(some) primer(s) on the subject(s)?


closed as unclear what you're asking by endolith, lennon310, Wandering Logic, Jason R, Phonon May 13 '14 at 4:07

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ RMS is a single number for a given set of samples $\endgroup$ – endolith Mar 27 '14 at 21:16

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.