Project of a new IEEE Standard on Jitter Measurement
Revised 14-February-2012 by Sergio Rapuano
purpose of the standard is to solve the problem due to the confusion existing
in jitter specifications and the coexistence
of several measurement methods strictly related to the particular a aspect of
jitter to be measured.
possible standard on jitter measurement should provide:
Terminology: unambiguous, consistent, clear, harmonized with the existing
Measurement methods, including measurement system design and guidance
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TC10 is considering a jitter standard to
address differences between existing standards and common definitions:
(Std. 1057, Std. 1241, Std. 181, Std. 1658)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
standards and recommendations
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
A jitter subcommittee has been set up to that
At the current stage there are some strategic
questions to answer.
Should the standard:
• focus on the effects of jitter or stay
general on the signal characteristics?
• aim at the harmonization with the existing
standards or propose a new approach?
• include specific procedures or general
guidance to the uncertainty estimation and statement?
Should the jitter subcommittee:
• try to order the list of definitions and
figures of merit referring to the same physical quantity?
• use direct (timing or aperture jitter) or
indirect figures (phase noise, frequency stability, SNRj,
• introduce a list of application-related
definitions and measurement methods?
The discussion is open and anyone is invited
This working group is part of the Waveform Generation, Measurement and
Analysis Technical Committee (TC-10)
of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement
TC-10 is working on a pulse measurement
standard. (Standard 181)
TC-10 is also working on a waveform recorder
standard. (Standard 1057)
TC-10 is also working on a digital to analog
converter standard. (Standard 1658)
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