Industry White Paper
Understanding Phase Noise FundamentalsJuly 20, 2022 by Rohde & Schwarz
- Phase Noise
- Common Effects of Phase Noise
- Measuring and Analyzing Phase Noise
White Paper Overview
A stable frequency source is a common requirement for many electronic and most RF devices. Phase noise is the term used to describe measurements of the short-term frequency stability of these sources. This white paper provides a brief technical introduction to phase noise concepts as well as an overview of how phase noise is measured and reported.