Industry White Paper

Understanding Phase Noise Fundamentals

July 20, 2022 by Rohde & Schwarz
Topics Covered
  • Oscillators
  • 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.