Timing Essentials 2021 – Educational series of clock & timing courses from SiTime University

Technical training taught by SiTime timing experts

  • Get the latest how-to information needed to improve timing-related system performance
  • Improve your knowledge and accelerate your development process
  • Covers the essentials of timing technology in all types of systems

A variety of classes from introductory to in-depth

C1 - Jitter Basics January 19, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:00 GMT More Information
C2 - Phase Noise Basics January 26, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:00 GMT More Information
C3 - Understanding how PLLs Filter Jitter February 2, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:00 GMT More Information
C4 - Jitter in High-Speed Serial Links February 9, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:00 GMT More Information
C5 - MEMS Oscillators February 23, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:00 GMT More Information
C6 - Deciphering Precision Oscillator Specifications March 9, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:15 GMT More Information
C7 - Overcoming Clock Gremlins in Systems March 23, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:15 GMT More Information
C8 - EMI Reduction Techniques for Oscillators April 6, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:15 GMT More Information
C9 – Oscillator Parameter Measurements April 20, 2021 at 15:00 to 16:30 GMT More Information

 

Course Summary Description

C1 Jitter Basics – REGISTER NOW

  • What is jitter?
  • Sources of jitter
  • Common types of jitter
  • Jitter definitions
  • Quantifying jitter
  • Which applications care about what type(s) of jitter, and why?

C2 Phase Noise Basics – REGISTER NOW

  • Sources of phase noise
  • How to read a phase noise plot
  • Random versus spurious noise
  • Phase noise versus phase jitter
  • Estimating the dominant source of phase jitter, by inspection
  • Test equipment

C3 Understanding how PLLs Filter Jitter – REGISTER NOW

  • Analog-PLL building blocks and architecture
  • Insight into control loops operation
  • Jitter versus phase noise
  • PLL transfer function
  • How PLLs filter jitter/phase noise
  • PLL architectures for synchronous networks

C4 Jitter in High-Speed Serial Links – REGISTER NOW

  • Anatomy of a serial-bus link
  • Bit error ratio
  • The clock/data recovery process
  • The receiver’s observed jitter transfer function
  • Jitter tolerance
  • Power supply noise rejection
  • How to select a SERDES Refclk
  • Test equipment

C5 MEMS Oscillators – REGISTER NOW

  • What are MEMS?
  • Operating principals of MEMS resonators
  • Fabrication of MEMS resonators
  • Architectures for MEMS XOs, TCXOs, and OCXOs
  • Assembly and packaging technology
  • Comparison of MEMS versus quartz technology

C6 - Deciphering Precision Oscillator Specifications – REGISTER NOW

  • Daily aging rate
  • Frequency stability over temperature
  • Frequency hysteresis over temperature
  • Frequency vs temperature slope
  • Dynamic frequency change to temperature ramp
  • Supply voltage sensitivity and output load sensitivity
  • Holdover
  • Allan deviation
  • Retrace
  • Time to rated stability (warm-up time)
  • Power consumption during warm-up
  • Power consumption at steady state

C7 - Overcoming Clock Gremlins in Systems – REGISTER NOW

  • Thermal excursions
  • Mechanical aberrations
  • Signal reflections
  • Power Supply Noise
  • Electromagnetic coupling
  • PCB design and build

C8 - EMI Reduction Techniques for Oscillators – REGISTER NOW

  • Background: Fourier analysis and frequency domain
  • Emissions standards
  • Clock slew rate control
  • Spread spectrum clocking (SSC)
  • Clock layout guidance

C9 – Oscillator Parameter Measurements – REGISTER NOW

  • Common oscillator parameters
  • Measuring frequency
  • Measuring current consumption
  • Measuring start-up time
  • Measuring waveform
  • Measuring time domain jitter
  • Measuring PSNR
  • Measuring phase noise