Many of today’s RF applications require a minimized phase noise in order to achieve the desired performance levels. No matter the level of knowledge you possess, it is important to have a good understanding of phase noise basics and to learn new measurement techniques for improving designs. This application note is the first part in a series on mastering phase noise measurements. Download the full article for information on why phase noise measurements are important, what causes phase noise, and how it affects different applications.
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