To use the Jitter Measurement Utility, designers must first create a custom device configuration file with the Timing Commander™ program, also from IDT, then upload the file to the Jitter Measurement Utility page on the IDT website to initiate automated measurement of an evaluation board with the supported device in the company's Timing lab. Results are typically available in five minutes or less and complete performance reports are sent via email.
"The need for higher timing performance is being driven by the introduction of new technologies such as 5G, mmWave, and 56G PAM-4. The Jitter Measurement Utility enables designers to meet the stringent jitter and phase noise requirements of these applications without setting foot in a lab – they remotely take advantage of ours," said Bobby Matinpour, vice president and general manager of Renesas' Timing Products Division. "Our Jitter Measurement Utility is the latest example of our commitment to ensuring product designers can maximize the performance of their systems with our timing solutions, and it complements our Timing Commander software."
The Jitter Measurement Utility currently supports most of IDT's programmable timing products, including the VersaClock®, PhiClock™, ProXO™ and UFT™ families.
The recently released ProXO family of programmable, ultra-low noise clock oscillators perform the critical low phase noise clocking functions required by accelerator cards, 100G and 400G switches and routers and optical transceivers used in data center, communications infrastructure, and industrial applications.