A New Method for Analysing the Effects of Jitter in Digital, Audio Systems
A new method for analyzing the effect of jitter in digital audio systems which can be related more easily to conventional methods of assessing clock or oscillator performance, in particular their phase noise specification, is presented. The method can be easily extended to assess the effect of dividers, synchronizers, amplifiers, and any other components involved in the sample clock chain. Firstly, current approaches to calculating the effects of jitter are reviewed. The new method is then described and how it gives a simpler way of assessing system performance is explained. The effects of digital format, sample rate, and output method are also analyzed. The paper concludes by suggesting strategies for minimizing the effect of component performance on the jitter in a digital audio system.
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.