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Some Numerical Issues in Oscillator Noise Computation

Monday, November 24, 1997 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Keller 3-180
Jacob White (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The time-averaged spectral density of noise in oscillators can be computed by frequency-domain analysis of the time-varying linear system generated from linearizing about the oscillator's periodic steady state. When computing the component of the noise that is usually referred to as phase noise, there is a numerical difficulty that can be partially resolved by computing certain matrix eigenvectors. In this talk I will describe the difficulty and a resolution that is usually effective.