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Effects of Nonlinear Diode Junction Capacitance on the Nose-to-Nose Calibration

Published

Author(s)

Catherine A. Remley, Dylan F. Williams, Donald C. DeGroot, Jan Verspecht, John Kerley

Abstract

We examine the effects of nonlinear diode junction capacitance on the fundamental premise of the noise-to-nose calibration, that the kickout is identical in shape to the impulse response of the sampler. We offer a physical explanation for the error introduced by the nonlinear junction capacitance in terms of small-signal diode nist-equations.
Citation
IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Volume
11
Issue
5

Keywords

digital sampling, nose-to-nose calibration, oscilloscope, phase error samplers
Created May 1, 2001, Updated November 10, 2018