[time-nuts] time-nuts Digest, Vol 146, Issue 35

hardy hardyhansen at mail.tele.dk
Sun Sep 18 10:39:38 EDT 2016


Hello
I see that you are using E4406A for direct phasenoise measurement--your results are the same as with my E4406A and thunderbolt-but have no spurs.
I think it must be your powersupply for your thunderbolt that made those spurs.
Hardy

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and	200Hz from
      signal. (Lars Walenius)
   2. Re: Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from
      signal. (Bruce Griffiths)
   3. Re: Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from
      signal. (Peter Marczinowski)
   4. Re: Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from
      signal. (Peter Marczinowski)
   5. Re: Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from
      signal. (Dan Rae)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:52:21 +0000
From: Lars Walenius <lars.walenius at hotmail.com>
To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
	<time-nuts at febo.com>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz
	and	200Hz from signal.
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What is the specification for the Spectrum analyzer? They don´t tend to be useful for OCXO measurments so is this especially good? Or is it only the Analyzer phase noise we see?



Lars



Från: David C. Partridge<mailto:david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk>
Skickat: den 18 september 2016 14:43
Till: 'Bruce Griffiths'<mailto:bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz>; 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'<mailto:time-nuts at febo.com>
Ämne: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from signal.



I've just redone the measurement without the external attenuator and with 10dB attenuation set internally to the analyser.

The results are attached.

Dave

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From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Bruce Griffiths
Sent: 18 September 2016 12:52
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from signal.

The signal level is also very low.
Brue

    On Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:47 PM, Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:


 The phase-noise still looks fairly high. How do you measure this?

Cheers,
Magnus

On 09/18/2016 01:27 PM, David C. Partridge wrote:
> Now that's interesting I just re-ran the measurement, and got a quite different result which is attached.  The spurs have GONE.
>
> My only guess right now is that the E4406A power supply is getting quieter as it has been on for longer (I've only had it powered for short periods before now).
>
> Dave
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of
> Magnus Danielson
> Sent: 18 September 2016 11:56
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Cc: magnus at rubidium.se
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from signal.
>
> Hi,
>
> On 09/18/2016 12:26 PM, David C. Partridge wrote:
>> The local power is 50Hz, so I can understand the 100Hz spurs, but I
>> don't quite "get" where the 200Hz spurs are coming from.  Or is that
>> just BAU harmonics?
>
> Consider full-wave rectification of 50 Hz, the power consumption load
> on the capacitor after the rectifier creates an inverse sawtooth wave
> of
> 100 Hz, and sawtooth waveshape have both even and odd harmonics.
>
> While much of this is regulated out in the next step, some of it makes it though.
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:55:49 +0000 (UTC)
From: Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz>
To: "David C. Partridge" <david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk>, 'Discussion
	of precise time and frequency measurement' <time-nuts at febo.com>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz
	and 200Hz from signal.
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Still way above what it should be.Whats the noise floor of the measurement system?
Bruce 

    On Monday, 19 September 2016 12:43 AM, David C. Partridge <david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk> wrote:
 

 I've just redone the measurement without the external attenuator and with 10dB attenuation set internally to the analyser.

The results are attached.

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Bruce Griffiths
Sent: 18 September 2016 12:52
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from signal.

The signal level is also very low.
Brue 

    On Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:47 PM, Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:
 

 The phase-noise still looks fairly high. How do you measure this?

Cheers,
Magnus

On 09/18/2016 01:27 PM, David C. Partridge wrote:
> Now that's interesting I just re-ran the measurement, and got a quite different result which is attached.  The spurs have GONE.
>
> My only guess right now is that the E4406A power supply is getting quieter as it has been on for longer (I've only had it powered for short periods before now).
>
> Dave
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of 
> Magnus Danielson
> Sent: 18 September 2016 11:56
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Cc: magnus at rubidium.se
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and 200Hz from signal.
>
> Hi,
>
> On 09/18/2016 12:26 PM, David C. Partridge wrote:
>> The local power is 50Hz, so I can understand the 100Hz spurs, but I 
>> don't quite "get" where the 200Hz spurs are coming from.  Or is that 
>> just BAU harmonics?
>
> Consider full-wave rectification of 50 Hz, the power consumption load 
> on the capacitor after the rectifier creates an inverse sawtooth wave 
> of
> 100 Hz, and sawtooth waveshape have both even and odd harmonics.
>
> While much of this is regulated out in the next step, some of it makes it though.
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:11:55 +0200
From: Peter Marczinowski <peter.laboe at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
	<time-nuts at febo.com>
Cc: "magnus at rubidium.se" <magnus at rubidium.se>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz
	and 200Hz from signal.
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Even harmonics are caused by asymmetrical nonlinearities, odd harmonics by
symmetrical nonlinearities.

Peter


Am Sonntag, 18. September 2016 schrieb Magnus Danielson :

> Hi,
>
> On 09/18/2016 12:26 PM, David C. Partridge wrote:
>
>> The local power is 50Hz, so I can understand the 100Hz spurs, but I don't
>> quite "get" where the 200Hz spurs are coming from.  Or is that just BAU
>> harmonics?
>>
>
> Consider full-wave rectification of 50 Hz, the power consumption load on
> the capacitor after the rectifier creates an inverse sawtooth wave of 100
> Hz, and sawtooth waveshape have both even and odd harmonics.
>
> While much of this is regulated out in the next step, some of it makes it
> though.
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
>
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
>>
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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:24:42 +0200
From: Peter Marczinowski <peter.laboe at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz
	and 200Hz from signal.
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Assuming a nonlinearity, a distortion or partly clipping of only one
halfwave, would result in a massive even harmonic, as the 200Hz in the
example. From this point of view "as expected", but a different distortion
could as well result in any other even harmonic.

Peter


Am Sonntag, 18. September 2016 schrieb David C. Partridge :

> Thanks, that makes sense.  Is the PN plot much as expected, or is it
> "could do better"?
>
> Thanks again
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Magnus Danielson
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> Cc: magnus at rubidium.se <javascript:;>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz and
> 200Hz from signal.
>
> Hi,
>
> On 09/18/2016 12:26 PM, David C. Partridge wrote:
> > The local power is 50Hz, so I can understand the 100Hz spurs, but I
> > don't quite "get" where the 200Hz spurs are coming from.  Or is that
> > just BAU harmonics?
>
> Consider full-wave rectification of 50 Hz, the power consumption load on
> the capacitor after the rectifier creates an inverse sawtooth wave of
> 100 Hz, and sawtooth waveshape have both even and odd harmonics.
>
> While much of this is regulated out in the next step, some of it makes it
> though.
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> >
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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:23:32 -0700
From: Dan Rae <danrae at verizon.net>
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	<time-nuts at febo.com>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt spurs on 10MHz output at 100Hz
	and 200Hz from signal.
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On 9/18/2016 5:42 AM, David C. Partridge wrote:
> I've just redone the measurement without the external attenuator and with 10dB attenuation set internally to the analyser.
>
> The results are attached.
>
I suspect that you are measuring the analyser phase noise, but it's 
rather early in the morning...

I attach, if I can get it to work, a plot of three different Tbolts on 
my 3048A system.

Dan
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