[time-nuts] PLL/GPSDO/etc learning resources for mere mortals

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 3 10:52:12 EDT 2018

On 9/3/18 5:52 AM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist wrote:
>> Also worth checking out "Dean's book":
>> http://www.ti.com/tool/PLL_BOOK
>> This makes a great introductory text/prerequisite for the heavy 
>> hitters like
>> Gardner and Rohde.  Dean Banerjee spent many years providing customer
>> -- john, KE5FX
> You hit a home run ... this is a great tutorial.  This reminds me
> of the saying "equations don't teach.".  I love the graph on
> page 1 that has "VCO" and "everything but the VCO" marked.
> Yet another reason to keep reading time-nuts.

Dean's book is great.  Can you print from the pdf? Back in version 3 or 
so, it was one of those "can't print" pdf files (which I'm sure could be 
broken by a non Adobe reader).

So I bought a printed copy - worth every penny of the $15.

It's the book I hand out to people when they start asking about how to 
do a PLL circuit.  "Here, this book is sort of like the master 
application note...Read it and start finding out what went wrong."

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