[time-nuts] Programmable clock for BFO use....noise
dk4xp at arcor.de
Sun Sep 16 16:08:19 EDT 2018
Am 15.09.2018 um 17:38 schrieb Richard (Rick) Karlquist:
>> If you divide by something that is not a power of 2, then it is
>> that each stage produces an output waveform with a 50% duty cycle.
>> flicker noise which has been up-mixed by a previous stage, will be
>> into the signal band, increasing the close-in phase-noise.
> Wow, another thing I never knew. The conventional wisdom was to
> divide by any number (even or odd) and then follow that divider
> with a divide by 2 flip flop to get 50%. Now, that is in question.
> The now correct answer is to us a variable modulus prescaler to
> divide by P and P+1, controlled by a toggle flip flop to make
> half the divisions at P and half at P+1.
Resynchronize the output of the divider to the undivided clock with
and everything but that last D-FF will fall out of the equation for
I'm also not a fan of using slowish, slew-rate challenged logic as a
for a low pass. When I want a low pass, I make it from nice,
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