Why Do You Say That the Clock of a System is a Reference?

A. This comment does not necessarily apply to the conversion clock of an ADC; it applies principally to the sampling clock of a sampled-data system. In these systems, the signal is required to be sampled repeatedly at predictable (usually equal) intervals of storage, communication, computational analysis, or other types of processing. Read full article



James Bryant

James Bryant was a European applications manager at Analog Devices from 1982 to his retirement in 2009 and he still writes and consults for the company. He holds a degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Leeds and is also C.Eng., EurEng., MIET, and an FBIS. In addition to his passion for engineering, James is a radio ham and holds the call sign G4CLF.