Makoto Takeuchi, Haruo Saito

Absolute measurement of sampling jitter in audio equipment

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

This study proposes a method for analyzing sampling jitter in audio equipment based on the time-domain analysis, considering the temporal fluctuations of the zero-crossing points in the recorded sinusoidal waves to characterize the jitter. This method enabled the separate evaluation of jitter in an audio player from those in audio recorders when the same playback signal is simultaneously fed into two audio recorders. The experiments were conducted using commercially available portable devices with a maximum sampling rate of 192 000 samples per second. The results demonstrated that jitter values on the order of a few tens of picoseconds can be identified in an audio player. Moreover, the proposed method enabled the separation of jitter from phase-independent noise utilizing the left and right channels of the audio equipment. As such, this method is applicable for performance evaluation of audio equipment, signal generators, and clock sources.

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