Michael Arkin is a Product Marketing Manager for Epson America, Inc supporting Data Center customers. He has worked in the electronics industry at: Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, GlobalFoundries, among others. He is a published author, patent holder, and an accomplished public speaker with a BSEE from West Coast University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Designers pushing the limits in their application can run into situations where the XO performance is inadequate for their next design due to the way it reacts to the noise and ripple in the power supply. To achieve optimal performance, they most likely will find they will need to do more than a simple datasheet evaluation to select their next XO. Read on for details on a PSNR test method to help select an optimal XO.