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Period Deviation Tolerance Templates: A Novel Approach to Evaluation and Specification of Self-Synchronizing Audio Converters
AES Convention:133 - Paper Number: 8729
F.Legray, T.Heeb, S.Genevey, H.Kuo

October 25, 2012

Period Deviation Tolerance Templates: A Novel Approach to Evaluation and Specification of Self-Synchronizing Audio Converters

AES Convention:133 (October 2012) - Paper Number: 8729

Legray, Francis; Heeb, Thierry; Genevey, Sebastien; Kuo, Hugo

Subject: Amplifiers, Transducers, and Equipment

Self-synchronizing converters represent an elegant and cost effective solution for audio functionality integration into SoC (System-on-Chip) as they integrate both conversion and clock synchronization functionalities. Audio performance of such converters is, however, very dependent on the jitter rejection capabilities of the synchronization system. A methodology based on two period deviation tolerance templates is described for evaluating such synchronization solutions, prior to any silicon measurements. It is also a unique way for specifying expected performance of a synchronization system in the presence of jitter on the audio interface. The proposed methodology is applied to a self-synchronizing audio converter and its advantages are illustrated by both simulation and measurement results.

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