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Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed by Mike Peng Li

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1. Introduction

This chapter offers basic and high-level introductions to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Sources and root causes of jitter, noise, and signal integrity then are discussed, followed by statistical and system views on jitter, noise, and signal integrity. Then we give a historical overview of the evolution of and advancement path for jitter, noise, and signal integrity. This chapter ends by discussing this book's organization and flow.

1.1. Jitter, Noise, and Communication System Basics

The essence of communication is about transmitting and receiving a signal through a medium or channel. An early mathematical ...

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