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Jitter


The slight movement of a transmission signal in time or phase that can introduce errors and loss of synchronization. More jitter will be encountered with longer cables, cables with higher attenuation and signals at higher data rates. Also, called phase jitter, timing distortion or intersymbol interference.


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This application note discusses various aspects of jitter and wander—the theory, the causes, the effects they have on networks, and related field testing.

Last updated: 2011-08-22