Keywords: non-return-to-zero, NRZ, time-domain signal, NRZ data stream, 8b10b encoding, 64b66b coding, 64b/66b coding, power spectral density, power spectrum, frequency domain, digital communication Related Parts
APPLICATION NOTE 3455
HFTA-11.0: Spectral Content of NRZ Test Patterns
Abstract:Non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signaling is widely used for data transmission in digital communication systems. Many NRZ test patterns have been created for system test and verification. These patterns are usually designed either to simulate actual data or to stress certain aspects of the system. To understand the effects of the various test patterns on a particular system, it is important to understand the frequency characteristics of both the test pattern and the system under test.
This article shows straightforward relationships between the time-domain characteristics of NRZ test patterns, such as data rate and pattern length, and their frequency-domain spectral components. Topics include an overview of NRZ test patterns, computation of the power spectrum, lab measurements of the power spectrum, and application of these concepts to system understanding.
A similar version of this article appeared in the September 2, 2004 issue of EDN magazine.
Thank You for interest in Maxim Integrated. Our free samples program limits the quantities that we can provide to each customer per calendar year.If you feel that you have received this message in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can click here to place an order.
Request a Quote
Your quote has been successfully submitted. You will receive an email within 24 hours with pricing and availability. Visit My Quotes Thank you!