PLL pull in range

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samiscool

Joined Feb 16, 2009
3
Dear all,

Im currently working on a PLL (phase lock loop) project and i would like to ask how do i measure the PLL pull in range using a simulator software called Cadence.

I would like to know :
1. What are my measure points (input output).
2. What are the measure procedures needed (something like a lab procedure).
3. What is the measured unit?( should it be in freq unit or just a range)

Thanks......

Your help is deeply appreciated.
 

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samiscool

Joined Feb 16, 2009
3
I would personlly like to thank bertus for such a good reading material.

But i would like to ask regarding proper steps to actually measure pull-in range for a PLL. Hopefully theres a guide to it.
 

beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,808
You may need to consult the data sheet for a specific PLL. No generalized answer may exist, although you may find there is some convergence of range for most PLL's.
 

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samiscool

Joined Feb 16, 2009
3
This is currently a new measurement given by my supervisor.

To simulate AC response on loop filter for PLL using
a. input AC current.
b. output AC voltage.

Does this mean i have to obtained the phase and gain using both of this inputs?

I find this weird coz from my previous experience .......gain = Vout/Vin but using input AC current?
 
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