JitterLabs announces the launch of an independent test lab to characterize frequency sources and a software-as-a-service application for vendors of timing devices to manage their test data.
For companies with limited characterization capabilities, JitterLabs provides an independent test lab to characterize clock signals between 10 MHz and 7+ GHz, such as output by frequency-control devices, PLLs, PHYs, ASICs, and test equipment. Available measurements include phase noise, jitter, Allan deviation, VCO modulation bandwidth, power supply noise rejection, PLL jitter transfer, and more. Testing is billed at an affordable hourly rate.
"A lot of timing-noise measurements, such as phase noise and jitter, can typically be completed in an hour or less," explains Dr. Gary Giust, founder of JitterLabs. "But the expertise and equipment needed to perform these measurements can be difficult to acquire. By offering hourly testing at an affordable rate, we're able to provide a variety of important measurements that, for many companies, have traditionally been out of reach."
For companies who characterize their devices in-house, JitterLabs offers a software-as-a-service application to organize their test data, and make it accessible and useful to others. Vendors simply upload their data to JitterLabs servers to create digital Test Reports, which are designed to showcase the performance of their products. The reports can be viewed, analyzed, compared, and shared online with customers and partners using an enterprise software application developed by JitterLabs.
System vendors, in turn, can use the application to create and share specifications that capture their systems' technical requirements. An analysis engine enables users to apply specifications to Test Reports to generate Compliance Statements, which reveal the margin that devices provide to the specifications. Specifications are currently available for DOCSIS, SONET, Intelsat, SMPTE, and other technologies.
An annual corporate subscription is required to use the application, with Free and Premium Plans available. Both plans allow an unlimited number of users, the ability to create and share specifications, and access to demo Test Reports. The Premium Plan is required to view real Test Reports (with permission from the organizations that own the reports).
Dr. Giust created JitterLabs to make timing-noise data easier to access and use. "Most data sheet specifications for timing noise are generic and incomplete due to the nature of timing devices, which can get designed into a wide variety of end applications," explains Dr. Giust. "The idea was to help vendors target these markets by expanding the number of tests available to address them, and making the test results more personal to their customers." The result is an application that bridges the gap between data sheet specifications and system requirements.
Providing customer-centric data enables device vendors to sell solutions rather than products. According to a McKinsey & Company analysis of semiconductor companies, transitioning from cost-plus to value-based pricing can add 2 to 8 percent to average selling prices, with no changes to the existing product.
For more information about JitterLabs testing, visit https://www.jitterlabs.com/services/custom/
To watch a quick demo of our web application, visit https://www.jitterlabs.com/#video
Gary Giust, Ph.D.
Telephone: 1 (408) 627-6454