February 16, 2004 -- Today's digital-based systems anchor their reliability and performance on the integrity of their clocking systems. Due to the wide-reaching effect these signals have on system performance, it's paramount that problems be located and corrected. Like a good detective, the engineer must ask the right probing questions to determine exactly what is cause and what is effect.
By Craig McKelvey. (McKelvey is the systems engineering manager, Timing Technology Division, at Cypress Semiconductor Corp.)
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