
Frequency Synthesizer Design
Chapter 5 Excerpt from Advanced PhaseLock Applications Frequency Synthesis, J.A. Crawford.
“ChargePump Noise Models for PLLs,” J.A. Crawford.
“Understanding the Specifics of Sampling in Synthesis Part I,” J.A. Crawford, Microwaves, Aug. 1984.
“Extending Sampling to Type2 PhaseLocked Loops Part II,” J.A. Crawford, Microwaves, Sept. 1984 .
“The Misunderstood Phase/Frequency Detector,” rf design, J.A. Crawford, Feb. 1985.
“Synthesizer Designs Minimize Phase Noise in Cellular Systems,” J.A. Crawford, Microwaves & RF, Jan. 1993.
“MACSET: Macroscopic Modeling of PhaseLocked Loops Used for Frequency Synthesis,” J.A. Crawford, 1988.
“The PhaseLocked Loop Concept for Frequency Synthesis,” J.A. Crawford, 1987.
“PhaseLocked Loop Concept for Synthesis Time Domain ,” J.A. Crawford, 1987.
“Effects of Small Contaminating Signals in Nonlinear Elements Used in Frequency Synthesis and Conversion,” W.F. Egan, July 1981 (Reprinted in Frequency Stability: Fundamentals and Measurement, 1983, IEEE Press.
“A GSM Modulator Using a DeltaSigma Frequency Discriminator Based Synthesizer,” W.T. Bax.
“PhaseLocked Loop Phase Noise Assessment,” J.A. Crawford.
“PLL Basics Loop Filter Design,” Fujitsu.
“Derivation of the FractionalN Phase Noise Formula,” J.A. Crawford 

Miscellaneous
“Dreaded Interview Questions Part I,” J.A. Crawford.
“StartUp Company: Opportunity or Just a Job?”, J.A. Crawford, Dec. 2003.
“Pendulums and Elliptic Integrals,” J.A. Crawford. Derivation of the formula involved with pendulum motion with specific attention to the calculation of elliptic integrals and accurate time domain simulation using numerical methods.
“Random Variable Sums and the Central Limit Theorem,” J.A. Crawford, Feb. 2005.
“Current Flow in a Conductive Sheet,” J.A. Crawford, May. 2008.
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Phase Noise
“Extending the Range and Accuracy of Phase Noise Measurements,” F.L. Walls, et al., NIST.
“Accurate Measurements of Power Spectral Density of Phase Noise in Devices,” F.L. Walls, S.R. Stein, NIST.
“The Art of Phase Noise Measurement,” D. Scherer, May 1983.
“PLL Phase Noise Performance Assessment (Example),”,J.A. Crawford.
“Low Noise Frequency Synthesis,” F.L. Walls, C.M. Felton, NIST.
“Design Principles and Test Methods for Low Phase Noise RF and Microwave Sources,” D. Scherer, 1980.
“Generation of Low Phase Noise Microwave Signals,” Dieter Scherer, Sept. 1981.
Phase Noise Measurement Seminar, HewlettPackard Spokane Division, 1983.
“Specifying Local Oscillator Phase Noise Performance How Good is Good Enough?”, R. Gilmore.
“Some Aspects of the Theory and Measurement of Frequency Fluctuation in Frequency Standards,” L.S. Cutler, C.L. Searle, 1966 (Classic, reprinted in Frequency Stability: Fundamentals and Measurement, IEEE Press, 1983).
“Phase Noise Measurement Using a High Resolution Counter with OnLine Data Processing,” L. Peregrino, D. Ricci, 1976 (Classic, reprinted in Frequency Stability: Fundamentals and Measurement, IEEE Press, 1983).
“Phase Noise Measurement,” Lance, A., Seal, W., TRW. 