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Clock Synchronization

Raffaele Giordano

University of Naples Federico II


General Properties Clock Signals Clock Distribution Systems Clock Generation Frequency Stability Phase Locked Loops Frequency Synthesizers Low Latency Predictable Latency Clock Synchronization Global Position System IEEE 1588

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Accurate clock synchronization is a key issue in many applications at different scales, from digital integrated circuits to distributed factory automation and control systems, or even position systems. Very different technical challenges have to be faced by the clock synchronization system designer depending on the intended application, but several common issues exist for all clock synchronization systems.
This book aims to introduce general concepts about clock synchronization describing clock generation techniques and the properties of oscillators, phase-locked loops and in general of frequency synthesizers. Also welcome are topics that describe clock synchronization for digital ICs and the pertaining low-latency clock domain crossing techniques based on clock phase adjustment and standards for clock synchronization, such as the IEEE1588 and the Precision Time Protocol. Moreover, the book aims to describe the issues of sub-nanosecond synchronization in distributed systems on scales from a few tens of meters to a few tens of kilometers.

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Date completed: August 29th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 18th 2019

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Review results due: February 6th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 6th 2020

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About the editor

Raffaele Giordano

University of Naples Federico II

Raffaele Giordano is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Univerisity of Naples "Federico II", Italy. He has spent most of his scientific career in the field of research and development of electronics for data acquisition and processing in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics experiments, including ATLAS, RD51, Belle2 and SuperB. He is the author of 371 papers on well-recognized scientific international peer-reviewed journals, including IEEE TNS, NIM-A, and JINST. His H-index is higher than 63 and the total number of citations is around 20k. He gave numerous contributions to international conferences (including 15 oral, 2 invited oral). He is the inventor of granted patents in the field of digitally controlled oscillators and methods for radiation hardening of SRAM-based FPGAs.

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