popcorn noise

popcorn noise

[′päp‚kȯrn]
(electronics)
Noise that is produced by erratic jumps of bias current between two levels at random intervals in operational amplifiers and other semiconductor devices.
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Those effects, variously known as burst noise, popcorn noise or random telegraph noise (RTN) have become a major problem for extremely small devices, said NIST researcher Kin Cheung, the lead author of a new report (link is external) in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.
Like the Linear Systems LSK389, the LSK489 features a unique Monolithic Dual design construction of interleaving both JFETs on the same piece of silicon to provide exceptional matching and thermal tracking and a low-noise profile having nearly zero popcorn noise.
Also premiering is the Xyratex Popcorn Noise Analyzer and the Xyratex Stress Test Rack.