cycle to cycle jitter

see also:

short-term jitter, C2C jitter

Cycle-to-cycle jitter is a measure for the uncertainty in the interval between any two adjacent clock periods. In many TDC products, this is a major source of measurement error. For cronologic products, the cycle-to-cycle jitter is much less than the bin size. Care must be taken when comparing jitter specifications as various characteristics of the clock cycle distribution can be specified. Common specifications are the one sigma interval or the 95% interval of the distribution.