We're using an external clock into a VXI-MXI-2 Slot 0 controller. The signal has a pretty fast edge and is producing a lot of harmonics on the chassis ground. We are trying to slow down the edge to reduce harmonic content, but we're not sure how slow of an edge the input can handle.
I checked in the VXI-MXI-2 User Manual, and I could only find information for frequency range (10 Mhz). I did find another document that is saying the MXI bus transceivers typically generate signals with rise times of 9ns. What kind of rise time are you looking at?
Adam W Applications Engineering National Instruments
We started with a <3nSec rise time. Right now, we've slowed it down to about 8nSec and its still too noisy. Doesn't look like we should go much slower if 9nSec is correct. Any other ideas on how to reduce harmonics on the Chassis Ground from the 10MHz?