Maximum time interval error

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Maximum time interval error (MTIE) is a measure of the worst case phase variation of a signal with respect to a perfect signal over a given period of time. It is used to specify clock stability requirements in telecommunications standards.[1] MTIE measurements can be used to detect clock instability that can cause data loss on a communications channel.[2]

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  1. ^ Stefano Bregni (October 1996). "Measurement of Maximum Time Interval Error for Telecommunications Clock Stability Characterization" (PDF). IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. IEEE. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Time and Frequency from A to Z". NIST. Retrieved 2012-05-24.