Hi, I would like to follow up on that since we see similar issues with our systems. We have one crate with Kasli v1.1 running artiq6 and clocked with 125 MHz and one crate with Kasli v2.0.2 running artiq7 clocked with a10 MHz signal.
We see additional phase noise (that is not present in the clock signal) on the DDS (AD9910) outputs on both crates, however with different characteristics (see the phase noise plots). On the crate with Kasli v2.0.2 we see the same phase noise on the phaser output, indicating that it is not just a problem of urukul.
Phase noise of the DDS output from the crate with Kasli v1.1, clocked with 125 MHz (the left peak is also present in the clock signal, however not the high frequency noise).
Phase noise of the DDS/phaser output from the crate with Kasli v2.0.2, clocked with 10 MHz.
For comparison, here is the phase noise of our current 10 MHz source connected to Kasli v2.0.2:
Has anyone seen similar behavior, and what it the best clocking setup to minimize phase noise?