Commit f2c1a053 authored by Sanjeev's avatar Sanjeev Committed by Jonathan Corbet

Doc: clarify source of jitter in USB1.1, and USB2.0

Even though the jitter due to USB1.1 may be 1ms,
NTP can reduce its effect significantly.  And
USB2.0 reduces this anyway.
Signed-off-by: default avatarSanjeev Gupta <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
parent fe4c56c9
......@@ -72,8 +72,11 @@ PPS with USB to serial devices
It is possible to grab the PPS from an USB to serial device. However,
you should take into account the latencies and jitter introduced by
the USB stack. Users have reported clock instability around +-1ms when
synchronized with PPS through USB. This isn't suited for time server
synchronized with PPS through USB. With USB 2.0, jitter may decrease
down to the order of 125 microseconds.
This may be suitable for time server synchronization with NTP because
of its undersampling and algorithms.
If your device doesn't report PPS, you can check that the feature is
supported by its driver. Most of the time, you only need to add a call
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