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case of the jitters

A temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. Marty: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" Anthony: "Yeah. I've got a bad case of the jitters though!"
See also: case, jitter, of

get the jitters

To experience a temporary state of nervous anxiety or anticipation. A: "Are you ready to deliver your speech?" B: "Yeah. I've got a bad case of the jitters, though!"
See also: get, jitter

get/have the ˈjitters

(informal) feel anxious and nervous, especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult: I always get the jitters before exams.Louise had the pre-wedding jitters so badly she nearly didn’t make it to the church.
See also: get, have, jitter

the jitters

n. the nervous shakes. I get the jitters when I have to talk in public.
See also: jitter
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When studied with CN electrodes, the CN-jitter was recorded as the jitter data listed in the SFEMG program, and the spike number was recorded as the FD listed in the SFEMG program, although the anatomical substrates of the CN-jitter and spike number are different from those of the SFN-jitter and SFN-FD.
PCIe jitter tool to address these needs, providing hardware designers with a downloadable utility that quickly determines if the measured clock meets PCIe jitter requirements.
6 Gb/s BERTScope supports higher levels of Sinusoidal Jitter (S.
Generates user-defined jitter value against an input jitter tolerance mask to test DUTs capability to tolerate large amounts of generated jitter.
After arriving at a value for the total jitter (Tj), the challenge is to determine the constituent parts of the overall jitter distribution.
Supports One-Shot capture and Repeated Capture options for jitter measurement
m] is the trigger jitter corresponding to the mth waveform, [s.
This amount of jitter will likely cause transmission errors with some receivers.
Sometimes signals have to be retimed because, while being processed, noise and jitter are added.
Quartz-based products continue to offer significantly better jitter performance over silicon-based solutions in many essential applications," said Alan Mond, vice president and general manager, communications business unit, Vectron.
The N4903B emulates worst-case conditions by generating half-rate clocks with variable duty-cycle and jitter for forward-clocked devices.
On average, jitter noise blurs a measured signal and reduces its power in the spectral domain.
Measurements of signal quality are Amplitude, Rise Time, Fall Time, and Jitter (Random and Deterministic).