Help identify, measure, and view sources of systematic timing errors. Understanding Jitter. Jitter is the deviation of a timing event of a signal from its ideal position . - Part 3: Causes of Jitter. By Johnnie Han Agilent Technologies. This final article of this three-article series we discuss identifying jitter in the..In this paper, we present a tool that helps in identifying sources of OS Jitter in a commodity operating system such as Linux and measures the impact of OS Jitter . - While jitter will always be present in your designs, being able to identify causes and sources of jitter will allow you to confidently design and .