Digital-data receiver synchronization is provided with composite phase-frequency detectors, mutually cross-connected comparison feedback or both to provide robust reception of digital data signals. A single master clock can be used to provide frequency signals. Advantages can include fast lock-up time in moderately to severely noisy conditions, greater tolerance to noise and jitter when locked, and improved tolerance to clock asymmetries.
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This invention was made with United States Government support awarded by the United States Department of Energy under prime contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 to UT-Battelle, LLC. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.