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A second-order digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) has a finite lock range which is a function of the frequency of the incoming signal to be tracked. For this reason, it is not capable of tracking an input with Doppler rate for an indefinite period of time. In this correspondence, an analytical expression for the hold-in time is derived. In addition, an all-digital scheme to alleviate this problem is proposed based on the information obtained from estimating the input signal frequency.