[time-nuts] Selecting server hardware (newbie question)

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jan 28 14:53:56 EST 2006

In message <43DB5F6A.1090200 at pipe.nl>, Nero Imhard writes:
>On 28 jan , at 10:54, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> A Soekris NET4501, a bit of work with a soldering iron, an OCXO  possibly
>> with a PLL to generate something roughly 33MHz and a GPS receiver
>> will get you about as good a NTP server as money can buy and at a
>> rock bottom price.
>I am currently building precisely that (using an IsoTemp OCXO134-10).
>However, the main problem I run into is my inability to find a source  for
>the type of PLL chip that Poul-Henning is suggesting in his page (the
>ICS525R-02I "OSCaR", which looks pretty ideal for this application).

>Does anyone here have suggestions on where to get these chips, or does
>anyone know an alternative PLL circuit with more easily obtainable  parts?

You can also use the smaller and less flexible ICS502 etc.  They have
a handful of fixed ratios you cal select with pin-strapings.

As long as your final frequency is in the 25-35 MHz range it will work

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