[time-nuts] Entry level systems

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Sat May 27 12:23:17 EDT 2006


What do you do with the time interval function?

I have an Advantest (actually Takeda Riken) TR 5823H counter that has 
time interval functionality with 0.1nS resolution. How can I use that to 
sync an HP 10811-60102 VOCXO to a Jupiter GPS receiver?

The TakedaRiken manual is pretty useless, but it seems to say the 
minimum time interval that can be measured is 50nS, even though it has 
0.1nS resolution. It does not have GPIB. This model had a D/A output 
option, but my unit does not have it.


Didier KO4BB

John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> Keith E. Brandt, M.D. said the following on 05/24/2006 06:06 PM:
>>    What's a good entry-level time reference system? 
> Interesting question!
> Assuming you mainly want to have a test-bed for learning and
> experimentation, I'd say you want three things:  1) a local frequency
> standard, 2) a frequency/time interval counter, and 3) a GPS or other
> radio reference.
> ...
> Hope this helps.
> 73,
> John

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