[time-nuts] Acam TDC's
djl at montana.com
Sun Apr 6 05:16:44 UTC 2014
AliExpress has them, 5 piece lot for $70 shipping to US $4.21. One claim I
saw said in quad mode 22 ps resolution. Hmmmm
> Yes I did a fast check and couldn't find anyone in the US that seemed to
> carry it. The eval kit looks nice but will speculate its quite costly.
> That said I could see some uses for it like you say it has some things
> built in to eliminate false triggers and such. Just need to know if $1.59
> or $159 each.
> Cheap chips I may play with.
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM, Angus <not.again at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> It's not exactly cutting edge resolution etc, but for a ready to go
>> chip, it's not at all bad. In theory, it looks like it should be
>> useful in a lot of the places that counters like a 53131/2 get used,
>> but it can sample very much faster than them. It also has useful
>> temperature inputs.
>> Most of the projects I've come across don't stretch its performance so
>> I'm just interested if someone has really tested it.
>> If not, I expect I'll find out more when I get it up and running.
>> On Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:27:05 -0400, you wrote:
>> >An interesting chip. I had never heard of it before and suspect this may
>> >the gizmo used in closed system water leak detection. Won't go into why I
>> >know about that.
>> >I did find comments from 2007 about the chip and atmega but nothing since.
>> >When I went looking for distributors or pricing to get an idea came up
>> >empty. Though Amazon will sell you lots of vitamins or something called
>> >So with all that said I will guess that for time-nuts purposes the
>> >capabilities of this chip have been far exceeded by the various array
>> >technologies we have at very cheap prices today. The ability to create
>> >counters at very high speeds.
>> >Only a guess though.
>> >On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Angus <not.again at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >> With all the recent talk of interpolators, I started looking at the
>> >> acam TDC chips again - the GP22 is pretty cheap now for anyone who's
>> >> up for playing with the tiny QFN package.
>> >> I was wondering if anyone here has tried them or properly evaluated
>> >> them as a TIC - especially the GP2/GP21/GP22.
>> >> A few years back a some folk were talking about it, but I did not hear
>> >> much since that.
>> >> Angus.
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