[time-nuts] STEL 1175 vice 1173
ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Wed May 14 16:53:27 UTC 2014
Thanks very much for the offer, but it looks like it would still be a
big project to use an '1175 to replace an '1173. I think I'll have to pass.
The package difference (PLCC68 vs. PLCC44) would still require a
daughterboard of some sort. I've learned a little over the past week
about NCOs and, if I'm right, reducing the clock speed from 45 MHz to 30
MHz would partially compensate for the 32 vs. 48 bit difference. The
output frequency would be correct, but the waveform would have more
harmonics. Since the clock is derived from a 90 MHz signal, the
reduction would be easy. Whether that would have an adverse impact on
the operation of the Datum 4065A is way beyond me. It looks like both
chips have a 12 bit output which is nice. The '1175 has more features
than the '1173. I'd have to study the data sheet to see if they can be
configured to make the '1175 act like an '1173.
For now, the plan is to try and source the '1173 in the 48-pin DIP
package and do a (relatively) simple daughterboard to adapt the
packages. Even that will probably end up costing ~$150. If that
doesn't work out, there's the possibility of an FPGA replacement. That
would likely allow replacing the AD9713 D/A converter as well as the
STEL-1173. It turns out that an NCO is a standard application in the
On 5/14/2014 9:13 AM, cdelect at juno.com wrote:
> I found two PLCC STEL 1175 in a rack mounted synthesizer I have.
> I'd be willing to sell the chips.
> Would they work?
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