[time-nuts] Generating a solid PPS from 10Mhz source

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jan 16 18:07:11 UTC 2016

In message <20160116080037.13903406057 at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Murray writes:

>kb8tq at n1k.org said:
>> The astonishing part of this “new world” is that a very complex chip that is
>> made in high volume is cheaper than a handful of less popular (but far less
>> complex) chips. 
>It would be interesting to see the die sizes.

Die size is not really an issue until they become big enough to impact overall yield.

And apropos:  I just used a LPC810, to do 5MHz to 1Hz for my HP5065A clock.  It almost
feels surreal to use a 32bit ARM CPU, even in a DIP8, for something so mundane...

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