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

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 17 00:40:15 UTC 2016

On 1/16/16 10:07 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
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> 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...

And how many thousand lines of code (including libraries, etc. that may 
have been pulled in)?

I had just this discussion yesterday at work with someone.   These days, 
silicon (even going into space) is much cheaper than people. Sure, you 
could optimize a hand crafted little routine in assembler. Or, you could 
just load up RTEMS, compile your program, link in newlib, etc., and have 
it working in a day.  If you've got 2 MByte of memory, nobody cares 
whether you use 1kbyte or 50kbyte.

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