[time-nuts] My old new 53132A just arrived
Dr. Frank Stellmach
drfrank.stellmach at freenet.de
Mon Aug 9 21:54:48 UTC 2010
and congratulations for your new, nice device.
You should order the T.Bolt from fluke.l on e...y, standard easy kit
with power supply and antenna, just working fine,
The LCD monitor is also quite handy. You may also order an LPRO 101 Rb
standard from him, so you have always a very stable reference for a low
Alternatively, you may get a receiver for the German DCF77 signal (I
can see the transmitter every day from my work place), but its a real
pain for such high precision TICs.
I've got the predecessor of the 53132A, i.e. the 5335A - uses a similar
time interpolation circuitry with 1ns LSD / 2ns resolution (jitter),
giving 9 digits/sec.
If you examine your TIC/counter, could you please verify the '132A
counter specs, saying 12digits /sec, although LSD is 150ps, RMS
resolution 300ps, which should give 10 digits/sec only.
(My 5370B resolves 11digits/sec , but has 20ps LSD and 35ps RMS
I think the agilent people are cheating a little bit (compared to former
Anyhow, that's just for interest. Just have fun.
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