[time-nuts] HP 5372A vs. 5370A
ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Thu Feb 10 17:44:40 UTC 2011
I don't understand why you need something like the 537x counters for
The 200 ps resolution of the 5372A gives you a noise floor of about
5e-14 @ 4000 seconds. Something like the Pictic II gives you better
resolution at a fraction of the size, heat, noise, and power. Even a
Racal-Dana 1992 with it's 1 ns resolution gives you 2.5 e-13 @ 4000
seconds and it gets better as Tau increases.
Am I missing something?
Bob Camp wrote:
> The 5371 / 5372 are never going to be as popular as the 5370 in terms of people needing support. They just aren't that common.
> Getting binary dumps into one of the software packages would be very nice. The rest of the stuff is much further down my list. Without a binary dump, you can't do anything that runs over a long period of time. I'm not sure what HP really wanted you to do in that case. They may have planed a PC software package and then not followed through with it.
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