[time-nuts] 5071 Firmware info
dgcarlson at sprynet.com
Fri Oct 21 03:04:19 EDT 2005
None of the FW upgrades have any effect on the stability or accuracy of the
5071A. So you're correct. However each revision has had some minor change in
the way the health monitor detects and reacts to different possible error
and non-error events. Each new CBT that is shipped out has a set of the
latest ROMS included as an encouragement to upgrade at that time.
The most recent FW change was simply to remove "Agilent" and insert
"Symmetricom" into the ID string. Certainly no reason to interrupt a
working primary standard just for the upgrade.
----- Original Message -----
From: "RMelkers" <RMelkers at DirecWay.com>
To: "'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'"
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Sent: October 20, 2005 1:56 PM
Subject: [time-nuts] 5071 Firmware info
Has there been any luck in finding out what each firmware revision on the
Of the 41 that I personally deal with, most have quite an old firmware
installed. I have been pursuing this information for quite some time, with
Without this information, I do not see a reason to upgrade any firmware in
these Cesium clocks, Nor could I really recommend doing this in the future.
(Why take a pill, if you don't know what it's for?")
AFSPC SMC MCL //L-3 Comm Titan Corporation
Raimond.Melkers at L-3Com.com
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