[time-nuts] Thought experiment on a low cost timing board

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Feb 26 02:53:47 EST 2006

In message <20060225214939.E9789BDE0 at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Murray writes:

>One of the things I was thinking about putting in the FPGA was a pair of 32 
>bit counters for implementing the unix date/time directly.

You don't even need 32bits for that:


And doing it in hardware would be more expensive than in software, hardware
access is much slower than memory access.

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