[time-nuts] Fine print on HP 5334B

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Thu Feb 22 18:47:41 EST 2007

Sounds like there is a register in the counter which totalizes the cycles
measured over gate_time * num_to_average seconds, and it's not wide enough
to represent 100 * 99 * 10,000,000 cycles.

I would do the averaging on a host PC with a GPIB controller to work around
that.  It won't give you longer gate times but it will give you the ability
to average as many readings as you want.

-- john, KE5FX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of Rick Karlquist
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 3:40 PM
> To: SAIDJACK at aol.com
> Cc: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Fine print on HP 5334B
> I don't have much more of an answer to give you other than
> just reiterating that Ken the software man did more than we
> had a right to expect, as it is, given what he had to work with.

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