[time-nuts] Scopes and 1 PPS signals?
tractorb at ihug.co.nz
Wed Oct 24 21:26:13 EDT 2007
But he knows the period already to parts in 10e-9 or better. His
email sez it's a PPS signal ex an Rb source.
Not much point in trying to measure that with a scope timebase!
So I still think he wanted to measure the ~10uS pulse width......
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> I read this:
> "But using an HP 54501A DSO it's almost impossible to determine the
> It seems he wanted to measure the period. For once, the thread
> actually was
> about the original question :-)
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Dave Brown
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:21 PM
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Scopes and 1 PPS signals?
>> I took Brookes original inquiry to be about measuring the
>> width of the
>> nominally 10 uS wide PPS pulse-in which case anything that
>> alters the
>> pulse width is a no-no. Precise and stable triggering delay to
>> one of the pulses in the on-screen area is all that is required.
>> DaveB, NZ
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