[time-nuts] Announcement: TAPR TADD-2 PPS Divider Board Now Available
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Tue Apr 21 19:35:41 UTC 2009
John Ackermann N8UR skrev:
> The TADD-2 divider is now available for purchase from TAPR.
> The TADD-2 accepts a 5 or 10 MHz input signal and generates 1 PPS
> outputs (as well as other pulse rates). It has six low-impedance output
> channels, each of which can be individually configured, and has a sync
> circuit that allows the output pulse train to be synchronized to an
> external source such as a GPS.
> Preliminary tests show a temperature sensitivity of about 50 ps/degree
> C, and an RMS jitter level of <20 picoseconds.
> The divider is based on a Microchip PIC device, and the code was written
> by Tom Van Baak and Richard McCorkle. The source code is being released
> as Open Source Software.
> The TADD-2 is sold as a kit. It uses through-hole components so doesn't
> require any special tools for assembly. The TADD-2 is the same form
> factor as the other TADD boards, and fits in the same enclosure (also
> available from TAPR).
> The price is $69, or $62 for TAPR members. Shipment should start in the
> next two weeks.
> More information about the TADD-2 is available at
> http://www.tapr.org/kits_tadd-2.html . The assembly/instruction manual
> (which is still very preliminary and incomplete) is at
> http://www.tapr.org/~n8ur/TADD-2_Manual.pdf .
> In an earlier posting, I mentioned that I was also working on a
> miniaturized, "dongle" version of the TADD-2. That work continues, and
> we hope to make the TADD-2 Mini available sometime this summer. I'll
> post an update when the details firm up.
Looks very interesting. Good work. I especially like the fact that it
supports both 5 and 10 MHz in the form of a jumper and also that it has
multiple frequency outputs but re-jumpable to get multiple PPS outputs
for instance. Should be usefull for many things and cases.
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