[time-nuts] MT3339 PA6H and Racal Dana GPIB
Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
caf at omen.com
Wed Dec 12 02:54:12 UTC 2012
I've written GPIB stuff for the Racal-Dana counter et al. running under
32 bit Fedora Linux and the Linux GPIB package. It is available at
ftp.omen.com in the pub/tek directory.
On 12/11/2012 03:36 PM, Fabio Eboli wrote:
> this afternoon the post(wo)man handed
> to me the little box with the PA6H
> GPS modules. I bought also an antenna
> with 5mt cable, so I can use it in the "lab".
> The module is up and running, requiring
> only 3V3 supply, locking very fast,
> about 30s from cold start, here is it, working
> with ext antenna:
> And now I'm trying to setup a logging session
> to try to log interval measurements with the
> Now this is what I have done, the goal is to
> try to have some jitter measurements for the
> PPS output:
> - A FE5680A is the timebase for the counter
> - the counter is a Racal Dana 1992
> - the FE5680A 1Vpp output is connected directly
> to rear reference input of the counter
> - the counter measures the PPS signal from the
> GPS module, Time interval A, 9 digits (single shot)
> 1nS resolution.
> After fighting with the counter's GPIB interface
> now I'm logging a stream of time intervals.
> I'm not catching all the pulses, but only one each
> 2 or 3, depends.
> - Is this setup enough to get meaningful data?
> - If so how long should I log the data?
> - If not what should I modify?
> - Once collected the data, what kind of analysis
> should I do?
> And for who have ever used the Racal Dana 1992
> with GPIB interface:
> I feel dumb, but I could not figure how to poll
> the instrument for the availability of last
> data. Now the sequence i do is this:
> - T1 -> wait for trigger
> - T2 -> trigger
> - wait 4 seconds
> - read result
> - T2 -> trigger
> - wait 4s etc...
> Doing so I catch only part of the pulses, is
> there a way to make it better?
> This is a graph of the first thousand records:
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Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
Omen Technology Inc "The High Reliability Software"
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