[time-nuts] Picotest U6200A & Timelab
paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 15:42:16 UTC 2012
Indeed interesting but the 5370s seem to go for $300-400 and this $1750.
I had been lucky to get my 5370s pre-interest price accelerator so $50-75.
Because who would ever want such a heavy thing?
Much as I love the modern interfaces, size, quite, and low power
consumption. The boat anchors stay. ;-)
On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Bob Camp <lists at rtty.us> wrote:
> If I hit the Acquire / U6200A entry in the Timelab menu will it buy one
> for me?
> How noisy is it? Put another way, it has 40 ps resolution, how close can
> you get to that in terms of accuracy?
> Looks like a cool toy, thanks for sharing.
> On Feb 11, 2012, at 7:52 AM, "Ulrich Bangert" <df6jb at ulrich-bangert.de>
> > Gentlemen,
> > a few weeks ago a link to a new counter named "U6200A" was to be found
> > in the group. I considered the technical properties of this counter
> > is sold under the brands "Array" or "Picotest") that interesting at its
> > price that i ordered one immediately.
> > I did not buy it directly from China but instead from a German importer
> > called OSCOMP. They were able to deliver me the counter with a built in
> > GPIB-interface. I had not been able to allocate a seller in China with
> > option.
> > I am currently testing the counter and as far everything looks pretty
> > You can get an impression of the counter's capabilities by the direct
> > comparison to the industry standard here:
> > http://www.stantronic.de/b/Comparison-U6200A.pdf
> > At its price and the 40 ps single shot resolution it may be a good idea
> > buy such a counter new for time nuts purposes instead of hunting for used
> > 5370s and SR620s.
> > Since the manual claims that the counter features a "HP53132 compatible
> > command languge" I tried to run John Miles's Timelab with the counter
> > failed in the beginning. Due to John's immediate reaction on my inquiry
> > concerning the U6200a Timelab now has its own hardware entry for te
> > in the "Acquire" menu and my tests show that Timelab runs like charm with
> > the U6200A.
> > Note that Timelab checks the device id with a *IDN? and the current
> > recognizes the Picotest brand answer to this. This may be different with
> > Array brand id.
> > Best regards
> > Ulrich Bangert
> > www.ulrich-bangert.de
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> > 27243 Gross Ippener
> > Germany
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