[time-nuts] Looking for TimePod 5330A for purchase or rental

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Sun Mar 3 08:41:19 EST 2013


It was my impression that the Symmetricom device and the Miles device were identical in performance / capabilities. The issue with the Symmetricom device is that you unlock features on a "cost per feature" basis. If there are other capability limits past that, that's very bad news.


On Mar 3, 2013, at 4:57 AM, Stephan Schiller <step.schiller at hhu.de> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'd like to purchase or rent a milesdesign TimePod 5330A Programmable Cross
> Spectrum Analyzer.
> Rental would be for a duration of a few to several months (can be agreed on), in
> this year. Careful treatment of the device will be assured.
> My application is the measurement of phase noise of ultrapure microwave signals
> generated by a femtosecond laser. This state-of-the-art approach produces
> ultra-low noise microwaves. The goal specifications are -70 dBc/Hz at 0.1 Hz and
> -90 dBc/Hz at 1 Hz, -110 dBc/Hz at a frequency of 9 GHz.
> The Symmetricom version of the TimePod does not have the capability of
> measurement at 0.1 Hz offset frequency, therefore I am looking for the original
> device.
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> Stephan Schiller
> Universität Düsseldorf (Germany)
> www.exphy.uni-duesseldorf.de
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