[time-nuts] Questionable question about the Lucent RFTGs
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Thu Dec 4 17:20:02 EST 2014
There is many little things it does spread-out over the second, but in
the end, much of the time is spent in the idle-loop, as it should be.
The processor is sufficiently large to handle processing and memory
needs, and a suitable real-time OS can be run on it with debugging
support, that eases on the development, so why make the design harder to do?
On 12/04/2014 09:03 PM, Doug Ronald wrote:
> I have sort of a dumb question about the Lucent KS-24361 RFTGs. Why do you suppose there is so much compute power in these units? They have the Xilinx FPGA, and the 68000 CPU just to discipline a 5 MHz oscillator? There must be more going on with these devices than meets my eyes.
> Thanks anyone,
> -Doug W6DSR
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