[time-nuts] Questionable question about the Lucent RFTGs

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Fri Dec 5 00:39:30 EST 2014

The Motorola 68000 CPU was available in 1982 (and a fine processor it
was at the time). Aren't these units vintage 2000? 

Bill Hawkins

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Ronald
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 2:03 PM

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.

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