[time-nuts] Questionable question about the Lucent RFTGs
pete at petelancashire.com
Fri Dec 5 10:28:50 EST 2014
HPs unit cost for 68000s would have been very, very good. Add up all
the instruments and laser printers (I think the controllers where
parcs ?), then add the 1000's of man hours of software experience you
can imagine why a 68K.
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Doug Ronald <doug at dougronald.com> 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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