[time-nuts] Linear voltage regulator hints...

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Tue Dec 9 18:57:54 EST 2014

On 12/9/2014 3:02 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
  Here's an overnight ADEV plot against the new Cs of where we are in 
the project.  Red is ADEV.  Green is the TIC.  Blue is the output of the 
GPSDO to Channel A and the Cs to Channel B of my 5335A measuring TI, 
using the 1PPS from my GPSDO to trigger the external gate.  I see that 
the Cs phase has drifted down slightly vs my GPSDOe.  I wonder if this 
is an indication of a calibration problem with the Cs or some subtle 
issue on my board?
> Looks perfectly normal to me. Your Cs is sensitive to magnetic field. Have you “zeroed” it out? No of course not, nobody does. (almost nobody …).
> Bob

This reminds me of the great CBT demagnetizer debate at HP.
Even Len Cutler didn't think this was necessary, at least
in the 5071, and possibly the 5061.  When Len says something
is overkill, you can be sure of it.  Anyway, we still had
to support a CBT demagnetizer for customers who wanted it.
The customer (with money to spend) is always right.  The
5071 measures the C-field with a Zeeman line measurement
and adjusts it if necessary.

Rick Karlquist N6RK

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