[time-nuts] [hp_agilent_equipment] HP 5342A (18 GHz) vs 5352B (40 GHz) frequency counters

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Fri Nov 21 19:38:13 EST 2014


> On Nov 21, 2014, at 6:28 PM, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> wrote:
> On 21 Nov 2014 23:24, "Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
> [hp_agilent_equipment]" <hp_agilent_equipment at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>> On 11/21/2014 04:51 PM, 'Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd)'
> drkirkby at gmail.com [hp_agilent_equipment] wrote:
>>> I am looking for a microwave frequency counter and won an auction for
> an 18 GHz 5342A
>> GPIB is not a very popular interface anymore. Let that affect your
> decision.
>> --dm
> GPIB has stood the test of time.  I suspect it will be around long after
> USB has gone.

I think I might take that bet. GPIB is pretty narrowly focused. It’s also a very expensive way to do things. It’s main staying power is a function of systems full of legacy gear. 


> In any case,  the more modern counters with USB and/or LAN tend to be more
> expensive.
> Dave
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