[time-nuts] Ultra High Stability Time Base Options for 53132A

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Mon Apr 13 17:03:14 EDT 2015

On 4/13/2015 12:14 PM, Magnus Danielson wrote:

> Oh yes. Some people say that you should not overcomplex things. My
> experience is that oversimplifying them can cause a long stretch of
> complex problems and complex workarounds making the total solution more
> expensive in development, customer relations and more complex than
> starting with a more advanced solution, that actually attempts to
> address the design issues. Ah well.

This is extremely good advice.  The ultimate example of the
oversimplified design is the Muntz TV set, where few parts are
used, but they all interact with each other in mysterious
ways that depend on unknown unspecified parameters.  The ultimate 
example of the overcomplicated design is the Japanese VCR, circa 1980.
Schematic looks like it was designed by committee.  The parts
count has become bloated to the point of redundancy.  Neither
is desirable.

Rick Karlquist N6RK

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