[time-nuts] wtd: WWVB info

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Fri Aug 7 17:57:00 EDT 2015


> On Aug 7, 2015, at 12:05 AM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
> kb8tq at n1k.org said:
>> A ~$30 FPGA card plus an MCU would be massive overkill. It would also be
>> fairly  easy to do. A similarly priced ARM board from any of a dozen outfits
>> *might* do the trick.
> ...
>> Could you get away without this or that? Who knows. There isn’t  enough cost
>> in any of those “chunks” to really matter compared to the months of effort
>> this would take.  
> If I was worried about the "months" to get things working, I'd avoid the FPGA 
> and do everything in software.

Actually the FPGA is pretty fast. I doubt it will take more than 20% of the time the 
software that goes with the FPGA will take. Without the FPGA I suspect the pure 
software approach will take about 4X longer than FPGA  + software. 

Been there done that ...


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