[time-nuts] GPSDO - probably a stupid question.

Peter Reilley preilley_454 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 17 12:57:08 EDT 2016

You can get crystal oscillators that have a frequency control signal and 
are more
stable than the run of the mill oscillators.   Changing the GPS 
oscillator would
require modifying a very tightly populated circuit board.   Perhaps not 

What about some of the SDR (software defined radio) projects that aim to
implement GPS functionality?   If you used the GPS chipping rate (1.023 MHz)
to dicipline the 10 MHz oscillator then you are less sensitive to 
crystal instabilities.
You are updating the crystal one million times a second rather than once 
per second.
This is assuming that the chipping rate of the transmitter is just as 
good as the
1 PPS signal.   This info from here;
and here;

Even using the 50 bits/sec data rate of the GPS signal would allow 
updating the
GPSDO faster than the 1 PPS signal.


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