[time-nuts] Frequency counter questions

David davidwhess at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 09:49:46 EDT 2017

High end frequency counters usually go to some effort to prevent
synchronization between the input signal and the gate.  Some DSOs do
as well.  Synchronization can exasperate certain errors and
asynchronous operation provides better results when many measurements
are averaged.

On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:29:11 -0700, you wrote:

>Do typical  frequency counters start their gate in phase with the incoming signal?  I guess the 
>answer would be, "It depends."  I was just thinking about how I would program the STM32F7 
>counter I am designing.
>btw, Gilbert, a local time-nut, sold me a 5335 today so I will be able to buiild one great one 
>out of the two I will have.

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