[time-nuts] WWVB Simulator

M. Simon msimon6808 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 3 21:49:39 EST 2017

Sure. I considered software. But I'm a hardware guy. I like designing boards. The rig was designed to do amplitude and phase simply. The final design will have a $5 48 MHz microprocessor included. I'm using that one because of speed and memory. When that proves out I might redesign for a $2 24 MHz processor. Onesies prices at Mouser

Besides the hardware better illustrates the concepts than software. And I don't have to tie up a PC if I don't want to. 

I haven't priced everything out yet because the design is not done. I'd be surprised if the cost was over $20 in parts for everything - power supply not included. PCB extra. 

Feel free to send this along to the list if you are inclined. 

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    On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:53 AM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

time-nuts at febo.com said:
> I have come up with a ridiculously simple WWVB simulator that simulates both
> the AM modulation and the BPSK modulation.  

Did you consider software?

Is the audio on a Raspberry Pi fast enough?

I haven't looked at any details, but you can get ARM CPUs for ballpark of $5 
on eBay.  There is a good chance that one of their IO devices will let you 
send raw bits via a DMA channel.

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