[time-nuts] FE-5650A option 58 tuning word for 10 MHz output

wb6bnq wb6bnq at cox.net
Mon Jan 9 20:17:18 EST 2017


HI Bob & Clint,

If you look at the second message of this thread, I attached the manual 
that applies to Option 58.  Look at PDF page # 16 and you will see that 
there is no DDS in the physics package.  The DDS is only used down 
stream in some variations of the product such as the Option 58 being 
discussed.

Bill....WB6BNQ 


Bob kb8tq wrote:

>Hi
>
>In most Rb’s (including the FE 56xx’s) the DDS is mixed with a fixed microwave 
>frequency signal. The DDS only has to make up “part” of the total offset. You get
>roughly a three orders of magnitude improvement because of this. Rick has gone
>into all the gory details of why it gets done this way in talking about the 5071. It
>is the same thing on an Rb. 
>
>So, your basic math is correct about a normal DDS. In this case you are in the
>PPT rather than PPB range due to the multiplication. 
>
>Bob
>
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>>On Jan 9, 2017, at 10:40 AM, Scott Stobbe <scott.j.stobbe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>A 32-bit DDS synthesizing at 1/5 Fs, yields a tuning resolution of ~ 1 ppb.
>>So, I would imagine a slightly lower frequency is programmed into the DDS
>>and the c-field is trimmed to yield a higher precision. If the new
>>synthesized tone you wish to generate is an integer number of DDS codes you
>>could start by assuming the c-field is trimmed to be on frequency, but if
>>the new tone is a fractional number of 32-bit DDS codes you will have to
>>manually trim if you want higher precision.
>>
>>On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 4:48 AM, wb6bnq <wb6bnq at cox.net> wrote:
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