[time-nuts] Using 5335 frequency counter for timing

David davidwhess at gmail.com
Sun May 7 23:47:33 EDT 2017

My Racal-Dana 1992 is the same way; its time interval mode is limited
to the 1 nanosecond interpolated resolution of the counter.

Some counters support time interval averaging which will produce much
much higher resolution but often they have a minimum time interval.

If the transmission line to be measured is configured as a shorted
line, then the pulse width can be measured instead to determine the
line length and pulse width averaging is much more commonly supported.

On Sun, 7 May 2017 22:05:58 -0400, you wrote:

>The 53131 and 53132 will get you more resolution. The TICC, the 5370, and the SR620 will do even better. None
>of them will do as well as a really fast scope.
>> On May 7, 2017, at 8:52 PM, Jerry Hancock <jerry at hanler.com> wrote:
>> I was showing my son how we could measure the difference in cable lengths by using the velocity of light and cable velocity factor.  I used a scope to measure the offset and was then thinking the 5335 could do it more accurately, but I was wrong, as it only reports to the nanosecond.  I thought I had seen somewhere where people were getting higher resolution using software along with the 5335, no?

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