[time-nuts] Sound Cards for locking to GPSDO 10 MHz references

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Wed Jun 3 03:34:42 EDT 2009

Alberto di Bene skrev:
> Magnus Danielson wrote:
>> Hmm, do you get a feeling that I am actually object very much to just 
>> toss it into the processor. I think you are right. :)
> I suppose you are familiar with the old American adage that says that to 
> a man with
> a hammer every problem looks like a nail.... :-)

Yes. :o)

> Each of us is more familiar with one or another technology (broadly 
> speaking), and tend to see it as the best way to solve problems. I am not immune 
> from this...

This is why I try to find more tools and more approaches.

>> Nothing wrong with software, but use it wisely. Build the test-benches 
>> as if you where doing a ASIC or full-custom design and thus also think 
>> about each compile costing you milions of dollars and a pipe-line 
>> depth of many months (6-9).
> Given the rate of compiles that sometimes I do especially when near to 
> find the solution of a problem that bugged me for a long time, I would be bankrupted
> since long, should each compile cycle cost me thousands or millions of 
> dollars, even if bogus dollars... :-) :-)

I think you would learn important lessons in test-benching and overall 
design before the "compile".

>> I guess I am becomming more conservative by the day. From my own and 
>> others mistakes and succsesses.
> This is a privilege of becoming older and wiser :-)

Whiee... I got so much to learn then! :)


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