[time-nuts] VIGO time interval devices

Mark Spencer mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 2 10:41:34 EDT 2011


If anyone was ever to "review" such a device the actual power consumption would be usefull to know.   The likely savings in electricty costs could provide some justification for replacing one of my HP5370B's (:

Devices that could also easily run from a DC power source could have merit as well.  

--- On Tue, 11/1/11, Jose Camara <camaraq1 at quantacorp.com> wrote:

> From: Jose Camara <camaraq1 at quantacorp.com>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] VIGO time interval devices
> To: "'Arthur Dent'" <golgarfrincham at yahoo.com>, "'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'" <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Received: Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 11:50 PM
> There seems to be a deluge of these
> OEM counters, mimicking the 53132
> operation, with a bit better "specs" and built-in 3rd
> channel.
> 
>     Berkeley Nucleonics has them, Keithley
> has them, they all must come
> from the same Chinese OEM. Maybe the quality is good, maybe
> the specs are
> honest and apples to apples. Or maybe not.
> 
>     The only experience I had was with
> another Agilent knock-off, the
> BNC-branded arb generator model 645, which was cheaper than
> the Agilent,
> with a higher frequency capability (50MHz compared to
> 20MHz) and SCPI
> compatible. Didn't check side by side on a spectrum
> analyzer, but for the
> application I had it worked fine.  As a plus, it had
> also digital output on
> the back (16 bits) so it doubled as a cheap word
> generator.
> 
>     It would be nice for a real time nutter
> to get one (BNC often
> offered 1 month loaners) and measure the actual
> performance.  One thing we
> will only know 10 years from now is if they last as long as
> the HPs - or if
> the manufacturer will still exist.
> 
>     BNC has a comparison to Agilent and
> Pendulum on their site. Caveat
> Emptor. http://www.berkeleynucleonics.com/Comp/1105/1105_comp_chart.htm
> 
> Jose
> 
>      
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]
> On
> Behalf Of Arthur Dent
> Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 2:25 PM
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: [time-nuts] VIGO time interval devices
> 
> Has anyone looked into the Picotest (also sold as Array)
> U6200A TIC? 
> 
> Looks like DC-6Ghz with 12 digits/sec and 40ps resolution.
> Check 
> 
> the specs at:
> 
> http://www.picotest.com.tw/product02.html
> 
> One seller on the popular auction site has them for $1270
> (with shipping).
> 
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Universal-Frequency-Counter-meter-ARRAY-U6200A-/
> 270788500453
> 
> 
>  -Arthur
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