[time-nuts] Looking for a Counter

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Thu Oct 6 22:07:07 EDT 2011


i know I'm late .. but agree with some of the oldies, but a big question I ask
first, is size important ?

I'm going through the same exercise setting up a bench for someone who's
an ex EE who now wants to have a bench to do some design with again. He's
lucky. Many are not now days.

-pete

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:27 PM, J. L. Trantham <jltran at att.net> wrote:
> What resolution do you want?
>
> The HP 5315A/B or 5316A/B offer 100 MHz, various time base options, the
> possibility of battery operation (5315A), HPIB, external time base input
> (5315B and 5316A/B) and 8 digit resolution.  They also offer an Option C, to
> 1 GHz.  Directly, they frequently go to 150 MHz if the drive level is high
> enough.
>
> I prefer the 5334B.  It is 9 digit resolution, 100 MHz, offers the option of
> a 10811 time base as well as HPIB and external time base input/output and
> also will go to around 150 MHz if the drive level is high enough.  Also,
> there is an option C that will go to 1.3 GHz (I think).  While not often
> seen for under $100, they can be.
>
> Good luck.
>
> Joe
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
> Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 10:47 AM
> To: time-nuts
> Subject: [time-nuts] Looking for a Counter
>
> I would like to get a counter that
>     a) has 10 MHz clock input
>     b) counts directly to 30 MHz (50 or 145 preferred)
>
> I would like it to be maintainable and well under $100
> including shipping.
>
> I have seen Fluke 1953a counters advertised on Ebay.
> Is this a good choice or would something else be better?
>
> --
> Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R     caf at omen.com   www.omen.com
> Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
>   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
> 10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231   503-614-0430
>
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