[time-nuts] FE-.5680A trimming resolution
albertson.chris at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 18:27:45 EST 2012
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> My current progress is that the uC i wanted to use does not
> do what i want. Can anyone recommend a uC with 32bit timers
> and IEEE 1588 support?
Does the system need to be small? If not Generic PC hardware can
work. Buy an Intel "Atom" main board. For under $85 you get a
soldered down CPU and all the normal PC stuff, PCI bus and all. The
board I bought does not have a CPU fan and burns all of about 5 watts.
Or you can re-cycle and old notebook computer. If you run Linux
then yes it supports IEEE 1588. There are real-time versions of
linux that give you easy access to low level hardware much like with a
If you were going to mass produce these you could cut costs but for a
one-off using a $100 PC is reasonable.
Redondo Beach, California
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