[time-nuts] Ultra High Stability Time Base Options for 53132A

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.se
Tue Apr 14 01:59:27 EDT 2015


John,

It's that thinking which if not applied with proper analysis forces 
people to under-engineer things.

In both cases, the design will suffer due to lack of experience.

Cheers,
Magnus

On 04/14/2015 01:41 AM, John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> Among my group of ham project-building friends, the motto is "There is no problem so big or complicated that it cannot be over-engineered."
>
>
>> On Apr 13, 2015, at 5:03 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 4/13/2015 12:14 PM, Magnus Danielson wrote:
>>>
>>> Oh yes. Some people say that you should not overcomplex things. My
>>> experience is that oversimplifying them can cause a long stretch of
>>> complex problems and complex workarounds making the total solution more
>>> expensive in development, customer relations and more complex than
>>> starting with a more advanced solution, that actually attempts to
>>> address the design issues. Ah well.
>>>
>>
>> This is extremely good advice.  The ultimate example of the
>> oversimplified design is the Muntz TV set, where few parts are
>> used, but they all interact with each other in mysterious
>> ways that depend on unknown unspecified parameters.  The ultimate example of the overcomplicated design is the Japanese VCR, circa 1980.
>> Schematic looks like it was designed by committee.  The parts
>> count has become bloated to the point of redundancy.  Neither
>> is desirable.
>>
>> Rick Karlquist N6RK
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