Datum bc637vme-cGPS Time and Frequency Processor
- Includes Datum Time and Frequency Processor User Guide Rev. B
From the manufacturer's data sheet:
- Time Code Output
- Battery Backed Clock
- Single Width VME Module
- GPS or Time Code Inputs
- Extensive Driver Support
- Frequency Outputs (1, 5, 10 MHz)
- External Event Capture / Interrupt
- 1 PPS Pulse Rate Output / Interrupt
- Programmable Periodic Output / Interrupt
- Programmable Time Strobe Output / Interrupt
Datum bc637VME time and frequency processor module provides precision time and frequency reference to the host computer and peripheral data acquisition systems. Time is acquired from either the GPS satellites using a supplied antenna/receiver or from time code signals, typically IRIG B. Integration of the module is facilitated with optional drivers for several operating systems. Time is displayed on the front panel (hours, minutes, seconds) via LED digits.
Central to the operation of the module is a disciplined 10 MHz oscillator and 100 nanosecond clock. Current time (days to 100 nanoseconds) can be accessed across the bus with zero latency, which allows for very high speed time requests. The oscillator is rate matched (disciplined) to the input time source and drives the precision 10 MHz frequency output and time code generator circuitry. If the time source is lost, the module will continue to maintain time (flywheel). If power is lost, a +/-10 PPM battery backed clock is available to maintain time. Both time code generation and translation are supported. The generator supplies IRIG B or IRIG H time code output that is synchronized to the input time source. The translator decodes IRIG B, 2137 or XR3 time code inputs. An event time capture feature provides a means of latching the time of an event input and/or generating a bus interrupt that is coincident with an external TTL pulse. The module can also be programmed to generate a periodic pulse rate/interrupt as well as to generate a strobe/interrupt at a single predetermined time.