[ntp:questions] How bad is USB?

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Fri May 1 20:09:28 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> I have not tried to use USB devices as time sources.  The conventional 
> wisdom here says "don't"!  If I already had such a device I'd try it. 
> Given the conventional wisdom that USB is not suitable I'm not going to 
> waste my money or my time.  YMMV!

there is a good chance that for COTS affordable hardware the
bitbanging kind of interfaces will just vanish in the future.

so I think it not a bad idea to place a tentative toe into
the muddy waters ahead.


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