[ntp:questions] Re: Looking for time sync hardware supported under Linux for under $400?

Terje Mathisen terje.mathisen at hda.hydro.com
Wed Jan 18 21:29:24 UTC 2006

David J Taylor wrote:

> Terje Mathisen wrote:
> []
>>The gps18lvc is an OEM model of the Garmin 12-channel/WAAS receiver,
>>packed together with an antenna into a small puck device. The PPS
>>is specified as "< 1 us", which means that the stability of the server
>>system clock will determine the actual performance.
> []
>>I then cut the USB cable and identified the +5V power wires (also
>>red/black coded!), I cut off the USB signaling wires with a small
>>offset between them to avoid any risk of a short circuit.
>>The only remaining task was to solder the signaling wires onto the
>>rs232 connector:
> Terje, what's the power consumption?
> Low enough to steal power from the RS-232 port?

Possibly, depending upon your port, but why bother?

The USB port is almost certainly available, and will work.

- <Terje.Mathisen at hda.hydro.com>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

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