[ntp:questions] best gps receiver for time synchronization

jack j.jack.wang at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 14:47:08 UTC 2009

Hi everyone,

First of all, I thank you for all your response.

I understand the best solution would be using an IRIG board and that's
what we had been using. We are now trying to make our product more
compact by using a small single board PC with no RS 232 or PCI slot
(no slot at all). Currently I am using GPS antenna with a USB

I also understand that if I can get a small PC with one genuine RS232,
I can use Dave Hart's solution as tested by David. I will try to my
best to steer the project towards this direction.

Right now, I am trying to find the best GPS antenna that outputs at a
consistent pace (better if the output can be configured so I only
receive time stamps). Any recommendations wrt that?

Thanks again.


On Mar 10, 4:59 am, Martin Burnicki <martin.burni... at meinberg.de>
> Jack,
> jack wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I am trying to sync my Windows box to an external GPS source. I
> > currently have BU353, whose output is not very periodic. I read up on
> > ntpd implementation that uses PPS signal but I don't even have an RS
> > 232 port on my computer.
> > My questions:
> > 1) what's the best GPS antenna (and protocol) in terms of
> > consistencies in its output?
> > 2) what kind of accuracy can i expect?
> This is somewhat limited under Windows due to the granularity of the Windows
> system clock.
> Alternatively you could install a GPS PCI card which your applications can
> also access directly, so you can benefit from the full accuracy of the
> card, e.g.:http://www.meinberg.de/english/products/gps170pex.htm
> Take care, though, I'm biased!  ;-))
> Martin
> --
> Martin Burnicki
> Meinberg Funkuhren
> Bad Pyrmont
> Germany

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