[TenTec] DSP vs. Compass
Thu, 03 Oct 2002 14:39:39 -0400
Maybe a compass isn't such a bad idea if it would indicate which
direction you are drifting.
From: Duane Grotophorst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Dan N7NMD <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 11:05:08 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [TenTec] DSP vs. Compass
> --- Dan N7NMD <email@example.com> wrote:
> > All that's good and well to increase sales, but
> > given a choice, I would
> > *MUCH* rather have a lower ppm frequency accuracy
> > rating than a compass
> > or a 128 bit dsp chip. It's just more useful.
> I must disagree; I take the "128bit" DSP comment to
> also mean a high number of A to D conversion bits as
> well. In that case the whole issue of ppm
> stability/accuracy can be made completely moot. If the
> DSP code is written effectively it can track whatever
> single-frequency signal of interest you desire. And if
> the 128bit DSP along with 64+ bits of A to D become a
> reality you could probably monitor/analyze/listen to
> dozens of discrete signals all at the same time and
> then watch all those 756Pro's, 1000MP xyz's etc weave
> about those few hertz relative to each other.
> Now as for the compass, I agree. Have to wonder about
> a 128 bit compass though, but then that's a topic for
> some other reflector.
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