Stratum 2+ NTP servers have multiple potential sources of error, let's experiment with lowering them.
The motivation for this project is NTP servers in datacenters - it can be expensive to get a GPS antenna on top of other people's buildings with a wire running down into your rack. The question is, how do you maximize the accuracy of a stratum 2 NTP server? The
History I'm bringing my RTC Hats [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tag/stratum2/] back online (source code [https://github.com/ddrown/stm32-input-capture-f031] and hardware design [https://github.com/ddrown/stm32-input-capture-f031/tree/master/hardware] is on github). I originally designed it for frequency synchronization without phase alignment [https://blog.dan.drown.
GPS module comparison: NEO-7N vs NEO-M8N
Starting point I got a u-blox NEO-6M and I wanted to compare it to my NS-T. Since I don't have a frequency counter, I decided to try creating one myself. The hardware I have on hand is a 72MHz STM32 devboard. I used the input capture hardware on the STM32
One of my goals with the RTC Pi Hats [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tag/stratum2/] was to have a more stable local frequency. This is useful when you can't reach your upstream clock. GPS modules lose signal from time to time, especially when your antenna is less than perfect.
The previous data I have on aging [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tcxo-rtc-hats-aging-rtc-frequency/] covered 10 days, and now I want to come back to this now that more time has passed. This data is from the same Pi Hat hardware as that post. The datasheet specification for aging with these
I'm focusing on oscillator aging and RTC frequency in this post. See also: initial data [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tcxo-rtc-hats-initial-data/], picture [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tcxo-rtc-hats/], other stratum 2 posts [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tag/stratum2/] I've been letting these boards run to see what happens. My
The TCXO RTC hats [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tcxo-rtc-hats/] are collecting data. I'm focusing on the RTC part in this post. See also: other stratum 2 posts [https://blog.dan.drown.org/tag/stratum2/] Required picture This hat is on an Odroid C2. The GPS module on the breadboard
My new stratum 2 NTP server hats arrived from Macrofab today! I have a few hand soldering things to do (32khz crystal and headers), and then I can start calibrating them.