DP501/DC503A/TR503 combo ok?


Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

Hi Don,

I suggest you call Lynn Hurd at 503-627-4643 at work at Tektronix and put that
question to him. He is the "spectrum analyzer expert" in the customer service
area at Tek and it is his job to answer that sort of stuff. I know him
personally and I can't think of a more qualified person to ask.

Stan
w7ni@easystreet.com

donlcramer@cs.com wrote:

Hello all,

I have a DP501 prescaler, plus a TR503 tracking generator for use with a 496
spectrum analyzer. I understand that a DC503A is one counter that will hook
up to a DP501, and with logic signals routed through the TM500 rear
interface, allow the counter to read the correct 16x prescaled input
frequency.

I also understand that the DP501 will hook up to a TR502 (the TG meant for
the 7Lxx series) also using the rear interface (so that no front panel
cabling is needed).

I further find that the DC508A opt 007 (I think that was the option
number--maybe I'm thinking of His Majesty's Secret Service) counter was the
one typically used with the TR503 tracking generator. Unfortunately, I been
able to get a DC508A yet.

I have a shot at getting a DC503A. Which brings me to my question:

I am unclear from reading my manuals whether the DP501/DC503A/TR503 will all
sing together properly, and by using only the rear edge card interface of my
TM506A to link them together.

Any clarification here greatly appreciated.

Don
Beaverton, OR



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donlcramer@...
 

Hello all,

I have a DP501 prescaler, plus a TR503 tracking generator for use with a 496
spectrum analyzer. I understand that a DC503A is one counter that will hook
up to a DP501, and with logic signals routed through the TM500 rear
interface, allow the counter to read the correct 16x prescaled input
frequency.

I also understand that the DP501 will hook up to a TR502 (the TG meant for
the 7Lxx series) also using the rear interface (so that no front panel
cabling is needed).

I further find that the DC508A opt 007 (I think that was the option
number--maybe I'm thinking of His Majesty's Secret Service) counter was the
one typically used with the TR503 tracking generator. Unfortunately, I been
able to get a DC508A yet.

I have a shot at getting a DC503A. Which brings me to my question:

I am unclear from reading my manuals whether the DP501/DC503A/TR503 will all
sing together properly, and by using only the rear edge card interface of my
TM506A to link them together.

Any clarification here greatly appreciated.

Don
Beaverton, OR