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What is the tinyPFA?

The tinyPFA is a Phase Frequency Analyzer, it is a portable, battery operated, two input device with a 4 inch display that can measure very precise frequency and phase differences between the signals applied to both inputs. The input frequency can be any frequency between 1 MHz and 300 MHz. Typical use is to measure the differences between two 10 MHz clocks. The tinyPFA can numerically display the phase and frequency difference, show the measurement in a graph versus time, store the measurements on a SD card inserted into an SD card slot, or send the phase measurements over USB to a PC, running a program such as TimeLab, for further display and processing. Phase and Frequency measurement accuracy is better then 1e-12 divided by the measurement time in seconds with decimation set to 1 Be aware the maximum frequency difference that can be display depends on the measurement time (Tau) and is approximately 200 Hz / (Tau in s) so for Tau is 1 s it is 200 Hz maximum difference


Here is a video demonstrating an earlier version of the software: https://youtu.be/1LOxep-1ai0

How to get a tinyPFA?

You can buy a fully configured tinPFA from these locations.

ATTENTION: The tinyPFA does not contain an internal high stability reference. It will only perform a high accuracy phase difference measurement between two input clocks.

Videos featuring the tinyPFA

Using the tinyPFA