# pulse repetition rate

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1. ### willwatts

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Nov 15, 2014
Is the pulse repetition rate that same thing as the frequency and time period of a waveform?
Or how do you convert the frequency or time period of a waveform into the pulse repetition rate?

Why would a technician want to know the pulse repetition rate of a waveform?

I measured my Pulsar logic probe
it has 400pps selector switch and a 0.5PPS

measured with an oscilloscope and frequency counter

400pps = 454HZ

0.5PPS= 406 hz

The 0.5PPS waveform on the oscilloscope was very very small, look like a pulse glitch , it was very hard for the frequency counter to capture the 0.5PPS pulse

The O.5PPS pulse = 3.47milliseconds

I used an analog storage scope to try to capture the O.5pps pulse but still it has hard. I used the normal mode triggering also

400PPS pulse per second is converted how to frequency and time period?

what is the formula to convert frequency and a time period to the pulse per second PPS?

What circuits would you want to measure the PPS? a clock circuit?