hopf Serial Line Receivers (6021 and  kompatible)

Last update: 21-Oct-2010 23:44 UTC


Reference ID:  
.hopf. (default), GPS, DCF
Driver ID:  
Serial Port:  
Serial I/O:  
9600 baud, 8-bits, 1-stop, no parity


The refclock_hopf_serial driver supports hopf electronic receivers with serial Interface kompatibel 6021.

Additional software and information about the software drivers is available from: http://www.ATLSoft.de/ntp.

Latest NTP driver source, executables and documentation is maintained at: http://www.ATLSoft.de/ntp

Operating System Compatibility

The hopf clock driver has been tested on the following software and hardware platforms:


Operating System

i386 (PC) 


i386 (PC) 

Windows NT

i386 (PC) 

Windows 2000

O/S Serial Port Configuration

The driver attempts to open the device /dev/hopfclockX where X is the NTP refclock unit number as defined by the LSB of the refclock address.  Valid refclock unit numbers are 0 - 3.

The user is expected to provide a symbolic link to an available serial port device.  This is typically performed by a command such as:

ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/hopfclock0
Windows NT does not support symbolic links to device files. 
COMx: is used by the driver, based on the refclock unit number, where unit 1 corresponds to COM1: and unit 3 corresponds to COM3:

Fudge Factors

time1 time
Specifies the time offset calibration factor, in seconds and fraction, with default 0.0. Should be set to 20 milliseconds to correct serial line and operating system delays incurred in capturing time stamps from the synchronous packets.
refid string
Specifies the driver reference identifier, GPS or DCF.
flag1 0 | 1
When set to 1, driver sync's even if only crystal driven.

Data Format

as specified in clock manual under pt. [ Data String for NTP ( Network Time Protocol ) ]

Questions or Comments:

Bernd Altmeier
Ing.-Büro für Software www.ATLSoft.de