[LEAPSECS] GPS week-number data field size (was W1K GPS rollover for some time servers)

Peter Vince petervince1952 at gmail.com
Tue May 5 04:20:01 EDT 2015

Hi Tom,

On 5 May 2015 at 00:40, Tom Van Baak <tvb at leapsecond.com> wrote:

> As you know the GPS folks enlarged the 10-bit week number in the next
> signal spec so receiver manufacturers have less rope to hang themselves.

Actually I wasn't aware of that, but am curious how it can be implemented
in a working system.  All the old software will just be expecting a 10-bit
number - will every GPS receiver need new software as of a certain date?
Sounds fraught with problems!


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