6155E Series Handheld Time Code Generator

6155E Handheld IRIG Time Code Generator


The Model 6155E is a range of battery powered, handheld unit which provides an IRIG B timecode output synchronized with UTC time, derived from GPS, and a serial data output which includes UTC Time, Latitude and Longitude. It includes a twelve channel GPS receiver which automatically acquires all in-view satellites upon power up and locks an internal IRIG B time code generator to the GPS time reference. If the GPS lock is lost the 6155E will automatically switch to an internal clock and continue generating the output IRIG B signal. No discernible change in the IRIG B output will occur due to this transition.

The UTC Time, Latitude and Longitude serial output is provided as an asynchronous 19.2K baud RS-232C signal. In the absence of GPS lock the serial data will continue with the time derived from the internal clock. The latitude and longitude, however, will be forced to zeros and the signs will be forced to positive.

The 6155E is housed in an aluminium enclosure, 8 inches long, 3.8 inches wide and 2.55 inches high, which includes rechargeable batteries and an attached, active antenna. An LCD display shows the IRIG time and also provides lock and battery status. All controls and indicators are on the front and all connectors are on the top (end surface). The batteries are accessible via a removable panel on the bottom.

General Features

  • Twelve channel GPS receiver.
  • IRIG B time code generator.
  • UTC time mark output.
  • Serial RS-232 port outputs UTC Time, Latitude and Longitude.
  • Programmable Time Zone offset.
  • Battery powered.
  • Built in “smart” battery charger.
  • Built in active GPS antenna, also provisions for ext. antenna.
  • LCD Display.


The table below describes the various configurations available.

Model Feature
IRIG B122 On BNC IRIG B002 On BNC IRIG B002via RS232 port UTC Time Mark on BNC UTC Time Mark on D Connector GPS Time Mark on BNC GPS Time Mark on D Connector Position & Time in ITS format Position & Time in NMEA 183 Time Zone Offset

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