Logic Analysers

Adrian Graham witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Thu Feb 2 13:08:21 CST 2017

On 02/02/2017 06:50, "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:

>> An HP 1660 or 1670 series self-contained portable logic analyzer
>> might be nice to pick up if you can get a decent deal on one. The
>> main limitation of the 1660 series is that the sample depth is only
>> 4K samples per channel. The 1670 series offers deeper sample depths,
>> and they may sell at a higher price as a result. And of course a
>> sub-model with more channels is better than one with fewer channels.
> The problem with used logic analyzers is that the prices can vary
> widely.  My 1663 was purchased from eBay for $47 shipped, was clearly
> from a rental service, as it was complete; nothing missing.

Nice! It seems that there's only one seller one e*ay uk selling ex-MOD
units. There's actually 3 different IDs but the writeups look similar and
the location's the same so...
> I use an LA less than a 'scope, so the price is right for me.  Mostly,
> I'm interested in looking at peripheral device timing, so it's perfect
> for the occasional head-scratcher.

My Tek 2225 scope is getting a lot of use on this project, but because I
have zero documentation there's an awful lot of unknowns so following a
signal around the board should be easier with an LA.
> I don't know where you're located, but if you're in a region with an
> Electro Rent depot, you might inquire to see if they turn their old gear
> over to an auctioneer.

I'm in the increasingly-isolationist and possibly soon to be ringfenced UK.

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