Analyzer was Re: KIM-1 repair advice wanted
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sat Oct 8 03:15:30 CDT 2005
On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> > > What is it with logic analyzers. Why not just an
> > > oscilloscope. In most cases, one can be farther along
> > > with an 'oscope in finding what is wrong by the
> > > time one can get an analyzer connected and setup.
> > > Am I alone here or does everyone else think that an
> > > analyzer is the ultimate tool?
To be perhaps overly general but a distinction I think worth making:
Logic analysers are intended to analyse logic, not electronics. The systems we
deal with are logic systems implemented in electronics, when a functioning system
develops problems it's the electronics which have failed (granted that some problems
manifest themselves in such a way as be to observable as pure logic failures).
I like an o'scope for analysis, it shows you analog characteristics of
signals .. those characteristics still matter.
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