Looking for the Tek 465 of Logic Analysers

Alexandre Souza alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com
Fri May 29 10:36:41 CDT 2015

    I'd go to a 16500C. Handy do-everything analyser mainframe, which can 
have a scope and a pattern generator (mine has it all) integrated. Modular 
and most parts are WAY CHEAP.

    Of course you can go one step higher and get the 17500.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Seefried" <seefriek at gmail.com>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 11:53 PM
Subject: OT: Looking for the Tek 465 of Logic Analysers

> Maybe only semi-OT.  I'm working on a couple of classiccmp-ish projects
> (6303, 6309 and 68030) and I find the trusty old Tek 465 o-scope is no
> longer compensating for my lack of design skill (or I'm getting better at
> hiding bugs in my designs, depending how you look at it).  I'm looking for
> a recommendation for a logic analyzer.  Considering my very modest design
> constraints, I'm thinking:
> - Suitable for 50MHz designs (really more like <16MHz, but you never know)
> - 32 channels would be nice, ~128 probably perfect, less...you know...do
> what you gotta do...
> - No weird technologies in the design (all TTL/CMOS logic)
> - I'm willing to spend a few $$ to get decent kit, but need to spend 
> closer
> to 465 money than TLA7012 money
> - Decent analytics, hopefully more than "here's your traces...good luck"
> - Ease of finding complete kit; nothing worse than dropping a dime on what
> looks like a good deal only to find you're missing the unobtanium cable, 
> or
> the software disk that the vendor will be more than happy to provide you
> only under a cripplingly expensive support contract.
> A brief cruse of ePay didn't turn up much Tek/HP/Agilent older-generation
> kit that looked like it fit the budget, but I'm not entirely sure I know
> what I'm looking at.  I know there's a general allergy to anything USB
> around here, and worse Windows-based USB software, but there is tons of
> USB-based stuff that looked like a possibility for those who are willing 
> to
> hold their nose.
> So have the USB logic analyzers achieved Willem levels of usefulness 
> (which
> one?), or is there a must-have Tek 465 moral equivalent I need to be
> looking for?
> KJ 

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