cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Thu Feb 2 17:21:04 CST 2017
On Feb 2, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Fritz Mueller <fritzm at fritzm.org> wrote:
> I bought a used 1662 off eBay for cheap, and it has been indispensable for the work I've been doing on a PDP-11. I think the external clock is often a pretty critical feature in being able to sensibly interpret traces. Sophisticated triggering is also very useful for catching a suspected misbehaving chip in the act.
> I had considered some of the more modern USB options at the time because it seemed they would be convenient, but in the end I opted for a used old-school tool because it had the features I needed at less actual cost. I have not regretted the decision -- super useful tool!
My HP 1660CS with Ethernet has ensured I’m not even remotely interested in one of the USB options, between having 136 channels and way higher bandwidth.
Even one of the models without Ethernet would be worthwhile since they’re straightforward to interface with via serial or GPIB.
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