Thursday, August 4, 2016

$29 debug

I've been rather frustrated trying to debug my board with just my Tek scope and a cheap 8 channel USB logic analyzer. So I found a HP 16602A analyzer on Ebay and won the bid at $29!! This model has 104 channels, enough to probe every signal on the board. When I started my career at Intel it was doing hardware validation, and at the time the state of the art LAs on hand to use were the 16600/16700 series frames. Brings back memories...

I love these LAs because they run HP-UX and I can still remote debug over an X window connection from my Linux box.

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