30 May '13, 1pm

HP16500B Logic Analyzer controlled with RS-232 and more - We're pretty spoiled these days in that hobby electronic...

HP16500B Logic Analyzer controlled with RS-232 and more - We're pretty spoiled these days in that hobby electronic...

We’re pretty spoiled these days in that hobby electronics has made a lot of cool tools available on a budget. It’s hard to think of a better example than a logic analyzer, which you can get for a day or two of pay. Consumer-level devices just didn’t exist until a few years ago. [Jouko S] has this HP16500B industrial grade logic analyzer in his shop. It’s from the early 1990′s and it’s got a ton of features. Grabbing a still functional yet super-old model used to be the only way for hobbyists. But one thing you won’t find on it is the ability to connect it to your USB port to get screen captures. Younger readers might not recognize the slot at the top for magnetic media called a floppy disk which is the in-built way of recording your sessions. He set out to find an easier way to get color screen captures and ended up adding RS-232 control to the old hardware. There is a 25-...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/30/hp16500b-logic-analyzer-co...

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