Saturday, December 17, 2011
I just acquired an HP 1631D Logic Analyzer.
It came with the manual.
It passed its self diagnostic test.
I was considering ebaying it.
I think that I am going to keep it now.
I haven't used one, but my simple understanding is that it is a binary oscilloscope with a lot of probes. I've heard of it used for diagnosing arrays of antennas and solenoids.
I expect it is useful for investigating or confirming the inputs and outputs on microprocessors or microcontrollers.
Maybe if I wanted to reverse engineer an existing device, or hack on a toy, the analyzer would come in very useful.
I need to read the manual.
To be continued.....