Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 23:35 UTC
X11, Window Managers

I recently scored a Hewlett Packard 1670A Deep Memory Logic Analyzer and I finally had a chance to fire it up. This unit dates back to 1992 and is packed with all sorts of interesting options for connecting peripherals to it. One particular feature that caught my eye was the option to connect to an X Server.

Aside from the really cool stuff regarding X11, I'm absolutely fascinated by the user interface of this exotic piece of hardware. It's quite utilitarian, but still has an interesting sense of beauty and focus. I'd love to play with this (even though I have no idea what this equipment actually does).

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Logic Analyzer
by dennisma on Thu 5th Dec 2013 00:23 UTC
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You use it to look at digital signals (high and low) instead of variable voltages like an oscilloscope. Great for using to debug/reverse engineer microprocessors or debugging various bus protocols (I2C, CAN, etc).

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