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Tektronix TLA 624 running a virus scan Tektronix TLA 624 running a virus scan


I mean… seriously?


While I was waiting for a compile to happen, I looked over at the logic analyzer and saw it…


… running a freaking virus scan.


Seriously.


Two things I never really thought I’d be saying in one sentence.


(It’s a really good logic analyzer, but the Windows thing freaks me out a little!)




Please note: this was cross-posted from my main blog at http://www.mageofmachines.com/main/2014/10/08/1am-sleep-addled-logic-analyzer-cognitive-dissonance/ -- If you want me to definitely see your replies, please reply there rather than here.

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The TLA 624 logic analyzer I found on eBay arrived this morning.


tla624-in-action-web


Yes, it kind of really is a bit of a death star. I am earworming the Imperial March right now.


It’s shown here centre left, complete with wiggly lines. It has not yet gone ping. This is not necessarily disappointing.


It runs Windows 2000. Not very quickly. On a Celeron with 256MB of RAM! Oh how retro. But hey, that 2GHz resolution is for-real, and I’ve already had it hooked up to a real piece of hardware. It is a little disconcerting having a piece of test gear suddenly decide to do the old OpenGL pipes screensaver. But wow, yes, this was a serious find. It looks basically brand new — it came with all of the probes, nothing missing as best I can tell, and it looked like only one of the probes had ever been used. Even all the manuals and software were still present. Actually, the manuals, software and cables could be resold on eBay for more than I paid for the whole thing. I am such a cheapass.


I’ll probably do a video showing it doing something interesting at some point, but for now, feel free to bask in its Imperial glory. :-)




Please note: this was cross-posted from my main blog at http://www.mageofmachines.com/main/2014/09/29/the-tektronix-tla-624-logic-analyzer-arrives/ -- If you want me to definitely see your replies, please reply there rather than here.

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