[time-nuts] OT - HP 5183A Waveform Recorder - is it worth playing with?

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Wed Jun 2 21:34:51 UTC 2010

pity not a stand alone instrument, I was offered one for free and have seen them
on the E for as little as $20.


On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Rick Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com> wrote:
> Pete Lancashire wrote:
>> $17,800 the good days :-)
>> Did the user i/f to the HPIB ever get published ?
>> -pete
> I'm not sure if it got "published" or was "leaked" to
> certain customers.  I vaguely remember having to document
> it.  I just remembered that the HPIB "phy" chip used
> was made by TI and had a bug in it.  TI refused to fix
> the bug.  (The other two vendors of phy chips also had
> bugs).  If you made continuous measurements, about once
> a day it would go into serial poll mode and hang.  However,
> I believe the fault was in the top box.
> Rick

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