[time-nuts] OT - HP 5183A Waveform Recorder - is it worth playing with?
paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 00:14:12 UTC 2010
Unfortunately not worth messing with. I have the 5180 in the basement (At
least thats what I think it is. Been a long time) There is one heck of a
switching supply and over age it becomes troublesome. It may be $20 on epay,
but shippings $100....
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:34 PM, Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>wrote:
> pity not a stand alone instrument, I was offered one for free and have seen
> on the E for as little as $20.
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Rick Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com>
> > 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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