[volt-nuts] More thoughts on the 3458A

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Wed Jan 22 15:12:52 EST 2014

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <CAFoWNwBDPPnjEF8gBsFWsFPCFc6qhG+dWG=oYEAhuGgU=wHXrw at mail.gmail.com>

> The main limitation is that the HP3458A has very little RAM, so to
> use the 100kHz sampling-rate, you need to download and run code
> which can compress the samples in real-time, preferably into something
> GPIB almost can keep up with.  That is easier than it sounds, but
> still a hazzle most people would prefer to be without.

On the other hand, one could take the tack that John Seamons is
following with the HP5370A/B time interval/frequency counter, and
replace the CPU with something lower power, faster, and much more
capable... and with an ethernet interface.  A Beagle Bone Black

-Chuck Harris

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