[volt-nuts] "*WAY* too expensive for even Keysight to redesign"

Jan Fredriksson jan at 41hz.com
Sat May 2 16:19:36 EDT 2015

As far as I know, the 3458A was bought by the thousands by defense and
space organizations. I'd guess no-one else would support that kind of
development. Well maybe the telecom sector if there was a need for
such an instrument.
> No one else ever will. *WAY* too expensive for even Keysight to redesign these days.  Just is not going to happen...
> Could you say a bit more about this? Did the 3458A not make economic sense for HP at the time? Is nobody buying 8.5s these days? The reason I ask is that I think we all have the general sense that as technology advances, getting to any particular  design objective gets slowing easier as the years roll on. This would be an interesting data point to illustrate why that isn't always so. Possible to say more?
> Alan

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