[volt-nuts] "*WAY* too expensive for even Keysight to redesign"
alan.ambrose at anagram.net
Tue May 12 13:40:47 EDT 2015
Come on, we all know how this will end... a raspberry-pi like processor running a virtual machine emulating the original processor (running the same firmware) and taking care of everything digital, and the analog asics doing what they do best.... HP48 style.
Daniel, that made me laugh :). Begs a question though - even if Agilent or whoever they are called today don't have the smart personnel or the market incentive to do a good job of bringing the whole thing up-to-date, they could add a better display, better connectivity, more stats, smaller packaging, more modern components etc and leave the clever analogue stuff alone. Sooner or later, someone is going to want to move the start of the art forward from the late 1980's.
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