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

Daniel Mendes dmendesf at gmail.com
Wed May 13 09:17:22 EDT 2015

On 13/05/2015 03:14, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> 1980's.
> In the HP3458A the cleverness is not just in the analogue stuff.
> There is no way you could do something like that without stepping
> over HP's software copyright.
> You can probably get away with a FOSS project, provided you do it
> in a way where people extract the necessary bits from their own
> meter (using GPIB), but there is no way you can (legally) do it as
> a commercial project.
> That said, there are *so* many interesting things you could do with
> that meter with improved software...

My (half) joke was that someday Keysight will need to address the 
unobtenium 68000 chips (and others) by emulating themselves all the 
digital parts of the meter...


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