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

John Phillips john.phillips0 at gmail.com
Wed May 13 11:24:22 EDT 2015

They will buy several year worth of the chip when it is making its last
production run.

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 6:17 AM, Daniel Mendes <dmendesf at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...
> Daniel
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