[sdiy] Logic Analyzers

Michael Zacherl sdiy-mz01 at blauwurf.info
Sat Dec 30 21:08:23 CET 2017


> On 29 Dec 2017, at 22:58, Neil Johnson <neil.johnson71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Michael Zacherl wrote:
>> Apparently you get that combo also in an “embedded” version:
>> https://www.ebay.at/itm/Tektronix-TLA715-logic-analyzer-w-TLA7P4-EXCELLENT-TLA714-TLA704-TLA7012/302570849051
> 
> Jay Schwichtenberg wrote:
>> When you look at a box like that make sure that probes are gotten easily and cheaply. Probes actually can wear out and some are fragile. So you may have to get extras.
> 
> For a system like the TLA that Michael linked to the probes are the
> achilles heel of the measurement system.  Nice that they ship a mictor
> cable, although unlikely that you'd need it, and the other cable is
> missing the all-important flying probes.  Look elsewhere.

Thanks Neil, point taken!
It’s not the only system being offered missing the probes. 
They seem to really wear out over the years and given the age of the units - no surprise, I’d think.
I’ve to re-think my instrumentation strategy anyway … I sense it’s flawed. :/
m.






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