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Ran out of excuses... bought an 8-ch Logic Analyzer ($5)

Mike - K8LH

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As the title suggests, I've finally run out of excuses not to buy one of these little 8-channel Logic Analyzers. Until recently I didn't really have a hobby budget and I also felt that 'borrowing' the Salae software to run on them wasn't cool but I understand the open source Sigrok software is supposed to work well with these so I finally took the plunge and ordered one.

I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences with these units. Thanks...

Cheerful regards, Mike

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Pommie

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I bought one about 6 months ago and, due to other things getting in the way, haven't used it yet.

Mike.
 

JonSea

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I got a similar non-enclosed version. A little playing with it shows it works pretty well. The one I bought only supports 3.3v inputs so I built a buffer pcb, which will be here soon.

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Nigel Goodwin

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I've bought two of them, I bought the second because I couldn't get the first to work :D

Needless to say, the second didn't either - the problem in both cases was getting the USB to be recognized.

Eventually, after LOT'S of googling, I managed to completely remove all traces of them, and start from scratch, installing in a specific order, then then both work.
 

JonSea

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I just use pickit 2 I know its only a couple of channels, but it seems to be all I need...
When you see that 5 bucks also gets you all sorts of protocol analyzers, you might think one of these is a good investment. RS232, I2C, SPI....even Wiegand code from card readers and many other formats.
 

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