Tektronics DAS 9000

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Sun Jan 12 03:23:00 2003

> What is it? Looks like a portable terminal of some kind. It is for
> sale at what I think is a tourist price and the dealer won't even pull
> it off the shelf till he sees money.

It's an old logic analyzer. Not worth much these days; I've seen
some given away and others thrown away because no one would take them.
I used one from 1984-1986, and wasn't very happy with it.

Late-model Tek logic analyzers, on the other hand, are quite nice. Aside
from the fact that they run Windows. I get a blue screen occasionally.
Agilent analyzers run HP-UX, which is rock-solid, and you can use X to
completely control it from your desktop system or even a laptop [*].
I wonder what OS Agilent will use on their future analyzers? They use
Windows on their Infinium brand scopes, so maybe they'll start using that
in their analyzers as well. :-(


[*] Yes, you could probably install VNC on the Tek to do similar things,
but it would probably void the warranty. For all the complaints people
have made about X over the years, at least it was designed for network
use from the outset.
Received on Sun Jan 12 2003 - 03:23:00 GMT

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