HP 1630 logic analysers

From: John Honniball <coredump_at_gifford.co.uk>
Date: Tue Feb 15 13:37:08 2005

John Honniball wrote:
> I wonder how much compatibility there is between the 1630A, D and G
> models (in terms of boards)? Do they share the same basic boards,
> but with more input boards in the bigger (D and G) models?

Just thought I'd better follow-up on my quest for a working HP
logic analyser. I had a 1630D with a PSU fault and a 1630G that
had been dropped (front panel smashed, CRT OK but connections
ripped off). I found that I could swap the whole card cage,
power supply, rear panel and fan from the "G" into the chassis
of the "D". Just a couple of ribbon cables (keypad and video)
to connect up. The "G" boards had survived the impact unscathed
(no real surprise for old HP kit) and passed self-test fine.

BTW, the CPU in the "G" model has its original part number
(the "D" was HP house-coded) and it's a 68B09. So, now
I have a working 1630G, and a full set of pods.

Thanks to everyone who offered manuals, too. I'll be needing
the "G" manual now, and it looks like it'll be on bitsavers.org

John Honniball
Received on Tue Feb 15 2005 - 13:37:08 GMT

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