The three models in the HP 1670 Series Benchtop Logic Analyzers offer software developers 64k of acquisition memory with an option to increase to 500k. Deep acquisition memory lets software designers see long periods of code execution, useful because the cause of a problem may occur much earlier than the symptom.
The analyzers also offer Ethernet LAN connectivity and software-performance analysis. Ethernet LAN capability eliminates the difficulty of verifying logic-analyzer data against design information. An X Window interface lets users who have separate lab and office areas choose where they want to work. The HP software analyzer helps designers of low-level software pinpoint bugs more quickly by using data collected in the logic analyzer to highlight lines in the source code. HP 1672A (68 channels): $9,900, increase memory to 500k: $1,300; HP 1671A (102 channels): $12,900, 500k memory: $1,950; HP 1670A (136 channels): $15,900, 500k memory: $2,600. Hewlett-Packard Co., (800) 452-4844.
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