Palo Alto, CA--August 29, 1996--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) introduced the latest platform for its HP 16500 modular logic analysis system.
The new platform, the HP 16500C logic analysis frame, supports every measurement module introduced for the HP 16500 family since 1987. In addition, any HP 16500A or HP 16500B logic analyzer can be upgraded to an HP 16500C configuration with the HP E2479A upgrade kit.
The HP 16500C incorporates new capabilities and makes the local area network (LAN) connection a standard feature. Previously, the LAN connection for the HP 16500B cost an extra $1,500.
The HP 16500C and companion HP 16505A prototype analyzer are used by teams of engineers to debug and verify physical prototypes of complex, high-speed digital products. Problems discovered in this stage of a project may have roots in architecture, logic design, timing, or analog behavior. The HP 16500C and HP 16505A let team members simultaneously examine every aspect of how a design behaves, from code execution to analog signals.
The HP 16500C has five slots for measurement modules. An optional HP 16501A expansion frame adds five more slots. Available measurement modules include general-purpose state and timing analyzers with memory depth up to 2 M samples; timing analyzers up to 2G-samples per second; oscilloscope modules with bandwidth up to 500MHz; a pattern generator with 200 M vectors per second; and the HP MultiProbe system, which allows the user to simultaneously attach analog scope probes to hundreds of pins on fine-pitch surface-mount integrated circuits.
Connecting the logic analyzer to a LAN makes it possible for team members located in different cities to work together efficiently to solve problems. The LAN also can be used to import data into a personal computer or workstation for convenient post-capture analysis, for documentation, and for archiving. The HP 16500C can be operated remotely over the LAN by using an X Windows interface.
A target control port, new to the HP 16500C, allows users to remotely reset a target system, activate interrupt lines, or set counters. A Centronics parallel printer interface makes it possible to use inexpensive, readily available printers with the HP 16500C.
Pricing for the HP 16500C logic analysis system frame is $9,500. The HP E2479A upgrade kit, upgrades an HP 16500A or an HP 16500B to an HP 16500C, and is priced at $5,000.
All products are available now, and delivery is estimated at two weeks after receipt of order for all products.
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