Neat electronics toys
byon 08-06-2010 at 10:11 PM (2415 Views)
Ran across a couple of really neat things from the people over at Dangerous Prototypes.
The first one is like a Swiss army knife of electronic testing gadgets, the Bus Pirate. It does all kinds of things, including low-speed logic analysis, programming microcontrollers, and more things that I can name here (feature list).
The other one is a high-speed logic analyzer at a bargain-basement price, the Open Workbench Logic Sniffer. It is inexpensive, but provides 32 channels of logic analysis running at up to 70 MHz. It is based on a Xilinx FPGA, plus open source logic analysis software (SUMP). For those that don't know, that's amazing performance, for something that costs less than $50.