Message #23 Posted by Reinhard Hawel on 18 Feb 2002, 12:39 a.m.,
in response to message #22 by Ellis Easley
I'm not god, but I own one. (Not a god, a 1630G) It has a IL interface and was designed to load it's reverse assemblers from a HP82161A digital cassette drive. Unfortunately I didn't ever get such a reverse assembler for any Microprocessor.
As far as I remember it could function as a controller and store and load settings to/from a cassette drive too.
The HP41 could be used as a controller.
I don't believe, that the IL interface was used too much. The 1630 series also had a HP-IB interface, which was a little more professional. I wouldn't also know, who needs an application for a logic analyzer as a portable storage device. Such devices are used in service (where you repair the DUT at once) or in a development lab (where you can use HPIB)
There was also a 1631A/D which was a 1630A/D with two low-Voltage oscilloscope channels, also with HP-IL and IB.
I'm not using it anymore, because I own a 16500 now, but I keep it as a part of my collection.
I also have the HP3421A Data Aquisition/Control unit (also IL/IB combination) and the 3468A Digital multimeter (unfortunately without the battery option).
I believe, there was also a HPIL option for a counter, but I don't know which model. I've never seen this one somewhere (even eBay, where you can find every obscure thing didn't have one til now)