|Rohde & Schwarz 25 Mhz Logic Analyser - 20Mhz Digital Storage Scope|
This is a very significant piece of kit. Aside from being a 48 channel 25 Mhz logic analyser, it is also a 20 Mhz digital storage scope. The device has a 3.5" floppy disk drive and runs CP/M. Unfortunately it does not have any data pods although direct connection has be made without any issues thus far. This is a very powerful piece of equipment which can be summarised as a dual processor CP/M computer with a logic analyser, a digital scope, and a function generator bolted on.
|Thurlby LA4800 Logic Analyser|
25 Mhz, 48 channels, 8 KB depth, LCD screen, lightweight. Also included is the LATALK transfer software which allows the device to communicate with a PC via serial cable (shown far right). Operating manual and service manual also present (not shown). In some respects the 4800 is more practical than the R&S LAS5 shown above although not as powerful.
|3 Mhz Function Generator|
Nothing too spectacular about this. It is a 3 Mhz function generator with a sweep option.
|IBM Thinkpad 755C - 486DX2-66 - 16MB RAM - 340MB HDD - Colour VGA|
An absolute essential when working with older equipment. The issue with today's computers is that they are too fast to communicate with older equipment, and that their floppy drive controllers are often cut down implementations of what is standard. This machine is entirely standard. It can handle quite perculiar disk formats as used by the logic analysers and other equipment I have. The 755C is about 15 years old.
|Embedded Device Programmers|
These are commercial Microchip PIC programmers. Seen on the left is a PicStart+, and on the right is an ICD2. Clips and custom cables are shown. When working with processors repeatedly, it is essential to have proper programming hardware. The DIY programmers work to a degree but do introduce unknowns that are time consuming to track down.
|Bench Power Supply - Farnell Tops 3D|
This is a triple output bench top power supply. Single output can be set from 4-6 volts at 4 amps. The dual output supply can be set from 5-17 volts at 1 amp. The dual output supply is bipolar, in that if you set it to 10 volts, it will output +10V and -10V. Furthermore, the meter can be used to measure external voltages.
|Velleman 10Mhz Handheld Scope|
As the title suggests. Not hugely advanced. Just useful for having about.
|Multimeters and Test Cables|
Meters for almost every occasion. Patch cables for almost every occasion. The most notable is the meter 2nd from top left. It is very very small. The two identical meters are often used together, one to measure current and one to measure voltage.
Alot of bits.
Various microchips of various capabilities.
|Manual Working Tools|
A collection of the basics. Pliers, screwdrivers, bits, files, blades, tweezers, strippers. These are most of the essentials.
Antex irons are the preferred choice, they are cheap, easily replacable, and of good quality. XS = 25 watts, CS18 = 18 watts, M12 = 12 watts. A temperature controlled iron is shown although not liked. A portable battery Antex iron is also shown. Lead solder is preferred to the modern alternative, it just seems to be more workable. Ferric cloride is also shown. Numerous replacement bits for the Antex irons shown, and broken bits, which are useful in creating custom tooled bits.