This weekend I repaired a TLA7PG2 pulse waveform generator module for my Tektronix TLA715 Logic Analyzer mainframe. I was able to repair the unit due to the fact that I had one working module. There was an ALTERA MAX 7000 CPLD that was damaged and I was able to use the good module to duplicate the CPLD. (Luckily the Security-bit was not set) I duplicated the data to a new component for re-work.
As you can see in the images above, I now have (x5) different modules inserted into my TLA Expansion Box that interfaces to my Tektronix TLA715 Logic Analyzer Portable Mainframe.
I have the following Modules installed:
– (x1) TLA7E2 (4ch Digital Oscilloscope)
– (x2) TLA7N4 – with Option 7 installed (136 Channel Logic Analyzer Module)
– (x2) TLA7PG2 (64 Channel Pulse Generator Module) with P6470 TTL Logic interfacing PODs.
With this setup, using different Triggers and various Waveform Patterns, I’ll be able to execute some sophisticated Test Benches on different CPLD/ FPGA or Micro-controller projects I’m working on. I can then monitor the results on the Dual VGA Monitors that are interfaced to the LA Mainframe.
Below you can see the Tektronix issued “Probe cable” that connects the PODs to the Pulse Generator Module. This cable has the Tektronix Model# 012-1570-00. The cable is often mistaken for a 50-Pin SCSI cable, which it is NOT!! This happened so often that it is even stated in the Modules User & Service Manuals.
If you decide to build your own cable, The Tektronix issued cable is a 50-pin Male to Male
“Mini-D Ribbon” connector cable. Or also known as an “MDR” cable. The company 3M has a Connector cable model# 10350 which has the appropriate Male connectors.
You can also purchase the Male 3M Solder Plug Connectors directly from Newark.com at the link Below:
More info on My Tektronix Logic Analyzer system at the Link Below:
Fun Stuff!!! : )