HP 16500B Logic Analyzer Mainframe

Published on 2022-04-10 and last edited on 2022-04-23.

It is an Agilent/HP Logic Analyzer Mainframe.
The B replace my previously owned A.
The A have been be dismantled and stored for spare parts.

⚓ Ressources

⚓ Compatibility cards

  • Sheet got from the yahoo group of HP users : {{:workbench:16500up2.xlsx|here}}

⚓ Ext comm

  • GPIB
  • RS232 (DB25)
  • Ethernet 10BaseT

⚓ Cards & Accessories

List of card i have, and i probably want someday.

NameI haveDescriptionSpecs
16510BYESProgrammable Logic Analyzer Module100MHz timing, 35MHz state, 80 channels
16520A, 16521AnoPattern Generation Module (20 Master, 21 Extension)50MBits/s
16532AnoOscilloscope Module1GSa/s

HP E2459A 68040 probe compatible with cards :

  • 16550A
  • 16554A
  • 16555A, 16555D
  • 16556A, 16556D

Two cards per CPU socket.

NameI wantDescription
10269CYesGeneral purpose probe thing
10300B (64683A) Z80YesCPU Probe
10304B (64655A) 8085CPU Probe
10305B (64653A) 8086/8088CPU Probe
10314B (64659A) 80386CPU Probe
10308B (64671A) 6809/6809ECPU Probe
10311B (64670A) 68000/68010YesCPU Probe
10342B Bus PreprocessorMaybeBus Preprocessor

Alternative: Just getting a 10269C and build custom probes terminations.
Warning: All probes have software for reverse assembly stuff.


Backup of the EEPROMS

⚓ Usage