[time-nuts] HP8568B firware eproms anyone ?

Daun Yeagley daun at yeagley.net
Wed Oct 18 18:11:49 EDT 2006

I would tend to agree on the copyright concerns.  I'm retired from HP/Agilent,
and happen to know the guys that do the support on them, so I just forwarded
these messages to one of them.  Perhaps we can get a solid "OK", or at least one
with such strings attached!


-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf
Of Poul-Henning Kamp
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6:07 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] HP8568B firware eproms anyone ?

In message <4536A251.4090009 at febo.com>, John Ackermann N8UR writes:
>Poul-Henning Kamp said the following on 10/18/2006 05:48 PM:
>> I'm not sure if the firmware of the 8566B is different from the 
>> 8568B, anyone know ?
>I'm pretty sure that the '66 firmware is different than the '68, or I'd 
>offer to copy mine for you.

I would expect so, but on the other hand wouldn't be surprised if they were the

>> I think this is the second report of eprom failures I recall on the 
>> list, should we start to make a EEPROM library for futures sake ?
>That's not a bad idea, though it does unfortunately raise copyright 

Not as long as the firmware is used only in original HP equipment.

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