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Offline SaabFAN

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Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« on: July 04, 2016, 04:39:21 pm »
Has anyone heard about the custom disassembler for the PM3585 Logic Analyzer made by Philips?

I have just bought one of those and while searching for the Disassembler-software, I stumbled upon that one.

Because on one of the Disk-Images I just got from a fellow Forum-Member, which contained 2 files called I2C.DSC and I2C_TEST.DSC tjhat look like source-code for a i2c-Disassembler, I'm guessing that it is some kind of DOS-Software that compiles a text-file into the .DIS-File that is used by the Logic Analyzer to configure itself accordingly.
Unfortunately, it seems like Fluke has dropped all support for these instruments the moment the aquisition of Philips' T&M-Department was done.

On an interesting side-note: some versions of the Utility-Software, which can be used to set the time and date, are Year 2000 capable, others aren't.

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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 11:32:34 am »
Nobody knows of this?

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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 04:52:55 am »
Saab, sorry for being slow to respond - I am swamped with work.

I think I know of a source. He has an awful lot of things related to Philips of Denmark...i'd try asking him. He lurks at

info roundthing ElectronicsAndBooks point com
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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 10:51:57 am »
Thank you! I just looked at the website - Damn! That's a lot of stuff! :)
I'm certainly going to ask him about some material about the PM3585

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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 04:48:58 am »
He seems to be very nice, yes. Keep us all in the loop about how it all goes!

Glad to be able to help...
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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 01:23:46 am »
@SaabFAN: I know it's years ago, but did you succeed in getting something useful?

andreas
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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 05:46:52 am »
No luck so far. I've searched some of the dutch forums where former employees of Philips hang out, but every lead I've followed so far turned out to be a dead end.
There definitely was a software to create a disassembler, but it was either not very widespread, or distributed in a form that is not easy to copy.

Sad story. The PM 3585 is still a useful instrument. With 200 MHz it's certainly able to keep up with an SDRAM and because the device was apparently sold in pretty large numbers to the military and other government-institutions, it's very affordable compared to the HP Logic Analyzers. With this custom disassembler, the device would be even more useful.

There was also a Software that allowed it to decode i2c-Busses. But for that purpose the DS1054Z or any other modern scope is a much better choice because of it's larger sample-memory.

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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 11:37:37 pm »
@SaabFAN: Would you mind sending me the disk containing these DSC files? And maybe a list of other disks/documents you have for the PM358x?

andreas
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Re: Philips PM3585 PF8629 Custom Disassembler
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 08:13:35 am »
Just had an idea. Hit these bastards up:
http://www.helmut-singer.de/stock/1468056088.html
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