It's granddaddy was the HP 547a short tracer , if anybody remembers it . I
still have and use one .

Matt Tudor , MSEE
http://www.gigahertzelectronics.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phillip Stevens" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 7:14 PM
Subject: [PEDA] Re[2]: OT - ShortSniffer


>
> I got the high end model SS2.  I figured with a short between the planes
> somewhere,  I'd opt for the top of the line model.  And somewhere the
> WEB site seemed to imply that the high end model might be the best tool
> in this instance,  so I went with that one.
>
> It's really easy to use,  you just clip the two gator clips across the
> two shorted nets,  and wave the pickup wand over the board looking for
> sound to occur.
>
> It's like a signal injector,  and signal tracer for shorts,  all wrapped
> into one unit.  It works amazingly well.
>
> ---Phil
>
> DS> cool!
> DS> i am somewhat of an enthusiast for such widgets
> DS> the 'short squeak' by global (ugh) was pretty good but no longer made
> DS> (it is/was an audible milliohmeter)
>
> DS> which of the 3 models did you get?
>
> DS> the top of the line one looks a bit intimidating and maybe harder to
use
> DS> for everyday purposes?
>
> DS> the middle one looks nice
>
> DS> ds
>
>
> DS> Phillip Stevens wrote:
> >>
> >> Hey all,
> >>
> >> I've been struggling with finding this .9 Ohm short between 3.3V
> >> and GND on 2 prototype boards for a few days now.  Looking at
> >> boards,  looking at designs,  having boards XRayed,  etc.
> >>
> >> I ordered one of these yesterday,  it arrived this morning:
> >> http://www.testecvw.com/shortsniffers.htm
> >>
> >> 10 minuets later the problem is isolated. (Short under a BGA..)
> >> An easy to use solution to a difficult problem.  It sold itself in
> >> those 10 Minuets,  and I can't say enough good things about it.
> >> Very Highly Recommended....
> >>
> >> ---Phil
>
>



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