The Tektronix DF1, introduced in 1977, is a "display formatter" for use with the 7D01 logic analyzer. It adds "data domain displays" (binary, octal and hexadecimal state tables, and a function map display) to the 7D01's time-domain display. It can store a reference table, to which the captured data can be compared. The DF1 was introduced in 1977.
The Tektronix DF2, introduced in 1978, is the same as the DF1 with the exception of an added front-panel "Menu" key and an additional ROM (on a daughter board) that supports GPIB and ASCII modes.
The DF2 does not have a GPIB interface, it can only analyze external GPIB traffic. For this purpose, a 103-0209-00 GPIB to probe comb adapter was supplied with the DF2, which connects GPIB DIO1..DIO8 to CH8..CH15, DAV to the CLOCK input, ATN to CH7, EOI to CH6, SRQ to CH5, and REN to CH4. GPIB signals DAV, NRFD, NDAC and IFC brought out to pins on the connector. CH3..0 are user defined inputs that can track any of these signals, or others as needed. For GPIB analysis, bus data is acquired synchronously using the negative-going edge of the GPIB DAV (Data Valid) line as an external clock.
From TekScope V.8 N.4 1976:
Project manager for the DF1/DF2 was Murlan Kaufman, with Dave Lowry and Jeff Bradford doing the electrical and software design, and Ed Wolfe doing mechanical design. Roy Kaufman and Joe Gaudio, Evaluation Engineers, and Dave McCullough, Marketing Program Manager, also made valuable contributions. Special thanks are due to Jack Lyngdal and Nick Colvin, Manufacturing; Betty Spohn, ECB; Jan Bowden, Prototypes; and to everyone else who contributed to a a speedy, efficient completion of the project.
|Memory||One reference table memory, 1kB, same as 7D01 capacity (max. 16 channels at 254 bits/ch), plus 1kB display RAM|
7D01/DF1 or DF2
|Reset output||Positive 100 μs pulse, ≤0.4 V / ≥2.4 V|
An internal jumper allows the user to select the source of the on-screen readout in timing diagram mode, which can be either the mainframe readout supplied by the 7D01, or superimposed by the DF1/DF2. The latter is the standard setting and allows the DF1/DF2+7D01 combination to be used in mainframes without readout, e.g. the large-screen 7603N.
The DF1/DF2 has no direct connection to the scope mainframe, it attaches to the 7D01 through a 50-pin D-sub connector on the right side panel only. The DF1/DF2 and 7D01 are mechanically coupled by three nylon standoffs that slide into cutouts in the 7D01's case rails. The bottom two standoffs are fixed and are inserted first, then the connector is plugged in and the third, sliding, stand-off at the top is moved to its locked position.
|0000-007F||Scratchpad RAM (U274, Motorola 6810A)|
|4000-47FF||ROM U820 on DF2 expansion board (156-1132-00, 2k×8, 6831B)|
|4800-4FFF||ROM socket on DF2 expansion board, unused|
|5000-57FF||ROM socket on DF2 expansion board, unused|
|5800-5FFF||ROM socket on DF2 expansion board, unused|
|8000-63FF||1k display RAM, "write-only"|
|Axxx||Vertical map address register (→ U552, U554)|
|Cxxx||Horizontal map address register (→ U452, U454)|
|F000-F7FF||ROM U294 (156-0900-00, 2k×8, GI RO-3-8316 or Mostek MK31000)|
|F800-FFFF||ROM U284 (156-0899-00, 2k×8, GI RO-3-8316 or Mostek MK31000)|
- Dave Lowry, Jeff Bradford: A display formatter — the indispensable tool for the data domain. In TekScope Vol. 8 No. 4, Winter 1976