[linux-dvb] Reverse enginnering using i2c protocol analysers

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Mon Aug 25 16:51:09 CEST 2008


Robin Perkins wrote:
> Does anyone have any experiences using i2c logic analysers to work out 
> how cards work ? 
> 
> Is it an effective reverse enginering method ? 
> 
> I was looking for them online but most of them seem pretty expensive 
> (~$4000) however I found the Total Phase Beagle 
> <http://www.totalphase.com/products/beagle_ism/> for about $300. Has 
> anyone else tried this adapter out ? (It appears to have software for 
> Linux, OS X and Windows which seems pretty good.)

A parallel port on a spare linux box, two wires and a copy of lmilk does 
it for me. < $10.

- Steve



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