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Port the software to Android.

Android tablets are popular, and have been out long enough that many are being retired- it would be great to repurpose (or just have on hand) an Android tablet as a display. Most Android tablets support a host mode, so the interface is there- no new hardware is necessary.

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  • Aug 2 2018
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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    I upgraded from a Hantek 6022BE (please, no snide comments ;-)) and somebody wrote a software for Android for that - nifty, just my phone and the Hantek and I'm all set.

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    Professionals use the best tools available to solve or understand problems efficiently. Go with the port - need any help?

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    It would be great to have my analyser on my tablet.
    Please think about it.

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    I'm reasonably sure a small, externally powered, USB hub would solve the power issue...

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    This would be the ultimate solution for me! And for those mentioning USB OTG power requirements, cheap dongles are available everywhere for powering the USB device. Heck, I've got an adapter from Lava that charges my Samsung Galaxy S 8.4 at the same time as powering my USB high current device. This would bring your already excellent hardware into a class of it's own. I already use it constantly, but add this support and suddenly I can bring it into close quarters testing without issue. (I test in cars where I want the output in front of me but a laptop won't fit but my phone or tablet would.)

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    I would think few devices could pull this off. USB OTG can be very anaemic in terms of power output, with some devices producing less than 100mA of current. For a Logic device expecting at least 500mA to be on tap, that's going to be a problem.

    I guess those Android devices with host ports would fare well enough, though.

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    I'm not sure if Android's USB system is powerful enough for such high bandwidth transfers. Not many people use USB on a tablet, compared to on a PC or laptop, so I wouldn't be surprised. Then again, I'm not an android dev :)

    Porting the software probably isn't a small task either. They'd need a large team to work on that, and I'd rather have more software features than an android port. The interface could work pretty well with android though, especially with the swiping through signals system already in place.

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    Working in facilities where your not allowed to carry in a bag of tools, I use my android phone for most first response data/bus/network diagnostics. Being able to use logic on my phone would be a godsend!

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    I think this would be a very interesting idea. I'd use it. It might seem odd to use a tablet for this purpose but often it is desirable to be able to take testing equipment to remote places where you don't necessarily want to have a whole desktop or laptop machine. For instance, I do work with electric vehicles and it'd be handy to be able to use Logic on the road while someone is driving the EV. Sure, a laptop could work here but tablets are easier to hold in small spaces.

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    August 2, 2018 18:01

    Professionals don't use tablet.