Hack Week – Project 1: Grocking signals with Sigrok and PulseView on the LCSoft EZUSB development board

Having good test equipment is essential to hardware hacking when you want to see what is going on ‘inside’ the devices you are hacking. A signal analyser is a great tool for digital work, but can be a bit pricey for the amateur.

Luckily the Chinese company LCSoft sells a development board based on the CY7C68013A chip that acts as a USB logic analyser (approx $AU10 on Ebay). This article explores initial steps in getting such a board working under Ubuntu 12.04 using the latest Sigrok and PulseView software.

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