This is Mark again. I’m happy to say that as of right now, Logic 8 is finally shipping! There have been a number of delays since our last email; most notably was an issue with the digital input buffer chips that showed up when performing tests with high impedance signal sources ( > 1 K ohm). However that issue, and several others have been resolved, the calibration and programming system is working, and we’re finally shipping the new Logic 8!
Logic Pro 8 and Logic Pro 16
The delays with Logic 8 have pushed back the Logic Pro devices. We’ve just finished evaluations of the first assembled panels of Logic Pro 8, which passed with flying colors! The full batch is being assembled now, and the finished boards will arrive later this week. We have the rest of the parts ready to go – machined aluminum enclosures, packaging, etc. We’ve also made dramatic improvements to our programming and calibration workflow, and we will continue to improve it this week to speed up the calibration process as much as possible.
Logic Pro 8 expected shipping start date: 9/19/2014
Logic Pro 16 expected shipping start date: 9/26/2014
Like Logic 8, we won’t be able to ship all of the pre-orders at once, due to the calibration test time.
There are a few things that need to happen all at once for Logic Pro 8 to ship this Friday, and we’re working on all of them in parallel right now. Specifically, there are a few changes that need to be made to the VHDL to support the highest throughput options, the Logic Pro software support needs to be made release ready, and our test flow needs a few tune ups – proper results backup and pass/fail parameters. We’ll keep you informed if anything changes. Fortunately, most of this is very similar to the work required for Logic 8’s release, so I expect there to be fewer unanticipated delays. In addition to that, there are a few critical tasks this week to get Pro 16 ready for shipping next week.
I’m happy to say that the newest beta, 1.1.24, is out now! You can get it here. It has support for the new Logic 8s, which shipped today! (updated Friday)
I’m also excited to say that we’ve just started working with a new graphic designer on the software, so you can expect to start seeing more UI changes later this month! Thanks everyone for the feedback, and right now the designer is making the protocol bubbles easier to see, and addressing a number of critical readability issues.
Charles is working on some changes to the analog measurements, and is adding a basic voltage display feature, in addition to the existing and more complex feature detector.
There is a million other things going on, so I’m very sorry if we’re a little slow on support – which I personally apologize for. I normally handle the bulk of technical questions, but the software team is handling it now so I can devote most of my time to getting the products ready to ship.
Thanks again for your support!
Thanks and kind regards,