Dangerous Prototypes Bus Pirate

Using an forked version of the Open Logic Sniffer (available here) you can setup a Bus Pirate to act a digital logic analyzer.  Not a substitute for a dedicated logic analyzer, but can do the trick if necessary.  Amazingly enough the client runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris.

There are a few things to remember when setting up the OLS software when using it with a Bus Pirate.  I am assuming you have installed the FTDI driver and hooked up the device via USB.  I also highly recommend a nice set of logic probes to use with the pin header.

  1. First make sure the correct device is selected by following Capture > Device > OpenBench LogicSniffer.
  2. Next, select Capture > Begin Capture.  This will lead to a pop-up window with three tabs.  Make the following adjustments under the “Connection” tab:
    1. Connection Type:  Serial Port
    2. Analyzer port: