[time-nuts] Re: Accuracy of a sound card
david.kirkby at onetel.net
Mon Aug 22 19:09:59 EDT 2005
Alberto di Bene wrote:
> David Kirkby wrote:
>>If your PC has an ISA slot, or you have an older PC with an ISA slot,
>>then a GPIB board is not that expensive on eBay. Just save yourself a
>>lot of hassle and get one from National Instruments, as they are
>>better supported than other makes.
> I have an ISA GPIB card collecting dust on a shelf... I just don't have
> a PC with an ISA slot... probably I should find one at a ham swap fest...
>>PCI GPIB cards are current, and so are *much* more expensive.
> I know.... :-( I checked the NI prices and for such a card they want a
> couple hundreds Euros or more...
Yes. For Solaris drivers, they want more than the cost of the card!!
I think the drivers were 10 UKP more than the card last time I looked.
But the cards have gone up quite a bit since then, so perhaps not any more.
But I got my Solaris drivers in a copy of Labview for Solaris.
> I am wondering... I know of the existence of USB <=> RS232 adaptors. May
> be someone sells also USB <=> GPIB converters ? Nobody knows ?
You can get a USB based GPIB adapter that is less than a PCI based one.
But they are still not cheap.
An old PC is probably your best bet.
> 73 Alberto I2PHD
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