[time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 9 18:41:41 EDT 2011


On 10/9/11 3:36 PM, Paul A. Cianciolo wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am looking for a PCI-GPIB card to use in a machine running windows XP.
> After looking on Ebay there are many different options at many different
> prices.
>
> I am not sure which would be compatible with my set up.
>
> Currently I have a ACER Laptop, with a NI PCMCIA  GPIB card and I was able
> to locate the drivers to make it run with the TimeLab, the HP 5730B,
>
> I have a Dell dimension 2400 desktop, which runs other Ham radio software,
> like weak signal DSP, some Seismograph, Dataq data logging   and others.
> This computer has a spare PCI slot and I would like to move the HPIB
> capabilities into this machine, so I only need to run 1 computer.
>

I've been moving to USB and Ethernet.  That whole ISA/EISA/PCI bus thing 
is such a pain.

Given USB/Ethernet, Prologix has nice GPIB interfaces.  NI and Agilent 
also have them.  brand new, the latter cost more, but perhaps they show 
up used at lower prices.




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