[time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sun Oct 9 18:51:26 EDT 2011

On 10/10/11 00:41, Jim Lux wrote:
> 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.

USB can be a pain if you have several, how do you ensure they pop up 
with the same identity? Serial port adapters have that issue. Not aware 
that there is a general solution to it. For USB at least there is a scan 
order to assist, and USB doesn't hurt as the ISA did.


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