[time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com
Sun Oct 9 22:11:47 EDT 2011


The PCI and USB HPib interfaces I've seen are terribly expensive.
Wpuld it be possible to fake an interface with a parallel port and bit 
banging?
Possibly an Arduino?


On 10/09/2011 06:54 PM, lists at lazygranch.com wrote:
> You can troll sci.engineering.design for users of the prologix usb and ethernet interfaces. However I think the best suggestion was to get the pci to pcmcia adadpter.
>
> My recollection is cardbus is 32bits and pcmcia is 16bits.  My it shouldn't be an issue unless you try to run DOS. The only reason I mention this is I can't run some serial cards via my cardbus slot on my notebook due to the lack of a driver.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Paul A. Cianciolo"<paulc at snet.net>
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> Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 18:59:40
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> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card
>
> Jim,
>
> I am open to all the suggestions.
> Just looked at the Prologix  site,  The usb interface is interesting, also
> the Ethernet device looks cool.
> I have a wireless network here with about 10 devices on it.
>
> Would I be able to monitor, say the 5370,b with TL running and maybe my
> HP3586 Selective level meter from a wireless laptop
> Using the proper software?    This sounds like an interesting way to go.
>
> I have to read up on the prologix more.
>
>
> Paul A. Cianciolo
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Jim Lux
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 6:42 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card
>
> 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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