[time-nuts] Could someone please recommend GPIB card

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 10:47:18 EDT 2011


Though I think this thread may be wrapping up.
I have run into many of the same issues.
The old isa cards are cheap at hamfests $5 most folks have no clue any
longer as to what they are.
I have never actually seen a pci card at a swap.

So at the moment I have both an isa card and NI network box in a mother
board running Win 98. All of it kind of nuts and messy. Also picked up a
circa 2002 NI lab. To be honest until now I really did not have a real use
for it.
?????? I don't suppose timelab would run on win 98??

Anyhow many of these things have no drivers or support for more modern OS's.
I do fortunately have numbers of rs232 to gpib boxes and actually want to
try that on the 5370 with time lab.

So as far as getting the prologix I suspect thats a wise approach actually.
If your goal is to simply "Get it done".
Regards
Paul.

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Azelio Boriani
<azelio.boriani at screen.it>wrote:

> Yes, I recommend switching to a networked GPIB interface. I have long
> waited to acquire a used E5810A and at last I succeeded. Of course it
> was not so cheap (380$) but very versatile to use. At work I use an
> Agilent 82357B, highly recommended. Frequently pops up on eBay, not
> cheap but you can find the IOAgilentSuite (free) library (to write in
> MicrosoftC/BorlandC your code) directly on the Agilent website.
>
> On 10/10/11, Paul A. Cianciolo <paulc at snet.net> wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> > Thank you for all the suggestions on the GPIB interface.
> >
> > I have decided to go with the Prologix USB/GPIB interface, for all the
> > reasons mentioned.
> >
> > I have 3 types of card busses here, but all the computers have usb.
> > Many of the folks here already have  Prologix interfaces.
> > Later I can sell this device or keep it and move up to a networked Gpib
> > interface, for remote access with my wireless laptop.
> >
> >
> > Thank you everyone for all the suggestions
> > There is always help to had here and I appreciate being able to ask
> > questions
> >
> > Thank you again,
> >
> >
> > Paul A. Cianciolo
> > W1VLF
> > http://www.rescueelectronics.com/
> >
> > "Time is relative"  Abert Einstien circa 1950
> > "Relatives use up all my time"  Lisa Cianciolo circa 1983
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