[time-nuts] FE-5680A Mechanical Question

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 17:51:15 EST 2012


$150 is $130 more than $20.   It depends on if an ISA type computer
shows up for free.  I'm having doubts that one will.  They seem to
have become valuable.  The machine would need to be at least a Pentium
II so it could boot off the network and then mount some disk space.  I
know what you mean about maintenance so i don't want any disk inside
and no OS installed.

I'm surprised that no one has built a GPIB controller from a uP.
Electrically the GPIB is simple and slow by modern standards.

Thanks, I just looked up the Prologix


On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
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> albertson.chris at gmail.com said:
>> and send the data out the GPIB but getting that into a computer is the hard
>> part.
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>> OK so I check on eBay.   Most are $300 but If you can find a computer with
>> an old ISA slot then there are working GBIB cards for about $20.
>
> Many of us are happy with the Prologix.  The USB version is $150.  That's
> more than I really want to spend but less than $300 and you don't have to
> maintain an old PC.
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> The USB version uses one of the popular USB-RS232 chips so there is no
> problem with drivers.  I haven't tried the Ethernet version.
>
> http://prologix.biz/
> http://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=GPIB&what=products
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