[time-nuts] Tektronix TM500 extender cable kit
holrum at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 4 20:19:32 EDT 2014
Yes, all 56 pins are extended, including the PWR pin unique to the 5000 series (it is a power good/power-on reset sort of signal). Several of the TM500 modules are also double-wides and need two extender cables.
I have not done an extender for the GPIB connector, but that would be easy to build. When I've needed to extend the GPIB bus in the past, I just used a cable that had a 20 pin ribbon cable edge card connector on it and a standard IDC header on the other end that plugged into the mainframe motherboard where the GPIB connectors connected (the mainfame I was using had the GPIB connector bus built out of IDC ribbon cable/connectors.
Am I right in thinking that two of these connector/cables would give the
full facilities on the 5000 series units.
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