[time-nuts] GPIB interfaces these days
Forrest Christian (List Account)
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Fri Nov 2 04:39:49 EDT 2018
I use a national instruments PCI-GPIB card in a Windows 10 PC, works just
fine. Usually can find them <$100 on eBay.
I've also used a HP/Agilent 82357A (or B) which does USB-GPIB for those
cases when you need it for a laptop or something else without a pci or pcie
I understand the USB ones in particular are prone to being counterfeited,
but evidently most of the counterfeit ones work even though they're not
There are various other options out there, for instance prologix (and
possibly others) make a GPIB-ETHERNET converter which will convert GPIB
instruments to network instruments.
On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 2:05 AM Rex <rexa at sonic.net> wrote:
> So I've got some test equipment devices (mostly HP) with GPIB (or
> actually HPIB) connectors. Also a few others as non-HP stuff.
> Mostly I have talked to them with a NI GPIB card in a PCMCIA slot in a
> laptop. Works great but the small notebook PC I have with a PCMIA slot
> is from the early 2000's and I'm worrying what if it dies. It is running
> XP but usually not on the internet.
> I also have a couple very early aluminum case Prologix USB interfaces
> that I haven't tried to use in 10 years. I think I remember hearing
> these early ones had some issues, and I'd have to dig to re-learn how to
> talk to them.
> So I haven't looked at GPIB interface devices in a long time but I'm
> getting a bit paranoid about the good NI PCMCIA card in a very old PC.
> I don't remember seeing much discussion about this lately.
> Is there anything new I should look at. I would have thought there might
> be something with Arduino or maybe Ras Pi by now, possibly needing some
> interfacing hardware, but I'm not aware of anything.
> So, any advice from the group? Old or new. Are my very old Prologix
> interfaces still worth looking at?
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