[time-nuts] HP 5335A and HP-IB (GP-IB)
kilodelta4foxmike at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 03:56:15 UTC 2010
I do not have a 5335A, but...
I use a ProLogix USB-GPIB adapter on a HP5370. I am not doing anything
fancy, no real controlling. I set the GPIB on the 5370B to talk, then
use John Miles GPIB Configuration program for the adapter. John KE5FX
is on this list and has a web site with several GPIB programs that work
with this adapter. After running the configuration program, you close
it, then bring up a terminal emulator - HyperTerminal built into Windows
- and capture the data.
If you are going after Time Interval /Allan Variance, etc - data, there
are two free programs out there, Alavar, and Plotter. Plotter is
written by Ulrich Bangert , who is also on this list and also has a few
other programs of interest.
In my case, it is stupid simple and works great, works every time.
I also had a Softmark controller - It would not play with the 5370B - I
believe the SOftmark is set up to work only with SCPI capable
instruments, which is the newer instrument protocol. It did work with a
HP53131A - but you don't need it, the 53131A has GPIB and RS232, and you
can get about the same data out of both ports - but the GPIB port is
very fast, if you need to acquisition data at a high rate. My SOftmark
card has been in the drawer for the last three years - if anybody wants
it, I can probably make them a good deal on it - if there is an
interest, please contact off list.
Brian - KD4FM
On 8/1/2010 10:34 PM, Steve Rooke wrote:
> On 02/08/2010, Heathkid<heathkid at heathkid.com> wrote:
>> I just purchased a HP 5335A and would like to know the group's opinion on
>> the following:
> A quick trawl on fleePay only shows a National Instruments MC-GPIB
> IEEE 488.2 PCI Card DAQ at $60 (not sure of compatibility of this) or
> a HP AGILENT 82350A/E2078A PCI GPIB CARD at $100 but if your patient
> you can find NI PCI cards in the $60 to $80 region and if you have an
> old ISA desktop to do your control, you'll find NI ISA cards available
> for two a penny. At least with something like a NI PCI card your
> basically guaranteed compatibility with all the big, and small,
> software names. It just depends on if you have the money or your skint
> like I am and have to play hunt the bargain.
> Of course there's always the Softmark controller but the last I heard
> no one has had a lot of luck with them and it would be $40 down the
> 73 Steve
>> 73 Brice KA8MAV
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