[time-nuts] Q: HP-IB / 5370A pdfs

David Kirkby david.kirkby at onetel.net
Mon Apr 25 19:56:01 EDT 2005

Mike S wrote:
> As the proud new owner of a 5370A, a couple of requests of the list:
> 1) What do you use/recommend for an HP-IB/IEEE-488 interface for a PC? (PCI bus). It looks like these things go for more than I paid for the 5370A! Linux compatibility?

Generally everything works with the NI ones - some of the other cards 
(well the older ones I know of) can be more difficult.

Of course, that means the NI ones fetch more $$'s.

I would have thought Linux drivers exist. I know they do for Solaris, 
although I am not sure if they come with a new card or not.

> 2) Anyone have a .pdf of the user/service manual? Mine, I believe, is a fairly late production (series 2311) for the "A." If not, I suppose I'll wait and see what Agilent is up to with the old docs.
> TIA, Mike
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Someone has offered to loan me a manual on the B version. I will at 
least photocopy that, and possibly scan it, depending on size and my 
patience. My aim would be to turn it into a pdf, although I know (for me 
at least) this is a pretty slow process for even a 10 page data sheet.

 From a thread I started a week or so ago about the differences between 
the A and B, there does not seem to be a huge difference, so the manual 
might be helpful for normal use, although not for servicing of course.

Anyway, I might be in a position to distribute a pdf of the B on a 
CD-ROM in the near future, since it would appear Agilent will not let me 
put a manual on a web site, but I can send it to you via a CD-ROM.

Dr. David Kirkby,

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