[time-nuts] Getting GPIB to work on HP5382B Universal counter

GandalfG8 at aol.com GandalfG8 at aol.com
Wed Oct 14 10:39:49 UTC 2009

In a message dated 14/10/2009 11:16:12 GMT Daylight Time,  
jpeters at nvidia.com writes:

Just  downloaded the most recent version of NI-488.2 version 2.5 off the NI 
 website.  It downloaded/unzipped/installed without any apparent  issue.  
The "Devices and Interfaces - Measurement & Automation  Explorer shows 
several different applications in the software tree, but does  not recognize 
either of the two HP-IB interfaces that are  installed/attached:
- USB to HPIB (Agilent 82357A)
- PCI to HPIB (HP  82350)

I may be wrong, not unknown:-), but I've always believed that NI-488.2 only 
 recognises NI interfaces.
Other interfaces I've used, such as those from CEC, that do  claim NI 
compatibility have not been recognised and NI-488.2 will even  detect the CEC 
software as being an alternative copy and require its removal  before 
proceeding with its own install.
If I remember correctly, CEC, now Measurement Computing,  do claim  that 
their software will recognise NI interfaces and offer this as a way of  
getting their interfaces and those from NI installed on the same PC, with both  
then operating under Labview, but I've found it easier just to stick with  NI.
Agilent's equivalent software for HP interfaces is their IO  Libraries 
Suite, also free to download.

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