[time-nuts] HP 5335A and HP-IB (GP-IB)

Rex rexa at sonic.net
Mon Aug 2 03:30:46 UTC 2010

  I have a couple notebooks with PCMCIA (AKA PC Card) slots. A few years 
back I got an NI card on eBay. Probably harder to find than a PCI card 
and possibly more expensive, but it is one more option that should be 
compatible with all the software. Doesn't need a full sized PC too.

It is one more option that wasn't mentioned, but slots are harder to 
find on newer notebooks.

On 8/1/2010 5:55 PM, Robert Darlington wrote:
> I have the Ethernet version.  They're nice for quick and dirty stuff and the
> USB / Ethernet versions can be used on laptops (Ethernet can be used on any
> computer that can telnet across the wire).  You get to write your own
> software to use them or use EZGPIB (and write your own software).
> Using a "real" NI GPIB interface means it works with everything out there,
> including EZGPIB but you're greatly limited on hardware platforms.  You're
> stuck using a computer with a PCI bus unless you want to fork over the cash
> for the NI USB or Ethernet interfaces for lots of money.   I tend to use my
> PCI-GPIB card and it was under $100 delivered from eBay.
> -Bob
> On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Heathkid<heathkid at heathkid.com>  wrote:
>> I just purchased a HP 5335A and would like to know the group's opinion on
>> the following:
>> http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=549
>> 73 Brice KA8MAV

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