[time-nuts] HP 5335A and HP-IB (GP-IB)
jfor at quik.com
Mon Aug 2 04:20:18 UTC 2010
Does anybody know if the NI instruction set is copyright? Otherwise, I can
see no good reason for all controllers not being interchangable.
> 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
>>> 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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