[time-nuts] Prologix GPIB controllers

Heathkid heathkid at heathkid.com
Mon Aug 2 04:26:14 UTC 2010


Thanks to you and all the other people on this wonderful list (on and off 
list) who have recommended this product... done.

Ordered with "Next Day Shipping".  Got a lab coat too (couldn't pass it 
up... the one's I have at work are "disposable" as getting someone to clean 
them is near impossible or actually too expensive as it's a bio-hazard) as 
well as a bunch of other stuff that was just sitting in my SparkFun cart. 
Oh well... fantastic excuse for placing the order and I'm sure my wife will 
LOVE me wearing a lab coat around the house.  ;)  Grabbed a few more 
(okay... a dozen) logic level converters too while I was at it.  It seems 
these days... everything I'm working with is either 1.8v (Gumsix Overo), 
3.3v (Arduino and Propeller), or 5v (everything else) and nothing likes to 
talk to each other without a logic level converter.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to being able to getting the HP-B/GP-IB data out 
of the HP 5335A (and other equipment to come) and being able to log it and 
do something useful (unlike wearing the lab coat around).  hehe

Thank you all... I'm on the right path (I think) with measuring "time" but 
it seems to lead to insanity.  Is this correct?

73 Brice KA8MAV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <k6rtm at comcast.net>
To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Prologix GPIB controllers

> Brice-- 
> Wonderful product! Combine it with the EZGPIB software and KE5FX's 
> packages, and you're set.
> EZGPIB -- http://ulrich-bangert.de/html/downloads.html
> KE5FX -- http://www.thegleam.com/ke5fx/
> Both run under windows (I'm running them under VMWare on OSX, currently 
> with Lady Heather on the secondary display showing how my Thunderbolt is 
> doing with the quieter power supply). EZGPIB lets you get up to speed 
> quickly in dealing with GPIB devices. KE5FX has a number of very useful 
> tools that he's written, as well as pointers to more.
> One of the great uses for EZGPIB is to go out and enumerate your GPIB 
> (HPIB) devices -- so if someone has changed the default address, it's one 
> call in EZGPIB to scan the address space and let you know what's out there 
> (with the exception of write-only devices like the 59306A relay box).
> 73 de K6RTM Bob in Silicon Valley
> k6rtm at arrl.net (but k6rtm at comcast.net works too)
> --------------------------------------- 
> Message: 9
> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 20:18:01 -0400
> From: "Heathkid" < heathkid at heathkid.com >
> Subject: [time-nuts] HP 5335A and HP-IB (GP-IB)
> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
> < time-nuts at febo.com >
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> 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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