[time-nuts] HP5334 parport linux tool

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Mon Nov 3 00:19:42 EST 2014

This reminds me of a similar MSDOS utility that I bought years ago for
talking to HPIB plotters via the parallel port. The software came with a
cable. At the time, it was much less expensive than buying a GPIB card.

Joe Gray

On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Tom Wimmenhove <tom.wimmenhove at gmail.com>

> I just recently got myself a HP 5334B universal counter and wanted to
> communicate with it using my PC. I don't have any GPIB hardware but I found
> GLExPIB (https://code.google.com/p/glexpib/source/checkout) that uses a
> standard parport.
> I hacked and modified the library slightly and wrote a simple interactive
> command line tool to communicate with the counter.
> It's a simple command line tool that has an interactive mode to send
> commands and receive measurements. It also includes a wiring diagram for
> the (passive) cable drawn by the author of GLExPIB.
> I thought I might share this with you guys because I'm sure there are
> people on this list that have the same counter. (It might work with general
> GPIB equipment, but I have no way to test it).
> Download link: http://www.tomwimmenhove.com/otherstuff/
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