[time-nuts] HP5334 parport linux tool
tom.wimmenhove at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 10:44:35 EST 2014
Soldering cables is always annoying, just make sure you don't accidentally
wire it in mirror image like I first did :)
The parport's specs don't comply with GPIB, but it works (atleast for one
device, when you connect more than one, you'll likely run in to trouble)
On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 12:07 AM, Neil Schroeder <gigneil at gmail.com> wrote:
> VERY HELPFUL. I just picked up this counter and have done a lot of time
> just staring at that D shell connector with a slight tinge of despondence.
> On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 6:54 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
> > 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
> > GPIB equipment, but I have no way to test it).
> > Download link: http://www.tomwimmenhove.com/otherstuff/
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