[time-nuts] Arduino GPIB

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 17:16:15 EST 2015

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 6:45 AM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> ....its really a one instrument interface as it doesn't
> have the buffers to drive the load of multiple instruments.
> But heavens that has to be a really cheap interface for a bit of soldering
> effort. My type of effort. :-)

With Arduinos going for well under $10 You could afford to place one
Aruino INSIDE your test instrument.  Those old instruments usually
have some air space inside and a power supply suitable for an Arduino.
Now you have added a USB port to some 1980's vintage test gear.   If
the Arduino is inside you may not even need the GPIB connector.    You
could do this to many older instruments then use USB to a USB hub,
then to a computer.


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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