[time-nuts] Inexpensive Alternative to a 5120A
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Oct 7 15:09:41 EDT 2016
jimlux at earthlink.net said:
> I happen to use the ethernet one, but I would imagine the USB one also
> works fine. I've had more trouble with non-standard USB devices (e.g. not a
> disk drive, keyboard, mouse, or serial port) on Linux than on Windows or
> Mac OSX - but I don't know what the GPIB-USB looks like. Others on the list
> have probably used it.
I use the USB version from Linux. It works fine.
There is one trick. It expects hardware handshaking which needs the right
magic parameters to open or an ioctl type step to set them. You can fake
that with short delays in the right places. Or use some wrapper package that
does it for you.
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