[time-nuts] HP5328A + NI GPIB-ENET/1000

Scott Stobbe scott.j.stobbe at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 11:49:38 EST 2017

If your counter is showing up in the NI device tree, you should be pretty
close to getting it working.

I haven't used a 5328A, but I suspect the command you have shown above is
sample code for a basic program, the actual HPIB command may just be a 'T'.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:37 AM, James Peroulas <james at peroulas.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have experience using older HP equipment with the NI
> GPIB-ENET/1000 GPIB to ethernet box? Is this even possible with such an old
> piece of equipment? I'm very familiar with using SCPI commands over telnet
> but not so familiar with HPIB.
> So far I've installed the NI 488.2 software which has successfully found
> both the GPIB-ENET/1000 box and the HP5328A connected to it. I've opened
> the NI-488.2 communicator which should allow me to send commands to the
> counter and read back results. However, anything I type in the "send
> string" returns a timeout.
> The manual for the 5328A shows example commands such as:
> CMD"?U*","T"
> But it's not clear to me what portion (all?) is the string that I should be
> sending to the 5328a.
> The 5328a is set to "Talk Only" mode via dip switch. I would expect that I
> should be able to just 'read' the results, but 'read' also times out...
> Thanks for any pointers,
> James
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