[volt-nuts] GPIB Issue with 3458A

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Dec 31 03:31:34 EST 2017

In message <CANwu9JbP61knpuXEOzyGS8UmR2KuViA+zb4jDSYpsTw12OqS0Q at mail.gmail.com>
, Randy Evans writes:

>Since the KE5FX NVRAM download software works, that would seem to indicate
>the GPIB is working, wouldn't it (download completes and checksums OK)?


I think you need to consider electrical issues now.

GPIB buffer chips live a tough life, and they can fail or go frail
in so many weird ways that it is not even funny any longer.

The bad thing is that the problem may not even be the buffer chip
in the instrument you are talking to :-(

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