[time-nuts] General Purpose Instrument Troubles

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Nov 26 14:35:29 EST 2004

In message <000101c4d3ee$01050580$0500a8c0 at darius.domain.actdsltmp>, "Bill Hawk
ins" writes:

>I suspect that my problem is compounded incompatibilities.
>Is 488.2 compatible with the earlier 488?

488.2 is an upgrade, but it is backwards compatible.

The two main causes of trouble are the CR/NL line termination
differences and that some instruments actually want the EOT
bit set.

Consider buying a IEEE488 analyzer, I found my HP59401a very useful.

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