[time-nuts] General Purpose Instrument Troubles

Hubert v. Bonhorst hbonhorst at aol.com
Fri Nov 26 17:56:58 EST 2004


you are right, have a look at ni webpage. There you find a new software 
release that supports analyzer operation under XP. and it works, own 
experience!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daun Yeagley" <daun at yeagley.net>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" 
<time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 9:27 PM
Subject: RE: [time-nuts] General Purpose Instrument Troubles


>I see that Brooke has said a lot of what I said, plus a few more tidbits, 
>all of
> which are quite valid.
> I do have one question about the bus analyzer in the NI cards.  Many of 
> them
> have the analyzer function built in, however they sometimes are limited to
> specific OS's.  For example, I have the NI GPIB+ PCMCIA card.  The "+" 
> indicates
> that it has the analyzer function built in.  The only problem is the 
> analyzer
> program they supply is only supported through WIN 98.  I cannot use it 
> with
> either NT nor Win 2K. (I presume XP is similar).  Perhaps I should check 
> NI's
> web site, as they may have now added support for it (that would be a 
> *very* good
> thing!).  I had been told by NI that there was a problem with NT and 2K in
> directly accessing the hardware, al la printers.  Brooke, if they do have 
> a new
> version, let me know, as I would find it most useful!
>
> Daun Yeagley
> (former HP/Agilent Microwave SE, now "retired")
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of Brooke Clarke
> Sent: Friday, November 26, 2004 2:56 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] General Purpose Instrument Troubles
>
>
> Hi Poul:
>
> The newer NI 488 cards have buss analysis built in.  It is very helpful
> to get a bus timing log with every change in the bus status time
> stamped.  I haven't used a hardware 488 buss analyzer, but I expect that
> the NI analyzer is more powerful.
>
> Have Fun,
>
> Brooke Clarke, N6GCE
>
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>
>
>
>
> Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>
>>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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