hpdrive hpib

Marc Verdiell marc.verdiell at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 16:19:12 CDT 2015

Bob Brown wrote:
>Does anyone have experience with the hpdrive project?

I do. I use a small board NI PCI card. Like this one:
Works wonders. 

>I'm wondering if the following card might work with it:

It won't. As you can see in the picture, it's based off the TI9914 which is
specifically excluded from the compatibility list. Search National
Instrument PCI-GPIB on eBay and there is a ton of these. The older large
ones are less expensive than the newer small ones.

Jay West wrote:
> I had read somewhere that most PCI cards did not [work].

They do. But you need an National Instrument card based off the chipsets
that Ansgar lists, because he wrote his driver for the NI chipset series. I
use the relatively recent (vintage 2002) small form factor NI GPIB PCI card.
Although he doesn't have it listed as tested, it is based off the TNT5004
chipset and works without any problems with his driver.

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