> I was wondering if anyone has a GPIB driver for the Agilent/HP 86100A Infiniium
> DCA O-scope. For that matter, if you know where to find one, that would
> be helpful. I have already searched NI's site as well as calling them and
> Agilent to no avail. Thanks.
Tim Streeter responded:
>At Agilent they have drivers for the Infinium range but they are the VXI plug and
play type. These drivers are usually compatiable
>with LabWindows CVI. The trick is to convert the CVI drivers to LV using the
'Convert CVI FP file' capabilities found under the LV
'>File' menu item.
>I have tried this with several drivers, with some sucess. They usually don't come
in the classic LV format and the code that does
>the work is hidden in a DLL. The advantages are, the fun
ctions are automatically
given icons and are added to the instrument
>Alot now I am finding the supplied drivers are not adequate or too complicated
for parts of the job so I have to learn the
>equipments command capabilities and producing my own drivers. This takes time but
I get a good idea on how the equipment works and
>some times I find a more efficient way of doing the measurement.
Any drivers for the HP83480 and HP54750 should work correctly for the 86100
with a few possible minor mods.
I agree with Tim, HP pushes these UID's (Universal Instrument Drivers) . I have
used them in a pinch to
get something up and running but I generally end up rewriting them in whole or in
part in Pure 'G' LabVIEW.