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Can a single GPIB interface receive commands for multiple primary addresses?

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I want to upgrade a system with multiple GPIB peripherals to a system with multiple PXI peripherals and maintain the same set of test programs.  I can create a software abstraction layer to distribute the commands to my instruments. But is there any way to get a single PXI-GPIB interface card to listen for multiple primary addresses, perform the hardware ACKs, and get me the particulars of the command?

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A GPIB bus can only have one master.  And I do not know of a way to have multiple addresses in a single slave.


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