Hi, I have an old instrument I need to read from continuously and have used an old HT-Basic program on an old DOS PC; I think it is equivalent to the BASIC on the old HP85 "computers".
The minimal program is extremely simple 10 Assign @bridge to 708 20 Enter 708;s$ 30 Print s$ 40 Goto 20 50 End
Now I want to read this instrument from a new computer using a NI AT-GPIB/TNT adapter under Windows 95. But I can't get it to work. Eventually I want to read from LabView or LabWindows, but I am testing just using IBIC. I can initalize OK and I can read one time, but if I try to read again, the bus is blocked. If I issue an empty command to the instrument between reads, I can a new value, but for some reason the instrument is affected (brid ge balance goes off) when it receives a GPIB command. I wanted simply to read, read, read, ...I have tried a lot of combination of settings for EOS and EOI, but no progress.
Any ideas as to the most simple setup parameter for ibdev or how I can discover the "secret settings" used by the old HT-Basic setup?