Can the NI PMC-GPIB run on Linux kernel version 3.11.10 (Fedora 20)?
The linux OS is a hard requirement.
This card uses NI 488.2, and there are several supported versions of Linux, but Fedora 20 isn't one of them. That being said, I found another forum post where some users were able to get it to work.
The list of compatible Linux versions can be found here, and the forum with the workaround for Fedora can be found here.
I've also got to throw in the standard disclaimer with this advice: This is not a supported use case and any issues that arise from this configuration would be unsupported.
Hope this helps, and good luck iwth your application!
Are we given source code for the 488.2 driver in case we need to go to that level of detail?
Yes and no. We make a 488.2 Driver Development Kit that would be the way to go for that. Whether that's something that is included in your license, etc. would be something we would have to look in to. You can find that development kit here, and if you need help or info about purchasing options you should give us a call at 1-866-275-6964.
Why cant you folks just disclose the docs, so we - the community - can write proper IIO drivers on our own ?