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Hello! I've got the next problem. I have at-gpib/tnt card and PC with ISA slot working on WinXP. I installed the board and did everything as manual says, but when I run Getting Started Wizard, it doesn't pass the third test. Tried this on the on Win2000 and Win98, and got the same problem. The Wizard shows Unknown Hardware Error. Please help!

 

 

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That's very, very old board and appears to me to be bad. Time for a replacement.

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Hi,

 

I agree with Dennis, that is an old board.  What version of the 488.2 driver are you using? Also, what is step 3 in the process?

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Hassan Atassi
Senior Group Manager, Digital Support
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Hi once more.All manipulations i have done above were right, except one thing - i am happy owner of AT-GPIB card, not AT-GPIB/TNT )) so, even with dancing with a tambourine i would fail

anyway. I thought there was no difference between AT-GPIB and AT-GPIB/TNT, i didn't understand what "TNT" means in the title. Once, having spent 3 days to find a solution, i have found

an article, which led me to a point - TNT is a chip on the card, but my one hadn't it. So i possess an AT-GPIB card with NAT4882, that, how it has appeared, become obsolete.

 

Fortunately, i found this article and got all software i needed (actually, at morning links were broken and i sent a feedback to notify staff about that, having come home i tried once more and all links were

fixed, so thank you guys for your work, you are really fast)). After installing the latest Windows 3 version software i executed all steps said in manual.

So far so good - hardware and software tests have been passed successfully!

 

 

expensively to squeeze out a maximum from this one piece of engineering and in a case of failure i'll look for a newer one. thx for advise.

 

 Hassan,

I used AT-GPIB version 2.71, and it seems to work with my hardware. Can you prompt me some software to cooperate with my insrument via GPIB(to receive the results of measuring and control a device)? It would be nice to programm on C++.

 

Thank you, guys, for your replies.

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Hi VolodymyrCv,

 

I'm not sure what instrument you are using, but many drivers are available here  

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Hassan Atassi
Senior Group Manager, Digital Support
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Hassan,

Hello again! Thank you for replying, you help is very useful.

 

I have few more questions.

First, I need to know which OS can still support AT-GPIB non TNT model.

And second, I followed your link and I didn't find the instrument I use in the list.

The instrument I should connect to GPIB board is very old so Its impossible to find driver.

So can I communicate with this instrument without driver? Can I use GPIB API for that?

 

Thanks!

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Hi VolodymyrCv, 

 

Due to the age of the device, it is really hard to find any resources to answer your questions.  I am going to attempt to dig through some of our old manuals to find some information, but I can't promise anything. 

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Hassan Atassi
Senior Group Manager, Digital Support
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@VolodymyrCv wrote:

Hassan,

Hello again! Thank you for replying, you help is very useful.

 

I have few more questions.

First, I need to know which OS can still support AT-GPIB non TNT model.

And second, I followed your link and I didn't find the instrument I use in the list.

The instrument I should connect to GPIB board is very old so Its impossible to find driver.

So can I communicate with this instrument without driver? Can I use GPIB API for that?

 

Thanks!


You might find this useful. And of course you don't need a driver. You need the instrument manual and then use the NI read and write commands (i.e. ebrd and ibwrt) to communicate.

 

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Good find Dennis! Thanks!

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Hassan Atassi
Senior Group Manager, Digital Support
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Thanks guys for your help, i have found solution.

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