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Connect RS232-GPIB-converter ICS4895 to LABview?

Hey,

I need to connect a RS232 <-> GPIB converter ICS4895 to LabView.
This intelligent adapter performs a media conversion from my PC's
serial port to my GPIB devices. I asked ICS but they don't provide
a LabView driver for the 4895.

What steps do I need to take? How is the serial port addressed in
LabView? Somebody with experiences?

Any help is appreciated! Kind regards
Ulrich

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grueneba@luzi.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de
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As far as labview is concerned your converter is just another serial
device. ICS should be able to provide you with a manual for controlling
their box through any serial port (a dumb terminal would even do). If
they can't tell you how to interact with the thing through a plain
serial interface, tell them to go take a flying leap and get your money
back.

One quick plug for NI, their serial<->GPIB interface box is integrated
with their GPIB drivers to the extent that from labview you can't tell
the difference between the box and a plug-in card...

In terms of how to access serial ports from labview, check out the
examples and you should find something that will point you in the right
direction...

Mike


Ulrich_Gruenebaum wrote:

> Hey,
>
> I need to connect a RS232
<-> GPIB converter ICS4895 to LabView.
> This intelligent adapter performs a media conversion from my PC's
> serial port to my GPIB devices. I asked ICS but they don't provide
> a LabView driver for the 4895.
>
> What steps do I need to take? How is the serial port addressed in
> LabView? Somebody with experiences?
>
> Any help is appreciated! Kind regards
> Ulrich
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Ulrich Gruenebaum
> grueneba@luzi.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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