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GPIB PROBLEM

HELLO

 

I have saveral questions that i doubted on

1. i have oscilloscope TDS3012C, can it be connected through labview

2. does the oscilloscope communicate to the pc using the GPIB?

3. I'm planning to use GPIB-USB-A to communicate from oscilloscope to pc. but i lost the driver. Can i know which drivers needed?

4. can all of these instrument in windows 8?

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The old GPIB-USB A will likely not work with any development environment in Windows 8  Consider updating.

 

The TDS3012 base model comes with ethernet.  the options permit GPIB and RS-232 control

 

Ethernet, GPIB and RS-232 are all supported by VISA and LabVIEW uses VISA (and its components and associates) to communicate with external devices.


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Sorry sir.

 

That means if i want to communicate TDS6012C to my pc not using GPIB but by using ethernet cable?

correct me if i;m wrong

 

thanks

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Ethernet is a good instruementation bus.  It doesn't cost nearly as much as GPIB (need GPIB card, GPIB cables, both of which are kind of expensive).  If you use the VISA API, there is no real change to your code if you do switch between GPIB and Ethernet.  So I would use that.  Of course, I'm saying this without knowning anything about your system.


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Hello sir. 

can i have your email for futher intouch.

i really need your help

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The 3012 has a LabVIEW instrument driver available. Install it by using Help> Find Instrument Drivers. Learn what a driver is by looking at http://www.ni.com/downloads/instrument-drivers/.
Help> Find Examples will have at least one example VI for your scope.

The low level hardware driver you need is NI-VISA. You would also need NI-GPIB of you go that route and if the USB-GPIB-A is even supported. You would also need a version of LabVIEW that is compatible with Windows 8.
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You saying that USB-GPIB-A support for windows 8?

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No, the USB GPIB A is not going to work.

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/45E716170A06512986257A230066BB8D?OpenDocument


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Do you mind if i ask? How to connect my TD3012 to my laptop?
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@nizam2 wrote:
Do you mind if i ask? How to connect my TD3012 to my laptop?

We are recommending an Ethernet cable


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