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LabVIEW serial VI for LakeShore Temp. Monitor #208

Hi folks,

does somebody have a ready-to-go serial LabVIEW VI to control the
LakeShore temperature monitor model 208 or know a source for download?
The National Instruments website doesn't support any serial-driven
LakeShore Instruments (GPIB driven well).

Thanks in advance - David
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David Rabanus writes:

> Hi folks,
>
> does somebody have a ready-to-go serial LabVIEW VI to control the
> LakeShore temperature monitor model 208 or know a source for download?
> The National Instruments website doesn't support any serial-driven
> LakeShore Instruments (GPIB driven well).
>
> Thanks in advance - David

David,

I haven't seen the code, but I see two possible solutions:

A) If the drivers use VISA just use ASRL::X as interface.

B) Replace GPIB calls with VISA calls and do A). Most multi bus
devices use the same commands on all buses.

C) Replace GPIB calls with old, flaky serial calls. (I don't call this
a solution but a source of problems)


Johannes Niess
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While I don't have any experience with the LakeShore devices, don't give
up on the GPIB drivers. Very often manufacturers of instruments with
multiple control interfaces will use the same command structure and
protocol for all the interfaces (to keep their firmware simple probibly).
If such is the case for LakeShore the conversion to serial could be very
trivial. For example, if NIs GPIB version uses the VISA drivers all you
might have to do is change one initialization string because VISA can do
serial IO as well.

Mike...

David Rabanus wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> does somebody have a ready-to-go serial LabVIEW VI to control the
> LakeShore temperature monitor model 208 or know a source for download?
> The National Instruments website doesn't support any serial-driven

> LakeShore Instruments (GPIB driven well).
>
> Thanks in advance - David
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