I have a PC that contains both GPIB and DAQ hardware and does NOT have LabVIEW installed. I have another PC with LabVIEW installed but no hardware. The two PCs are connected across a LAN. I want to be able to run LabVIEW from the one machine but have the software point to the GPIB and DAQ hardware of the other machine. I can use the Remote Device Access (RDA) server to control the DAQ hardware this way, but not the GPIB hardware. Is there anything similar to RDA that allows me to control a GPIB card remotely?
I'm not talking about GPIB-ENET. I don't want to convert ethernet to GPIB. I want to be able to control the GPIB card of the remote PC so that it can send commands out to other GPIB devi ces.
Patrick Cevasco Staff Engineer, Microwave Microwave Medical Systems, Inc.
You can make an executable (assuming you have the application builder) that controls a gpib device. Then, with VI Server you can launch that VI from the computer with labVIEW. This VI could control both your DAQ and GPIB devices.
I have to correct my answer. That answer would be correct if you had LabVIEW on the computer with the GPIB hardware. However, if you made an executable that utilized the datasocket features of LabVIEW you could send and receive commands from one labVIEW program to another across the network.