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vrf Fw: GPIB to LAN

Question asked by k.alexander on Apr 12, 2004
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><TITLE>GPIB to LAN</TITLE><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=GENERATOR><STYLE>@font-face {     font-family: Tahoma;}@page Section1 {size: 8.5in 11.0in; margin: 1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; }P.MsoNormal {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"}LI.MsoNormal {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"}DIV.MsoNormal {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"}H1 {     FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: 16pt; MARGIN: 12pt 0in 3pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial}A:link {     COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline}SPAN.MsoHyperlink {     COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline}A:visited {     COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline}SPAN.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {     COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline}P.MsoAutoSig {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial}LI.MsoAutoSig {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial}DIV.MsoAutoSig {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial}P {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"}SPAN.EmailStyle18 {     COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Arial}DIV.Section1 {     page: Section1}</STYLE></HEAD><BODY lang=EN-US vLink=blue link=blue bgColor=#ffffff><DIV> </DIV><DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- <DIV style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; font-color: black"><B>From:</B> <A title=k.alexander@get2net.dk href="mailto:k.alexander@get2net.dk">Kjeld Alexander</A> </DIV><DIV><B>To:</B> <A title=jim.hetrick@delphi.com href="mailto:jim.hetrick@delphi.com">jim.hetrick</A> </DIV><DIV><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, April 13, 2004 7:30 AM</DIV><DIV><B>Subject:</B> Re: [vrf] RE: GPIB to LAN</DIV></DIV><DIV><BR></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hi</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I tryed once to communicate with a LAN instrument (NON agilent)</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>the drivers included with the instrument did not help in any way.</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Using to/from socket did the job. (No driver needed)</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>you need to know tcp/ip address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX or hostname of the instrument</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>also the socket number are needed.</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Best regards</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Kjeld Alexander</FONT></DIV><BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>  <DIV   style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black"><B>From:</B>   <A title=jim.hetrick@delphi.com   href="mailto:jim.hetrick@delphi.com">jim.hetrick</A> </DIV>  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A title=vrf@agilent.com   href="mailto:vrf@agilent.com">VRF</A> </DIV>  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, April 12, 2004 7:17 PM</DIV>  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] RE: GPIB to LAN</DIV>  <DIV><BR></DIV>  <DIV class=Section1>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial color=navy size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I am trying to   control a Tektronix TDS3014B DPO using VEE 6.2 (no plan to upgrade to VEE 7   any time soon).  The TDS scope only has a LAN connection on   it.</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial color=navy size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN></FONT> </P>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoAutoSig><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">Thanks,</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoAutoSig><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">James   Hetrick</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoAutoSig><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">EMC Engineering   Technician/Software Developer</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoAutoSig><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">CSE Test   Center</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoAutoSig><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'">(330)   306-1166</SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial color=navy size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN></FONT> </P>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">-----Original   Message-----<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">From:</SPAN></B> Chris   Potter [mailto:chris.potter@aphena.com] <BR><B><SPAN   style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Sent:</SPAN></B> Monday, April 12, 2004 1:10   PM<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">To:</SPAN></B> Hetrick, Jim;   'VRF'<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Subject:</SPAN></B> RE: [vrf] GPIB   to LAN</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT> </P>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Dear</SPAN></FONT> <FONT   face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Jim,</SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT> </P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Most adaptors are configured from   the host side via some kind of driver. If you connect the host side of a   GPIB-LAN adaptor to your instrument, it probably won't know how to communicate   with the GPIB-LAN adaptor to configure it correctly. </SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT> </P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Maybe we need more information on   your task...</SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT> </P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I'm not sure why the PC needs to   control the instrument via GPIB, could it also use a LAN connection and talk   directly to the instrument?</SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT> </P></DIV>  <DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">What's the instrument expecting   via the LAN connection? Is it providing socket services or a telnet session or   something more obscure? Is it a standard piece of test equipment (model   no?)</SPAN></FONT></P></DIV>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></SPAN></FONT> </P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">best regards,</SPAN></FONT> </P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Chris Potter</SPAN></FONT>   <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">-----------------------------------------------</SPAN></FONT>   <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Aphena Ltd.,</SPAN></FONT>   <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">10, Teversham Road,   Fulbourn,</SPAN></FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Cambridge, U.K. CB1   5EB</SPAN></FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tel +44 1223 700499     Fax +44 870 7061487</SPAN></FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mobile +44 7946   354276</SPAN></FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A href="http://www.aphena.com/"   target=_blank>http://www.aphena.com</A></SPAN></FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial   size=2><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A   href="http://www.softplot.com/"   target=_blank>http://www.softplot.com</A></SPAN></FONT> </P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">** Aphena is the new company brand   name for software previously sold by P&H Technology   Consultants</SPAN></FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">-----------------------------------------------</SPAN></FONT>   </P>  <P class=MsoNormal   style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 12pt; MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0in"><FONT   face=Tahoma size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">-----Original   Message-----<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">From:</SPAN></B>   jim.hetrick [mailto:jim.hetrick@delphi.com]<BR><B><SPAN   style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Sent:</SPAN></B> 12 April 2004 05:42 PM<BR><B><SPAN   style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">To:</SPAN></B> VRF<BR><B><SPAN   style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Subject:</SPAN></B> [vrf] GPIB to   LAN</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><!-- Converted from text/rtf format -->I   am looking for an adapter to go from a PC with a GPIB card to an instrument   with only a LAN connection.  I found that Tektronix has an adapter to go   from LAN to GPIB instruments, but Im not sure if it also works backwards so I   could use it for my application.</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><A name=""><FONT face="Times New Roman"   color=black size=3><SPAN lang=EN   style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">Thanks,</SPAN></FONT></A></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black   size=3><SPAN lang=EN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">James   Hetrick</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black   size=3><SPAN lang=EN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">EMC Engineering   Technician/Software Developer</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black   size=3><SPAN lang=EN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">CSE Test   Center</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black   size=3><SPAN lang=EN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">(330)   306-1166</SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in"><FONT face="Times New Roman"   size=3><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">---<BR>You are currently subscribed to   vrf as: chris.potter@aphena.com<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to   "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To unsubscribe send a blank email to   "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To send messages to this mailing list,   email "vrf@agilent.com". <BR>If you need help with the mailing list send a   message to "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com". </SPAN></FONT></P>  <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable style="MARGIN-LEFT: 0.5in; WIDTH: 436.5pt"   cellPadding=0 width=582 border=0>    <TBODY>    <TR>      <TD       style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0.75pt; PADDING-LEFT: 0.75pt; BACKGROUND: white; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0.75pt; PADDING-TOP: 0.75pt"       bgColor=white>        <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face="Times New Roman" color=black size=3><SPAN         style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: black">****************************************************************************************         Note: The information contained in this message may be privileged and         confidential and thus protected from disclosure. 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