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vrf using 2 PC's on same GPIB bus

Question asked by warren.pickles on Apr 27, 2004
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML xmlns:o = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=x-user-defined"><META content="MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV><SPAN class=531372607-28042004><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>Stijn,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531372607-28042004><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>I don't think you can do this.  Your PC is almost certainly the GPIB "system controller", and you are only allowed one system controller on the bus.  So connecting both PCs to the same bus will give you VEE errors when you try to talk to the instruments.  You could do it if one PC was not the controller - but what's the point of that?</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531372607-28042004><FONT color=#0000ff size=2>Warren</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BLOCKQUOTE>  <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma   size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Deblancq Stijn   []<BR><B>Sent:</B> 28 April 2004   07:55<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] using 2 PC's on same GPIB   bus<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2>Hello</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2>I want to upgrade my test   equipment here with a new pc and usb-gpib convertor.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2>I still want to use the old   pc with old software used in production.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2>Can i put both pc's on the   bus at the same time or will this influence my tests?</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=404375006-28042004><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>  <DIV class=Section1>  <P><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: green">Stijn   Deblancq</SPAN></B><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black"><BR>ADVANTRA   INTERNATIONAL</SPAN></B></P>  <P><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black">Software   Engineer</SPAN></B><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black"><BR></SPAN><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings">(</SPAN><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: silver"> </SPAN><B><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black">Work Tel#: </SPAN></B><B><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: blue">+32 (0) 56-23.94.42</SPAN></B><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; COLOR: black"><BR></SPAN><B><SPAN   style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings">+</SPAN></B><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt; COLOR: black"> </SPAN><U><SPAN   style="COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">mailto: <A   href=""></A></SPAN></U><U><SPAN   style="COLOR: navy; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> </SPAN></U><U><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 7.5pt"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></P>  <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 36pt">- - - - - - - Appended by Advantra. - - - - - -   -<BR>This e-mail and any attachments may contain information which is   confidential, proprietary, privileged or otherwise protected by law. The   information is solely intended for the named addressee (or a person   responsible for delivering it to the addressee). If you are not the intended   recipient of this message, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy   or disseminate this message or any part of it. If you have received this   e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail and   delete it from your computer.</P></DIV>  <DIV> </DIV>---<BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as:<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to   "".<BR>To unsubscribe send a blank email to   "".<BR>To send messages to this mailing list,   email "". <BR>If you need help with the mailing list send a   message to "". </BLOCKQUOTE>---<BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as:<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to "".<BR>To unsubscribe send a blank email to "".<BR>To send messages to this mailing list,  email "".  <BR>If you need help with the mailing list send a message to "".</BODY></HTML>