HP Vectra networking (26 days OT)

From: Ken Marshall <kmar_at_lle.rochester.edu>
Date: Tue Dec 8 16:37:44 1998

At 06:56 PM 12/8/98 +0000, you wrote:
>> I also have HP-IL here, but that's used to interface a gas chromatograph
>> /mass spectrometer to a HP 9000 series workstation. I know of others here
>> that have used HP-IL for other HP systems, but I've never seen it on HP
>HP-IL is somewhat unconventional for that. HPIB (similar to GPIB or
>IEEE488) is much more common for linking up test gear, etc.

Many of HP's late 70's and 80's analytical instrumentation used HP-IL
extensively to control instruments and sampling accessories, such as
autosamplers. Indeed, the connection to the 9000 series for the GC part of
the system is to the system HP-IB bus via a 82169A HP-IL to HP-IB
interface. The mass spectrometer itself is directly connected to the HP-IB
bus. Newer HP analytical equipment generally uses only HP-IB .


>I don't know if an HP150 counts as an HP PC (HP seemed to think so in the
>manuals), but I have a card in mine with a parallel port and an HP-IL
>port on it. I also have software to make the HP-150 emulate an HP-IL disk
>drive so I can save files from my calculators.
>HP-IL is more common on HP calculators, like the HP75, HP71 and HP41 series.
Kenneth L. Marshall
Research Engineer, Optical Materials
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
University of Rochester
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Fax: (716)-275-5960
Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 16:37:44 GMT

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