Amiga GPIB/IEEE-488 card?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Wed Aug 28 11:17:00 2002

--- John Foust <> wrote:
> At 12:40 PM 8/26/2002 -0400, Jeff Hellige wrote:
> > There's an Amiga 3000 on eBay that purports to have a Zorro-II
> GPIB interface. This is the first time I've heard of one of these. Does
> anyone have one? What was it used for?
> As I recalled, and as a quick Google confirmed, ASDG made
> one for a while:
> As for what it was used for - who knows. I don't remember
> a particular application.

The nature of GPIB suggests that there _was_ no particular application.
Typically (in the instrument world) have a data collection/logger
package and you use GPIB to get data into your application, or, very
commonly, especially 10+ years ago, you rolled your own.

I don't think anyone ever shipped a GPIB interface that did not
come with programming support for BASIC or whatever was the
predominant end-user language on the system. Not all users of
GPIB interfaces and instruments also purchased out-of-the-box

Given the modern Windoze era we are in, I'm certain that there _are_
ready-to-use data logger/analyzer software packages available from
the vendors of said GPIB interfaces, but I personally have had no
experience with them, only home-grown apps.


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