At 21:16 -0500 12/18/07, Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:
>I'm currently setting up some new GPIB-enabled instruments in my lab. Ideally, I'd like to hook them to some iMacs (i.e., I can't use any PCI-like card). I'm aware of USB and Ethernet adaptors for GPIB interfaces. But many of these seem to only have Windows drivers -- and I'd rather not use Parallels, VMWare, or Boot Camp.
>So here's my question. What's the current state of drivers/support for National Instruments GPIB interfaces on Mac. Are they Leopard compatible? I'm not necessarily tied to National Instruments and LabView, so if there's other solutions, I'd like to hear some suggestions.
AFAIK, and at the moment, the National Instruments ENET-GPIB (ethernet to GPIB) converter is the only driver supported system to do GPIB. There are serial to GPIB converters that can be used with a USB serial port and the serial port drivers. The NI drivers also support the PCI and PCIe gpib devices but this doesn't do much good for an iMac.
Email your NI representative and ask why the USB-GPIB or the 1394-GPIB devices do not have an OS X driver. NI is becoming more receptive to this.
Dr. Scott Hannahs, Director of DC Facilities & Instrumentation
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University
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