So I am pretty much a GPIB noob... sorry if I ask something totally obvious.
Would I be able to control my GPIB / HPIB equipped tools with this board? Such as a HP 3478 bench meter, Fluke 8842 bench meter, HP 6632A power supply (to name the ones most commonly used around here).
Would it work from a Mac? Guess it should, as long as a terminal program capable of fast serial is used, right?
Been watching this thread for a while - and am curious about current status. I whipped together a Superprobe on perfboard last week, but could really use a part ninja for those unknown, scavenged SMD-components... and as DP seems to be out of PartNinja boards (are there any new ones coming?) the Donatello could be an interesting option.
Awesome! I only want to monitor traffic from the device to the PC so that's cool.
An additional thought: The application level protocol used by the device require certain handshaking between the device and the PC (ACKs etc), meaning that the PC and the device must be connected. What I really need to do is to attach the Bus Pirate RX input to the TX output on the device, while the TX of the device is also connected to the PC.. Hopefully the device will be able to drive both the serial link to the PC and the Bus Pirate RX input.
Or does anyone have info on that the above won't work? I'd like to know there is a fair chance of this working before buying a BP..
I am having trouble with a python application running on a PC, it seems incoming characters are lost when received from the virtual serial port.
The setup is as follows:
PC <---USB---> <---USB-to-RS232-converter---> <---RS232-level-shifter---> RF transceiver with serial interface
The use case is: 1. Press "send" on a RF remote control 2. The transceiver receives and decodes the signal, sends information according to a slightly complex protocol (over standard RS232) to the PC. 3. Somewhere along the line characters are lost - most likely this happens in the PC application or buffers.
I'd like to sniff the serial data coming out of the RF transceiver - can this be done with the Bus Pirate? From reading the docs my understanding is that this is possible - correct?