Firewire (IEEE1394) -> VXI

Firewire (IEEE1394) -> VXI

Post by Stephen Gibso » Fri, 27 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Hi, this question is not Linux hardware specific, but perhaps this group
could help.

We have recently purchased a HP E8491A firewire to VXI controller,
which links a PC via firewire (IEEE1394) to a VXI crate.

   PC                                      VXI rack
+------+                  
+---------------------------------------------+
|Linux | --- IEEE1394 ----> |HP E8491A ---> Tek
TVS621                    |
+------+                    |          ---> Device
2                      |
                            |                
:                           |
                            |          ---> Device
n                      |

+---------------------------------------------+

We would like to control the VXI rack with the PC running Linux
(currently RedHat 6.0, kernel 2.2.11).
The Linux firewire interface works fine (thanks Emanuel Pirker +
others).

However, we donot know the HP protocols for controlling the
VXI rack, eg. selecting devices within the rack.

The software supplied with the HP device runs only under win95/NT.
It uses a standard interface control library (SICL), with commands
like:

       dev_controller  = iopen ("vxi");
       dev_1           = iopen ("vxi",24);

other commands are then device specific eg.
       iprint (dev_2,"RESET\n");

Does anyone have any ideas as to what character strings need to be
sent down the firewire cable to cause the HP controller to select
a device in the VXI rack?

Thanks for any help,

Steve.

---
Stephen T. Gibson              |
UV Physics Unit                |

   Sciences and Engineering    | URL   :
http://rsphysse.anu.edu.au/AMPL/uvphys
Australian National University | Phone : +61 2 6249 2296
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia   | FAX   : +61 2 6249 0390

 
 
 

1. firewire -> VXI

Hi, this question is not Linux development specific, but perhaps this
group
could help.

We have recently purchased a HP E8491A firewire to VXI controller,
which links a PC via firewire (IEEE1394) to a VXI crate.

   PC                                      VXI rack
+------+                  
+---------------------------------------------+
|Linux | --- IEEE1394 ----> |HP E8491A ---> Tek
TVS621                    |
+------+                    |          ---> Device
2                      |
                            |                
:                           |
                            |          ---> Device
n                      |

+---------------------------------------------+

We would like to control the VXI rack with the PC running Linux
(currently RedHat 6.0, kernel 2.2.11).
The Linux firewire interface works fine (thanks Emanuel Pirker +
others).

However, we donot know the HP protocols for controlling the
VXI rack, eg. selecting devices within the rack.

The software supplied with the HP device runs only under win95/NT.
It uses a standard interface control library (SICL), with commands
like:

       dev_controller  = iopen ("vxi");
       dev_1           = iopen ("vxi",24);

other commands are then device specific eg.
       iprint (dev_2,"RESET\n");

Does anyone have any ideas as to what character strings need to be
sent down the firewire cable to cause the HP controller to select
a device in the VXI rack?

Thanks for any help,

Steve.

--
Stephen T. Gibson              |
UV Physics Unit                |

   Sciences and Engineering    | URL   :
http://rsphysse.anu.edu.au/AMPL/uvphys
Australian National University | Phone : +61 2 6249 2296
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia   | FAX   : +61 2 6249 0390

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