Setting up NI GPIB-USB-HS under Linux

26 Jul

Mostly stolen from: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~osc22/tutorials/gpib_usb_linux.html

Note unlike the ni_usb_b, this is the ni_usb_hs so no firmware has to be loaded at boot, thus gpib_config can be called directly.

Get latest source code
http://linux-gpib.sourceforge.net/

Typical build in /usr/local/src with
./configure
make
sudo make install

Edit configuration
sudo vi /etc/gpib.conf

board_type = "ni_usb_b"
name = "gpib0"

Add udev rules
sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/99-linux_gpib_ni_usb.rules

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="3923", ATTR{idProduct}=="709b", MODE="660", GROUP="username", SYMLINK+="usb_gpib"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{idVendor}=="3923", ATTR{idProduct}=="709b", RUN+="/usr/local/sbin/gpib_config"
KERNEL=="gpib[0-9]*", ACTION=="add", MODE="660", GROUP="username"

sudo udevadm control –reload-rules

Note udev will not run the gpib_config at boot, so add it in rc.local
sudo vi /etc/rc.d/rc.local

#!/bin/sh
/usr/local/sbin/gpib_config
exit 0

sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.local
sudo systemctl enable rc-local.service
systemctl status rc-local.service

Tests
Now plug in the adapter and run ibtest
Reboot and run ibtest

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