Capturing data over the PC printer interface
Qualities such as simple connection to the PC, independence of the energy supply and low costs are desirable in data capture. The data capture card described here was developed to be used with portable computers. Since these computers rarely have extension slots, the card is connected over the printer interface. The printer is operated over a switch controlled by the computer. 8 analogue and 16 digital entrances and 8 digital exits are available. In this report functions, structure and programming of the card are described. In the PTB it is used to control radiation. Neither for the measuring and control functions, nor for the communication with the printer could any problems be observed.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: PTB-EW-8 DE (1998) 21pp.
Availability: Available from Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt, Bundesallee 100, 38116 Braunschweig (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-89701-180-8
Record Number: 199811041 / Last updated on: 1998-09-28
Original language: de
Available languages: de