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Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - John Stewart - 03-08-2013

Hello all,

I'm new at this, having just bought two (!) HP-71Bs off eBay. Now I'm wondering if there's any way I can connect these machines to (1) modern desktops, (2) electrical equipment like stepping motors etc., (3) each other! I have HP-IL interfaces, which I understand to be based on IEE-488

Thank you.

jds


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Garth Wilson - 03-08-2013

Quote:
I have HP-IL interfaces, which I understand to be based on IEE-488
Yes, it's basically a serial implementation of it. The HP82169A is the interface converter between HPIL and HPIB (or IEEE-488), and since the two are so similar, the converter has a mode where it's nearly transparent, so equipment on the IEEE-488 side looks like it's on HPIL. I've used it to connect lots of lab equipment. There's also the HP82165A HPIL-to-parallel converter, the HP81164A HPIL-to-serial (RS-232) converter (and the FSI164A near-equivalent from Firmware Spelialists that has more channels), and another smaller parallel converter whose number I can't think of right now. I'm sure someone else will tell you about the PIL box and another similar product for interfacing to PCs. (I'm not qualified.)


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Dan Grelinger - 03-08-2013

Don't forget the HP 82166A! HP-IL to Parallel Bus converter. It is like the HP165A, but smaller and has pins on the Parallel side instead of the plug.


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Garth Wilson - 03-08-2013

Thanks. That's the one I was trying to remember.


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Sylvain Cote - 03-08-2013

The combination of the PIL-Box from Jean-Fran├žois Garnier
with the HP-IL emulators of Christoph Gie├čelink
are the modern day HP-IL tools that allow you transfer files
(programs, data, etc) between the HP-41/71/75 and the PC


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - John Stewart - 03-08-2013

I wrote to Garnier about his PIL-Box but he never responded. Does anyone know if he still builds the things?

Thanks,

jds


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Sylvain Cote - 03-08-2013

The last time I exchange emails with JF was a year ago.

I need to order another PIL-Box for my testing.

I will communicate with him in three weeks to confirm the price and availability.

I will let you known of the result.

Best regards,

Sylvain


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - John Stewart - 03-08-2013

Thank you Sylvain, I appreciate it.


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Sylvain Cote - 03-10-2013

Hello John,



I have contacted Jean-Francois yesterday (march 9) and I received he's replied today (march 10).

So, may be the email you sent was lost or something happen, but if you contact him he will surely reply within a day or two.



Best regards,



Sylvain

edit: corrected typos


Edited: 10 Mar 2013, 6:10 p.m.


Re: Fresh at this but excited: questions about 71B connectivity - Michael Burr - 03-14-2013

So... can you provide any details about price and availability. I'm seriously interested in the PIL-Box too...