libgpib0-dev binary package in Ubuntu Hardy ia64
The Linux GPIB Package is a support package for GPIB (IEEE 488) hardware. The
package contains kernel driver modules, and a C user-space library with
Guile, Perl, PHP, Python and TCL bindings. The API of the C library is
intended to be compatible with National Instrument's GPIB library.
The General Purpose Instrumentation Bus (GPIB) is a short-range digital
communications cable standard connecting electronic test and measurement
devices to control devices. Developed by HP in 1970 (and then called HP-IB)
it has been standardized in 1978 by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers as the IEEE Standard Digital Interface for Programmable
Instrumentation, IEEE-488-1978 (now 488.1).
IEEE-488 allows up to 15 intelligent devices to share a single bus by
daisy-chaining, with the slowest device participating in the control and data
transfer handshakes to determine the speed of the transaction. The maximum
data rate is about one megabit per second. Paraphrasing the 1989 HP Test &
Measurement Catalog: HP-IB has a party-line structure wherein all devices on
the bus are connected in parallel. The 16 signal lines within the passive
interconnecting HP-IB cable are grouped into three clusters according to
their functions: Data Bus, Data Byte Transfer.
To use these packages you have be using a 2.6 kernel, install
that and libgpib0 as well a libgpib-bin. Documentation and headers are
contained in libgpib0-dev. Language bindings for python, perl and php are
available in separate packages as well.
This package contains headers, documentation and static libraries.
|2007-11-20 02:03:55 UTC||Published||Ubuntu Hardy ia64||release||universe||libdevel||Optional||3.2.09-2|
|2007-11-20 02:04:21 UTC||Superseded||Ubuntu Hardy ia64||release||universe||libdevel||Optional||3.2.06-3.2ubuntu1|