I wonder if someone has experience or any idea on communicating Ignition with old test equipment using GPIB (IEEE488) communication protocol. I am trying to connect to an Agilent 4278A capacitance meter.
I did some research and found that a GPIB-USB converter or PCI card for PC can be used, combined with driver software (provided by Keysight or National Instruments), but they support only windows technology programming languages (VB6, .NET, C, and so on).
I am not sure if any available serial communication module for the Ignition platform can be used. If not, I am considering a VB6 application just to get data from the meter and store it on a SQL Database, but I prefer using only Ignition. Is there a direct approach possible?.
Thank you for your suggestions.