Universal Library For Measurement Computings PCI-DAS6036

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Eric Faulring

Universal Library For Measurement Computings PCI-DAS6036

Post by Eric Faulring » Sun Mar 02, 2003 11:08 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to get a PCI-DAS6036 Measurement Computing daq board up and
running with QNX6.

Anybody done this before with MC's "Universal Library"?

Better yet - has anyone developed drivers from scratch for it?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

P.S. National Instrument's DDK (Driver Developement Kit) was a piece of
cake to get up and running for a NI-6034e daq board. Was hoping there is
something similarly easy for Measurement Computing's 6000 series boards

Phil Olynyk

Re: Universal Library For Measurement Computings PCI-DAS6036

Post by Phil Olynyk » Mon Mar 03, 2003 4:38 pm

Hi Eric -
Every now and then I get brochures from MC telling me that
"The Only Difference is the Price!" - and maybe the Vendor ID ---
I've never had occasion to use either companies' boards, or the DDK you
mentioned, so I can't say for sure, but (if the ad is not lying)
shouldn't the old adage be true:

What's src for the goose is src for the gander. ???

No, seriously, might it be possible to adapt the NI DDK results from
the 6034
to the 6036? I know I should check and see how a 6034 is different from
a 6036,
but I could never resist a bad pun.
Did you use the National Instruments DDK to produce drivers for QNX 4
or 6? I
had always thought they were a Windows only company. I'd be happy to
hear different,
or to hear more about the MCC software.

Phil Olynyk
OBT Software Corp.

Eric Faulring wrote:
Hi all,

I'm trying to get a PCI-DAS6036 Measurement Computing daq board up and
running with QNX6.

Anybody done this before with MC's "Universal Library"?

Better yet - has anyone developed drivers from scratch for it?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

P.S. National Instrument's DDK (Driver Developement Kit) was a piece of
cake to get up and running for a NI-6034e daq board. Was hoping there is
something similarly easy for Measurement Computing's 6000 series boards

Eric Faulring

Re: Universal Library For Measurement Computings PCI-DAS6036

Post by Eric Faulring » Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:46 pm

The National Instruments and MC boards have completely different registry
maps and chips that are communicating with the PCI bus for that matter, so I
don't think one universal library is going to work for the other.

In fact, when you query the computer for the PCI base addresses of the
boards, the NI comes up with two spaces and the MC comes up with four
spaces.

As far as the NI DDK, it has a few large library files specific to the
e-series boards and their DAQ-STC chip that the PCI bus talks with. There
is only one small file that is operating system dependent. This file is
used to set up some pointers to the memory spaces, and the rest of the DDK
communicates through memory operations with those pointers. I did this with
QNX 6.

Eric


"Phil Olynyk" <pholynyk@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:3E638510.7B16FA50@rogers.com...
Hi Eric -
Every now and then I get brochures from MC telling me that
"The Only Difference is the Price!" - and maybe the Vendor ID ---
I've never had occasion to use either companies' boards, or the DDK you
mentioned, so I can't say for sure, but (if the ad is not lying)
shouldn't the old adage be true:

What's src for the goose is src for the gander. ???

No, seriously, might it be possible to adapt the NI DDK results from
the 6034
to the 6036? I know I should check and see how a 6034 is different from
a 6036,
but I could never resist a bad pun.
Did you use the National Instruments DDK to produce drivers for QNX 4
or 6? I
had always thought they were a Windows only company. I'd be happy to
hear different,
or to hear more about the MCC software.

Phil Olynyk
OBT Software Corp.

Eric Faulring wrote:

Hi all,

I'm trying to get a PCI-DAS6036 Measurement Computing daq board up and
running with QNX6.

Anybody done this before with MC's "Universal Library"?

Better yet - has anyone developed drivers from scratch for it?

Thanks in advance,

Eric

P.S. National Instrument's DDK (Driver Developement Kit) was a piece of
cake to get up and running for a NI-6034e daq board. Was hoping there
is
something similarly easy for Measurement Computing's 6000 series boards

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