Microwave spectrometer - computer interface
University of New Brunswick
The purpose of this research project was to create an interface between a microwave spectrometer and an IEEE 488 Bus. Initially the microwave spectrometer was controlled by both an Apple II and a Macintosh LC computer, which was inconvenient. The software package LabVIEW 2 was supposed to us to integrate the present system on the Macintosh LC, but LabVIEW 2 was incompatible with the IEEE 488 Bus. Then an RS-232 interface was used to connect the TN-1505 signal analyzer to the computer's modem port, thus allowing LabVIEW 2 to control the signal analyzer, and collect and store data for future manipulation.