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3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby PeterF » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Hi,
Just to bring everything up to date, if you are running version R5.21.0 (or later) of PicoLog or PicoScope5, then most plug-in, PCI, PCI-Express & PCMCIA (Cardbus) parallel adapter cards will now work with our parallel port products. When using an adapter card with a laptop, the card has to be inserted in the laptop slot before boot in order to be recognised by our software.
If R5.21.0 is installed, then the ADC-212 scope can also be used running under PicoScope6 (automotive only) with an adapter card.
At present, it is still the situation that no USB to Parallel adapter will work with our parallel port devices. None of our parallel port devices will work at all, even with adapter, on 64 bit operating systems.
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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby Andy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:19 pm

With a Startech Expresscard to Parallel interface and Picoscope 6 it's not possible to get an ADC-200 working with Windows 7 64-bit, right? :cry:

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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby PeterF » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:28 am

Hi,
An ADC-200 will not work with PicoScope6 at all, nor with an 64 bit operating system. You will need PicoScope5, a 32 bit system and a 3rd party parallel adapter card.
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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby Nikki » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:51 pm

I use a Sony Vaio Z11 running Windows 7 64 bits. So I decided to also add Windows 7 32 bits for a dual boot system solely to run ADC-212/50. The Startech Expresscard Parallel interface works nicely.

Can you tell me which USB oscilloscope is the ADC-212/50 equivalent?
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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby ziko » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:50 am

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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby davidrossy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:47 pm

I can't get my ADC200 to be recognised, With Express Card plugged in it appears in Device Manager as USB Printing Support (is that OK?) No change whether ADC200 plugged in or not and PIco Scope says ADC200 not connected.
I've tried re-starting with express card plugged in, with and without ADC200.

The ADC200 works fine on an old laptop with parallel port.

The express card is Chinese by ST Lab from Maplin compliant with Express card spec 1.0

Grateful for any help

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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby Hitesh » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:22 am

Hi David,

Unfortunately, a card which provides USB printing support only will not work. One way of checking this is that the correct type of adapter card requires a driver provided by the manufacturer whereas the wrong type does not and installs using a generic Windows driver.

We suggest the following for laptops with an Express card slot:-
http://www.delock.com/produkte/gruppen/Express-Card/Delock_Express_Card_to_1x_parallel_66220.html

http://uk.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Parallel/1-Port-PCI-Express-Base-Parallel-ExpressCard~EC1PECPS

It might be worth contacting the manufacturer to confirm full parallel port support rather than just USB printing support.

I hope this helps.
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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby rutherfordpaul » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:02 am

If you "only" have a PCMCIA slot you may find the following exchange between StarTech and myself useful ..

Pico (the makers of Picoscope) recommend your EC1PECPS 1 Port ExpressCard Laptop Parallel Adapter Card - SPP/EPP/ECP as THE solution to interface with their parallel ported 'scopes.

Unfortunately my Dell laptop has a PCMCIA slot.

I could buy a Express to PCMCIA adapter as one possible solution to this interfacing problem but I am uncomfortable introducing an extra device which may make your express card disfunctional.

A possible alternative might be to use your CB1PECP 1 Port CardBus PCMCIA[/color] Parallel Laptop Adapter Card.

Which approach do you recommend (1) Express + adapter (2) PCMCIA without adapter?

... to which they replied ...

Thank you for your inquiry!

Our PCMCIA to Expresscard adapter will only work with USB based expresscards, which the EC1PECPS isn't (it's PCIe x1 based).

Therefore, your best option would be to go with the CB1PECP.

Concluding - I have decided not to take this approach (which saves the cost of the adapter) and additionally to sell the Dell + ADC ........ and put the money towards a new (USB!) Picoscope.
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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby ziko » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:28 am

Thank you for your post we also have tested a PCMCIA one from Delock:

http://www.delock.de/produkte/F_360_Ser ... ale/1.html

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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby trezel » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:11 am

Hi,

Will picoscope 5 work with Lindy 51325 pci/parallel adapter card ?
(http://www.lindy.fr/Carte-PCI-1-port-pa ... 3&pi=51325)

For more info : Asus P5Q motherboard, win7 32bits
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Re: 3rd party parallel adapter cards

Postby Hitesh » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:57 pm

Hi trezel,

I've answered a similar post from yourself on http://www.picotech.com/support/topic14457.html#p42445

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