[EMS Discuss] Help with identifying a cable and connection

Cord Slatton EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed May 22 06:33:15 PDT 2013


It has been hooked up to LabVIEW but the computer it did that with is gone.
I am trying to reverse engineer the connection.
On May 22, 2013 12:14 AM, "Bob Miller" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Has this device ever been connected to Labview?  If so, can anyone
> tell you how they did it?
>
> If it is a new device that you're still designing or interfacing for
> the first time, I would probably try to hook it up to an Arduino and
> connect the Arduino to a PC via USB.  That gives you a lot of
> flexibility.  There are some 40 pin IDC connectors and cables at EMS.
> You can use a shorter connector on a longer header; it just won't
> connect to the pins at the end(s).
>
> You could also use jumpers like these to connect it to an Arduino or a
> breadboard.  Oregon Electronics has them too.
>
> http://www.adafruit.com/products/826
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> > Yes, Bob you are right, very few of the pins are connected.
> >
> > No, half of the pins are not shorted together on the bottom of the board.
> >
> > The device is for running a bunch of mosfets to turn on and off
> > electro-magnets, i cannot say much more than that...
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >>
> >> I can't be sure from the photos, but it looks like not all the pins
> >> are connected.  It used to be common to have signals on all the odd
> >> pins of an IDC connector and ground all the even pins (or vice versa).
> >>  The even pins are in one row and the odd are in the other row.
> >>
> >> Your device might be like that, and intended to hook up to a PC's 25
> >> pin parallel port.
> >>
> >> Or it might be something completely different.  Tom's SCSI hypothesis
> >> is also good.  (Though I thought the terminating resistors were only
> >> used on the last device in the SCSI chain.)
> >>
> >> What is the device?  Are half of the pins shorted together on the
> >> underside of the board?
> >>
> >> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> >> > Hi All!
> >> >
> >> > I am working on a project and need help identifying a cable type and
> >> > deciding how to interface it with my computer. I have attached
> pictures
> >> > of
> >> > the cable and connection to the board.
> >> >
> >> > From counting I have determined it is 50 pin, from my googling I have
> >> > determined that I think it is an IDC cable, not exactly sure where
> that
> >> > leaves me...basically I need to be able to plug this into my computer
> >> > and
> >> > run a program called Labview that can interface with devices like the
> >> > one I
> >> > am working on...
> >> >
> >> > Thanks!
> >> >
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