I have an old dinosaur of a computer on which I am running
SuperLab v1.05 with SuperLab CIO-DIO24 Support Pack. The
computer has an old CIO-DIO24 board which is used to get triggers
from an external device.
The system has worked fine for years, but I wish to replace the
hardware before either the computer or the card fails. In the
immediate future, I need to be able to rerun the some of my old
experiments. Thus for now, I would prefer not to upgrade from
v1.05 unless the upgrade was fully backwards compatible with
the old experiment files.
My options seem to be:
- Find several old, working computers as backups.
- Buy a new computer (or just motherboard) with an ISA slot.
- Switch to a PCI or USB card in a newer computer I have lying around.
The third option is most attractive at the moment. Measurement
Computing claims that the PCI-DIO24 is “software compatible”
with the CIO-DIO24.
Is it possible to use a different card type with v1.05 or a functionally
equivalent upgrade of SuperLab? Would I need a new driver or