Measurement Computing Offers USB-based GPIB Interface for $399

6/11/2004 - Measurement Computing Corporation announced the release of an important new member of its IEEE-488/GPIB interface family. The USB-GPIB Controller Module converts any PC with a USB interface into a full-function, IEEE 488.2 Bus Controller. Based on the company’s powerful CB7210 chip, the unit performs all of the basic IEEE-488.1 functions such as talker, listener and system controller. Its IEEE-488.2 controller routines make it fully compliant with the IEEE 488.2 specification. The 488-USB module is a Plug & Play USB peripheral that is supported under Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating systems.

The USB-GPIB Controller is a small module that plugs onto any open GPIB connector. The open GPIB connector can be the open end of a cable stack or on the back of an instrument. Finger size jackscrews secure and hold the 488-USB module in any position. Three LEDs provide visual status and diagnostic help and greatly simplify system installation and testing.

The USB-GPIB includes Measurement Computing’s GPIB driver and supports programs that run on Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP operating systems. The 488.2 Driver includes National Instruments' style 488.1 'ib' and 488.2 command sets. The driver provides support for Visual Basic and C/C++ language programs and is compatible with National Instruments' VISA and LabVIEW. The USB-GPIB is also supported by MathWorks MatLab.

Measurement Computing Corporation is a market leader in the design and manufacture of computer-based test and measurement hardware and software. These products include a wide variety of analog and digital I/O, and GPIB interfaces for USB, PCI, ISA, cPCI, PCMCIA, PC/104 buses and RS-232/485 serial interfaces. The privately owned company, founded in 1989, has more than 70 employees and markets its products worldwide through direct sales, a distribution network, and the worldwide web. Visit for more information.

USB-GPIB: $399 (Deliver from stock)

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