The USB-3488A, from ADLINK Technology, is a cost-effective IEEE-488 GPIB to USB interface controller. The USB-3488A is fully IEEE 488.1 and IEEE 488.2 compatible and provides the benefits of “plug-and-play” USB connection for simple direct connection of GPIB instruments to a laptop computer. The USB-3488A is compact (3.2 x 2.4 x 1.1″) and light (180 g). A built-in 2-meter USB cable supplies power and eliminates the need for external GPIB cables. The USB-3488A has also passed vibration tests of 1 G while in operation and 2.5 G while not operating. The USB-3488A is available now. The list price is $399.
- Simple GPIB connectivity for laptop computers
- Plug and Play interface; No GPIB cable required
- APIs compatible with the NI-488.2 driver software
- Fully compatible with IEEE 488.1 and 488.2
- Fully compatible with industry-standard VISA libraries
- USB 2.0 compatible
- Maximum GPIB transfer rates of more than 1.2 MB/s
- No external power required
The USB-3488A is also fully compatible with NI-488.2 software and supports industry-standard VISA I/O libraries software so that existing GPIB applications can be used without modification. The USB-3488A enables simple control thousands of stand-alone GPIB instruments for a wide variety of measurement applications.
The USB-3488A GPIB interface provides a direct connection between the USB port on a desktop or laptop computer to GPIB instrumention. With the USB-3488A GPIB interface and its USB Plug and Play feature, GPIB instruments can be connected and disconnected without having to shut down the computer. The included USB cable that is USB 2.0 compliant.
More information: ADLINK Technology