The venerable instrument bus keeps going, no matter who wants to kill it.
On April 3, I wrote about how GPIB refuses to die after declaring it on the decline 20 years prior. In response, EE Times contributor Tom Burke ranted about how he wanted GPIB to die. I'm sorry to disappoint you Tom, but GPIB isn't going away any time soon.
The following article by Christoph Hammerschmidt originally appeared in EE Times Europe. (See last paragraph.) It explains that GPIB's death has been rumored for some 20 years, perhaps starting with me. But GPIB is still going and going.
This ad from Capital Equipment Corp. appeared in the October 1992 issue of Test & Measurement World. CEC was later acquired by National Instruments.
Tech trends in the lab: Apps displace buttons, GPIB lives on
Technological change does not spare laboratory measurement equipment. Increasingly, touch screens replace conventional buttons; context-sensitive user guidance makes voluminous manuals redundant, says Peter Bachmayr, Technical Marketing Manager EMEA at Tektronix EMEA.
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