San Jose, Calif. - The USB-3488A, a new IEEE-488 GPIB to USB interface controller from ADLINK, provides the benefits of plug-and-play USB connection for simple direct connection of GPIB instruments to a laptop computer. It is fully IEEE 488.1 and IEEE 488.2 compatible.
The USB-3488A was developed using ADLINK's IP in FPGA development, which incorporates the GPIB controller and provides reliable GPIB bus control capability while supporting a transfer rate of greater than 1.2 MB/s.
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 new controller enables simple control of thousands of stand-alone GPIB instruments for a wide variety of measurement applications.
The USB-3488A is both compact in size (3.2 x 2.4 x 1.1") and lightweight (180 g) for greater portability. A built-in 2-meter USB cable supplies power and eliminates the need for external GPIB cables.
The device has passed vibration tests of 1 G while in operation and 2.5 G while not operating.
The USB-3488A is currently available at a list price of $399.
For more information, please visit http://www.adlinktech.com/GPIB.