Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
User Rank
Re: Call it IEEE-488 or HPIB
MeasurementBlues   5/19/2014 12:39:56 PM

Agilent stopped calling it HPIB after it was split off from HP. The HPIB term died in 1999.

User Rank
Re: Call it IEEE-488 or HPIB
ChristophZ   5/19/2014 3:03:15 AM
IEEE-488 is not exactely right.

You can call it IEEE-488.1 to be precise. The IEEE-488.1 standard covers the physical and electrical interface (Where the time has come to retire it).

IEEE-488.2 standard covers the command structure, number representation, line ending etc. and is far away from being obsolete. It is the basis for commands used when you have a LXI or USB TMC measurement device (toghether with SCPI).


When you buy USB based measurement equipment, try to use USB TMC devices. As with GPIB it makes your live easier in the future (simply because it is a multivendor standard).

User Rank
Remotely display measurement data
Sanjib.A   5/18/2014 11:22:29 PM
"...The next logical step is embedding the measurement results into a web site and accessing them with a standard web browser."

Not understanding exactly how the question of survival of GPIB (IEEE-488) is dependent on this, as I have not used it in last 5-7 years but I completely agree...that remote monitoring is going to be the trend for measurement going forward and as mentioned. Also, the instruments would get more dependent on an external display rather than having an internal display.

User Rank
Call it IEEE-488 or HPIB
_hm   5/17/2014 4:36:34 PM
Why not call it IEEE-488 and if not call it original name HPIB.


NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used on the Mars on EE Times Radio. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...