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USB-To-GPIB interface adapter can help control up to 14 instruments

Posted: 07 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:keithley instruments? kusb-488? usb-to-gpib interface adapter? interface adapter? usb?

Keithley Instruments announced the Model KUSB-488 USB-to-GPIB interface adapter that promises to transform any computer with a USB port into a full-function, IEEE 488.2 controller that can control up to 14 programmable GPIB instruments.

The small size and light weight KUSB-488 is suitable for portable applications using a laptop computer or applications in desktop computers where I/O slots are scarce or non-existent and where several USB ports are available. The adapter works with Windows 2000/XP/ME/98 computers with a USB port, is USB 2.0 compatible, and has an IEEE data transfer rate of 880KBps.

The device has a built-in 2m USB cable that supplies power, eliminating the need for external power sources. It is easy to install and use, as there are no external DIP switches and no need to restart the computer for the system to recognize the IEEE 488.2 interface.

The KUSB-488 is a plug-and-play interface that the operating system automatically recognizes and configures as soon as it is physically attached to the USB port on the computer. There is no need to open the computer to install a plug-in GPIB interface. Potential users include test-system engineers, system integrators, researchers and OEMs involved in instrument control, rack-and-stack test stands for production, laboratory research and portable applications.

The new product is compatible with Visual Studio and Visual Studio.NET, including Visual C#, LabVIEW, LabWindows, Microsoft Excel VBA, Delphi and TestPoint.

Electronics Express Europe

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