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Adlink rolls its first PCI-bus GPIB interface controller card

Posted: 12 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:adlink technology? pci-bus gpib interface controller card? controller card? pci-3488?

Adlink Technology Inc. announced its first PCI-bus GPIB interface controller cardthe PCI-3488 for only $299. The PCI-3488 provides an interface between GPIB instruments and PCI-equipped systems that is compliant with IEEE488.1 and IEEE488.2 standards. According to the company, it has been hardware and software verified with a large range of products and their applications. This new product supports popular application development environments such as VB, VC, Delphi, LabVIEW and TestExec, and features "drop-in" compatibility with customers' existing test and measurement applications.

The PCI-3488 is 32bit, 33MHz PCI bus compatible. Its PCI interface supports both 3.3V and 5V PCI environments to make it suitable for most desktop computers and industrial PCs. In addition, the card's 1KB on-board FIFO and high-speed bus control state machine implemented by CPLD gives a maximum 1.5MBps data transfer rate to satisfy the high volume data transfer requirements between instruments and computers. Adlink added that the PCI-3488 represents its innovated technologies in PCI adapter hardware design.

The PCI-3488 supports Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, and its driver library is compatible with NI-488.2 command sets. Programs written with NI-488.2 commands such as ibdev, ibrd and ibwrt are compatible with the PCI-3488 without recompilation. For VISA library users, the PCI-3488 supports the Agilent I/O Library and NI VISA as well as most existing instrument drivers.

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