This instrument includes a true differential digital multimeter, a counter/timer, a function generator for sourcing DC, sine and square waves, and digital I/O bits for logic sourcing, sensing and controlling external hardware and relays along with standard GPIB
(IEEE-488) and USB 2.
Lines 1 and 2 define two new instruments: a Lakeshore 340 temperature controller connected via GPIB
at address 4, and an Agilent 4155 semiconductor parameter analyzer with GPIB
National Instruments has introduced two new GPIB
products - the GPIB
controller and the PCI-8212 combination GPIB
and Ethernet interface for PCI - for engineers and scientists who want to use GPIB
and Ethernet in the same test and measurement system.
Engineers can use the GPIB
-ENET/1000 to share a single GPIB
system among many networked users or to control several test systems from a single networked host computer.
Hybrid systems combine test and measurement components from modular instrumentation platforms such as PXI and VXI and stand-alone instruments that connect externally across GPIB
, USB and LAN.
System features such as external triggering, a built-in reading buffer, and an optional GPIB
interface enhance ease of use.
Sylvain Davaine of France took third place with the GPIB
Screen Saver that serves as a USB stick-based screenshot capture tool with a direct connection for all GPIB
instruments, including lab equipment, to greatly simplify reporting.
It offers access to the LabVIEW interactive graphical user interface and also provides access to measurement platforms including PXI and VXI, and advanced communication protocols such as CAN, TCP/IP and GPIB
for communication with stand-alone instruments.
increased connectivity: first LXI compliant counters (LXI/Ethernet, USB, plus optional GPIB
5 computer sets consisting of the central unit 1, a monitor 2 and GPIB
interface cards with
Presently, LXI Class C, aimed at replacing GPIB
, dominates the market, however, LXI Class A and Class B are entering the market and are expected to fully emerge over the next 3 years," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Jessy Cavazos.
Even when using the GPIB
communications mode, the Model 707B can improve throughput by as much as 40% without changing any code.