Card trio for IEEE 488.2

IEEE 488.2 (also referred to as GPIB) is a bus standard for the connection of measurement and other peripheral devices to a computer and has transfer rates of up to 1.5 MB/s. As a result, for example, up to 15 parallel function tests, parameter tests and contact tests can be implemented during development and production. The simultaneous signal processing reduces time consumption and expenditure. The advantages of IEEE 488.2 are primarily its operationally reliable communication and error-tolerant receipt of signals.

As independent distributor Acceed offers three specialist plug-in cards from Adlink for IEEE 488.2 applications.

The IEEE card LPCI 3488A is a low-profile card which supports a 3.3V or 5V PCI bus with a data transfer rate of up to 1.5 MB/s. In addition to a FIFO memory (1 KB), it offers a blocking mode which increases the transfer performance many times over. The card can be used in all important development environments, including VB, VC, Delphi, LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI.

A PXI variant is available with the name PXI 3488 .

The IEEE card cPCI GPIB , also from Adlink, is a hot-swap-capable cPCI card: it can be exchanged during operation. A GPIB development package is supplied too and also incorporates GPIB interface drivers for Windows, Linux and Macintosh, therefore enabling use on a wide variety of operating systems. Fitting cables of different lengths are available as accessories from the same supplier.