Basic GPIB Concept

GPIB or IEEE 488 bus is very flexible system. GPIB allow data to travel between any of the instruments on the bus at the speed right for the active instrument. Up to 15 instruments can be connected together on GPIB with maximum bus length of 20 m. If there are two neighbouring/adjacent instruments on the […]

Advantages & disadvantages of GPIB

Advantages & Disadvantages of GPIB

Every technology has it own advantages and disadvantages. Same as GPIB has its own advantages and disadvantages. User must have to consider before it use. GPIB capability is built-in on most of bench instruments but when required to use the facility to build a system, it is essential to consider all advantages and disadvantages before […]

GPIB Tutorial 1

GPIB / IEEE 488 Tutorial

Here is an overview about the basics of GPIB. GPIB is short form of “General Purpose Interface Bus” or also called as IEEE 488 bus. GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) or IEEE 488 bus is one of the most popular and multipurpose interface standards. In these tutorials you can find following details: How GPIB operates? […]

GPIB Tutorial 1

What Is GPIB Origins?

In the beginning GPIB was named as HP-IB. This name came from the words: “Hewlett Packard Interface Bus”. Because it was firstly introduced by HP for controlling the test equipment (laterly HP became a separate company with name as ‘Agilent’). When it was firstly introduced it has gained a specific number. GPIB has been adopted […]