- Control USB, GPIB, and serial instruments from the USB port of your PC
- Easy to use with plug-and-play installation
- Hi-Speed USB-to-GPIB converter
- RS232 and RS485 USB-to-serial converters
- NI-VISA software for communication with USB instruments
National Instruments offers an extensive assortment of USB instrument control tools to save you time and money throughout the life of your instrument control system. These tools include educational information to help you make the right instrument control bus choices and a complete array of USB instrument control products, from GPIB and serial bus converters to I/O software for communicating with native USB instruments. With the GPIB-USB-HS USB-to-GPIB converter, you can communicate with your existing GPIB instruments while taking advantage of the latest Hi-Speed USB PC bus technology. This converter is software-transparent, so you can reuse your existing NI-488.2 applications.
NI also offers USB-to-serial converters to help you communicate with your existing RS232 and RS485 instruments through your USB port. These converters install one, two, or four serial ports natively on your PC, so you can reuse your existing applications.
You can use NI-VISA I/O software to communicate with newer instruments that offer built-in USB ports. NI-VISA provides a bus-independent software architecture, so you can use a common API to communicate with instruments through GPIB, USB, Ethernet/LAN, PCI/PXI, and VXI.