NI-488.2 The De Facto Industry Standard for GPIB Communication

Starting at $ 129 (view pricing options)
  • Development license supports Windows, Solaris, Linux, Mac Classic, HP-UX, and Unix
  • Optimized for OS and computing platform
  • Software monitor utility for troubleshooting
  • Complete IEEE 488.2 controller software for better system configurability
  • Interactive control utility for easy development
  • Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese
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The NI-488.2 software architecture for developing GPIB applications has been the industry standard since 1984. Available on all popular OSs, NI-488.2 combines a driver built to optimize the performance of your application with the development tools designed to get your applications up and running fast. NI-488.2 increases your productivity with tools designed to minimize your test time, such as the NI-488.2 Hardware Installation Utility and Troubleshooting Wizard, GPIB Interactive Control utility, GPIB Analyzer software, and online help. Most of NI’s GPIB hardware includes an NI-488.2 license for Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux; if you have already purchased a license, you can download it at You can purchase additional licenses or a license with different OS support using this page.

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Part Number Description Est Ship  US Dollars Qty
NI-488.2 Software
777175-01NI-488.2 for Windows NT/Me/9x5 - 10$ 129.00
777175-02NI-488.2 and Analyzer Software for Windows NT/Me/9x5 - 10$ 129.00
778599-01NI-488.2 for Windows 7/VISTA/XP/20005 - 10$ 129.00
778027-01NI-488.2 for Solaris (SPARC)5 - 10$ 769.00
781748-01NI-488.2 for Solaris X86Call$ 769.00

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