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NI GPIB is the most trusted instrument control hardware for engineers and scientists. Innovative NI GPIB hardware and NI-488.2 driver technologies give you better performance and maximized reliability. With NI-VISA, feel confident that your software development will not become obsolete as your instrumentation interface hardware needs evolve in the future.
More than 30 years of design experience, a de facto industry-standard API for GPIB communication, and extensive custom R&D development contribute to NI’s outstanding track record for delivering high-quality and reliable products.
NI custom-designed GPIB application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) include superior IEEE 488.2 controller/talker/listener functionality, a Turbo488 performance-enhancing core, onboard FIFO, and DMA capability, which saves CPU time as the PC can focus on other tasks while a GPIB transfer is in progress. As the de facto industry-standard driver, NI-488.2 delivers driver architecture designed to be the most efficient at handling various calls, including data transfers, bus management calls, and error handling.
Hardware and software reliability give you the peace of mind that your system will run error free over long periods of time without interruptions. NI ensures reliability through custom ASICs, efficient designs, better environmental specifications ratings, adherence to the latest industry specifications, reliable manufacturing processes, and a hardware warranty. This reliability results in less downtime, saving you both time and money.
Configuration, troubleshooting and debugging tools, world-class technical support, a de facto industry-standard API, and the widest OS support are among the many features that give you the most productive development environment, ensuring that you can create your applications with minimal time and effort.
NI-488.2 has many unique features that increase productivity and improve driver usability that are not available with lower cost GPIB products currently on the market. These features include a common driver that gives you the ability to easily port applications from one platform to another without having to rewrite software and utilities like NI-488.2 communicator, interactive control, I/O trace, and GPIB analyzer.
Reduce software changes by having the freedom to connect to any bus in any language using NI-VISA. Because NI-VISA defines one API for instrument communication, you can preserve your software investment when you migrate to new interface buses or mixed I/O systems.