GPIB-USB-HS and GPIB-USB-HS+ Differences

Updated Feb 7, 2019

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What are the differences between the GPIB-USB-HS (left image) and the GPIB-USB-HS+ (right image)?



The differences between the GPIB-USB-HS and the GPIB-USB-HS+ are listed in the table below: 
Onboard GPIB AnalyzerNoYes
3-Wire PerformanceUp to 1830 KB/sUp to 1830 KB/s
HS488 PerformanceUp to 7230 KB/sUp to 7920 KB/s
USB SignalingHigh Speed USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/sHigh Speed USB 2.0 up to 480 Mb/s
DriversNI-488.2 2.4 or aboveNI-488.2 14.0 or above
Power RequirementsBus Powered, maximum 500 mABus Powered, maximum 200 mA
Dimensions (in)3.4 x 2.6 x 1.03.2 x 2.4 x 0.8
Dimensions (cm)8.5 x 6.6 x 2.58.0 x 6.1 x 2.0

Additional Information

The GPIB-USB-HS is considered mature. NI recommends customers migrate to the GPIB-USB-HS+ to take advantage of newer technologies, lower prices, and longer-term availability.

The GPIB-USB-HS+ is considered a drop-in replacement for the GPIB-USB-HS, provided that a supported version of the NI-488.2 driver is installed. Support for the GPIB-USB-HS+ requires NI-488.2 14.0 or later on most operating systems. Please see the Readme file for your driver version to verify whether the driver version and operating system support the use of the GPIB-USB-HS+. Download the most recent version of the NI-488.2 driver here: NI Drivers Downloads


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