What Hardware and Software Do I Need for GPIB Communication?

Updated May 10, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • GPIB Cable
  • GPIB Instrument Control Device
  • PCI-GPIB

Software

  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-488.2

Issue Details

I am planning to communicate with a device using GPIB. What NI hardware and software do I need to accomplish this?

 

Solution

NI provides software, hardware, and drivers to accomplish GPIB communication for both USB and PCI/PCIe form factors. You will need LabVIEW, a GPIB hardware, and the NI 488.2 driver.

The below software and hardware can be used for GPIB communication:

Software:
  • LabVIEW Base Development System
  • LabVIEW Full Development System
  • LabVIEW Professional Development System

Hardware needed for GPIB-USB: Hardware needed for PCI-GPIB
Drivers:
  • NI 488.2

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