Can I Use 488.2 to Communicate Over Ethernet?

Updated Mar 16, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • GPIB Instrument Control Device

Driver

  • NI-VISA
  • NI-488.2

Issue Details

I have the NI 488.2 driver which works with my PCIe-GPIB board. But I would like to use this driver to communicate to instruments solely over Ethernet. Is this possible? 

Solution

You cannot use 488.2 to communicate over Ethernet alone. If you would like to communicate over Ethernet with this device, there are Ethernet-to-GPIB devices that can be used. Alternativley, you can use NI-VISA to connect to Ethernet Instruments

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