Communicating With GPIB Instruments Using NI CompactRIO

Updated Dec 6, 2023

Reported In


  • GPIB-ENET/1000
  • GPIB-RS232
  • cRIO-9045


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • NI-488.2

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have a GPIB device and I would like to establish communication with my cRIO 9045. How can I do this?


Since CompactRIO modules don't support the 488.2 driver, there is not a simple way to read GPIB on these devices. If you want to add a GPIB interface to your cRIO you could use a GPIB-RS232 converter with the RS232 serial port integrated in your CompactRIO system.

Additional Information

Communication between cRIO systems and GPIB devices cannot be achieved using GPIB-ENET/1000, GPIB-USB-HS or GPIB-USB-HS+ interfaces as they are not supported in LabVIEW Real-Time.