Communicating With GPIB Instruments Using NI CompactRIO

Updated Dec 2, 2020

Reported In

Hardware

  • GPIB-ENET/1000
  • GPIB-USB-HS+
  • GPIB-USB-HS
  • GPIB-RS232
  • cRIO-9045

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Driver

  • 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?
 

Solution

Since cRIOs 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 cRIO system.
 

Additional Information

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