Keithley Introduces Low-Cost, Full-Featured USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter
Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, has introduced the Model KUSB-488B USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter. The Model KUSB-488B, which complements Keithley's precision measurement instruments, is priced less than competitive versions, helping test engineers and researchers lower their cost of test, measurement, and ownership. To minimize the cost associated with switching to a new adapter, the Model KUSB-488B's driver library is fully command-compatible with Keithley's traditional GPIB command set and National Instruments™ (NITM) command set, making it plug-and-play compatible with existing applications. The driver library is also compatible with Keithley's PCI-based Model KPCI-488LPA GPIB interface, making it easy to switch from either a PCI or USB approach to GPIB control, protecting users' software investment and lowering their overall cost of test.
The KUSB-488B provides complete support for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. The KUSB-488B also supports industry-standard VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) libraries to ensure compatibility with applications using VISA. For OEMs, a utility is included to install the driver software silently, bypassing the normal installation so that the driver can be installed with the OEM's software. The interface ships with 32-bit dynamic link libraries for Application Development Environments (ADEs) running under Windows XP/2000/Vista and drivers for the most current programming languages, including Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual Studio .NET, Borland Delphi, LabVIEW Version 7.0 and up (VISA and IEEE-488.2), and LabWindows™/CVI Version 7.0 and up (VISA and IEEE-488.2). A diagnostic/interactive tool is included for quick verification of communication between the interface and a GPIB-capable instrument, such as Keithley's digital multimeters (DMMs), SourceMeter® instruments, switch mainframes and cards, low level measurement systems, and a wide variety of other specialized test solutions.
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