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Cards Mate GPIB Products To Ethernet

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Engineers and scientists who want to use Ethernet and GPIB in the same test and measurement system now have two more options. The HS488 compliant products, GPIB-ENET/100 Ethernet-to-GPIB controller and the PCI-8212 combination GPIB and Ethernet interface for PCI, each offer interfaces for connecting, sharing, or controlling GPIB instruments on Ethernet networks. With the GPIB-ENET/100, users can easily access remote test equipment from anywhere in the world via TCP/IP protocols on 10BaseT and 100BaseT networks. The PCI-8212 interface combines a GPIB controller chip and a standard Ethernet controller chip, developed by Intel, in a single PCI board. The GPIB controller chip is capable of transfer rates up to 8 Mbytes/s. Both of these products are shipped with NI-488.2 and NI-VISA application program interface (API) software for Windows 2000/NT/9x and can run unmodified software programs previously written with these APIs. The GPIB-ENET/100 GPIB Ethernet controller is available now for $995. The PCI-8212 combo card is also available now for $595.

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