Electronic Design

Test & Measurement: IEEE-488 Controllers Eye USB And PCMCIA Applications

Two high-performance IEEE-488 (GPIB) controllers for USB-488 PCMCIA applications can be used with any Windows laptop or notebook computer with a PCMCIA or USB interface. The PCMCIA-488 is a low-cost, high-performance controller, while the USB-488 is a compact, full-function IEEE-488.2 controller. Both are plug-and-play compatible and can control up to 14 programmable IEEE-488, GPIB, and HP-IB instruments. Updated drivers ship with all controllers at no extra cost, and they work with TestPoint, LabView, LabView/CVI, and VEE environments. The PCMCIA unit costs $595, and the USB unit costs $495.

Capital Equipment Corp. (CEC)
(800) 234-4232

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