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Bus Interconnect Gives GPIB Instruments FireWire Compatibility

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An easy way of linking computers equipped with an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port to GPIB instruments is made possible with the GPIB-1394 interface. This plug-and-play IEEE 488.2 interface for Windows 98 PCs is said to be easy to configure and use because it is hot pluggable and has no DIP switches- the self-powered interface is automatically recognized and configured by the operating system as soon as it is attached to a PC's 1394 port.GPIB-1394 interface is compatible with S400, S200 and S100 data rates and with industry-standard instrumentation software such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and ComponentWorks for Visual Basic. It implements the full range of GPIB controller functions, including those required and recommended by IEEE 488.2.

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