National Instruments GPIB-USB-B Controller for USB
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National Instruments GPIB-USB-B Controller for USB

Part Number: 188417E-01, 188417D-01

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National Instruments GPIB-USB GPIB Controller for USB

  • Full-Speed 12 Mb/s USB Signaling
  • Completely IEEE488.2 Compatible
  • Transfer Rates Greater than 880 kbytes/s
  • No GPIB Cable Required to Connect to Instruments
  • GPIB-USB-A: 650 Kbytes/s
  • GPIB-USB-B: 850 Kbytes/s
  • GPIB-USB-HS: 1.8 Mbytes/s


The National Instruments GPIB-USB transforms any computer with a USB port into a full-function IEEE 488.2 controller. It can then control up to 14 programmable GPIB instruments. Its compactness makes it ideal for portable applications using a laptop computer or other applications in which the computer has no available internal I/O slots. The GPIB-USB is a plug-and-play interface that the OS automatically recognizes and configures as soon as you physically attach it to the USB port.

The GPIB-USB is easily installed and used since there are no external DIP switches and you do not need to restart your computer for it to recognize your IEEE 488.2 interface. This controller works with Windows 2000/XP/Me/98 or Linux computers. More specifically, the GPIB-USB-A is not supported on a Linux operating system or later versions of NI-488.2.

Differences between the two models include:
- GPIB-USB-B: 850 Kbytes/s
- GPIB-USB-A: 650 Kbytes/s
- GPIB-USB-A does not work with the later versions of NI-488.2
- GPIB-USB-B only works with NI-488.2 version 2.0 and later
- GPIB-USB-A is black
- GPIB-USB-B is blue

Product Family: GPIB-USB-A, GPIB-USB A, GPIB-USB-B, GPIB-USB B, GPIB-USBB, GPIB-USBB, GPIB-USBA, GPIB-USBA, 778416-01, 779192-01, 779354-01

Important Notice: Please note that any additional items included with this equipment such as accessories, manuals, cables, calibration data, software, etc. are specifically listed in the above stock item description and/or displayed in the photos of the equipment. Please contact one of our Customer Support Specialists if you have any questions about what is included with this equipment or if you require any additional information.

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