GP-IB (General Purpose Interface Bus) is a communication standard complying with IEEE 488.1 and used for variety of devices from computers to measuring equipment.
The module can be implemented into devices having an GP-IB interface utilizing its features and functions.
Up to 14 GP-IB-supporting devices can be connected when using the module as a controller. Features such as data exchange, reading the operating status, initialization of device dedicated functions, and startup from the programmable controller are supported. In addition, when used as a device, data send and receive requests from the GP-IB controller are supported, together with control by interface messages.
|Transmission method||8 bits parallel transmission|
|Interface||IEEE 488.1 compliant|
|Network topology||Star topology, daisy chain topology|
|Cable length||2 m or less per interface module (overall cable distance 20 m)
Max. 4 m when used for one to one connection
|Max. number of connectable devices||15 (includes GP-IB interface module)|
|Max. number of data that can be sent/received (byte)||32360 (send)
|Max. data transfer speed (per second)*1||100K bytes (when one device is connected to one GP-IB interface module)|