Prologix USB to GPIB Controller

Sewell Part # SW-8937

$153.95

4.8 (6 reviews)

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Overview

Quickly and easily add GPIB capabilities on your PC or notebook using an available USB port (USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible) with this robust USB to GPIB Controller.

Specialized automated industrial and commercial equipment use the GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) to communicate and to be controlled by a host computer. One popular use for a GPIB to USB controller is when you want an oscillator to be able to control and print off a USB printer. Use your modern USB connection to control your GPIB machines with this cost effective adapter.

Since GPIB operates at 8 mbps, USB is a viable way to control GPIB devices because it maxes out at 480 mbps.

Quick and easy setup of the USB to GPIB Controller allows you to be up and running in no time.

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Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • GPIB-USB

Brand

  • Prologix

Features

  • Drivers for Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ Win7, Mac OS-8/9/X, Linux
  • Support for multiple devices
  • Driver provides virtual serial port to send and receive data
  • Powered by USB; no power supply needed
  • No GPIB cable needed; controller plugs on to instrument
  • All software configuration. No DIP switches
  • USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
  • Standard USB (B) and IEEE 488 (Male) connectors

Drivers


Note

  • Not compatible with Instron Series IX

Reviews

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Works Great

Anonymous - 7/22/2008 3:54:57 PM

12 found this review helpful


Pros: Pros: (1) The Prologix interface is working great on my HP8562A analyzer, connected to my Windows Vista PC. (2) It was quick to set up and pretty much no-maintenance after that. (3) The Prologix interface costs a fraction of the price of other GPIB interfaces (even those on the used market).

Cons: Minor drawbacks: (1) The driver installation instructions were overly complex and overly cautious. Just download the right drivers from the Prologix web site, put them in a directory, install the interface, and when the device installation window pops up, point it to the directory where the driver is. This is just like any other manual driver install in Windows. (2) When the Prologix interface is connected directly to the back of the spectrum analyzer, it sticks out farther than the back legs of the analyzer, so I can't stand the analyzer straight up.

Other: The cons are minor compared to the fact that the interface works like a charm from the get-go.

Using the Prologix in C# for simple automation

Robert - 1/24/2014 5:21:18 PM

1 found this review helpful


Pros: The device is easier to code for than the NI or the Agilent. Actually Agilent doesn't make device mode easy to use. Speed wise it is faster than older NI-GPIB, and about 10% slower than the HS models. Plus we came across these guys [http://www.crf-global.com/software.php] they provide a visa type interface for easy communication to the Prologix and the Instrumentation.

Cons: Sometimes the unit needs a physical reset, as it seems the bus gets blocked.

Other:

Anonymous - 7/11/2013 12:01:04 PM

1 found this review helpful


Pros: This is an excellent, easy to use product. It was reasonably priced as well.

Cons:

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Most recent reviews

Using the Prologix in C# for simple automation

Robert - 1/24/2014 5:21:18 PM

The device is easier to code for than the NI or the Agilent. Actually Agilent doesn't make device mode easy to use. Speed wise it is faster than older NI-GPIB, and about 10% slower than the HS models. Plus we came across these guys [http://www.crf-global.com/software.php] they provide a visa type interface for easy communication to the Prologix and the Instrumentation.

Anonymous - 7/11/2013 12:01:04 PM

This is an excellent, easy to use product. It was reasonably priced as well.

works great

Anonymous - 5/13/2011 11:18:51 AM

No problems with them. We have 4 of them for over 2 years.

Prologix USB - GPIB

Anonymous - 4/28/2011 11:21:16 AM

Installed automatically on WinXP (Windows found driver in internet and installed) Command structure pretty straight forward

Consultant

Bob - 1/26/2011 11:43:22 AM

The product worked fine.

Questions

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Question:

Is this device compatible with the NI-488.2 Command set?


Answer:

This item will communicate using NI LabVIEW Serial VIs or NI VISA VIs, but unfortunately will not communicate as a NI 488.2 interface. Programs that expect a NI 488.2 interface have to be modified to use the serial interface to be compatible with Prologix GPIB-USB controller.

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