GPIB-ETHERNET - GPIB to Ethernet Converter

GPIB-ETHERNET - GPIB to Ethernet Converter
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This GPIB-LAN controller converts any computer with a Ethernet port into a GPIB Controller or Device. In Controller mode, the GPIB-LAN controller can remotely control GPIB enabled instruments such as Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, and Spectrum Analyzers. In Device mode, the GPIB-LAN controller converts the computer into a GPIB peripheral for downloading data and screen plots from the instrument front panel. In both modes, the GPIB-LAN controller interprets high level commands received from the host computer and performs the appropriate low-level GPIB protocol handshaking.


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  • Low cost GPIB to Ethernet converter
  • Controller mode - remotely control GPIB instruments via a LAN
  • Device mode - converts PC into GPIB peripheral to enable screen plots and printing
  • No GPIB cable needed; controller plugs on to instrument
  • Standard RJ-45 and IEEE 488 (Male) connectors
  • NetFinder Network configuration utility
  • Uses simple ASCII commands using TCP/IP
  • Compatible with terminal programs such as HyperTerminal
  • Compatible with LabVIEW, LabWindows, VEE, TestPoint, DAQFactory

The GPIB-LAN controller converts any computer with a network port into a GPIB Controller or Device.

In Controller mode, the GPIB-LAN controller can remotely control GPIB enabled instruments such as Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, and Spectrum Analyzers. In Device mode, the GPIB-LAN controller converts the computer into a GPIB peripheral for downloading data and screen plots from the instrument front panel.

In both modes, the GPIB-LAN controller interprets high level commands received from the host computer and performs the appropriate low-level GPIB protocol handshaking

Controller Mode

In Controller mode, the GPIB-LAN Controller acts as the Controller-In-Charge (CIC) on the GPIB bus. When the controller receives a command over the Ethernet port it addresses the GPIB instrument at the currently specified address to listen, and then returns the received data to the PC.

Controller mode is used to remotely control instruments and to download screen plots by sending plot commands from a host computer.

Device Mode

In Device mode, the GPIB-LAN Controller acts as another peripheral on the GPIB bus. In this mode, the controller can act as a GPIB TALKER or GPIB LISTENER only. Since the GPIB-LAN Controller is not the Controller-In-Charge while in this mode, it expects to receive commands from a GPIB controller. When Device mode is enabled the GPIB-LAN controller configures itself as a GPIB Listener. All data received by the controller over the GPIB port is passed to the Ethernet port without buffering.

Device mode is used to download screen plots from the instrument front panel for rendering using plotter emulation software.

Installation
 

Connect the GPIB-LAN controller to any network enabled computer using an Ethernet cable. No special drivers are required. The GPIB-LAN controller supports static IP address and dynamic (DHCP) IP address. The controller’s network parameters can be configured using the NetFinder application.

Software

A wide variety of host software may be used to communicate with the GPIB-Ethernet controller

  • Terminal programs – any terminal emulation program such as HyperTerminal, Tera Term Pro, or Minicom can be used to communicate with the controller and instruments connected to it
  • Custom applications – any programming language or environment that provides access to TCP ports may be used to develop custom applications. Graphical programming environments like National Instruments LabView and Agilent VEE may be used as well.
  • EZGPIB – an easy to use, programming environment developed by Ulrich Bangert for developing data acquisition applications. See Downloads section
  • Plotter emulators – plotter emulation applications such as 7470.exe, PrintCapture and Plottergeist can be used to render screen plots downloaded using Prologix GPIB-Ethernet controller.

Downloads

User Manual >>

Net Finder Application >>

Software and Examples >>


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