GPIB interface comparison

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This is an alphabetically ordered table of various GPIB interfaces, i.e., devices which connect GPIB-capable test equipment to your PC via USB, RS232, Ethernet, and so on.

This page lists commercial and non-commercial devices with a short overview of their capabilities. We list all kinds of devices here, not only those supported by sigrok.

You should not use the information here as the sole source for any buying decisions, this is just meant for informational purposes. Please carefully check the vendor websites if you intend to buy any hardware.

Device Type PC interface PC protocol Architecture/chip Features Vendor software Price
ADLINK USB-3488A commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
ADLINK LPCI-3488A commercial PCI  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Agilent 82357B commercial USB  ?  ? 1.15MB/s, up to 14 GPIB instruments Agilent IO Libraries Suite  ?
Alciom Smart488 commercial USB USB CDC + AT command set  ?  ?  ? €180
Beiming S82357 commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Elektor GPIB/USB-Konverter commercial USB  ? R8C/13  ?  ? €72.-
Emsystech GPIB-Grabber commercial USB  ?  ? GPIB to USB Hardcopyinterface  ? €129.-
GPIB-USB 82357B clone commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ? $95
ICS 488-USB commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
INES GPIB-USB-2 commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Keithley KUSB-488B commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ? $495
National Instruments GPIB-USB-A commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-USB-B commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-USB-HS commercial USB  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-RS232 commercial RS232  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-RS485/422 commercial RS485/422  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-ENET commercial Ethernet  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-ENET/100 commercial Ethernet  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
National Instruments GPIB-ENET/1000 commercial Ethernet  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Prologix GPIB-USB commercial USB custom  ?  ?  ?  ?
Prologix GPIB-ETHERNET commercial Ethernet custom  ?  ?  ?  ?
Tektronix TEK-USB-488 commercial USB USBTMC-USB488  ? IEEE488.2 compliant  ? €719.-
Galvant GPIBUSB semi-commercial / kit USB custom PIC18F4520 + FT232RL  ?  ? $60 CAD
Hot Water Electronics Pic-Plot semi-commercial / kit RS232  ? PIC16F628A  ?  ?
Hot Water Electronics Pic-Plot2 semi-commercial / kit USB  ? PIC16F628 + FT232R  ?  ?
Ralf Tralow's GPIB-USB-Adapter DIY USB  ? PIC18F2550  ?  ?
Raphael Kuhnen's pic_usbgpib DIY USB  ? PIC18f2550 Uses sdcc.  ?
rudiswiki GPIBtoUSB DIY USB  ? R8C/13  ?  ?
spurtikus GPIB-RS232 DIY RS232  ? ATMega32  ?  ?
Sven Pauli's GPIB-RS232 DIY, CC-BY-NC-SA + GPLv3 RS232 HP ULI ATmega16 + MAX232  ?  ?