• on Test & Measurement
  • Published in issue 4/2011 on page 62
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GPIB-to-USB Converter

Industry standard measurement bus gets a USB interface

GPIB-to-USB Converter

PCs are not normally equipped with a GPIB interface, however, forcing users to buy a plug-in card or an expensive external USB-GPIB converter. Fortunately our DIY solution using a USB-equipped R8C/13 board is both straightforward and affordable.

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* Low-cost GPIB-TO-USB converter
* Simple hardware (R8C/13 USB board with Centronics connector)
* Assembled and tested R8C/13 USB board available
* Free firmware with source code
* Free flash program
* Free development environment
* Free PC sample program with source code

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