GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus) has been the most popular bus used to control traditional test and measurement equipment such as digital multimeters, oscilloscopes and analysers. GPIB was specifically designed to connect computers, peripherals and laboratory instruments to allow the transfer of data and control information..
GPIB is an 8-bit parallel bus which allows up to 15 devices to share a single physical bus up to 20 meters total cable length; the physical topology can be either linear or star. Active extenders allow longer buses, with up to 31 devices theoretically possible on a logical bus.
The GPIB standard has been established as a world standard in instrument connectivity, with millions of instruments in the field, GPIB still meets the user expectation for reliable and standardised test and measurement systems.
Amplicon has a comprehensive range of electronic test equipment with GPIB connectivity plus a selection of GPIB boards and cables that provide easy and reliable connections. The GPIB boards and cables from Amplicon are engineered for exceptional reliability and durability, even under the harshest conditions.