GPIB Card includes PCI interface.

Press Release Summary:



Model PCI-1670 features PCI 2.1 bus specification that is fully compatible with IEEE 488.1 and 488.2. With 2 driver control modes, card can perform talker, listener, and controller functions required by IEEE 488.2. It can connect up to 15 GPIB instruments, making it suited for instrument measurement and control. Driver support is provided for libraries used by Visual C++®, Borland C++ Builder®, LabWindows/CVI®, Visual Basic®, Delphi® and LabVIEW®.



Original Press Release:



A Cost-Cutting GPIB Card with a PCI Interface



The new PCI-1670 is designed to cut-costs for instrument makers and researchers that need high-performance GPIB cards

Cincinnati, Ohio - Complementing its line of GPIB interface boards, Advantech has launched the PCI-1670 with a PCI 2.1 bus specification that is fully compatible with IEEE 488.1 and 488.2. Furthermore, driver support is provided for a wide range of libraries used by popular programming languages such as, Visual C++®, Borland C++ Builder®,LabWindows/CVI®, Visual Basic®, Delphi® and LabVIEW®. Commands similar to those used by National Instruments® have been provided to help programmers that are familiar with LabVIEW® and LabWindows/CVI®.

With two driver control modes (controller mode and slave mode) the PCI-1670 can perform the talker, listener and controller functions required by IEEE 488.2. The card's high performance makes it possible to connect up to 15 GPIB instruments, so PCI-1670 is especially suitable for instrument measurement and control. Powerful testing features and a configuration tool allows users to easily access and control instruments.

PCI-1670 is available for Windows® 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP® and MS-DOS®, with full support for drivers and libraries. To facilitate driver development, the PCI-1670 comes with sample drivers programmed in: Visual C++, Borland C++ Builder,LabWindows/CVI, Visual Basic, Delphi and LabVIEW.

PCI-1670 has a comprehensive supplementary controller driver database, and you can use an interactive GPIB interface to control devices directly without any need of programming. Compatible with National Instrument's PCI-GPIB card, the PCI-1670 represents a cost-effective alternative for LabVIEW users that utilize GPIB applications.

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Brandon Rhoten
Marketing Specialist
Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group
Tel: 513-742-8895 ext. 333
Fax: 513-742-0554
Email: brandon.rhoten@advantech.com
Web: advantech.com/ia

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