Press Release Summary:
Model KUSB-488B features driver library that is command-compatible with Keithley GPIB command set and National Instruments command set, as well as with PCI-based Model KPCI-488LPA GPIB interface. For OEMs, utility is included to simplify installation of driver software. Unit integrates 32-bit dynamic link libraries for Application Development Environments as well as diagnostic/interactive tool for verification of communication between interface and GPIB-capable instrument.
Original Press Release:
Keithley Introduces Low-Cost, Full-Featured USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter
Cleveland, Ohio - Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, has introduced the Model KUSB-488B USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter. The Model KUSB-488B, which complements Keithley's precision measurement instruments, is priced at $495 USD, which is less than competitive versions, helping test engineers and researchers lower their cost of test, measurement, and ownership. To minimize the cost associated with switching to a new adapter, the Model KUSB-488B's driver library is fully command-compatible with Keithley's traditional GPIB command set and National Instruments(TM) (NI(TM)) command set, making it plug-and-play compatible with existing applications. The driver library is also compatible with Keithley's PCI-based Model KPCI-488LPA GPIB interface, making it easy to switch from either a PCI or USB approach to GPIB control, protecting users' software investment and lowering their overall cost of test.
The KUSB-488B provides complete support for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. The KUSB-488B also supports industry-standard VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) libraries to ensure compatibility with applications using VISA. For OEMs, a utility is included to install the driver software silently, bypassing the normal installation so that the driver can be installed with the OEM's software. The interface ships with 32-bit dynamic link libraries for Application Development Environments (ADEs) running under Windows XP/2000/Vista and drivers for the most current programming languages, including Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual Studio .NET, Borland Delphi, LabVIEW Version 7.0 and up (VISA and IEEE-488.2), and LabWindows(TM)/CVI Version 7.0 and up (VISA and IEEE-488.2). A diagnostic/interactive tool is included for quick verification of communication between the interface and a GPIB-capable instrument, such as Keithley's digital multimeters (DMMs), SourceMeter® instruments, switch mainframes and cards, low level measurement systems, and a wide variety of other specialized test solutions.
Price and Availability
The U.S. list price for the Model KUSB-488B is $495, and it is available from stock.
For more information on Keithley's Model KUSB-488B USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter, contact the company at:
Telephone: 888-534-8453. 440-248-0400
Keithley Instruments, Inc.
28775 Aurora Road
Cleveland, OH 44139-1891
About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.
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