8055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface

8055 Ethernet to GPIB Instrument Interface
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ICS's 8055 is a Ethernet-to-GPIB Instrument Interface that adds a LAN interface to a GPIB instrument. The 8055 connects the GPIB instrument to any TCP/IP network and provides a VXI-11 service which is easily accessed by all popular test application languages. The 8055 maps VXI-11.3 and RPC requests into GPIB commands to control the GPIB instrument.

The 8055-instrument combination becomes a VXI-11.3 compatible instrument. The 8055 makes it easy to run the instrument anywhere without a GPIB Controller, to include your instrument in an LXI or Ethernet based test system or to run remote tests anywhere in the world over the Internet.


  • Converts any PC with a USB port into a GPIB Controller. Uses any powered USB port.
  • Fast >1 Mbs transfer rate. Reduces test time.
  • 488.2V4 Driver supports 32 and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 with a true 64-bit DLL. Use the full 64-bit address space. No thunk DLLs.
  • NI 'ib' and '488.2' command compatible. Runs LabVIEW, MATLAB and other programs with NI calls without changes.
  • Works with Agilent, NI and Kikisui VISA libraries. Supports all major VISA libraries and test programs.
  • ICS's Explorer auto confi gures your controller. Find, confi gure and control instruments in one program.
  • WIN 2K and WIN 2003 support with 488.2V3 Driver.