Glossary Definition for GPIB

Glossary Term: GPIB 

Definition

General Purpose Interface Bus: A standard bus for controlling electronic instruments with a computer. Also called IEEE-488 bus because it is defined by ANSI/IEEE Standards 488-1978, and 488.2-1987. Also called HP-IB, a trademarked term of Hewlett-Packard, which invented the protocol.
Synonyms
  • General Purpose Interface Bus
  • IEEE-488
  • HP-IB
  • 488

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