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differnece between GPIB and GPIO

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which it is the difference between GPIB and GPIO? thanks
asked May 28, 2007 in Linux by iin_esprit New to the Community (0 points)
recategorized Nov 26, 2013 by tuxembb

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GPIB is a parallel cable interface specification that's been around for years (IEEE 488), used to connect peripheral devices to computers. GPIO is just Digi's abbreviation for the term "general purpose I/O".

answered May 29, 2007 by dhansen New to the Community (25 points)
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Hi Sara,

If you are looking to connect to GPIB/IEEE 1488 devices over Ethernet, you could use a serial-to-GPIB converter (such as www.printcapture.com/files/GPIB-232CV-A_Data_Sheet.pdf) along with a Digi module that includes Ethernet and serial, or you could use a native GPIB-->Ethernet converter such as (www.ni.com/pdf/products/us/4gpib677-680.pdf).

GPIO only gives you control of and access to Digital inputs and outputs.

Best regards,

John Leier
Digi International
answered Jun 10, 2007 by johnleier New to the Community (19 points)