GPIB Instruments and MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink support GPIB communication through Instrument Control Toolbox. GPIB (IEEE-488), or General Purpose Interface Bus, is a standard for configuring, controlling, and transferring data with instrumentation. The toolbox enables communication with any instrument that has a GPIB interface directly from MATLAB and Simulink.

Once data is in MATLAB, you can analyze and visualize that data for tasks such as signal processing, statistical analysis, digital filtering, and curve fitting. You can also create graphical interfaces for collecting and analyzing your data and automating tests.


Supported Interface Hardware

Instrument Control Toolbox supports GPIB interface hardware from many manufacturers, shown below.

Manufacturer Minimum Driver Requirements
Agilent Technologies SICL version H.012.02.00
ICS Electronics ICS 488.2 version 2.0
National Instruments NI-488 version 1.6
Measurement Computing
GPIB-488, Version 2.3

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