IEEE 488 Cables
GPIB / HPIB
IEEE-488 cables from CableWholesale are a proven way to connect digital equipment and are often used in the medical, scientific and engineering communities. Also known as a GPIB or HPIB cable, these 8-bit parallel interface cables can be used to connect up to 15 devices or peripherals for short-range data transfer and communications. By daisy-chaining these cables, you can create a bus length of up to 20 meters from a single port while retaining full signal and data speed. Our high-quality IEEE-488 cables are available in multiple lengths for use with select hospital equipment, electronic test equipment, and older computers.
CableWholesale's HPIB/GPIB cables are made of 26 AWG wire with a metal hood. Designed for quick and easy connections, these fully molded gray connectors have thumb screws to secure them in place on a port. Each cable has a 12-pin CN24 male and CN24 female plug on either end that can be strung together. Both aluminum foil shield and braid shielding are built into each cable to minimize EMI and RFI interference so you get a full signal. IEEE-488 cables use the handshake protocol, with a three-line sequence for reliable information transfer at the speed of the slowest line (up to 1 MB/sec).
We carry GPIB cables in lengths from 1-meter up to 5 meters to give you versatility. Use a longer cable for a permanent setup across a room or along a wall, or carry several short cables that are easier to pack if you are constantly transporting equipment. CableWholesale is the place to find GPIB cable at a great price with a lifetime warranty on material and performance. We triple-check all of our network and data cables following manufacturing to confirm they perform at or above national standards. Contact us for expert assistance selecting the right cables for your medical or scientific environment.