Institute of Electrical
IEEE Standard 488.1-1987, IEEE Standard Digital Interface for
Programmable Instrumentation. New
This standard defines the technical details required to design and
build an HP-IB interface (IEEE 488.1). This standard contains
electrical specifications and information on protocol that is beyond
the needs of most programmers. However, it can be useful to clarify
formal definitions of certain terms used in related documents.
IEEE Standard 488.2-1987, IEEE Standard Codes, Formats,
Protocols, and Common Commands For Use with ANSI/IEEE Std
488.1-1987. New York, NY, 1987.
This document describes the underlying message formats and data
types used in SCPI. It is intended more for instrument firmware
engineers than for instrument user/programmers. However, you may
find it useful if you need to know the precise definition of certain
message formats, data types, or common commands.
To obtain a copy of either of these documents, write to:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
BASIC 5.0/5.1 Interfacing Techniques. Vol. 2, Specific Interfaces,
This HP BASIC manual contains a good non-technical description
of the HP-IB (IEEE 488.1) interface in chapter 12, "The HP-IB
Interface". Subsequent revisions of HP BASIC may use a slightly
different title for this manual or chapter. This manual is the best
reference on instrument I/O for HP BASIC programmers.
Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus, 1987.
This book provides a thorough overview of HP-IB basics for the
HP-IB system designer, programmer, or user.
To obtain a copy of either of these documents, contact the
Hewlett-Packard representative listed in your telephone directory.
York, NY, 1987.
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