April 15, 2013. Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the Agilent E5810B LAN/GPIB/USB gateway, the next-generation replacement for the E5810A with added USB capability. The new gateway allows users to connect and control, over a standard local-area network, up to 14 GPIB instruments, up to four USB instruments via a self-powered hub, and an RS-232 instrument.
With the gateway’s improved GPIB transfer rate of 1.2 MB/s, engineers can reduce test time and improve production. The E5810B supports 1000BASE-T (1 Gigabit) LAN/Ethernet as well as 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T to meet the demands of higher network bandwidth.
Designed for ease of use, the E5810B comes with a built-in LCD, allowing users to check the IP address of the gateway for quick setup. Users can easily configure the gateway via a password-protected Web interface.
The E5810B allows multiple users in different locations to access a centrally located test system. Connecting a wireless router to the E5810B enables engineers to wirelessly control instruments from a PC where LAN connection is unavailable or inconvenient.
“With this fast, efficient one-box connectivity solution, engineers can effortlessly control a broad range of instruments simultaneously over standard LANs,” said Ee Huei Sin, vice president, Agilent’s Basic Instruments Division. “The E5810B’s versatility makes it ideal for system integrations, shared test systems in R&D, design verification and manufacturing environments.”
The E5810B LAN/GPIB/USB gateway is priced at $1,165.