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GPIB-LAN Adapter
Features & Benefits
Control Tektronix Oscilloscopes
and Other Instruments via a
LAN-Based (Ethernet) TCP/IP
Network PC
Interface Up to 14 GPIB Devices
to Each AD007
Talk to Several GPIB
Instruments/Systems from
Several Networked PCs
Print to Networked Printers
Ethernet Twisted Pair
(10Base-T) Adapter
Operates on All Microsoft
Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0
Operating Systems
Compatible with WaveStar™
for Oscilloscope Applications
Software and Custom, Proprietary
Programs (C, C++, or Microsoft
Visual Basic)
Compact Size
Web Page-based Configuration
and Statistics
Instrument to Local Area Network
(LAN) Connectivity
Control your Tektronix TDS Series
Digital Design
oscilloscope from any networked PC.
Research and Development
Check on its status or capture waveforms
Manufacturing Test
any time you want from your office,
Service and Support
another site or from anywhere using
WaveStar application software or your
own software. Or command your TDS
Series oscilloscope to print to a
networked printer.
Several GPIB-networked instruments can be
connected using the AD007 Adapter to LAN
(Ethernet)-based computers and printers.
The Tektronix GPIB-LAN adapter takes
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000 or NT 4.0
TCP/IP protocols. It operates with all
advantage of the fact that many of today’s
are included free with the GPIB-LAN
of the popular network protocols
computers are connected together
adapter. Now, you can also perform
such as BOOTP, DHCP, DNS, LPD,
through an Ethernet 10Base-T LAN.
waveform capture from your TDS Series
Print to Networked Printers
oscilloscopes across the LAN by using
Using any Web browser, select the
Tektronix WaveStar for oscilloscopes
networked printer to which your TDS
application software. Or write a program
Series oscilloscope will print and route
using C, C++ or Microsoft Visual Basic to
your hard copy output to your high-quality
capture data or control your instrument.
monochrome or color networked printer.
As long as the program is written using
the standard VISA interface, the GPIB-LAN
Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000
or NT 4.0 Compatibility
You do not need to understand or
Configuration and Statistics
Use a Web browser to configure
features; examine GPIB commands,
Ethernet traffic statistics, and GPIB
traffic statistics; and initiate diagnostic
GPIB commands.
adapter’s software will turn your PC into
Ease of Installation
a GPIB talker, listener, controller.
Simply connect your AD007 to your
program Ethernet protocols. Both
Network Details
communications and Virtual Instrument
The AD007 implements a full range of
Software Architecture (VISA) software for
adapter functions and Ethernet-based
LAN with the cable provided,
connect the GPIB interface to your
instruments and power up the unit. It
automatically requests an IP address
GPIB-LAN Adapter
Contact Tektronix:
ASEAN / Australasia / Pakistan (65) 6356 3900
Austria +43 2236 8092 262
Belgium +32 (2) 715 89 70
Brazil & South America 55 (11) 3741-8360
from the network’s boot server or this
power-up, the unit also performs hard-
Altitude – Operating: up to 2,000 m (6,500 ft.).
Nonoperating: up to 10,000 m (33,000 ft.).
Vibration – 3 axis, 60 minutes total, 20 minutes/
axis (10 minutes operating, 10 minutes nonoperating).
Shock – Half sine, 500 g, 3 axis, 3 drops each axis.
ware diagnostics/ self-test. Status indica-
EMC Compliance
tors on the unit give evidence of
Meets the intent of EMC directive 89/336/EEC.
Complies with FCC part 15, class A limits.
can be manually entered using the
adapter’s internal Web page. Upon
Canada 1 (800) 661-5625
Central Europe & Greece +43 2236 8092 301
Denmark +45 44 850 700
Finland +358 (9) 4783 400
France & North Africa +33 (0) 1 69 86 80 34
Germany +49 (221) 94 77 400
Hong Kong (852) 2585-6688
India (91) 80-22275577
successful completion of this testing,
connection to the LAN and both LAN
used to connect any combination of
EN60950 (CE Mark).
CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 950.
GPIB devices to the network. (Note:
and GPIB traffic.
Any number of AD007 Adapters may be
Limit of 14 devices per GPIB cluster.)
System Requirements
Computer Type – IBM PC-compatible with
Microsoft Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0 Operating
System. Consult Microsoft documentation for
recommended configuration.
Hard Disk – 5 MB or greater.
RAM – Consult Microsoft documentation for
recommended minimum configuration.
CD-ROM – Required.
Note: For printing, only a Web browser is required.
Network Compatibility
Ethernet Port – 10Base-T, RJ-45 connector.
Networked Printer –
Compatibility: Must be compatible with the GPIB
instrument’s hard copy output format.
Print Protocol: Must support LPD Network
Print protocol.
IEEE 488 (GPIB) Compatibility
Connection – No cable required for most applications.
Compatibility – Fully IEEE 488.2 compatible.
Note: Not suitable for connection to the public
telecommunications (telephone) network.
Transmission Rate – Up to 10 Mb/s on Ethernet;
dependent on slowest GPIB device on the bus.
Front-panel Indicators – Power, LAN-Link, LAN, GPIB.
Japan 81(3)6714-3010
Mexico, Central America & Caribbean 52 (55) 56666-333
The Netherlands +31 (0) 23 569 5555
Norway +47 22 07 07 00
People’s Republic of China 86 (10) 6235 1230
Poland +48 (0) 22 521 53 40
Source Power – Voltage ranges: 100 to 240 VAC
±10%. Line frequency: 50 to 60 Hz.
Power Consumption – Regulated 5 VDC at
300 mA, typical.
Republic of Korea 82 (2) 528-5299
Russia, CIS & The Baltics +358 (9) 4783 400
South Africa +27 11 254 8360
Spain (+34) 901 988 054
Physical Characteristics
Sweden +46 8 477 6503/4
Taiwan 886 (2) 2722-9622
United Kingdom & Eire +44 (0) 1344 392400
USA 1 (800) 426-2200
USA (Export Sales) 1 (503) 627-1916
For other areas contact Tektronix, Inc. at: 1 (503) 627-7111
Last Update August 13, 2004
One year parts and labor.
Ordering Information
GPIB-LAN Adapter.
Includes: Adapter, regulated power supply,
CD-ROM software, RJ-45 cable, manual.
Please specify power plug when ordering.
Power Plug Options
Opt. A0 – US Plug, 115 V, 60 Hz.
Opt. A1 – Euro Plug, 220 V, 50 Hz.
Opt. A2 – UK Plug, 240 V, 50 Hz.
Opt. A3 – Australian Plug, 240 V, 50 Hz.
Opt. A5 – Swiss Plug, 220 V, 50 Hz.
Opt. A6 – Japanese Plug, 100 V, 110/120 Volt,
60 Hz.
Temperature – Operating: 0 ºC to +45 ºC.
Nonoperating: –20 ºC to +70 ºC.
Humidity – 30 ºC to 45 ºC, 90 to 95% relative
Italy +39 (02) 25086 1
Safety Compliance (power
supply only)
Opt. R3 – Repair Service 3 Years.
Opt. R5 – Repair Service 5 Years.
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Product(s) are manufactured
in ISO registered facilities.
Product(s) complies with IEEE Standard 488.1-1987, RS-232-C,
and with Tektronix Standard Codes and Formats
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