HP/Agilent E2078A
PCI High-Performance GPIB Interface Card
for HP-UX 10.20


  • PCI IEEE-488 interface for workstations running HP-UX 10.20
  • Built-in buffering for speed
  • Compatible with Agilent VEE and HP BASIC
  • SICL/VISA support
  • 750 KB/s maximum data rate


The Agilent E2078A is a high-performance IEEE-488 interface and software for 5 V PCI-based workstations. The E2078A makes it easy to access and control instruments and exchange data. This is a high-speed PCI card with built-in buffering, which provides I/O and system performance that is superior to direct memory access (DMA)-up to 750 KB/s.

The E2078A comes with SICL and VISA software for HP-UX 10.20. This software is compatible with all previous versions of SICL/VISA. The hardware is auto-configurable using PCI standards, eliminating the need for switch settings.

The GPIB interface card plugs into a 5 V PCI slot in the backplane of your workstation. A GPIB cable connects this card to GPIB instruments. For VXI applications a GPIB cable connects the card to the command module in Slot 0 of the VXI mainframe.

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  • All items sold carry a 3-day Right Of Return Warranty. 
  • All claims must be made within 3 days of receipt. 
  • All warranties are void if the calibration / warranty seals are broken.

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Ascent Concepts and Technologies
is a Research & Development Lab.  As a service to the companies and institutions we work with, we broker their excess equipment & act as application specialists on their new equipment needs.  We are now offering quality used equipment to the public with the same level of professionalism and service.   Please feel free to email at thomasknox@ascentconcepts.com or call Thomas @ 1-303-554-0307 with any Technical questions.  Please feel free to email at mstojak@ascentconcepts.com with any Shipping or Logistical questions. We make every effort to evaluate and guarantee our equipment.  Although we do not provide NIST traceable calibration, we do have extensive in house calibration equipment and make every effort to test and verify performance on equipment we sell.  However we do not warranty any items shipped outside the United States. 



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