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HP E2050A LAN-GPIB Gateway


HP E2050A LAN-GPIB Gateway

The Agilent E2050 LAN/GPIB Gateway allows you to communicate with GPIB-based instruments over LAN from your PC or Series 700 HP-UX controller. Series 300s and 400s are not supported.

The E2050 is a small box containing LAN and GPIB ports that contain enough intelligence to act as a network "server" providing access to its GPIB port from other "clients" on the network.

SICL by default also includes LAN/GPIB server software to allow a controller (a PC with Win95/98/Me/NT/2000 or an S700 controller) to act as a LAN gateway to GPIB. The LAN/GPIB Gateway software is similar to the E2050's built-in server software (and in fact the E2050's server software is derived from it).

A single E2050 can support up to 14 GPIB instruments connected to its GPIB; up to 10 client transactions can be connected at any single time. (The default GPIB address of the E2050 itself is 21.) The E2050 cannot be a non-system controller!

Equipment Notes:

The Hewlett-Packard HP E2050A is a gateway between a local area network (LAN) and a GPIB network. On the GPIB side it acts as the bus controller, whereas on the LAN side it acts as an RPC (Remote Procedure Call) server and claims to conform to VXI-11. Besides its GPIB connector it has an interface to RS232. On the LAN side it has a BNC and a 10 Base-T connection. It needs an external power supply.

We have several more of these that do not have the LAN Hardware Address Sticker on the back.  If anyone knows how to extract the Address from the unit without having the stick as reference - we would love to know about it.

This unit is in Like New condition but I do not have the original packaging.

There is a Power supply included.

MSRP of Agilents current replacement product to this is $1,035.00


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