GP-IB (was Re: Atari 8-bit Find)

From: Allison J Parent <>
Date: Sun Feb 15 09:07:31 1998

<Which reminds me: why didn't IEEE-488 ever become a big hit in the

Otherwise known as GPIB.

<computer biz? It's been around since the 60's, is standard, has good
<performance, has IC support, can handle a bunch of devices, etc., but it
<became relagated to a niche of scientific instrument control for some

The few chips to support it were slow, it used specialized cables and
connectors and it was as costly to impliment as SCSI. As a future bus
it didn't offer the speed potential.

Received on Sun Feb 15 1998 - 09:07:31 GMT

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