Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 488 PXI GPIB Instrument Control Module—The PXI‑8232 combines a high-performance GPIB controller and a Gigabit Ethernet port into a single-slot module. You can use this module to integrate non-PXI instruments into a PXI system. The PXI‑8232 takes advantage of the Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet controller. The 1,000 Mbit/s Gigabit Ethernet transfer rate provides a substantial performance increase over the Fast Ethernet transfer rate while remaining compatible with 10BASE‑T and 100BASE‑TX Fast Ethernet networks. You also can use the Ethernet port on the PXI‑8232 as an EtherCAT master, which is programmed with the NI‑Industrial Communications for EtherCAT software in LabVIEW. This module includes a license for the NI‑488.2 driver software, providing maximum reliability for connecting to third-party instruments with GPIB.