Kikusui PLZ Applications package includes the following software.
|VPanel||This is a simple virtual panel app. If you're the first time to use this app, configure the communication port for VISA library used for instrument connections, by opening the Instrument I/O dialog. The setting is stored in the registry so it is also assigned automatically when the next time you use the app. If using PLZ-4W/4W/4WL/4WH series, only one panel window will open as the instrument has only one channel. If using PLZ-U series, one or more windows will open depending on the instrument configurations.|
|Monitor And Log||This is a sample app, which monitors current/voltage/power and generates text-formatted log files. You can set the directory on which the text files are generated and monitor interval through the Data Generation Options. Each file name is automatically assigned including associated channel name and data/time information.|
|Step Editor||This allows you to edit/transfer/run your sequence programs.|
|Memory Copy||This allows you to back up the setup-memory contents. (Memory Copy works only with PLZ-4W/4WA/4WL/4WH. It can't be used with PLZ-U series.)|
All the applications except for Memory Copy uses the IVI-COM KikusuiPlz instrument driver to control your instrument.
One of the following operating systems with service packs is required.
Windows XP (x86, SP2 or later required)
One of the following VISA libraries is required. Mind that multiple versions of VISA library from different vendors shall not be installed.
- NI-VISA 5.0.0 or later
One of the following I/O environments must be ready for your PC and your instrument.
GPIB (NI, Agilent, CONTEC, INTERFACE)
When using RS232C, the serial connection cable must be cross-over (or null modem) type, and the interface settings at the instrument side must be 19200/8/2/NONE/OFF.
To setup the Kikusui PLZ Applications, run PlzAppsSetup_2_x_x.exe.
Before running the SETUP program, confirm that your PC meets all the system requirement. See also the above System Requirement.
When running the SETUP program, you must log on as an administrator. Upon installing to Vista/7 environment, the system automatically elevates you to the administrator privilege with a confirmation dialogue.
|VER 184.108.40.206 OCT 2014 Edition||08 Oct 2014||
Bug fix for problem that StepEdit in CV MODE could not edit voltage values over 1.5V
|VER 220.127.116.11 JUNE 2012 Edition||19 June 2012||
Bundled IVI-COM driver version is changed to 18.104.22.168 (x86/x64 Edition)
|VER 2.1.2a OCT 2010 Edition||24 Nov 2010||
PLZ-4WH series now supported
Bundled IVI-COM driver version is changed to 22.214.171.124 (x86 Edition)
MemCopy and StepEdit apps were incorrectly operating RS232 Stopbit=1 with VISA, and now corrected to 2.
|VER 2.1.1 MAY 2010 Edition||24 May 2010||
Bundled IVI-COM driver version is changed to 126.96.36.199 (x86 Edition)
|VER 2.1.0 FEB 2010 Edition||24 Feb 2010||
Windows 7 is now supported
PLZ-4WL series now supported
Bundled IVI drivers changed
Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistribution Package added
|VER 2.0.2 FEB 2007 Edition||15 Feb 2007||
Windows Vista is now supported. However, we have discontinued Win98/Me support due to difficulty of operation check.
Bug fix for problem that the app unexpectedly halted when exceeding 10hr log recording. (Monitor And Log app)
Bug fix for problem that the app did not correctly remember the model information that would appear on the Options dialogue (Step Editor)
Bundled IVI drivers changed.
|VER 2.0.1a JULY 2004 Edition||27 July 2005||
Bundled IVI drivers changed.
|VER 2.0.1 JULY 2004 Edition||25 July 2004||
SETUP is changed so that it automatically installs the IVI Shared Components and IVI driver.
|VER 2.0.0 MAY 2003 Edition||---||
If you have any questions, feel free to contact KIKUSUI Service.
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