Setup

A VISA library is required to use the software application. The VISA library (NI-VISA, Agilent VISA, or KI-VISA) must be installed on the controller (Windows). Do not install multiple VISA libraries on the PC. Doing so may cause errors.

When the product is controlled by the LAN interface, middleware which applies to the VXI-11 or HiSLIP protocol is required. Middleware is automatically installed by the VISA library.

Installing the VISA Library

VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) is a specification for standard software that is used to connect instruments. VISA was defined by the IVI Foundation.

One of the VISA libraries (driver software implemented in compliance with the VISA specifications) below is required to be installed.

Do not install multiple VISA libraries on the same PC. Doing so may cause errors.

If your VISA library is older than the version specified below, you may not be able to use it depending on the interface.

•NI-VISA by National Instruments Corporation (Ver. 5.0.3 or later)

•Agilent VISA by Agilent Technologies (Agilent IO Libraries Suite16.0 or later)

•KI-VISA Ver. 5.0.7 or later

Installing KI-VISA

KI-VISA is Kikusui's original VISA library that supports the VXIplug&play VISA specifications. The newest version can be downloaded from the Kikusui website (http://www.kikusui.co.jp/en/download/).

KI-VISA is not required if NI-VISA or Agilent VISA is already installed.

 

1.  Load the accompanying CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

2.  Move to the VISA folder using the menu program of the CD-ROM or Explorer.

3.  Double-click Kivisa_x_x_x.exe.

The value for x varies depending on the revision of the VISA library stored on the CD-ROM.

4.   Proceed with the installation according to the instructions on the screen.

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