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.
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).
When the product is controlled by the LAN interface (optional), middleware which applies to the VXI-11 or HiSLIP protocol is required. Middleware is automatically installed by the VISA library.
One of the VISA libraries (driver software implemented in compliance with the VISA specifications) below is necessary.
• NI-VISA by National Instruments (Ver. 5.1.1 or later)
•Agilent VISA by Agilent Technologies (Agilent IO Libraries Suite16.0 or later)
•KI-VISA Ver. 5.0.4 or later
|If your VISA library is an older version than that specified, you may not be able to use it depending on the interface.|
|Do not install multiple VISA libraries on the same PC. Doing so may cause errors.
KI-VISA is not required if NI-VISA or Agilent VISA is already installed.
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/).
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.