A VISA library is required to use the software application. The VISA library (any one of NI-VISA, AgilentVISA, and KI-VISA) must be installed in the controller (Windows).

Installing the VISA Library

VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture) is a specification for a standard software for connecting instruments that was defined by the VXIplug&play Systems Alliance.

One of the VISA libraries (driver software implemented in compliance with the VISA specifications) below is necessary. Older version of VISA libraries does not support USB.

NI-VISA by National Instruments (Ver. 3.0 or later, Ver. 3.2 or later for Windows 2000 and Windows XP)

Agilent VISA by Agilent Technologies (Agilent IO Libraries M01.00 or later)

KI-VISA Ver. 3.0.x or later

Installing KI-VISA

KI-VISA is Kikusui's original VISA library that supports VXIplug&play VISA Specifications. The newest version can be downloaded from Kikusui website (

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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