I have a Keithley KPCI-488 GPIB card in a PC running Windows 98 SE. The card is installed correctly using the supplied drivers. I can connect to my Keithely SMU via the little test program shipped with the driver package, that is.
Now here's the problem: How can I get this card running with LabVIEW 6i? I already got the 2 driver packages lvsupp.exe and cec488dr.exe from the CEC website and installed both. Adding a new GBIP-device with the measurement and automation explorer doesn't seem to work since in the list of possible devices there's no entry for a CEC or Keithley card.
Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated! TIA,
PS: Please note that I am a newby with LabVIEW and the GPIB stuff!
PPS: Does anybody know how to get the GPIB card running with Windows 2000?
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If you refer to keithley website, it says there that " National Instruments' Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX) will not detect the presence of non-NI hardware. It is not necessary for MAX to detect the card for successful operation of the Keithley GPIB cards from LabVIEW." ftp://ftp.cec488.com/members/cec/488/lvsupp.exe
The IEEE 488 VI's are located in the functions palette >>Instrument I/O>> GPIB 488 and should work with your keithley(according to them).
here are are a few links in the NI-Developper Zone that should help you out: http://zone.ni.com/devzone/devzone.nsf/webproducts/a95c253dfb5fdb0986256786000be3c3?opendocument
Also check out your LabVIEW examples in Help>>examples>>I/O interfaces>>GPIB.
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