Message Edited by mikeporter on 07-23-2007 06:26 PM
I've installed the drivers and utility software that came with the Data CD of the FW Bell device. When I download the additional software from their website and run the .msi file, there's an error stating that "another version of this product is already installed". I'm assuming that there's no real difference between the two, but I'll try to remove the one and install the other if nothing else works.
The gaussmeter does show up in Windows Device Manager. It pops up under an icon that looks like the USB icon, but it is labeled "LibUSB-Win32 Devices" and is not under the "USB controllers" folder. I plan to investigate LibUSB this afternoon here on ni.com and via google...
Unfortunately, a refresh of MAX does not show any new devices (USBTMC or GPIB or Serial) even when I know it is working and connected. I looked up the version of "NI-VISA interactive control" that came with my labview software and it is 4.1-implementation and 4.0-specification (this is the first time i've launched this program and I intent to look into the help file to see if there are any answers in there).
Are there any examples or more detailed tutorials that would demonstrate how to link up a USBTMC device so that labView will recognize it as GPIB?
Again, all help is very much appreciated!
I came across this thread as I'm trying to solve what sounds like a similar, if not the same, problem. I have a FW Bell 5180 Gauss Meter that I'd like to try communicating with via USB - I have installed the software that came with it (which took a while to do properly) which is happy talking to the Gauss Meter and reading back from it, however, the device doesn't appear in MAX under Devices and Interfaces. I've spent quite a while trying to work this out but am now a bit stumped.
Was the original problem every resolved? As it might solve mine too.