Donald/Rab, Mike, et al:
It is true that you can have only one VISA on a system. However, with
NI-VISA 2.5, you can use NI-VISA to access Agilent/HP controllers (such as
HPIB) as well as NI controllers (such as PCI-GPIB).
If all you have is the HP card, your 2 choices are:
1) Uninstall NI-VISA, and install Agilent/HP VISA. Use the VISA icons in
LabVIEW and it will work.
2) Install Agilent/HP SICL but not their VISA. Install NI-VISA 2.5
(currently in beta) and see the readme.txt.
Good luck with LabVIEW and your GPIB system! If you choose option #2, let
me know if you have any problems.
Senior Software Engineer, VISA
"Mike Tranchemontagne" wrote in message
> You can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by getting a NI GPIB card.
> I do NOT work for NI!
> It's just that HPIB VISA drivers are NOT compatible with NI VISA.
> Unless you have some other reason (HPVee) to stay with HPIB, you'll be WAY
> ahead paying the $500 or so and getting a NI GPIB.
> just my 2 cents, and worth every penny!
> HP (Agilent) VISA and NI VISA are NOT interchangeble, compatible.
> So much for VXIplug&play!
> Donald Brown wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I was wondering if anyone has had experience of running HPIB cards under
> > LabView, specifically I have been issued a copy of LabView 5.1.1 and a
> > HP 82350A PCI HPIB card and have been asked to get them to run a couple
> > of HP units. It seems to run without problems using HPVEE but my
> > supervisor wants LabView. I pretty new at the whole LabView thing, and
> > so don't know where to start!
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > Rab
> > (the man with the sadist as a supervisor).
> Best Regards,
> Mike T
> Mike Tranchemontagne
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