01-22-2019 02:46 AM
I am using a cRIO 9063 within the default software (no special customization). The NI VISA server is running on the cRIO.
When running Labview or NI MAX at the host computer, I have serial VISA access to the cRio-Built in RS232 at
RS232 Loop Back Test with NI MAX or Labview workes fine.
Now I need this VISA source (
visa://xx.xx.xx.xx/ASRL1::INSTR) as comport at my Windows Device Manager, because I have a Windows 3rd party software that is only supporting the Windows RS232 Comport.
This there any solution, that a forwarded cRIO VISA source can be made availibe at the Windows Device Manager and so accessable for any other software?
01-23-2019 06:35 AM - edited 01-23-2019 06:36 AM
To my knowledge, this is still not possible. If you want to be able to use that third party app , I was thinking about a workaround for you: since the cRIO 9063 has 2 USB ports, consider installing an USB to Serial interface. There are plenty of low-cost devices of this type on the market, however the process of installing such a periferal is not easiest - basically you need some Linux knowledge - and cannot be guaranteed. Still, it might be worth a shot. Consider this forum discussion as a reference:
https://forums.ni.com/t5/Real-Time-Measurement-and/cRIO-9067-to-recongnize-SiLabs-USB-RS232/td-p/308... - cRIO 9067 to recongnize SiLabs USB RS232
The other option would be to acquire a Cseries
https://www.ni.com/ro-ro/shop/select/c-series-serial-interface-module - it might be an easier way to extend your system with as many serial ports as needed.
I hope this helps.