PCR-MA Series – IVI-COM Multi-Environment Drivers


IVI-COM Multi-Environment Drivers

An IVI-COM multi-environment instrument driver compliant with the IVI specifications. Compatible with Microsoft Office VBA, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic.NET. And because an IVI-C driver is bundled, it is possible to use it easily in LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI.



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  • 7(x86/x64)
  • 8(x86/x64)
  • 10(x86/x64)
  • GPIB/RS-232C/USB


  • To use IVI-COM instrument drivers, a VISA Library that supports VISA COM.
    *IVI Shared Components(Minimal IVI Version 2.4.2)
  • We recommend using one of the VISA Libraries supporting VISA COM shown below. (Mind that multiple versions of VISA cannot be installed at a time.)
    • NI-VISA 4.6 or later
    • Agilent IO Libraries Suite 15.5 or later
    • KI-VISA 4.2.4 or later
  • When using 32bit OS, the x86 edition of the instrument driver can only be installed.
  • When using 64bit OS, the x64 edition of the instrument driver can only be installed, but it contains the x86 (WOW64) edition.


Common Library / Documents

VISA Libraries
IVI Instrument Driver Programming Guide

  • 2024-06-26 README
    			**** Read Me First ****
    September 07, 2022
    Introducing the Kikusui IVI Driver for the PCR-MA Series AC Power Supply
    This driver provides a means to connect to instruments according to the 
    IVI specification. 
    This driver can be used through COM component or C language. 
    For detailed explanation please refer to our website. 
    Supported Instruments
      System Requirements: The driver installation will check for the
      following requirements.  If not found, the installer will either
      abort, warn, or install the required component as appropriate.
      Supported Operating Systems:
        Windows 7
        Windows 8
        Windows 10
      Shared Components
        Before this driver can be installed, your computer must already
        have the IVI Shared Components installed.
        Minimal IVI Version: 2.4.2
        The IVI Shared Components installer is available from: 
        Any compliant implementation is acceptable. Typically, VISA-COM is
        installed with VISA and other I/O library modules. 
    Additional Setup
      .NET Framework
        The .NET Framework itself is not required by this driver. If you
        plan to use the driver with .NET, the minimal .NET framework version is 2.0.
      The .NET Framework requires an interop assembly for a COM
      server. A Primary Interop Assembly, along with an XML file for
      IntelliSense is installed with the driver. The driver's PIA, along
      with IVI PIAs are installed, by default, in:
      :Program FilesIVI FoundationIVIBinPrimary Interop Assemblies
      The PIA is also installed into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) if
      you have the .NET framework installed.
    Help File
      The help file (KikusuiPcrma.chm) is located in the directory:
       :Program FilesIVI FoundationIVIDriverskipcrma
    Revision History
      Version     Date         Notes
      -------   ------------   -----   NOV 16, 2018   Initial public release   APR 08, 2019   Corrects some scpi strings	SEP 09, 2022   improves kipcrma_Measure Function issue
    IVI Compliance
    IVI-COM/IVI-C IviACPwr Specific Instrument Driver
    IVI Instrument Class: IviACPwr
    IviACPwr: IVI-4.5_v1.2
    IviACPwrBase                    yes
    IviACPwrMeasurement             no
    IviACPwrPhase                   no
    IviACPwrExternalSync            no
    IviACPwrCurrentProtection       no
    IviACPwrVoltageProtection       no
    IviACPwrArbWaveform             no
    IviACPwrImpedance               no
    IviACPwrDCGeneration            no
    IviACPwrVoltageRamp             no
    IviACPwrCurrentRamp             no
    IviACPwrFrequencyRamp           no
    Optional Features: 
    Interchangeability Checking     no
    State Caching                   no
    Coercion Recording              no
    Driver Identification: 
    Vendor:                         Kikusui Electronics Corporation
    Description:                    PCR-MA Series AC Power Supply
    Revision:                       1.1
    Component Identifier:           KikusuiPcrma
    Hardware Information:
    Instrument Manufacturer:        Kikusui Electronics Corporation
    Supported Instrument Models:    PCR500MA, PCR1000MA, PCR2000MA, PCR4000MA
    Supported Bus Interfaces:       TCPIP, USB, GPIB(Option)
    32-bit Software Information:
    Supported Operating Systems:    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    Support Software Required:      VISA
    Source Code Availability:       Source code included with driver.
    64-bit Software Information:
    Supported Operating Systems: 	Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    Support Software Required:      VISA
    Source Code Availability:       Source code included with driver.

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