PIA4800 Series/PIA4850 – 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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  • To use IVI-COM instrument drivers, a VISA Library that supports VISA COM.
  • 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 19.0 or later
    • Keysight IO Libraries Suite 2019 or later
    • KI-VISA 5.5.0 or later
  • Please install the driver corresponding to 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x64) OS.
  • PIA4800 Utilities is included in this driver.


Common Library / Documents

VISA Libraries
IVI Instrument Driver Programming Guide

  • 2024-06-25 README
    [Kikusui4800 IVI-COM Instrument Driver] README
    Last Update 02/OCT/2012
    The Kikusui4800 is the IVI-COM instrument driver that complies with the
    IVI specifications. The driver can be used with most of ADEs (application
    development environment) such as Microsoft Developer studio, Microsoft
    Office VBA, National Instruments LabVIEW, etc. as long as the ADE supports
    Microsoft COM (Component Object Model) technologies.
    Revision History
    ----------------  02/OCT/2012:
    Legacy PIA4800 Utilities are now bundled with IVI Driver setup.
    Legacy PIA4800 Utilities updated to 2.3.0  07/OCT/2010:
    Bundled PimDrv.log is updated to Rev#16 (driver dlls are unchanged from prev version)  20/MAY/2010:
    LockObject/UnlockObject behaviour changed. 64bit support added  19/Dec/2007:
    Improvement - PIA4850 (USBTMC-USB488 interface) is newly supported.  13/Jul/2007:
    Bugfix      - LockObject()/UnlockObject() were implemented using VISA lock. 
                  They now use critical section.  04/Aug/2005:
    Bugfix      - Scan Utility could not find any active nodes when RS232 is used.  20/Jul/2005:
    Bugfix      - State Cache operation had handle leak problem.  29/May/2005:
    Improvement - When one or more power supply channels could not be recognised 
                  through the TP-BUS upon Initialize() function call, the driver did 
                  not raise any errors.
    	    - Collaborate with IVI-COM driver  09/Dec/2004:
    Bugfix      - Initialize() did not invalidate state cache.
    Improvement - Excludes non-existing nodes/channels in Outputs collection.
    Improvement - Example programs revised.
    Improvement - PWR support added.    10/Oct/2003 update
    Improvement - .NET primary interop assemblies added
    Improvement - Example programs for VB6/VB.NET/C# added
    Bugfix - (IIviDCPwrOutputs.Name property did not return correct string.)   16/Sep/2003 the first release
    IVI Compliance Info
    IVI Compliance Category:
    IVI-COM IviDCPwr Specific Instrument Driver
    Class Specification Version: 2.0
    Group Capabilities Supported:
    Base				= Supported
    Trigger 			= Unsupported
    Optional Features:
    Interchangeability Checking	= False
    State Caching			= True
    Coercion Recording		= False
    Driver Specification:
    Driver Revision:		3.0.0
    Driver Vendor:			Kikusui
    Component Identifier:		Kikusui4800
    Description:			Power Supply Controller
    Hardware Information:
    Instrument Manufacturer:	Kikusui
    Supported Instrument Models:	PIA4810,PIA4830,PIA4850
    Supported Bus Interface:	GPIB, Serial, USB
    32-bit Software Information:
    Support Operating Systems:     XP(x86), Vista(x86), 7(x86), 8(x86)
    VISA Library             :     VISA Library of SPEC 5.0
    IVI Shared Components    :     IVI Shared Components 2.0
    IVI Engine               :     NI IVI Compliance Package 4.1 (IVI-C only)
    Source Code Availability :     Not available
    64-bit Software Information:
    Support Operating Systems:     Vista(x64), 7(x64), 8(x64)
    VISA Library             :     VISA Library of SPEC 5.0
    IVI Shared Components    :     IVI Shared Components 2.0
    IVI Engine               :     NI IVI Compliance Package 4.1 (IVI-C only)
    Source Code Availability :     Not available
    (c)2012 Kikusui Electronics Corp. All rights reserved.

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