TOS5300 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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  • WinXP (x86, SP2 or later)
  • Vista (x86/x64)
  • 7(x86/x64)
  • USB


  • 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 5.0.3 or later
    • Agilent IO Libraries Suite 16.0 or later
    • KI-VISA 5.0.5 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.
  • This instrument driver has a dependency to the custom instrument class “KiSafetyTester” of Kikusui’s own.
  • If you use interchangability feature utilizing the instrument class, you need install the class driver.
  • If you use .NET languages (such as C# or VB.NET), you need install the class driver regardless of whether to utilize interchangability.


Common Library / Documents

VISA Libraries
IVI Instrument Driver Programming Guide

  • 2024-06-15 README
    			**** Read Me First ****
    Version 1.0.0
    Sep 22, 2011
    KikusuiTos5300 IVI Driver for KIKUSUI TOS5300 series Withstanding Tester
    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 XP
        Windows Vista
        Windows 7
      Shared Components
        Before this driver can be installed, your computer must already
        have the IVI Shared Components installed.
        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 (KikusuiTos5300.chm) is located in the directory:
       :Program FilesIVI FoundationIVIDriverskitos5300
    Revision History
      Version     Date         Notes
      -------   ------------   -----   Sep 22, 2011  Internal release
    IVI Compliance
    IVI-COM/IVI-C Specific Instrument Driver
    IVI Instrument Class: KiSafetyTester (Kikusui custom class)
    KiSafetyTesterBase              yes
    KiSafetyTesterACW               yes
    KiSafetyTesterDCW               yes
    KiSafetyTesterIR                yes
    Optional Features: 
    Interchangeability Checking     no
    State Caching                   yes
    Coercion Recording              no
    Driver Identification: 
    Vendor:                         Kikusui
    Description:                    Withstanding Tester
    Revision:                       1.0
    Component Identifier:           KikusuiTos5300
    Hardware Information:
    Instrument Manufacturer:        Kikusui
    Supported Instrument Models:    TOS5300,TOS5301,TOS5302
    Supported Bus Interfaces:       USB
    32-bit Software Information:
    Supported Operating Systems:    Windows XP/Vista/7
    Support Software Required:      VISA
    Source Code Availability:       Source code included with driver.
    64-bit Software Information:
    Supported Operating Systems: 	Windows Vista/7  
    Support Software Required:      VISA
    Source Code Availability:       Source code included with driver.
    About KI Class Drivers
    This instrument driver utilizes Kikusui custom class interfaces and drivers.
    Their installation requires a separate setup program provided by Kikusui,
    which will install the IVI-COM type library and IVI-C class driver DLLs.
    (This is only required when your app utilizes interchangeability feature
    between the instruments that belong to the desired instrument class.)

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