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HP VEE on NI VXI-486?

Question asked by VRFuser on Mar 26, 1996
Hello. We are trying to find a platform for use in experimenting with
HP VEE Instrument Driver development (on a budget). Since I do NOT have
a PC available with either an HPIB or VXLink card installed, I had hoped
to use a National Instruments VXIpc-486 Model 500 (P/N 18129-250 Rev. B2)
that we already have and which is not currently in use.

So -- I plugged the VXI-486 into a chassis and went to install my VEE 3.0
license and read the following in "Installing HP VEE for Windows", page
1-5:

   HP VEE provides direct access to the VXI backplane through select
   code 16 for the EPC-7 and EPC-8 VXI Controllers. However, the
   EPConnect software, provided with the controller, must be
   installed before you install HP VEE.

OK -- I know that this in NOT an EPC-7 or an EPC-8 and I do NOT have the
EPConnect software. What IS installed is the National Instruments NI-VXI
stuff (which I have been told accessed the backplane just fine for the
previous users who were experimenting with LabView/CVI). So, I installed
HP VEE anyway and can NOT see the backplane or anything on it (HP VEE
does not see VXI as an available interface).

What can I do?
1. Can I get (download) the EPConnect software and will it (maybe/probably)
   work on the target computer in question?
2. Is there someway to otherwise use the existing NI-VXI stuff to get
   HP VEE to acknowledge the VXI backplane as an available interface?
3. ???


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