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vrf VEE with Nat'l VISA

Question asked by VRFuser on Feb 9, 2006
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><TITLE>RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</TITLE><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.5296.0" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=265465604-10022006>Pretty much what others have said.  Direct I/O uses SICL, not VISA.  If you wanted to use VISA on a pure NI system, we did write a generalized I/O plug&play driver that I think is still available.  If you load that driver and choose ASRL for the interface, it will speak VISA to the serial port.</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=265465604-10022006></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=265465604-10022006>I think side by side I/O is the better solution, but this can be an alternative.</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV> </DIV><!-- Converted from text/rtf format --><P align=left><SPAN lang=en-us><FONT face=Arial size=2>Jay Nemeth-Johannes</FONT></SPAN> <BR><FONT face=Arial size=2>Smart Sensor Systems</FONT> <BR><SPAN lang=en-us><FONT face=Arial size=2>720 SW 14th Street</FONT></SPAN> <BR><SPAN lang=en-us><FONT face=Arial size=2>Loveland, Colorado 80537</FONT></SPAN> <BR><SPAN lang=en-us><FONT face=Arial>(970) 663-0006 </FONT></SPAN> <BR><SPAN lang=en-us><FONT face=Arial size=2><A href="http://www.smartsensorsystems.com/">www.SmartSensorSystems.com</A></FONT></SPAN> </P><DIV> </DIV><BR><BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">  <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader lang=en-us dir=ltr align=left>  <HR tabIndex=-1>  <FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> Drago, William @NARDAEAST   [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, February 09, 2006   12:05 PM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l   VISA<BR></FONT><BR></DIV>  <DIV></DIV>  <DIV><SPAN class=321250219-09022006><FONT size=2>Okay,   thanks...</FONT></SPAN></DIV>  <BLOCKQUOTE   style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid">    <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma     size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Street, Andy M     [mailto:andy.street@tycoelectronics.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday, February     09, 2006 9:47 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] VEE with     Nat'l VISA<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2>Hi Bill,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2>I think you can (but I have never tried it for     real!).  Unless things have changed dramatically VEE's Direct I/O     object puts a call into the SICL layer of the Agilent IO Libraries for     GPIB.  If the Agilent IO Libs are not installed/you are using the NI     API, then VEE throws the call out to the NI488.DLL and hopes that it is     there!  For the serial port, VEE directs the call to the SICL     layer.  No SICL installed, no talking to the serial port, just the     error message sicl32.dll not found...</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2>I think that you should be able to install the Agilent     IO Libs side by side with your NI installation.  Install Agilent VISA     as secondary if you choose to install the VISA API.  This 'should not'     mess anything up.  You might even want to try a custom install of the     IO Libs and choose only to install the SICL API.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2>That's the theory anyway...</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2>Good luck,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2>Andy</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=426423814-09022006><FONT face=Arial     color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left>    <HR tabIndex=-1>    </DIV>    <DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> Drago, William     @NARDAEAST [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Thursday,     February 09, 2006 9:09 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] VEE     with Nat'l VISA<BR></FONT><BR></DIV>    <DIV></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Well, it was working until     I tried use the serial port. If I'm just using GPIB everything is fine. When     I tried a program that needs the serial port I get a SICL error     message--"sicl32.dll not found."</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Is there a way to fix this?     Can I install SICL without messing up all the National     stuff?</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Thanks,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <DIV><SPAN class=899400114-09022006><FONT size=2>Bill</FONT></SPAN></DIV>    <BLOCKQUOTE     style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid">      <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma       size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Drago, William       @NARDAEAST [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday,       January 10, 2006 7:04 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf]       VEE with Nat'l VISA<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>      <P><FONT size=2>All,</FONT> </P>      <P><FONT size=2>I installed VEE 7.0 runtime on my NI system yesterday and       it worked. No problems at all.</FONT> </P>      <P><FONT size=2>Thanks,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>Bill</FONT> </P>      <P><FONT size=2>> -----Original Message-----</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>> From: Baranski, Detlef [<A       href="mailto:Detlef.Baranski@pilkington.de">mailto:Detlef.Baranski@pilkington.de</A>]</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:54 AM</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> To: 'Drago, William @NARDAEAST'; VRF</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: AW: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT       size=2>> It not that easy , sorry.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Read       the Manual. There are different things to take care </FONT><BR><FONT       size=2>> dependent on the</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> VEE Version you       have.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Since Vee 7 you need NI Visa lib 3 or       higher , otherwise it </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> is not working.</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> With Iolib 14.1 and VEE 7.5 it should work without       any big </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> problems if Nilib</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>> is installed first. But there were some troubles       also....</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> So let us know if your attempt       work.</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Best       regards,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> detlef</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> -----Ursprngliche Nachricht-----</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> Von: Drago, William @NARDAEAST [<A       href="mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com">mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com</A>]       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Gesendet: Freitag, 6. Januar 2006       16:38</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> An: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>       Betreff: RE: [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Thanks, I'll give it a try.</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>>  </FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Bill</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>> -----Original Message-----</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> From:       BOCKSTAL,DANIEL (A-Belgium,ex1) </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> [<A       href="mailto:daniel_bockstal@agilent.com">mailto:daniel_bockstal@agilent.com</A>]</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 8:45 AM</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> To: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: RE:       [vrf] VEE with Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Hello Drago,</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> VEE will play nicely with NI's VISA, no problem. You       can have </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> a side by side</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>> installation (NI VISA + Agilent VISA) on the same computer,       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> but this is only</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>       required if you mix Agilent's and NI's hardware (an Agilent       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> GPIB card and an</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>       NI GPIB card in the same PC)</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>  Best       regards</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Daniel Bockstal</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>>       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> From: Drago,       William @NARDAEAST [<A       href="mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com">mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com</A>]       </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:23 PM</FONT>       <BR><FONT size=2>> To: VRF</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Subject: [vrf]       VEE with Nat'l VISA</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> </FONT><BR><FONT       size=2>> All,</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>>  </FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>> I have a test system running LabWindows/CVI and TestStand. I       want to</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> install VEE runtime so I can use       the equipment in that test </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> system with       some</FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> of my VEE programs.</FONT> <BR><FONT       size=2>>  </FONT> <BR><FONT size=2>> Will VEE play nice with       the Nat'l VISA or does it need it's </FONT><BR><FONT size=2>> own? 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