Third Party GPIB-USB Device Does Not Show in NI Measurement and Automation Explorer

Updated May 16, 2019

Reported In

Software

  • Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX)

Driver

  • NI-VISA
  • NI-488.2

Other

Prologix USB-GPIB Cable

Issue Details

I have a third party USB to GPIB cable that I am trying to use in LabVIEW. It does not show up as a GPIB device in NI Measurement and Automation Explorer (NI MAX) and I cannot open VISA Test Panels.

Solution

Ensure that the appropriate IEEE 488 driver is installed for your device. Contact the manufacturer of your specific USB-GPIB cable for these drivers.

If the GPIB device is made by Keysight, enable GPIB cards for 488 programs in Keysight Connection Expert and enable the NiVisaTulip.dll.

Additional Information

The NI-488.2 driver is only designed to work for National Instruments hardware.

Even if the manufacturer says the device does not require a driver,  to interface with NI MAX, all GPIB devices will require the NI 488.2 GPIB Driver.

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