GPIB NI-488.2 Board Interface Overflow Error

Updated Dec 4, 2019

Reported In

Driver

  • NI-488.2

Issue Details

I am using the NI-488.2 drivers and I get the following overflow errors when compiling my code. 

An error was encountered while opening the meters...System.OverflowException: Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow.

Solution

This error can happen when the development environment is not pointing to the current or correct drivers.
  1. Re-install a compatible version of NI-488.2 by cross-referencing the hardware and operating system compatibility. 
  1. Re-link the drivers using the standard process for your IDE.