Using a LeCroy Waveseries Oscilloscope With Ethernet Using VISA

Updated Jan 9, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX)

Driver

  • NI-VISA

Other

LeCroy Waveseries oscilloscope

Issue Details

I have downloaded the instrument drivers for my LeCroy Waveseries oscilloscope, but still cannot open a VISA session while connecting over Ethernet.

How do I use the LeCroy Waveseries oscilloscope connected by Ethernet?

Solution

To use the LeCroy Waveseries oscilloscopes over ethernet, you also need to:

 

  1. Download and install the Teledyne LeCroy VICP Passport. Refer to the LeCroy's software downloads website
  2. Restart computer after installing, even if not prompted to do so.
  3. Use the correct VICP descriptor, instead of VISA (e.g., VICP::<ip address>::INSTR)
  4. If you continue to have issues with your LeCroy instrument in MAX or LabVIEW, try updating to the latest NI-VISA driver.
  5. Optional: Refer to the VICP Readme.txt for further troubleshooting notes.

Additional Information

Make sure that your firewall, user privileges, and antivirus settings allow any National Instruments components necessary for communication.

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