Does NI-VISA Supports HiSLIP Protocol?

Updated Jul 22, 2022

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  • High Speed LAN Instrument Protocol (HiSLIP) Protocol

Issue Details

Does NI-VISA Supports High Speed LAN Instrument Protocol (HiSLIP) Protocol?


NI-VISA 5.1 or above does support HiSLIP protocol. To confirm if the installed version of NI VISA supports HiSLIP Protocol or not you may refer to its readme file.

Additional Information

  • For HiSLIP related properties details, you can refer to the file NI-VISA .NET Help file at location C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\NI-VISA\Documentation . Here you can find reference to HiSLIP related properties under NationalInstruments.Visa Namespace >> TcpipSession Class >> TcpipSession Properties.
  • As of today, NI-VISA does not support HiSLIP version 2.0. If you want to use this version of the protocol with one of your instruments, you will have to use 3rd party VISA drivers