Pickering Interfaces System 40/45/50 - PXI / PCI Software Drivers
NOTE: Where appropriate, driver packages include files for compatibility with National Instruments software environments such as LabView, LabWindows/CVI and Switch Executive.
If in doubt about which driver you require, refer to the Pickering Wiki software pages where advice and help for driver selection is available.
Pickering Interfaces PXI Driver Package
Suitable for all Pickering PXI / PCI switch cards in Systems 40/45/50 and System 41 cards indicated in the System 41 Support List.
This driver package contains the base drivers for both VISA and non-VISA based systems. Please select the appropriate driver during the installation process. In the case of the VISA driver, the user should install the National Instruments VISA package onto their system prior to installing the Pickering driver. For DirectIO (non-VISA) systems, no prior installation is necessary.
Drivers, documentation and examples are included in the installation package, also included are LabView and LabWindows/CVI driver files.
Also provided at the download location are some additional files:
- A Keysight(formerly Agilent) VEE wrapper for the non-VISA driver. First install the base driver above, then install the Keysight VEE package, after installation all the required files and some example programs will be found in the installation folder.
- LabView 7.1 driver set. The base installer includes LabView files for LabView 8.5 onwards, but since many users still have older verisons of LabView this package is provided. For versions prior to LabView 7.1, contact Pickering.
Online help files:
Pickering Interfaces IVI Driver
Suitable for all Pickering PXI / PCI switch cards in Systems 40/45/50. This driver will also drive Pickering LXI switch products.
This is an IVI-C Swtch class compliant driver suitable for any system supporting IVI-C. It is especially suitable for use with National Instruments Switch Executive.
The driver requires the prior installation of National Instruments VISA and the IVI Compatibility Package ICP. The Pickering Interfaces PXI Driver Package should also be installed for PXI and PCI based systems.
Documentation and examples are included in the installation package, also included are LabView and LabWindows/CVI driver files.
Cards introduced after the release date of the driver will not be included in the installation, in these cases and for existing users wishing to update their installation, download the latest copy of the pi40iv.ini which contains all the current card definitions. In rare cases older systems will also require a full driver update.
The latest version of the driver is not compatible with LabViewRT systems. For RT systems download the 2.08 release of the driver.
Pickering Interfaces .NET Driver
Suitable for all Pickering PXI / PCI and LXI products except for some System 41 Instrument Cards. Any card usable from the
Pickering PXI Driver Package or in a Pickering LXI product is suitable for use with this driver.