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Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

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Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

Post by johnd1987 » July 25th, 2017, 1:09 am

Hi all - hope this is the right place.

I'm trying to control a Keithley 220 using LabVIEW - specifically just trying to get it to output a time-carrying current.

I've downloaded the LabVIEW library from the Tektronix website, but there is no manual, instructions or examples that I can spot - can anyone point me at some?

I've looked at the GPIB programmer's manual using a Google search, but really don't follow how to make that work

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Re: Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

Post by David N » August 17th, 2017, 8:58 am

I am not aware of any Keithley created LabView drivers for this model. The Keithley 220 is a very old instrument, circa 1984. You may want to check with National Instruments as they may have created a LabView driver for this model.

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Re: Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

Post by johnd1987 » August 17th, 2017, 9:58 am

But I downloaded the 220 drivers from your website - presumably these were made by Keithley?

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Re: Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

Post by David N » August 17th, 2017, 10:38 am

What was the page you downloaded the drivers from? Can you include the url?

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Re: Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

Post by johnd1987 » August 18th, 2017, 2:03 am

Hi there,

Might be wrong, but these were the ones I downloaded.

http://www.tek.com/software/220-labview ... er-windows

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Re: Keithley 220 Labview Examples?

Post by David N » August 18th, 2017, 9:32 am

OK I see the driver for the 220. It is an old driver. Since the 220 was circa 1984, there is no on-going support for it. There may have been a user or programmers manual for the instrument itself that would at least have some of the programming commands.

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