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KUSB-488 and Windows 7

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KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by starkeyguy » February 21st, 2011, 10:40 am

Does the KUSB-488 USB-GPIB device have a windows 7 driver? I couldn't find one on the website. Thanks.

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by Dale C » February 22nd, 2011, 5:52 am

Here is link to the WIN 7 driver for the KUSB-488B.
Please note that it is for WIN7 32 bit. 64 bit version is being developed.
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=52970

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by starkeyguy » February 22nd, 2011, 7:20 am

That driver is for the KUSB-488B. I have the KUSB-488. I tried it anyway, but it didn't work. Is there anything else I can try? Thanks.
Dale C wrote:Here is link to the WIN 7 driver for the KUSB-488B.
Please note that it is for WIN7 32 bit. 64 bit version is being developed.
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=52970

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by Dale C » February 22nd, 2011, 10:56 am

You are correct. I must have misread your post. I thought you had a KUSB-448B
The KUSB-488 is only supported to WIN VISTA.
Here is the link to that driver.
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=50944

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by brucedickingson » March 10th, 2011, 8:51 am

Has the WIndows 7 Kusb 488B 64bit driver been updated yet? I am running Windows 7 home premium with the KUSB 488B connected to a 2430 and a 3706 and cannot get past the gpib connection to my labtop when trying to connect to Labview 2010. Please let me know when I can expect this driver.

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by Dale C » March 10th, 2011, 11:29 am

According to engineering the KUSB-488B driver already supports WIN 7 64 bit.
Here is the link
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=52970

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by brucedickingson » March 10th, 2011, 12:50 pm

Hmm, yea the 3.06 is the NI driver I currently have installed. This must not be my problem. When I go to initialize the gpib kusb 488B in the Keithley Communicator i select SEND with *IDN? and then ENTER I get the message:

Run Time Error '48'
File not found ieee_32M.dll

Any ideas what could be causing this?

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by Dale C » March 11th, 2011, 5:58 am

This just in from the product manager....
It works in Windows 7 64-bit but the driver is not a true 64-bit driver. It is a 32-bit driver that works in 64-bit.
I have been in contact with software engineering on developing a true 64-bit version. It is on the table now but I do not have a date at this time.
So there is something going on.
Sorry I do not know at this time.
I will keep you posted.

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by camtest » February 22nd, 2012, 8:03 am

Hi

So I just got given a KUSB-488 (not KUSB-488B) and asked to make it work.
The computer is running Win7/64bit.
Which driver do I need? I'm confused ... !

thanks
John

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by Dale C » February 23rd, 2012, 6:14 am

The KUSB-488 driver supports up to VISTA.
The KUSB-488A driver supports up to WIN 7.
The KUSB-488B driver supports up to WIN 7.

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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by camtest » February 24th, 2012, 3:29 am

Hi
Thanks - so if I understand correctly, the KUSB488 is useless under Windows 7?
thanks
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Re: KUSB-488 and Windows 7

Post by Dale C » February 24th, 2012, 6:24 am

KUSB-488 is not supported in WIN 7

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