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BOP/BIT 4882
BOP/BIT 4886
MST 488-27
SN 488
SNR 488
TMA 4882-27

Types of Drivers

Drivers listed here are designed to work in the Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 environments and use the VISA-VXI plug&play interface, which support the following physical interfaces: RS-232, LAN sockets and GPIB. Drivers for older environments are also available.
  • IVI-COM - This driver works in all environments such as C++, Visual Basic, CVI and LabView.

  • LabView G - This driver is a universal driver compatible with all Kepco products such as BOP and BHK (excluding KLN) designed to work in the LabView operating environment. Kepco's LabView driver is a native G type following the IVI subvi function naming rules. It requires that the LabView software be installed and does not run without this software package. Kepco also provides a demonstration program to control all Kepco's programmable power supplies which use the LabView driver subvi's. When used with RS-232, the labview "driver open" function automatically determines the baud rate of the unit and properly configures it for flow control to work with the driver.

  • LabWindows/CVI Version 5. The drivers provided for CVI version 5 include a soft front panel. The drivers are VISA-VXI plug&play compliant and require a 32 bit VISA-VXI plug&play driver (from your GPIB card supplier) to be installed on your computer system. [[Download help for VISA-VXI plug&play 32 driver]. During installation, the user will be prompted to allow the installation of the CVI runtime engine. Installing this runtime engine allows the user to run the standalone demonstration program. The plug&play source code is provided for inclusion in test systems.

    NOTE: These drivers can also be used in LabView as long as the CVI DLL is installed on your computer system.

  • EPICS - EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is a set of Open Source software tools, libraries and applications developed collaboratively and used worldwide to create distributed soft real-time control systems for scientific instruments such as a particle accelerators, telescopes and other large scientific experiments. Kepco's EPICS drivers makes it easy for you to creatively use Kepco's high performance power supplies in your most demanding applications.

    EPICS drivers are Linux compatible.


  • IVI-COM - The Kepco IVI-COM driver includes a windows help file. During installation the master IVI help file will be modified to include the Kepco driver functions.
  • LabView G - This driver is described in Section 4 of the latest KLP Developer's Guide and is applicable to all Kepco products designed to work in the LabView G environment. In addition, all subvi's are fully documented within the functions themselves. For a hard copy of examples not included in the KLP Developer's Guide, use the LabView documentation export feature.
  • CVI/ LabWindows - The Labwindows/CVI demonstration programs also include the files needed for operation of a Kepco product in the VISA-VXI plug&play environment. Documentation of the driver functions is part of the VISA-VXI plug&play Operator Manual which will be installed in the user's computer when the program is extracted from the zip file. Some VISA-VXI plug&play Operator manuals may also be downloaded from Product Support.

Download/Installation Instructions

  • IVI-COM The file is a Microsoft installer file. It is a signed driver and should be downloaded to your computer and then executed. The installation program verifies that the ivi foundation class driver and VISA-VXI plug&play components are installed and are at least the 2014 version of the components. If there are issues, the driver will provide links or instructions to get access to the proper version. Kepco's IVI driver is a windows component; use the add or remove programs function in the windows control panel to uninstall.

  • LabView G There are three links for downloading the drivers and examples. The first two links are identical, except that one is with, and one without, the LabView runtime engine. Either of these two links perform three functions:
    (1) Creates a Kepco directory in the user's document\labview data directory, and also creates two subdirectories: Kepco\functions and Kepco\utilities.
    (2) Installs the interactive demonstration example application and subdirectories of example programs that use the driver to do tasks such as creating ramps (with and without measurements) or downloading waveforms to the power supply for execution.
    (3) Attempts to install the Kepco power supplies instrument driver. This driver will only be installed if LabView 8.6 is installed in the default location of the user's computer. If any other version of Labview is installed, it is necessary to download the Kepco Library in order for the driver to function.

    The third link contains only the Kepco Library of functions and a few required functions. The Kepco Library must be downloaded if any LabView version other than 8.6 is installed. These components have been provided separately as they are revised periodically, adding new user-requested functions. The last update added functions to access external references on BOP 1000 Watt models and BOP 100, 200, and 400 Watt models with BIT 4886.

Drivers for ABC

Drivers for ATE-DMG

Drivers for BHK-MG

NOTE: To view Firmware Revision from the front panel make sure unit is in command entry status (colon (:) blinking) and press MENU until LCD shows: Model, Serial No., Calibration date, and Firmware Version.

Drivers for BOP with BIT 4886 Card

  • IVI-COM Driver (Version 1.1.7) Driver and demonstration program which verifies correct installation of driver.
  • LabView G - Interactive Demo. This is a demonstration application which uses standalone functions to highlight the timed ramps and waveform capabilities of the arbitrary waveform generator. Source code for the standalone functions is provided in the examples directory of Labview 2010.
    • KpDCPwr Driver Labview Version 2012 instrument driver, user.lib and example with compiled Interactive Demo installer.
    • Interactive Demo Program Including Labview Version 2010 Runtime and Generic VISA-VXI plug&play Version to operate standalone on a Windows XP and above PC.
  • Sample VISA-VXI plug&play programs for Visual Studio examples Example projects are found in the BIT 4886 Operator's manual)
  • LabWindows/CVI Version 2013

Drivers for BOP with BIT 802E Card

Drivers for BOP 1KW (MG, MGL, ME, MEL, EL and GL)

Drivers for SN 488

Drivers for SNR 488

Drivers for MBT-G, MST 488-27, TMA 4882-27, TMA VXI-27

EPICS Drivers

EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is a set of Open Source software tools, libraries and applications developed collaboratively and used worldwide to create distributed soft real-time control systems for scientific instruments such as a particle accelerators, telescopes and other large scientific experiments.

EPICS drivers are Linux compatible.

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