PMX-Multi Series – IVI-COM Multi-Environment Drivers

IVI-COM Multi-Environment Drivers

An IVI-COM multi-environment instrument driver compliant with the IVI specifications. Compatible with Microsoft Office VBA, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic.NET. And because an IVI-C driver is bundled, it is possible to use it easily in LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI.



Last update



  • 8.1(x86/x64)
  • 10(x86/x64)
  • 11(x86/x64)


  • To use IVI-COM instrument drivers, a VISA Library that supports VISA COM.
    *IVI Shared Components(Minimal IVI Version 2.6.1)
  • We recommend using one of the VISA Libraries supporting VISA COM shown below. (Mind that multiple versions of VISA cannot be installed at a time.)
    • NI-VISA 5.1.0 or later
    • Agilent IO Libraries Suite 16.0 or later
    • KI-VISA 5.0.5 or later
  • When using 32bit OS, the x86 edition of the instrument driver can only be installed.
  • When using 64bit OS, the x64 edition of the instrument driver can only be installed, but it contains the x86 (WOW64) edition.


Common Library / Documents

VISA Libraries
IVI Instrument Driver Programming Guide

  • 2024-07-19 README
    			**** Read Me First ****
    Oct 05, 2022
    Supported Instruments
    PMX32-3DU, PMX32-3TR, PMX32-2QU
      System Requirements: The driver installation will check for the
      following requirements.  If not found, the installer will either
      abort, warn, or install the required component as appropriate.
      Supported Operating Systems:
        Windows 8.1
        Windows 10
        Windows 11
      Shared Components
        Before this driver can be installed, your computer must already
        have the IVI Shared Components installed.
        IVI Shared Components version 2.6.1 or later.
        The IVI Shared Components installer is available from:
        Any compliant implementation is acceptable. Typically, VISA-COM is
        installed with VISA and other I/O library modules. 
    Additional Setup
      .NET Framework
        The .NET Framework itself is not required by this driver. If you
        plan to use the driver with .NET, the minimal .NET framework version is 2.0.
      The .NET Framework requires an interop assembly for a COM
      server. A Primary Interop Assembly, along with an XML file for
      IntelliSense is installed with the driver. The driver's PIA, along
      with IVI PIAs are installed, by default, in:
      :Program FilesIVI FoundationIVIBinPrimary Interop Assemblies
      The PIA is also installed into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) if
      you have the .NET framework installed.
    Help File
      The help file (KikusuiPmxMulti.chm) is located in the directory:
       IVI FoundationIVIDriverskipmxmulti
    Revision History
      Version     Date         Notes
      -------   ------------   -----   Oct 05, 2022  1st Public release
     Driver Source Code
      The driver source code is located in the directory:
       IVI FoundationIVIDriverskipmxmultiSource
      Building the source code requires Visual Studio 2017 or greater.
      - To build the driver source code from Visual Studio:
            1. Open the KikusuiPmxMultiDriver.vcxproj file in Visual Studio
            2. Execute the Build command.
            3. Save the solution file (.sln) when closing the project, if desired.
      - To build the driver source code from the command line:
            1. Open a Visual Studio command prompt
            2. Navigate to the source folder
            3. Type "msbuild KikusuiPmxMultiDriver.vcxproj"
      NOTE: After building the source code, a number of intermediate build files are naturally emitted as part of the build process.
            Since these build files were not deployed by the driver installer, they will NOT be removed if the driver is uninstalled,
            and the Source folder will remain after uninstallation.  This folder can be safely removed manually, if desired.
    IVI Compliance
    IVI-COM/IVI-C  IviDcpwr Specific Instrument Driver
    IVI Instrument Class: IviDCPwr
    IviDCPwr: IVI-4.4_v3.0
    IviDCPwrBase                    yes
    IviDCPwrMeasurement             yes
    IviDCPwrSoftwareTrigger         no
    IviDCPwrTrigger                 no
    Optional Features: 
    Interchangeability Checking     no
    State Caching                   no
    Coercion Recording              no
    Driver Identification: 
    Vendor:                         Kikusui
    Description:                    Multiple-Output DC PowerSupply PMX-Multi Series
    Revision:                       1.0
    Component Identifier:           KikusuiPmxmulti
    Hardware Information:
    Instrument Manufacturer:        Kikusui
    Supported Instrument Models:    PMX32-3DU, PMX32-3TR, PMX32-2QU
    Supported Bus Interfaces:       TCPIP, USB, Serial
    32-bit Software Information:
    Supported Operating Systems:    Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
    Support Software Required:      VISA
    Source Code Availability:       Source code included with driver.
    64-bit Software Information:
    Supported Operating Systems:    Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
    Support Software Required:      VISA
    Source Code Availability:       Source code included with driver.

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