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August 15, 2011

Introducing the Ametek IVI Driver for the Compact i/iX AC Power Source
The instrument driver provides access to the functionality of the
Compact i/iX power source through a COM server which also complies
with the IVI specifications. This driver works in any development environment which
supports COM programming including Microsoft? Visual Basic, Microsoft
Visual C++, Microsoft .NET, Agilent VEE Pro, National Instruments LabVIEW, and others.
The driver also works in IVI-C environements such as National Instruments LabWindows.

Supported Instruments
i/iX Series
Compact i/iX Series
MX Series
RS Series
Ls/Lx Series
FCS Series
CSW Series

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 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

Shared Components
Before this driver can be installed, your computer must already
have several components already installed. The easiest way to
to install these other components is by running the IVI Shared
Components installation package available from the IVI Foundation
as noted below. It installs all the items mentioned below.

IVI Shared Components version 2.2.0 or later.
The driver installer requires these components. They must be
installed before the driver installer can install the driver.

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, Service Pack 2 is required.
Download from:

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 Files\IVI Foundation\IVI\Bin\Primary Interop Assemblies

The PIA is also installed into the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) if
you have the .NET framework installed.

Start Menu Shortcuts
A shortcut to the driver help file is added to the Start Menu,
Programs, Ametek group. It contains "Getting
Started" information on using the driver in a variety of programming
environments as well as documentation on IVI and instrument specific
methods and properties.

You will also see shortcuts to the Readme file and any programming
examples for this driver.

Help File
The help file (Ametek.chm) is located in the directory:
:\Program Files\IVI Foundation\IVI\Drivers\AmetekACPwr

Revision History
Version Date Notes
------- ------------ ----- Jul 08, 2011 Internal release Jul 22, 2011 Internal release Aug 15, 2011 Initial release

IVI Compliance
IVI-COM/IVI-C IviACPwr Specific Instrument Driver
IVI Instrument Class: IviACPwr
IviACPwr: IVI-4.5_v1.2

IviACPwrBase yes
IviACPwrArbWaveform yes
IviACPwrCurrentProtection yes
IviACPwrCurrentRamp no
IviACPwrDCGeneration yes
IviACPwrExternalSync yes
IviACPwrFrequencyRamp yes
IviACPwrImpedance yes
IviACPwrMeasurement yes
IviACPwrPhase yes
IviACPwrVoltageProtection yes
IviACPwrVoltageRamp yes

Optional Features:
Interchangeability Checking no
State Caching no
Coercion Recording no

Driver Identification:
Vendor: Ametek Corporation.
Description: Compact i/iX AC Power Source
Revision: 0.2
Component Identifier: AmetekACPwr.AmetekACPwr

Hardware Information:
Instrument Manufacturer: Ametek Corporation
Supported Instrument Models: 2253iX
Supported Bus Interfaces: TCPIP, GPIB

32-bit Software Information:
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista 32, Windows 7 32
Support Software Required: VISA
Source Code Availability: Source code included with driver.

64-bit Software Information:
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista 64, Windows 7 64
Support Software Required: VISA
Source Code Availability: Source code included with driver.