About IVI and The IVI Foundation
The IVI Foundation is an open consortium founded to promote specifications for programming test instruments that simplify interchangeability, provide better performance, and reduce the cost of program development and maintenance.http://www.ivifoundation.org/
Why Shared Components
From the IVI FoundationTo make it easier for you to combine drivers and other software from various vendors, the IVI Foundation members have cooperated to provide common software components, called IVI Shared Components. These components provide services to drivers and driver clients that need to be common to all drivers. For instance, the IVI Configuration Server enables administration of system-wide configuration.
Important! You must install the IVI Shared Components before an IVI driver can be installed.
Instructions for installing shared components and the Tegam 1830A IVI Driver
The system these directions were written for is a Windows XP computer with service pack 3 installed, however IVI drivers are used industry wide on a variety of platforms.
1. Install IVISharedComponents1.5.1, this can be downloaded from
http://www.ivifoundation.org/shared_com ... fault.aspx. There are newer
versions available that should still work with this driver.
2. Install IVIVisaSharedComponents32, this can be downloaded from
http://www.ivifoundation.org/shared_com ... fault.aspx.
3. Install visa462runtime, this can be downloaded from
http://joule.ni.com/nidu/cds/view/p/id/1606/lang/en . This requires
registration to the ni.com website, but is a free download.
4. Install the Tegam 1830A drivers Tegam1830A.188.8.131.52
Instructions for Visual Basic 6:
1. Open Visual Basic 6
2. Create a new Standard EXE application
3. Click on Project->References. Scroll down and click the check box next to
'IVI Tegam1830A 1.0 Type Library'. Click OK