Archived: Can VISA Communicate with Parallel Ports?This document has been archived and is no longer updated by National Instruments
Primary Software: Driver Software>>NI-VXI
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
How does VISA communicate with parallel ports? Are there default names that are used? Is this something handled automatically or do I need to do this manually?
Before NI-VISA 1.1, parallel port communication was not supported. Starting with NI-VISA 1.1, ASRL10 through ASRL13 are automatically mapped to LPT1 through LPT4, allowing you to communicate to a parallel port with VISA, just as you would with a serial port. Upgrade to NI-VISA version 1.1 or later.
Related Links: Example Program: Port and Memory Utilites for Windows
Drivers and Updates: VISA
Report Date: 10/01/1996
Last Updated: 05/06/2016
Document ID: 0Q0H595Q