High-Speed LAN Instrument Protocol (HiSLIP)

HiSLIP is a TCP-based protocol for remote control of Test & Measurement instruments (such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters, spectrum analyzers etc.). HiSLIP was developed by the IVI Foundation as a successor of the VXI-11 protocol. In comparison to VXI-11 HiSLIP improves performance, supports IPv6 and shared locking.


The High-Speed LAN Instrument Protocol specification was published in 2010 by IVI Foundation

Protocol dependencies

The TCP port 4880 was assigned by IANA for the default HiSLIP connection, even though HiSLIP can use other ports as well. A HiSLIP connection uses 2 TCP sockets: A synchronous channel to transfer data, and an asynchronous channel to transfer control commands.

Example traffic

Screenshot of a HiSLIP message from SampleCaptures file: hislip_sample.pcap hislip_screenshot.jpg


The HiSLIP dissector is fully functional

Preference Settings

There are currently no preference settings specific to the HiSLIP dissector.

Example capture file

Display Filter

A complete list of HiSLIP display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter HiSLIP protocols while capturing. However, if you know the TCP port used (see above), you can filter on that one.

* High-Speed LAN Instrument Protocol Specifications


HiSLIP (last edited 2014-04-28 08:09:07 by MarcelEssig)