Hardware Support Packages
The Instrument Control Toolbox™ includes support packages that allow the use of certain classes of instruments. To use any of the instrument support outlined below, install the appropriate support package. See the topics listed in the table for information about the contents and installing that support package.
|Contents and Installation
|Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface
|Use the I2C or SPI interface with the Aardvark adaptor.
|NI-845x I2C/SPI Interface
|Use the I2C or SPI interface with the NI-845x adaptor.
|Use to communicate with NI-SCOPE oscilloscopes. Acquire waveform data from the oscilloscope and control it.
|NI-FGEN Function Generators
|Use to communicate with NI-FGEN function generators. Control and configure the function generator, and perform tasks such as generating sine waves.
|NI-DCPower Power Supplies
|Use to communicate with NI-DCPower power supplies. Control and take digital measurements from a power supply, such as the NI PXI 4011 triple-output programmable DC power supply.
|NI-DMM Digital Multimeters
|Use to communicate with NI-DMM digital multimeters. Control and take measurements from a digital multimeter, such as measuring voltage or resistance.
|Use to communicate with NI-Switch instruments. For example, control a relay box such as the NI PXI-2586 10-channel relay switch.
|NI VISA and ICP Interfaces
|Use the Quick Control Oscilloscope and Quick Control Function Generator interfaces to communicate with and control oscilloscopes and function generators.