Function Generators and MATLAB

Control and Configure Function Generators

You can control and configure function generators directly from MATLAB using Instrument Control Toolbox. If your function generator supports arbitrary waveforms, you can create the waveforms in MATLAB and use the toolbox to upload them to the instrument. You can also build graphical interfaces to verify device performance, compare real-world data to models created in MATLAB or Simulink, and automate tests.

By using the SCPI commands described in the operating or programming manual of your function generator, you can control any function generator over any of these supported interfaces:

Control Function Generators with Instrument Driver Software

Many manufacturers of function generators supply industry-standard instrument drivers that you can use directly from MATLAB. Instrument Control Toolbox provides connectivity through instrument drivers such as:

Function Generator Instrument Drivers