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MathWorks Instrument Control Toolbox

MathWorks Instrument Control Toolbox

The Instrument Control Toolbox™ lets you communicate with instruments, such as oscilloscopes, function generators, and analytical instruments, directly from MATLAB®. With the toolbox, you can generate data in MATLAB to send out to an instrument, or read data into MATLAB for analysis and visualization.

The toolbox provides a consistent interface to all devices independent of hardware manufacturer, protocol, or driver. The toolbox supports IVI, VXIplug&play, and MATLAB instrument drivers. Support is also provided for GPIB, VISA, TCP/IP, and UDP communication protocols.

Key Features

  • Instrument driver support for IVI, VXIplug&play, and MATLAB instrument drivers
  • Support for GPIB and VISA standard protocols (GPIB, GPIB-VXI, VXI, USB, TCP/IP, serial)
  • Support for networked instruments using the TCP/IP and UDP protocols
  • Simulink blocks for sending and receiving live data between instruments and Simulink models
  • Graphical user interface for identifying, configuring, and communicating with instruments
  • Hardware availability, management, and configuration tools
  • Instrument driver development and testing tools
  • Functions for reading and writing binary and text (ASCII) data
  • Synchronous and asynchronous (blocking and nonblocking) read-and-write operations
  • Event handling for time-out, bytes read, data written, and other events
  • Recording of data transferred to and from instruments

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