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.
|Support Package||Contents and Installation|
|Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface||Use the I2C or SPI interface with the Aardvark adaptor. |
See Install Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for Total Phase Aardvark I2C/SPI Interface.
|NI-845x I2C/SPI Interface||Use the I2C or SPI interface with the NI-845x adaptor.|
See Install Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for National Instruments NI-845x I2C/SPI Interface.
|NI-SCOPE Oscilloscopes||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
See Install the NI-FGEN Function Generators Support Package.
|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.|
|NI-Switch Hardware||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.|
See Install the National Instruments VISA and ICP Interfaces Support Package.