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Quick-Control RF Signal Generator Requirements

You can use the Quick-Control RF Signal Generator for any RF signal generator that uses an underlying IVI-C driver. However, you do not have to directly deal with the underlying driver.

Create the Quick-Control RF Signal Generator object using the Instrument Control Toolbox™ rfsiggen function. It simplifies controlling RF signal generators and performs waveform generations. This feature works with any instrument that has IVI-C rfsiggen class drivers.

To use the Quick-Control RF Signal Generator for an IVI-C RF signal generator, ensure the following software is installed. Most components are installed by the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for National Instruments VISA and ICP Interfaces, but you can also install them separately. To install the support package, see Install the National Instruments VISA and ICP Interfaces Support Package.

  • Windows® 64-bit platforms

  • VISA shared components (installed by the support package)

  • VISA (installed by the support package)

    Note, the examples use Keysight™ VISA, but you can use any vendor’s implementation of VISA.

  • National Instruments® IVI® compliance package NICP 4.1 or later (installed by the support package)

  • The device-specific driver for your instrument. If you do not already have it, go to your instrument vendor's website and download the IVI-C driver for your specific instrument.

You can use instrhwinfo to confirm that the required software is installed.

% Check that the software is properly installed.

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