Acquiring Data from Sensors and Instruments Using MATLAB
Acquire and Output Signals
Use an RF signal generator to output 5G, LTE, WLAN, and custom wireless signals that you have designed in MATLAB; acquire data over the air from RF signal and spectrum analyzers for further analysis in MATLAB.
Quick-control interfaces provide the most common functions needed to control oscilloscopes, function generators, and RF signal generators. Read waveforms, adjust offset and coupling on scopes, and download arbitrary waveforms to signal generators.
Instrument Control Apps
Use the VISA Explorer and Instrument Control Apps to communicate with and configure instruments without writing code. The apps automatically generate MATLAB code from an instrument control session that you can incorporate into other automated test programs.
Text-Based Instrument Control
Communicate with instruments using text-based SCPI commands over interfaces, such as VISA, GPIB, USB, TCP/IP, and Serial. Use IVI, VXIplug&play, and MATLAB instrument drivers to simplify programming of your instruments.
Use IVI and VXIplug&play Instrument Drivers
Use instrument drivers to communicate with instruments independently of device protocols. Directly use vendor-provided IVI and VXIplug&play instrument drivers. Many drivers can be used directly after installing the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for IVI and VXIplug&play Drivers.
Connect to Digital Sensors
Open connections with individual I2C or SPI sensors on your circuit board, and read and write data from these devices. Transfer data to or from any Bluetooth device that supports Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP).
Supported Hardware and Standards
Multiple manufacturers of benchtop and modular instruments are supported, including Keysight™, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix®, and National Instruments®. VISA, GPIB, SCPI, IVI, VXIplug&play, LXI, PXI, and AXIe standards are supported. See link for details: