Install the NI-Switch Hardware Support Package

You can use Instrument Control Toolbox™ to communicate with NI-Switch instruments. For example, you can control a relay box such as the NI PXI-2586 10-channel relay switch.

This feature is available through the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for NI-Switch Hardware. Using this installation process, you download and install the following file(s) on your host computer

  • MATLAB® Instrument Driver for NI-Switch support

  • National Instruments® NI-Switch driver file

  • Example that shows how to control an NI-Switch relay switch

Note

You can use this support package only on a host computer running a version of 64-bit Windows® that Instrument Control Toolbox supports.

Installing the Support Package

To install the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for NI-Switch Hardware:

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

In the Add-On Explorer, scroll to the Hardware Support Packages section, and click show all to find your support package.

To uninstall support packages:

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

To update existing support packages:

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Check for Updates > Hardware Support Packages.

For more information about using Add-On Explorer, see Get and Manage Add-Ons (MATLAB).