With interface-based communication, the basic workflow comprises common steps regardless of interface type. First, you create an object of the interface type you are using to connect to the instrument. Then, you can set connection and communication properties based on your workflow and instrument configuration. Next, write data to and read data from the instrument. Finally, when you are done working with your instrument, disconnect from it by clearing the object from the workspace.
|Total Phase Aardvark Adapter connection (Since R2023a)|
|NI USB-845x connection (Since R2023a)|
|I2C peripheral device connection (Since R2023a)|
|Create SPI object|
|Create TCP/IP client connection with TCP/IP server|
|Create TCP/IP server (Since R2021a)|
|Connect to UDP socket (Since R2020b)|
|Connection to serial port (Since R2019b)|
|Create connection to device using VISA (Since R2021a)|
|TCP/IP Explorer||Connect to and communicate with TCP/IP server (Since R2021b)|
|UDP Explorer||Create UDP socket and communicate over networks using UDP (Since R2022a)|
|Serial Explorer||Communicate with devices connected to serial port (Since R2021b)|
|VISA Explorer||Connect to and communicate with instruments over VISA (Since R2022b)|
- Create Interface Object
Communicate with your instrument by creating an object that represents a connection to the instrument.
- Configure and Return Properties
Configure instrument object behavior by assigning values to properties.
- Write and Read Data
Write and read ASCII string data, binary data, or binblock data with the instrument.
- Use SCPI Commands
Use SCPI commands to control multiple instruments using similar functions.