Regardless of the interface you use, there are common steps that comprise the basic workflow of instrument communication. In all cases, you must examine your hardware resources and create an interface object. Setting properties is optional. Reading and writing depends on the interface you are using. See the section of the documentation for the interface you are using.
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Return hardware-related information visible to the toolbox, including the installed adaptors and the syntax for creating instrument objects.
Create a MATLAB® object that represents the interface or the instrument.
Establish a connection between the object and the interface or instrument.
View and set property values to configure the interface and instrument settings.
Write commands to the instrument, read data from the instrument, or call instrument driver functions.
Disconnect the object, and remove the object from memory and from the workspace.
Choose whether to use interface objects or device objects for your application.
Save instrument objects and their associated property values to disk as a file or as a MAT-file.
Save information to disk as a text file. The saved information includes the data transferred to and from the instrument, and event information.
Describes the Instrument Control Toolbox™ product and capabilities.
This table lists the hardware support for the Instrument Control Toolbox.
Explains the files and interface driver adaptors that compose the toolbox.
The MATLAB software preferences related to the Instrument Control Toolbox.
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These properties are available in the toolbox.