Instrument Driver Editing and Testing
Generic drivers allow the Instrument Control Toolbox™ to communicate with devices or software that do not use industry-standard drivers or protocols. You create a generic driver using the Instrument Driver Editor. See Creating MATLAB Instrument Drivers for information about using the Instrument Driver Editor.
After you create a driver, you can test it using the Instrument Driver Testing Tool. The tool provides a graphical environment for creating a test to verify the functionality of a MATLAB instrument driver. You can verify property and function behavior and export the test results in a variety of formats. See Instrument Driver Testing Tool Overview.
|Remove instrument objects from MATLAB workspace|
|Remove instrument objects from memory|
|Display instrument object summary information|
|Instrument object properties|
|Open Property Inspector|
|Class method names and descriptions|
|Save instrument objects and variables to MAT-file|
|Configure or display instrument object properties|
|Information about available hardware|
|Instrument object property information|
|Connect device object to instrument|
|Disconnect device object from instrument|
|Execute driver-specific function on device object|
|Run instrument self-test|
Examples and How To
- Creating MATLAB Instrument Drivers
How to create, modify, save, and verify instrument drivers using the MATLAB Instrument Driver Editor.
Defining instrument functionality as properties of the device object to ease communications with your instrument.
Defining instrument functionality as functions of the device object to ease communications with your instrument.
Combining common capabilities of the device object.
- Using Existing Drivers
Adapting existing drivers for your instrument.
- Setting Up Your Test
Providing global information for your test, including name, description, driver, interface, and preferences.
- Defining Test Steps
Creating steps to test setting property values, getting property values, and driver functions.
- Saving Your Test
Saving your test for future midtest sessions, or as code, or as a driver function.
- Testing and Results
Running a complete or partial test; exporting or saving test results.
- MATLAB Instrument Driver Editor Overview
An explanation of MATLAB® instrument drivers, their features, capabilities, and usage.
- Instrument Driver Testing Tool Overview
An explanation of the MATLAB Instrument Driver Testing Tool, its capabilities, and usage.
- Instrument Control Toolbox Properties
These properties are available in the toolbox.