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|
|NI USB-845x connection|
|I2C peripheral device connection|
|Create SPI object|
|Create TCP/IP client connection with TCP/IP server|
|Create TCP/IP server|
|Connect to UDP socket|
|Connection to serial port|
|Create connection to device using VISA|
|TCP/IP Explorer||Connect to and communicate with TCP/IP server|
|UDP Explorer||Create UDP socket and communicate over networks using UDP|
|Serial Explorer||Communicate with devices connected to serial port|
|VISA Explorer||Connect to and communicate with instruments over VISA|
- 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.