Many instruments, data acquisition devices, cameras, and other hardware connect to a computer through a USB cable. MATLAB enables you to control and acquire data from these devices using:
Using MATLAB and Instrument Control Toolbox, you can work with any USB instrument that offers remote USB connectivity through VISA software, such as the following:
You communicate with these instruments by sending SCPI commands over the VISA-USB interface. Instrument Control Toolbox also provides connectivity through instrument drivers such as:
You can use these drivers directly from MATLAB to communicate with the instrument over the USB connection, provided that VISA software is installed.