This is the first version of this VISA toolbox for signal acquisition and
This toolbox provides an universal interface for measurement device from most of
the device suppliers on the market (National Instrument, Agilent/HP, ... ),
- Digital multimeter (DMM)
- Arbitrary waveform/function generator
- DC power supply
- AC power supply
- Power meter
- Spectrum analyzer
- RF signal generator
This is a beta version, for community evaluation.
The Virtual Instrument Software Architecture (VISA) is a standard for
configuring, programming, and troubleshooting instrumentation systems comprising
GPIB, VXI, PXI, Serial, Ethernet, and/or USB interfaces. VISA provides the
programming interface between the hardware and development environments.
Appropriate hardware, in the form of a National Instruments GPIB,GPIB-VXI,
MXI/VXI or serial interface board.
For GPIB applications, install NI-488. For VXI applications, install NI-VXI. For
other hardware interfaces, NI-VISA uses the system’s standard drivers.
NI-VISA distribution media