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VictorWayne
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Instrument Driver of LabView

 
I cannot find the drivers of the following instruments for LabView on NI's site,
 
ADVANTEST:smileyvery-happy:3286/D3186/R6142/
 
Agilent:1682A/81250A/89611A/E5071B/89600S/E8403A 
 
HP:8971C
 
Are there any recommended websites that you can recommend to me?
 
 
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gagi1
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Re: Instrument Driver of LabView

There are a few options for you to try:

1. Contact the instrument manufacturer to check if they provide LabVIEW drivers for their instruments. If Agilent has VXIplug&play drivers for these instruments, you can then use the "LabVIEW Interface Generator for LabWindows/CVI Instrument Drivers" tool to import the VXIp&p driver into LabVIEW. Please refer to http://www.ni.com/devzone/idnet/development.htm for more information about this tool.

1. Post your question on Info-labview: http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/3efedde4322fef19862567740067f3cc/2c7719d63fe1e83c8525646000503b72?O...

2. Use Instrument I/O Assistant in LabVIEW

to communicate with message-based instruments and graphically parse the response. For example you can communicate with an instrument that uses a serial, Ethernet, or GPIB interface. Refer to the Instrument I/O Assistant Help for more information about communicating with an instrument.: http://digital.ni.com/softlib.nsf/websearch/F3CA0298C715BCD886256E82005758E5?opendocument&node=13206...

3. If you have access to any documentation containing the command set for the instrument, you can try to develop a driver yourself (http://www.ni.com/devzone/idnet/developid.htm)

4. Contact our Alliance Member. Many of our Alliance members have extensive instrument driver development expertise. For a listing of our Alliance Members, go to: http://www.ni.com/alliance.

Regards,

Vesna