I'm just getting in to LabVIEW and see that when I go to download instrument drivers, there are several listings. One is Plug and Play and the other is typically IVI. What is the difference? So far I've been through the Lesson #1 and Lesson #2 Basic Developer courses, but we haven't touched on the use of downloaded drivers.
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IVI: Interchangeable Virtual Instrument. Using this software layer enables the developer to work with a "generic instrument" independend of the manufacturer (e.g. Agilent DMM vx. NI DMM).
Plug'n'Play driver: The driver for the very instance of an instrument, needed for the OS to identify and drive the instrument. The driver is device specific.
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