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Install the NI-DCPower Power Supplies Support Package

You can use Instrument Control Toolbox™ to communicate with NI-DCPower power supplies. You can control and take digital measurements from a power supply, such as the NI PXI 4011 triple-output programmable DC power supply.

This feature is available through the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for NI-DCPower Power Supplies. Using this installation process, you download and install the following file(s) on your host computer:

  • MATLAB Instrument Driver for NI-DCPower support

  • National Instruments® NI-DCPower driver file

  • Example that shows how to take digital measurements from an NI-DCPower power supply

    Note:   You can use this support package only on a host computer running a version of 64-bit Windows® that Instrument Control Toolbox supports.

Supported Compiler Requirement

Certain functionality in the NI-DCPower support package may require a supported compiler on your system. For the current list of supported compilers, see Supported and Compatible Compilers on the MathWorks® website.

Once you have installed a supported C compiler, set up your compiler by running mex -setup, as described in the documentation for mex in the MATLAB® Function Reference.

Installing the Support Package

To install the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for NI-DCPower Power Supplies:

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

In the Add-On Explorer, scroll to the Hardware Support Packages section, and click show all to find your support package.

To uninstall support packages:

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

To update existing support packages:

On the MATLAB Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Check for Updates > Hardware Support Packages.

For more information about using Add-On Explorer, see Get Add-Ons.

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