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.
To use this feature, download and install the following files 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
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, in MATLAB type:
to open the Support Package Installer.
You can also open the installer from MATLAB by selecting Home > Environment > Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.
On the Select support package to install screen, select NI-DCPower from the list.
For more information about installing support packages, see Supported Hardware.