19 Jun 2009
TekVISA is an implementation of the industry-standard VISA API on the Tektronix Windows-based oscilloscopes. The Open Windows desktop on Tektronix high-end oscilloscopes allows users to put standard Windows applications directly on the instrument. Utilizing this Open Windows desktop and TekVISA, MATLAB now has the ability to communicate with the oscilloscope directly from within the oscilloscope. TekVISA allows the oscilloscope to look like a standard device connected to the computer through a GPIB interface. MATLAB and the Instrument Control Toolbox allow the user to send commands to the instrument with TekVISA to automate the process of data collection, setup, and any other functionality available to the device.