Instrument Control Toolbox
Agilent Technologies provides core measurement tools such as digitizers, function generators, multimeters, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal analyzers and generators, and vector signal analyzers. You can use MATLAB together with Instrument Control Toolbox as your single software environment to configure, control, acquire, and analyze data from Agilent instruments.
Once data is in MATLAB, you can make customized measurements, perform data analysis, generate arbitrary waveforms, and develop automated tests. You can also create graphical interfaces for collecting and analyzing your data and automating tests.
In addition, Agilent offers integration with MATLAB that enables user-defined measurements on select instruments and expands the ability of Agilent oscilloscopes to analyze signals.
An instrument driver lets you communicate with your instrument using higher-level commands. MATLAB supports IVI and VXIplug&play instrument drivers and LXI-compliant instruments. To communicate with your Agilent instrument using an IVI instrument driver and Instrument Control Toolbox, install the IVI driver and then automatically create a MATLAB driver wrapper by following the instructions in the MATLAB IVI documentation. Some instrument drivers do not require a wrapper and can be used directly from MATLAB. Other IVI drivers have preconfigured MATLAB wrappers. See Using MATLAB with Agilent Instruments to get started using Agilent instruments in MATLAB with IVI instrument drivers.
If an instrument driver is not available for your instrument, you can communicate directly with the instrument using SCPI commands over these communication protocols:
Tell us about your Agilent instrument, its model number, and the type of application you want to develop, or request additional information about Agilent instruments. To request support for a specific instrument, include the instrument's name and model number.
Tell us about other protocols or standards you would like to use from MATLAB.