Instrument Control Toolbox

Keysight Instruments and MATLAB

Keysight Technologies (formerly 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.

Keysight Instrument Drivers

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 (7:58) to get started using Agilent instruments in MATLAB with IVI instrument drivers.

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Communication Protocols

If an instrument driver is not available for your instrument, you can communicate directly with the instrument using SCPI commands over these communication protocols:

Keysight Digitizers

Data Acquisition Toolbox supports some data acquisition hardware from Agilent. For the complete list of devices supported by the toolbox, see the Data Acquisition Toolbox supported hardware.

Resources for Using MATLAB and Instrument Control Toolbox with Keysight (Agilent) Instruments

MATLAB Examples for Keysight Oscilloscopes

MATLAB Examples for Keysight Signal Generators and Signal Analyzers

MATLAB Examples for Keysight Arbitrary Waveform Generators

Development of Custom Modulation and Demodulation Schemes Using Keysight Signal Generators and Signal Analyzers

MATLAB Examples for Other Keysight Instruments

MATLAB Videos - Getting Started Demonstrations with Keysight Instruments

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