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findInstrument - Find and connect to instruments using the model or manufacturer name

version 1.0.0.1 (7.45 KB) by Gautam Vallabha
Simplifies connecting to a USB or GPIB instrument using the model name, vendor name or VISA resource

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Updated 01 Sep 2016

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obj = findInstrument('STR') returns an interface object to an instrument whose model name, vendor name or VISA resource matches any part of the string STR.

findInstrument requires the Instrument Control Toolbox™ and a VISA adaptor, and currently only works with USB and GPIB instruments.

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EXAMPLES
(See the published MATLAB file for sample outputs)
% see a list of all the available instruments
findInstrument;

% find an instrument by model number
obj = findInstrument('34405');
fopen(obj)
query(obj,'*IDN?')
fclose(obj)

% find an instrument by model number, using Agilent VISA
obj = findInstrument('34405', 'agilent');

% find an instrument by model number and
% create a device object
obj = findInstrument('33120');
fgen = icdevice('agilent_33120a.mdd', obj);

% find an instrument by matching a manufacturer name
obj = findInstrument('tek');

% find an instrument by the model code in the VISA resource
obj = findInstrument('0x0618')

Cite As

Gautam Vallabha (2021). findInstrument - Find and connect to instruments using the model or manufacturer name (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/25593-findinstrument-find-and-connect-to-instruments-using-the-model-or-manufacturer-name), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2006b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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