Instrument Control Fundamentals: Hardware and Bus Technologies

Publish Date: Apr 01, 2013 | 11 Ratings | 3.82 out of 5 | Print

As part of the National Instruments Instrument Control Fundamental Series, this set of tutorials helps you learn about a specific instrument control topic through theory explanations and practical examples.
What You Learn
Many of today’s instrument control applications consist of a broad range of instrument control hardware and bus technologies. Some of these buses include GPIB, serial, USB, Ethernet/LAN, PCI/PCI Express, PXI/PXI Express, and IEEE 1394. This set of tutorials and concept documents provides information on all these different hardware and bus technologies.

Visit the Test System Development Resource Library to learn how to incorporate instrument control into an automated test system.

Comparing Instrument Hardware Buses
See the similarities and differences between all the different instrument control hardware buses.
Instrument Control with the GPIB Hardware Bus
Obtain more information on the GPIB instrument control hardware bus and how to control your GPIB instrument.
Instrument Control with the USB Hardware Bus
Explore information on how to control your USB instrument and how this hardware bus works.
Instrument Control with the Ethernet/LAN/LXI Hardware Bus
Find information on the different ways you can communicate and control Ethernet/LAN/LXI instruments as well as how these hardware buses operate.
Instrument Control with the Serial Hardware Bus
Learn about the Serial communication bus and how you can control your serial instrument.
Instrument Control with the PCI/PCI Express Hardware Bus
Get information on the popular PCI hardware bus and the new PCI Express bus as well as how to control your PCI/PCI Express instrument.
Instrument Control with the PXI/PXI Express Hardware Bus
Discover how to control your PXI or PXI Express instrument as well as how this hardware bus functions.
Instrument Control with the FireWire® (IEEE 1394) Hardware Bus
Learn about how to communicate with and control your IEEE 1394 instrument and how this hardware bus operates.

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FireWire is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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