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Interface-Based Communication

Communicate with instruments using interfaces

With interface-based communication, the basic workflow comprises common steps regardless of interface type. First, you create an object of the interface type you are using to connect to the instrument. Then, you can set connection and communication properties based on your workflow and instrument configuration. Next, write data to and read data from the instrument. Finally, when you are done working with your instrument, disconnect from it by clearing the object from the workspace.


aardvarkTotal Phase Aardvark Adapter connection
ni845xNI USB-845x connection
deviceI2C peripheral device connection
spiCreate SPI object
tcpclientCreate TCP/IP client connection with TCP/IP server
tcpserverCreate TCP/IP server
udpportConnect to UDP socket
serialportConnection to serial port
visadevCreate connection to device using VISA


TCP/IP ExplorerConnect to and communicate with TCP/IP server
UDP ExplorerCreate UDP socket and communicate over networks using UDP
Serial ExplorerCommunicate with devices connected to serial port
VISA ExplorerConnect to and communicate with instruments over VISA