Agilent Instrument Drivers
Almost all of today’s instruments support remote control by a PC. This is usually accomplished by sending ASCII SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) commands from your development environment to the instrument. While each instrument’s commands are usually well documented, it can become a huge task to understand how all of the commands interact, especially in large test systems.
Instrument drivers provide a higher-level interface that helps to provide a more abstract view of the instrument that is easier to understand. Instrument drivers also provide a common framework, so that a test engineer can move quickly, and productively, between instruments without having to learn everything from scratch.
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