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Using Agilent’s U2700A Series USB Modular Scopes with MATLAB

MATLAB is a well known and respected data analysis software environment and programming language used by over 1,000,000 engineers today. MATLAB software can be used to make measurements, analyze and visualize data, generate arbitrary waveforms, control instruments, and build test systems. It provides interactive tools and command-line functions for data analysis tasks such as signal processing and digital filtering. MATLAB is used in diverse industries and disciplines, and it is a standard at more than 3,500 colleges and universities worldwide. MATLAB extends the functionality of Agilent’s U2701A and U2702A USB Scopes by providing tools to analyze data, filter signals, and automate measurements from signals acquired from these instruments.

Using MATLAB with Agilent oscilloscopes

MATLAB extends the functionality of Agilent oscilloscopes by enabling users to complete the following tasks:

• Design custom digital filters in MATLAB and apply them to signals acquired from an Agilent oscilloscope.
• Graphically visualize results in 2-D and 3-D plots to gain insight into your designs.
• Develop GUI-based applications to enable oscilloscope users that are not familiar with MATLAB to execute tests.
• Automate measurements that are difficult to acquire manually or need to be acquired multiple times.
• Build test systems consisting of Agilent oscilloscopes and other instruments.
• Automatically generate reports of your oscilloscope data to share results with colleagues, managers, suppliers, and customers.

Useful MATLAB Resources:

1. Summary sheet: http://www.home.agilent.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Using_MATLAB_with_Agilent_Instruments.pdf

2. Overview of MATLAB: http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/ 

3. MATLAB Instrument Toolbox: http://www.mathworks.com/products/instrument/ 

4. Overview of using MATLAB with Agilent Instruments: http://www.mathworks.com/products/instrument/supportedio13760.html 

5. For more MATLAB program examples and information:http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/ 

For More Information:

1. Receive a trial of MATLAB and MATLAB’s Instrument Control Toolbox: http://www.mathworks.com/products/connections/trials/testmeasure_partner.html 

2. Learn more about using MATLAB software with Agilent devices: http://www.mathworks.com/products/instrument/supportedio13760.html 

3. Learn how to use Instrument Control Toolbox to create MATLAB scripts by reading the user documentation for Instrument Control Toolbox:http://www.mathworks.com/help/toolbox/instrument/index.html 

4. Learn how to use MATLAB software with other Agilent hardware: http://www.mathworks.com/products/instrument/supportedio13760.html 

MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

Release Date Version Version Description
2010-09-10 n/a Adaptor(wrapper file) required for USB Scopes to work in MATLAB.

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How to Install

Licensing

  • Does Not Require a License
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Installs on:

PC

Operating System

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP SP3

Prerequisites

Supported Instruments

  • U2701A and U2702A USB Modular Scope