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Building Hybrid Test Systems. Ensuring success in two common development scenarios - Application Not
Application Note 1465-33. When you migrate to a hybrid system that includes LXI along with GPIB, VXI, PXI, or any other architecture, two scenarios are most typical, minimum development time and maximum overall performance

Application Note 2008-10-15

Modifying a GPIB System to Include LAN/LXI (AN 1465-26)
This application note takes you through the process of replacing one instrument in a typical GPIB test system and shows how simple changes to the system software make it possible.

Application Note 2007-05-10

Migrating system software from GPIB to LAN/LXI (AN 1465-25) - Application Note
Migrating system software from GPIB to LAN/LXIis the sixth application note in a series designed to help you manage the shift to LXI from GPIB.

Application Note 2007-02-02

Using Synthetic Instruments in Your Test System (AN 1465-24)
This note represents a brief history of SI, compares a rack-and-stack system to an SI-based system, descibes the initial applications of SIs, and illustrates the emulation of conventional instruments with SIs.

Application Note 2006-08-28

Using LAN in Test Systems: Applications (1465-14) - Application Note and Example Programs
Topics include balancing cost, convenience and security in three common LAN scenarios: sharing instruments, remote monitoring and data acquisition, and functional test systems. Includes downloadable example programs.

Application Note 2005-04-01

Using LAN in Test Systems: Setting up System I/O (AN 1465-15) - Application Note
This set of application notes shows you how to simplify test system integration by utilizing open connectivity standards such as local area networking (LAN). The collective goal of these notes is to help you produce reliable results, meet your throughput requirements and stay within your budget.

Application Note 2005-03-29

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Choosing Your Test System Software Architecture (AN 1465-4) - Application Note
The information presented here will help you choose the direction for your software based on the application you have in mind and the amount of experience you have.

Application Note 2004-12-21

Test-System Understanding Drivers and Direct I/O (AN 1465-3) - Application Note
This application note answers common questions about the use of drivers and direct I/O to send commands from a PC application to the test instrument.

Application Note 2004-12-21

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Using SCPI and Direct I/O vs. Drivers (AN 1465-13) - Application Note
Using SCPI and Direct I/O vs. Drivers, the fifth note in the series, outlines the relationship between input/output (I/O) software, application software and the ability to maximize instrument interchange and software reuse in present and future systems

Application Note 2004-12-13

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Test-System Computer I/O Considerations (AN 1465-2) - Application Note
The first application note in the series, Introduction to Test-System Design, covers test-system philosophy and planning and discusses how test is used in three sectors: R&D, design validation and manufacturing

Application Note 2004-12-09

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Using USB in the Test and Measurement Environment (AN 1465-12) - Application Note
Simplify test integration with USB interface. Whether you’re setting up an ad hoc system on a lab bench or designing a permanent solution for a manufacturing line, the three best choices today for connecting modern instrumentation to computers are GPIB, LAN, and USB.

Application Note 2004-11-19

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System Developer Guide Using LAN in Test Systems - PC Configuration (AN 1465-11) - Application Note
Using LAN in Test Systems: PC Configuration,the third note in the series, describes the additional capabilities required to enable communication between a PC and LAN-enabled instrumentation. This note is a companion to Application Notes 1465-9 and 1465-10.

Application Note 2004-10-19

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Using LAN in Test Systems - Network Configuration (AN 1465-10) - Application Note
The decision to use LAN in a test system delivers important benefits to your company and your team. From a business perspective, intense competition among equipment vendors has produced a wide selection of high quality, low-cost solutions for local area networking

Application Note 2004-09-14

Using LAN in Test Systems - The Basics (AN 1465-9) - Application Note
The basic purpose of any test system is to characterize and validate the performance of electronic components, assemblies or products. The complexity of this task depends on variables such as the physical nature of the device under test (DUT), the number of tests to be performed, the number of signals to be measured and the desired time per test.

Application Note 2004-07-29

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