Instrument Control Toolbox 

Communicating with Instruments from MATLAB using VISA

MATLAB and Simulink support the VISA standard through Instrument Control Toolbox. You can use MATLAB software to control instruments, make measurements, analyze data, and build test systems. Once data is in MATLAB, you can analyze and visualize that data for tasks such as signal processing, statistical analysis, digital filtering, and curve fitting.

VISA is a standard for configuring and programming test systems. The toolbox enables you to work with one or more of the following VISA interfaces directly from MATLAB or Simulink:

Supported VISA Software

Instrument Control Toolbox supports VISA software from many manufacturers, shown below.

Manufacturer Minimum Driver Requirements
Agilent Technologies Agilent I/O Libraries version M.01.01.04
National Instruments NI-VISA version 3.0
Rohde & Schwarz NI-VISA version 3.0
Tektronix Tektronix VISA version 3.3

See the list of VISA driver limitations.

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