Instrument Control Toolbox Release Notes    

Chapter 1
Instrument Control Toolbox 1.2 Release Notes

New Features

This section summarizes the new features and enhancements introduced in the Instrument Control Toolbox 1.2.

If you are upgrading from a release earlier than Release 12.1, then you should see New Features in the Instrument Control Toolbox 1.1 Release Notes.

New Objects for Networked Instruments

The toolbox now includes objects that enable you to control instruments that are available on a network (that is, they have a network address). Two new instrument objects are supported: the TCP/IP and UDP objects.

TCP/IP Object

The TCP/IP object allows you to control networked instruments using the TCP/IP protocol. For an example that uses the TCP/IP object, type

UDP Object

The UDP object allows you to control networked instruments using the UDP protocol. For an example that uses the UDP object, type

Configure Properties with the Property Inspector

You can use the Property Inspector to configure property values for instrument objects. You open the Property Inspector with the inspect function.

Access Objects Using the Workspace Browser

You can configure properties and view information associated with instrument objects via the MATLAB Workspace browser.

  1. Launch the Property Inspector by double-clicking an instrument object variable.
  2. Right-click an instrument object variable and select the Explore menu to:

Rohde & Schwarz Support

You can now communicate with Rohde & Schwarz instruments over the network using Rohde & Schwarz's VISA passport by creating a VISA object. The visa creation function requires ni as the vendor, and RSIB::remote_host::INSTR as the resource name, where remote_host is the host name or IP address of the instrument.

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