Instrument Drivers VIs

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Owning Palette: Input Express VIs, Instrument I/O VIs and Functions, Output Express VIs

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Use Instrument Drivers VIs to configure, control, and retrieve data from GPIB, serial, modular, PXI, and other types of instruments. Use the NI Instrument Driver Finder to search for and install instrument drivers. If an instrument driver is not available, you can use the Create New Instrument Driver Project wizard to create a new instrument driver. If you do not create an instrument driver, you can use the Instrument I/O Assistant to communicate with message-based instruments.

The VIs and controls that appear on this palette change depending on the instrument drivers you install. You can add new VIs and controls to this palette. Before you begin using the Instrument Driver VIs, make sure you choose the appropriate method of instrument control.

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