Agilent Technologies has announced the release of its IO Libraries Suite 16.0 software offering PXI support for modular instruments.
The new version of the software connects to more types of instruments and features discover-and-connect capabilities for PXI chassis and instruments using Agilent Connection Expert (ACE).
For higher speed instruments, IO Libraries Suite 16.0 now supports HiSLIP (High-Speed LAN protocol) offering VXI-11 functionality for instrument control at the speed of raw TCP/IP sockets.
Other features include an easier way to find and update device drivers, IVI driver tracing, IVI USBTMC signed driver and automatic update notification.
Agilent's IO Libraries Suite makes connecting to instruments fast, easy and reliable.
Key features of the software:
- Automatically detects and configures the instrument interface connected to the PC
- Maintains broad, multi-vendor compatibility with GPIB, USB, LAN, RS-232, VXI and PXI test instruments
- Supports a wide set of development environments including Agilent VEE Pro, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Studio and NI LabVIEW among others
Customers can download the Agilent IO Libraries Suite or order an evaluation CD on the Agilent website.
An IO Libraries Suite license is included with more than 350 Agilent products.