Instrument Control Toolbox

LXI Instruments and MATLAB

MATLAB supports LXI for developing test systems through Instrument Control Toolbox. You can communicate with any LXI-compliant instrument directly from MATLAB.

The LXI specification (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation) defines a standard for communicating with instruments over Ethernet. MathWorks is an active member of the LXI Consortium and one of the few software providers that supports the LXI standard.

Building LXI Test Systems

Instrument Control Toolbox enables you to control and communicate with LXI instruments and develop LXI test systems directly from MATLAB. Once data is in MATLAB, you can analyze and visualize the data for analysis tasks such as signal processing, statistical analysis, digital filtering, and curve fitting. You can also create graphical interfaces for collecting and analyzing your data and automating tests.

The toolbox also provides graphical tools for controlling, configuring, and transferring data with LXI instruments without writing code. You can generate MATLAB code for instruments that you can reuse later to communicate with your device or use to develop graphical applications.