Agilent publishes Application Notes on Using Linux in Test Systems

Agilent's test-system experts have released a free, multi-part series of application notes designed to explain how to control test instruments using Linux. The topics covered include:
  • Using Linux in Your Test Systems: Linux Basics
  • Using Linux to Control LXI Instruments through VXI-11
      1. Using Linux to Control LXI Instruments through TCP Communication
      2. Using Linux to Control USB Instruments
  • Using Linux in Soft Real-Time Applications

    Agilent Technologies strongly supports the move towards standard PC I/O interfaces, particularly LAN (Ethernet) and USB. These interfaces are supported natively by all modern operating systems, and Linux is no exception.

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