“Because many of our customers take advantage of the easy-to-use LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI environments to automate their test and measurement applications, the availability of these drivers is a key factor in our customers’ adoption of Anritsu instruments,” said Donn Mulder, Vice President and General Manager of the Microwave Measurements Division of Anritsu Company. “Through this collaborative effort with National Instruments, we are providing our customers with access to high-quality drivers so they can save significant time and money developing their automated test systems.”
To date, National Instruments and Anritsu have collaborated on LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI drivers for several Anritsu products, such as the VNA Master™ MS2024A/MS2026A, MS2034 and MS2036A Handheld Vector Network Analysers; the MS271xB series of Economy Microwave Spectrum Analysers; the MT8860B WLAN Test Sets; and the MT8852B Bluetooth Test Sets with enhanced data rate (EDR). These drivers, which make it easy for engineers and scientists to quickly connect and control their instruments from the desktop or benchtop, are available for free download at the NI Instrument Driver Network at www.ni.com/idnet. As the industry’s largest source for instrument drivers, the Instrument Driver Network provides access to more than 5,000 instruments from more than 225 vendors for use with NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio for Microsoft Visual Studio.
“The development of instrument drivers makes it easy for Anritsu customers to automate their hardware with LabVIEW or LabWindows/CVI for a software-defined test and measurement solution,” said John Pasquarette, Director of Software Marketing for NI. “This effort demonstrates our commitment to creating an open software environment so engineers and scientists can add third-party hardware and software to their customised applications in order to meet their specific needs.”