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Using Linux in Your Test Systems: Linux Basics (AN 1465-27) 
If you haven’t used Linux in test applications, this document will provide a detailed overview. Topics include: A brief Linux history, why use Linux, free tools available for application development and an instrument control overview.

Application Note 2007-05-08

Using Linux to Control LXI Instruments Through VXI-11 (AN 1465-28) 
VXI-11 is one of two alternative protocols used by most LAN-based instruments. It is based on RPC (Remote Procedure Calls). This application note explains how VXI-11 works and discusses a number of programming examples.

Application Note 2007-07-08

Using Linux To Control LXI Instruments Through TCP (AN 1465-29) 
TCP is one of two alternative protocols used by most LAN-based instruments. It is the more elegant from a programming standpoint. This application note explains how instrument control works through TCP.

Application Note 2007-06-13

Tips for Optimizing Test System Performance in Linux Soft Real-Time Applications (AN 1465-31) 
This application note offers several tips for optimizing the soft real-time performance of off-the-shelf Linux systems.

Application Note 2008-02-19