Connect, Configure, and Automate with Instrument Control Software

It shouldn't take a headache to get the most out of your tools. That's why Keysight offers a suite of licenses, libraries, and instrument control software to help you automate test workflows and accelerate innovation.

From simple connectivity and programmatic control to test instrument software integrations and test automation suites, our turnkey solutions mean you can spend more time thriving — and less time toiling with lengthy workarounds.

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Quick Start with Keysight Instrument Control Software Bundle

Keysight instrument control software bundle comes with the IO Library Suite, Command Expert, and BenchVue Platform for easy installation. You will start making simple connections and controls with instruments, automating test sequences, and accessing results quickly. Click on the button below to download the instrument control bundle.

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Instrument Control Software FAQs

Instrument control software is a suite of licenses, instrument input/output (I/O) libraries, and software to help you connect, configure, and automate your test hardware instruments. With the instrument control software, you can connect to all your test hardware instruments via USB, LAN, and GPIB to your computer and automate your test workflows.

The Keysight IO Library Suite is a collection of software that facilitates instrument control and connection from a PC with Windows, Linux, or Windows-on-ARM operating systems. It also supports many development environments like Python, C/C++, LabVIEW, and Microsoft Visual Studio. Depending on your operating environment, the IO library suite supports interfaces such as GPIB, USB, LAN, PXI, VXI, and more. It also comes with many I/O utilities that help check your instrument status and connections, perform interactive communication with your instruments, monitor and debug I/O, and more.

The Keysight Command Expert is easy-to-use interactive instrument control software for many PC application environments like Excel, VEE, SystemVue, MATLAB, Visual Studio, Python, and LabVIEW to simplify the process of retrieving measurement data from instruments.

SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) is a programming language standard designed specifically for controlling instruments. It defines how you communicate with these instruments from an external computer. It is the most common standard to control instruments over GPIB, LAN, and USB interfaces.

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