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Visual Basic with LAN sockets for test instruments

Modular power supply rear panel

Using sockets eliminates the need for drivers and IO libraries. New test equipment often includes a LAN interface and some products have the ability to be programmed using sockets. Two products that use sockets are the 33220A function generator and the N6700-series power supply.

In this application note we show you how to communicate with instruments on the LAN from your PC using Microsoft® Visual Basic.

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Communicate with Test Instruments Over LAN Using Visual Basic 
When you order a new test and measurement instrument, you may discover that it has a local area network (LAN) interface along with the more traditional GPIB interface...

Application Note 2005-02-18