Find Instrument Drivers Quickly

March 5, 2011
More than 9,000 drivers from more than 350 vendors are now available through the Instrument Driver Network (IDNet) that simplify and automate connection to standalone instruments.

IDNet, billed as the industry’s largest source of instrument drivers, includes more than 1,000 new drivers added since November 2009. The drivers are written for the vendor’s LabView graphical development platform, the LabWindows/CVI ANSI C integrated development environment and Measurement Studio for Microsoft Visual Studio. With the latest version of LabView—LabView 2010—engineers can use the new Instrument Driver Finder (IDFinder) to quickly search IDNet and download different LabView Plug and Play instrument drivers for their standalone instruments. IDFinder scans the system for connected instruments, downloads and installs the appropriate drivers, and presents ready-to-run examples to the engineer.

National Instruments Corp.

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