Interchangeable Virtual Instrument Drivers
Acqiris introduces a range of class-compliant Interchangeable Virtual Instrument (IVI) drivers that support the company’s full range of digitizers. The IVI drivers provide a set of standard commands for a given class of instruments that simplify programming and instrument swapping among data conversion products. Developed mainly for the ATE market, the drivers comply with IviScope Class (IVI-4.1) specifications, which are designed to support typical oscilloscopes as well as common extended functionalities found in more complex data acquisition instruments, such as synthetic instrumentation (SI). Specifically, the drivers can be used in conjunction with the specifications outlined in the IVI-4.1 Ivi Scope Waveform Measurement and Ivi Scope Average Acquisition extension groups. The new drivers support all major test platforms supported by Acqiris, including PCI, PXI, CompactPCI and VXI, facilitating hardware independence without rewriting software. They are implemented as a Microsoft Component Object Model (COM)-based IVI-COM driver ACQ-A-4144 that enables the drivers to operate seamlessly in numerous integrated development environments (IDEs). An IVI-C interface on the drivers allow for additional hardware and software compatibility.