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National Instruments’ driver alliance

National Instruments and Anritsu Company will develop LabVIEW Plug and Play and LabWindows/CVI instrument drivers for Anritsu RF and wireless communications test instruments.

“Because many of our customers take advantage of the easy-to-use LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI environments to automate their test and measurement applications, the availability of these drivers is a key factor in our customers’ adoption of Anritsu instruments,” said Donn Mulder, vice president and general manager of the Microwave Measurements Division of Anritsu Company. “Through this collaborative effort with National Instruments, we are providing our customers with access to high-quality drivers so they can save significant time and money developing their automated test systems.”

The companies have already collaborated on drivers for several porducts, which make it easy to connect and control instruments from the desktop or benchtop. They are available for free download at the NI Instrument Driver Network at The Instrument Driver Network provides access to more than 5,000 instruments from more than 225 vendors for use with NI LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio for Microsoft Visual Studio.

“The development of instrument drivers makes it easy for Anritsu customers to automate their hardware with LabVIEW or LabWindows/CVI for a software-defined test and measurement solution,” said John Pasquarette, director of software marketing for NI. “This effort demonstrates our commitment to creating an open software environment so engineers and scientists can add third-party hardware and software to their customized applications in order to meet their specific needs.”

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