Quick-Control RF Signal Generator Requirements
You can use the Quick-Control RF Signal Generator for any RF signal generator that uses an underlying IVI-C driver. You can also use it for an NI™ Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) or Vector Signal Generator (VSG) that uses the NI-RFSG driver. However, you do not have to directly deal with the underlying drivers.
Create the Quick-Control RF Signal Generator object using the Instrument Control Toolbox™
rfsiggen function. It simplifies controlling RF signal generators and
performs waveform generations. This feature works with any instrument that has IVI-C rfsiggen
class drivers or the NI-RFSG driver.
To use the Quick-Control RF Signal Generator for an IVI-C RF signal generator, ensure the following software is installed. Most components are installed by the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for National Instruments VISA and ICP Interfaces, but you can also install them separately. To install the support package, see Install the National Instruments VISA and ICP Interfaces Support Package.
Windows® 64-bit platforms
VISA shared components (installed by the support package)
VISA (installed by the support package)
Note, the examples use Keysight® VISA, but you can use any vendor’s implementation of VISA.
National Instruments™ IVI® compliance package NICP 4.1 or later (installed by the support package)
The device-specific driver or the NI-RFSG driver for your instrument.
If you are connecting to an RF signal generator using an IVI-C driver and do not already have the IVI-C driver for your specific instrument, download it from your instrument vendor's website.
If you are connecting to a VST or VSG using the NI-RFSG driver and do not already have the NI-RFSG instrument driver, download it from the NI website.