Measurement and Automation Explorer

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Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) is a tool to manage various NI components. One use is to configure a GPIB interface and then find instruments on the GPIB bus.

MAX can manage:

  • Interchangeable Virtual Instruments (IVIs)
  • Instrument interface controllers (e.g., GPIB)
  • Instrument connections (VISA, Ethernet, VXI)

Tips and tricks

  • Use device aliases in the Measurement & Automation Explorer to make them easier to maintain.
  • Drag a VISA resource name from the Measurement & Automation Explorer to the front panel or block diagram of a VI to quickly create a matching control or constant, respectively.