Glossary

Abbreviation Explanation
VISA Virtual Instrumentation Software Architecture
GPIB General Purpose Interface Bus (parallel bus also known as IEEE488 or IEC625 bus)
VXI-11 Standard LAN protocol for remote control of measurement instruments for Instrumentation
ATE Automated Test Equipment
T&M instrument
Test and measurement instrument
USB-TMC Test and Measurement Class for USB instruments. These instruments can be controlled using VISA.
LAN Local Area Network (also known as Ethernet)
API Application Programming Interface
HiSLIP High-Speed Lan Instrument Protocol
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