This set of seven application notes shows you how to simplify test system integration by utilizing open connectivity standards such as local area networking (LAN). The collective goal of these notes is to help you produce reliable results, meet your throughput requirements and stay within your budget.

Using SCPI and Direct I/O vs. Drivers, the fifth note in the series, outlines the relationship between input/output (I/O) software, application software and the ability to maximize instrument interchange and software reuse in present and future systems. This note is a companion to Application Notes 1465-9 through 1465-12, which address the benefits of using a LAN interface in a test system, describe secure topologies for LAN-based test systems, explain how to enable communication between a PC and LAN-enabled instrumentation, and summarize the use of USB in test and measurement.