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Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments

A standard of defined command strings for controlling programmable instruments. The SCPI standard was an attempt to harmonise the variation in syntax and command structure between instruments and vendors. Many modern instruments follow the SCPI command structure and syntax for low level communication, although generally an instrument driver (such as an IVI driver) is used hide the raw commands from the programmer, allowing them to deal with functions and attributes instead.

SCPI on IVI Foundatation Website

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