How do I write my own instrument driver in FDCS

June 12, 2024


Symptoms / Solutions:

To create your own instrument driver you will need Visual Studio 2010 Professional version. The procedure as well as the examples are described in User.Generated.Drivers.C++.VS2010.pdf document located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Focus Microwaves\Load Pull Explorer\Manuals\Drivers\ folder.


Procedure Summary:

  1. Create a new C++ project in Visual Studio 2010 (MFC DLL).
  2. Add new class for the driver you want to add.
  3. In the new class, generate driver type interface functions from the corresponding DLL.
  4. Add the code for the interface functions (usually SCPI commands – Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments)
  5. Build the project.
  6. The new driver should now be available when you define a new instrument in FDCS.

Keywords: Instrument, driver

Last date modified: 17/03/2017