News | October 25, 2002

Vektrex Launches VIVID Release 2.0; IVI-COM Driver Development Toolkit Meets All IVI Foundation Specifications

Source: Vektrex Electronic Systems, Inc.
Huntsville, Alabama, - October 15 th , 2002 - Vektrex Electronic Systems Inc., announced today the launch of a new version of VIVID, the software development toolkit that speeds the generation of IVI-COM compliant instrument drivers. VIVID is the first software toolkit on the market to link the many IVI Foundation specifications into a full life cycle environment that dramatically speeds development and deployment of IVI-COM drivers and reduces the time and cost required to bring high quality IVI compliant drivers to market. VIVID produces IVI-COM drivers that are fully compliant with the latest specifications approved by the IVI Foundation.

VIVID virtually eliminates coding in driver development, which dramatically increases productivity, and frees programming resources for more important tasks. By allowing the driver designer to graphically view the driver hierarchy, automating the code generation, providing instant control of instruments, and constructing context-sensitive HTML-based help, VIVID makes IVI-COM driver development and deployment quick and easy.

VIVID represents years of effort spent refining the driver development process in collaboration with test and measurement industry leaders such as Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, and Rohde & Schwarz.

VIVID generates both instrument specific and class compliant drivers to the IVI Foundation IVI-COM specifications allowing designers to leverage the IVI Foundation specifications, for their own unique instrumentation and custom electronic modules. VIVID has application for:

  • Test equipment manufacturers
  • Systems integrators
  • End-users of automated functional test equipment

VIVID operates on a standard PC under the windows environment and can be purchased directly from Vektrex. For more information, please click the "Request Free Info" link at the top or bottom of this page.

About Vektrex: Incorporated in 1986, Vektrex is a software company supporting the test and measurement industry. The company advances measurement technology, providing enabling products and services that help clients migrate to software-based measurements. Vektrex is a founding member of the IVI Foundation and a key architect of the standards. Vektrex' clients span advanced technology industries including semiconductor, telecommunications, electronics, biotechnology, defense, and aerospace.

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