Testing the New Driver in Simulation Mode
If you do not have a reference program, you can verify a replacement candidate by trying to run your program with the new instrument. If you cannot make connections to the physical instrument, you can enable simulation.
Often the analysis routines in your test program depend on the data that an instrument returns. If the instrument does not return valid data, the program returns an error and does not fully execute all the statements that control the instrument. If you enable simulation, you can use the class simulation drivers to create simulated data so that you can fully execute your test program.
If you can execute your program using the new instrument, then you can probably replace your existing instrument with the new one.