pyhard2 is an object-oriented framework to help in the development of instrument drivers. pyhard2 is proposed as an alternative to LabVIEW. Emphasis is given on serial drivers but the framework can be used with any socket.

The source also contains the implementation of a PID controller and a setpoint ramp generator.

The instrument drivers may further be incorporated in a GUI, using, e.g. PyQt or PySide. Threading is automatically taken care of. Furthermore, generic GUI (called controllers) are provided and can be extended.


  • The python driver development kit (DDK).
  • SCPI drivers are supported.
  • Digital I/O hardware is supported.
  • Drivers easy to write (0.5 days, typically) and easy to read.
  • Loose coupling between drivers and GUI.
  • Threading is taken care of for free in the GUI.
  • Programming hardware (i.e., set point ramps with a PID) is available for free in the GUI.
  • Extend the GUI using Qt Designer—or with hand-written code.
  • Present an overview of various controllers in a dashboard.
  • Dashboard with a tabbed interface.

Project Samples

Project Activity

See All Activity >

Follow pyhard2, control hardware from python

pyhard2, control hardware from python Web Site

Other Useful Business Software

Focus on Business Growth with a VoIP Solution Focus on Business Growth with a VoIP Solution Icon
Focus on Business Growth with a VoIP Solution Icon

Cloud Phone Service. Built for Business.

  • Over 50 business-class features
  • Easy setup. Professional installation.
  • CRM integration

Rate This Project

Login To Rate This Project

User Reviews

Be the first to post a review of pyhard2, control hardware from python!

Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Science/Research, Advanced End Users, Engineering

User Interface

Console/Terminal, Qt

Programming Language