Do you know any Linux implementations of Virtual Instrument Software Architecture? Even simple and restricted? Free and open-source implementations are preferred.
Only implementation I know is NI VISA which is non-free and closed-source. Moreover, it runs on very limited number of Linux distributions. I don't know whether it is possible to run it on Debian, for instance.
I am aware of people who use PyVisa but haven't personally used it myself. I would recommend looking into it to see if it could do what you are looking for. I also suggest contacting the software arhitecure support for assiantance.