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9000 Series
Oscilloscopes
Programmer's Reference
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In This Book
This book is your guide to programming the Infiniium 9000 Series
oscilloscopes.
Chapter 1, “What's New,” starting on page 31, describes programming
command changes in the latest version of oscilloscope software.
Chapter 2, “Setting Up,” starting on page 43, describes the steps you must
take before you can control the oscilloscope with remote programs.
The next several chapters give you an introduction to programming the
oscilloscopes, along with necessary conceptual information. These chapters
describe basic program communications, interface, syntax, data types, and
status reporting:
• Chapter 3, “Introduction to Programming,” starting on page 51
• Chapter 4, “LAN, USB, and GPIB Interfaces,” starting on page 87
• Chapter 5, “Message Communication and System Functions,” starting on
page 99
• Chapter 6, “Status Reporting,” starting on page 103
• Chapter 7, “Remote Acquisition Synchronization,” starting on page 127
• Chapter 8, “Programming Conventions,” starting on page 137
The next chapters describe the commands used to program the
oscilloscopes. Each chapter describes the set of commands that belong to
an individual subsystem, and explains the function of each command.
• Chapter 9, “Acquire Commands,” starting on page 147
• Chapter 10, “Bus Commands,” starting on page 171
• Chapter 11, “Calibration Commands,” starting on page 181
• Chapter 12, “Channel Commands,” starting on page 189
• Chapter 13, “Common Commands,” starting on page 247
• Chapter 14, “Digital Commands,” starting on page 271
• Chapter 15, “Disk Commands,” starting on page 277
• Chapter 16, “Display Commands,” starting on page 295
• Chapter 17, “Function Commands,” starting on page 321
• Chapter 18, “Hardcopy Commands,” starting on page 367
• Chapter 19, “Histogram Commands,” starting on page 373
• Chapter 20, “InfiniiScan (ISCan) Commands,” starting on page 385
• Chapter 21, “Limit Test Commands,” starting on page 407
• Chapter 22, “Lister Commands,” starting on page 415
• Chapter 23, “Marker Commands,” starting on page 419
• Chapter 24, “Mask Test Commands,” starting on page 437
• Chapter 25, “Measure Commands,” starting on page 483
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• Chapter 26, “Pod Commands,” starting on page 745
• Chapter 27, “Root Level Commands,” starting on page 751
• Chapter 28, “Serial Bus Commands,” starting on page 789
• Chapter 29, “Self- Test Commands,” starting on page 829
• Chapter 30, “Serial Data Equalization Commands,” starting on page 833
• Chapter 31, “System Commands,” starting on page 877
• Chapter 32, “Time Base Commands,” starting on page 891
• Chapter 33, “Trigger Commands,” starting on page 903
• Chapter 34, “Waveform Commands,” starting on page 1083
• Chapter 35, “Waveform Memory Commands,” starting on page 1145
Chapter 36, “Obsolete and Discontinued Commands,” starting on page
1155, describes obsolete (deprecated) commands that still work but have
been replaced by newer commands, and lists discontinued commands that
are no longer supported.
Chapter 37, “Error Messages,” starting on page 1161, describes error
messages.
Chapter 38, “Sample Programs,” starting on page 1173, shows example
programs in various languages using the VISA COM, VISA, and SICL
libraries.
Finally, Chapter 39, “Reference,” starting on page 1303, contains file
format descriptions.
See Also
• For more information on using the SICL, VISA, and VISA COM libraries
in general, see the documentation that comes with the Agilent IO
Libraries Suite.
• For information on controller PC interface configuration, see the
documentation for the interface card used (for example, the Agilent
82350A GPIB interface).
• For information on oscilloscope front- panel operation, see the User's
Guide.
• For detailed connectivity information, refer to the Agilent Technologies
USB/LAN/GPIB Connectivity Guide. For a printable electronic copy of
the Connectivity Guide, direct your Web browser to "www.agilent.com"
and search for "Connectivity Guide".
• For the latest versions of this and other manuals, see:
"http://www.agilent.com/find/Infiniium- manuals"
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Contents
In This Book
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1 What's New
What's New in Version 4.60
32
What's New in Version 4.50
33
What's New in Version 4.30
34
What's New in Version 4.20
35
What's New in Version 4.10
36
What's New in Version 3.50
37
What's New in Version 3.20
39
What's New in Version 3.11
40
What's New in Version 3.10
41
2 Setting Up
Step 1. Install Agilent IO Libraries Suite software
Step 2. Connect and set up the oscilloscope
Using the LAN Interface 45
Step 3. Verify the oscilloscope connection
44
45
46
3 Introduction to Programming
Communicating with the Oscilloscope
Instructions
54
Instruction Header
55
White Space (Separator)
Braces
57
Ellipsis
58
Square Brackets
56
59
Command and Query Sources
Program Data
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Header Types 62
Simple Command Header 62
Compound Command Header 62
Combining Commands in the Same Subsystem
Common Command Header 63
Duplicate Mnemonics 63
Query Headers
63
64
Program Header Options
65
Character Program Data
66
Numeric Program Data
Embedded Strings
67
68
Program Message Terminator
69
Common Commands within a Subsystem
Selecting Multiple Subsystems
Programming Getting Started
Referencing the IO Library
70
71
72
73
Opening the Oscilloscope Connection via the IO Library
Initializing the Interface and the Oscilloscope
Autoscale 75
Setting Up the Oscilloscope 76
Example Program
75
77
Using the DIGITIZE Command
78
Receiving Information from the Oscilloscope
String Variable Example
80
81
Numeric Variable Example
82
Definite-Length Block Response Data
Multiple Queries
74
83
84
Oscilloscope Status
85
4 LAN, USB, and GPIB Interfaces
LAN Interface Connector
88
GPIB Interface Connector
89
Default Startup Conditions
Interface Capabilities
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GPIB Command and Data Concepts
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Communicating Over the GPIB Interface
Interface Select Code 93
Oscilloscope Address 93
93
Communicating Over the LAN Interface
94
Communicating via Telnet and Sockets
Telnet 95
Sockets 95
95
Bus Commands 97
Device Clear 97
Group Execute Trigger
Interface Clear 97
97
5 Message Communication and System Functions
Protocols 100
Functional Elements 100
Protocol Overview 100
Protocol Operation 101
Protocol Exceptions 101
Suffix Multiplier 101
Suffix Unit 102
6 Status Reporting
Status Reporting Data Structures
Status Byte Register
106
108
Service Request Enable Register
Message Event Register
Trigger Event Register
110
111
112
Standard Event Status Register
113
Standard Event Status Enable Register
Operation Status Register
115
Operation Status Enable Register
Mask Test Event Register
114
116
117
Mask Test Event Enable Register
118
Acquisition Done Event Register
119
Process Done Event Register
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Trigger Armed Event Register
Auto Trigger Event Register
Error Queue
121
122
123
Output Queue
124
Message Queue
125
Clearing Registers and Queues
126
7 Remote Acquisition Synchronization
Programming Flow
128
Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Acquiring a Waveform
Retrieving Results
129
130
131
Acquisition Synchronization 132
Blocking Synchronization 132
Polling Synchronization With Timeout
Single Shot Device Under Test (DUT)
Averaging Acquisition Synchronization
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136
8 Programming Conventions
Truncation Rule
138
The Command Tree 139
Command Types 139
Tree Traversal Rules 139
Tree Traversal Examples 140
Infinity Representation
142
Sequential and Overlapped Commands
Response Generation
EOI
143
144
145
9 Acquire Commands
:ACQuire:AVERage 148
:ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt 149
:ACQuire:BANDwidth 150
:ACQuire:COMPlete 151
:ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe 153
:ACQuire:HRESolution 154
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:ACQuire:INTerpolate 155
:ACQuire:MODE 156
:ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog] 158
:ACQuire:POINts:AUTO 161
:ACQuire:POINts:DIGital? 162
:ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt 163
:ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex 164
:ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs 165
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog] 166
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO 168
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital 169
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO 170
10 Bus Commands
:BUS:B<N>:TYPE 172
:BUS<N>:BIT<M> 173
:BUS<N>:BITS 174
:BUS<N>:CLEar 175
:BUS<N>:CLOCk 176
:BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe 177
:BUS<N>:DISPlay 178
:BUS<N>:LABel 179
:BUS<N>:READout 180
11 Calibration Commands
:CALibrate:DATE? 183
:CALibrate:OUTPut 184
:CALibrate:SKEW 185
:CALibrate:STATus? 186
:CALibrate:TEMP? 187
12 Channel Commands
:CHANnel<N>:BWLimit 191
:CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode 192
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential 193
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW 194
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay 195
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO 196
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet 197
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe 198
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe 199
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:CHANnel<N>:INPut 200
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy 201
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth 202
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit 203
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CONVolve 204
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection 205
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DEConvolve 207
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay 208
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize 210
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction 211
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN 213
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe 214
:CHANnel<N>:LABel 215
:CHANnel<N>:OFFSet 216
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe 217
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL 218
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation 219
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:AUTozero 220
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling 221
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter 222
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling 224
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal 225
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN 226
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet 227
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs 228
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN 229
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD 230
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:DELete ALL 231
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect 232
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm 233
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ID? 234
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE 235
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth 236
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration 237
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE 238
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC 239
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW 241
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe 242
:CHANnel<N>:RANGe 243
:CHANnel<N>:SCALe 244
:CHANnel<N>:UNITs 245
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*CLS
*ESE
*ESR?
*IDN?
*LRN?
*OPC
*OPT?
*PSC
*RCL
*RST
*SAV
*SRE
*STB?
*TRG
*TST?
*WAI
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268
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270
14 Digital Commands
:DIGital<N>:DISPlay 272
:DIGital<N>:LABel 273
:DIGital<N>:SIZE 274
:DIGital<N>:THReshold 275
15 Disk Commands
:DISK:CDIRectory 278
:DISK:COPY 279
:DISK:DELete 280
:DISK:DIRectory? 281
:DISK:LOAD 282
:DISK:MDIRectory 283
:DISK:PWD? 284
:DISK:SAVE:COMPosite 285
:DISK:SAVE:IMAGe 286
:DISK:SAVE:JITTer 287
:DISK:SAVE:LISTing 288
:DISK:SAVE:MEASurements 289
:DISK:SAVE:PRECprobe 290
:DISK:SAVE:SETup 291
:DISK:SAVE:WAVeform 292
:DISK:SEGMented 294
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16 Display Commands
:DISPlay:CGRade 296
:DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels? 297
:DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme 299
:DISPlay:COLumn 301
:DISPlay:CONNect 302
:DISPlay:DATA? 303
:DISPlay:GRATicule 304
:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity 305
:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer 306
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat 307
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE 308
:DISPlay:LABel 309
:DISPlay:LINE 310
:DISPlay:PERSistence 311
:DISPlay:ROW 312
:DISPlay:SCOLor 313
:DISPlay:STATus:COL 315
:DISPlay:STATus:ROW 316
:DISPlay:STRing 317
:DISPlay:TAB 318
:DISPlay:TEXT 319
17 Function Commands
:FUNCtion<F>? 324
:FUNCtion<F>:ABSolute 325
:FUNCtion<F>:ADD 326
:FUNCtion<F>:ADEMod 327
:FUNCtion<F>:AVERage 328
:FUNCtion<F>:COMMonmode 329
:FUNCtion<F>:DELay 330
:FUNCtion<F>:DIFF 331
:FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay 332
:FUNCtion<F>:DIVide 333
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency 334
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence 335
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:RESolution? 336
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay 337
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow 338
:FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude 340
:FUNCtion<F>:FFTPhase 341
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:FUNCtion<F>:GATing 342
:FUNCtion<F>:HIGHpass 343
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal 344
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition 345
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe 346
:FUNCtion<F>:INTegrate 347
:FUNCtion<F>:INVert 348
:FUNCtion<F>:LOWPass 349
:FUNCtion<F>:MAGNify 350
:FUNCtion<F>:MAXimum 351
:FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram 352
:FUNCtion<F>:MINimum 353
:FUNCtion<F>:MTRend 354
:FUNCtion<F>:MULTiply 355
:FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet 356
:FUNCtion<F>:RANGe 357
:FUNCtion<F>:SMOoth 358
:FUNCtion<F>:SQRT 359
:FUNCtion<F>:SQUare 360
:FUNCtion<F>:SUBTract 361
:FUNCtion<F>:VERSus 362
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical 363
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFSet 364
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe 365
18 Hardcopy Commands
:HARDcopy:AREA 368
:HARDcopy:DPRinter 369
:HARDcopy:FACTors 370
:HARDcopy:IMAGe 371
:HARDcopy:PRINters? 372
19 Histogram Commands
:HISTogram:AXIS 375
:HISTogram:MODE 376
:HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE 377
:HISTogram:WINDow:DEFault
:HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce
:HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit
:HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit
:HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit
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:HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit
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20 InfiniiScan (ISCan) Commands
:ISCan:DELay 386
:ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL 387
:ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit 388
:ISCan:MEASurement 389
:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit 390
:ISCan:MODE 391
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE 392
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTeresis 393
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce 394
:ISCan:RUNT:HYSTeresis 395
:ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel 396
:ISCan:RUNT:SOURce 397
:ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel 398
:ISCan:SERial:PATTern 399
:ISCan:SERial:SOURce 400
:ISCan:ZONE:HIDE 401
:ISCan:ZONE:SOURce 402
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE 403
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement 404
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe 405
21 Limit Test Commands
:LTESt:FAIL 408
:LTESt:LLIMit 409
:LTESt:MEASurement 410
:LTESt:RESults? 411
:LTESt:TEST 412
:LTESt:ULIMit 413
22 Lister Commands
:LISTer:DATA 416
:LISTer:DISPlay 417
23 Marker Commands
:MARKer:CURSor? 420
:MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement
:MARKer:MODE 422
:MARKer:TSTArt 423
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:MARKer:TSTOp 424
:MARKer:VSTArt 425
:MARKer:VSTOp 426
:MARKer:X1Position 427
:MARKer:X2Position 428
:MARKer:X1Y1source 429
:MARKer:X2Y2source 431
:MARKer:XDELta? 433
:MARKer:Y1Position 434
:MARKer:Y2Position 435
:MARKer:YDELta? 436
24 Mask Test Commands
:MTESt:ALIGn 439
:MTESt:AlignFIT 440
:MTESt:AMASk:CREate 442
:MTESt:AMASk:SOURce 443
:MTESt:AMASk:SAVE 445
:MTESt:AMASk:UNITs 446
:MTESt:AMASk:XDELta 447
:MTESt:AMASk:YDELta 448
:MTESt:AUTO 449
:MTESt:AVERage 450
:MTESt:AVERage:COUNt 451
:MTESt:COUNt:FAILures? 452
:MTESt:COUNt:FUI? 453
:MTESt:COUNt:FWAVeforms? 454
:MTESt:COUNt:UI? 455
:MTESt:COUNt:WAVeforms? 456
:MTESt:DELete 457
:MTESt:ENABle 458
:MTESt:FOLDing 459
:MTESt:FOLDing:BITS 460
:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST 461
:MTESt:HAMPlitude 462
:MTESt:IMPedance 463
:MTESt:INVert 464
:MTESt:LAMPlitude 465
:MTESt:LOAD 466
:MTESt:NREGions? 467
:MTESt:PROBe:IMPedance? 468
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:MTESt:RUMode 469
:MTESt:RUMode:SOFailure 470
:MTESt:SCALe:BIND 471
:MTESt:SCALe:X1 472
:MTESt:SCALe:XDELta 473
:MTESt:SCALe:Y1 474
:MTESt:SCALe:Y2 475
:MTESt:SOURce 476
:MTESt:STARt 477
:MTESt:STOP 478
:MTESt:STIMe 479
:MTESt:TITLe? 480
:MTESt:TRIGger:SOURce 481
25 Measure Commands
:MEASure:AREA 492
:MEASure:BINTerval 493
:MEASure:BPERiod 494
:MEASure:BWIDth 495
:MEASure:CDRRATE 496
:MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing 497
:MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion 498
:MEASure:CGRade:EHEight 499
:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth 500
:MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow 501
:MEASure:CGRade:JITTer 502
:MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor 503
:MEASure:CHARge 504
:MEASure:CLEar 505
:MEASure:CLOCk 506
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod 507
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn 509
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis 510
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE 511
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF 513
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF 515
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical 517
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet 518
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe 519
:MEASure:CROSsing 520
:MEASure:CTCDutycycle 521
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:MEASure:CTCJitter 523
:MEASure:CTCNwidth 525
:MEASure:CTCPwidth 527
:MEASure:DATarate 529
:MEASure:DEEMphasis 531
:MEASure:DELTatime 533
:MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine 535
:MEASure:DUTYcycle 537
:MEASure:EDGE 539
:MEASure:ETOedge 541
:MEASure:FALLtime 542
:MEASure:FFT:DFRequency 544
:MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude 546
:MEASure:FFT:FREQuency 548
:MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude 549
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1 550
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK2 551
:MEASure:FFT:THReshold 552
:MEASure:FREQuency 553
:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS 555
:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S 556
:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S 557
:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S 558
:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX 559
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN 560
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian 561
:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN 562
:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE 563
:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK 564
:MEASure:HISTogram:PP 565
:MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution 566
:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev 567
:MEASure:HOLDtime 568
:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram 570
:MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement 571
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum 572
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal 573
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition 574
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe 575
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical 576
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet 577
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe 578
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE 579
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow 580
:MEASure:JITTer:STATistics 581
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd 582
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth 583
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts 584
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical 585
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet 586
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe 587
:MEASure:NAME 588
:MEASure:NCJitter 589
:MEASure:NOISe 591
:MEASure:NOISe:ALL? 592
:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth 594
:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation 595
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod 596
:MEASure:NOISe:REPort 597
:MEASure:NOISe:RN 598
:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN 599
:MEASure:NOISe:STATe 600
:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs 601
:MEASure:NPERiod 602
:MEASure:NPULses 603
:MEASure:NUI 604
:MEASure:NWIDth 605
:MEASure:OVERshoot 607
:MEASure:PAMPlitude 609
:MEASure:PBASe 610
:MEASure:PERiod 611
:MEASure:PHASe 613
:MEASure:PPULses 615
:MEASure:PREShoot 616
:MEASure:PTOP 618
:MEASure:PWIDth 619
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition 621
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce 622
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe 623
:MEASure:RESults? 624
:MEASure:RISetime 627
:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL? 629
:MEASure:RJDJ:APLength? 631
:MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth 632
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:MEASure:RJDJ:BER 633
:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk 635
:MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE 636
:MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate 637
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod 638
:MEASure:RJDJ:MODe 639
:MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth 640
:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort 641
:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ 642
:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ 643
:MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce 644
:MEASure:RJDJ:STATe 645
:MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ? 646
:MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs 647
:MEASure:SCRatch 648
:MEASure:SENDvalid 649
:MEASure:SETuptime 650
:MEASure:SLEWrate 652
:MEASure:SOURce 653
:MEASure:STATistics 654
:MEASure:TEDGe 655
:MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute 657
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute 659
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis 661
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod 663
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent 665
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute 667
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod 669
:MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis 671
:MEASure:THResholds:METHod 673
:MEASure:THResholds:PERCent 675
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute 677
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis 679
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod 681
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent 683
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute 685
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod 687
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute 689
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis 691
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod 693
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent 695
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute 697
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod 699
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute 701
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod 703
:MEASure:TIEClock2 705
:MEASure:TIEData 707
:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe 709
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt 710
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe 711
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP 712
:MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE 713
:MEASure:TMAX 714
:MEASure:TMIN 715
:MEASure:TVOLt 716
:MEASure:UITouijitter 718
:MEASure:UNITinterval 719
:MEASure:VAMPlitude 721
:MEASure:VAVerage 722
:MEASure:VBASe 724
:MEASure:VLOWer 725
:MEASure:VMAX 726
:MEASure:VMIDdle 728
:MEASure:VMIN 729
:MEASure:VOVershoot 731
:MEASure:VPP 732
:MEASure:VPReshoot 734
:MEASure:VRMS 735
:MEASure:VTIMe 737
:MEASure:VTOP 739
:MEASure:VUPPer 740
:MEASure:WINDow 742
:MEASurement<N>:NAME 743
:MEASurement<N>:SOURce 744
26 Pod Commands
:POD<N>:DISPlay 746
:POD<N>:PSKew 747
:POD<N>:THReshold 748
27 Root Level Commands
:ADER? 753
:AER? 754
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:ASTate? 755
:ATER? 756
:AUToscale 757
:AUToscale:CHANnels 758
:AUToscale:PLACement 759
:AUToscale:VERTical 760
:BEEP 761
:BLANk 762
:CDISplay 763
:DIGitize 764
:DISable DIGital 766
:ENABle DIGital 767
:MODel? 768
:MTEE 769
:MTER? 770
:OPEE 771
:OPER? 772
:OVLRegister? 773
:PDER? 774
:PRINt 775
:RECall:SETup 776
:RSTate? 777
:RUN 778
:SERial 779
:SINGle 780
:STATus? 781
:STOP 783
:STORe:JITTer 784
:STORe:SETup 785
:STORe:WAVeform 786
:TER? 787
:VIEW 788
28 Serial Bus Commands
General :SBUS<N> Commands
:SBUS<N>[:DISPlay] 791
:SBUS<N>:MODE 792
790
:SBUS<N>:CAN Commands 793
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint 794
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate 795
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition 796
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce 797
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger 798
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA 800
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth 801
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID 802
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE 803
:SBUS<N>:IIC Commands 804
:SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe 805
:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk 806
:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA 807
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess 808
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA 809
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE 810
:SBUS<N>:SPI Commands 812
:SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder 813
:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe 814
:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout 815
:SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe 816
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk 817
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA 818
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe 819
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO 820
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI 821
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA 822
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh 824
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE 826
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE 827
:SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh 828
29 Self-Test Commands
:SELFtest:CANCel 830
:SELFtest:SCOPETEST 831
30 Serial Data Equalization Commands
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay 835
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce 836
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain 837
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles 838
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1 839
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2 840
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3 841
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:RATe 842
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical 843
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet 844
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe 845
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo 846
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe 847
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce 848
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs 849
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP 850
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh 851
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay 852
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX 853
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN 854
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN 855
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget 856
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget 857
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic 858
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay 859
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce 860
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor 861
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs 862
:SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:RATe 863
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP 864
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth 865
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh 866
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay 867
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic 868
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth 869
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode 870
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay 871
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode 872
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical 873
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet 874
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe 875
31 System Commands
:SYSTem:DATE 878
:SYSTem:DEBug 879
:SYSTem:DSP 881
:SYSTem:ERRor? 882
:SYSTem:HEADer 883
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:SYSTem:LOCK 884
:SYSTem:LONGform 885
:SYSTem:PRESet 886
:SYSTem:SETup 887
:SYSTem:TIME 889
32 Time Base Commands
:TIMebase:POSition 892
:TIMebase:RANGe 893
:TIMebase:REFClock 894
:TIMebase:REFerence 895
:TIMebase:ROLL:ENABLE 896
:TIMebase:SCALe 897
:TIMebase:VIEW 898
:TIMebase:WINDow:DELay 899
:TIMebase:WINDow:POSition 900
:TIMebase:WINDow:RANGe 901
:TIMebase:WINDow:SCALe 902
33 Trigger Commands
General Trigger Commands 905
:TRIGger:AND:ENABle 906
:TRIGger:AND:SOURce 907
:TRIGger:HOLDoff 908
:TRIGger:HOLDoff:MAX 909
:TRIGger:HOLDoff:MIN 910
:TRIGger:HOLDoff:MODE 911
:TRIGger:HTHReshold 912
:TRIGger:HYSTeresis 913
:TRIGger:LEVel 914
:TRIGger:LTHReshold 915
:TRIGger:MODE 916
:TRIGger:SWEep 918
Comm Trigger Commands 919
:TRIGger:COMM:BWIDth 920
:TRIGger:COMM:ENCode 921
:TRIGger:COMM:PATTern 922
:TRIGger:COMM:POLarity 923
:TRIGger:COMM:SOURce 924
Delay Trigger Commands
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:TRIGger:DELay:ARM:SOURce 926
:TRIGger:DELay:ARM:SLOPe 927
:TRIGger:DELay:EDELay:COUNt 928
:TRIGger:DELay:EDELay:SOURce 929
:TRIGger:DELay:EDELay:SLOPe 930
:TRIGger:DELay:MODE 931
:TRIGger:DELay:TDELay:TIME 932
:TRIGger:DELay:TRIGger:SOURce 933
:TRIGger:DELay:TRIGger:SLOPe 934
Edge Trigger Commands 935
:TRIGger:EDGE:COUPling 936
:TRIGger:EDGE:SLOPe 937
:TRIGger:EDGE:SOURce 938
Glitch Trigger Commands 939
:TRIGger:GLITch:POLarity 940
:TRIGger:GLITch:SOURce 941
:TRIGger:GLITch:WIDTh 942
Pattern Trigger Commands 943
:TRIGger:PATTern:CONDition 944
:TRIGger:PATTern:LOGic 945
Pulse Width Trigger Commands 946
:TRIGger:PWIDth:DIRection 947
:TRIGger:PWIDth:POLarity 948
:TRIGger:PWIDth:SOURce 949
:TRIGger:PWIDth:TPOint 950
:TRIGger:PWIDth:WIDTh 951
Runt Trigger Commands 952
:TRIGger:RUNT:POLarity 953
:TRIGger:RUNT:QUALified 954
:TRIGger:RUNT:SOURce 955
:TRIGger:RUNT:TIME 956
Setup and Hold Trigger Commands 957
:TRIGger:SHOLd:CSOurce 958
:TRIGger:SHOLd:CSOurce:EDGE 959
:TRIGger:SHOLd:DSOurce 960
:TRIGger:SHOLd:HoldTIMe (HTIMe) 961
:TRIGger:SHOLd:MODE 962
:TRIGger:SHOLd:SetupTIMe 963
State Trigger Commands
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:TRIGger:STATe:CLOCk
:TRIGger:STATe:LOGic
:TRIGger:STATe:LTYPe
:TRIGger:STATe:SLOPe
965
966
967
968
Timeout Trigger Commands 969
:TRIGger:TIMeout:CONDition 970
:TRIGger:TIMeout:SOURce 971
:TRIGger:TIMeout:TIME 972
Transition Trigger Commands 973
:TRIGger:TRANsition:DIRection 974
:TRIGger:TRANsition:SOURce 975
:TRIGger:TRANsition:TIME 976
:TRIGger:TRANsition:TYPE 977
TV Trigger Commands 978
:TRIGger:TV:LINE 979
:TRIGger:TV:MODE 980
:TRIGger:TV:POLarity 981
:TRIGger:TV:SOURce 982
:TRIGger:TV:STANdard 983
:TRIGger:TV:UDTV:ENUMber 984
:TRIGger:TV:UDTV:HSYNc 985
:TRIGger:TV:UDTV:HTIMe 986
:TRIGger:TV:UDTV:PGTHan 987
:TRIGger:TV:UDTV:POLarity 988
Window Trigger Commands 989
:TRIGger:WINDow:CONDition 990
:TRIGger:WINDow:SOURce 991
:TRIGger:WINDow:TIME 992
:TRIGger:WINDow:TPOint 993
Advanced Comm Trigger Commands 994
:TRIGger:ADVanced:COMM:BWIDth 995
:TRIGger:ADVanced:COMM:ENCode 996
:TRIGger:ADVanced:COMM:LEVel 997
:TRIGger:ADVanced:COMM:PATTern 998
:TRIGger:ADVanced:COMM:POLarity 999
:TRIGger:ADVanced:COMM:SOURce 1000
Advanced Pattern Trigger Commands 1001
:TRIGger:ADVanced:PATTern:CONDition 1003
:TRIGger:ADVanced:PATTern:LOGic 1004
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:TRIGger:ADVanced:PATTern:THReshold:LEVel 1005
:TRIGger:ADVanced:PATTern:THReshold:POD<N> 1006
Advanced State Trigger Commands 1007
:TRIGger:ADVanced:STATe:CLOCk 1009
:TRIGger:ADVanced:STATe:LOGic 1010
:TRIGger:ADVanced:STATe:LTYPe 1011
:TRIGger:ADVanced:STATe:SLOPe 1012
:TRIGger:ADVanced:STATe:THReshold:LEVel
1013
Advanced Delay By Event Trigger Commands 1014
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:ARM:SOURce 1016
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:ARM:SLOPe 1017
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:EVENt:DELay 1018
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:EVENt:SOURce 1019
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:EVENt:SLOPe 1020
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:TRIGger:SOURce 1021
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:EDLY:TRIGger:SLOPe 1022
Advanced Delay By Time Trigger Commands 1023
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:TDLY:ARM:SOURce 1025
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:TDLY:ARM:SLOPe 1026
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:TDLY:DELay 1027
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:TDLY:TRIGger:SOURce 1028
:TRIGger:ADVanced:DELay:TDLY:TRIGger:SLOPe 1029
Advanced Standard TV Trigger Commands 1030
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:STV:FIELd 1032
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:STV:LINE 1033
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:STV:SOURce 1034
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:STV:SPOLarity 1035
Advanced User Defined TV Mode and Commands 1036
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:UDTV:ENUMber 1038
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:UDTV:PGTHan 1039
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:UDTV:POLarity 1040
:TRIGger:ADVanced:TV:UDTV:SOURce 1041
Advanced Violation Trigger Modes 1042
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:MODE 1043
Advanced Pulse Width Violation Trigger Commands 1044
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:PWIDth:DIRection 1046
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:PWIDth:POLarity 1047
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:PWIDth:SOURce 1048
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:PWIDth:WIDTh 1049
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Advanced Setup Violation Trigger Commands 1050
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:MODE 1053
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:CSOurce 1054
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:CSOurce:LEVel 1055
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:CSOurce:EDGE 1056
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:DSOurce 1057
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:DSOurce:HTHReshold 1058
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:DSOurce:LTHReshold 1059
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SETup:TIME 1060
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:CSOurce 1061
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:CSOurce:LEVel 1062
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:CSOurce:EDGE 1063
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:DSOurce 1064
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:DSOurce:HTHReshold 1065
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:DSOurce:LTHReshold 1066
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:HOLD:TIME 1067
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:CSOurce 1068
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:CSOurce:LEVel 1069
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:CSOurce:EDGE 1070
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:DSOurce 1071
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:DSOurce:HTHReshold 1072
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:DSOurce:LTHReshold 1073
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:SetupTIMe (STIMe) 1074
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:SETup:SHOLd:HoldTIMe (HTIMe) 1075
Advanced Transition Violation Trigger Commands 1076
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:TRANsition 1078
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:TRANsition:SOURce 1079
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:TRANsition:SOURce:HTHReshold
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:TRANsition:SOURce:LTHReshold
:TRIGger:ADVanced:VIOLation:TRANsition:TYPE 1082
1080
1081
34 Waveform Commands
:WAVeform:BANDpass? 1086
:WAVeform:BYTeorder 1087
:WAVeform:COMPlete? 1088
:WAVeform:COUNt? 1089
:WAVeform:COUPling? 1090
:WAVeform:DATA? 1091
:WAVeform:FORMat 1113
:WAVeform:POINts? 1116
:WAVeform:PREamble? 1117
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:WAVeform:SEGMented:ALL 1122
:WAVeform:SEGMented:COUNt? 1123
:WAVeform:SEGMented:TTAG? 1124
:WAVeform:SEGMented:XLISt? 1125
:WAVeform:SOURce 1126
:WAVeform:STReaming 1128
:WAVeform:TYPE? 1129
:WAVeform:VIEW 1130
:WAVeform:XDISplay? 1132
:WAVeform:XINCrement? 1133
:WAVeform:XORigin? 1134
:WAVeform:XRANge? 1135
:WAVeform:XREFerence? 1136
:WAVeform:XUNits? 1137
:WAVeform:YDISplay? 1138
:WAVeform:YINCrement? 1139
:WAVeform:YORigin? 1140
:WAVeform:YRANge? 1141
:WAVeform:YREFerence? 1142
:WAVeform:YUNits? 1143
35 Waveform Memory Commands
:WMEMory<N>:CLEar 1146
:WMEMory<N>:DISPlay 1147
:WMEMory<N>:LOAD 1148
:WMEMory<N>:SAVE 1149
:WMEMory<N>:XOFFset 1150
:WMEMory<N>:XRANge 1151
:WMEMory<N>:YOFFset 1152
:WMEMory<N>:YRANge 1153
36 Obsolete and Discontinued Commands
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod
:MEASure:DDPWS 1159
1156
37 Error Messages
Error Queue
1162
Error Numbers
1163
Command Error
1164
Execution Error
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Device- or Oscilloscope-Specific Error
Query Error
1166
1167
List of Error Messages
1168
38 Sample Programs
VISA COM Examples 1174
VISA COM Example in Visual Basic 1174
VISA COM Example in C# 1185
VISA COM Example in Visual Basic .NET 1195
VISA COM Example in Python 1205
VISA Examples 1213
VISA Example in C 1213
VISA Example in Visual Basic 1222
VISA Example in C# 1232
VISA Example in Visual Basic .NET 1244
VISA Example in Python 1256
SICL Examples 1264
SICL Example in C 1264
SICL Example in Visual Basic
1273
SCPI.NET Examples 1283
SCPI.NET Example in C# 1283
SCPI.NET Example in Visual Basic .NET 1290
SCPI.NET Example in IronPython 1297
39 Reference
HDF5 Example
1304
CSV and TSV Header Format
1305
BIN Header Format 1307
File Header 1307
Waveform Header 1307
Waveform Data Header 1309
Example Program for Reading Binary Data
1310
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What's New
What's New in Version 4.60
What's New in Version 4.50
What's New in Version 4.30
What's New in Version 4.20
What's New in Version 4.10
What's New in Version 3.50
What's New in Version 3.20
What's New in Version 3.11
What's New in Version 3.10
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What's New
What's New in Version 4.60
New command descriptions for Version 4.60 of the Infiniium 9000 Series
oscilloscope software appear below.
New Commands
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Command
Description
:ASTate? (see page 755)
Returns the acquisition state.
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMali
ze (see page 210)
Lets you normalize the gain of an InfiniiSim transfer function.
:RSTate? (see page 777)
Returns the run state.
:SBUS<N>:CAN Commands
(see page 793)
These commands control the CAN serial decode bus viewing,
mode, and other options.
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New Commands
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Commands
Command
Description
:FUNCtion<F>:ADEMod (see
page 327)
Sets the math function to show the amplitude envelope for an
amplitude modulated (AM) input signal.
:MEASurement<N>:NAME
(see page 743)
Lets you give specific names to measurements displayed on the
oscilloscope's screen.
:MEASurement<N>:SOURce
(see page 744)
Changes the source of an existing measurement.
:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST (see
page 461)
Turns the "Fast, Worst Case Only" real-time eye display option
ON or OFF.
Command
Description
:DIGital<N>:THReshold (see
page 275)
There is now the DIFFerential parameter for specifying the
threshold voltage.
:DISK:SAVE:WAVeform (see
page 292)
There is now the H5INt format parameter which saves
waveform data as integers within the H5 file.
:POD<N>:THReshold (see
page 748)
There is now the DIFFerential parameter for specifying the
threshold voltage.
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New command descriptions for Version 4.30 of the Infiniium 9000 Series
oscilloscope software appear below.
New Commands
Changed
Commands
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Command
Description
:FUNCtion<F>:DELay (see
page 330)
Defines a function waveform that is the source waveform
delayed in time.
:FUNCtion<F>:GATing (see
page 342)
Defines a horizontal gating function of another waveform
(similar to horizontal zoom). Measurements on horizontal gating
functions are essentially gated measurements.
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ED
GE (see page 511)
Specifies which edge(s) of the data signal are used to recover a
clock.
:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk (see
page 635)
When ON, it forces the pattern to be a clock and sets the jitter
for edges not examined to zero (0).
Command
Description
Function Commands (see
page 321)
You can now define up to 16 functions.
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New Commands
Changed
Commands
Obsolete
Commands
Command
Description
:DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme
(see page 299)
Lets you set the color grade scheme to CLASsic or TEMP.
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay
(see page 337)
Sets the time delay for the FFT phase function.
:MEASure:CHARge (see
page 504)
When N2820A/N2821A high-sensitivity current probes are
connected, this command/query measures the total current
consumption over time with the results listed in ampere-hours
(Ah).
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JT
F (see page 513)
Specifies the clock recovery PLL's response in terms of the
Jitter Transfer Function's (JTF) 3 dB bandwidth.
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJ
TF (see page 515)
Specifies the clock recovery PLL's response in terms of the
Observed Jitter Transfer Function's (OJTF) 3 dB bandwidth.
Command
Description
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod
(see page 507)
The command options for specifying clock recovery PLL options
have been moved to the new commands
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF and
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF.
Obsolete Command
Current Command
Equivalent
Description
:MEASure:DDPWS
:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL?
(see page 629)
The :MEASure:RJDJ:ALL? query returns all of
the RJDJ jitter measurements.
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Command
Description
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod
(see page 596)
Lets you select the method for random noise (RN) analysis,
either the SPECtral method or BOTH the spectral and tail fit
methods.
:MEASure:NOISe:REPort (see
page 597)
When BOTH is selected for :MEASure:NOISe:METHod, you can
select SPECtral or TAILfit to specify which method is used for
the reports.
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod (see
page 638)
Lets you select the method for random jitter (RJ) analysis, either
the SPECtral method or BOTH the spectral and tail fit methods.
:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort (see
page 641)
When BOTH is selected for :MEASure:RJDJ:METHod, you can
select SPECtral or TAILfit to specify which method is used for
the reports.
:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe
(see page 709)
Specifies the shape of the TIE filter edge(s).
Command
Description
:MEASure:NOISe:ALL (see
page 592)
New results can be returned depending on the
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod and :MEASure:NOISe:REPort
settings.
:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL (see
page 629)
New results can be returned depending on the
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod and :MEASure:RJDJ:REPort settings.
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oscilloscope software appear below.
New Commands
Command
Description
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:AUToze
ro (see page 220)
Initiates the N2893A probe's auto degauss/ offset cal.
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:
VTERm (see page 233)
Sets the termination voltage for the N5444A probe head.
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE
(see page 235)
Sets the N2750A probe's InfiniiMode configuration.
:FUNCtion<F>:MTRend (see
page 354)
New Meas Trend math function.
:FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram
(see page 352)
New Meas Histogram math function.
:LISTer Commands (see
page 415)
For displaying and retrieving data from the serial decode listings.
:MEASure:HISTogram:RESolut
ion (see page 566)
The bin width value of one bar in the histogram.
:MEASure:NOISe (see
page 591)
Adds a Noise measurement to the oscilloscope display (like
Measure > Data > Noise from the front panel) or gets the
measured noise value.
:MEASure:NOISe:ALL (see
page 592)
Returns the NOISe measurement results for the "zeros" or
"ones" level.
:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth
(see page 594)
Sets the type of filtering used to separate the data dependent
noise from the random noise and the periodic noise.
:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation
(see page 595)
Specifies the noise measurement location within the bit where
0% is the beginning of the bit, 50% is the middle of the bit, and
100% is the end of the bit.
:MEASure:NOISe:RN (see
page 598)
Specifies a known amount of random noise.
:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN
(see page 599)
Specifies the removal of the oscilloscope's calibrated random
noise from the reported RN.
:MEASure:NOISe:STATe (see
page 600)
Enables or disables the NOISe measurements.
:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs (see
page 601)
Sets the unit of measure for NOISe measurements to volts or
unit amplitude.
:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ (see
page 642)
Specifies a known amount of random jitter.
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Command
Description
:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ
(see page 643)
Specifies the removal of the oscilloscope's calibrated random
jitter from the reported RJ.
:SBUS<N> Commands (see
page 789)
For setting up IIC and SPI serial decode and triggering.
Command
Description
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:
SELect (see page 232)
Now lets you select probe heads by the labels given with the
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD command.
:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS
(see page 555)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S
(see page 556)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S
(see page 557)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S
(see page 558)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX
(see page 559)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN
(see page 560)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian
(see page 561)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN
(see page 562)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE
(see page 563)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK
(see page 564)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:PP (see
page 565)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev
(see page 567)
Can now use this command with Meas Histogram math
functions.
:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL (see
page 629)
There are two possible additional measurement results, Scope
RN(rms) and DDPWS.
:TRIGger:MODE (see
page 916)
Added the SBUS1, SBUS2, SBUS3, and SBUS4 selections for
triggering on serial buses.
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New Commands
Command
Description
:MARKer:MEASurement:MEA
Surement (see page 421)
Specifies which measurement markers track (when the
:MARKer:MODE is set to MEASurement).
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:AL
IGn (see page 509)
Lets you specify clock edges either center aligned with data or
edge aligned with data when using an explicit method of clock
recovery.
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Commands
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Command
Description
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTracti
on (see page 211)
Selects a channel's InfiniiSim port extraction.
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCal
(see page 218)
Sets the type of AC response probe calibration to use.
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECpr
obe:BANDwidth (see
page 236)
Specifies how the limit of PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable
correction/boosting is determined..
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECpr
obe:CALibration (see
page 237)
Specifies the name of the PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable
calibration to use for the specified channel and probe.
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECpr
obe:MODE (see page 238)
Selects between PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable AC response
probe calibration.
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECpr
obe:ZSRC (see page 239)
Specifies how PrecisionProbe characterizes the time domain
and frequency domain response.
:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE
(see page 563)
Returns the measurement histogram's Mode value.
Command
Description
:BUS:B<N>:TYPE (see
page 172)
The MPHY protocol type has been added for the MIPI M-PHY
serial decode selection.
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow
(see page 338)
The HAMMing window mode is now a valid selection.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:W
INDow (see page 580)
The HAMMing window mode is now a valid selection.
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New Commands
Changed
Commands
Command
Description
:ACQuire:BANDwidth (see
page 150)
Changes the bandwidth frequency control for the acquisition
system.
:DISPlay:STATus:COL (see
page 315)
Used to position the real time eye and InfiniiScan Zone Trigger
status labels.
:DISPlay:STATus:ROW (see
page 316)
Used to position the real time eye and InfiniiScan Zone Trigger
status labels.
:MEASure:DDPWS (see
page 1159)
For measuring Data Dependent Pulse Width Shrinkage.
:MEASure:EDGE (see
page 539)
For measuring the edge time relative to the reference location.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:V
ERTical:TYPE (see page 579)
Lets you select either a LINear or a LOGarithmic vertical scale
for the jitter spectrum plot.
:MEASure:RJDJ:APLength?
(see page 631)
Returns the determined RjDj pattern length.
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:N
UMPoles (see page 838)
Selects either a 2 Pole or 3 Pole Continuous Time Linear
Equalization.
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3
(see page 841)
Sets the Pole 3 frequency for the Continuous Time Linear
Equalization.
Command
Description
:ACQuire:INTerpolate (see
page 155)
The INT1, INT2, INT4, INT8, INT16 options have been added for
specifying the 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 point Sin(x)/x interpolation ratios.
:MEASure:RJDJ:BER (see
page 633)
You can now set J2 and J9 jitter BER levels.
:MEASure:VRMS (see
page 735)
The VOLT and DBM parameters have been added for specifying
the measurement units.
:MEASure:WINDow (see
page 742)
The short form of the command was changed from :MEAS:WIN
to :MEAS:WIND.
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Step 1. Install Agilent IO Libraries Suite software 44
Step 2. Connect and set up the oscilloscope 45
Step 3. Verify the oscilloscope connection 46
This chapter explains how to install the Agilent IO Libraries Suite
software on a controller PC, connect the oscilloscope to the controller PC,
set up the oscilloscope, and verify the oscilloscope connection.
Note that Agilent IO Libraries Suite software comes installed on Infiniium
oscilloscopes, and it is possible to control the oscilloscope from programs
running on the instrument.
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Step 1. Install Agilent IO Libraries Suite software
To install the Agilent IO Libraries Suite software on a controller PC:
1 Download the Agilent IO Libraries Suite software from the Agilent web
site at:
• "http://www.agilent.com/find/iolib"
2 Run the setup file, and follow its installation instructions.
Note that Agilent IO Libraries Suite software comes installed on Infiniium
oscilloscopes.
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Step 2. Connect and set up the oscilloscope
The Infiniium 9000A Series oscilloscope has three different interfaces you
can use for programming:
• USB (device port, square connector).
• LAN. To configure the LAN interface, set up the Infiniium oscilloscope
on the network as you would any other computer with the Windows XP
operating system.
• GPIB, when the N4865A GPIB- to- LAN adapter is used.
The 9000A Series oscilloscope is not equipped with a GPIB interface
connector.
When installed, these interfaces are always active.
Using the LAN Interface
1 If the controller PC is not already connected to the local area network
(LAN), do that first.
2 Contact your network administrator about adding the oscilloscope to
the network.
Setting up an Infiniium oscilloscope on a network is the same as setting
up any other computer with the Windows XP operating system.
3 Connect the oscilloscope to the local area network (LAN) by inserting
LAN cable into the "LAN" port on the oscilloscope.
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Step 3. Verify the oscilloscope connection
NOTE
Make sure the Agilent Infiniium software is running on the oscilloscope. It must be running
before you can make a connection.
1 On the controller PC, click on the Agilent IO Control icon in the
taskbar and choose Agilent Connection Expert from the popup menu.
2 In the Agilent Connection Expert application, instruments connected to
the controller's USB and GPIB interfaces should automatically appear.
(You can click Refresh All to update the list of instruments on these
interfaces.)
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You must manually add instruments on LAN interfaces:
a Right- click on the LAN interface, choose Add Instrument from the
popup menu
b If the oscilloscope is on the same subnet, select it, and click OK.
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Otherwise, if the instrument is not on the same subnet, click Add
Address.
i
In the next dialog, select either Hostname or IP address, and enter
the oscilloscope's hostname or IP address.
ii Click Test Connection.
iii If the instrument is successfully opened, click OK to close the
dialog. If the instrument is not opened successfully, go back and
verify the LAN connections and the oscilloscope setup.
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3 Test some commands on the instrument:
a Right- click on the instrument and choose Send Commands To This
Instrument from the popup menu.
b In the Agilent Interactive IO application, enter commands in the
Command field and press Send Command, Read Response, or Send&Read.
c Choose Connect > Exit from the menu to exit the Agilent Interactive IO
application.
4 In the Agilent Connection Expert application, choose File > Exit from the
menu to exit the application.
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Communicating with the Oscilloscope 53
Instructions 54
Instruction Header 55
White Space (Separator) 56
Braces 57
Ellipsis 58
Square Brackets 59
Command and Query Sources 60
Program Data 61
Header Types 62
Query Headers 64
Program Header Options 65
Character Program Data 66
Numeric Program Data 67
Embedded Strings 68
Program Message Terminator 69
Common Commands within a Subsystem 70
Selecting Multiple Subsystems 71
Programming Getting Started 72
Referencing the IO Library 73
Opening the Oscilloscope Connection via the IO Library 74
Initializing the Interface and the Oscilloscope 75
Example Program 77
Using the DIGITIZE Command 78
Receiving Information from the Oscilloscope 80
String Variable Example 81
Numeric Variable Example 82
Definite-Length Block Response Data 83
Multiple Queries 84
Oscilloscope Status 85
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Introduction to Programming
This chapter introduces the basics for remote programming of an
oscilloscope. The programming commands in this manual conform to the
IEEE 488.2 Standard Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation.
The programming commands provide the means of remote control.
Basic operations that you can do with a computer and an oscilloscope
include:
• Set up the oscilloscope.
• Make measurements.
• Get data (waveform, measurements, and configuration) from the
oscilloscope.
• Send information, such as waveforms and configurations, to the
oscilloscope.
You can accomplish other tasks by combining these functions.
NOTE
Example Programs are Written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and C
The programming examples for individual commands in this manual are written in Visual
Basic for Applications (VBA) and C.
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Communicating with the Oscilloscope
Computers communicate with the oscilloscope by sending and receiving
messages over a remote interface, such as a GPIB card (must order the
N4865A GPIB- to- LAN adapter) or a Local Area Network (LAN) card.
Commands for programming normally appear as ASCII character strings
embedded inside the output statements of a "host" language available on
your computer. The input commands of the host language are used to read
responses from the oscilloscope.
For example, the VISA COM library provides the WriteString() method for
sending commands and queries. After a query is sent, the response can be
read using the ReadString() method. The ReadString() method passes the
value across the bus to the computer and places it in the designated
variable.
For the GPIB interface, messages are placed on the bus using an output
command and passing the device address, program message, and a
terminator. Passing the device address ensures that the program message
is sent to the correct GPIB interface and GPIB device.
The following WriteString() method sends a command that sets the channel
1 scale value to 500 mV:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:SCALE 500E-3"
The VISA COM library setup is explained on the following pages.
NOTE
Use the Suffix Multiplier Instead
Using "mV" or "V" following the numeric voltage value in some commands will cause
Error 138 - Suffix not allowed. Instead, use the convention for the suffix multiplier as
described in Chapter 5, “Message Communication and System Functions,” starting on page
99.
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Instructions
Instructions, both commands and queries, normally appear as strings
embedded in a statement of your host language, such as Visual Basic for
Applications (VBA), Visual Basic .NET, C#, C, etc.
The only time a parameter is not meant to be expressed as a string is
when the instruction's syntax definition specifies <block data>, such as
with the :SYSTem:SETup command. There are only a few instructions that
use block data.
Instructions are composed of two main parts:
• The header, which specifies the command or query to be sent.
• The program data, which provides additional information to clarify the
meaning of the instruction.
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Instruction Header
The instruction header is one or more command mnemonics separated by
colons (:). They represent the operation to be performed by the
oscilloscope. See Chapter 8, “Programming Conventions,” starting on page
137 for more information.
Queries are formed by adding a question mark (?) to the end of the
header. Many instructions can be used as either commands or queries,
depending on whether or not you include the question mark. The
command and query forms of an instruction usually have different
program data. Many queries do not use any program data.
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White Space (Separator)
White space is used to separate the instruction header from the program
data. If the instruction does not require any program data parameters, you
do not need to include any white space. In this manual, white space is
defined as one or more spaces. ASCII defines a space to be character 32
in decimal.
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Braces
When several items are enclosed by braces, { }, only one of these elements
may be selected. Vertical line ( | ) indicates "or". For example, {ON | OFF}
indicates that only ON or OFF may be selected, not both.
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Ellipsis
... An ellipsis (trailing dots) indicates that the preceding element may be
repeated one or more times.
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Square Brackets
Items enclosed in square brackets, [ ], are optional.
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Command and Query Sources
Many commands and queries require that a source be specified. Depending
on the command or query and the model number of Infiniium oscilloscope
being used, some of the sources are not available. The following is a list of
sources:
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CHANnel1
FUNCtion1
WMEMory1
COMMonmode{1|2}
CHANnel2
FUNCtion2
WMEMory2
DIFFerential{1|2}
CHANnel3
FUNCtion3
WMEMory3
EQUalized
CHANnel4
FUNCtion4
WMEMory4
DIGital0 - DIGital15
CLOCk
MTRend
MSPectrum
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Program Data
Program data is used to clarify the meaning of the command or query. It
provides necessary information, such as whether a function should be on
or off, or which waveform is to be displayed. Each instruction's syntax
definition shows the program data and the values they accept.
When there is more than one data parameter, they are separated by
commas (,). You can add spaces around the commas to improve
readability.
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Header Types
There are three types of headers:
• "Simple Command Header" on page 62
• "Compound Command Header" on page 62
• "Common Command Header" on page 63
See Also
• "Combining Commands in the Same Subsystem" on page 63
• "Duplicate Mnemonics" on page 63
Simple Command Header
Simple command headers contain a single mnemonic. AUTOSCALE and
DIGITIZE are examples of simple command headers typically used in this
oscilloscope. The syntax is:
<program mnemonic><terminator>
For example:
":AUTOSCALE"
When program data must be included with the simple command header
(for example, :DIGITIZE CHAN1), white space is added to separate the
data from the header. The syntax is:
<program mnemonic><separator><program data><terminator>
For example:
":DIGITIZE CHANNEL1,FUNCTION2"
Compound Command Header
Compound command headers are a combination of two program
mnemonics. The first mnemonic selects the subsystem, and the second
mnemonic selects the function within that subsystem. The mnemonics
within the compound message are separated by colons. For example:
To execute a single function within a subsystem:
:<subsystem>:<function><separator><program data><terminator>
For example:
":CHANNEL1:BWLIMIT ON"
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Combining Commands in the Same Subsystem
To execute more than one command within the same subsystem, use a
semi- colon (;) to separate the commands:
:<subsystem>:<command><separator><data>;<command><separator>
<data><terminator>
For example:
:CHANNEL1:INPUT DC;BWLIMIT ON
Common Command Header
Common command headers, such as clear status, control the IEEE 488.2
functions within the oscilloscope. The syntax is:
*<command header><terminator>
No space or separator is allowed between the asterisk (*) and the
command header. *CLS is an example of a common command header.
Duplicate Mnemonics
Identical function mnemonics can be used for more than one subsystem.
For example, you can use the function mnemonic RANGE to change both
the vertical range and horizontal range:
To set the vertical range of channel 1 to 0.4 volts full scale:
:CHANNEL1:RANGE .4
To set the horizontal time base to 1 second full scale:
:TIMEBASE:RANGE
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In these examples, CHANNEL1 and TIMEBASE are subsystem selectors,
and determine the range type being modified.
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Query Headers
A command header immediately followed by a question mark (?) is a
query. After receiving a query, the oscilloscope interrogates the requested
subsystem and places the answer in its output queue. The answer remains
in the output queue until it is read or until another command is issued.
When read, the answer is transmitted across the bus to the designated
listener (typically a computer).
For example, with VISA COM library and Visual Basic for Applications
(VBA) language, the query:
myScope.WriteString ":TIMEBASE:RANGE?"
places the current time base setting in the output queue.
The computer input statement:
varRange = myScope.ReadNumber
passes the value across the bus to the computer and places it in the
variablevar Range.
You can use queries to find out how the oscilloscope is currently
configured and to get results of measurements made by the oscilloscope.
For example, the query:
:MEASURE:RISETIME?
tells the oscilloscope to measure the rise time of your waveform and place
the result in the output queue.
The output queue must be read before the next program message is sent.
For example, when you send the query :MEASURE:RISETIME?, you must
follow it with an input statement.
With the VISA COM library and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
language, this is usually done with a ReadString() or ReadNumber()
method. These methods read the result of the query and place the result
in a specified variable.
NOTE
Handle Queries Properly
If you send another command or query before reading the result of a query, the output
buffer is cleared and the current response is lost. This also generates a query-interrupted
error in the error queue. If you execute an input statement before you send a query, it will
cause the computer to wait indefinitely.
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Program Header Options
You can send program headers using any combination of uppercase or
lowercaseASCII characters. Oscilloscope responses, however, are always
returned in uppercase.
You may send program command and query headers in either long form
(complete spelling), short form (abbreviated spelling), or any combination
of long form and short form. For example:
":TIMebase:DELay 1E- 6" is the long form.
":TIM:DEL 1E- 6" is the short form.
The command descriptions in this reference show upper and lowercase
characters. For example, ":AUToscale" indicates that the entire command
name is ":AUTOSCALE". The short form, ":AUT", is also accepted by the
oscilloscope.
NOTE
Using Long Form or Short Form
Programs written in long form are easily read and are almost self-documenting. The short
form syntax conserves the amount of computer memory needed for program storage and
reduces I/O activity.
The rules for the short form syntax are described in Chapter 8,
“Programming Conventions,” starting on page 137.
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Character Program Data
Character program data is used to convey parameter information as alpha
or alphanumeric strings. For example, the :TIMEBASE:REFERENCE
command can be set to left, center, or right. The character program data
in this case may be LEFT, CENTER, or RIGHT. The command
:TIMEBASE:REFERENCE RIGHT sets the time base reference to right.
The available mnemonics for character program data are always included
with the instruction's syntax definition. You may send either the long form
of commands, or the short form (if one exists). You may mix uppercase
and lowercase letters freely. When receiving responses, uppercase letters
are used exclusively.
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Numeric Program Data
Some command headers require program data to be expressed numerically.
For example, :TIMEBASE:RANGE requires the desired full- scale range to
be expressed numerically.
For numeric program data, you can use exponential notation or suffix
multipliers to indicate the numeric value. The following numbers are all
equal:
28 = 0.28E2 = 280E- 1 = 28000m = 0.028K = 28E- 3K
When a syntax definition specifies that a number is an integer, it means
that the number should be whole. Any fractional part is ignored and
truncated. Numeric data parameters that accept fractional values are
called real numbers.
All numbers are expected to be strings of ASCII characters.
• When sending the number 9, you would send a byte representing the
ASCII code for the character "9" (which is 57).
• A three- digit number like 102 would take up three bytes (ASCII codes
49, 48, and 50). The number of bytes is figured automatically when you
include the entire instruction in a string.
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Embedded Strings
Embedded strings contain groups of alphanumeric characters which are
treated as a unit of data by the oscilloscope. An example of this is the line
of text written to the advisory line of the oscilloscope with the
:SYSTEM:DSP command:
:SYSTEM:DSP ""This is a message.""
You may delimit embedded strings with either single (') or double (")
quotation marks. These strings are case- sensitive, and spaces are also legal
characters.
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Program Message Terminator
The program instructions within a data message are executed after the
program message terminator is received. The terminator may be either an
NL (New Line) character, an EOI (End- Or- Identify) asserted in the GPIB
interface, or a combination of the two. Asserting the EOI sets the EOI
control line low on the last byte of the data message. The NL character is
an ASCII linefeed (decimal 10).
NOTE
New Line Terminator Functions Like EOS and EOT
The NL (New Line) terminator has the same function as an EOS (End Of String) and EOT
(End Of Text) terminator.
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Common Commands within a Subsystem
Common commands can be received and processed by the oscilloscope
whether they are sent over the bus as separate program messages or
within other program messages. If you have selected a subsystem, and a
common command is received by the oscilloscope, the oscilloscope remains
in the selected subsystem. For example, if the program message
":ACQUIRE:AVERAGE ON;*CLS;COUNT 1024"
is received by the oscilloscope, the oscilloscope turns averaging on, then
clears the status information without leaving the selected subsystem.
If some other type of command is received within a program message, you
must re- enter the original subsystem after the command. For example, the
program message
":ACQUIRE:AVERAGE ON;:AUTOSCALE;:ACQUIRE:AVERAGE:COUNT 1024"
turns averaging on, completes the autoscale operation, then sets the
acquire average count. Here, :ACQUIRE must be sent again after
AUTOSCALE to re- enter the ACQUIRE subsystem and set the count.
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Selecting Multiple Subsystems
You can send multiple program commands and program queries for
different subsystems on the same line by separating each command with a
semicolon. The colon following the semicolon lets you enter a new
subsystem. For example:
<program mnemonic><data>;:<program mnemonic><data><terminator>
:CHANNEL1:RANGE 0.4;:TIMEBASE:RANGE 1
NOTE
You can Combine Compound and Simple Commands
Multiple program commands may be any combination of compound and simple commands.
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Programming Getting Started
The remainder of this chapter explains how to set up the oscilloscope,
how to retrieve setup information and measurement results, how to
digitize a waveform, and how to pass data to the computer. Chapter 25,
“Measure Commands,” starting on page 483 describes getting measurement
data from the oscilloscope.
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Referencing the IO Library
No matter which instrument programming library you use (SICL, VISA, or
VISA COM), you must reference the library from your program.
In C/C++, you must tell the compiler where to find the include and library
files (see the Agilent IO Libraries Suite documentation for more
information).
To reference the Agilent VISA COM library in Visual Basic for Applications
(VBA, which comes with Microsoft Office products like Excel):
1 Choose Tools > References... from the main menu.
2 In the References dialog, check the "VISA COM 3.0 Type Library".
3 Click OK.
To reference the Agilent VISA COM library in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0:
1 Choose Project > References... from the main menu.
2 In the References dialog, check the "VISA COM 3.0 Type Library".
3 Click OK.
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Opening the Oscilloscope Connection via the IO Library
PC controllers communicate with the oscilloscope by sending and receiving
messages over a remote interface. Once you have opened a connection to
the oscilloscope over the remote interface, programming instructions
normally appear as ASCII character strings embedded inside write
statements of the programing language. Read statements are used to read
query responses from the oscilloscope.
For example, when using the Agilent VISA COM library in Visual Basic
(after opening the connection to the instrument using the
ResourceManager object's Open method), the FormattedIO488 object's
WriteString, WriteNumber, WriteList, or WriteIEEEBlock methods are used
for sending commands and queries. After a query is sent, the response is
read using the ReadString, ReadNumber, ReadList, or ReadIEEEBlock
methods.
The following Visual Basic statements open the connection and send a
command that turns on the oscilloscope's label display.
Dim myMgr As VisaComLib.ResourceManager
Dim myScope As VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
Set myMgr = New VisaComLib.ResourceManager
Set myScope = New VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
' Open the connection to the oscilloscope. Get the VISA Address from the
' Agilent Connection Expert (installed with Agilent IO Libraries Suite).
Set myScope.IO = myMgr.Open("<VISA Address>")
' Send a command.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:LABel ON"
The ":DISPLAY:LABEL ON" in the above example is called a program
message. Program messages are explained in more detail in "Instructions"
on page 54.
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Initializing the Interface and the Oscilloscope
To make sure the bus and all appropriate interfaces are in a known state,
begin every program with an initialization statement. When using the
Agilent VISA COM library, you can use the resource session object's Clear
method to clears the interface buffer:
Dim myMgr As VisaComLib.ResourceManager
Dim myScope As VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
Set myMgr = New VisaComLib.ResourceManager
Set myScope = New VisaComLib.FormattedIO488
' Open the connection to the oscilloscope. Get the VISA Address from the
' Agilent Connection Expert (installed with Agilent IO Libraries Suite).
Set myScope.IO = myMgr.Open("<VISA Address>")
' Clear the interface buffer and set the interface timeout to 10 seconds
.
myScope.IO.Clear
myScope.IO.Timeout = 10000
When you are using GPIB, CLEAR also resets the oscilloscope's parser. The
parser is the program which reads in the instructions which you send it.
After clearing the interface, initialize the instrument to a preset state:
myScope.WriteString "*RST"
NOTE
Information for Initializing the Instrument
The actual commands and syntax for initializing the instrument are discussed in Chapter 13,
“Common Commands,” starting on page 247.
Refer to the Agilent IO Libraries Suite documentation for information on initializing the
interface.
See Also
• "Autoscale" on page 75
• "Setting Up the Oscilloscope" on page 76
Autoscale
The AUTOSCALE feature of Agilent Technologies digitizing oscilloscopes
performs a very useful function on unknown waveforms by automatically
setting up the vertical channel, time base, and trigger level of the
oscilloscope.
The syntax for the autoscale function is:
:AUTOSCALE<terminator>
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
A typical oscilloscope setup configures the vertical range and offset
voltage, the horizontal range, delay time, delay reference, trigger mode,
trigger level, and slope.
A typical example of the commands sent to the oscilloscope are:
:CHANNEL1:PROBE 10; RANGE 16;OFFSET 1.00<terminator>
:SYSTEM:HEADER OFF<terminator>
:TIMEBASE:RANGE 1E-3;DELAY 100E-6<terminator>
This example sets the time base at 1 ms full- scale (100 μs/div), with delay
of 100 μs. Vertical is set to 16 V full- scale (2 V/div), with center of screen
at 1 V, and probe attenuation of 10.
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Example Program
This program demonstrates the basic command structure used to program
the oscilloscope.
' Initialize the instrument interface to a known state.
myScope.IO.Clear
myScope.IO.Timeout = 15000
' Set interface timeout to 15 seconds.
' Initialize the instrument to a preset state.
myScope.WriteString "*RST"
' Set the time base mode to normal with the horizontal time at
' 50 ms/div with 0 s of delay referenced at the center of the
' graticule.
myScope.WriteString ":TIMebase:RANGe 5E-4"
' Time base to 500 us/div.
myScope.WriteString ":TIMebase:DELay 0"
' Delay to zero.
myScope.WriteString ":TIMebase:REFerence CENTer"
' Display ref. at
' center.
' Set the vertical range to 1.6 volts full scale with center screen
' at -0.4 volts with 10:1 probe attenuation and DC coupling.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:PROBe 1.0"
' Probe attenuation
' to 1:1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:RANGe 1.6"
' Vertical range
' 1.6 V full scale.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:OFFSet -0.4" ' Offset to -0.4.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:INPut DC"
' Coupling to DC.
' Configure the instrument to trigger at -0.4 volts with normal
' triggering.
myScope.WriteString ":TRIGger:SWEep NORMal"
' Normal triggering.
myScope.WriteString ":TRIGger:LEVel CHAN1,-0.4"
' Trigger level to -0.
4.
myScope.WriteString ":TRIGger:MODE EDGE"
' Edge triggering
myScope.WriteString ":TRIGger:EDGE:SLOPe POSitive" ' Trigger on pos. slo
pe.
' Configure the instrument for normal acquisition.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:MODE RTIMe"
' Normal acquisition.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Turn system headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule FRAMe"
' Grid off.
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Using the DIGITIZE Command
The DIGITIZE command is a macro that captures data using the
acquisition (ACQUIRE) subsystem. When the digitize process is complete,
the acquisition is stopped. You can measure the captured data by using
the oscilloscope or by transferring the data to a computer for further
analysis. The captured data consists of two parts: the preamble and the
waveform data record.
After changing the oscilloscope configuration, the waveform buffers are
cleared. Before doing a measurement, you should send the DIGITIZE
command to ensure new data has been collected.
You can send the DIGITIZE command with no parameters for a higher
throughput. Refer to the DIGITIZE command in Chapter 27, “Root Level
Commands,” starting on page 751 for details.
When the DIGITIZE command is sent to an oscilloscope, the specified
channel's waveform is digitized using the current ACQUIRE parameters.
Before sending the :WAVEFORM:DATA? query to download waveform data
to your computer, you should specify the WAVEFORM parameters.
The number of data points comprising a waveform varies according to the
number requested in the ACQUIRE subsystem. The ACQUIRE subsystem
determines the number of data points, type of acquisition, and number of
averages used by the DIGITIZE command. This lets you specify exactly
what the digitized information contains. The following program example
shows a typical setup:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
":ACQUIRE:MODE RTIME"
":ACQUIRE:COMPLETE 100"
":WAVEFORM:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
":WAVEFORM:FORMAT BYTE"
":ACQUIRE:COUNT 8"
":ACQUIRE:POINTS 500"
":DIGITIZE CHANNEL1"
":WAVEFORM:DATA?"
This setup places the oscilloscope into the real time sampling mode using
eight averages. This means that when the DIGITIZE command is received,
the command will execute until the waveform has been averaged at least
eight times.
After receiving the :WAVEFORM:DATA? query, the oscilloscope will start
downloading the waveform information.
Digitized waveforms are passed from the oscilloscope to the computer by
sending a numerical representation of each digitized point. The format of
the numerical representation is controlled by using the
:WAVEFORM:FORMAT command and may be selected as BYTE, WORD, or
ASCII.
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The easiest method of receiving a digitized waveform depends on data
structures, available formatting, and I/O capabilities. You must convert the
data values to determine the voltage value of each point. These data
values are passed starting with the left most point on the oscilloscope's
display. For more information, refer to the chapter, "Waveform Commands."
When using GPIB, you may abort a digitize operation by sending a Device
Clear over the bus.
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Receiving Information from the Oscilloscope
After receiving a query (a command header followed by a question mark),
the oscilloscope places the answer in its output queue. The answer
remains in the output queue until it is read or until another command is
issued. When read, the answer is transmitted across the interface to the
computer.
The input statement for receiving a response message from an
oscilloscope's output queue typically has two parameters; the device
address and a format specification for handling the response message. For
example, with the VISA COM library, to read the result of the query
command :CHANNEL1:INPUT? you would use the ReadString() method:
Dim strSetting As String
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:INPut?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
This would enter the current setting for the channel 1 coupling in the
string variable strSetting.
All results for queries sent in a program message must be read before
another program message is sent. For example, when you send the query
:MEASURE:RISETIME?, you must follow that query with an input
statement.
NOTE
Handle Queries Properly
If you send another command or query before reading the result of a query, the output
buffer will be cleared and the current response will be lost. This will also generate a
query-interrupted error in the error queue. If you execute an input statement before you
send a query, it will cause the computer to wait indefinitely.
The format specification for handling response messages depends on both
the computer and the programming language.
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String Variable Example
The output of the oscilloscope may be numeric or character data
depending on what is queried. Refer to the specific commands for the
formats and types of data returned from queries.
NOTE
Express String Variables Using Exact Syntax
In Visual Basic, string variables are case sensitive and must be expressed exactly the same
each time they are used.
This example shows the data being returned to a string variable:
Dim strRang As String
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:RANGE?"
strRang = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strRang
After running this program, the computer displays:
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Numeric Variable Example
This example shows the data being returned to a numeric variable:
Dim varRang As Variant
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:RANGe?"
varRang = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print "Channel 1 range: " + FormatNumber(varRang, 0)
After running this program, the computer displays:
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Definite-Length Block Response Data
Definite- length block response data allows any type of device- dependent
data to be transmitted over the system interface as a series of 8- bit binary
data bytes. This is particularly useful for sending large quantities of data
or 8- bit extended ASCII codes. The syntax is a pound sign ( # ) followed
by a non- zero digit representing the number of digits in the decimal
integer. After the non- zero digit is the decimal integer that states the
number of 8- bit data bytes being sent. This is followed by the actual data.
For example, for transmitting 4000 bytes of data, the syntax would be:
#44000 <4000 bytes of data> <terminator>
The "4" following the pound sign represents the number of digits in the
number of bytes, and "4000" represents the number of bytes to be
transmitted.
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Multiple Queries
You can send multiple queries to the instrument within a single command
string, but you must also read them back as a single query result. This can
be accomplished by reading them back into a single string variable,
multiple string variables, or multiple numeric variables.
For example, to read the :TIMebase:RANGe?;DELay? query result into a
single string variable, you could use the commands:
myScope.WriteString ":TIMebase:RANGe?;DELay?"
Dim strQueryResult As String
strQueryResult = myScope.ReadString
MsgBox "Timebase range; delay:" + strQueryResult
When you read the result of multiple queries into a single string variable,
each response is separated by a semicolon. For example, the output of the
previous example would be:
Timebase range; delay: <range_value>;<delay_value>
To read the :TIMebase:RANGe?;DELay? query result into multiple string
variables, you could use the ReadList method to read the query results
into a string array variable using the commands:
myScope.WriteString ":TIMebase:RANGe?;DELay?"
Dim strResults() As String
strResults() = myScope.ReadList(ASCIIType_BSTR)
MsgBox "Timebase range: " + strResults(0) + ", delay: " + strResults(1)
To read the :TIMebase:RANGe?;DELay? query result into multiple numeric
variables, you could use the ReadList method to read the query results
into a variant array variable using the commands:
myScope.WriteString ":TIMebase:RANGe?;DELay?"
Dim varResults() As Variant
varResults() = myScope.ReadList
MsgBox "Timebase range: " + FormatNumber(varResults(0) * 1000, 4) + _
" ms, delay: " + FormatNumber(varResults(1) * 1000000, 4) + " us"
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Oscilloscope Status
Status registers track the current status of the oscilloscope. By checking
the oscilloscope status, you can find out whether an operation has
completed and is receiving triggers. Chapter 6, “Status Reporting,” starting
on page 103 explains how to check the status of the oscilloscope.
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LAN Interface Connector 88
GPIB Interface Connector 89
Default Startup Conditions 90
Interface Capabilities 91
GPIB Command and Data Concepts 92
Communicating Over the GPIB Interface 93
Communicating Over the LAN Interface 94
Communicating via Telnet and Sockets 95
Bus Commands 97
There are several types of interfaces that can be used to remotely program
the Infiniium oscilloscope including Local Area Network (LAN) interface
and GPIB interface. Telnet and sockets can also be used to connect to the
oscilloscope.
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LAN Interface Connector
The oscilloscope is equipped with a LAN interface RJ- 45 connector on the
rear panel. This allows direct connect to your network. However, before
you can use the LAN interface to program the oscilloscope, the network
properties must be configured. Unless you are a Network Administrator,
you should contact your Network Administrator to add the appropriate
client, protocols, and configuration information for your LAN. This
information is different for every company.
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GPIB Interface Connector
The oscilloscope is not equipped with a GPIB interface connector. You can,
however, order the N4865A GPIB- to- LAN adapter for the 9000A Series
oscilloscope.
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Default Startup Conditions
The following default conditions are established during power- up:
• The Request Service (RQS) bit in the status byte register is set to zero.
• All of the event registers are cleared.
• The Standard Event Status Enable Register is set to 0xFF hex.
• Service Request Enable Register is set to 0x80 hex.
• The Operation Status Enable Register is set to 0xFFFF hex.
• The Overload Event Enable Register is set to 0xFF hex.
• The Mask Test Event Enable Register is set to 0xFF hex.
You can change the default conditions using the *PSC command with a
parameter of 1 (one). When set to 1, the Standard Event Status Enable
Register is set 0x00 hex and the Service Request Enable Register is set to
0x00 hex. This prevents the Power On (PON) event from setting the SRQ
interrupt when the oscilloscope is ready to receive commands.
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Interface Capabilities
The interface capabilities of this oscilloscope, as defined by IEEE 488.1
and IEEE 488.2, are listed in Table 1.
Table 1
Interface Capabilities
Code
Interface Function
Capability
SH1
Source Handshake
Full Capability
AH1
Acceptor Handshake
Full Capability
T5
Talker
Basic Talker/Serial Poll/Talk Only
Mode/ Unaddress if Listen Address
(MLA)
L4
Listener
Basic Listener/ Unaddresses if Talk
Address (MTA)
SR1
Service Request
Full Capability
RL1
Remote Local
Complete Capability
PP0
Parallel Poll
No Capability
DC1
Device Clear
Full Capability
DT1
Device Trigger
Full Capability
C0
Computer
No Capability
E2
Driver Electronics
Tri State (1 MB/SEC MAX)
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GPIB Command and Data Concepts
The GPIB interface has two modes of operation: command mode and data
mode. The interface is in the command mode when the Attention (ATN)
control line is true. The command mode is used to send talk and listen
addresses and various interface commands such as group execute trigger
(GET).
The interface is in the data mode when the ATN line is false. The data
mode is used to convey device- dependent messages across the bus. The
device- dependent messages include all of the oscilloscope- specific
commands, queries, and responses found in this manual, including
oscilloscope status information.
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Communicating Over the GPIB Interface
Device addresses are sent by the computer in the command mode to
specify who talks and who listens. Because GPIB can address multiple
devices through the same interface card, the device address passed with
the program message must include the correct interface select code and
the correct oscilloscope address.
Device Address = (Interface Select Code * 100) + Oscilloscope Address
See Also
• "Interface Select Code" on page 93
• "Oscilloscope Address" on page 93
Interface Select Code
Each interface card has a unique interface select code. This code is used
by the computer to direct commands and communications to the proper
interface. The default is typically "7" for the GPIB interface cards.
Oscilloscope Address
Each oscilloscope on the GPIB must have a unique oscilloscope address
between decimal 0 and 30. This oscilloscope address is used by the
computer to direct commands and communications to the proper
oscilloscope on an interface. The default is typically "7" for this
oscilloscope. You can change the oscilloscope address in the Utilities,
Remote Interface dialog box.
NOTE
Do Not Use Address 21 for an Oscilloscope Address
Address 21 is usually reserved for the Computer interface Talk/Listen address, and should
not be used as an oscilloscope address.
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Communicating Over the LAN Interface
The device address used to send commands and receive data using the
LAN interface is located in the Remote Setup dialog box (Utilities > Remote
Setup).
The following C example program shows how to communicate with the
oscilloscope using the LAN interface and the Agilent Standard Instrument
Control Library (SICL).
#include <sicl.h>
#define BUFFER_SIZE 1024
main()
{
INST Bus;
int reason;
unsigned long actualcnt;
char buffer[ BUFFER_SIZE ];
/* Open the LAN interface */
Bus = iopen( "lan[130.29.71.143]:hpib7,7" );
if( Bus != 0 ) {
/* Bus timeout set to 20 seconds */
itimeout( Bus, 20000 );
/* Clear the interface */
iclear( Bus );
/* Query and print the oscilloscope's Id */
iwrite( Bus, "*IDN?", 5, 1, &actualcnt );
iread( Bus, buffer, BUFFER_SIZE, &reason, &actualcnt );
buffer[ actualcnt - 1 ] = 0;
printf( "%s\\n", buffer );
iclose( Bus );
}
}
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Communicating via Telnet and Sockets
• "Telnet" on page 95
• "Sockets" on page 95
Telnet
To open a connection to the oscilloscope via a telnet connection, use the
following syntax in a command prompt:
telnet Oscilloscope_IP_Address 5024
5024 is the port number and the name of the oscilloscope can be used in
place of the IP address if desired.
After typing the above command line, press enter and a SCPI command
line interface will open. You can then use this as you typically would use
a command line.
Sockets
Sockets can be used to connect to your oscilloscope on either a Windows
or Unix machine.
The sockets are located on port 5025 on your oscilloscope. Between ports
5024 and 5025, only six socket ports can be opened simultaneously. It is,
therefore, important that you use a proper close routine to close the
connection to the oscilloscope. If you forget this, the connection will
remain open and you may end up exceeding the limit of six socket ports.
Some basic commands used in communicating to your oscilloscope include:
• The receive command is: recv
• The send command is: send
Below is a programming example (for a Windows- based machine) for
opening and closing a connection to your oscilloscope via sockets.
#include <winsock2.h>
void main ()
{
WSADATA wsaData;
SOCKET mysocket = NULL;
char* ipAddress = "130.29.70.70";
const int ipPort = 5025;
//Initialize Winsock
int iResult = WSAStartup(MAKEWORD(2,2), &wsaData);
if(iResult != NO_ERROR)
{
printf("Error at WSAStartup()\\n");
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return NULL;
}
//Create the socket
mySocket = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCOP);
if(mySocket == INVALID_SOCKET)
{
printf("Error at socket(): %ld\\n", WSAGetLastError());
WSACleanup();
return NULL;
}
sockaddr_in clientService;
clientService.sin_family = AF_INET;
clientService.sin.addr.s_addr = inet_addr(ipAddress);
clientService.sin_port = htons(ipPort);
if(connect(mySocket, (SOCKADDR*) &clientService, sizeof(clientService
)))
{
printf("Failed to connect.\\n");
WSACleanup();
return NULL;
}
//Do some work here
//Close socket when finished
closesocket(mySocket);
}
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Bus Commands
The following commands are IEEE 488.1 bus commands (ATN true).
IEEE 488.2 defines many of the actions that are taken when these
commands are received by the oscilloscope.
Device Clear
The device clear (DCL) and selected device clear (SDC) commands clear
the input buffer and output queue, reset the parser, and clear any pending
commands. If either of these commands is sent during a digitize operation,
the digitize operation is aborted.
Group Execute Trigger
The group execute trigger (GET) command arms the trigger. This is the
same action produced by sending the RUN command.
Interface Clear
The interface clear (IFC) command halts all bus activity. This includes
unaddressing all listeners and the talker, disabling serial poll on all
devices, and returning control to the system computer.
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Protocols 100
This chapter describes the operation of oscilloscopes that operate in
compliance with the IEEE 488.2 (syntax) standard. It is intended to give
you enough basic information about the IEEE 488.2 standard to
successfully program the oscilloscope. You can find additional detailed
information about the IEEE 488.2 standard in ANSI/IEEE Std 488.2- 1987,
"IEEE Standard Codes, Formats, Protocols, and Common Commands."
This oscilloscope series is designed to be compatible with other Agilent
Technologies IEEE 488.2 compatible instruments. Oscilloscopes that are
compatible with IEEE 488.2 must also be compatible with IEEE 488.1
(GPIB bus standard); however, IEEE 488.1 compatible oscilloscopes may or
may not conform to the IEEE 488.2 standard. The IEEE 488.2 standard
defines the message exchange protocols by which the oscilloscope and the
computer will communicate. It also defines some common capabilities that
are found in all IEEE 488.2 oscilloscopes. This chapter also contains some
information about the message communication and system functions not
specifically defined by IEEE 488.2.
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Protocols
The message exchange protocols of IEEE 488.2 define the overall scheme
used by the computer and the oscilloscope to communicate. This includes
defining when it is appropriate for devices to talk or listen, and what
happens when the protocol is not followed.
• "Functional Elements" on page 100
• "Protocol Overview" on page 100
• "Protocol Operation" on page 101
• "Protocol Exceptions" on page 101
• "Suffix Multiplier" on page 101
• "Suffix Unit" on page 102
Functional Elements
Before proceeding with the description of the protocol, you should
understand a few system components, as described here.
Input Buffer
The input buffer of the oscilloscope is the memory area where commands
and queries are stored prior to being parsed and executed. It allows a
computer to send a string of commands, which could take some time to
execute, to the oscilloscope, then proceed to talk to another oscilloscope
while the first oscilloscope is parsing and executing commands.
Output Queue
The output queue of the oscilloscope is the memory area where all output
data or response messages are stored until read by the computer.
Parser
The oscilloscope's parser is the component that interprets the commands
sent to the oscilloscope and decides what actions should be taken.
"Parsing" refers to the action taken by the parser to achieve this goal.
Parsing and execution of commands begins when either the oscilloscope
recognizes a program message terminator, or the input buffer becomes full.
If you want to send a long sequence of commands to be executed, then
talk to another oscilloscope while they are executing, you should send all
of the commands before sending the program message terminator.
Protocol Overview
The oscilloscope and computer communicate using program messages and
response messages. These messages serve as the containers into which sets
of program commands or oscilloscope responses are placed.
A program message is sent by the computer to the oscilloscope, and a
response message is sent from the oscilloscope to the computer in
response to a query message. A query message is defined as being a
program message that contains one or more queries. The oscilloscope will
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only talk when it has received a valid query message, and therefore has
something to say. The computer should only attempt to read a response
after sending a complete query message, but before sending another
program message.
NOTE
Remember this Rule of Oscilloscope Communication
The basic rule to remember is that the oscilloscope will only talk when prompted to, and it
then expects to talk before being told to do something else.
Protocol Operation
When you turn the oscilloscope on, the input buffer and output queue are
cleared, and the parser is reset to the root level of the command tree.
The oscilloscope and the computer communicate by exchanging complete
program messages and response messages. This means that the computer
should always terminate a program message before attempting to read a
response. The oscilloscope will terminate response messages except during
a hard copy output.
After you send a query message, the next message should be the response
message. The computer should always read the complete response message
associated with a query message before sending another program message
to the same oscilloscope.
The oscilloscope allows the computer to send multiple queries in one
query message. This is called sending a "compound query". Multiple
queries in a query message are separated by semicolons. The responses to
each of the queries in a compound query will also be separated by
semicolons.
Commands are executed in the order they are received.
Protocol Exceptions
If an error occurs during the information exchange, the exchange may not
be completed in a normal manner.
Suffix Multiplier
The suffix multipliers that the oscilloscope will accept are shown in
Table 2.
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<suffix mult>
Value
Mnemonic
Value
Mnemonic
1E18
EX
1E-3
M
1E15
PE
1E-6
U
1E12
T
1E-9
N
1E9
G
1E-12
P
1E6
MA
1E-15
F
1E3
K
1E-18
A
Suffix Unit
The suffix units that the oscilloscope will accept are shown in Table 3.
Table 3
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Suffix
Referenced Unit
V
Volt
S
Second
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Status Byte Register 108
Service Request Enable Register 110
Message Event Register 111
Trigger Event Register 112
Standard Event Status Register 113
Standard Event Status Enable Register 114
Operation Status Register 115
Operation Status Enable Register 116
Mask Test Event Register 117
Mask Test Event Enable Register 118
Acquisition Done Event Register 119
Process Done Event Register 120
Trigger Armed Event Register 121
Auto Trigger Event Register 122
Error Queue 1162
Output Queue 124
Message Queue 125
Clearing Registers and Queues 126
An overview of the oscilloscope's status reporting structure is shown in
Figure 1. The status reporting structure shows you how to monitor
specific events in the oscilloscope. Monitoring these events lets you
determine the status of an operation, the availability and reliability of the
measured data, and more.
• To monitor an event, first clear the event, then enable the event. All of
the events are cleared when you initialize the oscilloscope.
• To generate a service request (SRQ) interrupt to an external computer,
enable at least one bit in the Status Byte Register.
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The Status Byte Register, the Standard Event Status Register group, and
the Output Queue are defined as the Standard Status Data Structure
Model in IEEE 488.2- 1987. IEEE 488.2 defines data structures, commands,
and common bit definitions for status reporting. There are also
oscilloscope- defined structures and bits.
Figure 1
Status Reporting Overview Block Diagram
The status reporting structure consists of the registers shown here.
Table 4 lists the bit definitions for each bit in the status reporting data
structure.
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Bit
Description
Definition
PON
Power On
Indicates power is turned on.
URQ
User Request
Not Used. Permanently set to zero.
CME
Command Error
Indicates if the parser detected an error.
EXE
Execution Error
Indicates if a parameter was out of range or
was inconsistent with the current settings.
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Bit
Description
Definition
DDE
Device Dependent Error
Indicates if the device was unable to complete
an operation for device-dependent reasons.
QYE
Query Error
Indicates if the protocol for queries has been
violated.
RQL
Request Control
Indicates if the device is requesting control.
OPC
Operation Complete
Indicates if the device has completed all
pending operations.
OPER
Operation Status Register
Indicates if any of the enabled conditions in the
Operation Status Register have occurred.
RQS
Request Service
Indicates that the device is requesting service.
MSS
Master Summary Status
Indicates if a device has a reason for
requesting service.
ESB
Event Status Bit
Indicates if any of the enabled conditions in the
Standard Event Status Register have occurred.
MAV
Message Available
Indicates if there is a response in the output
queue.
MSG
Message
Indicates if an advisory has been displayed.
USR
User Event Register
Indicates if any of the enabled conditions have
occurred in the User Event Register.
TRG
Trigger
Indicates if a trigger has been received.
WAIT TRIG
Wait for Trigger
Indicates the oscilloscope is armed and ready
for trigger.
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Status Reporting Data Structures
The different status reporting data structures, descriptions, and
interactions are shown in Figure 2. To make it possible for any of the
Standard Event Status Register bits to generate a summary bit, you must
enable the corresponding bits. These bits are enabled by using the *ESE
common command to set the corresponding bit in the Standard Event
Status Enable Register.
To generate a service request (SRQ) interrupt to the computer, you must
enable at least one bit in the Status Byte Register. These bits are enabled
by using the *SRE common command to set the corresponding bit in the
Service Request Enable Register. These enabled bits can then set RQS and
MSS (bit 6) in the Status Byte Register.
For more information about common commands, see the "Common
Commands" chapter.
Figure 2
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Status Byte Register
The Status Byte Register is the summary- level register in the status
reporting structure. It contains summary bits that monitor activity in the
other status registers and queues. The Status Byte Register is a live
register. That is, its summary bits are set and cleared by the presence and
absence of a summary bit from other event registers or queues.
If the Status Byte Register is to be used with the Service Request Enable
Register to set bit 6 (RQS/MSS) and to generate an SRQ, at least one of
the summary bits must be enabled, then set. Also, event bits in all other
status registers must be specifically enabled to generate the summary bit
that sets the associated summary bit in the Status Byte Register.
You can read the Status Byte Register using either the *STB? common
command query or the GPIB serial poll command. Both commands return
the decimal- weighted sum of all set bits in the register. The difference
between the two methods is that the serial poll command reads bit 6 as
the Request Service (RQS) bit and clears the bit which clears the SRQ
interrupt. The *STB? query reads bit 6 as the Master Summary Status
(MSS) and does not clear the bit or have any effect on the SRQ interrupt.
The value returned is the total bit weights of all of the bits that are set at
the present time.
The use of bit 6 can be confusing. This bit was defined to cover all
possible computer interfaces, including a computer that could not do a
serial poll. The important point to remember is that if you are using an
SRQ interrupt to an external computer, the serial poll command clears bit
6. Clearing bit 6 allows the oscilloscope to generate another SRQ interrupt
when another enabled event occurs.
The only other bit in the Status Byte Register affected by the *STB? query
is the Message Available bit (bit 4). If there are no other messages in the
Output Queue, bit 4 (MAV) can be cleared as a result of reading the
response to the *STB? query.
If bit 4 (weight = 16) and bit 5 (weight = 32) are set, a program would
print the sum of the two weights. Since these bits were not enabled to
generate an SRQ, bit 6 (weight = 64) is not set.
Example 1
This example uses the *STB? query to read the contents of the
oscilloscope's Status Byte Register when none of the register's summary
bits are enabled to generate an SRQ interrupt.
Dim varStbValue As Variant
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF;*STB?"
'Turn headers off
varStbValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print "Status Byte Register, Read: 0x" + Hex(varStbValue)
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The next program prints "0x84" and clears bit 6 (RQS) of the Status Byte
Register. The difference in the decimal value between this example and the
previous one is the value of bit 6 (weight = 64). Bit 6 is set when the first
enabled summary bit is set, and is cleared when the Status Byte Register
is read by the serial poll command.
Example 2
The following example uses the resource session object's ReadSTB method
to read the contents of the oscilloscope's Status Byte Register.
varStbValue = myScope.IO.ReadSTB
Debug.Print "Status Byte Register, Serial Poll: 0x" + Hex(varStbValue)
NOTE
Use Serial Polling to Read the Status Byte Register
Serial polling is the preferred method to read the contents of the Status Byte Register
because it resets bit 6 and allows the next enabled event that occurs to generate a new
SRQ interrupt.
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Service Request Enable Register
Setting the Service Request Enable Register bits enables corresponding bits
in the Status Byte Register. These enabled bits can then set RQS and MSS
(bit 6) in the Status Byte Register.
Bits are set in the Service Request Enable Register using the *SRE
command, and the bits that are set are read with the *SRE? query. Bit 6
always returns 0. Refer to the Status Reporting Data Structures shown in
Figure 2.
Example
The following example sets bit 4 (MAV) and bit 5 (ESB) in the Service
Request Enable Register.
myScope.WriteString "*SRE " + CStr(CInt("&H30"))
This example uses the decimal parameter value of 48, the string returned
by CStr(CInt("&H30")), to enable the oscilloscope to generate an SRQ
interrupt under the following conditions:
• When one or more bytes in the Output Queue set bit 4 (MAV).
• When an enabled event in the Standard Event Status Register generates
a summary bit that sets bit 5 (ESB).
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Message Event Register
This register sets the MSG bit in the status byte register when an
internally generated message is written to the advisory line on the
oscilloscope. The message is read using the :SYSTEM:DSP? query. Note that
messages written to the advisory line on the oscilloscope using the
:SYSTEM:DSP command does not set the MSG status bit.
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Trigger Event Register
This register sets the TRG bit in the status byte register when a trigger
event occurs.
The trigger event register stays set until it is cleared by reading the
register with the TER? query or by using the *CLS (clear status)
command. If your application needs to detect multiple triggers, the trigger
event register must be cleared after each one.
If you are using the Service Request to interrupt a computer operation
when the trigger bit is set, you must clear the event register after each
time it is set.
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Standard Event Status Register
The Standard Event Status Register (SESR) monitors the following
oscilloscope status events:
• PON - Power On
• CME - Command Error
• EXE - Execution Error
• DDE - Device Dependent Error
• QYE - Query Error
• RQC - Request Control
• OPC - Operation Complete
When one of these events occurs, the corresponding bit is set in the
register. If the corresponding bit is also enabled in the Standard Event
Status Enable Register, a summary bit (ESB) in the Status Byte Register is
set.
You can read the contents of the Standard Event Status Register and clear
the register by sending the *ESR? query. The value returned is the total
bit weights of all bits set at the present time.
Example
The following example uses the *ESR query to read the contents of the
Standard Event Status Register.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
'Turn headers off
myScope.WriteString "*ESR?"
varQueryResult = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.print "Standard Event Status Register: 0x" + Hex(varQueryResult)
If bit 4 (weight = 16) and bit 5 (weight = 32) are set, the program prints
the sum of the two weights.
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Standard Event Status Enable Register
For any of the Standard Event Status Register bits to generate a summary
bit, you must first enable the bit. Use the *ESE (Event Status Enable)
common command to set the corresponding bit in the Standard Event
Status Enable Register. Set bits are read with the *ESE? query.
Example
Suppose your application requires an interrupt whenever any type of error
occurs. The error related bits in the (Standard) Event Status Register are
bits 2 through 5 (hexadecimal value 0x3C). Therefore, you can enable any
of these bits to generate the summary bit by sending:
myScope.WriteString "*ESE " + CStr(CInt("&H3C"))
Whenever an error occurs, it sets one of these bits in the (Standard) Event
Status Register. Because all the error related bits are enabled, a summary
bit is generated to set bit 5 (ESB) in the Status Byte Register.
If bit 5 (ESB) in the Status Byte Register is enabled (via the *SRE
command), a service request interrupt (SRQ) is sent to the controller PC.
NOTE
Disabled Standard Event Status Register Bits Respond, but Do Not Generate a
Summary Bit
Standard Event Status Register bits that are not enabled still respond to their corresponding
conditions (that is, they are set if the corresponding event occurs). However, because they
are not enabled, they do not generate a summary bit in the Status Byte Register.
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Operation Status Register
This register hosts the following bits:
• ACQ DONE bit 0
• PROC DONE bit 1
• WAIT TRIG bit 5
• MASK bit 9
• AUTO TRIG bit 11
• OVLR bit 12
The ACQ DONE done bit is set by the Acquisition Done Event Register.
The PROC DONE bit is set by the Process Done Event Register and
indicates that all functions and all math processes are done.
The WAIT TRIG bit is set by the Trigger Armed Event Register and
indicates the trigger is armed.
The MASK bit is set whenever at least one of the Mask Test Event Register
bits is enabled.
The AUTO TRIG bit is set by the Auto Trigger Event Register.
The OVLR bit is set whenever at least one of the Overload Event Register
bits is enabled.
If any of these bits are set, the OPER bit (bit 7) of the Status Byte
Register is set. The Operation Status Register is read and cleared with the
OPER? query. The register output is enabled or disabled using the mask
value supplied with the OPEE command.
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Operation Status Enable Register
For any of the Operation Status Register bits to generate a summary bit,
you must first enable the bit. Use the OPEE (Operation Event Status
Enable) command to set the corresponding bit in the Operation Status
Enable Register. Set bits are read with the OPEE? query.
Example
Suppose your application requires an interrupt whenever any event occurs
in the mask test register. The error status bit in the Operation Status
Register is bit 9. Therefore, you can enable this bit to generate the
summary bit by sending:
myScope.WriteString ":OPEE " + CStr(CInt("&H200"))
Whenever an error occurs, the oscilloscope sets this bit in the Mask Test
Event Register. Because this bit is enabled, a summary bit is generated to
set bit 9 (OPER) in the Operation Status Register.
If bit 7 (OPER) in the Status Byte Register is enabled (via the *SRE
command), a service request interrupt (SRQ) is sent to the external
computer.
NOTE
Disabled Operation Status Register Bits Respond, but Do Not Generate a
Summary Bit
Operation Status Register bits that are not enabled still respond to their corresponding
conditions (that is, they are set if the corresponding event occurs). However, because they
are not enabled, they do not generate a summary bit in the Status Byte Register.
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Mask Test Event Register
This register hosts the following bits:
• Mask Test Complete bit (bit 0)
• Mask Test Fail bit (bit 1)
• Mask Low Amplitude bit (bit 2)
• Mask High Amplitude bit (bit 3)
• Mask Align Complete bit (bit 4)
• Mask Align Fail bit (bit 5)
The Mask Test Complete bit is set whenever the mask test is complete.
The Mask Test Fail bit is set whenever the mask test failed.
The Mask Low Amplitude bit is set whenever the signal is below the mask
amplitude.
The Mask High Amplitude bit is set whenever the signal is above the mask
amplitude.
The Mask Align Complete bit is set whenever the mask align is complete.
The Mask Align Fail bit is set whenever the mask align failed.
If any of these bits are set, the MASK bit (bit 9) of the Operation Status
Register is set. The Mask Test Event Register is read and cleared with the
MTER? query. The register output is enabled or disabled using the mask
value supplied with the MTEE command.
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Mask Test Event Enable Register
For any of the Mask Test Event Register bits to generate a summary bit,
you must first enable the bit. Use the MTEE (Mask Test Event Enable)
command to set the corresponding bit in the Mask Test Event Enable
Register. Set bits are read with the MTEE? query.
Example
Suppose your application requires an interrupt whenever a Mask Test Fail
occurs in the mask test register. You can enable this bit to generate the
summary bit by sending:
myScope.WriteString ":MTEE " + CStr(CInt("&H2"))
Whenever an error occurs, the oscilloscope sets the MASK bit in the
Operation Status Register. Because the bits in the Operation Status Enable
Register are all enabled, a summary bit is generated to set bit 7 (OPER) in
the Status Byte Register.
If bit 7 (OPER) in the Status Byte Register is enabled (via the *SRE
command), a service request interrupt (SRQ) is sent to the external
computer.
NOTE
Disabled Mask Test Event Register Bits Respond, but Do Not Generate a Summary
Bit
Mask Test Event Register bits that are not enabled still respond to their corresponding
conditions (that is, they are set if the corresponding event occurs). However, because they
are not enabled, they do not generate a summary bit in the Operation Status Register.
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Acquisition Done Event Register
The Acquisition Done Event Register (ACQ DONE) sets bit 0 (ACQ DONE
bit) in the Operation Status Register when the oscilloscope acquisition is
completed.
The ACQ DONE event register stays set until it is cleared by reading the
register by a ADER? query. If your application needs to detect multiple
acquisitions, the ACQ DONE event register must be cleared after each
acquisition.
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Process Done Event Register
The Process Done Event Register (PDER) sets bit 1 (PROC DONE) of the
Operation Status Register when all functions and all math operations are
completed. The PDER bit stays set until cleared by a PDER? query.
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Trigger Armed Event Register
The Trigger Armed Event Register (TDER) sets bit 5 (WAIT TRIG) in the
Operation Status Register when the oscilloscope becomes armed.
The ARM event register stays set until it is cleared by reading the register
with the AER? query. If your application needs to detect multiple triggers,
the ARM event register must be cleared after each one.
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Auto Trigger Event Register
The Auto Trigger Event Register (AUTO TRIG) sets bit 11 (AUTO TRIG) in
the Operation Status Register when an auto trigger event occurs. The
AUTO TRIG register stays set until it is cleared by reading the register
with the ATER? query. If the application needs to detect multiple auto
trigger events, the AUT TRIG register must be cleared after each one.
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Error Queue
As errors are detected, they are placed in an error queue. This queue is a
first- in, first- out queue. If the error queue overflows, the last error in the
queue is replaced with error - 350, "Queue overflow." Any time the queue
overflows, the oldest errors remain in the queue, and the most recent
error is discarded. The length of the oscilloscope's error queue is 30 (29
positions for the error messages, and 1 position for the "Queue overflow"
message).
The error queue is read with the :SYSTEM:ERROR? query. Executing this
query reads and removes the oldest error from the head of the queue,
which opens a position at the tail of the queue for a new error. When all
the errors have been read from the queue, subsequent error queries return
0, "No error."
The error queue is cleared when any of these events occur:
• When the oscilloscope is powered up.
• When the oscilloscope receives the *CLS common command.
• When the last item is read from the error queue.
For more information on reading the error queue, refer to the
:SYSTEM:ERROR? query in the System Commands chapter. For a complete
list of error messages, refer to the chapter, "Error Messages."
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Output Queue
The output queue stores the oscilloscope- to- controller responses that are
generated by certain oscilloscope commands and queries. The output
queue generates the Message Available summary bit when the output
queue contains one or more bytes. This summary bit sets the MAV bit (bit
4) in the Status Byte Register.
When using the Agilent VISA COM library, the output queue may be read
with the FormattedIO488 object's ReadString, ReadNumber, ReadList, or
ReadIEEEBlock methods.
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Message Queue
The message queue contains the text of the last message written to the
advisory line on the screen of the oscilloscope. The queue is read with the
:SYSTEM:DSP? query. Note that messages sent with the :SYSTEM:DSP
command do not set the MSG status bit in the Status Byte Register.
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Clearing Registers and Queues
The *CLS common command clears all event registers and all queues
except the output queue. If *CLS is sent immediately following a program
message terminator, the output queue is also cleared.
no
Do you want
to do status
reporting?
yes
Reset the instrument and
clear the status registers:
myScope.WriteString "*RST"
myScope.WriteString "*CLS"
Do you want to
send a Service Request
(SRQ) interrupt to the
controller?
no (Your programs can read the status registers instead.)
yes
Use the following to read the
Standard Event Status Register:
Do you want to
report events monitored by
the Standard Event Status
Register?
no
yes
Use the *ESE common command
to enable the bits you want to
use to generate the ESB summary
bit in the Status Byte Register.
Use the *ESE common command
to enable the bits you want to
generate the RQS/MSS bit to set
bit 6 in the Status Byte Register
and send SRQ to the computer.
If events are monitored by the
Standard Event Status Register,
also enable ESB with the *SRE
command.
Activate the instrument function
that you want to monitor.
myScope.WriteString "*ESR?"
varR = myScope.ReadNumber
MsgBox "ESR: 0x" + Hex(varR)
When an interrupt occurs, interrupt
handler should serial poll STB with:
varR = myScope.IO.ReadSTB
Use the following to see if an
operation is complete:
To read the Status Byte Register,
use the following:
myScope.WriteString "*OPC?"
varR = myScope.ReadNumber
MsgBox "OPC: 0x" + Hex(varR)
myScope.WriteString "*STB?"
varR = myScope.ReadNumber
MsgBox "STB: 0x" + Hex(varR)
This displays the hexadecmal value
of the Status Byte Register.
Determine which bits in the
Status Byte Register are set.
Use the following to read the
contents of the status byte:
myScope.WriteString "*STB?"
varR = myScope.ReadNumber
MsgBox "STB: 0x" + Hex(varR)
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Remote Acquisition Synchronization
Programming Flow 128
Setting Up the Oscilloscope 129
Acquiring a Waveform 130
Retrieving Results 131
Acquisition Synchronization 132
Single Shot Device Under Test (DUT) 134
Averaging Acquisition Synchronization 136
When remotely controlling an oscilloscope with SCPI commands, it is often
necessary to know when the oscilloscope has finished the previous
operation and is ready for the next SCPI command. The most common
example is when an acquisition is started using the :DIG, :RUN, or
:SINGLE commands. Before a measurement result can be queried, the
acquisition must complete. Too often, fixed delays are used to accomplish
this wait, but fixed delays often use excessive time or the time may not be
long enough. A better solution is to use synchronous commands and status
to know when the oscilloscope is ready for the next request.
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Programming Flow
Most remote programming follows these three general steps:
1 Setup the oscilloscope and device under test
2 Acquire a waveform
3 Retrieve results
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Setting Up the Oscilloscope
Before making changes to the oscilloscope setup, it is best to make sure it
is stopped using the :STOP command followed by the *OPC? command.
NOTE
It is not necessary to use the *OPC? command, hard coded waits, or status checking when
setting up the oscilloscope.
After the oscilloscope is configured, it is ready for an acquisition.
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Acquiring a Waveform
When acquiring a waveform, there are two possible methods used to wait
for the acquisition to complete. These methods are blocking and polling.
The table below details when each method should be chosen and why.
Blocking Wait
Polling Wait
Use When
You know the oscilloscope will
trigger based on the oscilloscope
setup and device under test.
You know the oscilloscope may or
may not trigger based on the
oscilloscope setup and device under
test.
Advantages
• No need for polling
• Fast method
• Remote interface will not timeout
• No need for device clear if no
trigger
Disadvantages
• Remote interface may timeout
• Device clear only way to get
control of oscilloscope if there is
no trigger
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• Slower method
• Required polling loop
• Required known maximum wait
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Retrieving Results
Once the acquisition is complete, it is safe to retrieve measurements and
statistics.
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Acquisition Synchronization
• "Blocking Synchronization" on page 132
• "Polling Synchronization With Timeout" on page 132
Blocking Synchronization
Use the :DIGitize command to start the acquisition. This blocks subsequent
queries until the acquisition and processing is complete.
Example
// Setup
:TRIGGER:MODE EDGE
:TIMEBASE:SCALE 5e-9
//Acquire
:DIG
//Get results
:MEASURE:RISETIME?
Polling Synchronization With Timeout
This example requires a timeout value so the operation can abort if an
acquisition does not occur within the timeout period.
Example
TIMEOUT = 1000ms
currentTime = 0ms
// Setup
:STOP; *OPC?
:ADER?
// if not stopped
// clear ADER event
// Acquire
:SINGLE
while(currentTime <= TIMEOUT)
{
if (:ADER? == 1)
{
break;
}
else
{
// Use small wait to prevent excessive
// queries to the oscilloscope
wait (100ms)
currentTime += 100ms
}
}
//Get results
if (currentTime < TIMEOUT)
{
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Single Shot Device Under Test (DUT)
The examples in the previous section (Acquisition Synchronization)
assumed the DUT is continually running and, therefore, the oscilloscope
will have more than one opportunity to trigger. With a single shot DUT,
there is only one opportunity for the oscilloscope to trigger so it is
necessary for the oscilloscope to be armed and ready before the DUT is
enabled.
NOTE
The blocking :DIGitize command cannot be used for a single shot DUT because once the
:DIGitize command is issued, the oscilloscope is blocked from any further commands until
the acquisition is complete.
This example is the same as the previous example with the addition of
checking for the armed event status.
Example
TIMEOUT = 1000ms
currentTime = 0ms
// Setup
:STOP; *OPC?
:ADER?
// if not stopped
// clear ADER event
// Acquire
:SINGLE
while(AER? == 0)
{
wait(100ms)
}
//oscilloscope is armed and ready, enable DUT here
while(currentTime <= TIMEOUT)
{
if (:ADER? == 1)
{
break;
}
else
{
// Use small wait to prevent excessive
// queries to the oscilloscope
wait (100ms)
currentTime += 100ms
}
}
//Get results
if (currentTime < TIMEOUT)
{
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Averaging Acquisition Synchronization
When averaging, it is necessary to know when the average count has been
reached. Since an ADER/PDER event occurs for every acquisition in the
average count, these commands cannot be used. The :SINGle command
does not average.
If it is known that a trigger will occur, a :DIG will acquire the complete
number of averages, but if the number of averages is large, it may cause a
timeout on the connection.
The example below acquires the desired number of averages and then
stops running.
Example
AVERAGE_COUNT = 256
:STOP;*OPC?
:TER?
:ACQ:AVERage:COUNt AVERAGE_COUNT
:ACQ:AVERage ON
:RUN
//Assume the oscilloscope will trigger, if not put a check here
while (:WAV:COUNT? < AVERAGE_COUNT)
{
wait(100ms)
}
:STOP;*OPC?
// Get results
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Truncation Rule 138
The Command Tree 139
Infinity Representation 142
Sequential and Overlapped Commands 143
Response Generation 144
EOI 145
This chapter describes conventions used to program the Infiniium- Series
Oscilloscopes, and conventions used throughout this manual. A description
of the command tree and command tree traversal is also included.
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Truncation Rule
The truncation rule is used to produce the short form (abbreviated
spelling) for the mnemonics used in the programming headers and
parameter arguments.
NOTE
Command Truncation Rule
The mnemonic is the first four characters of the keyword, unless the fourth character is a
vowel. Then the mnemonic is the first three characters of the keyword. If the length of the
keyword is four characters or less, this rule does not apply, and the short form is the same
as the long form.
This document's command descriptions shows how the truncation rule is
applied to commands.
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Mnemonic Truncation
Long Form
Short Form
How the Rule is Applied
RANGe
RANG
Short form is the first four characters of the
keyword.
PATTern
PATT
Short form is the first four characters of the
keyword.
DISK
DISK
Short form is the same as the long form.
DELay
DEL
Fourth character is a vowel; short form is the
first three characters.
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The Command Tree
The command tree in this document's table of contents shows all of the
commands in the Infiniium- Series Oscilloscopes and the relationship of the
commands to each other. The IEEE 488.2 common commands are not part
of the command tree because they do not affect the position of the parser
within the tree.
When a program message terminator (<NL>, linefeed - ASCII decimal 10)
or a leading colon (:) is sent to the oscilloscope, the parser is set to the
"root" of the command tree.
• "Command Types" on page 139
• "Tree Traversal Rules" on page 139
• "Tree Traversal Examples" on page 140
Command Types
The commands in this oscilloscope can be viewed as three types: common
commands, root level commands, and subsystem commands.
• Common commands are commands defined by IEEE 488.2 and control
some functions that are common to all IEEE 488.2 instruments. These
commands are independent of the tree and do not affect the position of
the parser within the tree. *RST is an example of a common command.
• Root level commands control many of the basic functions of the
oscilloscope. These commands reside at the root of the command tree.
They can always be parsed if they occur at the beginning of a program
message or are preceded by a colon. Unlike common commands, root
level commands place the parser back at the root of the command tree.
AUTOSCALE is an example of a root level command.
• Subsystem commands are grouped together under a common node of
the command tree, such as the TIMEBASE commands. You may select
only one subsystem at a given time. When you turn on the oscilloscope
initially, the command parser is set to the root of the command tree
and no subsystem is selected.
Tree Traversal Rules
Command headers are created by traversing down the command tree. A
legal command header from the command tree would be
:TIMEBASE:RANGE. This is referred to as a compound header. A
compound header is a header made up of two or more mnemonics
separated by colons. The compound header contains no spaces. The
following rules apply to traversing the tree.
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NOTE
Tree Traversal Rules
A leading colon or a program message terminator (<NL> or EOI true on the last byte) places
the parser at the root of the command tree. A leading colon is a colon that is the first
character of a program header. Executing a subsystem command places the oscilloscope in
that subsystem until a leading colon or a program message terminator is found.
In the command tree, use the last mnemonic in the compound header as a
reference point (for example, RANGE). Then find the last colon above that
mnemonic (TIMEBASE:). That is the point where the parser resides. You
can send any command below this point within the current program
message without sending the mnemonics which appear above them (for
example, REFERENCE).
Tree Traversal Examples
The WriteString() methods in the following examples are written using
Visual Basic for Application (VBA) with the VISA COM library.
Example 1
Consider the following command:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:RANGE 0.5;OFFSET 0"
The colon between CHANNEL1 and RANGE is necessary because
:CHANNEL1:RANGE is a compound command. The semicolon between the
RANGE command and the OFFSET command is required to separate the
two commands or operations. The OFFSET command does not need
:CHANNEL1 preceding it because the :CHANNEL1:RANGE command sets
the parser to the CHANNEL1 node in the tree.
Example 2
Consider the following commands:
myScope.WriteString ":TIMEBASE:REFERENCE CENTER;POSITION 0.00001"
or
myScope.WriteString ":TIMEBASE:REFERENCE CENTER"
myScope.WriteString ":TIMEBASE:POSITION 0.00001"
In the first line of example 2, the "subsystem selector" is implied for the
POSITION command in the compound command.
A second way to send these commands is shown in the second part of the
example. Because the program message terminator places the parser back
at the root of the command tree, you must reselect TIMEBASE to re- enter
the TIMEBASE node before sending the POSITION command.
Example 3
Consider the following command:
myScope.WriteString ":TIMEBASE:REFERENCE CENTER;:CHANNEL1:OFFSET 0"
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In this example, the leading colon before CHANNEL1 tells the parser to go
back to the root of the command tree. The parser can then recognize the
:CHANNEL1:OFFSET command and enter the correct node.
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Infinity Representation
The representation for infinity for this oscilloscope is 9.99999E+37. This is
also the value returned when a measurement cannot be made.
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Sequential and Overlapped Commands
IEEE 488.2 makes a distinction between sequential and overlapped
commands. Sequential commands finish their task before the execution of
the next command starts. Overlapped commands run concurrently.
Commands following an overlapped command may be started before the
overlapped command is completed.
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Response Generation
As defined by IEEE 488.2, query responses may be buffered for these
reasons:
• When the query is parsed by the oscilloscope.
• When the computer addresses the oscilloscope to talk so that it may
read the response.
This oscilloscope buffers responses to a query when the query is parsed.
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EOI
The EOI bus control line follows the IEEE 488.2 standard without
exception.
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:ACQuire:AVERage 148
:ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt 149
:ACQuire:BANDwidth 150
:ACQuire:COMPlete 151
:ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe 153
:ACQuire:HRESolution 154
:ACQuire:INTerpolate 155
:ACQuire:MODE 156
:ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog] 158
:ACQuire:POINts:AUTO 161
:ACQuire:POINts:DIGital? 162
:ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt 163
:ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex 164
:ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs 165
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog] 166
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO 168
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital 169
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO 170
The ACQuire subsystem commands set up conditions for executing a
:DIGitize root level command to acquire waveform data. The commands in
this subsystem select the type of data, the number of averages, and the
number of data points.
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:ACQuire:AVERage
Command
:ACQuire:AVERage {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :ACQuire:AVERage command enables or disables averaging. When ON,
the oscilloscope acquires multiple data values for each time bucket, and
averages them. When OFF, averaging is disabled. To set the number of
averages, use the :ACQuire:AVERage:COUNt command described next.
Averaging is not available in PDETect, PDETect, SEGMented, SEGPdetect,
or SEGHres modes.
The :MTESt:AVERage command performs the same function as this
command.
Example
This example turns averaging on.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:AVERage ON"
Query
:ACQuire:AVERage?
The :ACQuire:AVERage? query returns the current setting for averaging.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:AVERave] {1|0}<NL>
This example places the current settings for averaging into the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:AVERage?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
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• ":ACQuire:MODE" on page 156
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:ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt
Command
:ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt <count_value>
The :ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt command sets the number of averages for
the waveforms. In the AVERage mode, the :ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt
command specifies the number of data values to be averaged for each time
bucket before the acquisition is considered complete for that time bucket.
The :MTESt:AVERage:COUNt command performs the same function as this
command.
<count_value>
Example
An integer, 2 to 65,534, specifying the number of data values to be
averaged.
This example specifies that 16 data values must be averaged for each time
bucket to be considered complete. The number of time buckets that must
be complete for the acquisition to be considered complete is specified by
the :ACQuire:COMPlete command.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:COUNt 16"
Query
:ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt?
The :ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt? query returns the currently selected
count value.
Returned Format
[:ACQuire[:AVERage]:COUNt] <value><NL>
<value>
An integer, 2 to 65,534, specifying the number of data values to be
averaged.
Example
This example checks the currently selected count value and places that
value in the string variable, strResult. The program then prints the
contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strResult As String
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:AVERage:COUNt?"
strResult = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strResult
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:ACQuire:BANDwidth
(Enhanced bandwidth or noise reduction option only)
Command
NOTE
This command is only available with Enhanced Bandwidth or Noise Reduction options.
:ACQuire:BANDwidth {AUTO | <bandwidth>}
The :ACQuire:BANDwidth command changes the bandwidth frequency
control for the acquisition system.
AUTO
<bandwidth>
Sets the oscilloscope to the hardware bandwidth limit and disables the
bandwidth filter.
a real number representing the bandwidth of the bandwidth filter whose
range of values depends on the model number of your oscilloscope.
9404A
4E09, 3.5E09, 3E09, 2.5E09, 2E09, 1.5E09, 1E09, 5E08
9254A
2.5E09, 2E09, 1.5E09, 1E09, 5E08
9104A
1E09, 5E08
9064A
The command is not valid for this model oscilloscope.
Query
:ACQuire:BANDwidth?
The :ACQuire:BANDwidth? query returns the bandwidth setting of the
bandwidth control.
Returned Format
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:ACQuire:COMPlete
Command
:ACQuire:COMPlete <percent>
The :ACQuire:COMPlete command specifies how many of the data point
storage bins (time buckets) in the waveform record must contain a
waveform sample before a measurement will be made. For example, if the
command :ACQuire:COMPlete 60 has been sent, 60% of the storage bins in
the waveform record must contain a waveform data sample before a
measurement is made.
• If :ACQuire:AVERage is set to OFF, the oscilloscope only needs one
value per time bucket for that time bucket to be considered full.
• If :ACQuire:AVERage is set to ON, each time bucket must have n hits
for it to be considered full, where n is the value set by
:ACQuire:AVERage:COUNt.
Due to the nature of real time acquisition, 100% of the waveform record
bins are filled after each trigger event, and all of the previous data in the
record is replaced by new data when :ACQuire:AVERage is off. Hence, the
complete mode really has no effect, and the behavior of the oscilloscope is
the same as when the completion criteria is set to 100% (this is the same
as in PDETect mode). When :ACQuire:AVERage is on, all of the previous
data in the record is replaced by new data.
The range of the :ACQuire:COMPlete command is 0 to 100 and indicates
the percentage of time buckets that must be full before the acquisition is
considered complete. If the complete value is set to 100%, all time buckets
must contain data for the acquisition to be considered complete. If the
complete value is set to 0, then one acquisition cycle will take place.
Completion is set by default setup or *RST to 90%. Autoscale changes it to
100%.
<percent>
Example
An integer, 0 to 100, representing the percentage of storage bins (time
buckets) that must be full before an acquisition is considered complete.
This example sets the completion criteria for the next acquisition to 90%.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:COMPLETE 90"
Query
:ACQuire:COMPlete?
The :ACQuire:COMPlete? query returns the completion criteria.
Returned Format
<percent>
[:ACQuire:COMPlete] <percent><NL>
An integer, 0 to 100, representing the percentage of time buckets that
must be full before an acquisition is considered complete.
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Example
This example reads the completion criteria and places the result in the
variable, varPercent. Then, it prints the content of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:COMPLETE?"
varPercent = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varPercent, 0)
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:ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe
Command
:ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe command specifies the state of the
:ACQuire:COMPlete mode. This mode is used to make a tradeoff between
how often equivalent time waveforms are measured, and how much new
data is included in the waveform record when a measurement is made.
This command has no effect when the oscilloscope is in real time mode
because the entire record is filled on every trigger. However, in equivalent
time mode, as few as 0 new data points will be placed in the waveform
record as the result of any given trigger event. You set the acquire mode of
the oscilloscope by using the :ACQuire:MODE command.
The :ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe command is used only when the oscilloscope is operating in
equivalent time mode and a digitize operation is not being performed. The :DIGitize
command temporarily overrides the setting of this mode and forces it to ON.
NOTE
ON
Turns the COMPlete mode on. Then you can specify the completion
percent.
OFF
When off, the oscilloscope makes measurements on waveforms after each
acquisition cycle, regardless of how complete they are. The waveform
record is not cleared after each measurement. Instead, previous data
points will be replaced by new samples as they are acquired.
Query
:ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe?
The :ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe? query returns the state of the
:ACQuire:COMPlete:STATe mode.
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:ACQuire:HRESolution
Command
:ACQuire:HRESolution {AUTO | BITS9 | BITS10 | BITS11 | BITS12}
When :ACQuire:MODE is set to HRESolution or SEGHres, the
:ACQuire:HRESolution command sets the desired minimum bit resolution.
• AUTO — the number of bits of vertical resolution is determined by the
sampling rate, which can be controlled manually by the
:ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog command or automatically when adjusting
:TIMebase:SCALe (or :TIMebase:RANGe).
• BITS9, BITS10, BITS11, BITS12 — selects the desired minimum number
of bits of vertical resolution (which can affect the sampling rate).
NOTE
Example
Some of the BITS settings may not be valid in certain 9000H Series models.
This example sets the bit resolution setting to a minimum of 11 bits.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:HRESolution BITS11"
Query
:ACQuire:HRESolution?
The :ACQuire:HRESolution? query returns the bit resolution setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:HRESolution] {AUTO | BITS9 | BITS10 | BITS11 | BITS12}<NL>
This example places the current bit resolution setting in the string
variable, strBitRes, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strBitRes As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:HRESolution?"
strBitRes = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strBitRes
See Also
• ":ACQuire:MODE" on page 156
• ":ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]" on page 166
• ":TIMebase:SCALe" on page 897
• ":TIMebase:RANGe" on page 893
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:ACQuire:INTerpolate
Command
:ACQuire:INTerpolate {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0} | INT1 | INT2 | INT4 | INT8
| INT16}
The :ACQuire:INTerpolate command turns the sin(x)/x interpolation filter
on or off when the oscilloscope is in one of the real time sampling modes.
You can also specify the 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 point Sin(x)/x interpolation ratios
using INT1, INT2, INT4, INT8, or INT16. When ON, the number of
interpolation points is automatically determined.
Query
:ACQuire:INTerpolate?
The :ACQuire:INTerpolate? query returns the current state of the sin(x)/x
interpolation filter control.
Returned Format
[:ACQuire:INTerpolate] {1 | 0 | INT1 | INT2 | INT4 | INT8 | INT16}<NL>
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:ACQuire:MODE
Command
:ACQuire:MODE {ETIMe | RTIMe | PDETect |
HRESolution | SEGMented | SEGPdetect | SEGHres}
The :ACQuire:MODE command sets the sampling/acquisition mode of the
oscilloscope.
NOTE
In the 9000H Series oscilloscopes, HRESolution and SEGHres are the only valid options.
ETIMe
In Equivalent Time mode, the data record is acquired over multiple trigger
events.
RTIMe
In Real Time Normal mode, the complete data record is acquired on a
single trigger event.
PDETect
In Real Time Peak Detect mode, the oscilloscope acquires all of the
waveform data points during one trigger event. The data is acquired at the
fastest sample rate of the oscilloscope regardless of the horizontal scale
setting. The sampling rate control then shows the storage rate into the
channel memory rather than the sampling rate. The storage rate
determines the number of data points per data region. From each data
region, four sample points are chosen to be displayed for each time
column. The four sample points chosen from each data region are:
• the minimum voltage value sample
• the maximum voltage value sample
• a randomly selected sample
• an equally spaced sample
The number of samples per data region is calculated using the equation:
Sampling Rate
Number of Samples = Storage Rate
The remainder of the samples are not used for display purposes.
HRESolution
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In Real Time High Resolution mode, the oscilloscope acquires all the
waveform data points during one trigger event and averages them thus
reducing noise and improving voltage resolution. The data is acquired at
the fastest sample rate of the oscilloscope regardless of the horizontal
scale setting. The sampling rate control then shows the storage rate into
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the channel memory rather than the sampling rate. The number of
samples that are averaged together per data region is calculated using the
equation
Sampling Rate
Number of Samples = Storage Rate
This number determines how many samples are averaged together to form
the 16- bit samples that are stored into the channel memories.
To set the desired bits of vertical resolution, see ":ACQuire:HRESolution"
on page 154.
SEGMented
In this sampling mode you can view waveform events that are separated
by long periods of time without capturing waveform events that are not of
interest to you.
SEGPdetect
Enables Peak Detect Segmented mode.
SEGHres
Enables High Resolution Segmented mode.
To set the desired bits of vertical resolution, see ":ACQuire:HRESolution"
on page 154.
Example
This example sets the acquisition mode to Real Time Normal.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:MODE RTIMe"
Query
:ACQuire:MODE?
The :ACQuire:MODE? query returns the current acquisition sampling mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:MODE] {RTIMe | PDETect | HRESolution | SEGMented}<NL>
This example places the current acquisition mode in the string variable,
strMode, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strMode As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:MODE?"
strMode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMode
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:ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog]
(Memory depth)
Command
:ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog] {AUTO | <points_value>}
The :ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog] command sets the requested analog
memory depth for an acquisition. Before you download data from the
oscilloscope to your computer, always query the points value with the
:WAVeform:POINts? query or :WAVeform:PREamble? query to determine the
actual number of acquired points.
You can set the points value to AUTO, which allows the oscilloscope to
select the optimum memory depth and display update rate.
<points_value>
An integer representing the memory depth.
The range of points available for a channel depends on the oscilloscope
settings of sampling mode, sampling rate, and trigger sweep. The following
tables show the range of memory values for the different memory options.
Table 6
500M Memory Option Installed
Sampling mode and sample rate
Trigger Sweep
Single
Auto or Triggered
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 4 channel mode
16 to 512.5 Mpts
16 to 256.25 Mpts
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 2 channel mode
16 to1025 Mpts
16 to 612.5 Mpts
Normal and High Resolution with
Averaging
16 to 2,050,00
Equivalent Time Mode
16 to 262,144 kpts
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200M Memory Option Installed
Sampling mode and sample rate
Trigger Sweep
Single
Auto or Triggered
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 4 channel mode
16 to 205 Mpts
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 2 channel mode
16 to 410 Mpts
Normal and High Resolution with
Averaging
16 to 2,050,00
Equivalent Time Mode
16 to 262,144 kpts
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100M Memory Option Installed
Sampling mode and sample rate
Trigger Sweep
Single
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 4 channel mode
16 to 102.5 Mpts
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 2 channel mode
16 to 205 Mpts
Normal and High Resolution with
Averaging
16 to 2,050,00
Equivalent Time Mode
16 to 262,144 kpts
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50M Memory Option Installed
Sampling mode and sample rate
Trigger Sweep
Single
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 4 channel mode
16 to 51.25 Mpts
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 2 channel mode
16 to 102.5 Mpts
Normal and High Resolution with
Averaging
16 to 2,050,00
Equivalent Time Mode
16 to 262,144 kpts
Auto or Triggered
Table 10 20M Memory Option Installed
Sampling mode and sample rate
Trigger Sweep
Single
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 4 channel mode
16 to 20.5 Mpts
Normal, Peak Detect, and High
Resolution Modes: 2 channel mode
16 to 41.0 Mpts
Normal and High Resolution with
Averaging
16 to 2,050,00
Equivalent Time Mode
16 to 262,144 kpts
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Interaction
between
:ACQuire:SRATe[:
ANALog] and
:ACQuire:POINts[
:ANALog]
Example
If you assign a sample rate value with :ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog] or a
points value using :ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog] the following interactions
will occur. "Manual" means you are setting a non- AUTO value for SRATe
or POINts.
SRATe
POINts
Result
AUTO
Manual
POINts value takes
precedence (sample rate is
limited)
Manual
AUTO
SRATe value takes precedence
(memory depth is limited)
Manual
Manual
SRATe value takes precedence
(memory depth is limited)
This example sets the memory depth to 500 points.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:POINts:ANALog 500"
Query
:ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog]?
The :ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog]? query returns the value of the analog
memory depth control.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:POINts:ANALog] <points_value><NL>
This example checks the current setting for memory depth and places the
result in the variable, varLength. Then the program prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:POINts:ANALog?"
varLength = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varLength, 0)
See Also
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• ":WAVeform:DATA?" on page 1091
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:ACQuire:POINts:AUTO
Command
:ACQuire:POINts:AUTO {{ON | 1} |{OFF | 0}}
The :ACQuire:POINts:AUTO command enables (automatic) or disables
(manual) the automatic memory depth selection control. When enabled,
the oscilloscope chooses a memory depth that optimizes the amount of
waveform data and the display update rate. When disabled, you can select
the amount of memory using the :ACQuire:POINts command.
Example
This example sets the automatic memory depth control to off.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:POINTS:AUTO OFF"
Query
:ACQuire:POINts:AUTO?
The :ACQuire:POINts:AUTO? query returns the automatic memory depth
control state.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:POINts:AUTO] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example checks the current setting for automatic memory depth
control and places the result in the variable, varState. Then the program
prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:POINTS:AUTO?"
varState = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varState, 0)
See Also
:WAVeform:DATA?
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:ACQuire:POINts:DIGital?
Query
:ACQuire:POINts:DIGital?
The :ACQuire:POINts:DIGital query returns the current memory depth for
the digital channels (MSO models only).
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:ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt
Command
:ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt <#segments>
The :ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt command sets the number of segments to
acquire in the segmented memory mode.
<#segments>
Example
An integer representing the number of segments to acquire.
This example sets the segmented memory count control to 1000.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SEGMented:COUNt 1000"
Query
:ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt?
The :ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNT? query returns the number of segments
control value.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SEGMented:COUNt] <#segments><NL>
This example checks the current setting for segmented memory count
control and places the result in the variable, varSegments. Then the
program prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SEGMents:COUNt?"
varSegments = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSegments, 0)
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:ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex
Command
:ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex <index#>
The :ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex command sets the index number for the
segment that you want to display on screen in the segmented memory
mode. If an index value larger than the total number of acquired segments
is sent, an error occurs indicating that the data is out of range and the
segment index is set to the maximum segment number.
<index#>
Example
An integer representing the index number of the segment that you want to
display.
This example sets the segmented memory index number control to 1000.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SEGMented:INDex 1000"
Query
:ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex?
The :ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex? query returns the segmented memory
index number control value.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SEGMented:INDex] <index#><NL>
This example checks the current setting for segmented memory index
number control and places the result in the variable, varIndex. Then the
program prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SEGMents:INDex?"
varIndex = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varIndex, 0)
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:ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs
Command
:ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs command turns the time tags feature on
or off for the segmented memory sampling mode.
Example
This example turns the time tags on for segmented memory.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SEGMented:TTAGs ON"
Query
:ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs?
The :ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs? query returns the segmented memory
time tags control value.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SEGMented:TTAGs] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example checks the current setting for segmented memory time tags
control and places the result in the variable, varTimeTags. Then the
program prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SEGMents:TTAGs?"
varTimeTags = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTimeTags, 0)
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:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]
(Analog Sample Rate)
Command
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog] {AUTO | MAX | <rate>}
The :ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog] command sets the analog acquisition
sampling rate.
AUTO
The AUTO rate allows the oscilloscope to select a sample rate that best
accommodates the selected memory depth and horizontal scale.
MAX
The MAX rate enables the oscilloscope to select maximum available sample
rate.
<rate>
A real number representing the sample rate. You can send any value, but
the value is rounded to the next fastest sample rate. For a list of available
sample rate values see "SRATe Sample Rate Tables" on page 167.
Interaction
between
:ACQuire:SRATe[:
ANALog] and
:ACQuire:POINts[
:ANALog]
Example
If you assign a sample rate value with :ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog] or a
points value using :ACQuire:POINts[:ANALog] the following interactions
will occur. "Manual" means you are setting a non- AUTO value for SRATe
or POINts.
SRATe
POINts
Result
AUTO
Manual
POINts value takes
precedence (sample rate is
limited)
Manual
AUTO
SRATe value takes precedence
(memory depth is limited)
Manual
Manual
SRATe value takes precedence
(memory depth is limited)
This example sets the sample rate to 250 MSa/s.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog 250E+6"
Query
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]?
The :ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]? query returns the current analog
acquisition sample rate.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog] {<rate>}<NL>
This example places the current sample rate in the string variable,
strSample, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSample As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog?"
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strSample = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSample
SRATe Sample The following tables show the range of point values.
Rate Tables
Table 11 Sample Rate Values (in Sa/s) Normal Sampling Mode
10
20
25
40
50
100
200
250
400
500
1k
2k
2.5k
4k
5k
10k
20k
25k
40k
50k
100k
200k
250k
400k
500k
1M
2M
2.5M
4M
5M
10M
20M
25M
40M
50M
100
M
125
M
200
M
250
M
400
M
500
M
1G
1.25
G
2G
2.5G
4G
5G
10G
20G
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:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO
Command
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO command enables (ON) or disables
(OFF) the automatic analog sampling rate selection control. On the
oscilloscope front- panel interface, ON is equivalent to Automatic and OFF
is equivalent to Manual.
Example
This example changes the sampling rate to manual.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog:AUTO OFF"
Query
:ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO?
The :ACQuire:SRATe[:ANALog]:AUTO? query returns the current
acquisition sample rate.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog:AUTO] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current analog sample rate in the variable,
varSample, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQuire:SRATe:ANALog:AUTO?"
varSample = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSample, 0)
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:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital
(Digital Channels Sample RATe)
Command
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital {AUTO | MAX | <rate>}
The :ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital command sets the digital acquisition sampling
rate.
AUTO
The AUTO rate allows the oscilloscope to select a sample rate that best
accommodates the selected memory depth and horizontal scale.
MAX
The MAX rate enables the oscilloscope to select maximum available sample
rate.
<rate>
Interaction
between
:ACQuire:SRATe:D
IGital and
:ACQuire:POINts:
DIGital?
Query
A real number representing the digital sample rate. You can send any
value, but the value is rounded to the next fastest sample rate.
If you assign a sample rate value with :ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital, the digital
memory depth is automatically adjusted and can be seen by using the
query :ACQuire:POINts:DIGital
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital?
The :ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital? query returns the current digital acquisition
sample rate.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital] {<rate>}<NL>
This example places the current digital channel sample rate in the string
variable, strSample, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSample As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SRATE:DIGital?"
strSample = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSample
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:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO
Command
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO command enables (ON) or disables
(OFF) the automatic digital channel sampling rate selection control.
Example
This example changes the digital channel sampling rate to manual.
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SRATE:DIGital:AUTO OFF"
Query
:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO?
The :ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO? query returns the current digital
channel acquisition sample rate.
Returned Format
Example
[:ACQuire:SRATe:DIGital:AUTO] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current digital channel sample rate in the
variable, varSample, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ACQUIRE:SRATE:DIGital:AUTO?"
varSample = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSample, 0)
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:BUS:B<N>:TYPE 172
:BUS<N>:BIT<M> 173
:BUS<N>:BITS 174
:BUS<N>:CLEar 175
:BUS<N>:CLOCk 176
:BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe 177
:BUS<N>:DISPlay 178
:BUS<N>:LABel 179
:BUS<N>:READout 180
NOTE
The :BUS:B<N>:TYPE command applies to oscilloscopes with the serial data analysis
option installed. The other :BUS<N> commands apply to mixed-signal oscilloscopes
(MSOs).
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:BUS:B<N>:TYPE
Command
:BUS:B<N>:TYPE <protocol>
This BUS command only applies to oscilloscopes with the serial data analysis option
installed.
NOTE
The :BUS:B<N>:TYPE command sets the type of protocol being analyzed for
a serial bus waveform.
<protocol>
<N>
Example
{CAN | DVI | FIBRechannel | E10GBASEKR | FLEXray | GEN8B10B |
GENeric | HOTLink | IIC | INFiniband | JTAG | LIN | MIPI | MPHY |
PCI3 | PCIexpress | SAS | SATA | SPI | UART | USB2 | USB3 | XAUI}
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the serial bus waveform number one protocol type to
FLEXray.
myScope.WriteString ":BUS:B1:TYPE FLEXRAY"
Query
:BUS:B<N>:TYPE?
The :BUS:B<N>:TYPE? query returns the name of the protocol being used
for the serial bus.
Returned Format
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:BUS<N>:BIT<M>
Command
:BUS<N>:BIT<M> {ON | OFF | 1 | 0}
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:BIT<M> command includes or excludes the selected bit as
part of the definition for the selected bus. If the parameter is a 1 (ON)
then the bit is included in the definition. If the parameter is a 0 (OFF)
then the bit is excluded from the definition. The digital subsystem must be
enabled for this command will work. See ENABle command in the root
subsystem.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example includes bit 1 as part of the bus 1 definition.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABLE DIGITAL"
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:BIT1 ON"
Query
:BUS<N>:BIT<M>?
The :BUS<N>:BIT<M>? query returns the value indicating whether the
specified bit is included or excluded from the specified bus definition.
Returned Format
[:BUS<N>:BIT<M>] {1 | 0}<NL>
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:BUS<N>:BITS
Command
:BUS<N>:BITS <channel_list>,{ON | OFF| 1 | 0}
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:BITS command includes or excludes the selected bits in the
channel list in the definition of the selected bus. If the parameter is a 1
(ON) then the bits in the channel list are included as part of the selected
bus definition. If the parameter is a 0 (OFF) then the bits in the channel
list are excluded from the definition of the selected bus. The digital
subsystem must be enabled for this command will work. See ENABle
command in the root subsystem.
<N>
<channel_list>
NOTE
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
The channel range is from 0 to 15 in the following format.
(@1,5,7,9)
channels 1, 5, 7, and 9 are turned on.
(@1:15)
channels 1 through 15 are turned on.
(@1:5,8,14)
channels 1 through 5, channel 8, and channel
14 are turned on.
The parenthesizes are part of the expression and are necessary.
This example includes bits 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 as part of the bus 1
definition.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABLE DIGITAL"
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:BITS (@1,2,4:9),ON"
Query
:BUS<N>:BITS?
The :BUS<N>:BITS? query returns the definition for the specified bus.
Returned Format
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:BUS<N>:CLEar
Command
:BUS<N>:CLEar
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:CLEar command excludes all of the digital channels from the
selected bus definition.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example excludes all the digital channels from the bus 1 definition.
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:CLEAR"
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:BUS<N>:CLOCk
Command
:BUS<N>:CLOCk {CHANnel<N> | DIGital<M> | NONE}
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:CLOCk command sets the digital or analog channel used as
the clock for decoding the bus values.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<O>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example sets the clock to channel 1 for bus 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABLE DIGITAL"
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:CLOCK CHANNEL1"
Query
:BUS<N>:CLOCK?
The :BUS<N>:CLOCk query returns the channel being used for the
specified bus.
Returned Format
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[:BUS<N>:CLOCk] {CHANnel<O> | DIGital<M> | NONE}<NL>
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:BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe
Command
:BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe {RISing | FALLing | EITHer}
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe command sets the clock edge used for
decoding the bus values.
<O>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the clock edge to falling for bus 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABLE DIGITAL"
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:CLOCk:SLOPE FALLING"
Query
:BUS<N>:CLOCK:SLOPe?
The :BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe query returns the clock edge being used for
the specified bus.
Returned Format
[:BUS<N>:CLOCk:SLOPe] {RISing | FALLing | EITHer}<NL>
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:BUS<N>:DISPlay
Command
:BUS<N>[:DISPlay] {ON | OFF | 1 | 0}
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:DISPlay command enables or disables the view of the
selected bus. The digital subsystem must be enabled before this command
will work. See the ENABle command in the root subsystem.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example enables the viewing of bus 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABLE DIGITAL"
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1 ON"
Query
:BUS<N>[:DISPlay]?
The :BUS<N>[:DISPlay]? query returns the display value of the selected
bus.
Returned Format
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:BUS<N>:LABel
Command
:BUS<N>:LABel <quoted_string>
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:LABel command sets the bus label to the quoted string.
Setting a label for a bus will also result in the name being added to the
label list.
Label strings are 16 characters or less, and may contain any commonly used ASCII
characters. Labels with more than 16 characters are truncated to 16 characters.
NOTE
<N>
<quoted_string>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A series of 6 or less characters as a quoted ASCII string.
This example sets the bus 1 label to Data.
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:LABEL ""Data"""
Query
:BUS<N>:LABel?
The :BUS<N>:LABel? query returns the name of the specified bus.
Returned Format
[:BUS<N>:LABel] <quoted_string><NL>
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:BUS<N>:READout
Command
:BUS<N>:READout {NONE | BINary | DECimal | HEX | OCTal | SIGNed | SYMBol
The BUS commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
The :BUS<N>:READout command changes the format of the numbers
displayed in the bus waveform.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the bus read out to decimal.
myScope.WriteString ":BUS1:READOUT DECIMAL"
Query
:BUS<N>:READout?
The :BUS<N>:READout? query returns the format of the readout control.
Returned Format
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[:BUS<N>:READout] {NONE | BINary | DECimal | HEX | OCTal | SIGNed | SYMB
ol}<NL>
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Calibration Commands
:CALibrate:DATE? 183
:CALibrate:OUTPut 184
:CALibrate:SKEW 185
:CALibrate:STATus? 186
:CALibrate:TEMP? 187
This chapter briefly explains the calibration of the oscilloscope. It is
intended to give you and the calibration lab personnel an understanding of
the calibration procedure and how the calibration subsystem is intended to
be used.
The commands in the CALibration subsystem allow you to change the
output of the front- panel Aux Out connector, adjust the skew of channels,
and check the status of calibration.
These CALibration commands and queries are implemented in the
Infiniium oscilloscopes:
This chapter briefly explains the calibration of the oscilloscope. It is
intended to give you and the calibration lab personnel an understanding of
the calibration procedure and how the calibration subsystem is intended to
be used.
Oscilloscope
Calibration
Oscilloscope calibration establishes calibration factors for the oscilloscope.
These factors are stored on the oscilloscope's hard disk.
• Initiate the calibration from the "Utilities Calibration" menu.
You should calibrate the oscilloscope periodically (at least annually), or if
the ambient temperature since the last calibration has changed more than
±5 °C. The temperature change since the last calibration is shown on the
calibration status screen which is found under the "Utilities Calibration"
dialog. It is the line labeled "Calibration Δ Temp: _ °C."
See also the oscilloscope's Service Guide has more details about the
calibration.
Probe Calibration
Probe calibration establishes the gain and offset of a probe that is
connected to a channel of the oscilloscope, and applies these factors to the
calibration of that channel.
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• Initiate probe calibration from the "Setup > Channel > Probes >
Calibrate Probe" menu.
To achieve the specified accuracy (±2%) with a probe connected to a
channel, make sure the oscilloscope is calibrated.
• For probes that the oscilloscope can identify through the probe
power connector, like the 1158A, the oscilloscope automatically
adjusts the vertical scale factors for that channel even if a probe
calibration is not performed.
• For nonidentified probes, the oscilloscope adjusts the vertical scale
factors only if a probe calibration is performed.
• If you do not perform a probe calibration but want to use an
unidentified probe, enter the attenuation factor in the "Setup > Channel
> Probes > Configure Probing System > User Defined Probe" menu.
• If the probe being calibrated has an attenuation factor that allows
the oscilloscope to adjust the gain (in hardware) to produce even
steps in the vertical scale factors, the oscilloscope will do so.
• If the probe being calibrated has an unusual attenuation, like 3.75,
the oscilloscope may have to adjust the vertical scale factors to an
unusual number, like 3.75 V/div.
Typically, probes have standard attenuation factors such as divide by
10, divide by 20, or divide by 100.
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:CALibrate:DATE?
Query
:CALibrate:DATE? CHANnel<N>
The :CALibrate:DATE? query returns the date and time of the last time
scale and regular user calibration.
The :CALibrate:DATE? query returns two calibration dates and times:
• The date and time of the last time scale calibration.
• The date and time of the last regular user calibration.
Returned Format
[:CALibrate:DATE] <ts_date_time>,<user_date_time><NL>
The string returned is formatted like "<day> <month> <year>
<hours>:<minutes>:<seconds>,<day> <month> <year>
<hours>:<minutes>:<seconds>", for example "31 MAY 2013 12:52:45,4 DEC
2012 10:59:52".
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:CALibrate:OUTPut
Command
:CALibrate:OUTPut {AC | TRIGOUT | DC,<dc_value>}
The :CALibrate:OUTPut command sets the coupling frequency, trigger
output pulse, and dc level of the calibrator waveform output through the
front- panel Aux Out connector:
• AC — sets the Aux Out to be the probe compensation square wave
(approximately 750 Hz).
• TRIGOUT — outputs a pulse when the trigger event occurs. Use this to
trigger other instruments.
• DC,<dc_value> — a DC level value in volts. The <dc_value> is a real
number from - 2.4 V to +2.4 V dc.
Example
This example puts a DC voltage of 2.0 volts on the oscilloscope front- panel
Aux Out connector.
myScope.WriteString ":CALibrate:OUTPut DC,2.0"
Query
:CALibrate:OUTPut?
The :CALibrate:OUTPut? query returns the current setup.
Returned Format
[:CALibrate:OUTPut] {AC | TRIGOUT | DC,<dc_value> | ZERO | ONE | DPULse
| SOSC | HFOSC}
Example
This example places the current selection for the DC calibration to be
printed in the string variable, strSelection, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strSelection As String
'Dimension variable
myScope.WriteString ":CALibrate:OUTPut?"
strSelection = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSelection
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:CALibrate:SKEW
Command
:CALibrate:SKEW CHANnel<N>,<skew_value>
The :CALibrate:SKEW command sets the channel- to- channel skew factor
for a channel. The numeric argument is a real number in seconds, which
is added to the current time base position to shift the position of the
channel's data in time. Use this command to compensate for differences in
the electrical lengths of input paths due to cabling and probes.
<N>
<skew_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number, in seconds.
This example sets the oscilloscope channel 1 skew to 1 μs.
myScope.WriteString ":CALIBRATE:SKEW CHANNEL1,1E-6"
Query
:CALibrate:SKEW? CHANnel<N>
The :CALibrate:SKEW? query returns the current skew value.
Returned Format
[:CALibrate:SKEW] <skew_value><NL>
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:CALibrate:STATus?
Query
:CALibrate:STATus?
The :CALibrate:STATus? query returns the calibration status of the
oscilloscope. These are ten, comma- separated integers, with 1, 0, or - 1. A
"1" indicates pass, a "0" indicates fail and a "- 1" indicates unused. This
matches the status in the Calibration dialog box in the Utilities menu.
Returned Format
<status>
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[:CALibrate:STATus] <status>
<Oscilloscope Frame Status>, <Channel1 Vertical>, <Channel1 Trigger>,
<Channel2 Vertical>, <Channel2 Trigger>, <Channel3 Vertical>, <Channel3
Trigger>, <Channel4 Vertical>, <Channel4 Trigger>, <Aux Trigger>
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:CALibrate:TEMP?
Query
:CALibrate:TEMP? CHANnel<N>
The :CALibrate:TEMP? query returns two delta temperature values in
Celsius:
• Between the current temp and the temp of the last time scale
calibration.
• Between the current temp and the temp of the last regular user
calibration.
Returned Format
[:CALibrate:TEMP] <ts_delta_temp>,<user_delta_temp><NL>
For example, the string returned could be "- 1,0". A difference in the two
delta values of one degree is not uncommon.
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:CHANnel<N>:BWLimit 191
:CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode 192
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential 193
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW 194
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay 195
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO 196
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet 197
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe 198
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe 199
:CHANnel<N>:INPut 200
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy 201
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth 202
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit 203
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CONVolve 204
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection 205
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DEConvolve 207
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay 208
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize 210
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction 211
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN 213
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe 214
:CHANnel<N>:LABel 215
:CHANnel<N>:OFFSet 216
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe 217
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL 218
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation 219
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:AUTozero 220
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling 221
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter 222
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling 224
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal 225
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN 226
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet 227
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs 228
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN 229
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD 230
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:DELete ALL 231
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect 232
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm 233
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ID? 234
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE 235
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth 236
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration 237
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE 238
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC 239
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW 241
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe 242
:CHANnel<N>:RANGe 243
:CHANnel<N>:SCALe 244
:CHANnel<N>:UNITs 245
The CHANnel subsystem commands control all vertical (Y axis) functions
of the oscilloscope. You may toggle the channel displays on and off with
the root level commands :VIEW and :BLANk, or with :CHANnel:DISPlay.
NOTE
In this section, you can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the
following convention. If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using
either the :CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
•
•
•
•
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:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
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:CHANnel<N>:BWLimit
Command
:CHANnel<N>:BWLimit {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :CHANnel<N>:BWLimit command controls the low- pass filter. When
ON, the bandwidth of the specified channel is limited. The bandwidth
filter can be used with either AC or DC coupling.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the internal low- pass filter t "ON" for channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:BWLimit ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:BWLimit?
The :CHANnel<N>:BWLimit? query returns the current state of the
low- pass filter for the specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:BWLimit] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current setting of the low- pass filter in the
variable varLimit, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:BWLimit?"
varLimit = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varLimit, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode
Command
:CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode command turns on/off common mode for
the channel. Channels 2 and 4 may form a common mode channel and
Channels 1 and 3 may form a common mode channel.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example turns channel 1 common mode channel on (channel 1 +
channel 3).
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:COMMonmode ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode?
The :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode? query returns whether the channel is in
commonmode or not.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current common mode setting of the channel 1
display in the variable varComm, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:COMMonmode?"
varComm = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varComm, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential command turns on/off differential mode for
the channel. Channels 1 and 3 may form a differential channel and
Channels 2 and 4 may form a differential channel.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example turns channel 1 differential on (channel 1 - channel 3).
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DIFFerential ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential?
The :CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential? query returns whether the channel is in
differential mode or not.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current differential setting of the channel 1
display in the variable varDiff, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DIFFerential?"
varDiff = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varDiff, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW <skew>
The :CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW <skew> command sets the skew that
is applied to the differential or common mode pair of channels.
<skew>
A real number for the skew value
Example
This example sets the skew applied to the channel 1 - channel 3
differential channel to 10 μs.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DIFFerential:SKEW 10E-6"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW?
The :CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW? query returns the skew that is
applied to the differential or common mode pair of channels.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential:SKEW] <skew_value><NL>
This example places the current skew setting of the channel 1 - channel 3
differential channel in the variable varSkew, then prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DIFFerential:SKEW?"
varSkew = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSkew, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay command turns the display of the specified
channel on or off.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets channel 1 display to on.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay?
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay? query returns the current display condition for
the specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current setting of the channel 1 display in the
variable varDisplay, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY?"
varDisplay = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varDisplay, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO command sets the differential and
common mode display scale and offset to track the acquisition scale and
offset.
<N>
NOTE
An integer, 1- 4.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
•
•
•
•
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
This example sets the channel 1 - channel 3 differential channel display
scale and offset to track the acquisition scale and offset.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:AUTO ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO?
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO? query returns whether or not the
differential or common mode display scale and offset are tracking the
acquisition scale and offset.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:AUTO] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places whether or not the channel 1 - channel 3 differential
channel display scale and offset is tracking the acquisition scale and offset
in the variable varAuto, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:AUTO?"
varAuto = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varAuto, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet <value>
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet command sets the displayed offset of the
selected channel. Setting the display range turns off display auto.
<value>
NOTE
A real number for the value variable
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
•
•
•
•
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
This example sets the displayed offset of channel 1 to
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:RANGe 10e-6"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet?
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet? query returns the displayed offset for
the selected channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:OFFSet] <value><NL>
This example places the displayed offset of channel 1 in the variable
varOffset, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:OFFSet?"
varOffset = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varOffset, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe <range>
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe command sets the full scale vertical
range of the display of the selected channel. Setting the display range
turns off display auto.
<range>
NOTE
A real number for the range value
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
•
•
•
•
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
This example sets the display range of the display of channel 1 to
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:RANGe 10e-6"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe?
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe? query returns the full scale vertical
range of the display for the selected channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:RANGe] <range><NL>
This example places the range of channel 1 in the variable varRange, then
prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:RANGe?"
varRange = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varRange, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe <scale>
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe command sets the displayed scale of the
selected channel per division. Setting the display range turns off display
auto.
<scale>
NOTE
A real number for the scale value
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
•
•
•
•
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
This example sets the display scale of channel 1 per division to
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:SCALe 10e-6"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe?
The :CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe? query returns the displayed scale of the
selected channel per division.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:DISPlay:SCALe] <scale><NL>
This example places the display scale of channel 1 in the variable
varScale, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:DISPLAY:SCALe?"
varScale = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varScale, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:INPut
Command
:CHANnel<N>:INPut <parameter>
The :CHANnel<N>:INPut command selects the input coupling, impedance,
and LF/HF reject for the specified channel. The coupling for each channel
can be AC, DC, DC50, or DCFifty when no probe is attached. If you have
an 1153A probe attached, the valid parameters are DC, LFR1, and LFR2
(low- frequency reject).
<N>
<parameter>
An integer, 1- 4.
The parameters available in the command for Infiniium are:
• DC: DC coupling, 1 MOhm impedance
• DC50 | DCFifty: DC coupling, 50 Ohm impedance
• AC: AC coupling, 1 MOhm impedance
• LFR1 | LFR2: AC 1 MOhm input impedance
Example
This example sets the channel 1 input to DC50.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:INPut DC50"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:INPut?
The :CHANnel<N>:INPut? query returns the selected channel input
parameter.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:INPut] <parameter><NL>
This example puts the current input for channel 1 in the string variable,
strInput. The program then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:INPUT?
strInput = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strInput
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy "<transfer_funct_file>"
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy command applies a pre- computed transfer
function to the waveform. If InfiniiSim is in 2 port mode, the file must be
a .tf2 file. If in 4 port mode, the file must be a .tf4 file. Use the
ISIM:STATe command to enable InfiniiSim before issuing the APPLy
command.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
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<N>
<transfer_funct_f
ile>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
The full path to the .tf2 file name (if in 2 port mode) or the .tf4 file (if in
4 port mode).
This example applies the example.tf4 file to the waveform on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString _
":CHANNEL1:ISIM:APPLy " + _
"""C:\Users\Public\Documents\Infiniium\Filters\example.tf4"""
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy? query returns the currently selected
function file name when 2 port or 4 port mode is enabled.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:APPLy] <file_name><NL>
This example puts the current transfer function file name in the variable
strFile. The program then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:APPLy?"
strFile = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strFile
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth <bw_value>
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth command sets the Bandwidth Limit
field in the InfiniiSim GUI to a desired value (sets the bandwidth limit
cutoff frequency). The CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit command turns this
feature on or off. Please refer to the InfiniiSim User's Guide on your
oscilloscope or on Agilent.com for more explanation regarding this field.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
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<N>
<bw_value>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
The maximum value is the sample rate / 2. The minimum value is 1000
Hz.
This example sets the channel 1 input bandwidth limit cutoff frequency to
2 GHz.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:BANDwidth 2e9"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth? query returns the selected channel
input's bandwidth limit cutoff frequency.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth] <parameter><NL>
This example puts the current input for channel 1 in the string variable,
varBwLimit. The program then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:BANDwidth?"
varBwLimit = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varBwLimit, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit command activates or deactivates the
Bandwidth Limit field in the InfiniiSim GUI. This field sets the bandwidth
limit cutoff frequency. The CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BANDwidth command sets
the value to be used when this field is activated. Please refer to the
InfiniiSim User's Guide on your oscilloscope or on Agilent.com for more
explanation regarding this field.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
This example turns on the InfiniiSim bandwidth limit feature for channel
1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:BWLimit ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit? query returns the current state of the
corresponding channel's InfiniiSim bandwidth limiting feature.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:BWLimit] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example puts the current InfiniiSim bandwidth limit state for channel
1 in the string variable, varLimit. The program then prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:BWLimit?"
varLimit = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varLimit, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CONVolve
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CONVolve <s_parameter_file>, {OFF | ON}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CONVolve command convolves the indicated
S- parameter file with the waveform. This command only uses a single S21
component block. If a .s4p file is indicated, ports 1 and 2 are used
assuming a 1- 2, 3- 4 port numbering for 4 port files. Optionally, include
ON to flip the port numbering when reading the s- parameter file.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
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•
<N>
<s_parameter_
file>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
The name of the s- parameter file.
This example convolves the s- parameter file example.s2p with the
waveform on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:CONVolve example.s2p"
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection <percent>
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection command sets the amount of linearly
scaled correction applied to the non- DC frequency components of the
measured signal. This lets you trade off the amount of correction to apply
via the transformation function versus the increase in noise it may create
at higher frequencies. In other words, you can fine- tune the amount of
high- frequency noise versus the sharpness of the step response edge.
<N>
NOTE
An integer, 1- 4.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
•
•
•
•
<percent>
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
If you are making averaged mode measurements or applying a transfer
function that does not magnify the noise, use the full correction by setting
this field to 100%.
However, if you are working with eye diagrams or making jitter
measurements and the transfer function is magnifying the noise, you may
want to limit the correction by selecting a lower percentage.
Example
This example sets the channel 1 InfiniiSim correction factor to 80%.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:ISIM:CORRection 80"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection? query returns the selected input
channel's percent correction factor.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:CORRection] <percent><NL>
This example gets the current channel 1 InfiniiSim correction percentage
and places it in the numeric variable, varIsimCorrection. The program then
prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:ISIM:CORRection?"
varIsimCorrection = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varBwLimit, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DEConvolve
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DEConvolve <s_parameter_file>, {OFF | ON}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DEConvolve command deconvolves the indicated
S- parameter file with the waveform. This command only uses a single S21
component block. If a .s4p file is indicated, ports 1 and 2 are used
assuming a 1- 2, 3- 4 port numbering for 4 port files. Optionally, include
ON to flip the port numbering when reading the s- parameter file.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
<s_parameter_
file>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
The name of the s- parameter file.
This example deconvolves the s- parameter file example.s2p with the
waveform on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:DEConvolve example.s2p"
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DElay {OFF | ON | TRIGger}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
Cables and fixtures, in addition to changing the waveform's shape, delay
the signal in time. This can make it difficult to compare the simulated and
measured waveforms because as you turn InfiniiSim on and off, the
waveforms are not aligned in time. This may make one waveform or the
other shift entirely off screen, for example.
When applying transfer functions, use the :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay
command to specify whether filter delay is removed or included:
• OFF — No waveform shift is applied.
• ON — The filter delay is included in the resultant waveform. This
selection shifts the simulated waveform in time so the two waveforms
are approximately aligned which aids in their comparison.
• TRIGger — Applies the trigger's jitter error correction after the
de- embedding filter has been applied.
Consult the InfiniiSim User's Guide in the Manuals section of the GUI help
system for more information.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
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•
•
•
<N>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
This example applies the transfer function delay in the resultant
waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:ISIM:DELay ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay? query returns the current state of the
transfer function delay feature on the corresponding input channel.
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Example
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[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay] {OFF | ON | TRIG}<NL>
This example puts whether or not the transfer function delay is included
in the resultant waveform for channel 1 in the string variable, strDelay.
The program then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:ISIM:DELay?"
strDelay = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strDelay
See Also
• ":CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize" on page 210
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize command activates or deactivates the
"Normalize Gain" option. The InfiniiSim normalize gain option removes any
DC gain of the transfer function and can be used when modeling probes.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
This example turns on the InfiniiSim normalize gain option for channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:ISIM:NORMalize ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize? query returns the current state of the
corresponding channel's InfiniiSim normalize gain option.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:NORMalize] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example puts the current InfiniiSim normalize gain state for channel
1 in the string variable, varNormalizeGain. The program then prints the
contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:ISIM:NORMalize?"
varNormalizeGain = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varLimit, 0)
See Also
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• ":CHANnel<N>:ISIM:DELay" on page 208
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction {P12 | P32 | P34 | P14 | DIFFerential
| COMMonmode}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction command selects the InfiniiSim port
extraction. The selections are:
• P12 — Use ports 1 - > 2, only valid for channels 1 and 2.
• P32 — Use ports 3 - > 2, only valid for channels 1 and 2.
• P34 — Use ports 3 - > 4, only valid for channels 3 and 4.
• P14 — Use ports 1 - > 4, only valid for channels 3 and 4.
• DIFFerential — valid for all channels.
• COMMonmode — valid for all channels.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
This example selects the channel 1 InfiniiSim differential port extraction.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:PEXTraction DIFFerential"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction? query returns the current InfiniiSim
port extraction selection.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:PEXTraction] {P12 | P32 | P34 | P14 | DIFF | COMM}<NL>
This example puts the current InfiniiSim port extraction selection for
channel 1 in the string variable, strMode. The program then prints the
contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:PEXTraction?"
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Debug.Print strMode
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN <max_time_span>
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN command sets the maximum time span
control in the InfiniiSim Setup dialog box.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
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•
•
•
<N>
<max_time_span
>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number.
This example sets the maximum time span control to 100e- 9.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:SPAN 100e-9"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN? query returns the current InfiniiSim filter
maximum time span on the corresponding input channel.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:SPAN] <max_time_span><NL>
This example puts the InfiniiSim filter's maximum time span value in the
variable varTspan. The program then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:SPAN?"
varTspan = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTspan, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe {OFF | PORT2 | PORT4 | PORT41}
This CHANnel command only applies if you have purchased the InfiniiSim software
application.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe command turns InfiniiSim on or off and sets
whether 2 port, 4 port (Channels 1&3), or 4 port (Channel 1) mode is
being used (if it is turned on).
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
This example turns on InfiniiSim for channel 1 and puts it in 2 port
mode.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:STATe PORT2"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe?
The :CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe? query returns the current state of
InfiniiSim on the corresponding input channel.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:ISIM:STATe] {OFF | PORT2 | PORT4 | PORT41}<NL>
This example puts the current InfiniiSim state for channel 1 in the string
variable, strMode. The program then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:ISIM:STATe?"
strMode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMode
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:CHANnel<N>:LABel
Command
:CHANnel<N>:LABel <string>
The :CHANnel<N>:LABel command sets the channel label to the quoted strin
g.
You can specify differential and/or common mode channels using the following convention.
If you have differential or common mode channels enabled (using either the
:CHANnel<N>:DIFFerential or :CHANnel<N>:COMMonmode commands) then:
NOTE
•
•
•
•
<N>
<string>
Example
:CHANnel1 would refer to the Channel 1 - Channel 3 differential channel
:CHANnel2 would refer to the Channel 2 - Channel 4 differential channel
:CHANnel3 would refer to the Channel 1 + Channel 3 common mode channel
:CHANnel4 would refer to the Channel 2 + Channel 4 common mode channel
An integer, 1- 4.
A series of 16 or less characters as a quoted ASCII string
This example sets the channel 1 label to Data.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:LABel ""Data"""
Query
:CHANnel<N>:LABel?
The :CHANnel<N>:LABel? query returns the label of the specified channel.
Returned Format
[CHANnel<N>:LABel] <string><NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:OFFSet
Command
:CHANnel<N>:OFFSet <offset_value>
The :CHANnel<N>:OFFSet command sets the vertical value that is
represented at the center of the display for the selected channel. Offset
parameters are probe and vertical scale dependent.
<N>
<offset_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number for the offset value at center screen. Usually expressed in
volts, but it can also be in other measurement units, such as amperes, if
you have specified other units using the :CHANnel<N>:UNITs command or
the CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs command.
This example sets the offset for channel 1 to 0.125 in the current
measurement units:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:OFFSET 125E-3"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:OFFSet?
The :CHANnel<N>:OFFSet? query returns the current offset value for the
specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:OFFSet] <offset_value><NL>
This example places the offset value of the specified channel in the
variable, varOffset, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:OFFSET?"
varOffset = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varOffset, "Scientific")
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe <attenuation_factor>[,{RATio | DECibel}]
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe command sets the probe attenuation factor and
the units (ratio or decibels) for the probe attenuation factor for a
user- defined probe.
The DECibel and RATio parameters also set the "mode" for the probe
attenuation. These parameters, along with attenuation factor, determine
the scaling of the display and affect automatic measurements and trigger
levels.
This mode also determines the units (ratio or decibels) that may be used
for a subsequent command.
<N>
<attenuation
_factor>
Example
An integer, 1- 4
A real number from 0.0001 to 1000 for the RATio attenuation units or
from - 80 dB to 60 dB for the DECibel attenuation units.
This example sets the probe attenuation factor for a 10:1 probe on channel
1 in ratio units.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE 10,RAT"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe? query returns the current probe attenuation
setting and units for the selected channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe] <attenuation>,{RATio | DECibel}<NL>
This example places the current attenuation setting for channel 1 in the
string variable, strAtten, then the program prints the contents.
Dim strAtten As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE?"
strAtten = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAtten
If you use a string variable, the query returns the attenuation value and
the factor (decibel or ratio). If you use an integer variable, the query
returns the attenuation value. You must then read the attenuation units
into a string variable.
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL {AUTO | OFF | PRECprobe}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL command sets the type of AC response
probe calibration to use:
• OFF — no AC response probe calibration is used.
• AUTO — the AC response probe calibration is based on the type of
probe being used and its general characteristics.
• PRECprobe — PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable probe calibration is
used.
You are not able to start a PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable calibration using remote SCPI
commands. However, you can enter SCPI commands to use the results of calibrations
performed using the front panel wizards.
NOTE
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example chooses the PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable AC response
calibration for the probe on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:ACCAL PRECprobe"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL? query returns the AC response probe
calibration setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
See Also
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL] {AUTO | OFF | PREC}<NL>
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE" on page 238
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration" on page 237
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC" on page 239
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth" on page 236
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation {DIV1 | DIV10}
This command is only valid for the 1154A probe.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation command sets the 1154A probe's
input amplifier attenuation. If the 1154A probe is not connected to the
channel you will get a settings conflict error.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the probe attenuation for channel 1 to divide by 10.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:ATTENUATION DIV10"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation? query returns the current 1154A
probe input amplifier attenuation setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ATTenuation] {DIV1 | DIV10}<NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:AUTozero
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:AUTozero
This command is currently only valid for the N2893A probe.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:AUTozero command initiates the N2893A probe's
auto degauss/ offset cal.
If the N2893A probe is not connected to the channel you will get a
settings conflict error.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example performs an auto zero operation for the probe on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:PROBe:AUTozero"
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling {DC | AC}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling command sets the coupling to either
AC or DC.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the probe coupling for channel 1 to AC.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:COUPling AC"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling? query returns the current probe
coupling setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:COUPling] {DC | AC}<NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter {NONE | DIV10 |
DIV20 | DIV100}
This command is valid only for the 1153A, 1154A, and 1159A probes.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter command sets the probe external
adapter control. The 1153A, 1154A, and 1159A probes have external
adapters that you can attach to the end of your probe. When you attach
one of these adapters, you should use the EADapter command to set the
external adapter control to match the adapter connected to your probe as
follows.
Parameter
Description
NONE
Use this setting when there is no adapter connected to the end of your
probe.
DIV10
Use this setting when you have a divide by 10 adapter connected to the
end of your probe.
DIV20
Use this setting when you have a divide by 20 adapter connected to the
end of your probe. (1159A)
DIV100
Use this setting when you have a divide by 100 adapter connected to the
end of your probe.(1153A only)
If an 1153A, 1154A, or 1159A probe is not connected to the channel you
will get a settings conflict error.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the external adapter for channel 1 to divide by 10:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EADAPTER DIV10"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EADapter? query returns the current external
adapter value for the specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
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[CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EDApter] {NONE | DIV10 | DIV20 | DIV100}<NL>
This example places the external adapter value of the specified channel in
the string variable, strAdapter, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
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Dim strAdapter As String
'Dimension variable
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EADAPTER?"
strAdapter = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAdapter
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling {NONE | AC}
This command is valid only for the 1153A, 1154A, and 1159A probes.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling command sets the probe external
coupling adapter control. The 1154A and 1159A probes have external
coupling adapters that you can attach to the end of your probe. When you
attach one of these adapters, you should use the ECOupling command to
set the external coupling adapter control to match the adapter connected
to your probe as follows.
Parameter
Description
NONE
Use this setting when there is no adapter connected to the end of your
probe.
AC
Use this setting when you have an ac coupling adapter connected to the
end of your probe.
If an 1153A, 1154A, or 1159A probe is not connected to the channel you
will get a settings conflict error.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the external coupling adapter for channel 1 to ac:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:ECOUPLING AC"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECoupling? query returns the current external
adapter coupling value for the specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ECOupling] {NONE | AC}<NL>
This example places the external coupling adapter value of the specified
channel in the string variable, strAdapter, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strAdapter As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:ECOUPLING?"
strAdapter = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAdapter
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal command sets the external probe mode
to on or off.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets channel 1 external probe mode to on.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal? query returns the current external
probe mode for the specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current setting of the external probe mode on
channel 1 in the variable varMode, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL?"
varMode = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMode, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN <gain_factor>[,{RATio | DECibel}]
CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal command must be set to ON before issuing this command
or query or this command will have no effect.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN command sets the probe external
scaling gain factor and, optionally, the units for the probe gain factor. The
reference factors that are used for scaling the display are changed with
this command, and affect automatic measurements and trigger levels.
The RATio or DECibel also sets the mode for the probe attenuation and
also determines the units that may be used for a subsequent command.
For example, if you select RATio mode, then the attenuation factor must
be given in ratio gain units. In DECibel mode, you can specify the units
for the argument as "dB".
<N>
<gain_factor>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number from 0.001 to 10000 for the RATio gain units, or from
- 60 dB to 80 dB for the DECibel gain units.
This example sets the probe external scaling gain factor for channel 1 to
10.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL:GAIN 10,RATIO"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN? query returns the probe external
gain setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:GAIN] <gain_factor><NL>
This example places the external gain value of the probe on the specified
channel in the variable, varGain, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL:GAIN?"
varGain = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varGain, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet <offset_value>
CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal command must be set to ON before issuing this command
or query or this command will have no effect.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet command sets the external
vertical value for the probe that is represented at the center of the display
for the selected channel. Offset parameters are probe and vertical scale
dependent.
When using the 113xA series probes, the CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe
command determines how the offset is applied. When
CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe SINGle is selected, the
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFset command changes the offset value of
the probe amplifier. When CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe DIFFerential is
selected, the :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet command changes the
offset value of the channel amplifier.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<offset_value>
A real number for the offset value at center screen. Usually expressed in
volts, but can be in other measurement units, such as amperes, if you have
specified other units using the :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs
command.
Example
This example sets the external offset for the probe on channel 1 to 0.125
in the current measurement units:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL:OFFSET 125E-3"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:EXTernal:PROBe:OFFSet?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet? query returns the current
external offset value for the probe on the specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet] <offset_value><NL>
This example places the external offset value of the probe on the specified
channel in the variable, Offset, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL:OFFSET?"
varOffset = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varOffset, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs {VOLT | AMPere | WATT | UNKNown}
CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal command must be set to ON before issuing this command
or query or this command will have no effect. UNITs can also be set using the
CHANnel<N>:UNITs command.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs command sets the probe external
vertical units on the specified channel. You can specify Y- axis units of
VOLTs, AMPs, WATTs, or UNKNown. The units are implied for other
pertinent channel probe external commands and channel commands (such
as :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFSet and :CHANnel<N>:RANGe). See
the Probe Setup dialog box for more information.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the external units for the probe on channel 1 to
amperes.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL:UNITS AMPERE"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs? query returns the current
external units setting for the probe on the specified channel.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs] {VOLT | AMPere | WATT | UNKNown}<NL>
Example
This example places the external vertical units for the probe on the
specified channel in the string variable, strUnits, then prints the contents
of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strUnits As String
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL ON"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:EXTERNAL:UNITS?"
strUnits = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strUnits
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN {X1 | X10}
This command is valid only for the 1154A probe.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN command sets the 1154A probe input
amplifier gain.
If an 1154A probe is not connected to the channel you will get a settings
conflict error.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the probe gain for channel 1 to times 10.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:GAIN X10"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN? query returns the current probe gain
setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:GAIN] {X1 | X10}<NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD "head", ["label"]
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD command adds an entry to the list of
probe heads.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
"head"
A quoted string matching the probe head model such as "N5381A",
"E2678A", etc.
"label"
An optional quoted string for the head label.
Example
This example adds the probe head N5381A to the list of probe heads for
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:HEAD:ADD ""N5381A"""
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:DELete ALL
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:DELete ALL
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:DELete ALL command deletes all the
nodes in the list of probe heads except for one default probe head which
remains after this command is executed.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example deletes the entire list of probe heads for channel 1 except
for the default head.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:HEAD:DELete ALL"
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect {<int> | <quoted_label_string>}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect command selects the probe head
being used from a list of possible probe head choices. You can select by
the position number in the list of probe heads, or you can select by the
label given when the probe head was added.
<N>
<int>
<quoted_label_st
ring>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
Specifies the number of the head (or position) in the configure list. The
entry at the top of the list starts at 1.
Specifies the label of the probe head given with the
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD command.
This example add a couple of probe heads to the list then selects the
probe head using a number and a label.
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:ADD 'N5445A:B1.5-2.5S'"
":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:ADD 'N5444A:2.92','foo'"
":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:SELect 1"
":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:SELect 'foo'"
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect? {MODel | LABel}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:SELect? query returns a SCPI formatted
string of the selected probe head. Optional parameters are:
• MODel — Returns the model of the probe head.
• LABel — Returns the label of the probe head. This is the same label
given with the :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:ADD command and that can
also be used with the SELect command.
If no parameter is specified, the MODel format is returned.
Example
This example shows a few queries of the channel 1 probe head selection.
Dim strProbeHead As String
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:SELect?"
strProbeHead = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strProbeHead
' Prints "N5444A:2.92".
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:SELect? LABel"
strProbeHead = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strProbeHead
' Prints "foo".
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel2:PROBe:HEAD:SELect? MODel"
strProbeHead = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strProbeHead
' Prints "N5444A:2.92".
See Also
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm {FLOating | EXTernal
| {INTernal,<voltage>}}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm command sets the termination
voltage for the N5444A probe head.
<N>
<voltage>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number for the internal termination voltage setting.
To set an internal termination voltage of - 1.0 V:
myScope.WriteString ":CHANnel1:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm INTernal,-1.0"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm? query returns the termination
voltage setting.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:HEAD:VTERm] {FLO | EXT | {INT,<voltage>}}<NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ID?
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ID?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ID? query returns the type of probe attached to
the specified oscilloscope channel.
<N>
Returned Format
<probe_id>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ID] <probe_id>
A string of alphanumeric characters. Some of the possible returned values
are:
1131A
1132A
1134A
1152A
1154A
1156A
1157A
1158A
1159A
1163A
1168A
1169A
AutoProbe
E2621A
E2622A
E2695A
E2697A
N5380A
N5381A
N5382A
E2695A
No Probe
Unknown
User Defined Probe
This example reports the probe type connected to channel 1, if one is
connected.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:ID?"
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE {DIFF | SEA | SEB | CM}
This command is currently only valid for the N2750A probe.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE command sets the N2750A probe's
InfiniiMode configuration.
If the N2750A probe is not connected to the channel you will get a
settings conflict error.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the probe InfiniiMode for channel 1 to common mode.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:MODE CM"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE? query returns the current N2750A probe
InfiniiMode setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:MODE] {DIFF | SEA | SEB | CM}<NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth {AUTO | {MANual, <bandwidth>}
| {BOOSt, <boost_dB>}}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth command specifies how
the limit of PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable correction/boosting is
determined.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
AUTO
PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable normally sets the bandwidth to a value
that has a small amount of boosting in the frequency response.
MANual,
<bandwidth>
BOOSt,
<boost_dB>
Example
Let you manually specify a bandwidth limit at which to stop applying
correction.
Lets you specify a dB limit at which to stop applying correction.
This example specifies that, for PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable on
channel 1, correction/boosting should stop being applied at a 3 dB limit.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:PRECprobe:BANDwidth BOOSt, 3"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth? query returns the
current PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable corrected bandwidth setting for
the selected channel.
Returned Format
See Also
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth] {AUTO | {MANual, <bandwidth>}
| {BOOSt, <boost_dB>}}<NL>
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL" on page 218
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE" on page 238
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration" on page 237
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC" on page 239
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration <cal_string>[,<cal_string2]
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration command specifies the
name of the PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable calibration to use for the
specified channel and probe.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<cal_string>[,<c
al_string2>]
A quoted string that is the name of the PrecisionProbe or Precision Cable
calibration. The SMA probe heads can use two independent calibration
files.
Example
This example says to use the PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable calibration
named "2- 8- 2" for channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:PRECprobe:CALibration "2-8-2""
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration? query returns the
currently specified name for the selected channel's PrecisionProbe or
PrecisionCable calibration.
Returned Format
See Also
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration] <cal_string>[,<cal_string2]<NL
>
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL" on page 218
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE" on page 238
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC" on page 239
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth" on page 236
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE {PROBe | CABLe}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE command chooses between
PrecisionProbe or PrecisionCable AC response probe calibration.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example chooses PrecisionProbe calibration for the probe on channel
1.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:PRECprobe:MODE PROBe"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE? query returns the current
PrecisionProbe/PrecisionCable selection for the selected channel.
Returned Format
See Also
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE] {PROBe | CABLe}<NL>
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL" on page 218
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration" on page 237
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC" on page 239
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth" on page 236
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC {VIN | {VSRC, <impedance>}
| {VSRC, <file_string>}}
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC command specifies how
PrecisionProbe characterizes the time domain and frequency domain
response.
<N>
VIN
An integer, 1- 4.
Selects the VOut/Vin probe transfer function (which characterizes the
output of the probe as a function of the input at the probe tips).
Defining the response this way lets you evaluate the probe's accuracy in
reproducing the actual signal present in your system with the probe
attached. This correction is what you would see with a real band limited
probe that has finite input impedance. PrecisionProbe corrects the
"VOut/Vin" response to be flat with frequency and phase to your defined
bandwidth limit. It does not de- embed the loading effects of the probe.
(Agilent's probe corrections are typically defined using Vout/Vin.)
VSRC,
<impedance>
Selects the VOut/VSrc estimate of probed system response (which corrects
the probe as "what would be there if the probe were not present"), and
specifies a constant (Zo/2) value (in ohms) as the system source
impedance.
One drawback of defining the probe's response in this manner is that if
the probe's loading causes your circuit to lose some timing or amplitude
margin, you probably want to know that when you make a measurement.
VOut/VSource compensation will hide these effects from you. However, this
method can be effective if probing at the transmitter.
VSRC,
<file_string>
Selects the VOut/VSrc estimate of probed system response (which corrects
the probe as "what would be there if the probe were not present"), and
names an S- parameter file whose S11 is used to specify the system source
impedance.
Example
This example, for channel 1, tells PrecisionProbe to use the VOut/VSrc
characterization and to get the system source impedance from S11 in the
"foo.s2p" S- parameter file.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:PRECprobe:ZSRC VSRC, "foo.s2p""
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC? query returns the current
settings for PrecisionProbe time domain and frequency domain response
characterization.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:ZSRC] {VIN | {VSRC, <impedance>}
| {VSRC, <file_string>}}<NL>
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See Also
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:ACCAL" on page 218
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:MODE" on page 238
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:CALibration" on page 237
• ":CHANnel<N>:PROBe:PRECprobe:BANDwidth" on page 236
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW <skew_value>
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW command sets the channel- to- channel
skew factor for the specified channel. You can use the oscilloscope's probe
skew control to remove timing differences between probes or cables on
different channels.
<N>
<skew_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number for the skew value, in the range - 1 ms to +1 ms.
This example sets the probe skew for channel 1 to 10 μs.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:SKEW 10E-6"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW? query returns the current probe skew
setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:SKEW] <skew_value><NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe {DIFFerential | SINGle}
This command is valid only for the 113xA series probes, 1168A probe, and 1169A probe.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe command sets the channel probe signal
type (STYPe) to differential or single- ended when using the 113xA series
probes, 1168A probe, and 1169A probe. This setting determines how offset
is applied.
When single- ended is selected, the :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFset
command changes the offset value of the probe amplifier. When differential
is selected, the :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:OFFset command changes
the offset value of the channel amplifier.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the probe mode to single- ended.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:PROBE:STYPE SINGLE"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe?
The :CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe? query returns the current probe mode
setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
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[:CHANnel<N>:PROBe:STYPe] {DIFFerential | SINGle}<NL>
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:CHANnel<N>:RANGe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:RANGe <range_value>
The :CHANnel<N>:RANGe command defines the full- scale vertical axis of
the selected channel. It sets up acquisition and display hardware to
display the waveform at a given range scale. The values represent the
full- scale deflection factor of the vertical axis in volts. These values
change as the probe attenuation factor is changed.
<N>
<range_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number for the full- scale voltage of the specified channel number.
This example sets the full- scale range for channel 1 to 500 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:RANGE 500E-3"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:RANGe?
The :CHANnel<N>:RANGe? query returns the current full- scale vertical axis
setting for the selected channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:RANGe]<range_value><NL>
This example places the current range value in the number variable,
varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:RANGE?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:SCALe
Command
:CHANnel<N>:SCALe <scale_value>
The :CHANnel<N>:SCALe command sets the vertical scale, or units per
division, of the selected channel. This command is the same as the
front- panel channel scale.
<N>
<scale_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
A real number for the vertical scale of the channel in units per division.
This example sets the scale value for channel 1 to 500 mV/div.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:SCALE 500E-3"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:SCALe?
The :CHANnel<N>:SCALe? query returns the current scale setting for the
specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:SCALe] <scale_value><NL>
This example places the current scale value in the number variable,
varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:SCALE?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:CHANnel<N>:UNITs
Command
:CHANnel<N>:UNITs {VOLT | AMPere | WATT | UNKNown}
UNITs can also be set using the CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal:UNITs command when
CHANnel<N>:PROBe:EXTernal command has been set to ON.
NOTE
The :CHANnel<N>:UNITs command sets the vertical units. You can specify
Y- axis units of VOLTs, AMPs, WATTs, or UNKNown. The units are implied
for other pertinent channel commands (such as :CHANnel<N>:RANGe and
:CHANnel<N>:OFFSet). See the Probe Setup dialog box for more
information.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the units for channel 1 to amperes.
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:UNITS AMPERE"
Query
:CHANnel<N>:UNITs?
The :CHANnel<N>:UNITs? query returns the current units setting for the
specified channel.
Returned Format
Example
[:CHANnel<N>:UNITs] {VOLT | AMPere | WATT | UNKNown}<NL>
This example places the vertical units for the specified channel in the
string variable, strUnits, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strUnits As String
myScope.WriteString ":CHANNEL1:UNITS?"
strUnits = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strUnits
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*CLS
*ESE
*ESR?
*IDN?
*LRN?
*OPC
*OPT?
*PSC
*RCL
*RST
*SAV
*SRE
*STB?
*TRG
*TST?
*WAI
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270
Common commands are defined by the IEEE 488.2 standard. They control
generic device functions that are common to many different types of
instruments. Common commands can be received and processed by the
oscilloscope, whether they are sent over the GPIB as separate program
messages or within other program messages.
Receiving
Common
Commands
Common commands can be received and processed by the oscilloscope,
whether they are sent over the GPIB as separate program messages or
within other program messages. If a subsystem is currently selected and a
common command is received by the oscilloscope, the oscilloscope remains
in the selected subsystem. For example, if the program message
"ACQUIRE:AVERAGE ON;*CLS;COUNT 1024"
is received by the oscilloscope, the oscilloscope sets the acquire type,
clears the status information, then sets the number of averages without
leaving the selected subsystem.
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NOTE
Headers and Common Commands.
Headers are not prepended to common commands.
Status Registers
The following two status registers used by common commands have an
enable (mask) register. By setting bits in the enable register, you can select
the status information for use. Refer to the chapter, "Status Reporting," for
a complete discussion of status.
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Status Register
Enable Register
Event Status Register
Event Status Enable Register
Status Byte Register
Service Request Enable Register
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*CLS
(Clear Status)
Command
*CLS
The *CLS command clears all status and error registers.
Example
This example clears the status data structures of the oscilloscope.
myScope.WriteString "*CLS"
See Also
Refer to the "Status Reporting" chapter for a complete discussion of status.
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*ESE
(Event Status Enable)
Command
*ESE <mask>
The *ESE command sets the Standard Event Status Enable Register bits.
<mask>
An integer, 0 to 255, representing a mask value for the bits to be enabled
in the Standard Event Status Register as shown in Table 13.
Example
This example enables the User Request (URQ) bit of the Standard Event
Status Enable Register. When this bit is enabled and a front- panel key is
pressed, the Event Summary bit (ESB) in the Status Byte Register is also
set.
myScope.WriteString "*ESE 64"
Query
*ESE?
The *ESE? query returns the current contents of the Standard Event
Status Enable Register.
Returned Format
<mask><NL>
<mask>
An integer, +0 to +255 (the plus sign is also returned), representing a
mask value for the bits enabled in the Standard Event Status Register as
shown in Table 13.
Example
This example places the current contents of the Standard Event Status
Enable Register in the numeric variable, varEvent. The value of the
variable is printed on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString "*ESE?"
varEvent = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varEvent, 0)
The Standard Event Status Enable Register contains a mask value for the
bits to be enabled in the Standard Event Status Register. A "1" in the
Standard Event Status Enable Register enables the corresponding bit in
the Standard Event Status Register. A "0" in the enable register disables
the corresponding bit.
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Bit
Weight
Enables
Definition
7
128
PON - Power On
Indicates power is turned on.
6
64
5
32
Not Used. Permanently set to zero.
CME - Command Error
Indicates whether the parser
detected an error.
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See Also
Bit
Weight
Enables
Definition
4
16
EXE - Execution Error
Indicates whether a parameter
was out of range, or was
inconsistent with the current
settings.
3
8
DDE - Device Dependent Error
Indicates whether the device was
unable to complete an operation
for device-dependent reasons.
2
4
QYE - Query Error
Indicates if the protocol for queries
has been violated.
1
2
RQC - Request Control
Indicates whether the device is
requesting control.
0
1
OPC - Operation Complete
Indicates whether the device has
completed all pending operations.
Refer to Chapter 6, “Status Reporting,” starting on page 103 for a
complete discussion of status.
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*ESR?
(Event Status Register)
Query
*ESR?
The *ESR? query returns the contents of the Standard Event Status
Register. Reading this register clears the Standard Event Status Register,
as does a *CLS.
Returned Format
<status>
Example
<status><NL>
An integer, 0 to 255, representing the total bit weights of all bits that are
high at the time you read the register.
This example places the current contents of the Standard Event Status
Register in the numeric variable, varEvent, then prints the value of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString "*ESR?"
varEvent = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varEvent, 0)
Table 14 lists each bit in the Event Status Register and the corresponding
bit weights.
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Bit
Bit
Weight
Bit Name
Condition (0 = False = Low, 1 =
True = High)
7
128
PON
1 = OFF to ON transition has
occurred.
6
64
5
32
CME
0 = no command errors. 1 = a
command error has been detected.
4
16
EXE
0 = no execution error. 1 = an
execution error has been detected.
3
8
DDE
0 = no device-dependent errors. 1
= a device-dependent error has
been detected.
2
4
QYE
0 = no query errors. 1 = a query
error has been detected.
1
2
RQC
0 = request control - NOT used always 0.
0
1
OPC
0 = operation is not complete. 1 =
operation is complete.
Not Used. Permanently set to zero.
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*IDN?
(Identification Number)
Query
*IDN?
The *IDN? query returns the company name, oscilloscope model number,
serial number, and software version by returning this string:
Agilent Technologies,<Model #>,<USXXXXXXXX>,<Rev #>
[,<Options>]
<Model #>
<USXXXXXXXX
>
<Rev #>
<Options>
Returned Format
Example
Specifies the model number of the oscilloscope.
Specifies the serial number of the oscilloscope. The first four digits and
letter are the serial prefix, which is the same for all identical
oscilloscopes. The last five digits are the serial suffix, which is assigned
sequentially, and is different for each oscilloscope.
Specifies the software version of the oscilloscope, and is the revision
number.
Comma separated list of the installed options.
Agilent Technologies,DSO9404A,USXXXXXXXX,A.XX.XX
This example places the oscilloscope's identification information in the
string variable, strIdentify, then prints the identification information to the
computer's screen.
Dim strIdentify As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString "*IDN?"
strIdentify = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strIdentify
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*LRN?
(Learn)
Query
*LRN?
The *LRN? query returns a block of data that contains the oscilloscope's
current setup. You can store the oscilloscope's setup and send it back to
the oscilloscope at a later time. This block of setup data should be sent to
the oscilloscope just as it is. It works because of its embedded ":SYST:SET"
header.
Returned Format
:SYST:SET<setup><NL>
<setup>
This is a definite- length, arbitrary block response specifying the current
oscilloscope setup. The block size is subject to change with different
firmware revisions.
Example
This Python and PyVISA example saves the *LRN? string to a file and then
restores the oscilloscope setup from the file.
# ********************************************************************
# Using the *LRN? string to save and restore the oscilloscope setup.
# ********************************************************************
# Import modules.
# --------------------------------------------------------import visa
import string
import sys
# =========================================================
# Check for instrument errors:
# =========================================================
def check_instrument_errors():
while True:
error_string = Infiniium.ask(":SYSTem:ERRor? STRing\n")
if error_string:
# If there is an error string value.
if error_string.find("0,", 0, 2) == -1:
print "ERROR: %s." % error_string
print "Exited because of error."
sys.exit(1)
else:
break
# Not "No error".
# "No error"
else:
# :SYSTem:ERRor? STRing should always return string.
print "ERROR: :SYSTem:ERRor? STRing returned nothing."
print "Exited because of error."
sys.exit(1)
# =========================================================
# Main program:
# =========================================================
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Infiniium = visa.instrument("TCPIP0::130.29.71.191::inst0::INSTR")
Infiniium.timeout = 20
Infiniium.term_chars = ""
Infiniium.clear()
# Save oscilloscope setup.
sLearn = Infiniium.ask("*LRN?\n")
check_instrument_errors()
f = open("learn.stp", "wb")
f.write("%s\n" % sLearn)
f.close()
print "Learn string bytes saved: %d" % len(sLearn)
# Restore the default setup.
Infiniium.write("*RST\n")
# Set up oscilloscope by loading previously saved learn string.
sLearn = ""
f = open("learn.stp", "rb")
sLearn = f.read()
f.close()
Infiniium.write("%s\n" % sLearn)
check_instrument_errors()
print "Learn string bytes restored: %d" % len(sLearn)
See Also
NOTE
:SYSTem:SETup command and query. When HEADers is ON and LONGform
is OFF, the :SYSTem:SETup command performs the same function as the
*LRN? query. However, *LRN and SETup block setup data are not
interchangeable.
*LRN? Returns Prefix to Setup Block
The *LRN? query always returns :SYST:SET as a prefix to the setup block. The
:SYSTem:HEADer command has no effect on this response.
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*OPC
(Operation Complete)
Command
*OPC
The *OPC command sets the operation complete bit in the Standard Event
Status Register when all pending device operations have finished.
Example
This example sets the operation complete bit in the Standard Event Status
Register when the DIGitize operation is complete.
myScope.WriteString ":DIGITIZE CHANNEL1;*OPC"
Query
*OPC?
The *OPC? query places an ASCII character "1" in the oscilloscope's output
queue when all pending selected device operations have finished.
Returned Format
Example
1<NL>
This example places an ASCII character "1" in the oscilloscope's output
queue when the AUToscale operation is complete. Then the value in the
output queue is placed in the numeric variable var"varComplete."
myScope.WriteString ":AUTOSCALE;*OPC?"
varComplete = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varComplete, 0)
The *OPC? query allows synchronization between the computer and the
oscilloscope by using the message available (MAV) bit in the Status Byte or
by reading the output queue. Unlike the *OPC command, the *OPC query
does not affect the OPC Event bit in the Standard Event Status Register.
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*OPT?
(Option)
Query
*OPT?
The *OPT? query returns a string with a list of installed options. If no
options are installed, the string will have a 0 as the first character.
The length of the returned string may increase as options become available
in the future. Once implemented, an option name will be appended to the
end of the returned string, delimited by a comma.
Returned Format
[002,EZP,EZJ,SDA,LSS,ABD,ABC,ABB,NRD,ERC,AIP,PCI1,ETH,DVI,HDM,B30,CAN,
SA1,DDR]<NL>
Table 15 Possible Installed Options and Descriptions
Installed Option
Description
AP2
(U7233A) DDR1 Compliance
B30
(N5416A) USB Compliance
CAN
(N5402A) CAN/FlexRay Protocols
CFL
(N8803A/B) Basic CAN/FlexRay Protocols
D12
(U7232B) Display Port Compliance
DD3
(U7231A) DDR3 Compliance
DD4
(N6462A) DDR4 Compliance
DDR
(N5413A/B) DDR2 Compliance
DEA
(N5465A-002) InfiniiSim Advanced
DEB
(N5465A-001) InfiniiSim Basic
DEQ
(N5461A) Equalization
DPT
(U7232A) Display Port Compliance
DRF
(N8807A) DIGRF4 Protocol
DVI
(N5394A) DVI Compliance
EKR
(N8815A) 10GBASE-KR Ethernet Protocol
EMC
(N6465A) eMMC Compliance
ETH
(N5392A) Gigabit Ethernet Compliance
ETN
(U7236A) 10G Ethernet Compliance
EZC
(N8813A) EZJIT Complete
EZJ
(E2681A) EZJIT
EZP
(N5400A) EZJIT Plus
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Installed Option
Description
FBD
(N5409A) FB DIMM Compliance
FBR
(N5410A) Fibre Channel Compliance
GD5
(U7245A) GDDR5 Compliance
H14
(N5399B) HDMI + HEAC Compliance
HDM
(N5399A/B) HDMI Compliance
HSI
(U7248A) HSIC Compliance
LTP
(N8817A) JTAG Protocol
LP2
(N5413B) LPDDR2 Compliance
LPU
(N5413B) LPDDR2 Upgrade
LP3
(U7231B) LPDDR3 Compliance
L3U
(U7231B) LPDDR3 Upgrade
LSS
(N5391A/B) SPI/I2C Protocols
MHL
(N6460A) Mobile HD Link Compliance
MPI
(U7238A) MIPI D-PHY Compliance
MPH
(U7249A) MIPI M-PHY Compliance
MPP
(N8802A) MIPI D-PHY Protocol
MYC
(N5467A) User Defined App
PCI
(N5393B) PCI Express 1.0a Compliance
PC2
(N5393B) PCI Express 2.0 Compliance
PC3
(N5393C) PCI Express 3.0 Compliance
P3U
(N5393C) PCIE 3.0 Upgrade
PEP
(N5463A/B) PCI Express Protocol
PRN
(N2809A) PrecisionProbe
PWR
(U1882A) Power
QPI
(U7241A) QPI Compliance
RSP
(N5462A/B) RS232/UART Protocol
S6G
(N5412B) SAS 6G Compliance
S6U
(N5411B) SATA 3 Compliance Upgrade
SA1
(N5411A) SATA 1 Compliance
SA6
(N5411B) SATA 3 Compliance
SAS
(N5412A) SAS Compliance
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Example
Installed Option
Description
SDA
(E2688A, N5384A) Serial Data Analysis
SDC
(U7246A) SD Card Compliance
SSU
(N5412B) SAS 6G Upgrade
STP
(N8801A) SATA/SAS Protocol
SVD
(N8812A) SVID Protocol
SWT
(N5414A/B, N5415B) InfiniiScan
TBL
(N6463A) Thunderbolt Compliance
U3P
(N5464A/B) USB 3.0 Protocol
UDF
(N5430A) User Def Fn
UH2
Ultra HS2 SD Compliance
U23
(U7243A-003) Upgrade from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 Advanced
US3
(U7243A-001) USB 3.0 Compliance Only (Basic)
USA
(U7243A-002) USB 2.0 and 3.0 Advanced
USU
(U7243A-004) Upgrade from USB 3.0 Compliance Only to USB 3.0 Advanced
USP
(N5464A/B) USB 2.0 Protocol
VSA
UWB VSA
WUB
(U7239A) Wireless USB Compliance
XAI
(N5431A) XAUI Compliance
This example places all options into the string variable, strOptions, then
prints the option name to the computer's screen.
Dim strOptions As String
myScope.WriteString "*OPT?"
strOptions = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strOptions
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*PSC
(Power- on Status Clear)
Command
*PSC {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The *PSC command determines whether or not the SRQ line is set upon
the completion of the oscilloscope's boot process. When the *PSC flag is
set to 1, the Power On (PON) bit of the Standard Event Status Register is
0 during the boot process. When the *PSC flag is set to 0, the PON bit is
set to a 1 during the boot process.
When the *PSC flag is set to 0, the Standard Event Status Enable Register
must be set to 128 decimal and the Service Request Enable Register must
be set to 32 decimal. This allows the Power On (PON) bit to set the SRQ
line when the oscilloscope is ready to receive commands.
NOTE
Example
If you are using a LAN interface rather than a GPIB interface, it is not possible to receive the
SRQ during the boot process.
This example sets the *PSC flag to 0 which sets the SRQ line during the
boot process.
myScope.WriteString "*PSC 0;*SRE 32;*ESE 128"
Query
Returned Format
Example
The *PSC? query returns the value of the *PSC flag.
1<NL>
This example places the *PSC flag into the integer variable varPscflag.
myScope.WriteString "*PSC?"
varPscflag = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varPscflag, 0)
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*RCL
(Recall)
Command
*RCL <register>
The *RCL command restores the state of the oscilloscope to a setup
previously stored in the specified save/recall register. An oscilloscope
setup must have been stored previously in the specified register. Registers
0 through 9 are general- purpose registers and can be used by the *RCL
command.
<register>
Example
An integer, 0 through 9, specifying the save/recall register that contains
the oscilloscope setup you want to recall.
This example restores the oscilloscope to the oscilloscope setup stored in
register 3.
myScope.WriteString "*RCL 3"
See Also
*SAV (Save). An error message appears on the oscilloscope's display if
nothing has been previously saved in the specified register.
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*RST
(Reset)
Command
*RST
The *RST command performs a default setup which is the same as
pressing the oscilloscope front panel default key.
Example
This example resets the oscilloscope to a known state.
myScope.WriteString "*RST"
NOTE
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The default values for all of the Infiniium controls is located in the Infiniium Help System
under Default Setup.
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*SAV
(Save)
Command
*SAV <register>
The *SAV command stores the current state of the oscilloscope in a save
register.
<register>
Example
An integer, 0 through 9, specifying the register used to save the current
oscilloscope setup.
This example stores the current oscilloscope setup to register 3.
myScope.WriteString "*SAV 3"
See Also
*RCL (Recall).
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*SRE
(Service Request Enable)
Command
*SRE <mask>
The *SRE command sets the Service Request Enable Register bits. By
setting the *SRE, when the event happens, you have enabled the
oscilloscope's interrupt capability. The oscilloscope will then do an SRQ
(service request), which is an interrupt.
<mask>
An integer, 0 to 255, representing a mask value for the bits to be enabled
in the Service Request Enable Register as shown in Table 16.
Example
This example enables a service request to be generated when a message is
available in the output queue. When a message is available, the MAV bit is
high.
myScope.WriteString "*SRE 16"
Query
*SRE?
The *SRE? query returns the current contents of the Service Request
Enable Register.
Returned Format
<mask><NL>
<mask>
An integer, 0 to 255, representing a mask value for the bits enabled in the
Service Request Enable Register.
Example
This example places the current contents of the Service Request Enable
Register in the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the value of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString "*SRE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
The Service Request Enable Register contains a mask value for the bits to
be enabled in the Status Byte Register. A "1" in the Service Request Enable
Register enables the corresponding bit in the Status Byte Register. A "0"
disables the bit.
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Bit
Weight
Enables
7
128
OPER - Operation Status Register
6
64
Not Used
5
32
ESB - Event Status Bit
4
16
MAV - Message Available
3
8
Not Used
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Table 16 Service Request Enable Register Bits (continued)
Bit
Weight
Enables
2
4
MSG - Message
1
2
USR - User Event Register
0
1
TRG - Trigger
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*STB?
(Status Byte)
Query
*STB?
The *STB? query returns the current contents of the Status Byte, including
the Master Summary Status (MSS) bit. See Table 17 for Status Byte
Register bit definitions.
Returned Format
<value><NL>
<value>
An integer, 0 to 255, representing a mask value for the bits enabled in the
Status Byte.
Example
This example reads the contents of the Status Byte into the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the value of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString "*STB?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
In response to a serial poll (SPOLL), Request Service (RQS) is reported on
bit 6 of the status byte. Otherwise, the Master Summary Status bit (MSS)
is reported on bit 6. MSS is the inclusive OR of the bitwise combination,
excluding bit 6, of the Status Byte Register and the Service Request Enable
Register. The MSS message indicates that the oscilloscope is requesting
service (SRQ).
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Bit
Bit
Weight
Bit Name
Condition (0 = False = Low, 1 =
True = High)
7
128
OPER
0 = no enabled operation status
conditions have occurred 1 = an
enabled operation status condition
has occurred
6
64
RQS/MSS
0 = oscilloscope has no reason for
service 1 = oscilloscope is
requesting service
5
32
ESB
0 = no event status conditions
have occurred 1 = an enabled
event status condition has
occurred
4
16
MAV
0 = no output messages are ready
1 = an output message is ready
3
8
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0 = not used
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Table 17 Status Byte Register Bits (continued)
Bit
Bit
Weight
Bit Name
Condition (0 = False = Low, 1 =
True = High)
2
4
MSG
0 = no message has been
displayed 1 = message has been
displayed
1
2
USR
0 = no enabled user event
conditions have occurred 1 = an
enabled user event condition has
occurred
0
1
TRG
0 = no trigger has occurred 1 = a
trigger occurred
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*TRG
(Trigger)
Command
*TRG
The *TRG command has the same effect as the Group Execute Trigger
message (GET) or RUN command. It acquires data for the active waveform
display, if the trigger conditions are met, according to the current settings.
Example
This example starts the data acquisition for the active waveform display
according to the current settings.
myScope.WriteString "*TRG"
NOTE
Trigger Conditions Must Be Met
When you send the *TRG command in Single trigger mode, the trigger conditions must be
met before the oscilloscope will acquire data.
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*TST?
(Test)
Query
*TST?
The *TST? query causes the oscilloscope to perform a self- test, and places
a response in the output queue indicating whether or not the self- test
completed without any detected errors. Use the :SYSTem:ERRor command
to check for errors. A zero indicates that the test passed and a non- zero
indicates the self- test failed.
NOTE
Disconnect Inputs First
You must disconnect all front-panel inputs before sending the *TST? command.
Returned Format
<result><NL>
<result>
0 for pass; non- zero for fail.
Example
This example performs a self- test on the oscilloscope and places the
results in the numeric variable, varResults. The program then prints the
results to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString "*TST?"
varResults = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varResults, 0)
If a test fails, refer to the troubleshooting section of the service guide.
NOTE
Expanded Error Reporting
The :SELFtest:SCOPETEST command has expanded error reporting. Instead of using *TST?,
Agilent recommends that you use the :SELFtest:SCOPETEST command. In either case, be
sure you disconnect all front-panel inputs before sending the *TST? command.
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*WAI
(Wait)
Command
*WAI
The *WAI command has no function in the oscilloscope, but is parsed for
compatibility with other instruments.
Example
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myScope.WriteString "*WAI"
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:DIGital<N>:DISPlay 272
:DIGital<N>:LABel 273
:DIGital<N>:SIZE 274
:DIGital<N>:THReshold 275
NOTE
The DIGital commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
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:DIGital<N>:DISPlay
Command
The DIGital commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
:DIGital<N>[:DISPlay] {ON | OFF | 1 | 0}
The :DIGital<N>:DISPlay command enables or disables the view for the
selected digital channel.
<N>
Example
An integer, 0- 15.
This example turns on the display of bit 5 for the digital channels.
myScope.WriteString ":DIGital5:DISPlay ON"
Query
:DIGital<N>[:DISPlay]?
The :DIGital<N>:DISPlay? query returns the value of the display setting for
the selected digital channel.
Returned Format
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[:DIGital<N>:DISPlay] {1 | 0}<NL>
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:DIGital<N>:LABel
Command
The DIGital commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
:DIGital<N>:LABel <quoted_string>
The :DIGital<N>:LABel command sets the digital channel label to the
quoted string. Setting a label for a digital channel will also result in the
name being added to the label list.
Label strings are 16 characters or less, and may contain any commonly used ASCII
characters. Labels with more than 16 characters are truncated to 16 characters.
NOTE
<N>
<quoted_string>
Example
An integer, 1- 2.
A series of 16 or less characters as a quoted ASCII string.
This example sets the label for bit 7 to Clock.
myScope.WriteString ":DIGital7:LABel ""Clock"""
Query
:DIGital<N>:LABel?
The :DIGital<N>:LABel? query returns the name of the specified digital
channel.
Returned Format
[:DIGital<N>:LABel] <quoted_string><NL>
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:DIGital<N>:SIZE
Command
The DIGital commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
DIGital<N>:SIZE {SMALl | MEDium | LARGe}
The :DIGital<N>:SIZE command changes the vertical size of all the
displayed digital channels. The digital subsystem must be enabled before
this command will work. See ENABle command in the root subsystem.
<N>
Example
An integer, 0- 15.
This example changes the size to medium for all displayed digital channels
or buses.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABLE DIGITAL"
myScope.WriteString ":DIGITAL5:SIZE MEDIUM"
Query
:DIGital<N>:SIZE?
The :DIGital:CHANnel:SIZE? query returns the size of the displayed digital
channels.
Returned Format
274
[:DIGital<N>:SIZE] {SMALl | MEDium | LARGe}<NL>
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:DIGital<N>:THReshold
Command
The DIGital commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
:DIGital<N>:THReshold {CMOS50 | CMOS33 | CMOS25 | ECL | PECL | TTL
| DIFFerential | <value>}
The :DIGital<N>:THReshold command sets the logic threshold value for a
pod. Setting the threshold for digital channels 0 through 7 sets the
threshold for pod 1 while setting the threshold for digital channels 8
through 15 sets the threshold for pod 2. This command is equivalent to
the POD<N>:THReshold command.
The threshold is used for triggering purposes and for displaying the digital
data as high (above the threshold) or low (below the threshold). The
voltage values for the predefined thresholds are:
• CMOS50 = 2.5 V
• CMOS33 = 1.65 V
• CMOS25 = 1.25 V
• ECL = - 1.3 V
• PECL = 3.7 V
• TTL = 1.4 V
• DIFFerential = 0 V
<N>
<value>
An integer, 0- 15.
A real number representing the voltage value which distinguishes a 1 logic
level from a 0 logic level. Waveform voltages greater than the threshold are
1 logic levels while waveform voltages less than the threshold are 0 logic
levels.
The range of the threshold voltage is from - 8 volts to 8 volts.
Example
This example sets the threshold to 5 volts for bits D15 through D8.
myScope.WriteString ":DIGital8:THReshold 5"
Query
:DIGital<N>:THREShold?
The :DIGital<N>:THReshold? query returns the threshold value for the
specified pod.
Returned Format
[:DIGital<N>:THReshold] {CMOS50 | CMOS33 | CMOS25 | ECL | PECL | TTL
| DIFF | <value>}<NL>
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:DISK:CDIRectory 278
:DISK:COPY 279
:DISK:DELete 280
:DISK:DIRectory? 281
:DISK:LOAD 282
:DISK:MDIRectory 283
:DISK:PWD? 284
:DISK:SAVE:COMPosite 285
:DISK:SAVE:IMAGe 286
:DISK:SAVE:JITTer 287
:DISK:SAVE:LISTing 288
:DISK:SAVE:MEASurements 289
:DISK:SAVE:PRECprobe 290
:DISK:SAVE:SETup 291
:DISK:SAVE:WAVeform 292
:DISK:SEGMented 294
The DISK subsystem commands perform the disk operations as defined in
the File menu. This allows saving and loading of waveforms and setups, as
well as saving screen images to bitmap files.
NOTE
Enclose File Name in Quotation Marks
When specifying a file name, you must enclose it in quotation marks.
NOTE
Filenames are Not Case Sensitive.
The filename that you use is not case sensitive.
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:DISK:CDIRectory
Command
:DISK:CDIRectory "<directory>"
The :DISK:CDIRectory command changes the present working directory to
the designated directory name. An error occurs when the requested
directory does not exist. You can then view the error with the
:SYSTem:ERRor? [{NUMBer | STRing}] query.
<directory>
Example
A character- quoted ASCII string, which can include the subdirectory
designation. You must separate the directory name and any subdirectories
with a backslash (\).
This example sets the present working directory to C:\Document and
Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:CDIRECTORY ""C:\Document and Settings\
All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data"""
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:DISK:COPY
Command
:DISK:COPY "<source_file>","<dest_file>"
The :DISK:COPY command copies a source file from the disk to a
destination file on the disk. An error is displayed on the oscilloscope
screen if the requested file does not exist. The default path is C:\
Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<source_file>
<dest_file>
Example
A character- quoted ASCII string which can include subdirectories with the
name of the file.
This example copies FILE1.SET to NEWFILE.SET on the disk.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:COPY ""FILE1.SET"",""NEWFILE.SET"""
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:DISK:DELete
Command
:DISK:DELete "<file_name>"
The :DISK:DELete command deletes a file from the disk. An error is
displayed on the oscilloscope screen if the requested file does not exist.
The default path is C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared
Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<file_name>
Example
A character- quoted ASCII string which can include subdirectories with the
name of the file.
This example deletes FILE1.SET from the disk.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:DELETE ""FILE1.SET"""
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:DISK:DIRectory?
Query
:DISK:DIRectory? ["<directory>"]
The :DISK:DIRectory? query returns the requested directory listing. Each
entry is 63 bytes long, including a carriage return and line feed. The
default path is C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\
Infiniium\Data.
<directory>
Returned Format
The list of filenames and directories.
[:DISK:DIRectory]<n><NL><directory>
<n>
The specifier that is returned before the directory listing, indicating the
number of lines in the listing.
<directory>
The list of filenames and directories. Each line is separated by a <NL>.
Example
This example displays a number, then displays a list of files and
directories in the current directory. The number indicates the number of
lines in the listing.
Dim varResults As Variant
Dim lngI As Long
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:DIR?"
varResults = myScope.ReadList(ASCIIType_BSTR, vbLf)
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varResults(0), 0)
For lngI = 1 To (varResults(0) - 2)
Debug.Print CStr(varResults(lngI))
Next lngI
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:DISK:LOAD
Command
:DISK:LOAD "<file_name>"[,<destination>]
The :DISK:LOAD command restores a setup or a waveform from the disk.
The type of file is determined by the filename suffix if one is present, or
by the destination field if one is not present. You can load .WFM, .CSV,
.TSV, .TXT, .BIN, .H5, and .SET file types. The destination is only used
when loading a waveform memory.
CAUTION
Setups saved from Infiniium software versions prior to 2.00 may not load correctly in
software versions 4.30 and greater.
You can remedy this by re-saving any pre-2.00 setups using any version of software
from version 2.00 to version 4.20.
Setups saved from software versions between 2.00 and 4.20 should load correctly
into version 4.30 and greater.
<file_name>
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used. You can use either .WFM, .CSV, .TSV, .TXT, .BIN,
.H5, or .SET as a suffix after the filename. If no file suffix is specified, the
default is .wfm.
The present working directory is assumed, or you can specify the entire
path. For example, you can load the standard setup file "SETUP0.SET"
using the command:
:DISK:LOAD "C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\
Infiniium\Setups\SETUP0.SET"
Or, you can use :DISK:CDIRectory to change the present working directory
to C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\
Setups, then just use the file name ("SETUP0.SET", for example). The
default path is C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\
Infiniium\Data.
<destination>
WMEMory<N>.
Where <N> is an integer from 1- 4.
If a destination is not specified, waveform memory 1 is used.
Example
This example restores the waveform in FILE1.WFM to waveform memory
1.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:LOAD ""FILE1.WFM"",WMEM1"
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:DISK:MDIRectory
Command
:DISK:MDIRectory "<directory>"
The :DISK:MDIRectory command creates a directory in the present
working directory which has been set by the :DISK:CDIRectory command.
If the present working directory has not been set by the :DISK:CDIRectory
command, you must specify the full path in the <directory> parameter as
shown in Example 1 below.
An error is displayed if the requested subdirectory does not exist.
<directory>
A quoted ASCII string which can include subdirectories. You must separate
the directory name and any subdirectories with a backslash (\).
Example 1
This example creates the directory CPROGRAMS in the C:\Document and
Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data directory.
myScope.WriteString _
":DISK:MDIRECTORY ""C:\Document and Settings\All Users\
Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data\CPROGRAMS"""
Example 2
This example creates the directory CPROGRAMS in the present working
directory set by the :DISK:CDIRectory command.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:MDIRECTORY ""CPROGRAMS"""
You can check your path with the :DISK:DIRectory? query.
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:DISK:PWD?
Query
:DISK:PWD?
The :DISK:PWD? query returns the name of the present working directory
(including the full path). If the default path (C:\Document and Settings\All
Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data) has not been changed by the
:DISK:CDIRectory command, the :DISK:PWD? query will return an empty
string.
Returned Format
Example
:DISK:PWD? <present_working_directory><NL>
This example places the present working directory in the string variable
strWdir, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strWdir As String
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:PWD?"
str Wdir = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strWdir
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:DISK:SAVE:COMPosite
Command
:DISK:SAVE:COMPosite "<file_name>"
The :DISK:SAVE:COMPosite command lets you save oscilloscope composite
files to Infiniium's hard disk or to a network drive. Composite files
contain setups and waveform data.
The file will have an .osc extension.
<file_name>
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used.
The filename assumes the present working directory if a path does not
precede the file name.
Example
This example saves the oscilloscope's setup and waveform data to a
composite file named "C:\Scope\Setup\Comp001.osc".
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:COMPosite ""C:\Scope\Setup\Comp001"""
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:DISK:SAVE:IMAGe
Command
:DISK:SAVE:IMAGe "<file_name>" [,<format>
[,{SCReen | GRATicule}
[,{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}
[,{NORMal | INVert}
[,{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}]]]]]
The DISK:SAVE:IMAGe command saves a screen image. The default path is
C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<format>
The image format can be: BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG, or JPEG. The extension is
supplied by the oscilloscope depending on the selected file format.
If you do not include the format in the command, the file is saved in the
format shown in the Save Screen dialog box.
<file_name>
(First) ON | OFF
(Second) ON |
OFF
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used.
ON means that compression is on for the bitmap format (BMP). OFF
means compression is off.
The second ON/OFF selection indicates to save the setup information in
the image or not.
<format>
{BMP | GIF | TIF | JPEG | PNG}
Examples
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:IMAGE ""FILE1"",BMP,SCR,ON,INVERT"
or:
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:IMAGE ""FILE1"",TIF,GRAT,ON"
or:
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:IMAGE ""FILE1"""
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:DISK:SAVE:JITTer
Command
:DISK:SAVE:JITTer "<file_name>"
The DISK:SAVE:JITTer command saves the jitter measurements shown in
the RJDJ tab at the bottom of the oscilloscope screen along with the RJDJ
histograms in a comma separated variables (CSV) file format. The csv
extension is supplied by the oscilloscope. The default path is C:\Document
and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<file_name>
Example
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:JITTER ""FILE1"""
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:DISK:SAVE:LISTing
Command
:DISK:SAVE:LISTing [<source>,] "<file_name>"[, <format>]
The DISK:SAVE:LISTing command saves the contents of the bus listing
window to a file in either a .csv or .txt format. The default path is C:\
Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<source>
<N>
<file_name>
<format>
Example
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{SERial<N>} — The default serial bus is the one currently displayed in
the listing window.
An integer 1 - 4.
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used.
{CSV | TXT}
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:LISTing SERial3, ""FILE1"", CSV"
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:DISK:SAVE:MEASurements
Command
:DISK:SAVE:MEASurements "<file_name>"
The DISK:SAVE:MEASurements command saves the measurements shown
in the measurements tab at the bottom of the oscilloscope screen in a
comma separated variables (CSV) file format. The csv extension is
supplied by the oscilloscope. The default path is C:\Document and
Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<file_name>
Example
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:MEASURMENTS ""FILE1"""
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:DISK:SAVE:PRECprobe
Command
:DISK:SAVE:PRECprobe "<file_name>.csv", {CHAN1 | CHAN2 | CHAN3 | CHAN4}
The DISK:SAVE:PRECprobe command saves PrecisionProbe/Cable data in a
comma separated variables (CSV) file format. The default path is C:\
Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
<file_name>
Example
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A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:PRECprobe ""PPch1data.csv""", CHAN1
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:DISK:SAVE:SETup
Command
:DISK:SAVE:SETup "<file_name>"
The :DISK:SAVE:SETup command saves the current oscilloscope setup to a
disk. The file will have a .set extension.
<file_name>
Example
A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used. The filename assumes the present working
directory if a path does not precede the file name. The default path is C:\
SCOPE\SETUP.
This example saves the channel 1 waveform to SETUP1 on the disk.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:SETUP ""SEUP1"""
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:DISK:SAVE:WAVeform
Command
:DISK:SAVE:WAVeform <source>,"<file_name>" [,<format>[,<header>]]
The :DISK:SAVE:WAVeform command saves a waveform to a disk. If the
source is ALL, all of the currently displayed waveforms are saved to the
file. If you use a file extension as shown below in the <format> variable,
then the type of file saved defaults to the extension type. If no format is
specified and no extension is used, the file is saved in the INTernal
format.
See the ":WAVeform:VIEW" on page 1130 command to determine how much data is saved.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | CLOCk | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P> |
FUNCtion<F> | HISTogram | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized |
WMEMory<N> | PODALL | POD1 | POD2}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
If you have an MSO model oscilloscope, you can save digital channel
waveform data by using the sources PODALL (all digital channels), POD1
(D0- D7), or POD2 (D8- D15).
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<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<F>
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<format>
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A quoted ASCII string with a maximum of 254 characters including the
entire path name, if used. The filename assumes the present working
directory if a path does not precede the file name. The default path is C:\
Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data.
{BIN | CSV | INTernal | TSV | TXT | H5 | H5INt}
The following file name extensions are used for the different formats:
• BIN = file_name.bin
• CSV (comma separated values) = file_name.csv
• INTernal = file_name.wfm
• TSV (tab separated values) = file_name.tsv
• TXT = file_name.txt
• H5, H5INt (HDF5) = file_name.h5
In the H5 format, data is saved as floats. In the H5INt format, data is
saved as integers.
<header>
Example
{{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
This example saves the channel 1 waveform to FILE1 on the disk in the
CSV format with header on.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SAVE:WAVeform CHANnel1,""FILE1"",CSV,ON"
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:DISK:SEGMented
Command
:DISK:SEGMented {ALL | CURRent}
The :DISK:SEGMented command sets whether all segments or just the
current segment are saved to a file when the :DISK:SAVE:WAVeform
command is issued and the source is a channel but not a waveform
memory or function. Before segments can be saved, the :ACQuire:MODE
must be set to the SEGMented mode and segments must be acquired.
Example
This example sets the disk segmented memory store method to CURRent.
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SEGMENTED CURRENT"
Query
:DISK:SEGMented?
The :DISK:SEGMented? query returns disk segmented memory store
method value.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISK:SEGMented] {ALL | CURRent}<NL>
This example places the disk store method in the string variable
strMethod, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strMethod As String
myScope.WriteString ":DISK:SEGMENTED?"
strMethod = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMethod
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:DISPlay:CGRade 296
:DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels? 297
:DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme 299
:DISPlay:COLumn 301
:DISPlay:CONNect 302
:DISPlay:DATA? 303
:DISPlay:GRATicule 304
:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity 305
:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer 306
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat 307
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE 308
:DISPlay:LABel 309
:DISPlay:LINE 310
:DISPlay:PERSistence 311
:DISPlay:ROW 312
:DISPlay:SCOLor 313
:DISPlay:STATus:COL 315
:DISPlay:STATus:ROW 316
:DISPlay:STRing 317
:DISPlay:TAB 318
:DISPlay:TEXT 319
The DISPlay subsystem controls the display of data, text, and graticules,
and the use of color.
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:DISPlay:CGRade
Command
:DISPlay:CGRade {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :DISPlay:CGRade command sets the color grade persistence on or off.
When in the color grade persistence mode, all waveforms are mapped into
a database and shown with different colors representing varying number
of hits in a pixel. "Connected dots" display mode (:DISPlay:CONNect) is
disabled when the color grade persistence is on.
The oscilloscope has three features that use a specific database. This
database uses a different memory area than the waveform record for each
channel. The three features that use the database are:
• Histograms.
• Mask testing.
• Color grade persistence.
When any one of these three features is turned on, the oscilloscope starts
building the database. The database is the size of the graticule area and
varies in size. Behind each pixel is a 53- bit counter. Each counter is
incremented each time a pixel is hit by data from a channel or function.
The maximum count (saturation) for each counter is 9,007,199,254,740,991.
You can check for counter saturation by using the DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels?
query.
The color grade persistence uses colors to represent the number of hits on
various areas of the display. The default color- grade state is off.
Example
This example sets the color grade persistence on.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:CGRade ON"
Query
:DISPlay:CGRade?
The DISPlay:CGRade query returns the current color- grade state.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:CGRade] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example returns the current color grade state.
Dim strCgrade As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:CGRade?"
strCgrade = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strCgrade
See Also
• ":DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels?" on page 297
• ":DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme" on page 299
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:DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels?
Query
:DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels?
The :DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels? query returns the range of hits represented
by each color. Fourteen values are returned, representing the minimum
and maximum count for each of seven colors. In the CLASsic color grade
scheme, the values are returned in the following order:
• Green minimum value
• Green maximum value
• Blue minimum value
• Blue maximum value
• Pink minimum value
• Pink maximum value
• Red minimum value
• Red maximum value
• Orange minimum value
• Orange maximum value
• Yellow minimum value
• Yellow maximum value
• White minimum value
• White maximum value
Returned Format
<color format>
Example
[DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels] <color format><NL>
<intensity color min/max> is an integer value from 0 to
9,007,199,254,740,991
This example gets the range of hits represented by each color and prints it
on the computer screen:
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:CGRADE:LEVELS?"
strCgrade = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strCgrade
In the CLASsic color
maximum, then blue,
string where commas
number in the string
grade scheme, colors start at green minimum,
pink, red, orange, yellow, white. The format is a
separate minimum and maximum values. The largest
can be 9,007,199,254,740,991
An example of a possible returned string is as follows:
1,414,415,829,830,1658,1659,3316,3317,6633,6634,13267,13268,26535
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• ":DISPlay:CGRade" on page 296
• ":DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme" on page 299
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:DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme
Command
:DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme {CLASsic | TEMP}
The :DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme command sets the color grade scheme to
CLASsic or TEMP.
Color grade persistence is displayed in seven different colors which
represent the range of the counters in the database. In the CLASsic color
grade scheme, the counters with the largest counts are displayed using a
white pixel while the counters with the smallest counts are displayed
using green pixels.
The following table shows the counter ranges for each color for both the
CLASsic and TEMP color grade schemes.
Color Grade Scheme
Classic
Example
Range
Temperature
This example sets the color grade scheme to "classic".
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme CLASsic"
Query
:DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme?
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The :DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme? query returns the specified color scheme.
Returned Format
Example
[DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme] {CLASsic | TEMP}<NL>
This example gets the specified color scheme and prints it on the
computer screen:
Dim strCgradeScheme As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:CGRade:SCHeme?"
strCgradeScheme = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strCgradeScheme
See Also
• ":DISPlay:CGRade" on page 296
• ":DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels?" on page 297
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:DISPlay:COLumn
Command
:DISPlay:COLumn <column_number>
The :DISPlay:COLumn command specifies the starting column for
subsequent :DISPlay:STRing and :DISPlay:LINE commands.
<column
_number>
An integer representing the starting column for subsequent
:DISPlay:STRing and :DISPlay:LINE commands. The range of values is 0 to
90.
Example
This example sets the starting column for subsequent :DISPlay:STRing and
:DISPlay:LINE commands to column 10.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:COLUMN 10"
Query
:DISPlay:COLumn?
The :DISPlay:COLumn? query returns the column where the next
:DISPlay:LINE or :DISPlay:STRing starts.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:COLumn] <value><NL>
This example returns the current column setting to the string variable,
strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:COLUMN?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:CONNect
Command
:DISPlay:CONNect {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
When enabled, :DISPlay:CONNect draws a line between consecutive
waveform data points. This is also known as linear interpolation.
:DISPlay:CONNect is forced to OFF when color grade (:DISPlay:CGRade)
persistence is on.
Example
This example turns on the connect- the- dots feature.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:CONNECT ON"
Query
:DISPlay:CONNect?
The :DISPlay:CONNect? query returns the status of the connect- the- dots
feature.
Returned Format
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:DISPlay:DATA?
Query
:DISPlay:DATA? [<type>[,<screen_mode>[,<compression> [,<inversion>]]]]
The :DISPlay:DATA? query returns information about the captured data. If
no options to the query are specified, the default selections are BMP file
type, SCReen mode, compression turned ON, and inversion set to NORMal.
<type>
The bitmap type: BMP | JPG | GIF | TIF | PNG.
<screen_mode>
The display setting: SCReen | GRATicule. Selecting GRATicule displays a
10- by- 8 (unit) display graticule on the screen. See also
:DISPlay:GRATicule.
<compression>
The file compression feature: ON | OFF.
<inversion>
Returned Format
<binary_block
_data>
The inversion of the displayed file: NORMal | INVert.
[:DISPlay:DATA] <binary_block_data><NL>
Data in the IEEE 488.2 definite block format.
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:DISPlay:GRATicule
Commands
:DISPlay:GRATicule {GRID | FRAMe}
The :DISPlay:GRATicule command selects the type of graticule that is
displayed. Infiniium oscilloscopes have a 10- by- 8 (unit) display graticule
grid GRID), a grid line is place on each vertical and horizontal division.
When it is off (FRAMe), a frame with tic marks surrounds the graticule
edges.
Example
This example sets up the oscilloscope's display background with a frame
that is separated into major and minor divisions.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule FRAMe"
Queries
:DISPlay:GRATicule?
The :DISPlay:GRATicule? query returns the type of graticule currently
displayed.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:GRATicule] {GRID | FRAMe}<NL>
This example places the current display graticule setting in the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity" on page 305
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer" on page 306
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat" on page 307
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE" on page 308
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:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity
Commands
:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity <intensity_value>
You can dim the grid's intensity or turn the grid off to better view
waveforms that might be obscured by the graticule lines using the
:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity command. Otherwise, you can use the grid to
estimate waveform measurements such as amplitude and period.
When printing, the grid intensity control does not affect the hard copy. To
remove the grid from a printed hard copy, you must turn off the grid
before printing.
<intensity
_value>
Example
A integer from 0 to 100, indicating the percentage of grid intensity.
This example sets the graticule intensity to 50%.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity 50"
Queries
:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity?
The :DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity? query returns the intensity.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity] <value><NL>
This example places the current graticule intensity setting in the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule" on page 304
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer" on page 306
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat" on page 307
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE" on page 308
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:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer
Commands
:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer {1 | 2 | 4 | 8 | 16}
You can divide the waveform viewing area from one area into two, four,
eight, or sixteen separate viewing areas using the
:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer command. This lets you separate waveforms
without having to adjust the vertical position controls.
Example
This example sets up two viewing areas.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer 2"
Queries
:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer?
The :DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer? query returns the the number of viewing
areas.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer {1 | 2 | 4 | 8 | 16}<NL>
This example places the current number of viewing areas in the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule" on page 304
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity" on page 305
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat" on page 307
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE" on page 308
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:DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat
Commands
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat <DispGratChan>,<number>
The :DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat command assigns the corresponding
waveform to a specific grid on the display.
<DispGratChan>
Can be:
• CHN<N>
• DIFF1, DIFF3
• COMM2, COMM4
• MEM<N> where N is between 1 and 4
• FN<N> where N is between 1 and 16 (function)
• HIST
• D<M> where M is between 0 and 15 (on MSO models with 16 digital
channels)
• BUS<Y> where Y is between 1 and 4 (on MSO models)
<number>
Example
1- 16, the number of the grid you want to assign the waveform to.
This example assigns the histogram to grid 2.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat HIST,2"
See Also
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule" on page 304
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity" on page 305
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer" on page 306
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE" on page 308
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:DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE
Commands
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE {STANdard | EXTended | MAXimized | MINimized}
The :DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE command sets the graticule size.
The opposite effect of this command is to size the Measurements tab. This
is, to get the biggest Measurements tab area, you minimize the graticule
size.
Example
This example sets the extended graticule size.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE EXTended"
Queries
:DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE?
The :DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE? query returns the graticule size.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE]
{STANdard | EXTended | MAXimized | MINimized}<NL>
This example places the current graticule size setting in the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SIZE?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule" on page 304
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:INTensity" on page 305
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:NUMBer" on page 306
• ":DISPlay:GRATicule:SETGrat" on page 307
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:DISPlay:LABel
Command
:DISPlay:LABel {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :DISPlay:LABel command turns on or off the display of analog channel
labels. Label names can be up to 6 characters long. The label name is
assigned by using the CHANnel<n>:LABel command:
Example
This example turns on the display of all labels.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:LABEL ON"
Query
:DISPlay:LABel?
The :DISPlay:LABel? query returns the current state of the labels.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:LABel] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current label state into the string variable,
strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:LABEL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:LINE
Command
:DISPlay:LINE "<string_argument>"
The :DISPlay:LINE command writes a quoted string to the screen, starting
at the location specified by the :DISPlay:ROW and :DISPlay:COLumn
commands.
<string
_argument>
Example
Any series of ASCII characters enclosed in quotation marks.
This example writes the message "Infiniium Test" to the screen, starting at
the current row and column location.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:LINE ""Infiniium Test"""
When using the C programming language, quotation marks within a string
are escaped using the backslash (\) character as shown in the next
example. This example writes the message "Infiniium Test" to the screen.
printf("\"Infiniium Test\"");
You may write text up to column 94. If the characters in the string do not
fill the line, the rest of the line is blanked. If the string is longer than the
space available on the current line, the excess characters are discarded.
In any case, the ROW is incremented and the COLumn remains the same.
The next :DISPlay:LINE command will write on the next line of the
display. After writing the last line in the display area, the ROW is reset to
0.
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:DISPlay:PERSistence
Command
:DISPlay:PERSistence {MINimum | INFinite | <time>}
<time> ::= seconds in in NR3 format from 100E-3 to 200E0
The :DISPlay:PERSistence command sets the display persistence. The
parameter for this command can be:
• MINimum — indicates zero persistence.
• INFinite — indicates infinite persistence.
• <time> — for variable persistence, that is, you can specify how long
acquisitions remain on the screen.
Example
This example sets the persistence to infinite.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:PERSistence INFinite"
Query
:DISPlay:PERSistence?
The :DISPlay:PERSistence? query returns the current persistence value.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:PERSistence] {MINimum | INFinite | <time>}<NL>
This example places the current persistence setting in the string variable,
strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:PERSistence?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:ROW
Command
:DISPlay:ROW <row_number>
The :DISPlay:ROW command specifies the starting row on the screen for
subsequent :DISPlay:STRing and :DISPlay:LINE commands. The row
number remains constant until another :DISPlay:ROW command is
received, or the row is incremented by the :DISPlay:LINE command.
<row_number>
Example
An integer representing the starting row for subsequent :DISPlay:STRing
and :DISPlay:LINE commands. The range of values is 9 to 23.
This example sets the starting row for subsequent :DISPlay:STRing and
:DISPlay:LINE commands to 10.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:ROW 10"
Query
:DISPlay:ROW?
The :DISPlay:ROW? query returns the current value of the row.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:ROW] <row_number><NL>
This example places the current value for row in the string variable,
strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:ROW?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:SCOLor
Command
:DISPlay:SCOLor <color_name>, <hue>, <saturation>, <luminosity>
The :DISPlay:SCOLor command sets the color of the specified display
element. The display elements are described in Table 18.
<color_name>
{CGLevel1 | CGLevel2 | CGLevel3 | CGLevel4 | CGLevel5 | CGLevel6
| CGLevel7 | CHANnel1 | CHANnel2 | CHANnel3 | CHANnel4 | DBACkgrnd
| GRID | MARKers | MEASurements | MICons | MTPolygons | STEXt
| WBACkgrnd | TINPuts | WOVerlap | TSCale | WMEMories | WINText
| WINBackgrnd}
Table 18 Color Names
Color Name
Definition
CGLevel1
Color Grade Level 1 waveform display element.
CGLevel2
Color Grade Level 2 waveform display element.
CGLevel3
Color Grade Level 3 waveform display element.
CGLevel4
Color Grade Level 4 waveform display element.
CGLevel5
Color Grade Level 5 waveform display element.
CGLevel6
Color Grade Level 6 waveform display element.
CGLevel7
Color Grade Level 7 waveform display element.
CHANnel1
Channel 1 waveform display element.
CHANnel2
Channel 2 waveform display element.
CHANnel3
Channel 3 waveform display element.
CHANnel4
Channel 4 waveform display element.
DBACkgrnd
Display element for the border around the outside of the waveform
viewing area.
GRID
Display element for the grid inside the waveform viewing area.
MARKers
Display element for the markers.
MEASurements
Display element for the measurements text.
MICons
Display element for measurement icons to the left of the waveform
viewing area.
STEXt
Display element for status messages displayed in the upper left corner of
the display underneath the menu bar. Changing this changes the
memory bar's color.
WBACkgrnd
Display element for the waveform viewing area's background.
TINPuts
Display element for line and aux trig colors.
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<hue>
Color Name
Definition
WOVerlap
Display element for waveforms when they overlap each other.
TSCale
Display element for horizontal scale and offset control text.
WMEMories
Display element for waveform memories.
WINText
Display element used in dialog box controls and pull-down menus.
WINBackgrnd
Display element for the background color used in dialog boxes and
buttons.
An integer from 0 to 100. The hue control sets the color of the chosen
display element. As hue is increased from 0%, the color changes from red,
to yellow, to green, to blue, to purple, then back to red again at 100% hue.
For color examples, see the sample color settings table in the Infiniium
Oscilloscope online help file. Pure red is 100%, pure blue is 67%, and pure
green is 33%.
<saturation>
An integer from 0 to 100. The saturation control sets the color purity of
the chosen display element. The saturation of a color is the purity of a
color, or the absence of white. A 100% saturated color has no white
component. A 0% saturated color is pure white.
<luminosity>
An integer from 0 to 100. The luminosity control sets the color brightness
of the chosen display element. A 100% luminosity is the maximum color
brightness. A 0% luminosity is pure black.
Example
This example sets the hue to 50, the saturation to 70, and the luminosity
to 90 for the markers.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:SCOLOR MARKERS,50,70,90"
Query
:DISPlay:SCOLor? <color_name>
The :DISPlay:SCOLor? query returns the hue, saturation, and luminosity
for the specified color.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:SCOLor] <color_name>, <hue>, <saturation>, <luminosity><NL>
This example places the current settings for the graticule color in the
string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:SCOLOR? GRATICULE"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:STATus:COL
Command
:DISPlay:STATus:COL <column>
The :DISPlay:STATus:COL command is used to position the real time eye
and InfiniiScan Zone Trigger status labels.
This and the :DISPlay:STATus:ROW commands specify the upper left
corner of the box relative to the screen.
<column>
A value of 0 to 1 may be given for the column where 0 is the far left and
1 the far right.
Example
For example, a column of 0.5 will place the upper left of the status label
at the center screen.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:STATus:COL 0.5"
Query
:DISPlay:STATus:COL?
The :DISPlay:STATus:COL? query returns the current value of the status
label column location.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:STATus:COL] <column><NL>
This example places the current value for the status label column location
in the string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:STATus:COL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:STATus:ROW
Command
:DISPlay:STATus:ROW <row>
The :DISPlay:STATus:ROW command is used to position the real time eye
and InfiniiScan Zone Trigger status labels.
This and the :DISPlay:STATus:COL commands specify the upper left corner
of the box relative to the screen.
<row>
Example
A value of 0 to 1 may be given for the row where 0 is the far top and 1
the far bottom.
For example, a row and column of 0.5 will place the upper left of the
status label at the center screen.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:STATus:ROW 0.5"
Query
:DISPlay:STATus:ROW?
The :DISPlay:STATus:ROW? query returns the current value of the status
label row location.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:STATus:ROW] <row><NL>
This example places the current value for the status label row location in
the string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:STATus:ROW?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:DISPlay:STRing
Command
:DISPlay:STRing "<string_argument>"
The :DISPlay:STRing command writes text to the oscilloscope screen. The
text is written starting at the current row and column settings. If the
column limit is reached, the excess text is discarded. The :DISPlay:STRing
command does not increment the row value, but :DISPlay:LINE does.
<string
_argument>
Example
Any series of ASCII characters enclosed in quotation marks.
This example writes the message "Example 1" to the oscilloscope's display
starting at the current row and column settings.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:STRING ""Example 1"""
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:DISPlay:TAB
Command
:DISPlay:TAB <tab>
The :DISPlay:TAB command displays the corresponding tab indicated by
the <tab> parameter.
<tab>
Example
MEASurement | MARKer | LIMittest | JITTer | NOISe | HISTogram |
MASKtest | EYE | COLorgrade | NAVigation | STATus | SCALe
This example sets the Status tab as the displayed one.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:TAB STATus"
Query
:DISPlay:TAB?
The :DISPlay:TAB? query returns the tab that is currently displayed.
Returned Format
Example
[:DISPlay:TAB] {MEAS | MARK | LIM | JITT | NOIS | HIST | MASK | EYE
| COL | NAV | STAT | SCAL}<NL>
This example places the currently displayed tab into the string variable,
strTab, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strTab As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPlay:TAB?"
strTab = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTab
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:DISPlay:TEXT
Command
:DISPlay:TEXT BLANk
The :DISPlay:TEXT command blanks the user text area of the screen.
Example
This example blanks the user text area of the oscilloscope's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":DISPLAY:TEXT BLANK"
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:FUNCtion<F>? 324
:FUNCtion<F>:ABSolute 325
:FUNCtion<F>:ADD 326
:FUNCtion<F>:ADEMod 327
:FUNCtion<F>:AVERage 328
:FUNCtion<F>:COMMonmode 329
:FUNCtion<F>:DELay 330
:FUNCtion<F>:DIFF 331
:FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay 332
:FUNCtion<F>:DIVide 333
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency 334
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence 335
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:RESolution? 336
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay 337
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow 338
:FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude 340
:FUNCtion<F>:FFTPhase 341
:FUNCtion<F>:HIGHpass 343
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal 344
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition 345
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe 346
:FUNCtion<F>:INTegrate 347
:FUNCtion<F>:INVert 348
:FUNCtion<F>:LOWPass 349
:FUNCtion<F>:MAGNify 350
:FUNCtion<F>:MAXimum 351
:FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram 352
:FUNCtion<F>:MINimum 353
:FUNCtion<F>:MTRend 354
:FUNCtion<F>:MULTiply 355
:FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet 356
:FUNCtion<F>:RANGe 357
:FUNCtion<F>:SMOoth 358
:FUNCtion<F>:SQRT 359
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:FUNCtion<F>:SQUare 360
:FUNCtion<F>:SUBTract 361
:FUNCtion<F>:VERSus 362
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical 363
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFSet 364
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe 365
The FUNCtion subsystem defines functions 1- 16. The operands of these
functions can be:
• Any of the installed channels in the oscilloscope (see page 322)
• Differential channels or common mode channels (see page 323)
• Waveform memories (see page 323)
• Functions (see page 323)
• A constant (see page 323)
• Jitter measurement trend or jitter spectrum (see page 323)
You can control the vertical scaling and offset functions remotely using the
RANGe and OFFSet commands in this subsystem. You can obtain the
horizontal scaling and position values of the functions using the
:HORizontal:RANge? and :HORizontal:POSition? queries in this subsystem.
If a channel is not on but is used as an operand, that channel will acquire
waveform data.
If the operand waveforms have different memory depths, the function uses
the shorter of the two.
If the two operands have the same time scales, the resulting function has
the same time scale. If the operands have different time scales, the
resulting function has no valid time scale. This is because operations are
performed based on the displayed waveform data position, and the time
relationship of the data records cannot be considered. When the time scale
is not valid, delta time pulse parameter measurements have no meaning,
and the unknown result indicator is displayed on the screen.
Constant operands take on the same time scale as the associated
waveform operand.
Channel
Operands
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Differential and
Common Mode
Channel
Operands
DIFF<P>, where P is an integer, 1- 2.
COMMonmode<P>, where P is an integer, 3- 4.
The COMMonmode and DIFF sources are just aliases that can be used in
place of the channel names to apply to differential or common mode
signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer to a
differential channel and you are not in differential mode. DIFF1 refers to
the differential signal between channels 1 and 3 (and COMMonmode3
refers to the common mode channel between these same channels). DIFF2
refers to the differential signal between channels 2 and 4 (and
COMMonmode4 refers to the common mode channel between these same
channels).
Waveform
Memory
Operands
WMEMory<N>, where N is an integer, 1- 4.
Function
Operands
FUNCtion<F>, where F is an integer, 1- 16.
Constant
Operands
Jitter
Measurement
Trend and Jitter
Spectrum
Operands
Another function can be a function's source as long as the other function
doesn't use the function being defined. In other words, circular
expressions are not allowed.
Constant operands can be a real number from - 1E6 to 1E12.
The jitter measurement trend, MTRend, and jitter spectrum, MSPectrum,
operands are only available if the oscilloscope has the EZJIT option
installed and the feature is enabled.
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:FUNCtion<F>?
Query
:FUNCtion<F>?
The :FUNCtion<F>? query returns the currently defined source(s) for the
function.
Returned Format
<F>
[:FUNCtion<F>:<operator>] {<operand>[,<operand>]}<NL>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
<operator>
Active math operation for the selected function. For example, ADD,
AVERage, COMMonmode, DIFF, DIVide, FFTMagnitude, FFTPhase,
HIGHpass, INTegrate, INVert, LOWPass, MAGNify, MAXimum, MINimum,
MULTiply, SMOoth, SUBTract, or VERSus.
<operand>
Any allowable source for the selected FUNCtion, including channels,
differential channels, common mode channels. waveform memories 1- 4,
functions 1- 4, a constant, jitter measurement trend, and jitter spectrum. If
the function is applied to a constant, the source returns the constant.
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example returns the currently defined source for function 1.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1?"
If the headers are off (see :SYSTem:HEADer), the query returns only the
operands, not the operator.
myScope.WriteString ":SYST:HEAD ON"
myScope.WriteString ":FUNC1:ADD CHAN1,CHAN2"
myScope.WriteString ":FUNC1?"
strSettings = myScope.ReadString
' Returns ":FUNC1:ADD CHAN1,CHAN2".
myScope.WriteString ":SYST:HEAD OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":FUNC1?"
strSettings = myScope.ReadString
' Returns "CHAN1,CHAN2".
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:FUNCtion<F>:ABSolute
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:ABSolute <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:ABSolute command takes the absolute value an operand.
<operand>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIFF<P> |
COMMonmode<P> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example turns on the absolute value command using channel 3.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:ABSOLUTE CHANNEL3"
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:FUNCtion<F>:ADD
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:ADD <operand>,<operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:ADD command defines a function that takes the
algebraic sum of the two operands.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 1 to add channel 1 to channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:ADD CHANNEL1,CHANNEL2"
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:FUNCtion<F>:ADEMod
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:ADEMod <source>
The :FUNCtion<F>:ADEMod command sets the math function to show the
amplitude envelope for an amplitude modulated (AM) input signal.
This function uses a Hilbert transform to get the real (in- phase, I) and
imaginary (quadrature, Q) parts of the input signal and then performs a
square root of the sum of the real and imaginary parts to get the
demodulated amplitude envelope waveform.
<F>
<source>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 1 to perform the amplitude demodulation
function on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:ADEMod CHANnel1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:AVERage
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:AVERage <operand>[,<averages>]
The :FUNCtion<F>:AVERage command defines a function that averages the
operand based on the number of specified averages.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<averages>
Example
An integer, 2 to 65534 specifying the number of waveforms to be averaged
This example sets up function 1 to average channel 1 using 16 averages.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:AVERAGE CHANNEL1,16"
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:FUNCtion<F>:COMMonmode
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:COMMonmode <operand>,<operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:COMMonmode command defines a function that adds
the voltage values of the two operands and divides by 2, point by point.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 1 to view the common mode voltage value
of channel 1 and channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:COMMONMODE CHANNEL1,CHANNEL2"
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:FUNCtion<F>:DELay
(Delay)
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:DELay <operand>,<delay_time>
The :FUNCtion<F>:DELay command adds the provided time to the X origin
of the source waveform, effectively shifting the function waveform in time.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<delay_time>
Example
Time, in seconds, set for the delay.
This example sets function 2 to be the waveform from channel1, delayed
by 100 ps.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion2:DELay CHANnel1,100E-12"
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:FUNCtion<F>:DIFF
(Differentiate)
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:DIFF <operand>[,<low_pass_phase_align>]
The :FUNCtion<F>:DIFF command defines a function that computes the
discrete derivative of the operand.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<low_pass_phas
e_align>
Example
{{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}
This parameter turns on or off the low pass and phase align filter.
This example sets up function 2 to take the discrete derivative of the
waveform on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:DIFF CHANNEL2"
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:FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay command either displays the selected function
or removes it from the display.
<F>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
This example turns function 1 on.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:DISPLAY ON"
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay?
The :FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay? query returns the displayed status of the
specified function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:DISPlay] {1|0}<NL>
This example places the current state of function 1 in the variable,
strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:DISPLAY?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:FUNCtion<F>:DIVide
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:DIVide <operand>,<operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:DIVide command defines a function that divides the
first operand by the second operand.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 2 to divide the waveform on channel 1 by
the waveform in waveform memory 4.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:DIVIDE CHANNEL1,WMEMORY4"
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency <center_frequency_value>
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency command sets the center frequency for
the FFT when :FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude is defined for the selected
function.
<F>
<center
_frequency
_value>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the value in Hertz, from - 1E12 to 1E12.
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency?
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:FREQuency? query returns the center frequency
value.
Returned Format
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence {DISPlay | TRIGger}
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence command sets the reference point for
calculating the FFT phase function.
<F>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
This example sets the reference point to DISPlay.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:FFT:REFERENCE DISPLAY"
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence?
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence? query returns the currently selected
reference point for the FFT phase function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:REFerence] {DISPlay | TRIGger}<NL>
This example places the current state of the function 1 FFT reference
point in the string variable, strREF, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strREF As String
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:FFT:REFERENCE?"
strREF = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strREF
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:RESolution?
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:RESolution?
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:RESolution? query returns the current resolution of
the FFT function.
Returned Format
<F>
<resolution
_value>
[FUNCtion<F>:FFT:RESolution] <resolution_value><NL>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
Resolution frequency.
The FFT resolution is determined by the sample rate and memory depth
settings. The FFT resolution is calculated using the following equation:
Sample Rate
FFT Resolution = Effective Memory Depth
The effective memory depth is the highest power of 2 less than or equal to
the number of sample points across the display. The memory bar in the
status area at the top of the display indicates how much of the actual
memory depth is across the display.
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay <time_delay>
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay command sets the time delay for the FFT
phase function.
<time_delay>
Example
Time, in seconds, set for the time delay.
This example sets the time delay to one millisecond.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:FFT:TDELay 1E-3"
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay?
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay? query returns the time delay for the FFT
phase function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay] <time_delay><NL>
This example places the FFT phase function's time delay value in the
variable, varFftPhaseTimeDelay, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim varFftPhaseTimeDelay As Variant
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:FFT:TDELay?""
varFftPhaseTimeDelay = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varFftPhaseTimeDelay, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:FFTPhase" on page 341
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow {RECTangular | HANNing | FLATtop
| BHARris | HAMMing}
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow command sets the window type for the
FFT function.
The FFT function assumes that the time record repeats. Unless there is an
integral number of cycles of the sampled waveform in the record, a
discontinuity is created at the beginning of the record. This introduces
additional frequency components into the spectrum about the actual peaks,
which is referred to as spectral leakage. To minimize spectral leakage,
windows that approach zero smoothly at the beginning and end of the
record are employed as filters to the FFTs. Each window is useful for
certain classes of input waveforms.
• RECTangular — is essentially no window, and all points are multiplied
by 1. This window is useful for transient waveforms and waveforms
where there are an integral number of cycles in the time record.
• HANNing — is useful for frequency resolution and general purpose use.
It is good for resolving two frequencies that are close together, or for
making frequency measurements.
• FLATtop — is best for making accurate amplitude measurements of
frequency peaks.
• BHARris — (Blackman- Harris) is best used when you want to looks at
signals with a strong interference component that is fairly distant from
the frequency you want to see. It can be used as a general purpose
window as its main lobe is not too wide (decent frequency
discrimination) and the side lobes drop off by 90 dB.
• HAMMing —is a "raised cosine" function like the HANNing window but
with different coefficients. It has slightly better frequency resolution
than the HANNing window.
<F>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function. This command
presently selects all functions, regardless of which integer (1- 16) is passed.
This example sets the window type for the FFT function to RECTangular.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:FFT:WINDow RECTangular"
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow?
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow? query returns the current selected
window for the FFT function.
Returned Format
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This example places the current state of the function 1 FFT window in the
string variable, strWND, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strWND As String
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:FFT:WINDow?""
strWND = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strWND
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude command computes the Fast Fourier
Transform (FFT) of the specified channel, function, or memory. The FFT
takes the digitized time record and transforms it to magnitude and phase
components as a function of frequency.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 1 to compute the FFT of waveform memory
3.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:FFTMAGNITUDE WMEMORY3"
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:FUNCtion<F>:FFTPhase
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:FFTPhase <source>
The :FUNCtion<F>:FFTPhase command computes the Fast Fourier
Transform (FFT) of the specified channel, function, or waveform memory.
The FFT takes the digitized time record and transforms it into magnitude
and phase components as a function of frequency.
<F>
<source>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 1 to compute the FFT of waveform memory
3.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:FFTPHASE WMEMORY3"
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:FFT:TDELay" on page 337
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:FUNCtion<F>:GATing
(Gating)
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:GATing <operand>[,<gating_start>,<gating_stop>]
The :FUNCtion<F>:GATing command defines a horizontal gating function of
another waveform (similar to horizontal zoom). Measurements on
horizontal gating functions are essentially gated measurements.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<gating_start>
Time, in seconds, relative to the source waveform that specifies where the
gating window begins.
<gating_stop>
Time, in seconds, relative to the source waveform that specifies where the
gating window ends.
Example
This example sets function 4 to be a horizontal gating of the channel1
waveform beginning at - 8 ns and ending at - 5 ns.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion4:GATing CHANnel1,-8E-9,-5E-9"
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:FUNCtion<F>:HIGHpass
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:HIGHpass <source>,<bandwidth>
The :FUNCtion<F>:HIGHpass command applies a single- pole high pass
filter to the source waveform. The bandwidth that you set is the 3 dB
bandwidth of the filter.
<F>
<source>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<bandwidth>
Example
A real number in the range of 50 to 50E9.
This example sets up function 2 to compute a high pass filter with a
bandwidth of 1 MHz.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:HIGHPASS CHANNEL4,1E6"
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:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal {AUTO | MANual}
The :FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal command sets the horizontal tracking to
either AUTO or MANual.
The HORizontal command also includes the following commands and
queries, which are described on the following pages:
• POSition
• RANGe
<F>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal?
The :FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal? query returns the current horizontal scaling
mode of the specified function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal] {AUTO | MANual}<NL>
This example places the current state of the function 1 horizontal tracking
in the string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:HORIZONTAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition <position_value>
The :FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition command sets the time value at
center screen for the selected function. If the oscilloscope is not already in
manual mode when you execute this command, it puts the oscilloscope in
manual mode.
When you select :FUNCtion<F>:FFTMagnitude, the horizontal position is
equivalent to the center frequency. This also automatically selects manual
mode.
<F>
<position
_value>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the position value in time, in seconds, from - 10E15 to
10E15.
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition?
The :FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition? query returns the current time
value at center screen of the selected function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:POSition] <position><NL>
This example places the current horizontal position setting for function 2
in the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:HORIZONTAL:POSITION?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe <range_value>
The :FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe command sets the current time
range for the specified function. This automatically selects manual mode.
<F>
<range_value>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the width of screen in current X- axis units (usually
seconds), from - 100E- 15 to 100E15.
:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe?
The :FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe? query returns the current time
range setting of the specified function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:HORizontal:RANGe] <range><NL>
This example places the current horizontal range setting of function 2 in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:HORIZONTAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:FUNCtion<F>:INTegrate
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:INTegrate <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:INTegrate command defines a function that computes
the integral of the specified operand's waveform.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 1 to compute the integral of waveform
memory 3.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:INTEGRATE WMEMORY3"
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:FUNCtion<F>:INVert
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:INVert <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:INVert command defines a function that inverts the
defined operand's waveform by multiplying by - 1.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 2 to invert the waveform on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:INVERT CHANNEL1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:LOWPass
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:LOWPass <source>,<bandwidth>
The :FUNCtion<F>:LOWPass command applies a 4th order
Bessel- Thompson pass filter to the source waveform. The bandwidth that
you set is the 3 dB bandwidth of the filter.
<F>
<source>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<bandwidth>
Example
A real number in the range of 50 to 50E9.
This example sets up function 2 to compute a low pass filter with a
bandwidth of 1 MHz.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:LOWPASS CHANNEL4,1E6"
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:FUNCtion<F>:MAGNify
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:MAGNify <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:MAGNify command defines a function that is a copy of
the operand. The magnify function is a software magnify. No hardware
settings are altered as a result of using this function. It is useful for
scaling channels, another function, or memories with the RANGe and
OFFSet commands in this subsystem.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example creates a function (function 1) that is a magnified version of
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:MAGNIFY CHANNEL1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:MAXimum
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:MAXimum <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:MAXmum command defines a function that computes
the maximum of each time bucket for the defined operand's waveform.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 2 to compute the maximum of each time
bucket for channel 4.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:MAXIMUM CHANNEL4"
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:FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5}
The :FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram command adds a Meas Histogram function
that shows a histogram of measurement values. Measurement values are
captured and the histogram is updated as new acquisitions are made.
You can display statistics for the histogram in the Measurements tab using
the :MEASure:HISTogram commands and you can get histogram statistics
using the :MEASure:HISTogram queries.
<F>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
This example sets up a histogram function of the first measurement.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion2:MHIStogram MEAS1"
See Also
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:HITS" on page 555
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:M1S" on page 556
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:M2S" on page 557
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:M3S" on page 558
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:MAX" on page 559
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN" on page 560
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian" on page 561
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:MIN" on page 562
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:MODE" on page 563
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK" on page 564
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:PP" on page 565
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution" on page 566
• ":MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev" on page 567
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:FUNCtion<F>:MINimum
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:MINimum <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:MINimum command defines a function that computes
the minimum of each time bucket for the defined operand's waveform.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example sets up function 2 to compute the minimum of each time
bucket for channel 4.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:MINIMUM CHANNEL4"
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:FUNCtion<F>:MTRend
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:MTRend {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5}
The :FUNCtion<F>:MTRend command adds a Meas Trend function that
shows measurement values for a waveform (based on measurement
threshold settings) as the waveform progresses across the screen. For
every cycle, a measurement is made, and the value is displayed on the
screen for the cycle.
If a measurement cannot be made for part of a waveform, the trend
function output is a hole (that is, no value) until a measurement can be
made.
<F>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
This example sets up a trend function of the first measurement.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion2:MTRend MEAS1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:MULTiply
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:MULTiply <operand>,<operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:MULTiply command defines a function that algebraically
multiplies the first operand by the second operand.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example defines a function that multiplies channel 1 by waveform
memory 1.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:MULTIPLY CHANNEL1,WMEMORY1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet <offset_value>
The :FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet command sets the voltage represented at the
center of the screen for the selected function. This automatically changes
the mode from auto to manual.
<F>
<offset_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the vertical offset in the currently selected Y- axis units
(normally volts). The offset value is limited to being within the vertical
range that can be represented by the function data.
This example sets the offset voltage for function 1 to 2 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:OFFSET 2E-3"
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet?
The :FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet? query returns the current offset value for the
selected function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:OFFSet] <offset_value><NL>
This example places the current setting for offset on function 2 in the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:FUNCtion<F>:RANGe
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:RANGe <full_scale_range>
The :FUNCtion<F>:RANGe command defines the full- scale vertical axis of
the selected function. This automatically changes the mode from auto to
manual.
<F>
<full_scale
_range>
Example
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the full- scale vertical range, from - 100E15 to 100E15.
This example sets the full- scale range for function 1 to 400 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:RANGE 400E-3"
Query
:FUNCtion<F>:RANGe?
The :FUNCtion<F>:RANGe? query returns the current full- scale range
setting for the specified function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:RANGe] <full_scale_range><NL>
This example places the current range setting for function 2 in the
numeric variable "varValue", then prints the contents to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
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:FUNCtion<F>:SMOoth
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:SMOoth <operand>[,<points>]
The :FUNCtion<F>:SMOoth command defines a function that assigns the
smoothing operator to the operand with the number of specified
smoothing points.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
<points>
Example
An integer, odd numbers from 3 to 4001 specifying the number of
smoothing points.
This example sets up function 1 using assigning smoothing operator to
channel 1 using 5 smoothing points.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:SMOOTH CHANNEL1,5"
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:FUNCtion<F>:SQRT
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:SQRT <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:SQRT command takes the square root of the operand.
<operand>
{CHANnel<N> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<N> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example turns on the square root function using channel 3.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:SQRT CHANNEL3"
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:FUNCtion<F>:SQUare
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:SQUare <operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:SQUare command takes the square value of the
operand.
<operand>
{CHANnel<N> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<N> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example turns on the square value command using channel 3.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCtion1:SQUARE CHANNEL3"
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:FUNCtion<F>:SUBTract
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:SUBTract <operand>,<operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:SUBTract command defines a function that algebraically
subtracts the second operand from the first operand.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example defines a function that subtracts waveform memory 1 from
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:SUBTRACT CHANNEL1,WMEMORY1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:VERSus
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:VERSus <operand>,<operand>
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERSus command defines a function for an X- versus- Y
display. The first operand defines the Y axis and the second defines the X
axis. The Y- axis range and offset are initially equal to that of the first
operand, and you can adjust them with the RANGe and OFFSet commands
in this subsystem.
<F>
<operand>
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
{CHANnel<n> | DIFF<P> | COMMonmode<P> | FUNCtion<F> |
WMEMory<n> | <float_value> | MTRend | MSPectrum}
See the discussion of possible operands in the introduction to Chapter 17,
“Function Commands,” starting on page 321.
Example
This example defines function 1 as an X- versus- Y display. Channel 1 is the
X axis and waveform memory 2 is the Y axis.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:VERSUS WMEMORY2,CHANNEL1"
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:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical {AUTO | MANual}
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERTical command sets the vertical scaling mode of the
specified function to either AUTO or MANual.
This command also contains the following commands and queries:
• OFFset
• RANge
<F>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical?
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERTical? query returns the current vertical scaling
mode of the specified function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical] {AUTO | MANual}<NL>
This example places the current state of the vertical tracking of function 1
in the string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION1:VERTICAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFSet
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFSet <offset_value>
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFSet command sets the voltage represented
at center screen for the selected function. This automatically changes the
mode from auto to manual.
<F>
<offset_value>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the vertical offset in the currently selected Y- axis units
(normally volts). The offset value is limited only to being within the
vertical range that can be represented by the function data.
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFset?
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFSet? query returns the current offset value
of the selected function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:OFFset] <offset_value><NL>
This example places the current offset setting for function 2 in the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:VERTICAL:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe
Command
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe <full_scale_range>
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe command defines the full- scale vertical
axis of the selected function. This automatically changes the mode from
auto to manual, if the oscilloscope is not already in manual mode.
<F>
<full_scale
_range>
Query
An integer, 1- 16, representing the selected function.
A real number for the full- scale vertical range, from - 100E15 to 100E15.
:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe?
The :FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe? query returns the current range
setting of the specified function.
Returned Format
Example
[:FUNCtion<F>:VERTical:RANGe] <range><NL>
This example places the current vertical range setting of function 2 in the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":FUNCTION2:VERTICAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:HARDcopy:AREA 368
:HARDcopy:DPRinter 369
:HARDcopy:FACTors 370
:HARDcopy:IMAGe 371
:HARDcopy:PRINters? 372
The HARDcopy subsystem commands set various parameters for printing
the screen. The print sequence is activated when the root level command
:PRINt is sent.
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:HARDcopy:AREA
Command
:HARDcopy:AREA {GRATicule | SCReen}
The :HARDcopy:AREA command selects which data from the screen is to
be printed. When you select GRATicule, only the graticule area of the
screen is printed (this is the same as choosing Waveforms Only in the
Configure Printer dialog box). When you select SCReen, the entire screen
is printed.
Example
This example selects the graticule for printing.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:AREA GRATICULE"
Query
:HARDcopy:AREA?
The :HARDcopy:AREA? query returns the current setting for the area of
the screen to be printed.
Returned Format
Example
[:HARDcopy:AREA] {GRATicule | SCReen}<NL>
This example places the current selection for the area to be printed in the
string variable, strSelection, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSelection As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:AREA?"
strSelection = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSelection
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:HARDcopy:DPRinter
Command
:HARDcopy:DPRinter {<printer_number> | <printer_string>}
The :HARDcopy:DPRinter command selects the default printer to be used.
<printer
_number>
<printer _string>
An integer representing the attached printer. This number corresponds to
the number returned with each printer name by the :HARDcopy:PRINters?
query.
A string of alphanumeric characters representing the attached printer.
The :HARDcopy:DPRinter command specifies a number or string for the
printer attached to the oscilloscope. The printer string must exactly match
the character strings in the File- >Print Setup dialog boxes, or the strings
returned by the :HARDcopy:PRINters? query.
Examples
This example sets the default printer to the second installed printer
returned by the :HARDcopy:PRINters? query.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:DPRINTER 2"
This example sets the default printer to the installed printer with the
name "HP Laser".
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:DPRINTER ""HP Laser"""
Query
:HARDcopy:DPRinter?
The :HARDcopy:DPRinter? query returns the current printer number and
string.
Returned Format
[:HARDcopy:DPRinter?] {<printer_number>,<printer_string>,DEFAULT}<NL>
Or, if there is no default printer (no printers are installed), only a <NL> is
returned.
Example
This example places the current setting for the hard copy printer in the
string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:DPRinter?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
NOTE
It takes several seconds to change the default printer. Any programs that try to set the
default printer must wait (10 seconds is a safe amount of time) for the change to complete
before sending other commands. Otherwise, the oscilloscope will become unresponsive.
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:HARDcopy:FACTors
Command
:HARDcopy:FACTors {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :HARDcopy:FACTors command determines whether the oscilloscope
setup factors will be appended to screen or graticule images. FACTors ON
is the same as choosing Include Setup Information in the Configure
Printer dialog box.
Example
This example turns on the setup factors.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:FACTORS ON"
Query
:HARDcopy:FACTors?
The :HARDcopy:FACTors? query returns the current setup factors setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:HARDcopy:FACTors] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current setting for the setup factors in the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:FACTORS?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:HARDcopy:IMAGe
Command
:HARDcopy:IMAGe {NORMal | INVert}
The :HARDcopy:IMAGe command prints the image normally, inverted, or in
monochrome. IMAGe INVert is the same as choosing Invert Waveform
Colors in the Configure Printer dialog box.
Example
This example sets the hard copy image output to normal.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:IMAGE NORMAL"
Query
:HARDcopy:IMAGe?
The :HARDcopy:IMAGe? query returns the current image setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:HARDcopy:IMAGe] {NORMal | INVert}<NL>
This example places the current setting for the hard copy image in the
string variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":HARDCOPY:IMAGE?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:HARDcopy:PRINters?
Query
:HARDcopy:PRINters?
The :HARDcopy:PRINters? query returns the currently available printers.
Returned Format
[:HARDcopy:PRINters?]
<printer_count><NL><printer_data><NL>[,<printer_data><NL>]
<printer_count>
The number of printers currently installed.
<printer _data>
The printer number and the name of an installed printer. The word
DEFAULT appears next to the printer that is the currently selected default
printer.
The <printer_data> return string has the following format:
<printer_number>,<printer_string>{,DEFAULT}
Example
This example places the number of installed printers into the variable
varCount, loops through it that number of times, and prints the installed
printer names to the computer's screen.
Dim varResults As Variant
Dim lngI As Long
myScope.WriteString ":HARDcopy:PRINters?"
varResults = myScope.ReadList(ASCIIType_BSTR, vbLf)
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varResults(0), 0)
For lngI = 1 To varResults(0)
Debug.Print CStr(varResults(lngI))
Next lngI
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:HISTogram:AXIS 375
:HISTogram:MODE 376
:HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE 377
:HISTogram:WINDow:DEFault 378
:HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce 379
:HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit 380
:HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit 381
:HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit 382
:HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit 383
The HISTogram commands and queries control the histogram features. A
histogram is a probability distribution that shows the distribution of
acquired data within a user- definable histogram window.
You can display the histogram either vertically, for voltage measurements,
or horizontally, for timing measurements.
The most common use for histograms is measuring and characterizing
noise or jitter on displayed waveforms. Noise is measured by sizing the
histogram window to a narrow portion of time and observing a vertical
histogram that measures the noise on a waveform. Jitter is measured by
sizing the histogram window to a narrow portion of voltage and observing
a horizontal histogram that measures the jitter on an edge.
Histograms and
the database
The histograms, mask testing, and color grade persistence use a specific
database that uses a different memory area from the waveform record for
each channel. When any of these features are turned on, the oscilloscope
starts building the database. The database is the size of the graticule area.
Behind each pixel is a 21- bit counter that is incremented each time data
from a channel or function hits a pixel. The maximum count (saturation)
for each counter is 2,097,151. You can use the DISPlay:CGRade:LEVels
command to see if any of the counters are close to saturation.
The database continues to build until the oscilloscope stops acquiring data
or all both features (color grade persistence and histograms) are turned
off. You can clear the database by turning off all three features that use
the database.
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The database does not differentiate waveforms from different channels or
functions. If three channels are on and the waveform from each channel
happens to light the same pixel at the same time, the counter is
incremented by three. However, it is not possible to tell how many hits
came from each waveform. To separate waveforms, you can position the
waveforms vertically with the channel offset. By separating the waveforms,
you can avoid overlapping data in the database caused by multiple
waveforms. Even if the display is set to show only the most recent
acquisition, the database keeps track of all pixel hits while the database is
building.
Remember that color grade persistence, mask testing, and histograms all
use the same database. Suppose that the database is building because
color grade persistence is ON; when mask testing or histograms are turned
on, they can use the information already established in the database as
though they had been turned on the entire time.
To avoid erroneous data, clear the display after you change oscilloscope
setup conditions or DUT conditions and acquire new data before
extracting measurement results.
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:HISTogram:AXIS
Command
:HISTogram:AXIS {VERTical | HORizontal}
The :HISTogram:AXIS command selects the type of histogram. A horizontal
histogram can be used to measure time related information like jitter. A
vertical histogram can be used to measure voltage related information like
noise.
Example
This example defines a vertical histogram.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:AXIS VERTICAL"
Query
:HISTogram:AXIS?
The :HISTogram:AXIS? query returns the currently selected histogram type.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:AXIS] {VERTical | HORizontal}<NL>
This example returns the histogram type and prints it to the computer's
screen.
Dim strAxis As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:AXIS?"
strAxis = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAxis
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:HISTogram:MODE
Command
NOTE
:HISTogram:MODE {OFF | MEASurement | WAVeforms}
The MEASurement parameter is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis option is
installed.
The :HISTogram:MODE command selects the histogram mode. The
histogram may be off, set to track the waveforms, or set to track the
measurement when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software is installed. When
the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software is installed, sending the
:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram ON command will automatically set
:HISTOgram:MODE to MEASurement.
Example
This example sets the histogram mode to track the waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:MODE WAVEFORM"
Query
:HISTogram:MODE?
The :HISTogram:MODE? query returns the currently selected histogram
mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:MODE] {OFF | MEASurement | WAVeform}<NL>
This example returns the result of the mode query and prints it to the
computer's screen.
Dim strMode As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:MODE?"
strMode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMode
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:HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE
Command
:HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE <size>
The :HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE command sets histogram size for vertical and
horizontal mode.
<size>
Example
The size is from 1.0 to 8.0 for the horizontal mode and from 1.0 to 10.0
for the vertical mode.
This example sets the histogram size to 3.5.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:SCALE:SIZE 3.5"
Query
:HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE?
The :HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE? query returns the correct size of the
histogram.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:SCALe:SIZE] <size><NL>
This example returns the result of the size query and prints it to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSize As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:SCALE:SIZE?"
strSize = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSize
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:HISTogram:WINDow:DEFault
Command
:HISTogram:WINDow:DEFault
The :HISTogram:WINDow:DEFault command positions the histogram
markers to a default location on the display. Each marker will be
positioned one division off the left, right, top, and bottom of the display.
Example
This example sets the histogram window to the default position.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:DEFAULT"
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:HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce
Command
:HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | EQUalized
| MTRend | MSPectrum}
The :HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce command selects the source of the
histogram window. The histogram window will track the source's vertical
and horizontal scale.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
Example
This example sets the histogram window's source to Channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce?
The :HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce? query returns the currently selected
histogram window source.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:WINDow:SOURce] {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P>
| DIFFerential<P> | FUNCtion<F>
| WMEMory<N>}<NL>
This example returns the result of the window source query and prints it
to the computer's screen.
Dim strWinsour As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:SOURCE?"
strWinsour = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strWinsour
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:HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit
Command
:HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit <left_limit>
The :HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit command moves the Ax marker (left limit)
of the histogram window. The histogram window determines the portion of
the display used to build the database for the histogram. The histogram
window markers will track the scale of the histogram window source.
<left_limit>
Example
A real number that represents the left boundary of the histogram window.
This example sets the left limit position to - 200 microseconds.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:LLIMit -200E-6"
Query
:HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit?
The :HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit? query returns the value of the left limit
histogram window marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:WINDow:LLIMit] <left_limit><NL>
This example returns the result of the left limit position query and prints
it to the computer's screen.
Dim strLL As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:LLIMIT?"
strLL = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strLL
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:HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit
Command
:HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit <right_limit>
The :HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit command moves the Bx marker (right
limit) of the histogram window. The histogram window determines the
portion of the display used to build the database used for the histogram.
The histogram window markers will track the scale of the histogram
window source.
<right_limit>
Example
A real number that represents the right boundary of the histogram
window.
This example sets the Bx marker to 200 microseconds.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:RLIMit 200E-6"
Query
:HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit?
The :HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit? query returns the value of the right
histogram window marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:WINDow:RLIMit] <right_limit><NL>
This example returns the result of the Bx position query and prints it to
the computer's screen.
Dim strRL As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:RLIMit?"
strRL = myScope.ReadString
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:HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit
Command
:HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit <bottom_limit>
The :HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit command moves the Ay marker (bottom
limit) of the histogram window. The histogram window determines the
portion of the display used to build the database used for the histogram.
The histogram window markers will track the scale of the histogram
window source.
<bottom_limit>
Example
A real number that represents the bottom boundary of the histogram
window.
This example sets the position of the Ay marker to - 250 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:BLIMit -250E-3"
Query
:HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit?
The :HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit? query returns the value of the Ay
histogram window marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:WINDow:BLIMit] <bottom_limit><NL>
This example returns the result of the Ay position query and prints it to
the computer's screen.
Dim strBL As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:BLIMit?"
strBL = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strBL
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:HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit
Command
:HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit <top_limit>
The :HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit command moves the By marker (top limit)
of the histogram window. The histogram window determines the portion of
the display used to build the database used for the histogram. The
histogram window markers will track the scale of the histogram window
source.
<top_limit>
Example
A real number that represents the top boundary of the histogram window.
This example sets the position of the By marker to 250 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:TLIMit 250E-3"
Query
:HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit?
The :HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit? query returns the value of the By
histogram window marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:HISTogram:WINDow:TLIMit] <top_limit><NL>
This example returns the result of the By position query and prints it to
the computer's screen.
Dim strTL As String
myScope.WriteString ":HISTOGRAM:WINDOW:TLIMit?"
strTL = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTL
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InfiniiScan (ISCan) Commands
:ISCan:DELay 386
:ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL 387
:ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit 388
:ISCan:MEASurement 389
:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit 390
:ISCan:MODE 391
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE 392
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTeresis 393
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce 394
:ISCan:RUNT:HYSTeresis 395
:ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel 396
:ISCan:RUNT:SOURce 397
:ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel 398
:ISCan:SERial:PATTern 399
:ISCan:SERial:SOURce 400
:ISCan:ZONE:HIDE 401
:ISCan:ZONE:SOURce 402
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE 403
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement 404
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe 405
The ISCan commands and queries control the InfiniiScan feature of the
oscilloscope. InfiniiScan provides several ways of searching through the
waveform data to find unique events.
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:ISCan:DELay
Command
:ISCan:DELay {OFF | <delay_time>}
The :ISCan:DELay command sets the delay time from when the hardware
trigger occurs and when InfiniiScan tries to find the waveform event that
has been defined.
OFF
<delay_time>
Example
Turns off the delay from the hardware trigger.
Sets the amount of time that the InfiniiScan trigger is delayed from the
hardware trigger.
The following example causes the oscilloscope to delay by 1 ms.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:DELay 1E-06"
Query
:ISCan:DELay?
The query returns the current set delay value.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:DELay] {OFF | <delay_time>}<NL>
The following example returns the current delay value and prints the
result to the controller's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:DELAY?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL
Command
:ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL {INSide | OUTSide}
The :ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL command sets the fail condition for an
individual measurement. The conditions for a test failure are set on the
measurement selected by the :ISCan:MEASurement command.
When a measurement failure is detected by the limit test the oscilloscope
triggers and the trigger action is executed.
INSide
INside causes the oscilloscope to fail a test when the measurement results
are within the parameters set by the :ISCan:MEASurement:LIMit and
:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit commands.
OUTSide
OUTside causes the oscilloscope to fail a test when the measurement
results exceed the parameters set by the :ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit and
the :ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit commands.
Example
The following example causes the oscilloscope to trigger when the
measurements are outside the lower or upper limits.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT:FAIL OUTSIDE"
Query
:ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL?
The query returns the current set fail condition.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL] {INSide | OUTSide}<NL>
The following example returns the current fail condition and prints the
result to the controller's screen.
Dim strFAIL As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT:FAIL?"
strFAIL = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strFAIL
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:ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit
Command
:ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit <lower_value>
The :ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit (lower limit) command sets the lower test
limit for the currently selected measurement. The :ISCan:MEASurement
command selects the measurement used.
<lower_value>
Example
A real number.
The following example sets the lower test limit to 1.0.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT:LLIMIT 1.0"
If, for example, you chose to measure volts peak- peak and want the
smallest acceptable signal swing to be one volt, you could use the above
command, then set the measurement limit to trigger when the signal is
outside the specified limit.
Query
:ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit?
The query returns the current value set by the command.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:MEASurement:LLIMit]<lower_value><NL>
The following example returns the current lower test limit and prints the
result to the controller's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT:LLIMIT?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:MEASurement
Command
:ISCan:MEASurement {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5}
The :ISCan:MEASurement command selects the current source for
Measurement Limit Test Trigger. It selects one of the active measurements
as referred to by their position in the Measurement tab area at the bottom
of the screen. Measurements are numbered from left to right in the
Measurements tab area of the screen.
Example
The following example selects the first measurement as the source for the
limit testing commands.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT MEAS1"
Query
:ISCan:MEASurement?
The query returns the currently selected measurement source.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:MEASurement]{MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5} <NL>
The following example returns the currently selected measurement source
for the limit testing commands.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
See Also
Measurements are started by the commands in the Measurement
Subsystem.
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:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit
Command
:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit <upper_value>
The :ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit (upper limit) command sets the upper
test limit for the active measurement currently selected by the
:ISCan:MEASurement command.
<upper_value>
Example
A real number.
The following example sets the upper limit of the currently selected
measurement to 500 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT:ULIMIT 500E-3"
Suppose you are measuring the maximum voltage of a signal with Vmax,
and that voltage should not exceed 500 mV. You can use the above
program and set the :ISCan:MEASurement:FAIL OUTside command to
specify that the oscilloscope will trigger when the voltage exceeds 500 mV.
Query
:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit?
The query returns the current upper limit of the limit test.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:MEASurement:ULIMit] <upper_value><NL>
The following example returns the current upper limit of the limit test and
prints the result to the controller's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MEASUREMENT:ULIMit?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:MODE
Command
:ISCan:MODE {OFF | MEASurement | NONMonotonic |
RUNT | SERial | ZONE}
The :ISCan:MODE command selects the type of InfiniiScan trigger mode.
The Measurement, Runt, Zone Qualify, and Non- monotonic Edge
InfiniiScan modes can be set using this command.
OFF
MEASurement
NONMonotonic
Turns off the InfiniiScan trigger mode.
Sets the Measurement Limit trigger mode.
Sets the Non- monotonic edge trigger mode.
RUNT
Sets the Runt trigger mode.
SERial
Sets the Serial trigger mode.
ZONE
Example
Sets the Zone Qualify trigger mode.
The following example selects the runt trigger.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MODE RUNT"
Query
:ISCan:MODE?
The query returns the currently selected IniniiScan trigger mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:MEASurement]{OFF | MEASurement | NONMonotonic |
RUNT | SERial | ZONE}<NL>
The following example returns the currently selected InfiniiScan trigger
mode.
Dim strMODE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:MODE?"
strMODE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMODE
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:ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE
Command
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE {EITHer | FALLing | RISing}
The :ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE command selects the rising edge, the
falling edge, or either edge for the Non- monotonic edge trigger mode.
EITHer
Sets the edge used by the Non- monotonic edge trigger to both rising and
falling edges.
FALLing
Sets the edge used by the Non- monotonic edge trigger to falling edges.
RISing
Sets the edge used by the Non- monotonic edge trigger to rising edges.
Example
The following example selects the falling edge non- monotonic trigger.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:NONMONOTONIC:EDGE FALLING"
Query
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE?
The query returns the currently selected edge type for the Non- Monotonic
Edge trigger.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:NONMonotonic:EDGE]{EITHer | FALLing | RISing}<NL>
The following example returns the currently selected edge type used for
the Non- monotonic Edge trigger mode.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:NONMONOTONIC:EDGE?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
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:ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTeresis
Command
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTeresis <value>
The :ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTeresis command sets the hysteresis value
used for the Non- monotonic Edge trigger.
<value>
is a real number for the hysteresis.
Example
The following example sets the hysteresis value used by the
Non- monotonic trigger mode to 10 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:NONMONOTONIC:HYSTERESIS 1E-2"
Query
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTersis?
The query returns the hysteresis value used by the Non- monotonic Edge
trigger mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:NONMonotonic:HYSTeresis]<value><NL>
The following example returns and prints the value of the hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:NONMONOTONIC:HYSTERESIS?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce
Command
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce CHANnel<N>
The :ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce command sets the source used for the
Non- monotonic Edge trigger.
<N>
Example
is an integer from 1- 4.
The following example sets the source used by the Non- monotonic trigger
mode to channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:NONMONOTONIC:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce?
The query returns the source used by the Non- monotonic Edge trigger
mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:NONMonotonic:SOURce]CHANnel<N><NL>
The following example returns the currently selected source for the
Non- monotonic Edge trigger mode.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:NONMONOTONIC:SOURCE?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
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:ISCan:RUNT:HYSTeresis
Command
:ISCan:RUNT:HYSTeresis <value>
The :ISCan:RUNT:HYSTeresis command sets the hysteresis value used for
the Runt trigger.
<value>
is a real number for the hysteresis.
Example
The following example sets the hysteresis value used by the Runt trigger
mode to 10 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:HYSTERESIS 1E-2"
Query
:ISCan:RUNT:HYSTersis?
The query returns the hysteresis value used by the Runt trigger mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:RUNT:HYSTeresis]<value><NL>
The following example returns and prints the value of the hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:HYSTERESIS?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel
Command
ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel <lower_level>
The :ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel (lower level) command sets the lower level limit
for the Runt trigger mode.
<lower_level>
Example
A real number.
The following example sets the lower level limit to 1.0 V.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:LLEVel 1.0"
Query
:ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel?
The query returns the lower level limit set by the command.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:RUNT:LLEVel] <lower_level><NL>
The following example returns the current lower level used by the Runt
trigger and prints the result to the controller's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:LLEVel?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:RUNT:SOURce
Command
:ISCan:RUNT:SOURce CHANnel<N>
The :ISCan:RUNT:SOURce command sets the source used for the Runt
trigger.
<N>
Example
is an integer from 1- 4.
The following example sets the source used by the Runt trigger mode to
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:ISCan:RUNT:SOURce?
The query returns the source used by the Runt trigger mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:RUNT:SOURce]CHANnel<N><NL>
The following example returns the currently selected source for the Runt
trigger mode.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:SOURCE?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
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:ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel
Command
:ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel <upper_level>
The :ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel (upper level) command sets the upper level limit
for the Runt trigger mode.
<upper_level>
Example
A real number.
The following example sets the upper level value used by the Runt trigger
mode to 500 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:ULEVEL 500E-3"
Query
:ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel?
The query returns the current upper level value used by the Runt trigger.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:RUNT:ULEVel] <upper_level><NL>
The following example returns the current upper level used by the Runt
trigger and prints the result to the controller's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:RUNT:ULEVel?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:ISCan:SERial:PATTern
Command
:ISCan:SERial:PATTern <pattern>
The :ISCan:SERial:PATTern command sets the pattern used for the Serial
trigger.
<pattern>
Example
is a 1, 0, or X binary character string of up to 80 characters. The pattern
can only be expressed in the binary format.
The following example sets the pattern used by the Serial trigger to
101100.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:SERIAL:PATTERN ""101100"""
Query
:ISCan:SERial:PATTern?
The query returns the pattern used by the Serial trigger mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:SERial:PATTern]<pattern><NL>
The following example returns the currently selected pattern for the Serial
trigger mode.
Dim strPATTERN As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:SERIAL:PATTERN?"
strPATTERN = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strPATTERN
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:ISCan:SERial:SOURce
Command
:ISCan:SERial:SOURce CHANnel<N>
The :ISCan:SERial:SOURce command sets the source used for the Serial
trigger.
<N>
Example
is an integer from 1- 4.
The following example sets the source used by the Serial trigger mode to
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:SERIAL:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:ISCan:SERial:SOURce?
The query returns the source used by the Serial trigger mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:SERial:SOURce]CHANnel<N><NL>
The following example returns the currently selected source for the Serial
trigger mode.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:SERIAL:SOURCE?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
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:ISCan:ZONE:HIDE
Command
:ISCan:ZONE:HIDE {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :ISCan:ZONE:HIDE command lets you hide or show all InfiniiScan
zones on the display.
Example
The following example hides all InfiniiScan zones on the display.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE:HIDE ON"
Query
:ISCan:ZONE:HIDE?
The query returns the current zone hide setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:ZONE:HIDE]{1 | 0};
The following example returns the current zone hide setting.
Dim strHide As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE:HIDE?"
strHide = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strHide
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:ISCan:ZONE:SOURce
Command
:ISCan:ZONE:SOURce CHANnel<N>
The :ISCan:ZONE:SOURce command sets the source used for the zone
qualify trigger.
<N>
Example
is an integer from 1- 4.
The following example sets the source used by the zone qualify trigger to
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:ISCan:ZONE:SOURce?
The query returns the source used by the zone qualify trigger.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:ZONE:SOURce]CHANnel<N><NL>
The following example returns the currently selected source for zone
qualify trigger.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE:SOURCE?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
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:ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE
Command
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE {INTersect | NOTintersect | OINTersect | ONOTinterse
ct}
The :ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE command sets the Zone Qualify trigger mode.
For the INTersect mode, the waveform must enter the zone region to
qualify as a valid waveform. For NOTintersect mode, the waveform cannot
enter a zone region to qualify as a valid waveform.
<N>
Example
is an integer from 1- 4.
The following example sets the mode to intersect for zone 1.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE1:MODE INTERSECT"
Query
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE?
The query returns the mode used by zone 1.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:ZONE<N>:MODE]{INTersect | NOTintersect | OINTersect | ONOTinters
ect}<NL>
The following example returns the currently selected mode for zone 1.
Dim strMODE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE1:MODE?"
strMODE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMODE
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:ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement
Command
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement <width>,<height>,<x_center>,<y_center>
The :ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement command sets the location and size of a
zone for the zone qualify trigger mode.
<N>
is an integer from 1- 4.
<width>
a real number defining the width of a zone in seconds.
<height>
is a real number defining the height of a zone in volts.
<x_center>
is a real number defining the x coordinate of the center of the zone in
seconds.
<y_center>
is a real number defining the y coordinate of the center of the zone in
volts.
Example
The following example sets the size of zone 1 to be 500 ps wide and 0.5
volts high and centered about the xy coordinate of 1.5 ns and 1 volt.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE1:PLACEMENT 500e-12,0.5,1.5e-9,1"
Query
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement?
The query returns the placement values used by zone 1.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:ZONE<N>:PLACement]<width>,<height>,<x_center>,
<y_center><NL>
The following example returns the current placement values for zone 1.
Dim strPLACEMENT As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE1:PLACEMENT?"
strPLACEMENT = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strPLACEMENT
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:ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe
Command
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe command turns a zone off or on for the zone
qualify trigger.
<N>
Example
is an integer from 1- 4.
The following example turns on zone 2.
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE2:STATE ON"
Query
:ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe?
The query returns the state value for a zone.
Returned Format
Example
[:ISCan:ZONE<N>:STATe]{1 | 0}<NL>
The following example returns the current state value for zone 2.
Dim strSTATE As String
myScope.WriteString ":ISCAN:ZONE2:STATE?"
strSTATE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSTATE
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Limit Test Commands
:LTESt:FAIL 408
:LTESt:LLIMit 409
:LTESt:MEASurement 410
:LTESt:RESults? 411
:LTESt:TEST 412
:LTESt:ULIMit 413
The Limit Test commands and queries control the limit test features of the
oscilloscope. Limit testing automatically compares measurement results
with pass or fail limits. The limit test tracks up to four measurements. The
action taken when the test fails is also controlled with commands in this
subsystem.
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:LTESt:FAIL
Command
:LTESt:FAIL {INSide | OUTSide}
The :LTESt:FAIL command sets the fail condition for an individual
measurement. The conditions for a test failure are set on the source
selected with the last LTESt:MEASurement command.
When a measurement failure is detected by the limit test, the fail action
conditions are executed, and there is the potential to generate an SRQ.
INSide
FAIL INside causes the oscilloscope to fail a test when the measurement
results are within the parameters set by the LLTESt:LIMit and
LTESt:ULIMit commands.
OUTSide
FAIL OUTside causes the oscilloscope to fail a test when the measurement
results exceed the parameters set by LTESt:LLIMit and LTESt:ULIMit
commands.
Example
The following example causes the oscilloscope to fail a test when the
measurements are outside the lower and upper limits.
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:FAIL OUTSIDE"
Query
:LTESt:FAIL?
The query returns the current set fail condition.
Returned Format
Example
[:LTESt:FAIL] {INSide | OUTSide}<NL>
The following example returns the current fail condition and prints the
result to the controller's screen.
Dim strFAIL As String
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:FAIL?"
strFAIL = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strFAIL
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:LTESt:LLIMit
(Lower Limit)
Command
:LTESt:LLIMit <lower_value>
The :LTESt:LLIMit (Lower LIMit) command sets the lower test limit for the
active measurement currently selected by the :LTESt:MEASurement
command.
<lower_value>
Example
A real number.
The following example sets the lower test limit to 1.0.
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:LLIMIT 1.0"
If, for example, you chose to measure volts peak- peak and want the
smallest acceptable signal swing to be one volt, you could use the above
command, then set the limit test to fail when the signal is outside the
specified limit.
Query
:LTESt:LLIMit?
The query returns the current value set by the command.
Returned Format
Example
[:LTESt:LLIMit]<lower_value><NL>
The following example returns the current lower test limit and prints the
result to the controller's screen.
Dim strLLIM As String
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:LLIMIT?"
strLLIM = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strLLIM
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:LTESt:MEASurement
Command
:LTESt:MEASurement {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5}
The :LTESt:MEASurement command selects the current source for Limit
Test for the ULIMit and LLIMit commands. It selects one of the active
measurements as referred to by their position in the measurement window
on the bottom of the screen. Measurements are numbered from left to
right.
Example
The following example selects the first measurement as the source for the
limit testing commands.
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:MEASUREMENT MEAS1"
Query
:LTESt:MEASurement?
The query returns the currently selected measurement source.
Returned Format
Example
[:LTESt:MEASurement]{MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5} <NL>
The following example returns the currently selected measurement source
for the limit testing commands.
Dim strSOURCE As String
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:MEASUREMENT?"
strSOURCE = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSOURCE
See Also
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:LTESt:RESults?
Query
:LTESt:RESults? {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4 | MEAS5}
The query returns the measurement results for selected measurement. The
values returned are the failed minimum value (Fail Min), the failed
maximum value (Fail Max), and the total number of measurements made
(# of Meas).
Returned Format
[:LTESt:RESults] <fail_min>,<fail_max>,<num_meas><NL>
<fail_min>
A real number representing the total number of measurements that have
failed the minimum limit.
<fail_max>
A real number representing the total number of measurements that have
failed the maximum limit.
<num_meas>
A real number representing the total number of measurements that have
been made.
Example
The following example returns the values for the limit test of measurement
1.
Dim strRESULTS As String
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:RESults? MEAS1"
strRESULTS = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strRESULTS
See Also
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:LTESt:TEST
Command
:LTESt:TEST {{ON | 1} {OFF | 0}}
The LTESt:TEST command controls the execution of the limit test function.
ON allows the limit test to run over all of the active measurements. When
the limit test is turned on, the limit test results are displayed on screen in
a window below the graticule.
Example
The following example turns off the limit test function.
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:TEST OFF"
Query
:LTESt:TEST?
The query returns the state of the TEST control.
Returned Format
Example
[:LTESt:TEST] {1 | 0} <NL>
The following example returns the current state of the limit test and
prints the result to the controller's screen.
Dim strTEST As String
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:TEST?"
strTEST = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTEST
The result of the MEAS:RESults? query has two extra fields when
LimitTESt:TEST is ON (failures, total). Failures is a number and total is
the total number of measurements made.
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:LTESt:ULIMit
(Upper Limit)
Command
:LTESt:ULIMit <upper_value>
The :LTESt:ULIMit (Upper LIMit) command sets the upper test limit for
the active measurement currently selected by the last :LTESt:MEASurement
command.
<upper_value>
Example
A real number.
The following example sets the upper limit of the currently selected
measurement to 500 milli.
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:ULIMIT 500E-3"
Suppose you are measuring the maximum voltage of a signal with Vmax,
and that voltage should not exceed 500 mV. You can use the above
program and set the LTESt:FAIL OUTside command to specify that the
limit subsystem will fail a measurement when the voltage exceeds 500 mV.
Query
:LTESt:ULIMit?
The query returns the current upper limit of the limit test.
Returned Format
Example
[:LTESt:ULIMit] <upper_value><NL>
The following example returns the current upper limit of the limit test and
prints the result to the controller's screen.
Dim strULIM As String
myScope.WriteString ":LTEST:ULIMIT?"
strULIM = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strULIM
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Lister Commands
:LISTer:DATA 416
:LISTer:DISPlay 417
The LISTer subsystem is used to turn on/off the serial decode Lister
display and return data from the Lister display.
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:LISTer:DATA
Query
:LISTer:DATA? {SBUS1 | SBUS2 | SBUS3 | SBUS4}
The :LISTer:DATA? query returns the lister data.
Returned Format
<binary block><NL>
<binary_block> ::= comma-separated data with newlines at the
end of each row
See Also
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:LISTer:DISPlay
Command
:LISTer:DISPlay <value>
<value> ::= {OFF | ON | SBUS1 | SBUS2 | SBUS3 | SBUS4}
The :LISTer:DISPlay command configures which of the serial buses to
display in the Lister, or whether the Lister is off. "ON" or "1" is the same
as "SBUS1".
When set to "ALL", the decode information for different buses is
interleaved in time.
Serial bus decode must be on before it can be displayed in the Lister.
Query
:LISTer:DISPlay?
The :LISTer:DISPlay? query returns the Lister display setting.
Returned Format
<value><NL>
<value> ::= {OFF | ON | SBUS1 | SBUS2 | SBUS3 | SBUS4}
See Also
• ":SBUS<N>[:DISPlay]" on page 791
• ":LISTer:DATA" on page 416
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Marker Commands
:MARKer:CURSor? 420
:MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement 421
:MARKer:MODE 422
:MARKer:TSTArt 423
:MARKer:TSTOp 424
:MARKer:VSTArt 425
:MARKer:VSTOp 426
:MARKer:X1Position 427
:MARKer:X2Position 428
:MARKer:X1Y1source 429
:MARKer:X2Y2source 431
:MARKer:XDELta? 433
:MARKer:Y1Position 434
:MARKer:Y2Position 435
:MARKer:YDELta? 436
The commands in the MARKer subsystem specify and query the settings of
the time markers (X axis) and current measurement unit markers (volts,
amps, and watts for the Y axis). You typically set the Y- axis measurement
units using the :CHANnel:UNITs command.
NOTE
Guidelines for Using Queries in Marker Modes
In Track Waveforms mode, use :MARKer:CURSor? to track the position of the waveform. In
Manual Markers and Track Measurements Markers modes, use other queries, such as the
X1Position? and X2Position?, and VSTArt? and VSTOp? queries. If you use
:MARKer:CURSor? when the oscilloscope is in either Manual Markers or Track
Measurements Markers modes, it will put the oscilloscope in Track Waveforms mode,
regardless of the mode previously selected. In addition, measurement results may not be
what you expected.
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:MARKer:CURSor?
Query
:MARKer:CURSor? {DELTa | STARt | STOP}
The :MARKer:CURSor? query returns the time and current measurement
unit values of the specified marker (if markers are in Track Waveforms
mode) as an ordered pair of time and measurement unit values.
• If DELTA is specified, the value of delta Y and delta X are returned.
• If START is specified, marker A's x- to- y positions are returned.
• If STOP is specified, marker B's x- to- y positions are returned.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:CURSor] {DELTa | STARt | STOP}
{<Ax, Ay> | <Bx, By> | <deltaX, deltaY>}<NL>
This example returns the current position of the X cursor and
measurement unit marker 1 to the string variable, strPosition. The
program then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strPosition As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:CURSOR? START"
strPosition = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strPosition
CAUTION
The :MARKer:CURSor? query may change marker mode and results.
In Track Waveforms mode, use :MARKer:CURSor? to track the position of the
waveform. In Manual Markers and Track Measurements Markers modes, use other
marker queries, such as the X1Position? and X2Position?, and VSTArt? and VSTOp?
queries.
If you use :MARKer:CURSor? when the oscilloscope is in either Manual Markers or
Track Measurements Markers modes, it will put the oscilloscope in Track
Waveforms mode, regardless of the mode previously selected. In addition,
measurement results may not be what you expected. In addition, measurement
results may not be what you expected.
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:MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement
Command
:MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement {MEASurement<N>}
The :MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement command specifies which
measurement markers track. This setting is only used when the
:MARKer:MODE is set to MEASurement.
<N>
Example
MEASurement<N> is an integer, 1- 10.
This example sets the markers to track the fourth measurement.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:MEASurement:MEASurement MEASurement4"
Query
:MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement?
The :MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement? query returns the currently
specified measurement for marker tracking.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:MEASurement:MEASurement] {MEAS<N>}<NL>
This example places the current marker mode in the string variable,
strTrackMeas, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strTrackMeas As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:MEASurement:MEASurement?"
strTrackMeas = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTrackMeas
See Also
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:MARKer:MODE
Command
:MARKer:MODE {OFF | MANual | WAVeform | MEASurement | FFTPeak}
The :MARKer:MODE command sets the marker mode:
• OFF — Removes the marker information from the display.
• MANual — Enables manual placement of markers A and B.
• WAVeform — Tracks the current waveform.
• MEASurement — Tracks the most recent measurement.
• FFTPeak — Tracks the current FFT peak that has been navigated to.
Example
This example sets the marker mode to waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKer:MODE WAVeform"
Query
:MARKer:MODE?
The :MARKer:MODE? query returns the current marker mode.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:MODE] {OFF | MAN | WAV | MEAS | FFTP}<NL>
This example places the current marker mode in the string variable,
strSelection, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSelection As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKer:MODE?"
strSelection = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSelection
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:MARKer:TSTArt
Command
:MARKer:TSTArt <Ax_position>
The :MARKer:TSTArt command sets the Ax marker position. The
:MARKer:X1Position command described in this chapter also sets the
Ax marker position.
NOTE
Use :MARKer:X1Position Instead of :MARKer:TSTArt
The :MARKer:TSTArt command and query perform the same function as the
:MARKer:X1Position command and query. The :MARKer:TSTArt command is provided for
compatibility with programs written for previous oscilloscopes. You should use
:MARKer:X1Position for new programs.
<Ax_position>
Example
A real number for the time at the Ax marker, in seconds.
This example sets the Ax marker at 90 ns. Notice that this example uses
the X1Position command instead of TSTArt.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X1POSITION 90E-9"
Query
:MARKer:TSTArt?
The :MARKer:TSTArt? query returns the time at the Ax marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:TSTArt] <Ax_position><NL>
This example places the current setting of the Ax marker in the numeric
variable, varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen. Notice that this example uses the :MARKer:X1Position?
query instead of the :MARKer:TSTArt? query.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X1POSITION?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
NOTE
' Response headers off.
Do Not Use TST as the Short Form of TSTArt and TSTOp
The short form of the TSTArt command and query does not follow the defined convention
for short form commands. Because the short form, TST, is the same for TSTArt and TSTOp,
sending TST produces an error. Use TSTA for TSTArt.
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:MARKer:TSTOp
Command
:MARKer:TSTOp <Bx_position>
The :MARKer:TSTOp command sets the Bx marker position. The
:MARKer:X2Position command described in this chapter also sets the
Bx marker position.
NOTE
Use :MARKer:X2Position Instead of :MARKer:TSTOp
The :MARKer:TSTOp command and query perform the same function as the
:MARKer:X2Position command and query. The :MARKer:TSTOp command is provided for
compatibility with programs written for previous oscilloscopes. You should use
:MARKer:X2Position for new programs.
<Bx_position>
Example
A real number for the time at the Bx marker, in seconds.
This example sets the Bx marker at 190 ns. Notice that this example uses
the X2Position command instead of TSTOp.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X2POSITION 190E-9"
Query
:MARKer:TSTOp?
The :MARKer:TSTOp? query returns the time at the Bx marker position.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:TSTOp] <Bx_position><NL>
This example places the current setting of the Bx marker in the numeric
variable, varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen. Notice that this example uses the :MARKer:X2Position?
query instead of the :MARKer:TSTOp? query.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X2POSITION?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
NOTE
' Response headers off.
Do Not Use TST as the Short Form of TSTArt and TSTOp
The short form of the TSTOp command and query does not follow the defined convention
for short form commands. Because the short form, TST, is the same for TSTArt and TSTOp,
sending TST produces an error. Use TSTO for TSTOp.
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:MARKer:VSTArt
Command
:MARKer:VSTArt <Ay_position>
The :MARKer:VSTArt command sets the Ay marker position and moves the
Ay marker to the specified measurement unit value on the specified
source. The :MARKer:Y1Position command described in this chapter does
also.
NOTE
Use :MARKer:Y1Position Instead of :MARKer:VSTArt
The :MARKer:VSTArt command and query perform the same function as the
:MARKer:Y1Position command and query. The :MARKer:VSTArt command is provided for
compatibility with programs written for previous oscilloscopes. You should use
:MARKer:Y1Position for new programs.
<Ay_position>
Example
A real number for the current measurement unit value at Ay (volts, amps,
or watts).
This example sets Ay to - 10 mV. Notice that this example uses the
Y1Position command instead of VSTArt.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y1POSITION -10E-3"
Query
:MARKer:VSTArt?
The :MARKer:VSTArt? query returns the current measurement unit level of
Ay.
Returned Format
[:MARKer:VSTArt] <Ay_position><NL>
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:MARKer:VSTOp
Command
:MARKer:VSTOp <By_position>
The :MARKer:VSTOp command sets the By marker position. The
:MARKer:Y2Position command described in this chapter also sets the
By marker position.
NOTE
Use :MARKer:Y2Position Instead of :MARKer:VSTOp
The :MARKer:VSTOp command and query perform the same function as the
:MARKer:Y2Position command and query. The :MARKer:VSTOp command is provided for
compatibility with programs written for previous oscilloscopes. You should use
:MARKer:Y2Position for new programs.
<By_position>
Example
A real number for the time at the By marker, in seconds.
This example sets the By marker at 10 mV. Notice that this example uses
the Y2Position command instead of VSTOp.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y2POSITION 10E-3"
Query
:MARKer:VSTOp?
The :MARKer:VSTOp? query returns the time at the By marker position.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:VSTOp] <By_position><NL>
This example places the current setting of the By marker in the numeric
variable, varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen. Notice that this example uses the :MARKer:Y2? query
instead of the :MARKer:VSTOp? query.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y2POSITION?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:MARKer:X1Position
Command
:MARKer:X1Position <Ax_position>
The :MARKer:X1Position command sets the Ax marker position, and moves
the Ax marker to the specified time with respect to the trigger time.
<Ax_position>
Example
A real number for the time at the Ax marker in seconds.
This example sets the Ax marker to 90 ns.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X1POSITION 90E-9"
Query
:MARKer:X1Position?
The :MARKer:X1Position? query returns the time at the Ax marker
position.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:X1Position] <Ax_position><NL>
This example returns the current setting of the Ax marker to the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X1POSITION?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
See Also
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:MARKer:X2Position
Command
:MARKer:X2Position <Bx_position>
The :MARKer:X2Position command sets the Bx marker position and moves
the Bx marker to the specified time with respect to the trigger time.
<Bx_position>
Example
A real number for the time at the Bx marker in seconds.
This example sets the Bx marker to 90 ns.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X2POSITION 90E-9"
Query
:MARKer:X2Position?
The :MARKer:X2Position? query returns the time at Bx marker in seconds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:X2Position] <Bx_position><NL>
This example returns the current position of the Bx marker to the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:X2POSITION?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MARKer:X1Y1source
Command
:MARKer:X1Y1source {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized
| HISTogram | DIGital<M> | BUS<N>}
The :MARKer:X1Y1source command sets the source for the Ax and Ay
markers. The channel you specify must be enabled for markers to be
displayed. If the channel, function, or waveform memory that you specify
is not on, an error message is issued and the query will return channel 1.
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
BUS<N> is an integer, 1- 4. Buses are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Example
This example selects channel 1 as the source for markers Ax and Ay.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKer:X1Y1source CHANnel1"
Query
:MARKer:X1Y1source?
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The :MARKer:X1Y1source? query returns the current source for markers
Ax and Ay.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:X1Y1source] {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized
| HISTogram | DIGital<M> | BUS<N>}<NL>
This example returns the current source selection for the Ax and Ay
markers to the string variable, strSelection, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strSelection As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKer:X1Y1source?"
strSelection = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSelection
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:MARKer:X2Y2source
Command
:MARKer:X2Y2source {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized
| HISTogram | DIGital<M> | BUS<N>}
The :MARKer:X2Y2source command sets the source for the Bx and By
markers. The channel you specify must be enabled for markers to be
displayed. If the channel, function, or waveform memory that you specify
is not on, an error message is issued and the query will return channel 1.
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
BUS<N> is an integer, 1- 4. Buses are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Example
This example selects channel 1 as the source for markers Bx and By.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKer:X2Y2source CHANnel1"
Query
:MARKer:X2Y2source?
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The :MARKer:X2Y2source? query returns the current source for markers
Bx and By.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:X2Y2source] {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized
| HISTogram | DIGital<M> | BUS<N>}<NL>
This example returns the current source selection for the Bx and By
markers to the string variable, strSelection, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strSelection As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKer:X2Y2source?"
strSelection = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSelection
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:MARKer:XDELta?
Query
:MARKer:XDELta?
The :MARKer:XDELta? query returns the time difference between Ax and
Bx time markers.
Xdelta = time at Bx - time at Ax
Returned Format
[:MARKer:XDELta] <time><NL>
<time>
Time difference between Ax and Bx time markers in seconds.
Example
This example returns the current time between the Ax and Bx time
markers to the numeric variable, varTime, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:XDELTA?"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
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:MARKer:Y1Position
Command
:MARKer:Y1Position <Ay_position>
The :MARKer:Y1Position command sets the Ay marker position on the
specified source.
<Ay_position>
Example
A real number for the current measurement unit value at Ay (volts, amps,
or watts).
This example sets the Ay marker to 10 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y1POSITION 10E-3"
Query
:MARKer:Y1Position?
The :MARKer:Y1Position? query returns the current measurement unit level
at the Ay marker position.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:Y1Position] <Ay_position><NL>
This example returns the current setting of the Ay marker to the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y1POSITION?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MARKer:Y2Position
Command
:MARKer:Y2Position <By_position>
The :MARKer:Y2Position command sets the By marker position on the
specified source.
<By_position>
Example
A real number for the current measurement unit value at By (volts, amps,
or watts).
This example sets the By marker to- 100 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y2POSITION -100E-3"
Query
:MARKer:Y2Position?
The :MARKer:Y2Position? query returns the current measurement unit level
at the By marker position.
Returned Format
Example
[:MARKer:Y2Position] <By_position><NL>
This example returns the current setting of the By marker to the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:Y2POSITION?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MARKer:YDELta?
Query
:MARKer:YDELta?
The :MARKer:YDELta? query returns the current measurement unit
difference between Ay and By.
Ydelta = value at By - value at Ay
Returned Format
[:MARKer:YDELta] <value><NL>
<value>
Measurement unit difference between Ay and By.
Example
This example returns the voltage difference between Ay and By to the
numeric variable, varVolts, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MARKER:YDELTA?"
varVolts = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varVolts, 0)
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:MTESt:ALIGn 439
:MTESt:AlignFIT 440
:MTESt:AMASk:CREate 442
:MTESt:AMASk:SOURce 443
:MTESt:AMASk:SAVE 445
:MTESt:AMASk:UNITs 446
:MTESt:AMASk:XDELta 447
:MTESt:AMASk:YDELta 448
:MTESt:AUTO 449
:MTESt:AVERage 450
:MTESt:AVERage:COUNt 451
:MTESt:COUNt:FAILures? 452
:MTESt:COUNt:FUI? 453
:MTESt:COUNt:FWAVeforms? 454
:MTESt:COUNt:UI? 455
:MTESt:COUNt:WAVeforms? 456
:MTESt:DELete 457
:MTESt:ENABle 458
:MTESt:FOLDing 459
:MTESt:FOLDing:BITS 460
:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST 461
:MTESt:HAMPlitude 462
:MTESt:IMPedance 463
:MTESt:INVert 464
:MTESt:LAMPlitude 465
:MTESt:LOAD 466
:MTESt:NREGions? 467
:MTESt:PROBe:IMPedance? 468
:MTESt:RUMode 469
:MTESt:RUMode:SOFailure 470
:MTESt:SCALe:BIND 471
:MTESt:SCALe:X1 472
:MTESt:SCALe:XDELta 473
:MTESt:SCALe:Y1 474
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:MTESt:SCALe:Y2 475
:MTESt:SOURce 476
:MTESt:STARt 477
:MTESt:STOP 478
:MTESt:STIMe 479
:MTESt:TITLe? 480
:MTESt:TRIGger:SOURce 481
The MTESt subsystem commands and queries control the mask test
features. Mask Testing automatically compares measurement results with
the boundaries of a set of polygons that you define. Any waveform or
sample that falls within the boundaries of one or more polygons is
recorded as a failure.
The FOLDing command is only available when the E2688A Clock Recovery
Software is installed.
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:MTESt:ALIGn
Command
:MTESt:ALIGn
The :MTESt:ALIGn command automatically aligns and scales the mask to
the current waveform on the display. The type of mask alignment
performed depends on the current setting of the Use File Setup When
Aligning control. See the :MTESt:AUTO command for more information.
Example
This example aligns the current mask to the current waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:ALIGN"
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:MTESt:AlignFIT
Command
:MTESt:AlignFIT {EYEAMI | EYECMI | EYENRZ | FANWidth | FAPeriod
| FAPWidth | FYNWidth | FYPWidth | NONE | NWIDth
| PWIDth | TMAX | TMIN}
The :MTESt:AlignFIT command specifies the alignment type for aligning a
mask to a waveform. The pulse mask standard has rules that determine
which controls the oscilloscope can adjust or change during the alignment
process. In the following table of alignment types, an X in a column
indicates that the control can be adjusted.
Table 19 Available Alignment Types
Example
Alignment
Type
Waveform
Type
Horizontal
Position
0 Level
Voltage
1 Level
Voltage
Vertical
Offset
Invert
Waveform
EYEAMI
AMI
X
X
X
EYECMI
CMI
X
X
X
EYENRZ
NRZ
X
X
X
FANWidth
Negative
X
X
X
FAPeriod
Full Period
X
FAPWidth
Positive
X
X
X
FYNWidth
Negative
X
X
X
FYPWidth
Positive
X
X
X
NONE
Automask
NWIDth
Negative
Pulse
X
X
X
X
PWIDth
Positive
Pulse
X
X
X
X
TMAX
Positive
Sine Pulse
X
X
X
X
TMIN
Negative
Sine Pulse
X
X
X
X
X
This example specifies the alignment type to be EYEAMI.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:ALIGNFIT EYEAMI"
Query
:MTESt:AlignFIT?
The :MTEST:AlignFIT? query returns the alignment type used for the mask.
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[:MTESt:AlignFIT] {EYEAMI | EYECMI | EYENRZ | FANWidth | FAPeriod
| FAPWidth | FYNWidth | FYPWidth | NONE | NWIDth
| PWIDth | TMAX | TMIN}<NL>
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:MTESt:AMASk:CREate
Command
:MTESt:AMASk:CREate
The :MTESt:AMASk:CREate command automatically constructs a mask
around the current selected channel, using the tolerance parameters
defined by the AMASk:XDELta, AMASk:YDELta, and AMASk:UNITs
commands. The mask only encompasses the portion of the waveform
visible on the display, so you must ensure that the waveform is acquired
and displayed consistently to obtain repeatable results.
The :MTESt:SOURce command selects the channel and should be set before
using this command.
Example
This example creates an automask using the current XDELta and YDELta
units settings.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:CREATE"
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:MTESt:AMASk:SOURce
Command
:MTESt:AMASk:SOURce {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| WMEMory<N> | FUNCtion<F> | CLOCk | EQUalized
| MTRend | MSPectrum}
The :MTESt:AMASk:SOURce command selects the source for the
interpretation of the AMASk:XDELta and AMASk:YDELta parameters when
AMASk:UNITs is set to CURRent. When UNITs are CURRent, the XDELta
and YDELta parameters are defined in terms of the channel units, as set
by the :CHANnel:UNITs command, of the selected source. Suppose that
UNITs are CURRent and that you set SOURce to CHANNEL1, which is
using units of volts. Then you can define AMASk:XDELta in terms of volts
and AMASk:YDELta in terms of seconds.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
Example
This example sets the automask source to Channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:MTESt:AMASk:SOURce?
The :MTESt:AMASk:SOURce? query returns the currently set source.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:AMASk:SOURce] {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| WMEMory<N> | FUNCtion<F> | CLOCk | EQUalized
| MTRend | MSPectrum}<NL>
This example gets the source setting for automask and prints the result on
the computer display.
Dim strAmask_source As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:SOURCE?"
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strAmask_source = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAmask_source
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:MTESt:AMASk:SAVE
Command
NOTE
:MTESt:AMASk:{SAVE | STORe} "<filename>"
The :MTESt:AMASk:STORe command is equivalent to the :MTESt:AMASk:SAVE command.
The :MTESt:AMASk:SAVE command saves the automask generated mask to
a file. If an automask has not been generated, an error occurs.
<filename>
Example
An MS- DOS compatible name of the file, a maximum of 254 characters
long (including the path name, if used). The filename assumes the present
working directory if a path does not precede the file name. The default
save path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Infiniium\
masks. The filename must have a .msk or .MSK extension or the command
will fail.
This example saves the automask generated mask to a file named
"FILE1.MSK".
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:SAVE""FILE1.MSK"""
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:MTESt:AMASk:UNITs
Command
:MTESt:AMASk:UNITs {CURRent | DIVisions}
The :MTESt:AMASk:UNITs command alters the way the mask test
subsystem interprets the tolerance parameters for automasking as defined
by AMASk:XDELta and AMASk:YDELta commands.
CURRent
When set to CURRent, the mask test subsystem uses the units as set by
the :CHANnel:UNITs command, usually time for ΔX and voltage for ΔY.
DIVisions
When set to DIVisions, the mask test subsystem uses the graticule as the
measurement system, so tolerance settings are specified as parts of a
screen division. The mask test subsystem maintains separate XDELta and
YDELta settings for CURRent and DIVisions. Thus, XDELta and YDELta
are not converted to new values when the UNITs setting is changed.
Example
This example sets the measurement units for automasking to the current
:CHANnel:UNITs setting.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:UNITS CURRENT"
Query
:MTESt:AMASk:UNITs?
The AMASk:UNITs query returns the current measurement units setting for
the mask test automask feature.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:AMASk:UNITs] {CURRent | DIVision}<NL>
This example gets the automask units setting, then prints the setting on
the screen of the computer.
Dim strAutomask_units As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:UNITS?"
strAutomask_units = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAutomask_units
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:MTESt:AMASk:XDELta
Command
:MTESt:AMASk:XDELta <xdelta_value>
The :MTESt:AMASk:XDELta command sets the tolerance in the X direction
around the waveform for the automasking feature. The absolute value of
the tolerance will be added and subtracted to horizontal values of the
waveform to determine the boundaries of the mask.
<xdelta_value>
Example
A value for the horizontal tolerance. This value is interpreted based on the
setting specified by the AMASk:UNITs command; thus, if you specify
250- E3, the setting for AMASk:UNITs is CURRent, and the current setting
specifies time in the horizontal direction, the tolerance will be ±250 ms. If
the setting for AMASk:UNITs is DIVisions, the same xdelta_value will set
the tolerance to ±250 millidivisions, or 1/4 of a division.
This example sets the units to divisions and sets the ΔX tolerance to
one- eighth of a division.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:UNITS DIVISIONS"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:XDELTA 125E-3"
Query
:MTESt:AMASk:XDELta?
The AMASk:XDELta? query returns the current setting of the ΔX tolerance
for automasking. If your computer program will interpret this value, it
should also request the current measurement system using the
AMASk:UNITs query.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:AMASk:XDELta] <xdelta_value><NL>
This example gets the measurement system units and ΔX settings for
automasking from the oscilloscope and prints the results on the computer
screen.
Dim strAutomask_units As String
Dim strAutomask_xdelta As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:UNITS?"
strAutomask_units = myScope.ReadString
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:XDELTA?"
strAutomask_xdelta = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAutomask_units
Debug.Print strAutomask_xdelta
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:MTESt:AMASk:YDELta
Command
:MTESt:AMASk:YDELta <ydelta_value>
The :MTESt:AMASk:YDELta command sets the vertical tolerance around
the waveform for the automasking feature. The absolute value of the
tolerance will be added and subtracted to vertical values of the waveform
to determine the boundaries of the mask.
This command requires that mask testing be enabled, otherwise a settings
conflict error message is displayed. See :MTESt:ENABle for information on
enabling mask testing.
<ydelta_value>
A value for the vertical tolerance. This value is interpreted based on the
setting specified by the AMASk:UNITs command; thus, if you specify
250- E3, the setting for AMASk:UNITs is CURRent, and the current setting
specifies voltage in the vertical direction, the tolerance will be ±250 mV. If
the setting for AMASk:UNITs is DIVisions, the same ydelta_value will set
the tolerance to ±250 millidivisions, or 1/4 of a division.
Example
This example sets the units to current and sets the ΔY tolerance to 30 mV,
assuming that the current setting specifies volts in the vertical direction.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:UNITS CURRENT"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:YDELTA 30E-3"
Query
:MTESt:AMASk:YDELta?
The AMASk:YDELta? query returns the current setting of the ΔY tolerance
for automasking. If your computer program will interpret this value, it
should also request the current measurement system using the
AMASk:UNITs query.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:AMASk:YDELta] <ydelta_value><NL>
This example gets the measurement system units and ΔY settings for
automasking from the oscilloscope and prints the results on the computer
screen.
Dim strAutomask_units As String
Dim strAutomask_ydelta As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:UNITS?"
strAutomask_units = myScope.ReadString
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AMASK:YDELTA?"
strAutomask_ydelta = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAutomask_units
Debug.Print strAutomask_ydelta
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:MTESt:AUTO
Command
:MTESt:AUTO {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:AUTO command enables (ON) or disables (OFF) the Use File
Setup When Aligning control. This determines which type of mask
alignment is performed when the :MTESt:ALIGn command is sent. When
enabled, the oscilloscope controls are changed to the values which are
determined by the loaded mask file. This alignment guarantees that the
aligned mask and any subsequent mask tests meet the requirements of the
standard.
When disabled, the alignment is performed using the current oscilloscope
settings. This may be useful when troubleshooting problems during the
design phase of a project.
Example
This example enables the Use File Settings When Aligning control.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AUTO ON"
Query
:MTESt:AUTO?
The :MTESt:AUTO? query returns the current value of the Use File Setup
When Aligning control.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:AUTO] {1 | 0} <NL>
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AUTO?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MTESt:AVERage
Command
:MTESt:AVERage {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:AVERage command enables or disables averaging. When ON,
the oscilloscope acquires multiple data values for each time bucket, and
averages them. When OFF, averaging is disabled. To set the number of
averages, use the :MTESt:AVERage:COUNt command described next.
The :ACQuire:AVERage command performs the same function as this
command.
Averaging is not available in PDETect mode.
Example
This example turns averaging on.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AVERAGE ON"
Query
:MTESt:AVERage?
The :MTESt:AVERage? query returns the current setting for averaging.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:AVERage] {1 | 0} <NL>
This example places the current settings for averaging into the string
variable, strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSetting As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AVERAGE?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MTESt:AVERage:COUNt
Command
:MTESt:AVERage:COUNt <count_value>
The :MTESt:AVERage:COUNt command sets the number of averages for the
waveforms. In the AVERage mode, the :MTESt:AVERage:COUNt command
specifies the number of data values to be averaged for each time bucket
before the acquisition is considered complete for that time bucket.
The :ACQuire:AVERage:COUNt command performs the same function as
this command.
<count_value>
Example
An integer, 2 to 65534, specifying the number of data values to be
averaged.
This example specifies that 16 data values must be averaged for each time
bucket to be considered complete. The number of time buckets that must
be complete for the acquisition to be considered complete is specified by
the :MTESt:COMPlete command.
myScope.WriteString ":MTESt:AVERage:COUNT 16"
Query
:MTESt:AVERage:COUNt?
The :MTESt:AVERage:COUNt? query returns the currently selected count
value.
Returned Format
[:MTESt:AVERage:COUNt] <value><NL>
<value>
An integer, 2 to 65534, specifying the number of data values to be
averaged.
Example
This example checks the currently selected count value and places that
value in the string variable, varResult. The program then prints the
contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:AVERAGE:COUNT?"
varResult = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varResult, 0)
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:MTESt:COUNt:FAILures?
Query
:MTESt:COUNt:FAILures? REGion<number>
The MTESt:COUNt:FAILures? query returns the number of failures that
occurred within a particular mask region.
The value 9.999E37 is returned if mask testing is not enabled or if you
specify a region number that is unused.
<number>
Returned Format
<number_of_
failures>
Example
An integer, 1 through 8, designating the region for which you want to
determine the failure count.
[:MTESt:COUNt:FAILures] REGion<number><number_of_failures> <NL>
The number of failures that have occurred for the designated region.
This example determines the current failure count for region 3 and prints
it on the computer screen.
Dim strMask_failures As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:COUNT:FAILURES? REGION3"
strMask_failures = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMask_failures
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:MTESt:COUNt:FUI?
Query
:MTESt:COUNt:FUI?
The MTESt:COUNt:FUI? query returns the number of unit interval failures
that have occurred.
Returned Format
<unit_interval_fa
ilures>
Example
[:MTESt:COUNt:FUI?] <unit_interval_failures> <NL>
The number of unit interval failures.
This example determines the current number of unit interval failures and
prints it to the computer screen.
Dim strFailures As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:COUNT:FUI?"
strFailures = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strFailures
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:MTESt:COUNt:FWAVeforms?
Query
:MTESt:COUNt:FWAVeforms?
The :MTESt:COUNt:FWAVeforms? query returns the total number of failed
waveforms in the current mask test run. This count is for all regions and
all waveforms, so if you wish to determine failures by region number, use
the COUNt:FAILures? query.
This count may not always be available. It is available only when the
following conditions are true:
• Mask testing was turned on before the histogram or color grade
persistence, and
• No mask changes have occurred, including scaling changes, editing, or
new masks.
The value 9.999E37 is returned if mask testing is not enabled, or if you
have modified the mask.
Returned Format
<number_
of_failed_
waveforms>
Example
[:MTESt:COUNt:FWAVeforms] <number_of_failed_waveforms><NL>
The total number of failed waveforms for the current test run.
This example determines the number of failed waveforms and prints the
result on the computer screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:COUNT:FWAVEFORMS?"
strMask_fwaveforms = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMask_fwaveforms
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:MTESt:COUNt:UI?
Query
:MTESt:COUNt:UI?
The MTESt:COUNt:UI? query returns the number of unit intervals that
have been mask tested.
Returned Format
<unit_intervals_t
ested>
Example
[:MTESt:COUNt:UI?] <unit_intervals_tested> <NL>
The number of unit intervals tested.
This example determines the current number of unit intervals tested and
prints it to the computer screen.
Dim strUnit_intervals As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:COUNT:uUI?"
strUnit_intervals = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strUnit_intervals
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:MTESt:COUNt:WAVeforms?
Query
:MTESt:COUNt:WAVeforms?
The :MTESt:COUNt:WAVeforms? query returns the total number of
waveforms acquired in the current mask test run. The value 9.999E37 is
returned if mask testing is not enabled.
Returned Format
<number_of_
waveforms>
Example
[:MTESt:COUNt:WAVeforms] <number_of_waveforms><NL>
The total number of waveforms for the current test run.
This example determines the number of waveforms acquired in the current
test run and prints the result on the computer screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:COUNT:WAVEFORMS?"
varMask_waveforms = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMask_waveforms, 0)
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:MTESt:DELete
Command
:MTESt:DELete
The :MTESt:DELete command clears the currently loaded mask.
Example
This example clears the currently loaded mask.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:DELETE"
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:MTESt:ENABle
Command
:MTESt:ENABle {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:ENABle command enables or disables the mask test features.
ON
Enables the mask test features.
OFF
Disables the mask test features.
Example
This example enables the mask test features.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:ENABLE ON"
Query
:MTESt:ENABle?
The :MTESt:ENABle? query returns the current state of mask test features.
Returned Format
Example
[MTESt:ENABle] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current value of the mask test state in the
numeric variable varValue, then prints the contents to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:ENABLE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MTESt:FOLDing
(Clock Recovery software only)
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2688A Clock Recovery Software is installed.
:MTESt:FOLDing {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:FOLDing command enables (ON) or disables (OFF) the display
of the real time eye. When enabled, an eye diagram of the data will be
generated superimposed on the recovered clock. Refer to the
:MEASure:CLOCk commands for clock recovery.
Example
This example enables the display of the real time eye.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:FOLDING ON"
Query
:MTESt:FOLDing?
The :MTESt:FOLDing? query returns the current state of clock recovery
folding.
Returned Format
[:MTESt:FOLDing] {1 | 0} <NL>
Example
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:FOLDING?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:CLOCk" on page 506
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod" on page 507
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn" on page 509
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis" on page 510
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE" on page 511
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on page 513
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515
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:MTESt:FOLDing:BITS
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2688A Clock Recovery Software is installed.
:MTESt:FOLDing:BITS {BOTH | DEEMphasis | TRANsition
| PATTern, "<pattern>", <cursor>}
The :MTESt:FOLDing:BITS command determines the type of data bits used
to create the eye pattern. The transition bits are greater in amplitude than
the deemphasis bits. The PCI Express standard requires that compliance
mask testing be done for both bit types.
<pattern>
<cursor>
Example
An eight character string 8 of "1", "0", or "X". For example, "101XX010".
A value from 0 to 7 representing which bit is bit 0 from the LSB.
This example sets bit type to transition bits.
myScope.WriteString ":MTESt:FOLDing:BITS TRANsition"
Query
:MTESt:FOLDing:BITS?
The :MTESt:FOLDing:BITS? query returns the current setting of the real
time eye bits.
Returned Format
Example
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[:MTESt:FOLDing:BITS] {BOTH | DEEMphasis | TRANsition
| PATT,<pattern>,<cursor>} <NL>
myScope.WriteString ":MTESt:FOLDing:BITS?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
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:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST
Command
:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:FOLDing:FAST command turns the "Fast, Worst Case Only"
real- time eye display option ON or OFF.
When ON, the oscilloscope performs a fast real- time eye display by
showing only the worst case bits and other bits that surround them.
This option can be used to speed up the real- time eye display when the
oscilloscope is using deep memory.
Worst case bits are evaluated using these 8 points inside the eye:
• Left and right of the eye at the threshold level.
• Left and right of the eye at the threshold + hysteresis level.
• Left and right of the eye at the threshold - hysteresis level.
• Top and bottom of the eye at the center.
For each bit that represents the worst case at one of the evaluated points,
the 1,000 bits that surround that bit are also displayed. So, up to 8,000
bits per acquisition can contribute to the real- time eye display. Keep in
mind that one bit can represent the worst case at multiple points or that
the 1,000 bits surrounding the worst case bits can overlap, so there can be
fewer than 8,000 bits displayed per acquisition.
Example
This example turns on the "Fast, Worst Case Only" real- time eye display
option.
myScope.WriteString ":MTESt:FOLDing:FAST ON"
Query
:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST?
The :MTESt:FOLDing:FAST? query returns the current setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:FOLDing:FAST] {1 | 0} <NL>
myScope.WriteString ":MTESt:FOLDing:FAST?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MTESt:HAMPlitude
Command
:MTESt:HAMPlitude <upper_limit>
The :MTESt:HAMPlitude command sets the maximum pulse amplitude
value that passes the pulse standard. For some of the pulse
communications standards, a pulse has a range of amplitude values and
still passes the standard. This command sets the upper limit used during
mask testing.
<upper_limit>
Example
A real number that represents the maximum amplitude in volts of a pulse
as allowed by the pulse standard.
This example sets the maximum pulse amplitude to 3.6 volts.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:HAMPLITUDE 3.6"
Query
:MTESt:HAMPlitude?
The :MTESt:HAMPlitude? query returns the current value of the maximum
pulse amplitude.
Returned Format
<upper_limit>
Example
[MTESt:HAMPlitude] <upper_limit><NL>
A real number that represents the maximum amplitude in volts of a pulse
as allowed by the pulse standard.
This example returns the current upper pulse limit and prints it to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:HAMPLITUDE?"
varULimit = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varULimit, 0)
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:MTESt:IMPedance
Command
:MTESt:IMPedance {NONE | IMP75 | IMP100 | IMP110 | IMP120}
The :MTESt:IMPedance command sets the desired probe impedance of the
channel being used for mask testing. This impedance value is used when
starting a mask test to determine whether or not the correct Infiniium
probe is connected and in the case of the E2621A if the switch is set to
the correct impedance value.
Infiniium has an AutoProbe interface that detects probes that have Probe
ID resistors. If one of these probes is connected to the channel being mask
tested and is not the correct probe for the selected impedance, a warning
dialog box appears when the mask test is started from the human
interface.
This command is meant to be used in the setup section of a mask file.
NONE
Disables the probe impedance check.
IMP75
Enables the probe impedance check for the E2622A probe.
IMP100
Enables the probe impedance check for the E2621A probe with the switch
set to the 100 ohm position.
IMP110
Enables the probe impedance check for the E2621A probe with the switch
set to the 110 ohm position.
IMP120
Enables the probe impedance check for the E2621A probe with the switch
set to the 120 ohm position.
Example
This example sets the probe impedance of the channel being used for mask
testing to 100 ohms.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:IMPEDANCE IMP100"
Query
:MTESt:IMPedance?
The :MTESt:IMPedance? query returns the current value of the mask test
impedance.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:IMPedance] {NONE | IMP75 | IMP100 | IMP110 | IMP120}<NL>
This example returns the current value of the mask test impedance and
prints the result to the computer screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:IMPEDANCE?"
strImpedance = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strImpedance
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:MTESt:INVert
Command
:MTESt:INVert {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:INVert command inverts the mask for testing negative- going
pulses. The trigger level and mask offset are also adjusted. Not all masks
support negative- going pulse testing, and for these masks, the command is
ignored.
Example
This example inverts the mask for testing negative- going pulses.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:INVERT ON"
Query
:MTESt:INVert?
The :MTESt:INVert? query returns the current inversion setting.
Returned Format
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:MTESt:LAMPlitude
Command
:MTESt:LAMPlitude <lower_limit>
The :MTESt:LAMPlitude command sets the minimum pulse amplitude value
that passes the pulse standard. For some of the pulse communications
standards, a pulse has a range of amplitude values and still passes the
standard. This command sets the lower limit used during mask testing.
<lower_limit>
Example
A real number that represents the minimum amplitude in volts of a pulse
as allowed by the pulse standard.
This example sets the minimum pulse amplitude to 2.4 volts.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:LAMPLITUDE 2.4"
Query
:MTESt:LAMPlitude?
The :MTESt LAMPlitude? query returns the current value of the minimum
pulse amplitude.
Returned Format
<lower_limit>
Example
[:MTESt:LAMPlitude] <lower_limit><NL>
A real number that represents the minimum amplitude in volts of a pulse
as allowed by the pulse standard.
This example returns the current lower pulse limit and prints it to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF ! Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:LAMPLITUDE?""
varULimit = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varULimit, 0)
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:MTESt:LOAD
Command
:MTESt:LOAD "<filename>"
The :MTESt:LOAD command loads the specified mask file. The default path
for mask files is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\
Infiniium\MASKS. To use a different path, specify the complete path and
file name.
<filename>
Example
An MS- DOS compatible name of the file, a maximum of 254 characters
long (including the path name, if used).
This example loads the mask file named "140md_itu_1.msk".
myScope.WriteString _
":MTEST:LOAD ""c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Infiniium\
masks\140md_itu_1.msk"""
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:MTESt:NREGions?
Query
:MTESt:NREGions?
The :MTESt:NREGions? query returns the number of regions that define
the mask.
Returned Format
<regions>
Example
[:MTESt:NREGions] <regions><NL>
An integer from 0 to 8.
This example returns the number of mask regions.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:NREGIONS?"
varRegions = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varRegions, 0)
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:MTESt:PROBe:IMPedance?
Query
:MTESt:PROBe:IMPedance?
The :MTESt:PROBe:IMPedance? query returns the impedance setting for the
E2621A and E2622A probes for the current mask test channel.
Returned Format
<impedance>
Example
[:MTESt:PROBe:IMPedance] <impedance><NL>
An unquoted string: 75, 100, 110, 120, or NONE
This example returns the impedance setting for the probe.
Dim strImpedance As String
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:PROBE:IMPEDANCE?"
strImpedance = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strImpedance
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:MTESt:RUMode
Command
:MTESt:RUMode {FORever | TIME, <time> | {WAVeforms, <number_of_waveforms
>}}
The :MTESt:RUMode command determines the termination conditions for
the mask test. The choices are FORever, TIME, or WAVeforms.
If WAVeforms is selected, a second parameter is required indicating the
number of failures that can occur or the number of samples or waveforms
that are to be acquired.
FORever
FORever runs the Mask Test until the test is turned off. This is used when
you want a measurement to run continually and not to stop after a fixed
number of failures. For example, you may want the Mask Test to run
overnight and not be limited by a number of failures.
TIME
TIME sets the amount of time in minutes that a mask test will run before
it terminates.
<time>
WAVeforms
<number_of_
waveforms>
Example
A real number: 0.1 to 1440.0
WAVeforms sets the maximum number of waveforms that are required
before the mask test terminates.
An integer: 1 to 1,000,000,000.
This example sets the mask test subsystem run until mode to continue
testing until 500,000 waveforms have been gathered.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:RUMODE WAVEFORMS,500E3"
Query
:MTESt:RUMode?
The query returns the currently selected termination condition and value.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:RUMode] {FORever | TIME,<time> | {WAVeforms, <number_of_waveform
s>}}<NL>
This example gets the current setting of the mask test run until mode
from the oscilloscope and prints it on the computer screen.
Dim strMTEST_Runmode As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:RUMODE?"
strMTEST_Runmode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMTEST_Runmode
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:MTESt:RUMode:SOFailure
Command
:MTESt:RUMode:SOFailure {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:RUMode:SOFailure command enables or disables the Stop On
Failure run until criteria. When a mask test is run and a mask violation is
detected, the mask test is stopped and the acquisition system is stopped.
Example
This example enables the Stop On Failure run until criteria.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:RUMODE:SOFAILURE ON"
Query
:MTESt:SOFailure?
The :MTESt:SOFailure? query returns the current state of the Stop on
Failure control.
Returned Format
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:MTESt:SCALe:BIND
Command
:MTESt:SCALe:BIND {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MTESt:SCALe:BIND command enables or disables Bind 1 & 0 Levels
(Bind - 1 & 0 Levels for inverted masks) control. If the Bind 1 & 0 Levels
control is enabled, the 1 Level and the 0 Level controls track each other.
Adjusting either the 1 Level or the 0 Level control shifts the position of
the mask up or down without changing its size. If the Bind 1 & 0 Levels
control is disabled, adjusting either the 1 Level or the 0 Level control
changes the vertical height of the mask.
If the Bind - 1 & 0 Levels control is enabled, the - 1 Level and the 0 Level
controls track each other. Adjusting either the - 1 Level or the 0 Level
control shifts the position of the mask up or down without changing its
size. If the Bind - 1 & 0 Levels control is disabled, adjusting either the - 1
Level or the 0 Level control changes the vertical height of the mask.
Example
This example enables the Bind 1 & 0 Levels control.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:BIND ON"
Query
:MTESt:SCALe:BIND?
The :MTESt:SCALe:BIND? query returns the value of the Bind 1&0 control
(Bind - 1&0 for inverted masks).
Returned Format
[:MTESt:SCALe:BIND?] {1 | 0}<NL>
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:MTESt:SCALe:X1
Command
:MTESt:SCALe:X1 <x1_value>
The :MTESt:SCALe:X1 command defines where X=0 in the base coordinate
system used for mask testing. The other X- coordinate is defined by the
SCALe:XDELta command. Once the X1 and XDELta coordinates are set, all
X values of vertices in the mask regions are defined with respect to this
value, according to the equation:
X = (X × ΔX) + X1
Thus, if you set X1 to 100 ms, and XDELta to 100 ms, an X value of 0.100
is a vertex at 110 ms.
The oscilloscope uses this equation to normalize vertices. This simplifies
reprogramming to handle different data rates. For example, if you halve
the period of the waveform of interest, you need only to adjust the
XDELta value to set up the mask for the new waveform.
<x1_value>
Example
A time value specifying the location of the X1 coordinate, which will then
be treated as X=0 for mask regions coordinates.
This example sets the X1 coordinate at 150 ms.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:X1 150E-3"
Query
:MTESt:SCALe:X1?
The :MTESt:SCALe:X1? query returns the current X1 coordinate setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:SCALe:X1] <x1_value><NL>
This example gets the current setting of the X1 coordinate from the
oscilloscope and prints it on the computer screen.
Dim strScale_x1 As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:X1?"
strScale_x1 = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strScale_x1
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:MTESt:SCALe:XDELta
Command
:MTESt:SCALe:XDELta <xdelta_value>
The :MTESt:SCALe:XDELta command defines the position of the X2
marker with respect to the X1 marker. In the mask test coordinate system,
the X1 marker defines where X=0; thus, the X2 marker defines where X=1.
Because all X vertices of the regions defined for mask testing are
normalized with respect to X1 and ΔX, redefining ΔX also moves those
vertices to stay in the same locations with respect to X1 and ΔX. Thus, in
many applications, it is best if you define XDELta as a pulse width or bit
period. Then a change in data rate without corresponding changes in the
waveform can easily be handled by changing ΔX.
The X- coordinate of polygon vertices is normalized using this equation:
X = (X × ΔX) + X1
<xdelta_value>
Example
A time value specifying the distance of the X2 marker with respect to the
X1 marker.
Assume that the period of the waveform you wish to test is 1 ms. Then
the following example will set ΔX to 1 ms, ensuring that the waveform's
period is between the X1 and X2 markers.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:XDELTA 1E-6:
Query
:MTESt:SCALe:XDELta?
The :MTESt:SCALe:XDELta? query returns the current value of ΔX.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:SCALe:XDELta] <xdelta_value><NL>
This example gets the value of ΔX from the oscilloscope and prints it on
the computer screen.
Dim strScale_xdelta As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:XDELTA?""
strScale_xdelta = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strScale_xdelta
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:MTESt:SCALe:Y1
Command
:MTESt:SCALe:Y1 <y_value>
The :MTESt:SCALe:Y1 command defines where Y=0 in the coordinate
system for mask testing. All Y values of vertices in the coordinate system
are defined with respect to the boundaries set by SCALe:Y1 and SCALe:Y2
according to the equation:
Y = (Y × (Y2 - Y1)) + Y1
Thus, if you set Y1 to 100 mV, and Y2 to 1 V, a Y value of 0.100 in a
vertex is at 190 mV.
<y1_value>
Example
A voltage value specifying the point at which Y=0.
This example sets the Y1 marker to - 150 mV.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:Y1 -150E-3"
Query
:MTESt:SCALe:Y1?
The SCALe:Y1? query returns the current setting of the Y1 marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:SCALe:Y1] <y1_value><NL>
This example gets the setting of the Y1 marker from the oscilloscope and
prints it on the computer screen.
Dim strScale_y1 As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:Y1?"
strScale_y1 = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strScale_y1
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:MTESt:SCALe:Y2
Command
:MTESt:SCALe:Y2 <y2_value>
The :MTESt:SCALe:Y2 command defines the Y2 marker in the coordinate
system for mask testing. All Y values of vertices in the coordinate system
are defined with respect to the boundaries defined by SCALe:Y1 and
SCALe:Y2 according to the following equation:
Y = (Y × (Y2 - Y1)) + Y1
Thus, if you set Y1 to 100 mV, and Y2 to 1 V, a Y value of 0.100 in a
vertex is at 190 mV.
<y2_value>
Example
A voltage value specifying the location of the Y2 marker.
This example sets the Y2 marker to 2.5 V.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:Y2 2.5"
Query
:MTESt:SCALe:Y2?
The SCALe:Y2? query returns the current setting of the Y2 marker.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:SCALe:Y2] <y2_value><NL>
This example gets the setting of the Y2 marker from the oscilloscope and
prints it on the computer screen.
Dim strScale_y2 As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SCALE:Y2?"
strScale_y2 = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strScale_y2
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:MTESt:SOURce
Command
:MTESt:SOURce {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | EQUalized}
The :MTESt:SOURce command selects the channel which is configured by
the commands contained in a mask file when it is loaded.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
Example
This example selects channel 1 as the mask test source.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:MTESt:SOURce?
The :MTESt:SOURce? query returns the channel which is configured by the
commands contained in the current mask file.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:SOURce] {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | EQUalized}<NL>
This example gets the mask test source setting and prints the result on the
computer display.
Dim strAmask_source As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:SOURCE?"
strAmask_source = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAmask_source
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:MTESt:STARt
Command
:MTESt:STARt
The :MTESt:STARt command starts the mask test. The :MTESt:STARt
command also starts the oscilloscope acquisition system.
Example
This example starts the mask test and acquisition system.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:START"
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:MTESt:STOP
Command
:MTESt:STOP
The :MTESt:STOP command stops the mask test. The :MTESt:STOP
command does not stop the acquisition system.
Example
This example stops the mask test.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:STOP"
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:MTESt:STIMe
Command
:MTESt:STIMe <timeout>
The :MTESt:STIMe command sets the timeout value for the Autoalign
feature. If the oscilloscope is unable to align the mask to your waveform
within the specified timeout value, it will stop trying to align and will
report an alignment failure.
<timeout>
Example
An integer from 1 to 120 seconds representing the time between triggers
(not the time that it takes to finish the alignment.)
This example sets the timeout value for the Autoalign feature to 10
seconds.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:STIMe 10"
Query
:MTESt:STIMe?
The query returns timeout value for the Autoalign feature.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:STIMe] <timeout><NL>
This example gets the timeout setting and prints the result on the
computer display.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:STIME?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MTESt:TITLe?
Query
:MTESt:TITLe?
The :MTESt:TITLe? query returns the mask title which is a string of up to
23 characters. The title is displayed in the mask test dialog box and mask
test tab when a mask file is loaded.
Returned Format
<mask_title>
Example
[:MTESt:TITLe] <mask_title><NL>
A string of up to 23 ASCII characters which is the mask title.
This example places the mask title in the string variable and prints the
contents to the computer's screen.
Dim strTitle As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:TITLE?"
strTitle = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTitle
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:MTESt:TRIGger:SOURce
Command
:MTESt:TRIGger:SOURce CHANnel<N>
The :MTESt:TRIGger:SOURce command sets the channel or function to use
as the trigger. Mask testing must be enabled before using this command.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example sets the mask trigger source to channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:TRIGGER:SOURCE CHANNEL1"
Query
:MTESt:TRIGger:SOURce?
The query returns the currently selected mask test trigger source.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTESt:TRIGger] CHANnel<N><NL>
This example gets the trigger source setting and prints the result on the
computer display.
Dim strAmask_source As String
myScope.WriteString ":MTEST:TRIGGER:SOURCE?"
strAmask_source = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strAmask_source
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Measure Commands
:MEASure:AREA 492
:MEASure:BINTerval 493
:MEASure:BPERiod 494
:MEASure:BWIDth 495
:MEASure:CDRRATE 496
:MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing 497
:MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion 498
:MEASure:CGRade:EHEight 499
:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth 500
:MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow 501
:MEASure:CGRade:JITTer 502
:MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor 503
:MEASure:CHARge 504
:MEASure:CLEar 505
:MEASure:CLOCk 506
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod 507
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn 509
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis 510
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE 511
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF 513
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF 515
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical 517
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet 518
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe 519
:MEASure:CROSsing 520
:MEASure:CTCDutycycle 521
:MEASure:CTCJitter 523
:MEASure:CTCNwidth 525
:MEASure:CTCPwidth 527
:MEASure:DATarate 529
:MEASure:DEEMphasis 531
:MEASure:DELTatime 533
:MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine 535
:MEASure:DUTYcycle 537
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:MEASure:EDGE 539
:MEASure:ETOedge 541
:MEASure:FALLtime 542
:MEASure:FFT:DFRequency 544
:MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude 546
:MEASure:FFT:FREQuency 548
:MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude 549
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1 550
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK2 551
:MEASure:FFT:THReshold 552
:MEASure:FREQuency 553
:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS 555
:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S 556
:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S 557
:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S 558
:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX 559
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN 560
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian 561
:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN 562
:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE 563
:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK 564
:MEASure:HISTogram:PP 565
:MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution 566
:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev 567
:MEASure:HOLDtime 568
:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram 570
:MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement 571
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum 572
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal 573
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition 574
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe 575
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical 576
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet 577
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe 578
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE 579
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow 580
:MEASure:JITTer:STATistics 581
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd 582
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth 583
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts 584
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical 585
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet 586
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe 587
:MEASure:NAME 588
:MEASure:NCJitter 589
:MEASure:NOISe 591
:MEASure:NOISe:ALL? 592
:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth 594
:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation 595
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod 596
:MEASure:NOISe:REPort 597
:MEASure:NOISe:RN 598
:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN 599
:MEASure:NOISe:STATe 600
:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs 601
:MEASure:NPERiod 602
:MEASure:NUI 604
:MEASure:NPULses 603
:MEASure:NWIDth 605
:MEASure:OVERshoot 607
:MEASure:PAMPlitude 609
:MEASure:PBASe 610
:MEASure:PERiod 611
:MEASure:PHASe 613
:MEASure:PPULses 615
:MEASure:PREShoot 616
:MEASure:PTOP 618
:MEASure:PWIDth 619
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition 621
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce 622
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe 623
:MEASure:RESults? 624
:MEASure:RISetime 627
:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL? 629
:MEASure:RJDJ:APLength? 631
:MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth 632
:MEASure:RJDJ:BER 633
:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk 635
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:MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE 636
:MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate 637
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod 638
:MEASure:RJDJ:MODe 639
:MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth 640
:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort 641
:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ 642
:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ 643
:MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce 644
:MEASure:RJDJ:STATe 645
:MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ? 646
:MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs 647
:MEASure:SCRatch 648
:MEASure:SENDvalid 649
:MEASure:SETuptime 650
:MEASure:SLEWrate 652
:MEASure:SOURce 653
:MEASure:STATistics 654
:MEASure:TEDGe 655
:MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute 657
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute 659
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis 661
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod 663
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent 665
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute 667
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod 669
:MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis 671
:MEASure:THResholds:METHod 673
:MEASure:THResholds:PERCent 675
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute 677
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis 679
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod 681
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent 683
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute 685
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod 687
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute 689
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis 691
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod 693
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent 695
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute 697
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod 699
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute 701
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod 703
:MEASure:TIEClock2 705
:MEASure:TIEData 707
:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe 709
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt 710
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe 711
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP 712
:MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE 713
:MEASure:TMAX 714
:MEASure:TMIN 715
:MEASure:TVOLt 716
:MEASure:UITouijitter 718
:MEASure:UNITinterval 719
:MEASure:VAMPlitude 721
:MEASure:VAVerage 722
:MEASure:VBASe 724
:MEASure:VLOWer 725
:MEASure:VMAX 726
:MEASure:VMIDdle 728
:MEASure:VMIN 729
:MEASure:VOVershoot 731
:MEASure:VPP 732
:MEASure:VPReshoot 734
:MEASure:VRMS 735
:MEASure:VTIMe 737
:MEASure:VTOP 739
:MEASure:VUPPer 740
:MEASure:WINDow 742
:MEASurement<N>:NAME 743
:MEASurement<N>:SOURce 744
The commands in the MEASure subsystem are used to make parametric
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E2688A High
Speed Serial
Software
commands
The following MEASure commands are available when the E2688A High
Speed Serial Software is installed.
• ":MEASure:CLOCk" on page 506
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod" on page 507
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn" on page 509
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis" on page 510
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE" on page 511
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on page 513
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical" on page 517
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet" on page 518
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe" on page 519
• ":MEASure:TIEData" on page 707
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe" on page 709
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt" on page 710
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe" on page 711
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP" on page 712
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE" on page 713
• Also see the ":MTESt:FOLDing" on page 459 command in the mask test
system.
E2681A EZJIT
Jitter Analysis
Software
commands
The following MEASure commands are available when the E2681A EZJIT
Jitter Analysis Software is installed.
• ":MEASure:CTCDutycycle" on page 521
• ":MEASure:CTCJitter" on page 523
• ":MEASure:CTCNwidth" on page 525
• ":MEASure:CTCPwidth" on page 527
• ":MEASure:DATarate" on page 529
• ":MEASure:HOLDtime" on page 568
• ":MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram" on page 570
• ":MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement" on page 571
• ":MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum" on page 572
• ":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581
• ":MEASure:JITTer:TRENd" on page 582
• ":MEASure:NCJitter" on page 589
• ":MEASure:NPERiod" on page 602
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• ":MEASure:NUI" on page 604
• ":MEASure:SETuptime" on page 650
• ":MEASure:TIEClock2" on page 705
• ":MEASure:TIEData" on page 707
• ":MEASure:UITouijitter" on page 718
• ":MEASure:UNITinterval" on page 719
N5400A and
N5401A Jitter
Analysis
Software
commands
The following MEASure commands are available when the N5400A or
N5401A Jitter Analysis Software is installed.
• ":MEASure:CLOCk" on page 506
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod" on page 507
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn" on page 509
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis" on page 510
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE" on page 511
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on page 513
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical" on page 517
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet" on page 518
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe" on page 519
• ":MEASure:CTCDutycycle" on page 521
• ":MEASure:CTCJitter" on page 523
• ":MEASure:CTCNwidth" on page 525
• ":MEASure:CTCPwidth" on page 527
• ":MEASure:DATarate" on page 529
• ":MEASure:HOLDtime" on page 568
• ":MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram" on page 570
• ":MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement" on page 571
• ":MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum" on page 572
• ":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581
• ":MEASure:JITTer:TRENd" on page 582
• ":MEASure:NCJitter" on page 589
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:ALL?" on page 629
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:APLength?" on page 631
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:BER" on page 633
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk" on page 635
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE" on page 636
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• ":MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate" on page 637
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth" on page 640
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce" on page 644
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:STATe" on page 645
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ?" on page 646
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs" on page 647
• ":MEASure:SETuptime" on page 650
• ":MEASure:TIEClock2" on page 705
• ":MEASure:TIEData" on page 707
• ":MEASure:UNITinterval" on page 719
FFT Commands
Measurement
Setup
The :MEASure:FFT commands control the FFT measurements that are
accessible through the Measure subsystem.
To make a measurement, the portion of the waveform required for that
measurement must be displayed on the oscilloscope.
• For a period or frequency measurement, at least one and a half
complete cycles must be displayed.
• For a pulse width measurement, the entire pulse must be displayed.
• For a rise time measurement, the leading (positive- going) edge of the
waveform must be displayed.
• For a fall time measurement, the trailing (negative- going) edge of the
waveform must be displayed.
In jitter mode with jitter statistics enabled, measurements are made on all
data regardless of what is on screen.
User-Defined
Thresholds
If you choose to set user- defined thresholds, they must be set before
actually sending the measurement command or query.
Measurement
Error
If a measurement cannot be made because of a lack of data, because the
source waveform is not displayed, the requested measurement is not
possible (for example, a period measurement on an FFT waveform), or for
some other reason, the following results are returned:
• 9.99999E+37 is returned as the measurement result.
• If SENDvalid is ON, the error code is also returned as well as the
questionable value.
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Measurements
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If more than one period, edge, or pulse is displayed, time measurements
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When any of the defined measurements are requested, the oscilloscope
first determines the top (100%) and base (0%) voltages of the waveform.
From this information, the oscilloscope determines the other important
voltage values (10%, 90%, and 50% voltage values) for making
measurements.
The 10% and 90% voltage values are used in the rise time and fall time
measurements when standard thresholds are selected. The 50% voltage
value is used for measuring frequency, period, pulse width, and duty cycle
with standard thresholds selected.
You can also make measurements using user- defined thresholds instead of
the standard thresholds.
When the command form of a measurement is used, the oscilloscope is
placed in the continuous measurement mode. The measurement result will
be displayed on the front panel. There may be a maximum of 5
measurements running continuously. Use the SCRatch command to turn
off the measurements.
When the query form of the measurement is used, the measurement is
made one time, and the measurement result is returned.
• If the current acquisition is complete, the current acquisition is
measured and the result is returned.
• If the current acquisition is incomplete and the oscilloscope is running,
acquisitions will continue to occur until the acquisition is complete. The
acquisition will then be measured and the result returned.
• If the current acquisition is incomplete and the oscilloscope is stopped,
the measurement result will be 9.99999e+37 and the incomplete result
state will be returned if SENDvalid is ON.
All measurements are made using the entire display, except for VAVerage
and VRMS which allow measurements on a single cycle. Therefore, if you
want to make measurements on a particular cycle, display only that cycle
on the screen.
Measurements are made on the displayed waveforms specified by the
SOURce command. The SOURce command lets you specify two sources.
Most measurements are only made on a single source. Some
measurements, such as the DELTatime measurement, require two sources.
If the waveform is clipped, the measurement result may be questionable.
In this case, the value returned is the most accurate value that can be
made using the current scaling. You might be able to obtain a more
accurate measurement by adjusting the vertical scale to prevent the
waveform from being clipped.
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:MEASure:AREA
Command
:MEASure:AREA {CYCLe | DISPlay}[,<source>]
The :MEASure:AREA command turns on the area measurement. The area
measurement measures between the waveform, or a selected cycle of the
waveform, and the waveform ground. When measuring Area, it is
sometimes useful to use the Subtract Math Operator to remove any dc
offset from a waveform you want to measure. Also see Math/FFT
Functions for more details.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example turns on the area measurement which measures between the
waveform and ground. Only that portion of the waveform which is in the
waveform viewing area is measured.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:AREA DISPLAY"
Query
:MEASure:AREA?
The :MEASure:AREA? query returns the area measurement.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:AREA]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
This example places the current selection for the area to be measured in
the string variable, strSelection, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim strSelection As String
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:AREA?"
strSelection = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSelection
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:MEASure:BINTerval
Command
:MEASure:BINTerval <source>, <idle time>
The :MEASure:BINTerval command measures the amount of time between
the end of a burst and beginning of the next burst. The idle time is the
minimum time between bursts.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<idle time>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Minimum amount of idle time between bursts.
This example measures the burst interval between two bursts on channel 4
(and with an idle time of 5 microseconds)
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:BINTerval CHAN4, 5e-6"
Query
:MEASure:BINTerval? <source>, <idle time>
The :MEASure:BINTerval? query returns the burst interval time.
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:MEASure:BPERiod
Command
:MEASure:BPERiod <source>, <idle time>
The :MEASure:BPERiod command measures the time between the
beginning of a burst and the beginning of the next burst. The idle time is
the minimum time between bursts.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<idle time>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Minimum amount of idle time between bursts.
This example measures the burst period between two bursts on channel 4
(and with an idle time of 5 microseconds)
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:BPERiod CHAN4, 5e-6"
Query
:MEASure:BPERiod? <source>, <idle time>
The :MEASure:BPERiod? query returns the burst period time.
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:MEASure:BWIDth
Command
:MEASure:BWIDth <source>,<idle_time>
The :MEASure:BWIDth command measures the width of bursts in your
waveform. The idle time is the minimum time between bursts.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MSPectrum |
MTRend | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<idle_time>
Example
Amount of idle time between bursts.
This example measures the width of bursts for the waveform on channel
one and sets the idle time to 1 microsecond.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:BWIDTH CHANNEL1,1E-6"
Query
:MEASure:BWIDth? <source>,<idle_time>
The :MEASure:BWIDth? query returns the width of the burst being
measured.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:BWIDth ]<burst_width><NL>
This example returns the width of the burst being measured, in the string
variable, strBurstwidth, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strBurstwidth As String
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:BWIDTH? CHANNEL1,1E-6"
strBurstwidth = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strBurstwidth
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:MEASure:CDRRATE
Command
:MEASure:CDRRATE <source>
The :MEASure:CDRRATE command determines the data rate (clock
recovery rate) from the clock recovery method being used. It yields one
data point per acquisition so trending cannot be performed on this
measurement.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MSPectrum |
MTRend | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
This example measures the clock recovery rate of channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CDRRATE CHANNEL1"
Example
This example places the current data rate of the channel 1 waveform in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CDRRATE? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing
The :MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing command enables the crossing level
percent measurement on the current eye pattern. Before using this
command or query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable
the color grade persistence feature. Also, there must be a full eye diagram
on screen before a valid measurement can be made.
Example
This example measures the crossing level.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:CROSSING"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing?
The :MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing? query returns the crossing level percent
measurement of the current eye diagram on the color grade display.
Before using this command or query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade
command to enable the color grade persistence feature.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:CGRade:CROSsing]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The crossing level.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example places the current crossing level in the numeric variable,
varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:CROSSING?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion <format>
The :MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion command enables the duty cycle
distortion measurement on the current eye pattern. The parameter
specifies the format for reporting the measurement. Before using this
command or query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable
the color grade persistence feature. Also, there must be a full eye diagram
on screen before a valid measurement can be made.
<format>
Example
{TIME | PERCent}
This example measures the duty cycle distortion.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:DCDISTORTION TIME"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion? <format>
The :MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion query returns the duty cycle
distortion measurement of the color grade display. Before using this
command or query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable
the color grade persistence feature.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:CGRade:DCDistortion]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The duty cycle distortion.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example places the current duty cycle distortion in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:DCDISTORTION? PERCENT"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CGRade:EHEight
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:EHEight <algorithm>
The :MEASure:CGRade:EHEight command enables the eye height
measurement on the current eye pattern. Before using this command or
query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color
grade persistence feature. Also, there must be a full eye diagram on screen
before a valid measurement can be made.
<algorithm>
{MEASured | EXTRapolated} EXTRapolated is optional because it is the
default if you do not specify an algorithm.
MEASured will measure the eye height within the window (see
CGRade:EWINdow) of the current data. The smallest eye height is
reported. Extrapolated will estimate the eye height based upon the mean
and standard deviation of the eye top and base.
Example
This example enables the eye height measurement.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:EHEIGHT"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:EHEight?
The :MEASure:CGRade:EHEight? query returns the eye height measurement
of the color grade display. Before using this command or query, you must
use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color grade persistence
feature.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:CGRade:EHEight]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The eye height.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example places the current eye height in the numeric variable,
varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:EHEIGHT?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth <algorithm>
The :MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth command enables the eye width
measurement on the current eye pattern. Before using this command or
query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color
grade persistence feature. Also, there must be a full eye diagram on screen
before a valid measurement can be made.
<algorithm>
{MEASured | EXTRapolated} EXTRapolated is optional because it is the
default if you do not specify an algorithm.
MEASured will measure the eye width within the window (see
CGRade:EWINdow) of the current data. The smallest eye width is reported.
Extrapolated will estimate the eye width based upon the mean and
standard deviation of the crossings.
Example
This example measures the eye width.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:EWIDTH"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth?
The :MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth? query returns the eye width measurement
of the color grade display. Before using this command or query, you must
use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color grade persistence
feature.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDth]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The eye width.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example places the current eye width in the numeric variable,
varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:EWIDTH?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow <start>,<stop>[,<start_after>]
The :MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow command is used to change the starting
point and the stopping point of the window used to make the eye pattern
measurements of eye height, eye crossing %, and eye q- factor. In addition,
the number of waveform hits can be set to ensure that enough data has
been collected to make accurate measurements.
<start>
An integer from 1 to 100 for horizontal starting point. (Default value is
40%.)
<stop>
An integer from 1 to 100 for horizontal stopping point. (Default value is
60%.)
<start_after>
An integer from 1 to 63,488 for number of hits to acquire before making
measurements. (Default value is 1.)
Example
This example sets the eye window starting point to 2%, the stopping point
to 75% and the start after to 5,000 hits.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:EWINDOW 2,75,5000"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow?
The :MEASure:CGRade:EWINdow query returns the starting point, the
ending point, and the start after setting for the eye pattern measurements.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:CGRade:EWIDdow] <start>,<stop>,<start_after> <NL>
The following example returns the values for the eye window.
Example
NOTE
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:EWINDOW?"
varStart,Stop,Startafter = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varStart,Stop,Startafter, 0)
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:CGRade:JITTer
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:JITTer <format>
The :MEASure:CGRade:JITTer measures the jitter at the eye diagram
crossing point. The parameter specifies the format, peak- to- peak or RMS,
of the returned results. Before using this command or query, you must use
the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color grade persistence
feature.
<format>
Example
{PP | RMS}
This example measures the jitter.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:JITTER RMS"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:JITTer? <format>
The :MEASure:CGRade:JITTer? query returns the jitter measurement of the
color grade display. Before using this command or query, you must use the
:DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color grade persistence feature.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:CGRade:JITTer]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The jitter.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example places the current jitter in the numeric variable, varValue,
then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRADE:JITTER? RMS"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor
Command
:MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor
The :MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor command measures the Q factor. Before
using this command or query, you must use the :DISPlay:CGRade
command to enable the color grade persistence feature. Also, there must
be a full eye diagram on screen before a valid measurement can be made.
Example
This example measures the Q factor.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CGRade:QFACTOR"
Query
:MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor?
The :MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor? query returns the Q factor measurement
of the color grade display. Before using this command or query, you must
use the :DISPlay:CGRade command to enable the color grade persistence
feature.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:CGRade:QFACtor]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The Q factor.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example places the Q factor in the numeric variable, varValue, then
prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CGRade:QFACTOR"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CHARge
Command
:MEASure:CHARge [<primary_channel_source>]
When N2820A/N2821A high- sensitivity current probes are connected, the
:MEASure:CHARge command adds the Charge measurement to the
Measnurements tab.
This measurement determines the total current consumption over time
with the results listed in ampere- hours (Ah).
When both the primary and secondary cables of a N2820A probe are used,
the measurement includes the area under the curve across both Zoomed- In
and Zoomed- Out waveforms.
<primary_chann
el_source>
<N>
Example
{CHANnel<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4, and should be the primary channel of the
N2820A/N2821A probe.
This example turns on the Charge measurement and adds it to the
Measurements tab.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CHARge CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:CHARge?
The :MEASure:CHARge? query returns the measured Charge value in
Amp- hours.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CHARge]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
This example places the measured Charge value in the string variable,
strCharge, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strCharge As String
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CHARge?"
strCharge = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strCharge
See Also
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• ":MEASure:WINDow" on page 742
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:MEASure:CLEar
Command
:MEASure:{CLEar | SCRatch}
The :MEASure:CLEar command clears the measurement results from the
screen and disables all previously enabled measurements.
Example
This example clears the current measurement results from the screen.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLEAR"
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:MEASure:CLOCk
Command
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk {{{ON|1},CHANnel<N>} | {OFF|0}}
The :MEASure:CLOCk command turns the recovered clock display on or
off and sets the clock recovery channel source.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
This example turns the recovered clock display on for channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK ON,CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk?
The :MEASure :CLOCk? query returns the state of the recovered clock
display.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current setting of the recovered clock display in
the variable varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod
Command
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod
{PCIE,{DEEMphasis | TRANsition | BOTH}}
| {FC,{FC1063 | FC2125 | FC425}}
| {EXPlicit,<source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH}[,<multiplier>]}
| {FIXed,{AUTO | {SEMI[,<data_rate>]} | <data_rate>}}
| {FLEXR,<baud_rate>}
| {FLEXT,<baud_rate>}
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod command sets the clock recovery method
to:
• PCIE (PCI Express).
• FC (Fibre Channel).
• EXPlicit (Explicit Clock).
• FIXed (Constant Frequency).
• FLEXR (FlexRay Receiver).
• FLEXT (FlexRay Transmitter).
For setting phase- locked loop (PLL) clock recovery methods in terms of
the Observed Jitter Transfer Function (OJTF), see
":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515.
For setting phase- locked loop (PLL) clock recovery methods in terms of
the Jitter Transfer Function (JTF), see ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on
page 513.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<data_rate>
A real number for the base data rate in Hertz.
<multiplier>
An integer used as the multiplication factor.
<baud_rate>
A real number used for the baud rate.
Example
This example sets the explicit clock recovery method on channel 1, rising
edge, with a multiplier of 2.
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myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod EXPlicit,CHANnel1,RISing,2"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod? query returns the state of the clock
recovery method.
NOTE
Returned Format
Example
You can use the :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod? query when phase-locked loop (PLL) clock
recovery methods are set up. The format returned will be that of the
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF? query. See ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on
page 515.
[:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod]
{PCIE,{DEEMphasis | TRANsition | BOTH}}
| {FC,{FC1063 | FC2125 | FC425}}
| {EXPlicit,<source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},<multiplier>}
| {FIXed,{AUTO | {SEMI,<data_rate>} | <data_rate>}}
| {FLEXR,<baud_rate>}
| {FLEXT,<baud_rate>}
This example places the current setting of the clock recovery method in
the variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on page 513
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:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn
Command
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
:MEASure:CLOCK:METHod:ALIGn {CENTer | EDGE}
When using an explicit method of clock recovery, the
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn command specifies how the clock is
aligned with data:
• CENTer — Clock edges are aligned with the center of data.
• EDGE — Clock edges are aligned with data edges. In this case, Time
Interval Error (TIE) is measured directly from the data edge to the
clock edge.
Example
When using an explicit method of clock recovery, this example specifies
that clock edges are aligned with the center of data.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:METHOD:ALIGn CENTer"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCK:METHod:ALIGn?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn? query returns the clock recovery
method's edge alignment setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn] {CENT | EDGE}
This example places the current edge alignment setting of the clock
recovery method in the variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:METHOD:ALIGn?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis
Command
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis {OFF | ON}
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis command turns de- emphasis
on or off. See the help system for more information on de- emphasis.
Example
This example enables de- emphasis.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis ON"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis? query returns whether or not
de- emphasis is turned on.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:DEEMphasis] {OFF | ON}
This example places the current setting of the de- emphasis mode in the
string variable strDeemph, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:METHod:DEEMphasis?"
strDeemph = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strDeemph
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:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE
Command
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE {RISing | FALLing | BOTH}
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE command specifies which edge(s) of
the data are used to recover a clock. (In the front panel GUI, this control
appears in the Advanced Clock Recovery dialog box.) Normally, both edges
are used. However, if you are performing clock recovery on a low duty
cycle clock signal, for example, you may want to use just the rising or
falling edge.
This command applies to the following clock recovery methods:
• FIXed (Constant Frequency).
• FOPLL (First Order PLL).
• SOPLL (Second Order PLL).
• EXPlicit (Explicit Clock).
• EXPFOPLL (Explicit First Order PLL).
• EXPSOPLL (Explicit Second Order PLL).
• EQFOPLL (Equalized First Order PLL).
• EQSOPLL (Equalized Second Order PLL).
To measure jitter on only rising (or falling) edges of a clock, you must also
set :MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE to the same RISing or FALLing option, and you
must set :MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk ON to force the pattern to be a clock and
set the jitter for edges not examined to zero (0).
Example
This example specifies that both rising and falling edges of the data are
used to recover a clock.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE BOTH"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCK:METHod:EDGE?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE? query returns the clock recovery
method's edge setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE] {RIS | FALL | BOTH}
This example places the current edge setting of the clock recovery method
in the variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod" on page 507
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on page 513
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:ALIGn" on page 509
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE" on page 636
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk" on page 635
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:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF
Command
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF
{FOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EQFOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {SOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>, <peaking>}
| {EQSOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>, <peaking>}
| {EXPFOPLL,<source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EXPSOPLL,<source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>,<peaking>}
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF command specifies the clock recovery
PLL's response in terms of the Jitter Transfer Function's (JTF) 3 dB
bandwidth.
You can set these types of PLL clock recovery methods:
• FOPLL (First Order PLL).
• SOPLL (Second Order PLL).
• EQFOPLL (Equalized First Order PLL).
• EQSOPLL (Equalized Second Order PLL).
• EXPFOPLL (Explicit First Order PLL).
• EXPSOPLL (Explicit Second Order PLL).
The EQUalized clock recovery methods are only available if the
oscilloscope has the High Speed Serial option and the Serial Data
Equalization option installed and the features are enabled.
For setting phase- locked loop (PLL) clock recovery methods in terms of
the Observed Jitter Transfer Function (OJTF), see
":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515.
For setting other clock recovery methods, see ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod"
on page 507.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
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<data_rate>
<peaking>
A real number for the base data rate in bits per second.
The peaking value in dB.
<jtf_loop_
bandwidth>
A real number for the cutoff frequency for the PLL to track.
<multiplier>
An integer used as the multiplication factor.
<clock_freq>
Example
A real number used for the clock frequency of the PLL.
This example sets the clock recovery method to Second Order PLL, a
nominal data rate of 4 Gb/s, and a peaking value of 1.25 dB.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF SOPLL,4E9,3.822E6,1.25"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF? query returns the state of the clock
recovery method.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF]
{FOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EQFOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {SOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>,<peaking>}
| {EQSOPLL,<data_rate>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>,<peaking>}
| {EXPFOPLL <source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EXPSOPLL <source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<jtf_loop_bandwidth>,<peaking>}
This example places the current setting of the clock recovery method in
the variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF" on page 515
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod" on page 507
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:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF
Command
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF
{FOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EQFOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {SOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>, <damping_factor>}
| {EQSOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>, <damping_factor>}
| {EXPFOPLL,<source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EXPSOPLL,<source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>,<damping_factor>}
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF command specifies the clock recovery
PLL's response in terms of the Observed Jitter Transfer Function's (OJTF)
3 dB bandwidth.
You can set these types of PLL clock recovery methods:
• FOPLL (First Order PLL).
• SOPLL (Second Order PLL).
• EQFOPLL (Equalized First Order PLL).
• EQSOPLL (Equalized Second Order PLL).
• EXPFOPLL (Explicit First Order PLL).
• EXPSOPLL (Explicit Second Order PLL).
The EQUalized clock recovery methods are only available if the
oscilloscope has the High Speed Serial option and the Serial Data
Equalization option installed and the features are enabled.
For setting phase- locked loop (PLL) clock recovery methods in terms of
the Jitter Transfer Function (JTF), see ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on
page 513.
For setting other clock recovery methods, see ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod"
on page 507.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
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<data_rate>
A real number for the base data rate in bits per second.
<damping_
factor>
A real number for the damping factor of the PLL.
<ojtf_loop_
bandwidth>
A real number for the cutoff frequency for the PLL to track.
<multiplier>
An integer used as the multiplication factor.
<clock_freq>
Example
A real number used for the clock frequency of the PLL.
This example sets the clock recovery method to Second Order PLL, a
nominal data rate of 4 Gb/s, and a damping factor of 1.0.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF SOPLL,4E9,2.4E6,1.0"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF? query returns the state of the clock
recovery method.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF]
{FOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EQFOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {SOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>,<damping_factor>}
| {EQSOPLL,<data_rate>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>,<damping_factor>}
| {EXPFOPLL <source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>}
| {EXPSOPLL <source>,{RISing | FALLing | BOTH},
<multiplier>,<clock_freq>,<ojtf_loop_bandwidth>,<damping_fact>}
This example places the current setting of the clock recovery method in
the variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:OJTF?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:JTF" on page 513
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod" on page 507
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:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical
Command
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical {AUTO | MANual}
The :MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical command sets the recovered clock vertical
scale mode to automatic or manual. In automatic mode, the oscilloscope
automatically selects the vertical scaling and offset. In manual mode, you
can set your own scaling and offset values.
Example
This example sets the recovered clock vertical scale mode to automatic.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCk:VERTical AUTO"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical? query returns the current recovered clock
vertical scale mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical] {AUTO | MANual}
This example places the current setting of the recovered clock vertical
scale mode in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:VERTICAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet
Command
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet <offset>
The :MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet command sets the recovered clock
vertical offset.
<offset>
A real number for the recovered clock vertical offset.
Example
This example sets the clock recovery vertical offset to 1 volt.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:VERTICAL:OFFSET 1"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet? query returns the clock recovery
vertical offset setting.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:OFFSet] <value><NL>
<value>
The clock recovery vertical offset setting.
Example
This example places the current value of recovered clock vertical offset in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:VERTICAL:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe
Command
NOTE
:MEASure:CLOCk commands are available when clock recovery is used by licensed
software (like the E2688A High Speed Serial software or the N5400A/N5401A EZJIT Plus
jitter analysis software).
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe <range>
The :MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe command sets the recovered clock
vertical range.
<range>
A real number for the full- scale recovered clock vertical range.
Example
This example sets the recovered clock vertical range to 16 volts (2 volts
times 8 divisions.)
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:VERTICAL:RANGE 16"
Query
:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe?
The :MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe? query returns the recovered clock
vertical range setting.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:CLOCk:VERTical:RANGe] <value><NL>
<value>
The recovered clock vertical range setting.
Example
This example places the current value of recovered clock vertical range in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CLOCK:VERTICAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CROSsing
Command
:MEASure:CROSsing <source1>, <source2>
The :MEASure:CROSsing command adds the crossing measurement to the
screen. The crossing measurement is the voltage where two signals cross
(uses edges closest to the center of the screen)
<source1>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
<source2>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
<hysteresis>
Example
a real number
This example measures the voltage where channel 1 and 2 cross.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CROSsing CHANnel1, CHANnel2"
Query
:MEASure:CROSsing? [<source1>, <source2>]
The :MEASure:CROSsing? query returns the crossing measurement value.
If the <source> parameters are not specified, the two sources specified by
the :MEASure:SOURce command are used.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:CROSsing] <value><NL>
<value>
The voltage value where the signals cross.
Example
This example places the crossing voltage value in the numeric variable,
varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:CROSsing? CHANnel1, CHANnel2"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
See Also
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:MEASure:CTCDutycycle
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:CTCDutycycle <source>,<direction>
The :MEASure:CYCDutycycle command measures the cycle- to- cycle duty
cycle jitter (%) of the waveform.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
{RISing | FALLing}
Specifies direction of waveform edge to make measurement.
Example
This example measures the cycle- to- cycle duty cycle on the rising edge of
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCDUTYCYCLE CHANNEL1,RISING"
Query
:MEASure:CTCDutycycle? <source>,<direction>
The :MEASure:CTCDutycycle? query returns the cycle- to- cycle duty cycle
jitter (%) measurement.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:CTCDutycycle <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The cycle- to- cycle duty cycle jitter (%) of the waveform.
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<result_state>
Example
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example places the cycle- to- cycle duty cycle of channel 1 in the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCDUTYCYCLE CHANNEL1,RISING"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CTCJitter
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:CTCJitter <source>,<direction>
The :MEASure:CYCJitter command measures the cycle- to- cycle jitter of the
waveform.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
{RISing | FALLing}
Specifies direction of waveform edge to make measurement.
Example
This example measures the cycle- to- cycle jitter on the rising edge of
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCJITTER CHANNEL1,RISING"
Query
:MEASure:CTCJitter? <source>,<direction>
The :MEASure:CTCJitter? query returns the cycle- to- cycle jitter time
measurement.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:CTCJitter <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The cycle- to- cycle jitter time of the waveform.
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<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example places the cycle- to- cycle jitter of channel 1 in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCJITTER CHANNEL1,RISING"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CTCNwidth
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:CTCNwidth [<source>]
The :MEASure:CTCNwidth command measures the cycle- to- cycle - width
jitter of the waveform.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
This example measures the cycle- to- cycle - width of channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCNWIDTH CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:CTCNwidth? [<source>]
The :MEASure:CTCNwidth? query returns the cycle- to- cycle - width jitter
measurement.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:CTCNwidth <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
<value>
The cycle- to- cycle - width jitter of the waveform.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
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Example
This example places the cycle- to- cycle - width of channel 1 in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCNWIDTH CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:CTCPwidth
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:CTCPwidth [<source>]
The :MEASure:CYCPwidth command measures the cycle- to- cycle + width
jitter of the waveform.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
This example measures the cycle- to- cycle - width of channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCPWIDTH CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:CTCPwidth? [<source>]
The :MEASure:CTCPwidth? query returns the cycle- to- cycle + width jitter
measurement.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:CTCPwidth <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
<value>
The cycle- to- cycle + width jitter of the waveform.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
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Example
This example places the cycle- to- cycle + width of channel 1 in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:CTCPWIDTH CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:DATarate
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:DATarate <source>[,{AUTO | (SEMI,<data_rate>)}]
The :MEASure:DATarate command measures the data rate in bits per
second for the selected source. Use the :MEASure:UNITinterval
command/query to measure the unit interval of the source
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<data_rate>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
A real number specifying the data rate.
This example measures the data rate of channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:DATARATE CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:DATarate? <source>[,{Auto | (SEMI,<data_rate>)}]
The :MEASure:DATarate? query returns the measured data rate.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
[:MEASure:DATarate] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Data rate frequency in bits per second for the selected source.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
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Example
This example places the current data rate of the channel 1 waveform in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:DATARATE? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:DEEMphasis
Command
:MEASure:DEEMphasis [<source>]
When the EZJIT Complete application is licensed, the Deemphasis serial
data measurement becomes available.
The :MEASure:DEEMphasis command adds the deemphasis measurement.
The de- emphasis measurement relies on the clock recovery to recover a
clock for each bit in the data waveform. You need to configure clock
recovery appropriately for your signal.
Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the :MEASure:DEEMphasis command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example adds the deemphasis measurement on the channel 1 source.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:DEEMphasis CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:DEEMphasis? [<source>]
The :MEASure:DEEMphasis? query returns the measured deemphasis value
of the specified source.
Due to random noise, many bits need to be averaged together to average
out the noise. Therefore, the current value has little importance and the
mean should be used. See ":MEASure:STATistics" on page 654.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:DEEMphasis] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
For every de- emphasis bit in the waveform, a value is computed using:
20 * log10(de- emphasis voltage / transition voltage)
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Where:
• Transition voltage is the voltage at the clock location of the preceding
transition bit.
• De- emphasis voltage is the voltage at the clock location of de- emphasis
bits following a transition bit.
<result_state>
Example
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value for deemphasis in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:DEEMphasis? CHANnel1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:DELTatime
Command
:MEASure:DELTatime [<source>[,<source>]]
The :MEASure:DELTatime command measures the delta time between two
edges. If one source is specified, the delta time from the leading edge of
the specified source to the trailing edge of the specified source is
measured. If two sources are specified, the delta time from the leading
edge on the first source to the trailing edge on the second source is
measured.
Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the :MEASure:DELTatime command. The rest
of the parameters for this command are specified with the
:MEASure:DEFine command.
The necessary waveform edges must be present on the display. The query
will return 9.99999E+37 if the necessary edges are not displayed.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example measures the delta time between channel 1 and channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:DELTatime CHANnel1,CHANnel2"
Query
:MEASure:DELTatime? [<source>[,<source>]]
The :MEASure:DELTatime? query returns the measured delta time value.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:DELTatime] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
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<result_state>
Example
Delta time from the first specified edge on one source to the next
specified edge on another source.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of delta time in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen. This example assumes the source was set using
:MEASure:SOURce.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:DELTatime?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
NOTE
' Response headers off.
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine
Command
:MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine <start_edge_direction>,<start_edge_number>,
<start_edge_position>,<stop_edge_direction>,<stop_edge_number>,
<stop_edge_position>
The :MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine command sets the type of direction, the
number of the edge, and the edge position for the delta time measurement.
<start_edge
_direction>
{RISing | FALLing | EITHer} for start directions.
<start_edge
_number>
An integer from 1 to 65534 for start edge numbers.
<start_edge
_position>
{UPPer | MIDDle | LOWer} for start edge positions.
<stop_edge
_direction>
{RISing | FALLing | EITHer} for stop directions.
<stop_edge
_number>
An integer from 1 to 65534 for stop edge numbers.
<stop_edge
_position>
{UPPer | MIDDle | LOWer} for stop edge positions.
Example
This example sets the delta time starting edge to a rising edge on the 5th
edge at the middle position and the stopping edge to falling on the 50th
edge at the lower position.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString _
":MEASURE:DELTATIME:DEFINE RISING,5,MIDDLE,FALLING,50,LOWER"
Query
:MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine?
The :MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine? query returns the measured delta time
value.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:DELTatime:DEFine] <start_edge_direction>,<start_edge_number>,
<start_edge_position>,<stop_edge_direction>,<stop_edge_number>,
<stop_edge_position><NL>
Example
This example places the current value of delta time definition in the string
variable, strValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen. This example assumes the source was set using
:MEASure:SOURce.
Dim strValue As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:DELTATIME:DEFINE?"
strValue = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strValue
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Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:DUTYcycle
Command
:MEASure:DUTYcycle [<source>[,<direction>]]
The :MEASure:DUTYcycle command measures the ratio (%) of the positive
pulse width to the period.
Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional <source> parameter following the :MEASure:DUTYcycle command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
{RISing | FALLing}
Specifies direction of edge to start measurement. When <direction> is
specified, the <source> parameter is required.
Using the <direction> parameter will set the "Measure All Edges" mode if it
is not currently set. You can use the :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command
to turn the "Measure All Edges" mode off (or on again). See
":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581.
Example
This example measures the duty cycle of the channel 1 waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:DUTYcycle CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:DUTYcycle? [<source>],<direction>
The :MEASure:DUTYcycle? query returns the measured duty cycle (%) of
the specified source.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:DUTYcycle] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
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<result_state>
Example
The ratio (%) of the positive pulse width to the period.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current duty cycle of the channel 1 waveform in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:DUTYcycle? CHANnel1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:EDGE
Command
:MEASure:EDGE [<source>[,<direction>]]
The :MEASure:EDGE command measures the time of the edge, relative to
the reference location.
Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional <source> parameter following the :MEASure:DUTYcycle command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
{RISing | FALLing | BOTH}
Specifies direction of edge to start measurement. When <direction> is
specified, the <source> parameter is required.
Using the <direction> parameter will set the "Measure All Edges" mode if it
is not currently set. You can use the :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command
to turn the "Measure All Edges" mode off (or on again). See
":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581.
Example
This example measures the duty cycle of the channel 1 waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:EDGE CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:EDGE? [<source>[,<direction>]]
The :MEASure:EDGE? query returns the measured edge time of the
specified source.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:DUTYcycle] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
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<result_state>
Example
The measured edge time.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current duty cycle of the channel 1 waveform in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:EDGE? CHANnel1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:ETOedge
Command
:MEASure:ETOedge <source>, <direction 1>, <position 1>, <next/prev>,
<relative edge number>, <source 2>, <direction 2>, <position 2>
The :MEASure:ETOedge command measures the delta time between two
edges. It is similar to the delta time measurement, but can be applied to
the measurement trend. It also enables you to set whether the
measurement is between an edge before or after a specific edge and the
number of edges to move forward or backwards.
The necessary waveform edges must be present on the display. The query
will return 9.99999E+37 if the necessary edges are not displayed.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<direction>
May be RISing, FALLing, or BOTH
<position>
May be UPPer, MIDDle, or LOWer
<next/prev>
May be NEXT or PREVious
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:MEASure:FALLtime
Command
:MEASure:FALLtime [<source>]
The :MEASure:FALLtime command measures the time at the upper
threshold of the falling edge, measures the time at the lower threshold of
the falling edge, then calculates the fall time. Sources are specified with
the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following
the :MEASure:FALLtime command.
The first displayed falling edge is used for the fall- time measurement. To
make this measurement requires 4 or more sample points on the falling
edge of the waveform.
Fall time = time at lower threshold point - time at upper threshold point.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the fall time of the channel 1 waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:FALLTIME CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:FALLtime? [<source>]
The :MEASure:FALLtime? query returns the fall time of the specified
source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
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[:MEASure:FALLtime] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Time at lower threshold - time at upper threshold.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
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This example places the current value for fall time in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:FALLTIME? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:FFT:DFRequency
Command
:MEASure:FFT:DFRequency [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:DFRequency command enables the delta frequency
measurement. The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:FFT:DFR
command.
The source must be a function that is set to FFTMagnitude, or a waveform
memory that contains an FFT for this command and query to work.
<source>
{FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum |
EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Query
:MEASure:FFT:DFRequency? [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:DFRequency? query returns the FFT delta frequency of
the specified peaks.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:FFT:DFRequency] <delta_frequency>[,<result_state>]<NL>
<result_state>
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
Related
Commands
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1, :MEASure:FFT:PEAK2, :MEASure:FFT:THReshold
Example
This example measures the frequency difference between the peaks
specified by the :meas:fft:peak1 and :meas:fft:peak2 for channel 4.
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
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":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
":func4:fftm chan4"
' Perform FFT on channel 4.
":func4:disp on"
' Display the FFT.
":meas:FFT:thr-47" ' Set peak threshold at-47 dBm.
":meas:FFT:Peak1 2"
' Meas between peak 2 and 3.
":meas:FFT:Peak2 3"
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myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:dfr func4" ' Perform dfrequency meas.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:dfr? func4" ' Query for measurement.
varFrequency = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varFrequency, "Scientific")
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:MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude
Command
:MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude command enables the delta magnitude
measurement. The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:FFT
command.
The source must be a function that is set to FFT, or a waveform memory
that contains an FFT for this command and query to work.
<source>
{FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum |
EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Query
:MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude? [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude? query returns the delta magnitude of the
specified peaks.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:FFT:DMAGnitude] <delta_magnitude>[,<result_state>]<NL>
<result_state>
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
Related
Commands
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1, :MEASure:FFT:PEAK2, :MEASure:FFT:THReshold
Example
This example measures the magnitude difference between the peaks
specified by the :meas:fft:peak1 and :meas:fft:peak2 for channel 4.
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
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":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
":func4:fftm chan4"
' Perform FFT on channel 4.
":func4:disp on"
' Display the FFT.
":meas:FFT:thr-47" ' Set peak threshold at-47 dBm.
":meas:FFT:Peak1 2"
' Meas between peak 2 and 3.
":meas:FFT:Peak2 3"
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myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:dmag func4" ' Perform magnitude meas.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:dmag? func4" ' Query for measurement.
varMagnitude = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMagnitude, "Scientific")
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:MEASure:FFT:FREQuency
Command
:MEASure:FFT:FREQuency [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:FREQuency command enables the frequency
measurement. The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:FFT
command.
The source must be a function that is set to FFT, or a waveform memory
that contains an FFT for this command and query to work.
<source>
{FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum |
EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Query
:MEASure:FFT:FREQuency? [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:FREQuency? query returns the frequency measurement.
Returned Format
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:FFT:FREQuency] <frequency>[,<result_state>]<NL>
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example measures the frequency the peak specified by the
:meas:fft:peak1 for channel 4.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":func4:fftm chan4"
' Perform FFT on channel 4.
myScope.WriteString ":func4:disp on"
' Display the FFT.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:thr-47" ' Set peak threshold at-47 dBm.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:Peak1 2"
' Meas amplitude of peak 2.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:freq func4" ' Perform frequency meas.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:freq? func4" ' Query for measurement.
varFrequency = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varFrequency, "Scientific")
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:MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude
Command
:MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude [<source>]
The :MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude command measures the magnitude of the
FFT. The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with
the optional parameter following the :MEASure:FFT command.
The source must be a function that is set to FFT, or a waveform memory
that contains an FFT for this command and query to work.
<source>
{FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum |
EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Query
:MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude?
The :MEASure:FFT:MAGNitude? query returns the magnitude value of the
FFT.
Returned Format
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:FFT:FMAGNitude] <magnitude>[,<result_state>]<NL>
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example measures the magnitude of the peak specified by the
:meas:fft:peak for channel 4.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":func4:fftm chan4"
' Perform FFT on channel 4.
myScope.WriteString ":func4:disp on"
' Display the FFT.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:thr-47" ' Set peak threshold at-47 dBm.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:Peak1 2"
' Meas magnitude of peak 2.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:magn func4" ' Perform magnitude meas.
myScope.WriteString ":meas:FFT:magn? func4" ' Query for measurement.
varMagnitude = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMagnitude, "Scientific")
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:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1
Command
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1 <1st_peak_number>
The :MEASure:FFT:PEAK1command sets the peak number of the first peak
for FFT measurements. The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command as FUNCtion<F> or WMEMory<N>.
<1st_peak
_number>
An integer, 1 to 100 specifying the number of the first peak.
<N>
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Query
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1?
The :MEASure:FFT:PEAK1? query returns the peak number currently set
as the first peak.
Returned Format
See Also
[:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1] <1st_peak_number><NL>
:MEASure:FFT:THReshold
Also see the example for :MEASure:FFT:DFRequency in this chapter.
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:MEASure:FFT:PEAK2
Command
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK2 <2nd_peak_number>
The :MEASure:FFT:PEAK2 command sets the peak number of the second
peak for FFT measurements. The source is specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command as FUNCtion<F> or WMEMory<N>.
<2nd_peak
_number>
An integer, 1 to 100 specifying the number of the second peak.
<N>
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Query
:MEASure:FFT:PEAK2?
The :MEASure:FFT:PEAK2? query returns the peak number currently set
as the second peak.
Returned Format
See Also
[:MEASure:FFT:PEAK1] <2nd_peak_number><NL>
:MEASure:FFT:THReshold
Also see the example for :MEASure:FFT:DFRequency in this chapter.
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:MEASure:FFT:THReshold
Command
:MEASure:FFT:THReshold
<threshold_value>
The :MEASure:FFT:THReshold command sets the peak search threshold
value in dB. The dB after the threshold value is optional.
<threshold
_value>
Query
A real number specifying the threshold for peaks.
:MEASure:FFT:THReshold?
The :MEASure:FFT:THReshold? query returns the peak search threshold
value.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:FFT:THReshold] <threshold_value><NL>
These :MEASure commands also operate on FFT functions:
See Also
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:TMAX
The frequency of the maximum value in the spectrum.
:TMIN
The frequency of the minimum value in the spectrum.
:VMAX
The maximum value in the spectrum.
:VMIN
The minimum value in the spectrum.
:VPP
The range of values in the spectrum.
:VTIM
The value at a specified frequency.
Also see the example for :MEASure:FFT:DFRequency in this chapter.
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:MEASure:FREQuency
Command
:MEASure:FREQuency [<source>[,<direction>]]
The :MEASure:FREQuency command measures the frequency of the first
complete cycle on the screen using the mid- threshold levels of the
waveform (50% levels if standard thresholds are selected).
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the :MEASure:FREQuency command.
The algorithm is:
If the first edge on the screen is rising,
then
frequency = 1/(second rising edge time - first rising edge time)
else
frequency = 1/(second falling edge time - first falling edge time)
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
{RISing | FALLing}
Specifies direction of edge for measurement. When <direction> is specified,
the <source> parameter is required.
Using the <direction> parameter will set the "Measure All Edges" mode if it
is not currently set. You can use the :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command
to turn the "Measure All Edges" mode off (or on again). See
":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581.
Example
This example measures the frequency of the channel 1 waveform.
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myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:FREQuency CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:FREQuency? [<source>[,<direction>]]
The :MEASure:FREQuency? query returns the measured frequency.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:FREQuency] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
<value>
The frequency value in Hertz of the first complete cycle on the screen
using the mid- threshold levels of the waveform.
<result_state>
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
Example
This example places the current frequency of the waveform in the numeric
variable, varFreq, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:FREQuency? CHANnel1"
varFreq = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varFreq, 0)
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:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:HITS command places the histogram hits
measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the number of hits within
the histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:HITS WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:HITS? query returns the number of hits within
the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:HISTogram:HITS]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The number of hits in the histogram.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example returns the number of hits within the current histogram and
prints the result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:HITS? WMEMory1"
varHisthits = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHisthits, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:M1S command places the histogram percentage
of points within one standard deviation of the mean measurement into the
Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example measures the percentage of points that are within one
standard deviation of the mean of the histogram of the data stored in
waveform memory 3.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:M1S WMEMory3"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:M1S? query returns the measurement of the
percentage of points within one standard deviation of the mean of the
histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:HISTogram:M1S]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The percentage of points within one standard deviation of the mean of the
histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the percentage of points within one standard
deviation of the mean of the current histogram and prints the result to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:M1S? WMEMory1"
varHistm1s = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistm1s, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:M2S command places the histogram percentage
of points within two standard deviations of the mean measurement into
the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example measures the percentage of points that are within two
standard deviations of the mean of the histogram whose source is
specified using the MEASure:SOURce command.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:M2S WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:M2S? query returns the measurement of the
percentage of points within two standard deviations of the mean of the
histogram.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:HISTogram:M2S]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
<value>
The percentage of points within two standard deviations of the mean of
the histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the percentage of points within two standard
deviations of the mean of the current histogram and prints the result to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:M2S? WMEMory1"
varHistm2s = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistm2s, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:M2S command places the histogram percentage
of points within two standard deviations of the mean measurement into
the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example measures the percentage of points that are within three
standard deviations of the mean of the histogram.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:M3S HISTogram"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:M3S? query returns the measurement of the
percentage of points within three standard deviations of the mean of the
histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:HISTogram:M3S]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The percentage of points within three standard deviations of the mean of
the histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the percentage of points within three standard
deviations of the mean of the current histogram and prints the result to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:M3S? WMEMory1"
varHistm3s = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistm3s, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MAX command places the histogram maximum
value measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the maximum value of the
histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MAX WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MAX? query returns the measurement of the
maximum value of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:HISTogram:MAX]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The maximum value of the histogram.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example returns the maximum value of the current histogram and
prints the result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MAX?"
varHistmax = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistmax, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN command places the histogram mean
measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the mean of the histogram
stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN? query returns the measurement of the
mean of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The mean of the histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the mean of the current histogram and prints the
result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MEAN? WMEMory1"
varHistmean = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistmean, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian command places the histogram median
measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the median of the
histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian? query returns the measurement of the
median of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The median of the histogram.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example returns the median of the current histogram and prints the
result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MEDian? WMEMory1"
varHistmed = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistmed, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MIN command places the histogram minimum
measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the minimum the
histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MIN WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MIN? query returns the measurement of the
minimum value of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:HISTogram:MIN]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The minimum value of the histogram.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example returns the minimum value of the current histogram and
prints the result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MIN?"
varHistmin = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistmin, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MODE command places the histogram mode
measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the mode of the histogram
stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MODE WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:MODE? query returns the measurement
histogram's Mode value.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:HISTogram:MODE]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The Mode value of the histogram.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example returns the Mode value of the current histogram and prints
the result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:MODE? WMEMory1"
varHistMode = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistMode, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK command places the histogram number of
hits in the greatest peak measurement into the Measurements tab of the
oscilloscope's user interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the number of hits in the
greatest peak of the histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK? query returns the number of hits in the
greatest peak of the histogram measurement.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The number of hits in the histogram peak.
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
This example returns the number of hits in the greatest peak of the
current histogram and prints the result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:PEAK? WMEMory1"
varHistpeak = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistpeak, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:PP
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:PP [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:PP command places the histogram width
measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the width of the histogram
stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:PP WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:PP? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:PP? query returns the measurement of the width
of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:HISTogram:PP]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The width of the histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the width of the current histogram and prints the
result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:PP? WMEMory1"
varHistpp = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistpp, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution command places the histogram bin
width measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's user
interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the bin width of the
histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:RES? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:RES? query returns the measurement of the bin
width of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:HISTogram:RES]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The width of the histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the width of the current histogram and prints the
result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:RESolution? WMEMory1"
varHistpp = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHistpp, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev
Command
:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev command places the histogram standard
deviation measurement into the Measurements tab of the oscilloscope's
user interface.
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the command.
The :MEASure:HISTogram commands only apply to Meas Histogram math
functions, the histogram waveform, or memories containing histograms.
<source>
{ FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | HISTogram}
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
Example
This example places into the Measurements tab the standard deviation of
the histogram stored in WMEMory1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev WMEMory1"
Query
:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev? [<source>]
The :MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev? query returns the measurement of
standard deviation of the histogram.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:HISTogram:STDDev]<value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The standard deviation of the histogram.
<result_state>
If SENDVALID is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. Refer to the MEASure:RESults command, for a list of the result
states.
Example
This example returns the standard deviation of the histogram whose
source is specified using the MEASure:SOURce command and prints the
result to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:HISTogram:STDDEV? WMEMory1"
varHiststtd = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varHiststtd, 0)
See Also
• ":FUNCtion<F>:MHIStogram" on page 352
• ":HISTogram:MODE" on page 376
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:MEASure:HOLDtime
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:HOLDtime [<data_source>,<data_source_dir>, <clock_source>,<cloc
k_ source_dir>]
The :MEASure:HOLDtime command measures the hold time between the
specified clock and data sources.
<data_source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<clock_source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<data_source
_dir>
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FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
{RISing | FALLing | BOTH}
Selects the direction of the data source edge.
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{RISing | FALLing}
Selects the direction of the clock source edge.
This example measures the hold time from the rising edge of channel 1 to
the rising edge of channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:HOLDTIME CHAN1,RIS,CHAN2,RIS"
Query
:MEASure:HOLDtime? [<data_source>,<data_source_dir>,<clock_source>,
<clock_ source_dir>]
The :MEASure:HOLDtime? query returns the measured hold time between
the specified clock and data source.
Returned Format
{:MEASure:SETuptime] <value><NL>
<value>
Hold time in seconds.
Example
This example places the current value of hold time in the numeric
variable, varTime, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:HOLDTIME? CHAN1,RIS,CHAN2,RIS"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
See Also
Refer to the :MEASure:RESults? query for information on the results
returned and how they are affected by the SENDvalid command. Refer to
the individual measurements for information on how the result state is
returned.
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:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram command turns the measurement
histogram display on or off when a jitter measurement is displayed.
Example
This example turns the jitter measurement histogram display on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:HISTOGRAM ON"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram?
The :MEASure :JITTer:HISTogram? query returns the state of measurement
histogram display.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram] {1 | 0}
This example places the current setting of the jitter spectrum mode in the
variable varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:HISTOGRAM?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement {MEASurement<N>}
The :MEASure :JITTer:MEASurement command selects which measurement
displayed on the oscilloscope you are performing the jitter analysis on.
MEASurement1 is the left- most measurement on the display.
<N>
Example
{1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5}
This example assigns measurement 2 to the jitter measurement analysis.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT2"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement?
The :MEASure :JITTer:MEASurement? query returns the measurement
number you are performing the jitter analysis on. If no measurements are
being displayed on the oscilloscope, the query will return a null string.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:MEASurement MEASurement<N>]
This example places the current measurement number that you are
performing jitter analysis on in the string variable strSetting, then prints
the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:MEASUREMENT?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum command turns the jitter spectrum display
on or off when a jitter measurement is displayed.
Example
This example turns the jitter measurement spectrum display on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM ON"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum?
The :MEASure :JITTer:SPECtrum? query returns the state of jitter
spectrum display.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum] {1 | 0}
This example places the current setting of the jitter spectrum mode in the
variable varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal {AUTO | MANual}
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal command sets the jitter
spectrum horizontal mode to automatic or manual. In automatic mode, the
oscilloscope automatically selects the horizontal scaling and center
frequency. In manual mode, you can set your own horizontal scaling and
center frequency values.
Example
This example sets the jitter spectrum horizontal mode to automatic.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:HORIZONTAL AUTO"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal? query returns the current
jitter spectrum horizontal mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal] {AUTO | MANual}
This example places the current setting of the jitter trend horizontal mode
in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:HORIZONTAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition <position>
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition command sets the
jitter spectrum horizontal center frequency position.
<position>
Example
A real number for the center frequency position in Hertz.
This example sets the jitter spectrum horizontal center frequency position
to 250 kHz.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:HORIZONTAL:POSITION 250E3"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition? query returns the
current jitter spectrum horizontal center frequency position setting.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:POSition] <value><NL>
<value>
The jitter spectrum horizontal center frequency setting.
Example
This example places the current setting of the jitter trend horizontal
center frequency position in the variable varValue, then prints the contents
of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:HORIZONTAL:POSITION?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe <range>
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe command sets the jitter
spectrum horizontal range.
<range>
A real number for the horizontal frequency range in Hertz.
Example
This example sets the jitter spectrum horizontal range to 10 GHz (1
GHz/div).
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:HORIZONTAL:RANGE 10E9"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe? query returns the
current jitter spectrum horizontal range setting.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:HORizontal:RANGe] <value><NL>
<value>
The jitter spectrum horizontal range setting.
Example
This example places the current setting of the jitter trend horizontal range
in the variable varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:HORIZONTAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical {AUTO | MANual}
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical command sets the jitter
spectrum vertical mode to automatic or manual. In automatic mode, the
oscilloscope automatically selects the vertical scaling and offset. In manual
mode, you can set your own vertical scaling and offset values.
Example
This example sets the jitter spectrum vertical mode to automatic.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:VERTICAL AUTO"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical? query returns the current jitter
spectrum vertical mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical] {AUTO | MANual}
This example places the current setting of the jitter spectrum vertical
mode in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:VERTICAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet <offset>
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet command sets the jitter
spectrum vertical offset.
<offset>
A real number for the vertical offset of the jitter measurement spectrum.
Example
This example sets the jitter spectrum vertical offset to 2 ns.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:VERTICAL:OFFSET 10E-9"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet? query returns the jitter
spectrum vertical offset time.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:OFFSet] <value> [,<result_state>]<NL>
<value>
The jitter vertical spectrum offset time setting.
Example
This example places the current value of jitter spectrum vertical offset in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:VERTICAL:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe <range>
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe command sets the jitter
spectrum vertical range.
<range>
A real number for the full- scale vertical range for the jitter measurement
spectrum.
Example
This example sets the jitter spectrum vertical range to 4 ns (500 ps/div X
8 div).
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:VERTICAL:RANGE 4E-9"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe? query returns the jitter
spectrum range time setting.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:RANGe] <value> [,<result_state>]<NL>
<value>
The jitter spectrum vertical range setting.
Example
This example places the current value of jitter spectrum vertical range in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:SPECTRUM:VERTICAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE {LINear | LOGarithmic}
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE command lets you select
either a LINear or a LOGarithmic vertical scale for the jitter spectrum
plot.
Example
This example sets a linear vertical scale for the jitter spectrum plot.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE LINear"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE? query returns the current
jitter spectrum plot vertical scale setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE] {LINear | LOGarithmic}
This example places the current jitter spectrum plot vertical scale setting
in the string variable strType, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:VERTical:TYPE?"
strType = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strType
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:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow {RECTangular | HANNing | FLATtop
| BHARris | HAMMing}
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow command sets the jitter spectrum
window mode. For a description of the window modes, see
":FUNCtion<F>:FFT:WINDow" on page 338.
Example
This example sets the jitter spectrum window mode to Hanning.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow HANNing"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow?
The :MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow? query returns the current jitter
spectrum window mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow] {RECTangular | HANNing | FLATtop
| BHARris | HAMMing}<NL>
This example places the current setting of the jitter spectrum window
mode in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:JITTer:SPECtrum:WINDow?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:STATistics
Command
:MEASure:JITTer:STATistics {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command enables or disables jitter mode
and allows you to view: measurement histogram
(:MEASure:JITTer:HISTogram), measurement trend
(:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd), and jitter spectrum
(:MEASure:JITTer:SPsECtrum) if they are enabled.
The :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command also turns on or off the ability
to measure all edges in the waveform; not just the first edge on screen.
Example
This example turns the jitter measurement statistics and the "Measure All
Edges" mode on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics ON"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:STATistics?
The :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics? query returns the state of jitter statistics.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:STATistics] {1 | 0}
This example places the current setting of the jitter statistics mode in the
variable varSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics?"
varSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSetting, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd command turns the jitter measurement trend
display on or off. When on, trend plots measurement results time
correlated to the waveform being measured.
Example
This example turns the jitter measurement trend display on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND ON"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd?
The :MEASure :JITTer:TRENd? query returns the state of jitter trend
display.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd] {1 | 0}
This example places the current setting of the jitter trend mode in the
string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth {{ON|1} | {OFF|0}}
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth command sets jitter trend smoothing
to on or off. When on, smoothing creates a running average smoothed by
the number of points set by the :JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts command.
Example
This example sets the jitter trend smoothing mode to on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTer:TREND:SMOOTH ON"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth?
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth? query returns the current jitter
trend smoothing mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth] {1 | 0}
This example places the current setting of the jitter trend smoothing mode
in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:SMOOTH?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts <points>
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts command sets the number of
points as a set size for the data smoothing feature.
<points>
Example
odd integers, 3 to 1001. If out of range, the number will be rounded to
nearest lower odd integer.
This example sets the jitter trend smoothing points to 7.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:SMOOTH:POINTS 7"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts?
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts? query returns the current
setting for jitter trend smoothing points.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:SMOoth:POINts] <value><NL>
<value>
The jitter offset smoothing points setting.
Example
This example places the current value of jitter trend smoothing points in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:SMOOTH:POINTS?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical {AUTO | MANual}
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical command sets the jitter trend
vertical mode to automatic or manual. In automatic mode, the oscilloscope
automatically selects the vertical scaling and offset. In manual mode, you
can set your own scaling and offset values.
Example
This example sets the jitter trend vertical mode to automatic.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical AUTO"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical?
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical? query returns the current jitter
trend vertical mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical] {AUTO | MANual}
This example places the current setting of the jitter trend vertical mode in
the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:VERTICAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet <offset>
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet command sets the jitter
trend vertical offset.
<offset>
A real number for the vertical offset for the jitter measurement trend.
Example
This example sets the jitter trend vertical offset to 100 ps.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:VERTICAL:OFFSET 100E-12"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet?
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet? query returns the jitter
trend vertical offset setting.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:OFFSet] <value><NL>
<value>
The jitter vertical trend offset setting.
Example
This example places the current value of jitter trend vertical offset in the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:VERTICAL:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe <range>
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe command sets the jitter
trend vertical range.
<range>
A real number for the full- scale vertical range for the jitter measurement
trend.
Example
This example sets the jitter trend vertical range to 4 ns (500 ps/div X 8
div).
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:VERTICAL:RANGE 4E-9"
Query
:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe?
The :MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe? query returns the jitter
trend vertical range setting.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:JITTer:TRENd:VERTical:RANGe] <value><NL>
The jitter trend vertical range setting.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of jitter trend vertical range in the
numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:JITTER:TREND:VERTICAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:NAME
Command
:MEASure:NAME {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4}, <name>
The :MEASure:NAME commands sets the name of the specified
measurement to whatever string is given to <name>. This enables you to
give specific names to measurements displayed on the oscilloscope's
screen.
<name>
Query
a quoted string
:MEASure:NAME? {MEAS1 | MEAS2 | MEAS3 | MEAS4}
The :MEASure:NAME? query returns the name of the corresponding
measurement.
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:MEASure:NCJitter
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:NCJitter <source>,<direction>,<n>,<start>
The :MEASure:NCJitter command measures the N cycle jitter of the
waveform.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<direction>
<n>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
{RISing | FALLing}, specifies direction of waveform edge to make
measurement.
An integer, 1 to 99, the number of cycles in a group.
<start>
An integer, 1 to <n> - 1, typically 1, the cycle to start measuring.
Example
This example measures the N cycle jitter on channel 1, rising edge, 5
cycles in a group, starting on the first cycle of the waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NCJITTER CHANNEL1,RISING,5,1"
Query
:MEASure:NCJitter? <source>,<direction>,<n>,<start>
The :MEASure:NCJitter? query returns the measured N cycle jitter time of
the waveform.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:NCJitter] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The N cycle jitter time of the waveform.
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<result_state>
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
Example
This example places the current value of N cycle jitter in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NCJITTER? CHANNEL1,RIS,5,1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:NOISe
Command
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:NOISe <source>, {VOLT | UNITamp}, {ZERO | ONE | BOTH}
The :MEASure:NOISe command adds a Noise measurement to the
oscilloscope display.
The parameters specify the input source to be measured, the units (in
volts or unit amplitude), and whether "zeros", "ones", or both "zeros" and
"ones" should be measured.
This command is the equivalent of adding a noise measurement via
Measure > Data > Noise in the front panel user interface.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | EQUalized}
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
In CHANnel<N> and WMEMory<N>, N is an integer, 1- 4, representing the
selected channel or waveform memory.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Example
This example adds a "ones" Noise measurement on channel 1, in volt units,
to the oscilloscope display. The measurement results appear in the
Measurements tab.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NOISe CHANnel1,VOLT,ONE"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe? <source>, {VOLT | UNIT}, {ZERO | ONE | BOTH}
The :MEASure:NOISe? query returns the measured noise value.
Returned Format
[:MEAS:NOIS] <measured_value><NL>
<measured_valu
e>
The measured "zeros", "ones", or both noise value in volts or unit
amplitude.
Example
This example places the measurement result in the varMeasuredNoise
variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NOISe? CHANnel1,VOLT,ONE"
varMeasuredNoise = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMeasuredNoise, 0)
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:MEASure:NOISe:ALL?
Query
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:ALL? {ZERO | ONE}
The :MEASure:NOISe:ALL? query returns the NOISe measurement results
for the specified level. These values are returned as comma separated
values using the following format:
Returned Format
NOTE
[:MEASure:NOISe:ALL<space>]
TI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
RN(<format>),<result>,<state>,
DI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
PI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
ABUI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
BUI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
ISI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
Count,<number_of_bits>,<state>,
Level,<nominal_level>,<state>,
Eye Height(<format>),<result>,<state>,<NL>
Whether some of these values are included or not depends on the setting of
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod and :MEASure:NOISe:REPort.
For example, when :MEASure:NOISe:REPort or :MEASure:NOISe:METHod is SPECtral, the
BUI and ABUI values are not returned, and there are two PI values (one "rms" and one
"dd").
<space>
White space (ASCII 32) character.
<format>
The format value tells you something about how the measurement is made.
For instance, TI(1E- 12) means that the TI measurement was derived using
a bit error rate of 1E- 12. A format of (rms) means the measurement is a
root- mean- square measurement. A format of (dd) means the measurement
uses a dual- Dirac delta model to derive the measurement. A format of
(pp) means the measurement is a peak- to- peak measurement.
<result>
The measured results for the NOISe measurements. A value of 9.99999E+37
means that the oscilloscope was unable to make the measurement.
<state>
<number_of_
bits>
592
The measurement result state. See Table 20 for a list of values and
descriptions of the result state value.
The number of waveform bits that have been measured.
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The Level line returns the nominal one or zero level. The unit amplitude =
the nominal one level – nominal zero level.
This example places the noise measurement result for "ones" in the
strResults variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
Dim strResult As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:ALL? ONE"
strResults = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strResults
See Also
• ":MEASure:NOISe:METHod" on page 596
• ":MEASure:NOISe:REPort" on page 597
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:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth {NARRow | WIDE}
The :MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth command sets the type of filtering used
to separate the data dependent noise from the random noise and the
periodic noise.
Example
This example sets the RN bandwidth to WIDE.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:BANDWIDTH WIDE"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth?
The :MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth? query returns the RN bandwidth filter
setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:BANDwidth] {NARRow | WIDE}<NL>
This example places the RN filter setting the strFilter variable and displays
it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:BANDWIDTH?"
strFilter = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strFilter
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:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation <location>
The :MEASure:NOISe:LOCation command specifies the measurement
location within the bit where 0% is the beginning of the bit, 50% is the
middle of the bit, and 100% is the end of the bit.
You can specify a location value from 5% to 95%.
Example
This example sets the measurement location to 60%.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:LOCation 60"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation?
The :MEASure:NOISe:LOCation? query returns the measurement location
setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:LOCation] <location><NL>
This example places the measurement location setting the varLocation
variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NOISe:LOCation?"
varLocation = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varLocation, 0)
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:MEASure:NOISe:METHod
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete jitter analysis application is
licensed.
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod {SPECtral | BOTH}
The :MEASure:NOISe:METHod command lets you select the method for
random noise (RN) analysis, either the SPECtral method or BOTH the
spectral and tail fit methods.
When analyzing noise with crosstalk or ground bounce effects present in
your signal, select BOTH. When this option is selected, the deterministic
interference (DI) that is uncorrelated to the data pattern, also known as
bounded uncorrelated interference (BUI), is separated into periodic
interference (PI) and aperiodic bounded uncorrelated interference (ABUi).
ABUi is caused by crosstalk and ground bounce effects.
When there are no crosstalk or ground bounce effects present in your
signal, you can select the SPECtral method in order to run faster. When
this option is selected, the deterministic interference (DI) that is
uncorrelated to the data pattern is all reported as periodic interference
(PI).
Example
This example sets NOISe method to BOTH the spectral and tail fit
analysis.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:METHod BOTH"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:METHod?
The :MEASure:NOISe:METHod? query returns the selected NOISe method.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:METHod] {SPEC | BOTH}<NL>
This example places the NOISe method setting the strNoiseMethod variable
and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:METHod?"
strNoiseMethod = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strNoiseMethod
See Also
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• ":MEASure:NOISe:REPort" on page 597
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:MEASure:NOISe:REPort
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete jitter analysis application is
licensed.
:MEASure:NOISe:REPort {SPECtral | TAILfit}
When the :MEASure:NOISe:METHod BOTH command selects both the
spectral and tail fit methods for random noise analysis, the
:MEASure:NOISe:REPort command specifies which method is used for the
reports in the noise graphs / histograms and Noise tab measurements.
Example
This example specifies that the NOISe report include measurements from
both the spectral and tail fit analysis (including aperiodic bounded
uncorrelated interference ABUI measurements).
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:REPort TAILfit"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:REPort?
The :MEASure:NOISe:REPort? query returns the report setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:REPort] {SPEC | TAIL}<NL>
This example places the report setting in the strReportSetting variable and
displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NOISe:REPort?"
strReportSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strReportSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:NOISe:METHod" on page 596
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:MEASure:NOISe:RN
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:RN {ON, <RNrms Zero>, <RNrms One> | OFF}
The :MEASure:NOISe:RN command can specify a known amount of random
noise. When used, the remaining amount of the total noise measured is
reported as periodic interference (PI).
This command is used in situations when crosstalk aggressors influence
the random noise measured on a signal. If the random noise on a signal is
measured without the aggressor signal crosstalk, this known amount of
random noise can be specified when measuring the noise again with the
crosstalk aggressors.
• ON — Enables a specified amount of random noise.
• <RNrms Zero> — The known amount of "zeros" random noise.
• <RNrms One> — The known amount of "ones" random noise.
• OFF — Disables the specification of random noise amounts.
Specified amounts of "ones" and "zeros" random noise is shown in the
noise measurement results (see page 592) as "RN(rms specified)".
Example
This example specifies 100 μV of known "zeros" random noise and 200 μV
of known "ones" random noise.
myScope.WriteString ":MEAS:NOISE:RN ON, 100e-6, 200e-6"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:RN?
The :MEASure:NOISe:RN? query returns the specified RN settings.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:RN] {ON, <RNrms Zero>, <RNrms One> | OFF}<NL>
This example places the specified RN settings in the
strKnownRandomNoise variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NOISe:RN?"
strKnownRandomNoise = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strKnownRandomNoise
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:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN {ON, <RNrms Zero>, <RNrms One> | OFF}
The :MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN command can specify the removal of the
oscilloscope's calibrated random noise from the reported RN.
• ON — Enables the removal of the oscilloscope's calibrated random noise
from the reported RN.
• <RNrms Zero> — The oscilloscope's "zeros" random noise to remove from
the reported RN.
• <RNrms One> — The oscilloscope's "ones" random noise to remove from
the reported RN.
• OFF — Disables the removal of the oscilloscope's calibrated random
noise from the reported RN.
Running the Calibrate scope jitter / noise from the front panel user interface
will set <RNrms Zero> and <RNrms One> to the measured values; however,
the measures values can be changed by this command.
Example
This example specifies 100 μV of oscilloscope "zeros" random noise and
200 μV of oscilloscope "ones" random noise.
myScope.WriteString ":MEAS:NOISE:SCOPE:RN ON, 100e-6, 200e-6"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN?
The :MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN? query returns the oscilloscope RN
settings.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN] {ON, <RNrms Zero>, <RNrms One> | OFF}<NL>
This example places the oscilloscope RN settings in the
strScopeRandomNoise variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NOISe:SCOPe:RN?"
strScopeRandomNoise = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strScopeRandomNoise
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:MEASure:NOISe:STATe
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:STATe {ON | OFF}
The :MEASure:NOISe:STATe command enables or disables the NOISe
measurements.
Example
This example sets the NOISe state to on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:STATe ON"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:STATe?
The :MEASure:NOISe:STATe? query returns the state of the NOISe
measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:STATe] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current state of the NOISe measurements in the
varState variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:STATE?"
varState = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varState, 0)
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:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT Complete software is installed.
:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs {VOLT | UNITamplitude}
The :MEASure:NOISe:UNITs command sets the unit of measure for NOISe
measurements to volts or unit amplitude.
Example
This example sets the NOISe units to unit amplitude.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:UNITs UNITamplitude"
Query
:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs?
The :MEASure:NOISe:UNITs? query returns the units of measure being
used for the NOISe measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:NOISe:UNITs] {VOLT | UNITamplitude}<NL>
This example places the current units of measure for the NOISe
measurements in the strUnits variable and displays it on the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NOISe:UNITs?"
strUnits = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strUnits
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:MEASure:NPERiod
Command
:MEASure:NPERiod <source>, <slope>, <N>
The :MEASure:NPERiod command measures the span of time of N
consecutive periods. The measurement then moves over one period and
measures the span of time of the next N consecutive periods.
<source>
<slope>
<N>
Example
the source on which the measurement is made
rising or falling
An integer greater than or equal to 1.
This example measures the time span of 3 consecutive periods on channel
1 (rising edge).
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NPERiod CHAN1, rising, 3"
Query
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:MEASure:NPERiod?
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:MEASure:NPULses
Command
:MEASure:NPULses <source>
The :MEASure:NPULses measures the number of negative pulses on the
screen.
<source>
Example
the source on which the measurement is made
This example measures the number of negative pulses on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NPULses CHAN1"
Query
:MEASure:NPULses?
This query returns the result for the NPULses measurement.
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:MEASure:NUI
Command
:MEASure:NPERiod <source>, <N>
The :MEASure:NPERiod command measures N consecutive unit intervals.
The measurement then moves over one unit interval and measures the
span of time of the next N consecutive unit intervals.
<source>
<N>
Example
the source on which the measurement is made
An integer greater than or equal to 1.
This example measures the time span of 3 consecutive unit intervals on
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:NUI CHAN1, 3"
Query
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:MEASure:NWIDth
Command
:MEASure:NWIDth [<source>]
The :MEASure:NWIDth command measures the width of the first negative
pulse on the screen using the mid- threshold levels of the waveform (50%
levels with standard threshold selected). Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:NWIDth command.
The algorithm is:
If the first edge on the screen is rising,
then
nwidth = time at the second rising edge - time at the first
falling edge
else
nwidth = time at the first rising edge - time at the first
falling edge
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example measures the width of the first negative pulse on the screen.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NWIDth CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:NWIDth? [<source>]
The :MEASure:NWIDth? query returns the measured width of the first
negative pulse of the specified source.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:NWIDth] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
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<result_state>
Example
The width of the first negative pulse on the screen using the
mid- threshold levels of the waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current width of the first negative pulse on the
screen in the numeric variable, varWidth, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:NWIDth? CHANnel1"
varWidth = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varWidth, 0)
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:MEASure:OVERshoot
Command
:MEASure:OVERshoot [<source>][,<direction>]
The :MEASure:OVERshoot command measures the overshoot of the first
edge on the screen. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:OVERshoot command.
The algorithm is:
If the first edge on the screen is rising,
then
overshoot = (Local Vmax - Vtop) / Vamplitude
else
overshoot = (Vbase - Local Vmin) / Vamplitude.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<direction>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
RISing or FALLing
This example measures the overshoot of the first edge on the screen.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:OVERSHOOT CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:OVERshoot? [<source>][,<direction>]
The :MEASure:OVERshoot? query returns the measured overshoot of the
specified source.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:OVERshoot] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Ratio of overshoot to amplitude, in percent.
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<result_state>
Example
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of overshoot in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:OVERSHOOT? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:PAMPlitude
Command
:MEASure:PAMPlitude [<source>, <width>, <direction>]
The :MEASure:PAMPlitude command measures the pulse amplitude around
the specified edge. There is only a single width applied to the top and
base for the amplitude measurement.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<width>
<direction>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
width to measure at the top and base of the pulse (in percent, 0- 100)
the edge direction to measure (RISing or FALLing). The pulse measured is
to the left and right of the specified edge.
This example measures the pulse amplitude around a rising edge (width
set to 50%)
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:PAMPlitude CHAN1, 50, RISing"
Query
:MEASure:PAMPlitude? <source>, <width>, <direction>
The :MEASure:PAMPlitude? query returns the pulse amplitude around the
specified edge.
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:MEASure:PBASe
Command
:MEASure:PBASe <source>, <pulse width percent>
The :MEASure:PBASe command measures the average of the data of a
negative pulse within the pulse window. The pulse window is a range of
data centered within the pulse width using the specified percentage of the
data as measured as the middle threshold level. For example, a 50%
window would not include in the average the first or last 25% of the pulse
width as measured at the middle threshold level. A 100% window would
measure the average of the entire positive or negative pulse. In measure
all edges mode and EZJIT, these measurements can be trended,
histogrammed, etc.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<pulse width
percent>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
pulse width percent to use in average (in percent, 0- 100)
This example measures the average of the data of a negative pulse within
the pulse window (width set to 50%)
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:PBASe CHAN1, 50"
Query
:MEASure:PBASe? <source>, <pulse width percentage>
The :MEASure:PBASe? query returns the average pulse base of the data of
a negative pulse within the specified pulse window.
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:MEASure:PERiod
Command
:MEASure:PERiod [<source>[,<direction>]]
The :MEASure:PERiod command measures the period of the first complete
cycle on the screen using the mid- threshold levels of the waveform (50%
levels with standard measurements selected).
The source is specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the :MEASure:PERiod command.
The algorithm is:
If the first edge on the screen is rising,
then
period = second rising edge time - first rising edge time
else
period = second falling edge time - first falling edge time
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
{RISing | FALLing}
Specifies direction of edge to start measurement. When <direction> is
specified, the <source> parameter is required.
Using the <direction> parameter will set the "Measure All Edges" mode if it
is not currently set. You can use the :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command
to turn the "Measure All Edges" mode off (or on again). See
":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581.
Example
This example measures the period of the waveform.
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myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:PERiod CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:PERiod? [<source>],<direction>
The :MEASure:PERiod? query returns the measured period of the specified
source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:PERiod] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Period of the first complete cycle on the screen.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current period of the waveform in the numeric
variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:PERiod? CHANnel1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:PHASe
Command
:MEASure:PHASe [<source>[,<source>[,<direction>]]]
The :MEASure:PHASe command measures the phase in degrees between
two edges. If two sources are specified, the phase from the specified edge
of the first source to the specified edge of the second source is measured.
If one source is specified, the phase is always 0.0E0.00°.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
{RISing | FALLing}
Specifies direction of edge to measure. When <direction> is specified, the
<source> parameter is required.
Using the <direction> parameter will set the "Measure All Edges" mode if it
is not currently set. You can use the :MEASure:JITTer:STATistics command
to turn the "Measure All Edges" mode off (or on again). See
":MEASure:JITTer:STATistics" on page 581.
Example
This example measures the phase between channel 1 and channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:PHASe CHANnel1,CHANnel2"
Query
:MEASure:PHASe? [<source>[,<source>[,<direction>]]]
The :MEASure:PHASe? query returns the measured phase angle value.
The necessary waveform edges must be present on the display. The query
will return 9.99999E+37 if the necessary edges are not displayed.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:PHASe] <value>[,result_state]<NL>
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<result_state>
Example
Phase angle from the first edge on the first source to the first edge on the
second source.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current phase angle value between channel 1 and
channel 2 in the variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:PHASe? CHANnel1,CHANnel2"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:PPULses
Command
:MEASure:PPULses <source>
The :MEASure:PPULses measures the number of positive pulses on the
screen.
<source>
Example
the source on which the measurement is made
This example measures the number of positive pulses on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:PPULses CHAN1"
Query
:MEASure:PPULses?
This query returns the result for the PPULses measurement.
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:MEASure:PREShoot
Command
:MEASure:PREShoot [<source>]
The :MEASure:PREShoot command measures the preshoot of the first edge
on the screen. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command
or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:PREShoot
command.
The algorithm is:
If the first edge on the screen is rising,
then
preshoot = (Vbase - Local Vmin) / Vamplitude
else
preshoot = (Local Vmax - Vtop) / Vamplitude.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the preshoot of the waveform on the screen.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:PRESHOOT CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:PREShoot?[<source>]
The :MEASure:PREShoot? query returns the measured preshoot of the
specified source.
Returned Format
<value>
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[:MEASure:PREShoot] <value>[,<result state>]<NL>
Ratio of preshoot to amplitude, in percent.
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If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of preshoot in the numeric variable,
varPreshoot, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:PRESHOOT? CHANNEL1"
varPreshoot = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varPreshoot, 0)
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:MEASure:PTOP
Command
:MEASure:PTOP <source>, <pulse width percent>
The :MEASure:PTOP command measures the average of the data of a
positive pulse within the pulse window. The pulse window is a range of
data centered within the pulse width using the specified percentage of the
data as measured as the middle threshold level. For example, a 50%
window would not include in the average the first or last 25% of the pulse
width as measured at the middle threshold level. A 100% window would
measure the average of the entire positive or negative pulse. In measure
all edges mode and EZJIT, these measurements can be trended,
histogrammed, etc.
<source>
<N>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<pulse width
percent>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
pulse width percent to use in average (in percent, 0- 100)
This example measures the average of the data of a positive pulse within
the pulse window (width set to 50%)
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:PTOP CHAN1, 50"
Query
:MEASure:PTOP? <source>, <pulse width percentage>
The :MEASure:PTOP? query returns the average of the data of a positive
pulse within the specified pulse window.
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:MEASure:PWIDth
Command
:MEASure:PWIDth [<source>]
The :MEASure:PWIDth command measures the width of the first positive
pulse on the screen using the mid- threshold levels of the waveform (50%
levels with standard measurements selected). Sources are specified with
the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following
the :MEASure:PWIDth command.
The algorithm is:
If the first edge on the screen is rising,
then
pwidth = time at the first falling edge - time at the
first rising edge
else
pwidth = time at the second falling edge - time at the
first rising edge
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example measures the width of the first positive pulse on the screen.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:PWIDth CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:PWIDth?[<source>]
The :MEASure:PWIDth? query returns the measured width of the first
positive pulse of the specified source.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:PWIDth] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
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<result_state>
Example
Width of the first positive pulse on the screen in seconds.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the value of the width of the first positive pulse on
the screen in the numeric variable, varWidth, then prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:PWIDth? CHANnel1"
varWidth = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varWidth, 0)
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:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition
Command
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition {HIGH | LOW |
INSide | OUTSide}
The :MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition command sets the condition when
valid timing measurements are made
• Above Middle Threshold (HIGH)
• Below Middle Threshold (LOW)
• Between Upper, Lower Thresholds (INSide)
• Not Between Thresholds (OUTSide)
<M>
Example
An integer, 1- 3.
This example sets the level qualifier 2 condition to HIGH.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:QUALIFIER2:CONDITION HIGH"
Query
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition?
The :MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition? query returns the condition being
used of the level qualifier.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:CONDition] <source><NL>
This example places the current condition of level qualifier for timing
measurements in the source variable and displays it on the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:QUALIFIER2:CONDition?"
varSource = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSource, 0)
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:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce
Command
The channel being selected must not be used to make a timing measurement and must be
turned on.
NOTE
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce <source>
The :MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce command sets the source of the level
qualify for timing measurements.
<source>
CHANnel<N>
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<M>
An integer, 1- 3.
Example
This example sets the level qualifier 2 source to the channel 1 waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:QUALIFIER2:SOURce CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce?
The :MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce? query returns the source being used
of the level qualifier for timing measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce] <source><NL>
This example places the current source of level qualifier for timing
measurements in the source variable and displays it on the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:QUALIFIER2:SOURce?"
varSource = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSource, 0)
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:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe
Command
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe command enables or disables level
qualifying for timing measurements.
<M>
Example
An integer, 1- 3.
This example sets the level qualifier 2 state to ON.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:QUALIFIER2:STATE ON"
Query
:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe?
The :MEASure:QUALifier<M>:STATe? query returns the state of the level
qualifier for timing measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:QUALifier<M>:SOURce] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current state of the level qualifier for timing
measurements in the state variable and displays it on the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:QUALIFIER2:STATE?"
varstate = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varstate, 0)
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:MEASure:RESults?
Query
:MEASure:RESults?
The :MEASure:RESults? query returns the results of the continuously
displayed measurements. The response to the MEASure:RESults? query is a
list of comma- separated values. If SENDvalid is ON, the results state is
returned.
If more than one measurement is running continuously, the values in the
:MEASure:RESults returned are duplicated for each continuous
measurement from the first to last (left to right) result displayed. Each
result returned is separated from the previous result by a comma. There is
a maximum of five continuous measurements that can be continuously
displayed at a time.
Returned Format
<result_list>
[:MEASure:RESults] <result_list><NL>
A list of the measurement results separated with commas. The following
shows the order of values received for a single measurement if
:MEASure:STATistics is set to ON.
Measure
ment
label
current
result
state
min
max
mean
std dev
# of
meas
Min, max, mean, std dev, and # of meas are only returned if the
:MEASure:STATistics is ON. The result state is only returned if
:MEASure:SENDvalid is ON. See Table 20 for the meaning of the result
state codes.
If the :MEASure:STATistics is set to CURRENT, MAX, MEAN, MIN, or
STDDEV only that particular statistic value is returned for each
measurement that is on.
Example
This example places the current results of the measurements in the string
variable, strResult, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strResult As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RESULTS?"
strResult = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strResult
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Table 20 Result States
Code
Description
0
Result correct. No problem found.
1
Result questionable but could be measured.
2
Result less than or equal to value returned.
3
Result greater than or equal to value returned.
4
Result returned is invalid.
5
Result invalid. Required edge not found.
6
Result invalid. Max not found.
7
Result invalid. Min not found.
8
Result invalid. Requested time not found.
9
Result invalid. Requested voltage not found.
10
Result invalid. Top and base are equal.
11
Result invalid. Measurement zone too small.
12
Result invalid. Lower threshold not on waveform.
13
Result invalid. Upper threshold not on waveform.
14
Result invalid. Upper and lower thresholds are too close.
15
Result invalid. Top not on waveform.
16
Result invalid. Base not on waveform.
17
Result invalid. Completion criteria not reached.
18
Result invalid. Measurement invalid for this type of waveform.
19
Result invalid. waveform is not displayed.
20
Result invalid. Waveform is clipped high.
21
Result invalid. Waveform is clipped low.
22
Result invalid. Waveform is clipped high and low.
23
Result invalid. Data contains all holes.
24
Result invalid. No data on screen.
29
Result invalid. FFT peak not found.
30
Result invalid. Eye pattern not found.
31
Result invalid. No NRZ eye pattern found.
33
Result invalid. There is more than one source on creating the database.
35
Signal may be too small to evaluate.
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Code
Description
36
Result invalid. Awaiting completion of averaging.
39
Result invalid. Need jitter package to make this measurement or must be
in jitter mode to make this measurement.
40
Current measurement is not on screen.
41
Not enough points available to recover the clock.
42
The loop bandwidth of the PLL is too high to recover the clock.
43
RJDJ pattern not found in data.
45
Clock recovery mode is not permitted.
46
Too much jitter to make a RJDJ separation.
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:MEASure:RISetime
Command
:MEASure:RISetime [<source>]
The :MEASure:RISetime command measures the rise time of the first
displayed edge by measuring the time at the lower threshold of the rising
edge, measuring the time at the upper threshold of the rising edge, then
calculating the rise time with the following algorithm:
Rise time = time at upper threshold point - time at lower threshold point.
To make this measurement requires 4 or more sample points on the rising
edge of the waveform.
Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the RISetime command. With standard
thresholds selected, the lower threshold is at the 10% point and the upper
threshold is at the 90% point on the rising edge.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the rise time of the channel 1 waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RISETIME CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:RISetime?[<source>]
The :MEASure:RISetime? query returns the rise time of the specified
source.
Returned Format
<value>
[:MEASure:RISetime] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Rise time in seconds.
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<result_state>
Example
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of rise time in the numeric variable,
varRise, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RISETIME? CHANNEL1"
varRise = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varRise, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL?
Query
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:ALL? query returns all of the RJDJ jitter
measurements. These values are returned as comma separated values using
the following format:
Returned Format
NOTE
[:MEASure:RJDJ:ALL<space>]
TJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
RJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
DJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
PJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
BUJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
DDJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
DCD,<result>,<state>,
ISI(<format>),<result>,<state>,
Transitions,<number_of_transitions>,<transitions_state>,
Scope RJ(<format>),<result>,<state>,
DDPWS,<result>,<state>,
ABUJ(<format>),<result>,<state><NL>
Whether some of these values are included or not depends on the setting of
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod and :MEASure:RJDJ:REPort.
For example, when :MEASure:RJDJ:REPort or :MEASure:RJDJ:METHod is SPECtral, the
BUJ and ABUJ values are not returned, and there are two PJ values (one "rms" and one
"dd").
<space>
White space (ASCII 32) character.
<format>
The format value tells you something about how the measurement is made.
For instance, TJ(1E- 12) means that the TJ measurement was derived using
a bit error rate of 1E- 12. A format of (rms) means the measurement is a
root- mean- square measurement. A format of (dd) means the measurement
uses a dual- Dirac delta model to derive the measurement. A format of
(pp) means the measurement is a peak- to- peak measurement.
<result>
The measured results for the RJDJ measurements. A value of 9.99999E+37
means that the oscilloscope was unable to make the measurement.
<state>
The measurement result state. See Table 20 for a list of values and
descriptions of the result state value.
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<number_of_
transitions>
Example
The number of waveform transitions that have been measured.
This example places the jitter measures in the strResults variable and
displays it on the computer's screen.
Dim strResult As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:RJDJ:ALL?"
strResults = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strResults
See Also
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:METHod" on page 638
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:REPort" on page 641
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:MEASure:RJDJ:APLength?
Query
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:APLength?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:APLength? query returns the determined RjDj pattern
length.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:RJDJ:APLength] <value><NL>
<value>
The determined RjDj pattern length as a numeric data value. Invalid
(9.99999E+37) is returned if there is no data.
Example
This example places the calculated pattern length in the strResults variable
and displays it on the computer's screen.
Dim strResult As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:APLength?"
strResults = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strResults
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:MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth {NARRow | WIDE}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth command sets the type of filtering used to
separate the data dependent jitter form the random jitter and the periodic
jitter.
Example
This example sets the RJ bandwidth to WIDE.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:BANDWIDTH WIDE"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth? query returns the RJ bandwidth filter
setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:BANDwidth] {NARRow | WIDE}<NL>
This example places the RJ filter setting the varFilter variable and displays
it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:BANDWIDTH?"
varFilter = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varFilter, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:BER
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:BER {E6 | E7 | E8 | E9 | E10 | E11 | E12 | E13 | E14
| E15 | E16 | E17 | E18 | J2 | J9}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:BER command sets the bit error rate for the Total
Jitter (TJ) measurement. The E and J parameters have the following bit
error rate meanings:
• E6 = 1E- 6
• E7 = 1E- 7
• E8 = 1E- 8
• E9 = 1E- 9
• E10 = 1E- 10
• E11 = 1E- 11
• E12 = 1E- 12
• E13 = 1E- 13
• E14 = 1E- 14
• E15 = 1E- 15
• E16 = 1E- 16
• E17 = 1E- 17
• E18 = 1E- 18
• J2 = 2.5E- 3
• J9 = 2.5E- 10
Example
This example sets the bit error rate to E16.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:BER E16"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:BER?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:BER? query returns the bit error rate setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:BER] {E6 | E7 | E8 | E9 | E10 | E11 | E12 | E13 | E14
| E15 | E16 | E17 | E18 | J2 | J9}<NL>
This example places the bit error rate in the varRate variable and displays
it on the computer's screen.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:BER?"
varRate = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varRate, 0)
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' Response headers off.
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:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk
Command
NOTE
This command is available when the EZJIT+ or EZJIT Complete jitter analysis software is
installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk {ON | OFF}
When the :MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk command is set to ON, it forces the
pattern to be a clock and sets the jitter for edges not examined to zero
(0).
To measure jitter on only rising (or falling) edges of a clock, you must also
set :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE to RISing or FALLing, and you must
set :MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE to the same RISing or FALLing option.
Example
This example turns on the RJDJ clock option.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:CLOCk ON"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk? query returns the setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk] {ON | OFF}<NL>
This example places the current RJDJ clock setting in the strSetting
variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:RJDJ:CLOCk?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print strSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:CLOCk:METHod:EDGE" on page 511
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE" on page 636
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:MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE {RISING | FALLING | BOTH}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE command sets the edge used for the RJDJ
measurements.
Example
This example sets the RJDJ edge to use both edges.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:EDGE BOTH"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE? query returns the edge being used for the
RJDJ measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:EDGE] {RISING | FALLING | BOTH}<NL>
This example places the current edge being used for RJDJ measurements
in the varEdge variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:EDGE?"
varEdge = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varEdge, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate {LINear | NONE}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate command sets the interpolation mode
used for the RJDJ measurements.
Example
This example sets the RJDJ interpolation to use both linear.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:INTERPOLATE LINEAR"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate? query returns the edge being used for the
RJDJ measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:INTerpolate] {LINear | NONE}<NL>
This example places the current interpolation mode being used for RJDJ
measurements in the interpolate variable and displays it on the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:INTERPOLATE?"
varinterpolate = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varinterpolate, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT+ jitter analysis application is licensed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod {SPECtral | BOTH}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:METHod command lets you select the method for
random jitter (RJ) analysis, either the SPECtral method or BOTH the
spectral and tail fit methods.
When analyzing jitter with crosstalk or ground bounce effects present in
your signal, select BOTH. When this option is selected, the deterministic
jitter (DJ) that is uncorrelated to the data pattern, also known as bounded
uncorrelated jitter (BUJ), is separated into periodic jitter (PJ) and
aperiodic bounded uncorrelated jitter (ABUJ). ABUJ is caused by crosstalk
and ground bounce effects.
When there are no crosstalk or ground bounce effects present in your
signal, you can select the SPECtral method in order to run faster. When
this option is selected, the deterministic jitter (DJ) that is uncorrelated to
the data pattern is all reported as periodic jitter (PJ).
Example
This example sets the RJDJ method to BOTH the spectral and tail fit
analysis.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:METHod BOTH"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:METHod? query returns the selected RJDJ method.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:METHod] {SPEC | BOTH}<NL>
This example places the RJDJ method setting the strJitterMethod variable
and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:RJDJ:METHod?"
strJitterMethod = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strJitterMethod
See Also
638
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:REPort" on page 641
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:MEASure:RJDJ:MODe
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:MODe {TIE | PERiod | NUI[,<ui>]}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:MODe command sets the RJDJ measurement mode. If
NUI is selected then <ui> selects the number of unit intervals (for
example: :MEASure:RJDJ:MODe NUI,5.
Example
This example sets the RJDJ mode to TIE.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:MODe TIE"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:MODe?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:MODe? query returns the mode of the RJDJ
measurements.
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:MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth {AUTO
| {ARBitrary,<isi_filter_lead>,<isi_filter_lag>}
| <number_of_bits>}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth command sets the number of bits used
pattern length for the RJDJ measurements.
<isi_filter_ lead>
<isi_filter_ lag}
<number_of_
bits>
Example
An integer number that is less than or equal to 0 that is the number of
leading bits that are used to calculate the ISI filter.
An integer number that is greater than or equal to 0 that is the number of
trailing bits used to calculate the ISI filter.
An integer number that is the length of pattern from 2 to 1024.
This example sets the RJDJ bits to 5.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:PLENgth 5"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth? query returns the number of bits being used
for the RJDJ measurements when Periodic pattern length is set. For
Arbitrary pattern length, the ISI filter lead and filter lag numbers are
returned.
Returned Format
Example
[MEASure:RJDJ:PLENgth] {AUTO
| ARBitrary,<isi_filter_lead>,<isi_filter_lag>
| <number_of_bits>}<NL>
This example places the current number of bits for RJDJ measurements in
the varBits variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:PLENgth?"
varBits = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varBits, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the EZJIT+ jitter analysis application is licensed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort {SPECtral | TAILfit}
When the :MEASure:RJDJ:METHod BOTH command selects both the
spectral and tail fit methods for random jitter analysis, the
:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort command specifies which method is used for the
reports in the jitter graphs/histograms and Jitter tab measurements.
Example
This example specifies that the RJDJ report include measurements from
both the spectral and tail fit analysis (including aperiodic bounded
uncorrelated jitter ABUJ measurements).
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:REPort TAILfit"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:REPort? query returns the report setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:REPort] {SPEC | TAIL}<NL>
This example places the report setting in the strReportSetting variable and
displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:REPort?"
strReportSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strReportSetting
See Also
• ":MEASure:RJDJ:METHod" on page 638
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:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ
Command
NOTE
This command is available when the EZJIT+ software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ {ON, <RJrms> | OFF}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:RJ command can specify a known amount of random
jitter. When used, the remaining amount of the total jitter measured is
reported as periodic jitter (PJ).
This command is used in situations when crosstalk aggressors influence
the random jitter measured on a signal. If the random jitter on a signal is
measured without the aggressor signal crosstalk, this known amount of
random jitter can be specified when measuring the jitter again with the
crosstalk aggressors.
• ON — Enables a specified amount of random jitter.
• <RJrms> — The known amount of random jitter.
• OFF — Disables the specification of known random jitter.
The amount of random jitter is shown in the jitter measurement results
(see page 629) as "RJ(rms specified)".
Example
This example specifies 500 fs of random jitter.
myScope.WriteString ":MEAS:RJDJ:RJ ON, 500e-15"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:RJ? query returns the specified RJ settings.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:RJ] {ON, <RJrms> | OFF}<NL>
This example places the specified RJ settings in the strKnownRandomJitter
variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:RJDJ:RJ?"
strKnownRandomJitter = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strKnownRandomJitter
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:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ
Command
NOTE
This command is available when the EZJIT+ software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ {ON, <RJrms> | AUTO | OFF}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ command can specify the removal of the
oscilloscope's calibrated random jitter from the reported RJ.
• ON — Enables the "manual" removal of a known oscilloscope random
jitter from the reported RJ.
• <RJrms> — The known oscilloscope random jitter to remove from the
reported RJ.
• AUTO — This option cannot be selected until the scope jitter calibration
has been run (use the Calibrate scope jitter button in the front panel user
interface). When selected, the calculated oscilloscope random jitter is
removed from the reported RJ.
The calculated oscilloscope random jitter is shown in the jitter
measurement results (see page 629) as "Scope RJ(rms)".
• OFF — Disables the removal of the oscilloscope's calibrated random
jitter from the reported RJ.
Example
This example specifies 300 fs of known oscilloscope random jitter.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ ON, 300e-15"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ? query returns the oscilloscope RJ settings.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ] {ON, <RJrms> | OFF}<NL>
This example places the oscilloscope RJ settings in the strScopeRJSettings
variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:RJDJ:SCOPe:RJ?"
strScopeRJSettings = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strScopeRJSettings
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:MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce
Command
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce <source>
The :MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce command sets the source for the RJDJ
measurements.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example sets the RJDJ source to the channel 1 waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:SOURce CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce? query returns the source being used for the
RJDJ measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:SOURce] <source><NL>
This example places the current source for RJDJ measurements in the
varSource variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:SOURce?"
varSource = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varSource, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:STATe
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:STATe {ON | OFF}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:STATe command enables or disables the RJDJ
measurements.
Example
This example sets the RJDJ state to on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:STATE ON"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:STATe?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:STATe? query returns the state of the RJDJ
measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:STATe] {1 | 0}<NL>
This example places the current state of the RJDJ measurements in the
varState variable and displays it on the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:STATE?"
varState = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varState, 0)
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:MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ?
Query
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ? query returns the Total Jitter (TJ), Random
Jitter (RJ), and the Deterministic Jitter (DJ) measurements. These values
are returned as comma separated values using the following format:
Returned Format
[:MEASure:RJDJ:TJRJDJ] TJ(<tj_format>),<tj_result>,<tj_state>,
RJ(<rj_format>),<rj_result>,rj_state,
DJ(<dj_format>),<dj_result>,<dj_state><NL>
<tj_format>
<rj_format>
<dj_format>
The format value tells you something about how the measurement is made.
For instance, TJ(1E- 12) means that the TJ measurement was derived using
a bit error rate of 1E- 12. A format of (rms) means the measurement is a
root- mean- square measurement. A format of (d- d) means the
measurement uses from a dual- Dirac delta model used to derive the
measurement. A format of (p- p) means the measurement is a peak- to- peak
measurement.
<tj_result>
<rj_result>
<dj_result>
The measured results for the RJDJ measurements. A value of 9.99999E+37
means that the oscilloscope was unable to make the measurement.
<tj_state>
<rj_state>
<dj_state>
Example
The measurement result state. See Table 20 for a list of values and
descriptions of the result state value.
This example places the Total Jitter (TJ), Random Jitter (RJ), and the
Deterministic Jitter (DJ) measurements in the strResults variable and
displays it on the computer's screen.
Dim strResult As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:TJRJDJ?"
strResult = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strResult
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:MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs
Command
NOTE
This command is only available when the N5400A/N5401A Software is installed.
:MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs {SECond | UNITinterval}
The :MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs command sets the unit of measure for RJDJ
measurements to seconds or unit intervals.
Example
This example sets the RJDJ units to unit interval.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:UNITS UNITINTERVAL"
Query
:MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs?
The :MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs? query returns the units of measure being used
for the RJDJ measurements.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:RJDJ:UNITs] {SECond | UNITinterval}<NL>
This example places the current units of measure for the RJDJ
measurements in the varUnits variable and displays it on the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:RJDJ:UNITS?"
varUnits = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varUnits, 0)
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:MEASure:SCRatch
Command
:MEASure:{SCRatch | CLEar}
The :MEASure:SCRatch command clears the measurement results from the
screen. This command performs the same function as :MEASure:CLEar.
Example
This example clears the current measurement results from the screen.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:SCRATCH"
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:MEASure:SENDvalid
Command
:MEASure:SENDvalid {{OFF|0} | {ON|1}}
The :MEASure:SENDvalid command enables the result state code to be
returned with the :MEASure:RESults? query and all other measurement
queries.
Example
This example turns the send valid function on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:SENDVALID ON"
Query
:MEASure:SENDvalid?
The :MEASure:SENDvalid? query returns the state of the send valid
control.
Returned Format
Example
{:MEASure:SENDvalid] {0 | 1}<NL>
This example places the current mode for SENDvalid in the string variable,
strMode, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strMode As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:SENDVALID?"
strMode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMode
See Also
Refer to the :MEASure:RESults? query for information on the results
returned and how they are affected by the SENDvalid command. Refer to
the individual measurements for information on how the result state is
returned.
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:MEASure:SETuptime
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:SETuptime [<data_source>,<data_source_dir>,<clock_source>,
<clock_ source_dir>]
The :MEASure:SETuptime command measures the setup time between the
specified clock and data source.
<data_source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<clock_source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<data_source
_dir>
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FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
{RISing | FALLing | BOTH}
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Selects the direction of the data source edge. BOTH selects both edges to
be measured.
<clock_source
_dir>
Example
{RISing | FALLing}
Selects the direction of the clock source edge.
This example measures the setup time from the rising edge of channel 1 to
the rising edge of channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:SETuptime CHAN1,RIS,CHAN2,RIS"
Query
:MEASure:SETuptime? [<data_source>,<data_source_dir>,<clock_source>,
<clock_ source_dir>]
The :MEASure:SETuptime query returns the measured setup time between
the specified clock and data source.
Returned Format
{:MEASure:SETuptime] <value><NL>
<value>
Setup time in seconds.
Example
This example places the current value of setup time in the numeric
variable, varTime, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:SETuptime? CHAN1,RIS,CHAN2,RIS"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
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:MEASure:SLEWrate
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:SLEWrate [<data_source>, <edge_dir>]
The :MEASure:SLEWrate command measures the slew rate of the specified
data source.
<data_source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<edge_dir>
Example
{RISing | FALLing | BOTH}
This example measures the slew rate of channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:SLEWrate CHANnel1,RISing"
Query
:MEASure:SLEWrate? [<data_source>, <edge_dir>]
The :MEASure:SLEWrate? query returns the measured slew rate for the
specified source.
Returned Format
{:MEASure:SLEWrate] <value><NL>
<value>
Slew rate in volts per second.
Example
This example places the channel 1 value of slew rate in the numeric
variable, varTime, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:SLEWrate? CHANnel1,RISing"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
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:MEASure:SOURce
Command
:MEASure:SOURce {<source>[,<source>]}
The :MEASure:SOURce command selects the source for measurements. You
can specify one or two sources with this command. All measurements
except :MEASure:HOLDtime, :MEASure:SETUPtime, and
:MEASure:DELTatime are made on the first specified source. The delta
time measurement uses two sources if two are specified.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example selects channel 1 as the source for measurements.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:SOURce CHANnel1"
Query
:MEASure:SOURce?
The :MEASure:SOURce? query returns the current source selection.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:SOURce] <source>[,<source>]<NL>
This example places the currently specified sources in the string variable,
strSource, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strSource As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:SOURce?"
strSource = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSource
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:MEASure:STATistics
Command
:MEASure:STATistics {{ON | 1} | CURRent | MAXimum |
MEAN | MINimum | STDDev}
The :MEASure:STATistics command determines the type of information
returned by the :MEASure:RESults? query. ON means all the statistics are
on.
Example
This example turns all the statistics function on.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:STATISTICS ON"
Query
:MEASure:STATistics?
The :MEASure:STATistics? query returns the current statistics mode.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:STATistics] {ON | CURRent | MAXimum | MEAN | MINimum | STDDev}
<NL>
Example
This example places the current mode for statistics in the string variable,
strMode, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strMode As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:STATISTICS?"
strMode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMode
See Also
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returned and how it is affected by the STATistics command.
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:MEASure:TEDGe
Command
:MEASure:TEDGe <meas_thres_txt>,[<slope>]<occurrence>[,<source>]
The :MEASure:TEDGe command measures the time interval between the
trigger event and the specified edge (threshold level, slope, and transition).
Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the
optional parameter following the :MEASure:TEDGe command.
<meas_thres
_txt>
UPPer, MIDDle, or LOWer to identify the threshold.
<slope>
{ - (minus) for falling | + (plus) for rising | <none> (the slope is optional;
if no slope is specified, + (plus) is assumed) }
<occurrence>
An integer value representing the edge of the occurrence. The desired edge
must be present on the display. Edges are counted with 1 being the first
edge from the left on the display, and a maximum value of 65534.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:MEASure:TEDGe? <meas_thres_txt>,<slope><occurrence> [,<source>]
The :MEASure:TEDGe? query returns the time interval between the trigger
event and the specified edge (threshold level, slope, and transition).
Returned Format
<time>
[:MEASure:TEDGe] <time>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The time interval between the trigger event and the specified voltage level
and transition.
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<result_state>
Example
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the time interval between the trigger event and the
90% threshold on the second rising edge of the source waveform to the
numeric variable, varTime. The contents of the variable are then printed
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:TEDGe? UPPER,+2,CHANnel1"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute <source>,
<upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lower_volts>
The :MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute command sets the upper level, middle
level, and lower level voltages that are used to calculate the measurements
that use them.
This command changes the threshold settings used for rise/fall time measurements,
protocol decode, and all other general-purpose measurements that use thresholds. To
change the settings used for these types of measurements individually, see:
NOTE
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute" on page 659
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute" on page 677
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute" on page 689
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_volts>
<middle_volts>
<lower_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage thresholds.
This example sets the custom voltage thresholds to 0.9 volts for the upper
level, 0.5 volts for the middle level and 0.1 volts for the lower level on
channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute CHANnel2,0.9,0.5,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute? query returns the current settings for
upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the custom
thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute] <upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lower_volts
><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages
used to calculate the measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute? CHANnel1"
strThresholds = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholds
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute <source>,
<upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lower_volts>
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute command sets the upper
level, middle level, and lower level voltages that are used to calculate the
measurements that use them.
These general-purpose threshold settings are used for everything except rise/fall
measurements and protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_volts>
<middle_volts>
<lower_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage thresholds.
This example sets the custom voltage thresholds to 0.9 volts for the upper
level, 0.5 volts for the middle level and 0.1 volts for the lower level on
channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute CHANnel2,0.9,0
.5,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the
custom thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute] <upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<low
er_volts><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages
used to calculate the measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute? CHANnel1"
strThresholds = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholds
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute" on page 657
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute" on page 677
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute" on page 689
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:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis <source>,<range>,<level>
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis command sets the range
and level voltages that are used to calculate the measurements that use
them. The range is added to the level to determine the upper level voltage
for measurements that use it. The range is subtracted from the level to
determine the lower level voltage. The level is the middle level voltage.
These general-purpose threshold settings are used for everything except rise/fall
measurements and protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<range>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage range for the hysteresis around the level
value.
<level>
A real number specifying voltage level.
Example
This example sets the hysteresis range to 0.9 volts and 0.1 volts for the
level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis CHANNEL2,0.9
,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the
custom thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis]<range>,<level><NL>
This example returns the range and level voltages used to calculate the
measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis? CHANNEL1"
strRangeLevel = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strRangeLevel
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis" on page 671
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis" on page 679
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis" on page 691
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:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | PERCent | HYSTer
esis}
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod command determines the way
that the top and base of a waveform are calculated for all of the
measurements that use them.
These general-purpose threshold settings are used for everything except rise/fall
measurements and protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod CHANnel1,HYSTere
sis"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod? query returns the current
method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod <source>,] {ABSolute | PERCent | HYS
Teresis}
This example returns the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod?"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:METHod" on page 673
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod" on page 681
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod" on page 693
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:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent <source>,<upper_pct>,<middle_pct>,<l
ower_pct>
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent command sets the upper level,
middle level, and lower level voltages as a percentage of the top and base
voltages which are used to calculate the measurements that use them.
These general-purpose threshold settings are used for everything except rise/fall
measurements and protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_pct>
<middle_pct>
<lower_pct>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying upper percentage from - 24.8 to 125.0 A real
number specifying the middle percentage from - 24.9 to 124.9. A real
number specifying the lower percentage from - 25.0 to 125.8
This example sets the percentage to 100% for the upper level, 50% for the
middle level and 0% for the lower level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent CHANnel2,100,50
,0"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level percentages.
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Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent] <upper_pct>,<middle_pcts>,<lower_p
ct><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level
percentages used to calculate the measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent? CHANnel1"
strThresholdsPct = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholdsPct
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:PERCent" on page 675
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent" on page 683
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent" on page 695
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:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute <source>,<top_volts>,<base_
volts>
The :MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute command sets the
top level and base level voltages that are used to calculate the
measurements that use them.
These general-purpose threshold settings are used for everything except rise/fall
measurements and protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<top_volts>
<base_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage levels. The top voltage level must be
greater than the base voltage level.
This example sets the voltage level for the top to 0.9 volts and the voltage
level for the base to 0.1 volts on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute CHANne
l2,0.9,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute? query returns the
current settings for top level and base level voltages.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute] <top_volts>,<base_volts><
NL>
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Example
This example returns the top level and base level voltages used to
calculate the measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute? CHANn
el1"
strTopBase = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTopBase
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 701
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 685
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 697
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:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | HISTONLY
| MINmax | STANdard}
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod command determines
the way that the top and base of a waveform are derived for all of the
measurements that use them.
These general-purpose threshold settings are used for everything except rise/fall
measurements and protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform to the histogram method.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1
,HISTONLY"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod?
The :MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod? query returns the
current method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod] {ABSolute | HISTONLY | MINm
ax | STANdard}
This example returns the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform for channel 1.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1
"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod" on page 703
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod" on page 687
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod" on page 699
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:MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis <source>,<range>,<level>
The :MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis command sets the range and level
voltages that are used to calculate the measurements that use them. The
range is added to the level to determine the upper level voltage for
measurements that use it. The range is subtracted from the level to
determine the lower level voltage. The level is the middle level voltage.
This command changes the threshold settings used for rise/fall time measurements,
protocol decode, and all other general-purpose measurements that use thresholds. To
change the settings used for these types of measurements individually, see:
NOTE
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis" on page 661
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis" on page 679
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis" on page 691
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<range>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage range for the hysteresis around the level
value.
<level>
A real number specifying voltage level.
Example
This example sets the hysteresis range to 0.9 volts and 0.1 volts for the
level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis CHANNEL2,0.9,0.1"
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Query
:MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis? query returns the current settings
for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the custom
thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis]<range>,<level><NL>
This example returns the range and level voltages used to calculate the
measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis? CHANNEL1"
strRangeLevel = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strRangeLevel
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:THResholds:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | PERCent | HYSTeresis}
The :MEASure:THResholds:METHod command determines the way that the
top and base of a waveform are calculated for all of the measurements
that use them.
This command changes the threshold settings used for rise/fall time measurements,
protocol decode, and all other general-purpose measurements that use thresholds. To
change the settings used for these types of measurements individually, see:
NOTE
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod" on page 663
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod" on page 681
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod" on page 693
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:METHod CHANnel1,HYSTeresis"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:METHod? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:METHod? query returns the current method
being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:THResholds:METHod <source>,] {ABSolute | PERCent | HYSTeresis}
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This example returns the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:METHod?"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
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:MEASure:THResholds:PERCent
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:PERCent <source>,<upper_pct>,<middle_pct>,<lower_pct
>
The :MEASure:THResholds:PERCent command sets the upper level, middle
level, and lower level voltages as a percentage of the top and base voltages
which are used to calculate the measurements that use them.
This command changes the threshold settings used for rise/fall time measurements,
protocol decode, and all other general-purpose measurements that use thresholds. To
change the settings used for these types of measurements individually, see:
NOTE
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent" on page 665
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent" on page 683
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent" on page 695
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_pct>
<middle_pct>
<lower_pct>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying upper percentage from - 24.8 to 125.0 A real
number specifying the middle percentage from - 24.9 to 124.9. A real
number specifying the lower percentage from - 25.0 to 125.8
This example sets the percentage to 100% for the upper level, 50% for the
middle level and 0% for the lower level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:PERCent CHANnel2,100,50,0"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:PERCent? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:PERCent? query returns the current settings for
upper level, middle level, and lower level percentages.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:PERCent] <upper_pct>,<middle_pcts>,<lower_pct><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level
percentages used to calculate the measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:PERCent? CHANnel1"
strThresholdsPct = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholdsPct
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute <source>,
<upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lower_volts>
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute command sets the upper level,
middle level, and lower level voltages that are used to calculate the
measurements that use them.
These threshold settings are used for rise/fall measurements.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_volts>
<middle_volts>
<lower_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage thresholds.
This example sets the custom voltage thresholds to 0.9 volts for the upper
level, 0.5 volts for the middle level and 0.1 volts for the lower level on
channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute CHANnel2,0.9,0.5
,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the
custom thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute] <upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lower
_volts><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages
used to calculate the rise/fall measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute? CHANnel1"
strThresholds = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholds
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute" on page 657
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute" on page 659
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute" on page 689
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:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis <source>,<range>,<level>
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis command sets the range and
level voltages that are used to calculate the measurements that use them.
The range is added to the level to determine the upper level voltage for
measurements that use it. The range is subtracted from the level to
determine the lower level voltage. The level is the middle level voltage.
These threshold settings are used for rise/fall measurements.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<range>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage range for the hysteresis around the level
value.
<level>
A real number specifying voltage level.
Example
This example sets the hysteresis range to 0.9 volts and 0.1 volts for the
level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis CHANNEL2,0.9,0
.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the
custom thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis]<range>,<level><NL>
This example returns the range and level voltages used to calculate the
rise/fall measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis? CHANNEL1"
strRangeLevel = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strRangeLevel
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis" on page 671
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis" on page 661
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis" on page 691
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:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | PERCent | HYSTeres
is}
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod command determines the way
that the top and base of a waveform are calculated for all of the
measurements that use them.
These threshold settings are used for rise/fall measurements.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod CHANnel1,HYSTeresi
s"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod? query returns the current
method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod <source>,] {ABSolute | PERCent | HYSTe
resis}
This example returns the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod?"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:METHod" on page 673
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod" on page 663
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod" on page 693
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:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent <source>,<upper_pct>,<middle_pct>,<low
er_pct>
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent command sets the upper level,
middle level, and lower level voltages as a percentage of the top and base
voltages which are used to calculate the measurements that use them.
These threshold settings are used for rise/fall measurements.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_pct>
<middle_pct>
<lower_pct>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying upper percentage from - 24.8 to 125.0 A real
number specifying the middle percentage from - 24.9 to 124.9. A real
number specifying the lower percentage from - 25.0 to 125.8
This example sets the percentage to 100% for the upper level, 50% for the
middle level and 0% for the lower level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent CHANnel2,100,50,0
"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level percentages.
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Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent] <upper_pct>,<middle_pcts>,<lower_pct
><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level
percentages used to calculate the rise/fall measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent? CHANnel1"
strThresholdsPct = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholdsPct
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:PERCent" on page 675
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent" on page 665
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent" on page 695
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:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute <source>,<top_volts>,<base_vo
lts>
The :MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute command sets the top
level and base level voltages that are used to calculate the measurements
that use them.
These threshold settings are used for rise/fall measurements.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<top_volts>
<base_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage levels. The top voltage level must be
greater than the base voltage level.
This example sets the voltage level for the top to 0.9 volts and the voltage
level for the base to 0.1 volts on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute CHANnel2
,0.9,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute? query returns the
current settings for top level and base level voltages.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute] <top_volts>,<base_volts><NL
>
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Example
This example returns the top level and base level voltages used to
calculate the rise/fall measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute? CHANnel
1"
strTopBase = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTopBase
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 701
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 667
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 697
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:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | HISTONLY
| MINmax | STANdard}
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod command determines
the way that the top and base of a waveform are derived for all of the
measurements that use them.
These threshold settings are used for rise/fall measurements.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform to the histogram method.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1,H
ISTONLY"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod?
The :MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod? query returns the
current method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod] {ABSolute | HISTONLY | MINmax
| STANdard}
This example returns the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform for channel 1.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod" on page 703
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod" on page 669
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod" on page 699
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute <source>,
<upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lower_volts>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute command sets the upper level,
middle level, and lower level voltages that are used for protocol decode.
These serial threshold settings are used for protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_volts>
<middle_volts>
<lower_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage thresholds.
This example sets the custom voltage thresholds to 0.9 volts for the upper
level, 0.5 volts for the middle level and 0.1 volts for the lower level on
channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute CHANnel2,0.9,0.
5,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the
custom thresholds.
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Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute] <upper_volts>,<middle_volts>,<lowe
r_volts><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages
used for protocol decode on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute? CHANnel1"
strThresholds = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholds
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:ABSolute" on page 657
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:ABSolute" on page 659
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:ABSolute" on page 677
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis <source>,<range>,<level>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis command sets the range and
level voltages that are used for protocol decode. The range is added to the
level to determine the upper level voltage. The range is subtracted from
the level to determine the lower level voltage. The level is the middle level
voltage.
These serial threshold settings are used for protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<range>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage range for the hysteresis around the level
value.
<level>
A real number specifying voltage level.
Example
This example sets the hysteresis range to 0.9 volts and 0.1 volts for the
level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis CHANNEL2,0.9,
0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level voltages for the
custom thresholds.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis]<range>,<level><NL>
This example returns the range and level voltages used for protocol decode
on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:HYSTeresis? CHANNEL1"
strRangeLevel = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strRangeLevel
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:HYSTeresis" on page 671
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:HYSTeresis" on page 661
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:HYSTeresis" on page 679
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | PERCent | HYSTere
sis}
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod command determines the way
that the top and base of a waveform are calculated for protocol decode.
These serial threshold settings are used for protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod CHANnel1,HYSTeres
is"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod? query returns the current
method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod <source>,] {ABSolute | PERCent | HYST
eresis}
This example returns the method used to calculate the top and base of a
waveform to hysteresis.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:METHod?"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:METHod" on page 673
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:METHod" on page 663
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:METHod" on page 681
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent <source>,<upper_pct>,<middle_pct>,<lo
wer_pct>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent command sets the upper level,
middle level, and lower level voltages as a percentage of the top and base
voltages which are used for protocol decode.
These serial threshold settings are used for protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<upper_pct>
<middle_pct>
<lower_pct>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying upper percentage from - 24.8 to 125.0 A real
number specifying the middle percentage from - 24.9 to 124.9. A real
number specifying the lower percentage from - 25.0 to 125.8
This example sets the percentage to 100% for the upper level, 50% for the
middle level and 0% for the lower level on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent CHANnel2,100,50,
0"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent? query returns the current
settings for upper level, middle level, and lower level percentages.
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Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent] <upper_pct>,<middle_pcts>,<lower_pc
t><NL>
This example returns the upper level, middle level, and lower level
percentages used for protocol decode on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:PERCent? CHANnel1"
strThresholdsPct = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strThresholdsPct
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:PERCent" on page 675
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:PERCent" on page 665
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:PERCent" on page 683
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute <source>,<top_volts>,<base_v
olts>
The :MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:SERial:ABSolute command sets the top
level and base level voltages that are used for protocol decode.
These serial threshold settings are used for protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<top_volts>
<base_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage levels. The top voltage level must be
greater than the base voltage level.
This example sets the voltage level for the top to 0.9 volts and the voltage
level for the base to 0.1 volts on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute CHANnel
2,0.9,0.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute? <source>
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute? query returns the
current settings for top level and base level voltages.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute] <top_volts>,<base_volts><N
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This example returns the top level and base level voltages used for
protocol decode on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute? CHANne
l1"
strTopBase = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTopBase
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 701
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 667
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 685
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:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | HISTONLY
| MINmax | STANdard}
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod command determines
the way that the top and base of a waveform are derived for protocol
decode.
These serial threshold settings are used for protocol decode.
NOTE
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform to the histogram method.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1,
HISTONLY"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod?
The :MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod? query returns the
current method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod] {ABSolute | HISTONLY | MINma
x | STANdard}
This example returns the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform for channel 1.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod" on page 703
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod" on page 669
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod" on page 687
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:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute
Command
:MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:ABSolute <source>,<top_volts>,<base_volts>
The :MEASure:TOPBase:THResholds:ABSolute command sets the top level
and base level voltages that are used to calculate the measurements that
use them.
This command changes the threshold settings used for rise/fall time measurements,
protocol decode, and all other general-purpose measurements that use thresholds. To
change the settings used for these types of measurements individually, see:
NOTE
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 667
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 685
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:ABSolute" on page 697
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
<top_volts>
<base_volts>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
A real number specifying voltage levels. The top voltage level must be
greater than the base voltage level.
This example sets the voltage level for the top to 0.9 volts and the voltage
level for the base to 0.1 volts on channel 2.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute CHANnel2,0.9,0
.1"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute? <source>
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The :MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute? query returns the current
settings for top level and base level voltages.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute] <top_volts>,<base_volts><NL>
This example returns the top level and base level voltages used to
calculate the measurements on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:ABSolute? CHANnel1"
strTopBase = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTopBase
NOTE
Turn Off Headers
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
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:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod
Command
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod <source>,{ABSolute | HISTONLY
| MINmax | STANdard}
The :MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod command determines the way
that the top and base of a waveform are derived for all of the
measurements that use them.
This command changes the threshold settings used for rise/fall time measurements,
protocol decode, and all other general-purpose measurements that use thresholds. To
change the settings used for these types of measurements individually, see:
NOTE
• ":MEASure:THResholds:GENeral:TOPBase:METHod" on page 669
• ":MEASure:THResholds:RFALl:TOPBase:METHod" on page 687
• ":MEASure:THResholds:SERial:TOPBase:METHod" on page 699
<source>
{ALL | CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> |
CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source. Setting the source to ALL does not affect the
individual channel settings which is the behavior as the user interface.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
Example
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example sets the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform to the histogram method.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1,HISTONL
Y"
Query
:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod?
The :MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod? query returns the current
method being used to calculate the top and base of a waveform.
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Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod] {ABSolute | HISTONLY | MINmax | STA
Ndard}
This example returns the method used to derive the top and base of a
waveform for channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:THResholds:TOPBase:METHod CHANnel1"
varMethod = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMethod, 0)
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:MEASure:TIEClock2
Command
Turn Off Headers
NOTE
When receiving numeric data into numeric variables, turn off the headers. Otherwise, the
headers may cause misinterpretation of returned data.
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:TIEClock2 <source>,{SECond | UNITinterval},
<direction>,{AUTO | CUSTOM,<frequency>} | {VARiable,<frequency>,<bandwid
th>} | CLOCk}
The :MEASure:TIEClock2 command measures time interval error on a
clock. You can set the units of the measurement by selecting SECond
(seconds) or UNITinterval. If AUTO is selected, the oscilloscope selects the
ideal constant clock frequency. If CUSTom is selected, you can enter your
own ideal clock frequency. If VARiable is selected, a first order PLL clock
recovery is used at the give clock frequency and loop bandwidth. If CLOCk
is given, clock recovery is specified with the :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod
command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<direction>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
{RISing | FALLing | BOTH}
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Specifies direction of clock edge. BOTH selects the first edge from the
left- hand side of the waveform viewing area.
<frequency>
A real number for the ideal clock frequency for clock recovery.
<bandwidth>
A real number for the loop bandwidth of the PLL clock recovery method.
Example
This example measures the clock time interval error on the rising edge of
channel 1, ideal clock frequency set to automatic, units set to seconds.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIECLOCK2 CHANNEL1,SECOND,RISING,AUTO"
Query
:MEASure:TIEClock2? <source>,{SECond | UNITinterval},<direction>,{AUTO |
CUSTOM,<frequency> | {VARiable,<frequency>,<bandwidth>} | CLOCk}
The :MEASure:TIEClock2? query returns the current value of the clock
time interval error.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:TIEClock2] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The clock time interval error value.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of the clock time interval error in
the variable strValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIECLOCK2? CHANNEL1,SECOND,FALLING,CUSTOM,
2.5E9"
strValue = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strValue
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:MEASure:TIEData
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software, Serial Data
Analysis, or the N5400A/5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:TIEData <source>,{SECond | UNITinterval}, {AUTO
| CUSTOM,<data_rate> | VARiable,<data_rate>,<bandwidth>
| CLOCk}
The :MEASure:TIEData command measures data time interval error. You
can set the units of the measurement by selecting SECond (seconds) or
UNITinterval. If AUTO is selected, the oscilloscope selects the ideal data
rate. If CUSTom is selected, you can enter your own ideal constant data
rate. If VARiable is selected, a first order PLL clock recovery is used at a
given data rate and loop bandwidth. If CLOCk is given, clock recovery as
specified with the :MEASure:CLOCk:METHod is used.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<data_rate>
<bandwidth>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
A real number for the ideal data rate for clock recovery.
A real number for the loop bandwidth of the PLL clock recovery method.
This example measures the data time interval error on channel 1, ideal
data rate set to automatic, units set to seconds.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIEDATA CHANNEL1,SECOND,AUTO"
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Query
:MEASure:TIEData? <source>,(SECond | UNITinterval},
{AUTO | CUSTom,<frequency> | VARiable,<frequency>,<bandwidth> | CLOCk}
The :MEASure:TIEData? query returns the current value of the data time
interval error.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:TIEData] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The data time interval error value.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current value of the data time interval error in
the variable strValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIEDATA? CHANNEL1,SECOND,CUSTOM,1E9"
strValue = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strValue
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:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe
Command
:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe {RECTangular | DB20 | DB40}
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe command specifies the shape of the TIE
filter edge(s):
• RECTangular — The TIE filter is a brickwall filter.
• DB20 — The TIE filter edge(s) roll off at 20 dB per decade.
• DB40 — The TIE filter edge(s) roll off at 40 dB per decade.
Example
This example specifies that the TIE filter edge(s) roll off at 40 dB per
decade.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIEFilter:SHAPe DB40"
Query
:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe?
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe? query returns the specified shape of the
TIE filter edge(s).
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe] {RECTangular | DB20 | DB40}<NL>
This example places the specified shape of the TIE filter edge(s) in the
string variable, strShape, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strShape As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe?"
strShape = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strShape
See Also
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe" on page 711
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE" on page 713
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt" on page 710
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP" on page 712
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:MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt
Command
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt <start_frequency>
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt command sets the starting frequency for
the TIE filter.
<start_
frequency>
Query
A real number.
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt?
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt? query returns the current value of the
starting frequency of the TIE filter.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt] <value><NL>
<value>
The start frequency for the TIE filter.
Example
This example returns the current value of the starting frequency for the
TIE filter then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt?"
varStart = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varStart, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe" on page 711
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE" on page 713
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe" on page 709
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP" on page 712
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:MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe
Command
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe {{ON | 1} | {OFF | 0}}
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe command enables the TIE filter for TIE
data measurements.
Query
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe?
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe? query returns the current state of the TIE
data filter.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe] {0 | 1}<NL>
This example returns the current state of the TIE data filter then prints
the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe?"
varState = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varState, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE" on page 713
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe" on page 709
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt" on page 710
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP" on page 712
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:MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP
Command
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP <stop_frequency>
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP command sets the stopping frequency for the
TIE filter.
<stop_
frequency>
Query
A real number.
:MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP?
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP? query returns the current value of the
stopping frequency of the TIE filter.
Returned Format
[:MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP] <value><NL>
<value>
The stop frequency for the TIE filter.
Example
This example returns the current value of the stopping frequency for the
TIE filter then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP?"
varStop = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varStop, 0)
See Also
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe" on page 711
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE" on page 713
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe" on page 709
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt" on page 710
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:MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE
Command
:MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE {BANDpass | LOWPass | HIGHpass}
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE command sets the type of TIE filter to be
used.
Example
This example sets the TIE filter to highpass.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIEFilter:TYPE HIGHpass"
Query
:MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE?
The :MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE? query returns the current type of TIE filter
being used.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASure:TIEFilter:TYPE] {BANDpass | LOWPass | HIGHpass}<NL>
This example places the current mode for TIEFilter:TYPE in the string
variable, strMode, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strMode As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TIEFilter:TYPE?"
strMode = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strMode
See Also
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STATe" on page 711
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:SHAPe" on page 709
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STARt" on page 710
• ":MEASure:TIEFilter:STOP" on page 712
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:MEASure:TMAX
Command
:MEASure:TMAX [<source>]
The :MEASure:TMAX command measures the first time at which the
maximum voltage of the source waveform occurred. Sources are specified
with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter
following the :MEASure:TMAX command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Query
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
:MEASure:TMAX? [<source>]
The :MEASure:TMAX? query returns the time at which the first maximum
voltage occurred.
Returned Format
<time>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:TMAX] <time>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Time at which the first maximum voltage occurred or frequency where the
maximum FFT amplitude occurred.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the time at which the first maximum voltage
occurred to the numeric variable, varTime, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TMAX? CHANNEL1"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
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:MEASure:TMIN
Command
:MEASure:TMIN [<source>]
The :MEASure:TMIN command measures the time at which the first
minimum voltage occurred. Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:TMIN command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Query
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
:MEASure:TMIN? [<source>]
The :MEASure:TMIN? query returns the time at which the first minimum
voltage occurred or the frequency where the minimum FFT amplitude
occurred.
Returned Format
<time>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:TMIN] <time>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Time at which the first minimum voltage occurred.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the time at which the first minimum voltage
occurred to the numeric variable, varTime, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TMIN? CHANNEL1"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
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:MEASure:TVOLt
Command
:MEASure:TVOLt <voltage>,[<slope>]<occurrence> [,<source>]
The :MEASure:TVOLt command measures the time interval between the
trigger event and the defined voltage level and transition. Sources are
specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional
parameter following the :MEASure:TVOLt command.
The TEDGe command can be used to get the time of edges.
Query
:MEASure:TVOLt? <voltage>,<slope><occurrence> [,<source>]
The :MEASure:TVOLt? query returns the time interval between the trigger
event and the specified voltage level and transition.
<voltage>
Voltage level at which time will be measured.
<slope>
The direction of the waveform change when the specified voltage is
crossed - rising (+) or falling (- ). If no +/- sign is present, + is assumed.
<occurrence>
The number of the crossing to be reported (if one, the first crossing is
reported; if two, the second crossing is reported, etc.). The desired
crossing must be present on the display. Occurrences are counted with 1
being the first occurrence from the left of the display, and a maximum
value of 65534.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Returned Format
<time>
716
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
[:MEASure:TVOLt] <time>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The time interval between the trigger event and the specified voltage level
and transition.
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If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the time interval between the trigger event and the
transition through - 0.250 Volts on the third rising occurrence of the source
waveform to the numeric variable, varTime. The contents of the variable
are then printed to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:TVOLT? -0.250,+3,CHANNEL1"
varTime = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varTime, 0)
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:MEASure:UITouijitter
Command
:MEASure:UITouijitter <source>, <N>
The :MEASure:UITouijitter command measures the difference between two
consecutive N- UI measurements. The measurement then moves over one
unit interval and makes another measurement. When N=1, this is
analogous to cycle- cycle jitter, but measures unit intervals instead of
periods. When N>1, this is analogous to N- Cycle jitter but measures unit
intervals instead of periods.
<source>
<N>
Example
the source on which the measurement is made
An integer greater than or equal to 1.
This example measures the UI- UI jitter for 3 consecutive unit intervals on
channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:UITouijitter CHAN1, 3"
Query
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:MEASure:UNITinterval
Command
This command is only available when the E2681A Jitter Analysis Software or the
N5400A/5401A Software is installed.
NOTE
:MEASure:UNITinterval <source>[,{AUTO | (SEMI,<data_rate>)}]
The :MEASure:UNITinterval command measures the unit interval value of
the selected source. Use the :MEASure:DATarate command/query to
measure the data rate of the source
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
<data_rate>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are only available on MSO models or
DSO models with the MSO license installed.
A real number representing the data rate.
This example measures the unit interval of channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:UNITINTERVAL CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:UNITinterval? <source>[,{AUTO | (SEMI,<data_rate>)}]
The :MEASure:UNITinterval? query returns the measured unit interval.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
[:MEASure:UNITinterval] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Unit interval of the source.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
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This example places the current unit interval of the channel 1 waveform
in the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:UNITINTERVAL? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:VAMPlitude
Command
:MEASure:VAMPlitude [<source>]
The :MEASure:VAMPlitude command calculates the difference between the
top and base voltage of the specified source. Sources are specified with
the :MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following
the :MEASure:VAMPlitude command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example calculates the difference between the top and base voltage of
the specified source.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VAMPLITUDE CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VAMPlitude? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VAMPlitude? query returns the calculated difference
between the top and base voltage of the specified source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VAMPlitude] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Calculated difference between the top and base voltage.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current Vamplitude value in the numeric variable,
varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VAMPLITUDE? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:VAVerage
Command
:MEASure:VAVerage {CYCLe | DISPlay}[,<source>]
The :MEASure:VAVerage command calculates the average voltage over the
displayed waveform. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:VAVerage
command.
CYCLe
The CYCLe parameter instructs the average measurement to measure the
average voltage across the first period on the display.
DISPlay
The DISPlay parameter instructs the average measurement to measure all
the data on the display.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example calculates the average voltage over the displayed waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VAVERAGE DISPLAY,CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VAVerage? {CYCLe | DISPlay}[,<source>]
The :MEASure:VAVerage? query returns the calculated average voltage of
the specified source. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:VAVerage
command.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
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[:MEASure:VAVerage] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The calculated average voltage.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
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This example places the current average voltage in the numeric variable,
varAverage, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VAVERAGE? DISPLAY,CHANNEL1 CHANNEL1"
varAverage = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varAverage, 0)
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:MEASure:VBASe
Command
:MEASure:VBASe [<source>]
The :MEASure:VBASe command measures the statistical base of the
waveform. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce command or
with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:VBASe command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the voltage at the base of the waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VBASE CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VBASe? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VBASe? query returns the measured voltage value at the
base of the specified source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VBASe] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Voltage at the base of the waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the current voltage at the base of the waveform to
the numeric variable, varVoltage, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VBASE? CHANNEL1"
varVoltage = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varVoltage, 0)
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:MEASure:VLOWer
Command
:MEASure:VLOWer [<source>]
The :MEASure:VLOWer command measures the voltage value at the lower
threshold of the waveform. Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VLOWer command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Query
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
:MEASure:VLOWer?
The :MEASure:VLOWer? query returns the measured lower threshold of the
selected source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VLOWer] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Voltage value at the lower threshold.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the measured voltage at the lower threshold of the
waveform to the numeric variable, varVlower, then prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VLOW? CHANNEL1"
varVlower = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varVlower, 0)
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:MEASure:VMAX
Command
:MEASure:VMAX [<source>]
The :MEASure:VMAX command measures the absolute maximum voltage
present on the selected source waveform. Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VMAX command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the absolute maximum voltage on the waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VMAX CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VMAX? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VMAX? query returns the measured absolute maximum
voltage or maximum FFT amplitude present on the selected source
waveform.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VMAX] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Absolute maximum voltage present on the waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the measured absolute maximum voltage on the
waveform to the numeric variable, varMaximum, then prints the contents
of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VMAX? CHANNEL1"
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varMaximum = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMaximum, 0)
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:MEASure:VMIDdle
Command
:MEASure:VMIDdle [<source>]
The :MEASure:VMIDdle command measures the voltage level at the middle
threshold of the waveform. Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VMIDdle command.
Query
:MEASure:VMIDdle? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VMIDdle? query returns the voltage value at the middle
threshold of the waveform.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
[MEASure:VMIDdle] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
The middle voltage present on the waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the measured middle voltage on the waveform to the
numeric variable, varMiddle, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VMID? CHANNEL1"
varMiddle = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMiddle, 0)
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:MEASure:VMIN
Command
:MEASure:VMIN [<source>]
The :MEASure:VMIN command measures the absolute minimum voltage
present on the selected source waveform. Sources are specified with
:MEASure:SOURce or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VMIN command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the absolute minimum voltage on the waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VMIN CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VMIN? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VMIN? query returns the measured absolute minimum
voltage or minimum FFT amplitude present on the selected source
waveform.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VMIN] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Absolute minimum voltage present on the waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example returns the measured absolute minimum voltage on the
waveform to the numeric variable, varMinimum, then prints the contents
of the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VMIN? CHANNEL1"
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varMinimum = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varMinimum, 0)
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:MEASure:VOVershoot
Command
:MEASure:VOVershoot <source>[,<direction>]
The :MEASure:VOVershoot command is similar to the overshoot
measurement, but instead of returning the ratio of overshoot voltage to
amplitude as a percent, it returns the local voltage of the overshoot.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<direction>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
RISing or FALLing
This example measures the local voltage of the overshoot.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VOVershoot CHAN1"
Query
:MEASure:VOVershoot? <source>[,<direction>]
The :MEASure:VOVershoot? query returns the local voltage of the
overshoot.
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:MEASure:VPP
Command
:MEASure:VPP [<source>]
The :MEASure:VPP command measures the maximum and minimum
voltages on the selected source, then calculates the peak- to- peak voltage
as the difference between the two voltages. Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VPP command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the peak- to- peak voltage or FFT amplitude range
of the previously selected source.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VPP CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VPP? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VPP? query returns the specified source peak- to- peak
voltage.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
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[:MEASure:VPP] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Peak- to- peak voltage of the selected source.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current peak- to- peak voltage in the numeric
variable, varVoltage, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VPP? CHANNEL1"
varVoltage = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varVoltage, 0)
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:MEASure:VPReshoot
Command
:MEASure:VPReshoot <source>[,<direction>]
The :MEASure:VPReshoot command is similar to the preshoot
measurement, but instead of returning the ratio of preshoot voltage to
amplitude as a percent, it returns the local voltage of the preshoot.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<direction>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
RISing or FALLing
This example measures the local voltage of the preshoot.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VPReshoot CHAN1"
Query
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:MEASure:VRMS
Command
:MEASure:VRMS {CYCLe | DISPlay},{AC | DC} [,<source> [,{VOLT | DBM}]]
The :MEASure:VRMS command measures the RMS voltage of the selected
waveform by subtracting the average value of the waveform from each data
point on the display. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:VRMS
command.
CYCLe
The CYCLe parameter instructs the RMS measurement to measure the
RMS voltage across the first period of the display.
DISPlay
The DISPlay parameter instructs the RMS measurement to measure all the
data on the display. Generally, RMS voltage is measured across one
waveform or cycle, however, measuring multiple cycles may be
accomplished with the DISPlay option. The DISPlay parameter is also
useful when measuring noise.
AC
The AC parameter is used to measure the RMS voltage subtracting the DC
component.
DC
The DC parameter is used to measure RMS voltage including the DC
component.
The AC RMS, DC RMS, and VAVG parameters are related as in this
formula:
DCVRMS2=ACVRMS2+VAVG2
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
VOLT | DBM
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
Specifies the units of the measurement as either volts or decibels.
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This example measures the RMS voltage of the previously selected
waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VRMS CYCLE,AC,CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VRMS? {CYCLe | DISPlay},{AC | DC} [,<source> [,{VOLT | DBM}]]
The :MEASure:VRMS? query returns the RMS voltage of the specified
source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VRMS] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
RMS voltage of the selected waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the current AC RMS voltage over one period of the
waveform in the numeric variable, varVoltage, then prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VRMS? CYCLE,AC,CHANNEL1"
varVoltage = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varVoltage, 0)
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:MEASure:VTIMe
Command
:MEASure:VTIMe <time>[,<source>]
The :MEASure:VTIMe command measures the voltage at the specified time.
The time is referenced to the trigger event and must be on the screen.
When an FFT function is the specified source, the amplitude at the
specified frequency is measured. Sources are specified with the
:MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VTIMe command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<time>
Query
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
A real number for time from trigger in seconds, or frequency in Hertz for
an FFT (when a function is set to FFT or a waveform memory contains an
FFT).
:MEASure:VTIMe? <time>[,<source>]
The :MEASure:VTIMe? query returns the measured voltage or amplitude.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VTIMe] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Voltage at the specified time. When the source is an FFT function, the
returned value is the vertical value at the horizontal setting passed in the
VTIMe <time> parameter. The time parameter is in Hertz when an FFT
function is the source.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the voltage at 500 ms in the numeric variable,
varValue, then prints the contents to the computer's screen.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VTIME? 500E-3,CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:VTOP
Command
:MEASure:VTOP [<source>]
The :MEASure:VTOP command measures the statistical top of the selected
source waveform. Sources are specified with the :MEASure:SOURce
command or with the optional parameter following the :MEASure:VTOP
command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the voltage at the top of the waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VTOP CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VTOP? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VTOP? query returns the measured voltage at the top of the
specified source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VTOP] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Voltage at the top of the waveform.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the value of the voltage at the top of the waveform in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VTOP? CHANNEL1"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:VUPPer
Command
:MEASure:VUPPer [<source>]
The :MEASure:VUPPer command measures the voltage value at the upper
threshold of the waveform. Sources are specified with the
MEASure:SOURce command or with the optional parameter following the
:MEASure:VUPPer command.
<source>
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend |
MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example measures the voltage at the upper threshold of the
waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VUPPer CHANNEL1"
Query
:MEASure:VUPPer? [<source>]
The :MEASure:VUPPer? query returns the measured upper threshold value
of the selected source.
Returned Format
<value>
<result_state>
Example
[:MEASure:VUPPer] <value>[,<result_state>]<NL>
Voltage at the upper threshold.
If SENDvalid is ON, the result state is returned with the measurement
result. See the :MEASure:RESults table in this chapter for a list of the
result states.
This example places the value of the voltage at the upper threshold of the
waveform in the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of
the variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:VUPPER? CHANNEL1"
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varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:MEASure:WINDow
Command
:MEASure:WINDow {ZOOM | {MAIN | ALL}}, {MEASN}
The :MEASure:WINDow command specifies whether measurements are
made in the ZOOM window (measurement gating) or over the entire
acquisition (MAIN or ALL). The MAIN and ALL parameters are equivalent.
Example
This example gates Measurement 1 to the zoom window.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASURE:WINDow ZOOM, MEAS1"
Query
:MEASure:WINDow? {MEASN}
This query returns whether the measurement is being performed on the
zoomed portion of the waveform (ZOOM) or the entire acquisition (MAIN
or ALL).
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:MEASurement<N>:NAME
Command
:MEASurement<N>:NAME <name>
The :MEASurement<N>:NAME commands sets the name of the specified
measurement to whatever string is given to <name>. This lets you give
specific names to measurements displayed on the oscilloscope's screen.
<N>
<name>
Query
An integer, 1- 10. This number represents the position of the measurement
on screen in the Measurements tab.
A quoted string.
:MEASurement<N>:NAME?
The :MEASurement<N>:NAME? query returns the name of the
corresponding measurement.
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:MEASurement<N>:SOURce
Command
:MEASurement<N>:SOURce <source>[,<source>]
The :MEASurement<N>:SOURce command changes the source of an existing
measurement in the Measurements tab of the user interface.
<N>
<source>
An integer, 1- 10. This number represents the position of the measurement
on screen in the Measurements tab.
{CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | DIGital<M> | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk |
MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalized}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:MEASurement<N>:SOURce?
The :MEASurement<N>:SOURce? query returns the source(s) of the
selected measurement.
Returned Format
Example
[:MEASurement<N>:SOURce] <source>[,<source>]<NL>
This example places the currently specified measurement 1 source(s) in
the string variable, strSource, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
Dim strSource As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MEASurement1:SOURce?"
strSource = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSource
See Also
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Pod Commands
:POD<N>:DISPlay 746
:POD<N>:PSKew 747
:POD<N>:THReshold 748
NOTE
The POD commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
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:POD<N>:DISPlay
Command
The POD commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
:POD<N>[:DISPlay] {ON | OFF | 1 | 0}
The :POD<N>:DISPlay command enables or disables the view for the
selected digital channel pod. Pod 1 has the digital channels 0 through 7,
and pod 2 has the digital channels 8 through 15.
Displaying a pod automatically enables digital channels. See ENABle
command in the root subsystem.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 2.
This example turns on the display of bit 5 for the digital channels.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABle DIGital"
myScope.WriteString ":POD2:DISPlay ON"
Query
:POD<N>[:DISPlay]?
The :POD<N>:DISPlay? query returns the value of the display setting for
the pod.
Returned Format
See Also
[:POD<N>:DISPlay] {1 | 0}<NL>
• ":DIGital<N>:DISPlay" on page 272
• ":ENABle DIGital" on page 767
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:POD<N>:PSKew
Command
:POD<N>:PSKew <skew_value>
The :POD<N>:PSKew command lets you adjust the digital channels with
respect to the analog channels when there is a time delay between the
analog and digital channels. This can occur when different length cables
are used.
<N>
<skew_value>
Example
An integer, 1- 2.
A real number for the skew value, in the range - 1 ms to +1 ms.
This example sets the probe skew for all digital channels to 10 μs.
myScope.WriteString ":POD1:PSKew 10E-6"
Query
:POD<N>:PSKew?
The :POD<N>:PSKew? query returns the current probe skew setting for all
digital channels.
Returned Format
[:POD<N>:PSKew] <skew_value><NL>
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:POD<N>:THReshold
Command
The POD commands only apply to the MSO oscilloscopes.
NOTE
:POD<N>:THReshold {CMOS50 | CMOS33 | CMOS25 | ECL | PECL | TTL
| DIFFerential | <value>}
The :POD<N>:THReshold command sets the logic threshold value for a pod.
Pod 1 has the digital channels 0 through 7, and pod 2 has the digital
channels 8 through 15. This command is equivalent to the
:DIGital<N>:THReshold command.
The threshold is used for triggering purposes and for displaying the digital
data as high (above the threshold) or low (below the threshold). The
voltage values for the predefined thresholds are:
• CMOS50 = 2.5 V
• CMOS33 = 1.65 V
• CMOS25 = 1.25 V
• ECL = - 1.3 V
• PECL = 3.7 V
• TTL = 1.4 V
• DIFFerential = 0 V
<N>
<value>
An integer, 1- 2.
A real number representing the voltage value which distinguishes a 1 logic
level from a 0 logic level. Waveform voltages greater than the threshold are
1 logic levels while waveform voltages less than the threshold are 0 logic
levels.
The range of the threshold voltage is from - 8 volts to 8 volts.
Example
This example sets the threshold to 5 volts for pod 2 (digital channels D15
through D8).
myScope.WriteString ":POD2:THReshold 5"
Query
:POD<N>:THREShold?
The :POD<N>:THReshold? query returns the threshold value for the
specified pod.
Returned Format
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• ":DIGital<N>:THReshold" on page 275
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:ADER? 753
:AER? 754
:ASTate? 755
:ATER? 756
:AUToscale 757
:AUToscale:CHANnels 758
:AUToscale:PLACement 759
:AUToscale:VERTical 760
:BEEP 761
:BLANk 762
:CDISplay 763
:DIGitize 764
:DISable DIGital 766
:ENABle DIGital 767
:MTEE 769
:MTER? 770
:MODel? 768
:OPEE 771
:OPER? 772
:OVLRegister? 773
:PDER? 774
:PRINt 775
:RECall:SETup 776
:RSTate? 777
:RUN 778
:SERial 779
:SINGle 780
:STATus? 781
:STOP 783
:STORe:JITTer 784
:STORe:SETup 785
:STORe:WAVeform 786
:TER? 787
:VIEW 788
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Root level commands control many of the basic operations of the
oscilloscope that you can select by pressing the labeled keys on the front
panel. These commands are always recognized by the parser if they are
prefixed with a colon, regardless of the current tree position. After
executing a root level command, the parser is positioned at the root of the
command tree.
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:ADER?
(Acquisition Done Event Register)
Query
:ADER?
The :ADER? query reads the Acquisition Done Event Register and returns
1 or 0. After the Acquisition Done Event Register is read, the register is
cleared. The returned value 1 indicates an acquisition completed event has
occurred and 0 indicates an acquisition completed event has not occurred.
Once the Done bit is set, it is cleared only by doing :ADER? or by sending
a *CLS command.
Returned Format
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:AER?
(Arm Event Register)
Query
:AER?
The :AER? query reads the Arm Event Register and returns 1 or 0. After
the Arm Event Register is read, the register is cleared. The returned value
1 indicates a trigger armed event has occurred and 0 indicates a trigger
armed has not occurred.
NOTE
Arm Event Returns
:AER? will allow the Arm Event to return either immediately (if you have armed but not
triggered) or on the next arm (if you have already triggered). However, *CLS is always
required to get an SRQ again.
Once the AER bit is set, it is cleared only by doing :AER? or by sending a
*CLS command.
Returned Format
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:ASTate?
Query
:ASTate?
The :ASTate? query returns the acquisition state:
• ARM — The trigger is armed and the oscilloscope has acquired all of the
pre- trigger data.
• TRIG — The trigger condition has occurred and the oscilloscope is
acquiring post trigger data.
• ATRIG — The trigger condition has not been met, but the oscilloscope
has auto triggered and is acquiring post trigger data.
• ADONE — The acquisition is done, and the data has been processed and
is ready to be unloaded.
Returned Format
See Also
{ARM | TRIG | ATRIG | ADONE}<NL>
• ":RSTate?" on page 777
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:ATER?
(Auto Trigger Event Register)
Query
:ATER?
The :ATER? query reads the Auto Trigger Event Register and returns 1 or
0. After the Auto Trigger Event Register is read, the register is cleared.
The returned value 1 indicates an auto trigger event has occurred and 0
indicates an auto trigger event has not occurred.
Returned Format
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:AUToscale
Command
:AUToscale
The :AUToscale command causes the oscilloscope to evaluate all input
waveforms and find the optimum conditions for displaying the waveform.
It searches each of the channels for input waveforms and shuts off
channels where no waveform is found. It adjusts the vertical gain and
offset for each channel that has a waveform and sets the time base on the
lowest numbered input channel that has a waveform.
The trigger is found by searching each channel, starting with channel 4,
then channel 3, channel 2, and channel 1, until a trigger waveform is
detected. If waveforms cannot be found on any vertical input, the
oscilloscope is returned to its former state.
Autoscale sets the following:
• Channel Display, Scale, and Offset
• Trigger Sweep, Mode, Edge, Source, Level, Slope, Hysteresis, and Holdoff
• Acquisition Sampling Rate and Memory Depth
• Time Base Scale and Position
• Marker Mode Set to Measurement
• Resets Acquisition Completion Criteria to 90%
Autoscale turns off the following:
• Measurements on sources that are turned off
• Functions
• Windows
• Memories
• InfiniiSim
Autoscale does not turn off:
• PrecisionProbe/PrecisionCable
No other controls are affected by Autoscale.
Example
This example automatically scales the oscilloscope for the input waveform.
myScope.WriteString ":AUToscale"
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:AUToscale:CHANnels
Command
:AUToscale:CHANnels {ALL | DISPlayed}
The :AUToscale:CHANnels command selects whether to apply autoscale to
all of the input channels or just the input channels that are currently
displayed.
Example
This example automatically scales only the displayed channels.
myScope.WriteString ":AUTOSCALE:CHANnels DISPlayed"
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:AUToscale:PLACement
Command
:AUToscale:PLACement {STACk | SEParate | OVERlay}
The :AUToscale:PLACement command controls how the waveforms are
displayed on the oscilloscope when the autoscale command is used. If
Stack is chosen then each waveform's amplitude is decreased and then the
waveforms are offset so each takes up a different vertical portion of the
screen. This makes it easier to view them, but decreases the accuracy of
any measurements performed on the waveforms because they no longer
take up the full dynamic range of th ADC (analog to digital converter). If
Separate is chosen then the screen is divided into the same number of
grids that there are waveforms (for example, if three waveforms are
displayed then the screen will be divided into three grids). Each grid
represents the full dynamic range of the ADC so this choice maximizes
measurement accuracy while still separating the waveforms so they are
easy to see. If the Overlay option is chosen then the waveforms are
displayed on top of each other. This maximizes measurement accuracy, but
can making viewing difficult.
Example
This example automatically overlays the waveforms after an autoscale.
myScope.WriteString ":AUTOSCALE:OVERlay ON"
Query
:AUToscale:PLACement?
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:AUToscale:VERTical
Command
:AUToscale:VERTical {CHANnel<N>}
The :AUToscale:VERTical command autoscales the vertical position and
scaling for the corresponding channel without changing anything else (for
example, trigger or timebase settings).
Example
This example automatically autoscales the vertical position and scale for
the waveform on Channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":AUTOSCALE:VERTical CHAN1"
NOTE
If you are using software 2.10 or earlier, the command syntax is (lower-case "t" in
"vertical"):
AUToscale:VERTical <CHANnel 1 | CHANnel 2 | CHANnel 3 | CHANnel 4>
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:BEEP
Command
:BEEP <frequency>,<duration>
The :BEEP command makes the oscilloscope beep at a defined frequency
and duration.
<frequency>
<duration>
Example
A real number representing frequency of beep in Hertz.
A real number representing duration of beep in milliseconds.
This example will create a beep at 1000 Hz for 500 ms.
myScope.WriteString ":BEEP 1000,500"
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:BLANk
Command
:BLANk {CHANnel<N> | BUS<N> | DIFFerential<P> | COMMonmode<P>
| DIGital<M> | FUNCtion<F> | HISTogram | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk
| MTRend | MSPectrum | EQUalize | POD<P> | ALL}
The :BLANk command turns off an active channel, function, histogram,
waveform memory, measurement trend, measurement spectrum, or
Feed- Forward Equalized waveform. The :VIEW command turns them on.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15.
Example
This example turns off channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":BLANk CHANnel1"
See Also
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:CDISplay
Command
:CDISplay
The :CDISplay command clears the display and resets all associated
measurements. If the oscilloscope is stopped, all currently displayed data
is erased. If the oscilloscope is running, all of the data in active channels
and functions is erased; however, new data is displayed on the next
acquisition. Waveform memories are not erased.
Example
This example clears the oscilloscope display.
myScope.WriteString ":CDISPLAY"
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:DIGitize
Command
:DIGitize [CHANnel<N> | DIGital<M> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| POD<P>][,...]
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
The :DIGitize command invokes a special mode of data acquisition that is
more efficient than using the :RUN command. This command initializes the
selected channels or functions, then acquires them according to the
current oscilloscope settings. When all waveforms are completely acquired,
the oscilloscope is stopped. The waveform completion criteria is set with
the ":ACQuire:COMPlete" command.
If you specify channel parameters, then these are the only waveforms
acquired and the display waveforms of the specified channels are turned
off.
NOTE
Full Range of Measurement and Math Operators are Available
Even though digitized waveforms are not displayed, you may perform the full range of
measurement and math operators on them.
If you use the :DIGitize command with no parameters, the digitize
operation is performed on the channels that are being displayed in the
Infiniium waveform viewing area. In this case, the display state of the
acquired waveforms is not changed after the :DIGitize command is
completed. Because the command executes more quickly without
parameters, this form of the command is useful for repetitive measurement
sequences. You can also use this mode if you want to view the digitize
results because the display state of the digitized waveforms is not affected.
See the Chapter 38, “Sample Programs,” starting on page 1173 for
examples of how to use :DIGitize and its related commands.
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This example acquires data on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":DIGitize CHANnel1"
The ACQuire subsystem commands set up conditions such as COUNt for
the next :DIGitize command. The WAVeform subsystem commands
determine how the data is transferred out of the oscilloscope, and how to
interpret the data.
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:DISable DIGital
Command
:DISable DIGital
The :DISable DIGital command disables the digital channels 0- 15.
Example
This example will disable the digital channels.
myScope.WriteString ":DISable DIGital"
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:ENABle DIGital
Command
:ENABle DIGital
The :ENABle DIGital command enables the digital channels 0- 15.
Example
This example will enable the digital channels.
myScope.WriteString ":ENABle DIGital"
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:MODel?
Query
:MODel?
The :MODel? query returns the model number for the oscilloscope.
Returned Format
A six- character alphanumeric model number in quotation marks. Output is
determined by header and longform status as in Table 21.
Table 21 MODel? Returned Format
:SYSTem:HEADer
ON
:SYSTem:LONGform
OFF
ON
X
X
X
Example
OFF
X
X
X
Response (for
example)
DSO90804A
DSO90804A
X
X
:MOD
DSO90804A
:MODEL
DSO90804A
This example places the model number in a string variable, strModel, then
prints the contents of the variable on the computer's screen.
Dim strModel As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":MODel?"
strModel = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strModel
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:MTEE
(Mask Test Enable Register)
Command
:MTEE <enable_mask>
The :MTEE command is used to set bits in the Mask Test Enable Register.
<enable_mask>
Query
The <enable_mask> is a 16- bit signed decimal value that enables the
following bits of the Mask Test Event Register:
Bit 0
Mask Test Complete
Bit 1
Mask Test Fail
Bit 2
Mask Low Amplitude
Bit 3
Mask High Amplitude
Bit 4
Mask Align Complete
Bit 5
Mask Align Fail
Bits 6-14
are not used
:MTEE?
The :MTEE? query returns the value stored in the Mask Test Enable
Register.
Returned Format
Example
[:MTEE] <enable_mask>
Suppose your application requires an interrupt whenever a Mask Test Fail
occurs in the mask test register. You can enable this bit to generate the
summary bit by sending:
myScope.WriteString "MTEE 2"
Whenever an error occurs, the oscilloscope sets the MASK bit in the
Operation Status Register. Because the bits in the Operation Status Enable
Register are all enabled, a summary bit is generated to set bit 7 (OPER) in
the Status Byte Register.
If bit 7 (OPER) in the Status Byte Register is enabled (via the *SRE
command), a service request interrupt (SRQ) is sent to the external
computer.
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:MTER?
(Mask Test Event Register)
Query
:MTER?
The :MTER? query returns the value stored in the Mask Test Event
Register. The bits stored in the register have the following meanings:
Bit 0
Mask Test Complete bit is set whenever the mask test is complete.
Bit 1
Mask Test Fail bit is set whenever the mask test failed.
Bit 2
Mask Low Amplitude bit is set whenever the signal is below the mask
amplitude.
Bit 3
Mask High Amplitude bit is set whenever the signal is above the mask
amplitude.
Bit 4
Mask Align Complete bit is set whenever the mask align is complete.
Bit 5
Mask Align Fail bit is set whenever the mask align failed.
The Mask Test Event Register is read and cleared by the MTER? query.
The register output is enabled or disabled using the mask value supplied
with the MTEE command.
Returned Format
NOTE
0-63 decimal value.
Disabled Mask Test Event Register Bits Respond, but Do Not Generate a Summary
Bit
Mask Test Event Register bits that are not enabled still respond to their corresponding
conditions (that is, they are set if the corresponding event occurs). However, because they
are not enabled, they do not generate a summary bit in the Operation Status Register.
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:OPEE
(Operation Status Enable)
Command
<mask>
:OPEE <mask>
The decimal weight of the enabled bits.
The :OPEE command sets a mask in the Operation Status Enable register.
Each bit that is set to a "1" enables that bit to set bit 7 in the status byte
register, and potentially causes an SRQ to be generated. Bit 5, Wait for
Trig is used. Other bits are reserved.
Query
:OPEE?
The query returns the current value contained in the Operation Status
Enable register as a decimal number.
Returned Format
[OPEE] <value><NL>
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:OPER?
(Operation Status Register)
Query
:OPER?
The :OPER? query returns the value contained in the Operation Status
Register as a decimal number. This register contains the WAIT TRIG bit
(bit 5) and the OVLR bit (bit 11).
The WAIT TRIG bit is set by the Trigger Armed Event Register and
indicates that the trigger is armed. The OVLR bit is set by the Overload
Event Register.
Returned Format
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<value><NL>
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:OVLRegister?
Query
:OVLRegister?
The :OVLRegister? query returns the value stored in the Overload Event
Register.
The integer value returned by this query represents the channels as
follows:
• Bit 0 - Channel 1
• Bit 1 - Channel 2
• Bit 2 - Channel 3
• Bit 3 - Channel 4
• Bits 7- 4 are not used and are set to zero (0)
Returned Format
<value><NL>
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:PDER?
(Processing Done Event Register)
Query
:PDER?
The :PDER? query reads the Processing Done Event Register and returns 1
or 0. After the Processing Done Event Register is read, the register is
cleared. The returned value 1 indicates indicates that all math and
measurements are complete and 0 indicates they are not complete. :PDER?
is non- blocking.
:PDER? can be used in place of :ADER?.
Returned Format
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:PRINt
Command
:PRINt
The :PRINt command outputs a copy of the screen to a printer or other
device destination specified in the HARDcopy subsystem. You can specify
the selection of the output and the printer using the HARDcopy subsystem
commands.
Example
This example outputs a copy of the screen to a printer or a disk file.
myScope.WriteString ":PRINT"
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:RECall:SETup
Command
<setup
_memory_num>
Examples
:RECall:SETup <setup_memory_num>
Setup memory number, an integer, 0 through 9.
The :RECall:SETup command recalls a setup that was saved in one of the
oscilloscope's setup memories. You can save setups using either the
:STORe:SETup command or the front panel.
This command recalls a setup from setup memory 2.
myScope.WriteString ":RECall:SETup 2"
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:RSTate?
Query
:RSTate?
The :RSTate? query returns the run state:
• RUN — The oscilloscope is acquiring and displaying new waveforms.
• STOP — The oscilloscope is no longer acquiring new waveforms.
• SING — A single acquisition has been started and the oscilloscope is
waiting for the trigger condition to be met.
These are the same run states displayed on the front panel and in the
user interface.
Returned Format
See Also
{RUN | STOP | SING}<NL>
• ":ASTate?" on page 755
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:RUN
Command
:RUN
The :RUN command starts the oscilloscope running. When the oscilloscope
is running, it acquires waveform data according to its current settings.
Acquisition runs repetitively until the oscilloscope receives a :STOP
command, or until there is only one acquisition if Trigger Sweep is set to
Single. However, the :TRIGger:SWEep SINGle should not be used in new
programs. The :SINGle command should be used instead to acquire a
single acquisition.
Example
This example causes the oscilloscope to acquire data repetitively.
myScope.WriteString ":RUN"
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:SERial
(Serial Number)
Command
:SERial {<serial_number>}
The :SERial command sets the serial number of the oscilloscope. A serial
number was entered in your oscilloscope by Agilent Technologies before it
was shipped to you. Therefore, setting the serial number is not normally
required unless the oscilloscope is serialized for a different application.
The oscilloscope's serial number is part of the string returned for the
*IDN? query described in the Common Commands chapter.
<serial
_number>
Example
A ten- character alphanumeric serial number enclosed with quotation
marks.
This example sets the serial number for the oscilloscope to "US12345678".
myScope.WriteString ":SERIAL ""US12345678"""
Query
:SERial?
The query returns the current serial number string for the oscilloscope.
Returned Format
Example
[:SERial] US12345678
This example places the serial number for the oscilloscope in the string
variable strSerial, then prints the contents of the variable to the
computer's screen.
Dim strSerial As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":SERIAL?"
strSerial = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSerial
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:SINGle
Command
:SINGle
The :SINGle command causes the oscilloscope to make a single acquisition
when the next trigger event occurs. However, this command does not set
the :TRIGger:SWEep to SINGle.
Example
This example sets up the oscilloscope to make a single acquisition when
the next trigger event occurs.
myScope.WriteString ":SINGLE"
See Also
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:TRIGger:SWEep AUTO|TRIGgered|SINGle for how to turn the single sweep
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:STATus?
Query
:STATus? {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P> | FUNCtion<F>
| HISTogram | WMEMory<N> | CLOCk | MTRend | MSPectrum
| EQUalized | BUS<N> | DIGital<M> | POD<L>}
The :STATus? query shows whether the specified channel, function,
wmemory, histogram, measurement trend, measurement spectrum, or
equalized waveform is on or off. A return value of 1 means on and a
return value of 0 means off.
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
The CLOCk source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High Speed
Serial option installed and the feature is enabled.
The EQUalized source is only available if the oscilloscope has the High
Speed Serial option and the Serial Data Equalization option installed and
the features are enabled. This command uses the Feed- Forward Equalized
(FFE) signal as the source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
POD<L> refers to the two digital channel pods - one that includes all of
the activated digital channels in the D0- D7 range and the other that
includes all of the activated digital channels in the D8- D15 range.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
BUS<N> is an integer, 1- 4
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15.
Returned Format
Example
[:STATus] {0 | 1}<NL>
This example returns and prints the current status of channel 1.
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myScope.WriteString ":STATus? CHANnel1"
strCurrent = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strCurrent
See Also
• ":BLANk" on page 762
• ":VIEW" on page 788
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:STOP
Command
:STOP
The :STOP command causes the oscilloscope to stop acquiring data. To
restart the acquisition, use the :RUN or :SINGle command.
Example
This example stops the current data acquisition.
myScope.WriteString ":STOP"
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:STORe:JITTer
Command
:STORe:JITTer <file_name>
The :STORe:JITTer command saves all of the RJ/DJ jitter measurement
data to the specified file name. The file that is created has a header
section followed by the RJ/DJ measurement results section. After the
RJ/DJ measurement results section is the data for each of the
measurements. Each data section has a header showing what the
measurement data is that follows.
<file_name>
Example
A character- quoted ASCII string which can include subdirectories with the
name of the file.
This example stores the RJ/DJ jitter measurements to a file.
myScope.WriteString _
":STORE:JITTer ""c:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\
Infiniium\Data\jitter"""
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:STORe:SETup
Command
<setup
_memory_num>
Example
:STORe:SETup <setup_memory_num>
Setup memory number, an integer, 0 through 9.
The :STORe:SETup command saves the current oscilloscope setup in one of
the setup memories.
This example stores the current oscilloscope setup to setup memory 0.
myScope.WriteString ":STORE:SETUP 0"
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:STORe:WAVeform
Command
:STORe:WAVeform {{CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P>
| FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | MTRend | MSPectrum},
{WMEMory<N>}}
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
The :STORe:WAVeform command copies a channel, function, stored
waveform, measurement trend, or measurement spectrum to a waveform
memory. The parameter preceding the comma specifies the source and can
be any channel, function, or waveform memory. The parameter following
the comma is the destination, and can be any waveform memory.
The :WAVeform:VIEW command determines the view of the data being
stored.
Example
This example copies channel 1 to waveform memory 3.
myScope.WriteString ":STORE:WAVEFORM CHANNEL1,WMEMORY3"
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:TER?
(Trigger Event Register)
Query
:TER?
The :TER? query reads the Trigger Event Register. A "1" is returned if a
trigger has occurred. A "0" is returned if a trigger has not occurred. The
autotrigger does not set this register. The register is set to a value of 1
only when the waveform meets the trigger criteria.
Returned Format
Example
{1 | 0}<NL>
This example checks the current status of the Trigger Event Register,
places the status in the string variable, strCurrent, then prints the
contents of the variable to the computer's screen.
Dim strCurrent As String
' Dimension variable.
myScope.WriteString ":TER?"
strCurrent = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strCurrent
Once this bit is set, you can clear it only by reading the register with the
:TER? query, or by sending a *CLS common command. After the Trigger
Event Register is read, it is cleared.
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:VIEW
Command
:VIEW {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P> | DIFFerential<P> | FUNCtion<F>
| HISTogram | WMEMory<N> | MSTrend | MSPectrum | BUS<N>
| DIGital<M> | POD<P>}
The :VIEW command turns on a channel, function, histogram, or waveform
memory. The :BLANk command turns them off.
MTRend and MSPectrum sources are only available if the oscilloscope has
the EZJIT option installed and the feature is enabled.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<F>
An integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15.
Example
This example turns on channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":VIEW CHANnel1"
See Also
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General :SBUS<N> Commands 790
:SBUS<N>:CAN Commands 793
:SBUS<N>:IIC Commands 804
:SBUS<N>:SPI Commands 812
The :SBUS<N> subsystem commands control the serial decode bus viewing,
mode, and other options.
NOTE
These commands are only valid when the corresponding serial decode option has been
licensed.
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General :SBUS<N> Commands
• ":SBUS<N>[:DISPlay]" on page 791
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>[:DISPlay]
Command
:SBUS<N>[:DISPlay] <display>
<display> ::= {{1 | ON} | {0 | OFF}}
The :SBUS<N>[:DISPlay] command turns displaying of the serial decode
bus on or off.
NOTE
Query
This command is only valid when a serial decode option has been licensed.
:SBUS<N>[:DISPlay]?
The :SBUS<N>[:DISPlay]? query returns the current display setting of the
serial decode bus.
Returned Format
[:SBUS<N>[:DISPlay]] <display><NL>
<display> ::= {0 | 1}
See Also
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:MODE
Command
:SBUS<N>:MODE <mode>
<mode> ::= {CAN | IIC | SPI}
The :SBUS<N>:MODE command determines the decode mode for the serial
bus.
NOTE
Query
This command is only valid when a serial decode option has been licensed.
:SBUS<N>:MODE?
The :SBUS<n>:MODE? query returns the current serial bus decode mode
setting.
Returned Format
[:SBUS<N>:MODE] <mode><NL>
<mode> ::= {CAN | IIC | SPI}
See Also
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN Commands" on page 793
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC Commands" on page 804
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI Commands" on page 812
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:SBUS<N>:CAN Commands
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint" on page 794
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate" on page 795
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition" on page 796
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce" on page 797
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger" on page 798
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 800
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth" on page 801
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID" on page 802
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE" on page 803
NOTE
See Also
These commands are only valid when the automotive CAN serial decode option has been
licensed.
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint <value>
<value><NL>
<value> ::= {60 | 62.5 | 65 | 67.5 | 68 | 70 | 72.5 | 75 | 77.5
| 80 | 82.5 | 85 | 87.5} in NR3 format
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint command sets the point during the bit
time where the bit level is sampled to determine whether the bit is
dominant or recessive. The sample point represents the percentage of time
between the beginning of the bit time to the end of the bit time.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SAMPlepoint? query returns the current CAN sample
point setting.
Returned Format
<value><NL>
<value> ::= {60 | 62.5 | 65 | 67.5 | 68 | 70 | 72.5 | 75 | 77.5
| 80 | 82.5 | 85 | 87.5} in NR3 format
See Also
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate <baudrate>
<baudrate> ::= a real number from 10E3 to 5E6
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate command sets the standard baud rate
of the CAN signal from 10 kb/s to 5 Mb/s.
If the baud rate you select does not match the system baud rate, false
triggers may occur.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate? query returns the current CAN baud
rate setting.
Returned Format
<baudrate><NL>
<baudrate> ::= a real number from 10E3 to 5E6
See Also
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition" on page 796
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce" on page 797
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition <value>
<value> ::= {CANH | CANL | DIFFerential | DIFL}
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition command sets the CAN signal type
when :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger is set to SOF (start of frame). These signals
can be set to:
Dominant high signals:
• CANH — the actual CAN_H differential bus signal.
Dominant low signals:
• CANL — the actual CAN_L differential bus signal.
• DIFL — the CAN differential (L- H) bus signal connected to an analog
source channel using a differential probe.
• DIFFerential — the CAN differential bus signal connected to an analog
source channel using a differential probe. This is the same as DIFL.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition? query returns the current CAN
signal type.
Returned Format
<value><NL>
<value> ::= {CANH | CANL | DIFL}
See Also
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:BAUDrate" on page 795
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce" on page 797
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce command sets the source for the CAN signal.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce? query returns the current source for the CAN
signal.
Returned Format
See Also
<source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition" on page 796
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger <condition>
<condition> ::= {SOF | DATA | ERRor | IDData | IDRemote | ALLerrors
| OVERload | ACKerror | MESSage | MSIGnal}
NOTE
You must set the proper :SBUS<N>:MODE, :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger, and
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE before setting any other trigger values.
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger command sets the CAN trigger on condition:
• SOF - will trigger on the Start of Frame (SOF) bit of a Data frame,
Remote Transfer Request (RTR) frame, or an Overload frame.
• DATA - will trigger on CAN Data frames matching the specified Id,
Data, and the DLC (Data length code).
• ERRor — will trigger on CAN Error frame.
• IDData — will trigger on CAN frames matching the specified Id of a
Data frame.
• IDRemote — will trigger on CAN frames matching the specified Id of a
Remote frame.
• ALLerrors — will trigger on CAN active error frames and unknown bus
conditions.
• OVERload — will trigger on CAN overload frames.
• ACKerror — will trigger on a data or remote frame acknowledge bit that
is recessive.
The table below shows the programming parameter and the corresponding
front- panel softkey selection:
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Remote <condition> parameter
Front-panel Trigger on: softkey selection
(softkey text - softkey popup text)
SOF
SOF - Start of Frame
DATA
ID & Data - Data Frame ID and Data
ERRor
Error - Error frame
IDData
ID & ~RTR - Data Frame ID (~RTR)
IDRemote
ID & RTR - Remote Frame ID (RTR)
ALLerrors
All Errors - All Errors
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Remote <condition> parameter
Front-panel Trigger on: softkey selection
(softkey text - softkey popup text)
OVERload
Overload - Overload Frame
ACKerror
Ack Error - Acknowledge Error
CAN Id specification is set by the :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID
and:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE commands.
CAN Data specification is set by the :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA
command.
CAN Data Length Code is set by the
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth command.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
To enable the SBUS1 trigger, set the trigger to CAN Data frame matching
the specified Standard ID 0x1f, Data 0x7fffff, and DLC 3.
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
":SBUS1:MODE CAN"
":SBUS1:CAN:TRIGger DATA"
":SBUS1:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE STANdard"
":SBUS1:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID '0x1f'"
":SBUS1:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth 3"
":SBUS1:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x7fffff'"
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger? query returns the current CAN trigger on
condition.
Returned Format
<condition><NL>
<condition> ::= {SOF | DATA | ERR | IDD | IDE | IDR | ALL | OVER | ACK
| MESS | MSIG}
See Also
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 800
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth" on page 801
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID" on page 802
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE" on page 803
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SIGNal:DEFinition" on page 796
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce" on page 797
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA <string>
<string> ::= "nn...n" where n ::= {0 | 1 | X | $}
<string ::= "0xnn...n" where n ::= {0,..,9 | A,..,F | X | $}
You must set the proper :SBUS<N>:MODE, :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger, and
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE before setting any other trigger values.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA command defines the CAN data
pattern resource according to the string parameter. This pattern, along
with the data length (set by the
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth command), control the data
pattern searched for in each CAN message.
If the string parameter starts with "0x", it is a hexadecimal string made up
of hexadecimal and X (don't care) characters; otherwise, it is a binary
string made up of 0, 1, and X (don't care) characters.
If more bits are sent for <string> than specified by the
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth command, the most significant bits will be
truncated.
NOTE
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA? query returns the current
settings of the specified CAN data pattern resource in the binary string
format.
Returned Format
See Also
<string><NL> in nondecimal format
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger" on page 798
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE" on page 803
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth" on page 801
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID" on page 802
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth <length>
<length> ::= integer from 1 to 8 in NR1 format
You must set the proper :SBUS<N>:MODE, :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger, and
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE before setting any other trigger values.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth command sets the
number of 8- bit bytes in the CAN data string. The number of bytes in the
string can be anywhere from 1 bytes to 8 bytes (64 bits). The value for
these bytes is set by the :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA command.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth? query returns the
current CAN data pattern length setting.
Returned Format
<count><NL>
<count> ::= integer from 1 to 8 in NR1 format
See Also
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger" on page 798
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE" on page 803
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 800
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:SOURce" on page 797
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID <string>
<string> ::= "nn...n" where n ::= {0 | 1 | X | $}
<string ::= "0xnn...n" where n ::= {0,..,9 | A,..,F | X | $}
You must set the proper :SBUS<N>:MODE, :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger, and
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE before setting this value; otherwise, this value
is defaulted to "don't care" when the mode is changed.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID command defines the CAN
identifier pattern resource according to the string parameter. This pattern,
along with the identifier mode (set by the
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE command), control the identifier
pattern searched for in each CAN message.
If the string parameter starts with "0x", it is a hexadecimal string made up
of hexadecimal and X (don't care) characters; otherwise, it is a binary
string made up of 0, 1, and X (don't care) characters.
The ID pattern resource string size changes based on the
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE setting; it is 11 bits when the mode is
STANdard, and it is 29 bits when the mode is EXTended.
NOTE
A string longer than 29 bits is truncated to 29 bits when setting the ID pattern resource.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID? query returns the current settings
of the specified CAN identifier pattern resource in the 29- bit binary string
format.
Returned Format
See Also
<string><NL> in 29-bit binary string format
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger" on page 798
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE" on page 803
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 800
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:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE
Command
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE <value>
<value> ::= {STANdard | EXTended}
You must set the proper :SBUS<N>:MODE, :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger, and
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE before setting any other trigger values.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE command sets the CAN
identifier mode. STANdard selects the standard 11- bit identifier. EXTended
selects the extended 29- bit identifier. The CAN identifier is set by the
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID command.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE?
The :SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID:MODE? query returns the current
setting of the CAN identifier mode.
Returned Format
<value><NL>
<value> ::= {STAN | EXT}
See Also
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger" on page 798
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 800
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA:LENGth" on page 801
• ":SBUS<N>:CAN:TRIGger:PATTern:ID" on page 802
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:SBUS<N>:IIC Commands
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe" on page 805
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 806
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA" on page 807
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess" on page 808
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 809
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE" on page 810
NOTE
See Also
804
These commands are only valid when the low-speed IIC and SPI serial decode option has
been licensed.
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe
Command
:SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe <size>
<size> ::= {BIT7 | BIT8}
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe command determines whether the Read/Write bit
is included as the LSB in the display of the IIC address field of the
decode bus.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe?
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe? query returns the current IIC address width
setting.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe] <size><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess" on page 808
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk
Command
:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk command sets the source for the IIC
serial clock (SCL).
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example selects channel 2 as the source for IIC serial clock.
myScope.WriteString ":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
Query
:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk?
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk? query returns the current source for
the IIC serial clock.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA" on page 807
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA
Command
:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA command sets the source for IIC serial
data (SDA).
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
<M>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
This example selects channel 1 as the source for IIC serial data.
myScope.WriteString ":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:DATA CHANnel1"
Query
:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA?
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA? query returns the current source for IIC
serial data.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:DATA] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 806
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess
Command
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess <quoted_string>
You must set :SBUS<N>:MODE to IIC before you can send other :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger
commands.
NOTE
The :SBUS<n>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess command specifies the IIC
address value to trigger on.The address can be a 7- , 8- , 10- , or 11- bit
address depending upon the :SBUS<n>IIC:TRIGger:TYPE specification and
the :SBUS<n>IIC:ASIZe setting.
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE command must select a type that includes
an address value before you can use the
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess commands.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<quoted_string>
If the quoted string parameter starts with "0x", it is a hexadecimal string
made up of hexadecimal and X (don't care) characters (for example,
"0x34XF"); otherwise, it is a binary string made up of 0, 1, and X (don't
care) characters (for example, "00110100XXXX1111").
Example
To enable the SBUS1 trigger, set the trigger type to a 7- bit address frame
read, and specify an address value of 0x3F:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
":CHANnel1:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel2:DISPlay ON"
":SBUS1:MODE IIC"
":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:DATA CHANnel1"
":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE READ7"
":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess '0x3f'"
":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x7fffff'"
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess?
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess? query returns the current
pattern for the IIC address.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess] <binary_string><NL>
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE" on page 810
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:ASIZe" on page 805
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:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA
Command
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA <quoted_string>
You must set :SBUS<N>:MODE to IIC before you can send other :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger
commands.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA command sets IIC data.
You can specify 1 to 20 bytes of data in binary or hex format.
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE command must select a type that includes
a data value before you can use the :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA
commands.
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<quoted_string>
If the quoted string parameter starts with "0x", it is a hexadecimal string
made up of hexadecimal and X (don't care) characters (for example,
"0x34XF"); otherwise, it is a binary string made up of 0, 1, and X (don't
care) characters (for example, "00110100XXXX1111").
Example
To enable the SBUS1 trigger, set the trigger type to a 7- bit address frame
read, and specify a data value of 0x7FFFFF:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
":CHANnel1:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel2:DISPlay ON"
":SBUS1:MODE IIC"
":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:DATA CHANnel1"
":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE READ7"
":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess '0x3f'"
":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x7fffff'"
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA?
The :SBUS<n>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA? query returns the current
pattern for IIC data.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA] <binary_string><NL>
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE" on page 810
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:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE
Command
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE {STARt | STOP | RESTart7 | RESTart10 | AACK
| ANACk | READ7| WRITe7 | WRITe10}
You must set :SBUS<N>:MODE to IIC before you can send other :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger
commands.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE command sets the IIC trigger type:
• STARt — Start condition.
• STOP — Stop condition.
• RESTart7 — Another 7- bit start condition occurs before a stop
condition.
• RESTart10 — Another 10- bit start condition occurs before a stop
condition.
• AACK — Address with acknowledge.
• ANACk — Address with no acknowledge.
• READ7 — 7- bit address frame containing
(Start:Address7:Read:Ack:Data).
• WRITe7 — 7- bit address frame containing
(Start:Address7:Write:Ack:Data).
• WRITe10 — 10- bit address frame containing (Start:Address
byte1:Write:Ack:Address byte 2:Data).
The short form of READ7 (READ7), WRITe7 (WRIT7), WRITe10 (WRIT10), RESTart7 (REST7),
and RESTart10 (REST10) do not follow the defined long form to short form truncation rules.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE command must be sent before the
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess or
:SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA commands.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
To enable the SBUS1 trigger and set the IIC trigger type to a 7- bit address
frame read:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
810
":CHANnel1:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel2:DISPlay ON"
":SBUS1:MODE IIC"
":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:DATA CHANnel1"
":SBUS1:IIC:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
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myScope.WriteString ":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:TYPE READ7"
myScope.WriteString ":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess '0x3f'"
myScope.WriteString ":SBUS1:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x7fffff'"
See Also
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:ADDRess" on page 808
• ":SBUS<N>:IIC:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 809
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:SBUS<N>:SPI Commands
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder" on page 813
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe" on page 814
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout" on page 815
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe" on page 816
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 822
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh" on page 824
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE" on page 826
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE" on page 827
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh" on page 828
NOTE
See Also
812
These commands are only valid when the low-speed IIC and SPI serial decode option has
been licensed.
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder <order>
<order> ::= {LSB | MSB}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder command selects the bit order, most significant
bit first (MSB) or least significant bit first (LSB), used when displaying
data in the serial decode waveform and in the Lister.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder? query returns the current SPI decode bit
order.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder] <order><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe <slope>
<slope> ::= {POSitive | RISing | NEGative | FALLing}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe command specifies the rising edge
(POSitive) or falling edge (NEGative) of the SPI clock source that will
clock in the data.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe? query returns the current SPI clock
source slope.
Returned Format
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe] <slope><NL>
<slope> ::= {RIS | FALL}
See Also
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout" on page 815
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout <time_value>
<time_value> ::= time in seconds in NR3 format
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout command sets the SPI signal clock
timeout resource in seconds from 100 ns to 10 s when the
:SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMing command is set to TIMeout. The timer is used to
frame a signal by a clock timeout.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout? query returns current SPI clock
timeout setting.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout] <time value><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe" on page 814
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe" on page 816
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe <value>
<value> ::= {LOW | HIGH}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe command sets the SPI trigger frame state.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe? query returns the current SPI frame
state.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe] <value><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk command sets the source for the SPI
serial clock.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk? query returns the current source for
the SPI serial clock.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:SLOPe" on page 814
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:CLOCk:TIMeout" on page 815
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA command sets the source for the SPI
serial MOSI data.
This command is the same as the :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI command.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA? query returns the current source for the
SPI serial MOSI data.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe command sets the frame source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe? query returns the current frame source
for the SPI serial frame.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:FRAMe:STATe" on page 816
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO command sets the source for the SPI
serial MISO data.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO? query returns the current source for the
SPI serial MISO data.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI <source>
<source> ::= {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N> | DIGital<M>}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI command sets the source for the SPI
serial MOSI data.
You can also use the equivalent :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA command to
set the MOSI data source.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<M>
An integer, 0- 15. Digital channels are available on mixed- signal
oscilloscopes.
Query
:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI? query returns the current source for the
SPI serial MOSI data.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI] <source><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA <quoted_string>
You must set :SBUS<N>:MODE to SPI before you can send other :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger
commands.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA command defines the SPI data
pattern resource according to the string parameter. This pattern, along
with the data width, control the data pattern searched for in the data
stream.
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA command must receive the
number of bytes specified by the :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh
command.
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh should be set before
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA.
NOTE
<N>
An integer, 1- 4.
<quoted_string>
If the quoted string parameter starts with "0x", it is a hexadecimal string
made up of hexadecimal and X (don't care) characters (for example,
"0x34XF"); otherwise, it is a binary string made up of 0, 1, and X (don't
care) characters (for example, "00110100XXXX1111").
Example
To enable the SBUS1 trigger, set the SPI trigger type to MOSI, set a 32- bit
data pattern width, and specify the 0x0080FFFF data pattern:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
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":CHANnel1:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel2:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel3:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel4:DISPlay ON"
":SBUS1:MODE SPI"
":SBUS1:SPI:WIDTh 16"
":SBUS1:SPI:TYPE WIRE4"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:MOSI CHANnel1"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe CHANnel3"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:MISO CHANnel4"
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE MOSI"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh 2"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x0080ffff'"
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The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA? query returns the current
settings of the specified SPI data pattern resource in the binary string
format.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA] <binary_string><NL>
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh" on page 824
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE" on page 826
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh {1 - 20}
You must set :SBUS<N>:MODE to SPI before you can send other :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger
commands.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh command sets the width of the
SPI data pattern. You can specify the width in multiples of the SPI word
size up to 20.
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh should be set before
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA.
NOTE
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
To enable the SBUS1 trigger, set the SPI trigger type to MOSI, set a 32- bit
data pattern width (two 16- bit words), and specify the 0x0080FFFF data
pattern:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
":CHANnel1:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel2:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel3:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel4:DISPlay ON"
":SBUS1:MODE SPI"
":SBUS1:SPI:WIDTh 16"
":SBUS1:SPI:TYPE WIRE4"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:MOSI CHANnel1"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe CHANnel3"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:MISO CHANnel4"
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE MOSI"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh 2"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x0080ffff'"
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh? query returns the current SPI
data pattern width setting.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh] {1 - 20}<NL>
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh" on page 828
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE" on page 826
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE <value>
<value> ::= {MOSI | MISO}
You must set :SBUS<N>:MODE to SPI before you can send other :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger
commands.
NOTE
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE command specifies whether the SPI
trigger will be on the MOSI data or the MISO data.
The data value is specified by the :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA
and :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh commands.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
To enable the SBUS1 trigger and set the SPI trigger type to MOSI:
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
myScope.WriteString
Query
":CHANnel1:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel2:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel3:DISPlay ON"
":CHANnel4:DISPlay ON"
":SBUS1:MODE SPI"
":SBUS1:SPI:WIDTh 16"
":SBUS1:SPI:TYPE WIRE4"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:MOSI CHANnel1"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk CHANnel2"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe CHANnel3"
":SBUS1:SPI:SOURce:MISO CHANnel4"
":TRIGger:MODE SBUS1"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE MOSI"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh 2"
":SBUS1:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA '0x0080ffff'"
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE? query returns the trigger type setting.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:TYPE] <value><NL>
• ":TRIGger:MODE" on page 916
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:DATA" on page 822
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:TRIGger:PATTern:WIDTh" on page 824
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE <value>
<value> ::= {WIRE2 | WIRE3 | WIRE4}
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE command specifies whether the type of SPI to
decode.
<N>
Example
An integer, 1- 4.
To set the 3- wire SPI decode type:
myScope.WriteString ":SBUS1:SPI:TYPE WIRE3"
Query
:SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE? query returns the decode type setting.
Returned Format
See Also
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:TYPE] <value><NL>
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:BITorder" on page 813
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:CLOCk" on page 817
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:DATA" on page 818
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:FRAMe" on page 819
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MISO" on page 820
• ":SBUS<N>:SPI:SOURce:MOSI" on page 821
• ":SBUS<N>:MODE" on page 792
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:SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh
Command
:SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh <word_width>
<word_width> ::= integer 4-16 in NR1 format
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh command determines the number of bits in a
word of data for SPI.
<N>
Query
An integer, 1- 4.
:SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh?
The :SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh? query returns the current SPI decode word
width.
Returned Format
[:SBUS<N>:SPI:WIDTh] <word_width><NL>
<word_width> ::= integer 4-16 in NR1 format
See Also
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Self-Test Commands
:SELFtest:CANCel 830
:SELFtest:SCOPETEST 831
The SELFtest subsystem commands set up the self- test dialog and run the
Infiniium- Series Oscilloscopes Self- Tests.
NOTE
Enclose File Name in Quotation Marks
When specifying a file name, you must enclose it in quotation marks.
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:SELFtest:CANCel
Command
:SELFtest:CANCel
The :SELFtest:CANCel command stops the currently running selftest.
Example
This example stops the currently running selftest.
myScope.WriteString ":SELF:CANC"
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:SELFtest:SCOPETEST
Command
:SELFtest:SCOPETEST
The :SELFtest:SCOPETEST command brings up the self- test dialog in
customer self- test mode (Service Extensions Off) and runs the test, "Scope
Self Tests." Use the :SELFtest:SCOPETEST? query to determine the status
of the test.
Example
This example brings up the self- test dialog and runs the oscilloscope
self- tests.
myScope.WriteString ":SELF:SCOPETEST"
Query
Returned Format
<test_name>
:SELFtest:SCOPETEST?
[:SELFtest:SCOPETEST] <test_name>,<test_status>, <time_stamp><NL>
<test_status>
Status Description
FAILED
Test completed and failed.
PASSED
Test completed and passed.
WARNING
Test passed but warning message was issued.
CANCELLED
Test was cancelled by user.
NODATA
Self-tests have not been executed on this instrument.
INPROGRESS
Test is in progress.
A string as follows: "Scope Self Tests".
<time_stamp>
The time stamp follows the test name and test status, and is the part of
the returned string that includes the date and time, in the format: "20 May
2009 10:13:35".
Example
This example places the current status of the self- test in the string
variable, strTxt, then prints the contents of the variable to the computer's
screen.
Dim strTxt As String
myScope.WriteString ":SELF:SCOPETEST?"
strTxt = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strTxt
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Serial Data Equalization Commands
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay 835
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce 836
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain 837
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles 838
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1 839
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2 840
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3 841
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:RATe 842
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical 843
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet 844
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe 845
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo 846
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe 847
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce 848
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs 849
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP 850
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh 851
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay 852
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX 853
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN 854
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN 855
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget 856
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget 857
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic 858
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay 859
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce 860
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor 861
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs 862
:SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:RATe 863
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP 864
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth 865
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh 866
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay 867
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic 868
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth 869
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode 870
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay 871
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode 872
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical 873
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet 874
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe 875
The N5461A Serial Data Equalization application is used to re- open
partially or completely closed real- time eye diagrams. For additional
information on equalization, consult the N5461A Infiniium Serial Data
Equalization User's Guide.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay {(OFF | 0) | (ON | 1)}
The :CTLequalizer:DISPlay command turns the display of a Continuous
Time Linear Equalizer (CTLE) real- time eye diagram on or off. Turning
CTLE on automatically turns FFE off (and vice versa).
Example
This example turns on the display of a CTLE real- time eye diagram.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay ON"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DISPlay? query returns whether or not the
CTLE real- time eye is displayed.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce {CHANnel<N> | FUNCtion<F> | WMEMory<N>}
The :CTLequalizer:SOURce command sets the source for the Continuous
Time Linear Equalization.
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
Example
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
This example sets the CTLE source to Channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce Channel1"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:SOURce? query returns the CTLE source.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain <dc_gain>
The :CTLequalizer:DCGain command sets the DC Gain parameter for the
Continuous Time Linear Equalization.
<dc_gain>
Example
A real number
This example sets the CTLE DC Gain parameter to 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain 1"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:DCGain? query returns the CTLE's DC Gain p
arameter.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles {POLE2 | POLE3 | USB31}
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles command selects either a 2 Pole,
3 Pole, or USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Continuous Time Linear Equalizer (CTLE).
Example
This example selects a 2 Pole CTLE.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles POLE2"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:NUMPoles? query returns the current
"number of poles" selection.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1 <pole1_freq>
The :CTLequalizer:P1 command sets the Pole 1 frequency for the
Continuous Time Linear Equalization.
<pole1_freq>
Example
A real number
This example sets the CTLE Pole 1 frequency to 1GHz.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1 1e9"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P1? query returns the CTLE's Pole 1 freque
ncy.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2 <pole2_freq>
The :CTLequalizer:P1 command sets the Pole 2 frequency for the
Continuous Time Linear Equalization.
<pole2_freq>
Example
A real number
This example sets the CTLE Pole 2 frequency to 4 GHz.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2 4e9"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P2? query returns the CTLE's Pole 2 freque
ncy.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3 <pole3_freq>
The :CTLequalizer:P1 command sets the Pole 3 frequency for the
Continuous Time Linear Equalization.
<pole3_freq>
Example
A real number
This example sets the CTLE Pole 3 frequency to 4 GHz.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3 4e9"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:P3? query returns the CTLE's Pole 3 freque
ncy.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:RATe
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:RATe <data_rate>
The :CTLequalizer:RATe command sets the data rate for the CTLE
equalizer.
<data_rate>
Example
A real number
This example sets the CTLE data rate to 3e9.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:RATe 3e9"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:RATe?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:Rate? query returns the CTLE's data rate.
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical {AUTO | MANual}
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical command sets the CTLE signal's
vertical scale mode to automatic or manual. In automatic mode, the
oscilloscope automatically selects the vertical scaling and offset. In manual
mode, you can set your own scaling and offset values.
Example
This example sets the CTLE signal's vertical scale mode to automatic.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical AUTO"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical? query returns the current CTLE
signal's vertical scale mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical] {AUTO | MANual}
This example places the current setting of the CTLE signal's vertical scale
mode in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTICAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet <offset>
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet command sets the CTLE
signal's vertical offset.
<offset>
A real number for the CTLE signal's vertical offset.
Example
This example sets the CTLE signal's vertical offset to 1 volt.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTICAL:OFFSET 1"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet?
The:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet? query returns the CTLE
signal's vertical offset setting.
Returned Format
[:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:OFFSet] <value><NL>
<value>
The CTLE signal's vertical offset setting.
Example
This example places the current value of the CTLE signal's vertical offset
in the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTICAL:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe <range>
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe command sets the CTLE
signal's vertical range.
<range>
A real number for the full- scale CTLE signal's vertical range.
Example
This example sets the CTLE signal's vertical range to 16 volts (2 volts
times 8 divisions.)
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTICAL:RANGE 16"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe? query returns the CTLE
signal's vertical range setting.
Returned Format
[:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTical:RANGe] <value><NL>
<value>
The CTLE signal's vertical range setting.
Example
This example places the current value of the CTLE signal's vertical range
in the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable
to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:VERTICAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo
Command
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo <zero_freq>
The :CTLequalizer:ZERo command sets the zero frequency for the
Continuous Time Linear Equalization.
<zero_freq>
Example
A real number
This example sets the CTLE zero frequency to 900 MHz.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo 9e6"
Query
:SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo?
The :SPRocessing:CTLequalizer:ZERo? query returns the CTLE's zero freque
ncy.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe {(OFF | 0) | (ON | 1)}
The :DFEQualizer:STATe command turns the Decision Feedback
Equalization on or off.
Example
This example turns on DFE.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe ON"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:STATe? query returns whether or not DFE
is turned on.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P>
| DIFFerential<P> | FUNCtion<F>
| WMEMory<N> | EQUalized}
The :DFEQualizer:SOURce command sets the source for the Decision
Feedback Equalization.
Setting the source to EQUalized means the Feed- Forward Equalized (FFE)
waveform is used as the DFE source.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
Example
This example sets the DFE source to Channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce Channel1"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:SOURce? query returns the DFE source.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs <number>
The :DFEQualizer:NTAPs command sets the number of taps to be used in
the DFE algorithm.
DFE tap indices always begin with 1 and extend to the number of taps.
<number>
Example
An integer between 2 and 40
This example sets the number of DFE taps to 3.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs 3"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:NTAPs? query returns the number of DFE
taps.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP <tap>, <value>
The :DFEQualizer:TAP command sets the tap value for each DFE tap. For
example, when <tap> is equal to 0 then the 0th tap is set to <value>.
DFE tap indices always start at 1 and extend to the number of taps.
<tap>
The tap number; when <tap> == 0, Tap 1 is set
<value>
The tap value
Example
This example sets the DFE Tap 1 to - 1.432.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP 0,-1.432"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP? query returns the DFE tap values.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh <width>
The :DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh command sets the Eye Width field for the
DFE tap optimization. Setting the width to 0.0 means the optimization is
only preformed at the location of the clock. Setting the width to 1.0 means
the entire acquisition is used in the optimization. The default value for
DFE is 0.0. For more information on this parameter, refer to the N5461A
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<width>
A real number between 0.0 and 1.0.
Example
This example sets the eye width to 0.0.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh 0.0"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP? query returns the eye width used in
the DFE tap optimization.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay <delay>
The :DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay command specifies the amount of drift the
equalized eye diagram has relative to the unequalized one. This drift is
then accounted for so the two eyes overlap. For more information on this
parameter, refer to the N5461A Infiniium Serial Data Equalization User's
Guide.
<delay>
Query
A real number
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:DELay? query returns the value for the
DFE Delay field.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX <max_tap_value>
Some standards have upper and lower limits on the tap values. The
:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX command sets the upper limit on taps determined
through optimization.
<max_tap_value
>
Example
A real number
This example sets the Upper Limit field to 3.23.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX 3.23"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MAX? query returns the Upper Limit
used in the DFE tap optimization.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN <min_tap_value>
Some standards have upper and lower limits on the tap values. The
:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN command sets the lower limit on taps determined
through optimization.
<min_tap_value
>
Example
A real number
This example sets the Lower Limit field to 3.23.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN 3.23"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:MIN? query returns the Lower Limit
used in the DFE tap optimization.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN <gain>
The eye diagram drawn after DFE is applied is attenuated. To amplify the
eye back to its original size (so you can directly compare the eye at the
receiver to the eye at the transmitter), a gain factor needs to be applied.
The :DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN command allows you to set this gain. For
more information on this parameter, refer to the N5461A Infiniium Serial
Data Equalization User's Guide.
<gain>
A real number
Example
This example sets the gain to 3.23.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN 3.23"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:GAIN? query returns the current gain
value.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget <upper_target>
The Upper Target field dictates the logical high value used in the DFE
algorithm. For example, in DFE, when a bit is determined to be a logical
high, its value will be equal to Upper Target. The
:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget command allows you to set this value.
<upper_target>
Example
A real number
This example sets the Upper Target to 1.0.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget 1.0"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:UTARget? query returns the current
value for the Upper Target field.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget <lower_target>
The Lower Target field dictates the logical low value used in the DFE
algorithm. For example, in DFE, when a bit is determined to be a logical
low, its value will be equal to Lower Target. The
:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget command allows you to set this value.
<lower_target>
Example
A real number
This example sets the Lower Target to 1.0.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget 1.0"
Query
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget?
The :SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:LTARget? query returns the current
value for the Lower Target field.
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:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic
Command
:SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic
The :DFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic command starts the DFE tap
optimization. Be sure to first specify the number of taps and the max/min
tap values.
Example
This example starts the DFE tap optimization.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:DFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic"
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay {(OFF | 0) | (ON | 1)}
The :FFEQualizer:DISPlay command turns the display of a Feed- Forward
Equalized (FFE) real- time eye diagram on or off.
Example
This example turns on the display of a FFE real- time eye diagram.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay ON"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:DISPlay? query returns whether or not the
FFE real- time eye is displayed.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce {CHANnel<N> | COMMonmode<P>
| DIFFerential<P> | FUNCtion<F>
| WMEMory<N>}
The :FFEQualizer:SOURce command sets the source for the Feed- Forward
Equalization.
The COMMonmode and DIFFerential sources are just aliases that can be
used in place of the channel names to apply to differential or common
mode signals. These are just aliases - no state change occurs if you refer
to a differential channel and you are not in differential mode.
DIFFerential1 refers to the differential signal between channels 1 and 3
(and COMMonmode1 refers to the common mode channel between these
same channels). DIFFerential2 refers to the differential signal between
channels 2 and 4 (and COMMonmode2 refers to the common mode
channel between these same channels).
<N>
CHANnel<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
WMEMory<N> is an integer, 1- 4.
<F>
FUNCtion<F> is an integer, 1- 16.
<P>
An integer, 1- 2.
Example
This example sets the FFE source to Channel 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce Channel1"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:SOURce? query returns the FFE source.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor <number>
The :FFEQualizer:NPRecursor command sets the number of precursor taps
to be used in the FFE algorithm.
<number>
Example
An integer between 1 and (NTAPs - 1)
This example sets the number of FFE precursor taps to 3.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor 3"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NPRecursor? query returns the number of
FFE precursor taps.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs <number>
The :FFEQualizer:NTAPs command sets the number of taps to be used in
the FFE algorithm.
The indices of your FFE taps depend on the number of precursor taps
being used. For example, if you are using zero precursor taps then your
FFE tap indices would range from 0 to (NTAPs - 1). If you are using two
precursor taps then your FFE tap indices would range from - 2 to (NTAPs
- 1 - 2).
<number>
Example
an integer between 2 and 40
This example sets the number of FFE taps to 3.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs 3"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:NTAPs? query returns the number of FFE
taps.
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:SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:RATe
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:RATe <data_rate>
The :FFEequalizer:RATe command sets the data rate for the FFE equalizer.
<data_rate>
Example
A real number
This example sets the FFE data rate to 3e9.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:RATe 3e9"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:RATe?
The :SPRocessing:FFEequalizer:Rate? query returns the FFE's data rate.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP <tap>, <value>
The :FFEQualizer:TAP command sets the tap value for each FFE tap. For
example, when <tap> is equal to 0 then the 0th tap is set to <value>.
The indices of your FFE taps depend on the number of precursor taps
being used. For example, if you are using zero precursor taps then your
FFE tap indices would range from 0 to (NTAPs - 1). If you are using two
precursor taps then your FFE tap indices would range from - 2 to (NTAPs
- 1 - 2).
<tap>
The tap number; when <tap> == 0, Tap 0 is set
<value>
The tap value
Example
This example sets the second FFE tap to - 1.432.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP 2,-1.432"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP? query returns the FFE tap values.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth {CUSTom | PRBS51 | PRBS61 | PRBS71
| PRBS81 | PRBS91 | PRBS101}, <file>
In order for the tap optimization to work, the algorithm must know the
input pattern. You can train the oscilloscope to a known pattern and then
use the optimized taps on your live traffic. The :FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth
command sets the pattern for the FFE tap optimization algorithm.
The file parameter is only used in CUSTom mode.
For more information on this parameter, refer to the N5461A Infiniium
Serial Data Equalization User's Guide.
<CUSTom>
Allows you to import a known pattern via a .prtn file (save at location
<file>)
<PRBSX1>
Pseudo- random Binary Sequence of length 2^X - 1.
Example
This example sets the pattern to PRBS 2^8 - 1.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth PRBS81"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:PLENgth? query returns the pattern
used in optimizing the FFE tap values.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh <width>
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh command sets the Eye Width field for the
FFE tap optimization. Setting the width to 0.0 means the optimization is
only preformed at the location of the clock. Setting the width to 1.0 means
the entire acquisition is used in the optimization. The default value for
FFE is 0.33. For more information on this parameter, refer to the N5461A
Infiniium Serial Data Equalization User's Guide.
<width>
A real number between 0.0 and 1.0.
Example
This example sets the eye width to 0.0.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh 0.0"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:WIDTh? query returns the eye width
used in the FFE tap optimization.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay <delay>
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay command specifies the amount of drift the
equalized eye diagram has relative to the unequalized one. This drift is
then accounted for so the two eyes overlap. For more information on this
parameter, refer to the N5461A Infiniium Serial Data Equalization User's
Guide.
<delay>
Query
A real number
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:DELay? query returns the value for the
FFE Delay field.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic command starts the FFE tap
optimization. Be sure to first specify the number of taps and specify the
Pattern and Eye Width parameters.
Example
This example starts the FFE tap optimization.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:AUTomatic"
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth <bandwidth>
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth command is only needed if the
FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode command is set to CUSTom and in this case it
sets the bandwidth at which the response generated by equalization rolls
off. To understand more about this parameter, consult the N5461A
Infiniium Serial Data Equalization User's Guide.
<bandwidth>
Query
The bandwidth at which the response generated by equalization rolls off.
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BANDwidth? query returns the current
value for the BANDwidth parameter.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode {TSBandwidth | TTDelay | CUSTom}
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode command sets the bandwidth at which the
response generated by equalization is rolled off. To understand more about
this parameter, consult the N5461A Infiniium Serial Data Equalization
User's Guide.
Example
This example sets the FFE Bandwidth Mode to TTDELay.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode TTDelay"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:BWMode? query returns the FFE
Bandwidth Mode.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay <delay_value>
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay command is only needed if the
FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode is set to CUSTom. To determine what this value
should be, use the equation: tap delay = 1/[(data rate)x(# of taps per bit)].
To understand more about this parameter, consult the N5461A Infiniium
Serial Data Equalization User's Guide.
<delay_value>
Query
A real number
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay? query returns the current
value for the tap delay.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode {TBITrate | CUSTom}
The :FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode command sets Tap Delay field to either
Track Data Rate or Custom. If you are using one tap per bit, use the
TBITrate selection. If you are using multiple taps per bit, use CUSTom and
then use the FFEQualizer:TAP:TDELay command to set the value. To
understand more about this parameter, consult the N5461A Infiniium
Serial Data Equalization User's Guide.
Example
This example sets the FFE Tap Delay mode to TBITrate.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode TBITrate"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:TAP:TDMode? query returns the current Tap
Delay mode.
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical {AUTO | MANual}
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical command sets the FFE signal's
vertical scale mode to automatic or manual. In automatic mode, the
oscilloscope automatically selects the vertical scaling and offset. In manual
mode, you can set your own scaling and offset values.
Example
This example sets the FFEE signal's vertical scale mode to automatic.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical AUTO"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical? query returns the current FFE
signal's vertical scale mode setting.
Returned Format
Example
[:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical] {AUTO | MANual}
This example places the current setting of the FFE signal's vertical scale
mode in the string variable strSetting, then prints the contents of the
variable to the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTem:HEADer OFF"
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTICAL?"
strSetting = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strSetting
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet <offset>
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet command sets the FFE
signal's vertical offset.
<offset>
A real number for the FFE signal's vertical offset.
Example
This example sets the FFE signal's vertical offset to 1 volt.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTICAL:OFFSET 1"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet?
The:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet? query returns the FFE
signal's vertical offset setting.
Returned Format
[:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:OFFSet] <value><NL>
<value>
The FFE signal's vertical offset setting.
Example
This example places the current value of the FFE signal's vertical offset in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTICAL:OFFSET?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe
Command
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe <range>
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe command sets the FFE
signal's vertical range.
<range>
A real number for the full- scale FFE signal's vertical range.
Example
This example sets the FFE signal's vertical range to 16 volts (2 volts times
8 divisions.)
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTICAL:RANGE 16"
Query
:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe?
The :SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe? query returns the FFE
signal's vertical range setting.
Returned Format
[:SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTical:RANGe] <value><NL>
<value>
The FFE signal's vertical range setting.
Example
This example places the current value of the FFE signal's vertical range in
the numeric variable, varValue, then prints the contents of the variable to
the computer's screen.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:HEADER OFF"
' Response headers off.
myScope.WriteString ":SPRocessing:FFEQualizer:VERTICAL:RANGE?"
varValue = myScope.ReadNumber
Debug.Print FormatNumber(varValue, 0)
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System Commands
:SYSTem:DATE 878
:SYSTem:DEBug 879
:SYSTem:DSP 881
:SYSTem:ERRor? 882
:SYSTem:HEADer 883
:SYSTem:LOCK 884
:SYSTem:LONGform 885
:SYSTem:PRESet 886
:SYSTem:SETup 887
:SYSTem:TIME 889
SYSTem subsystem commands control the way query responses are
formatted, send and receive setup strings, and enable reading and writing
to the advisory line of the oscilloscope. You can also set and read the date
and time in the oscilloscope using the SYSTem subsystem commands.
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:SYSTem:DATE
Command
:SYSTem:DATE <day>,<month>,<year>
The :SYSTem:DATE command sets the date in the oscilloscope, and is not
affected by the *RST common command.
<year>
<month>
<day>
Example
Specifies the year in the format <yyyy> | <yy>. The values range from
1992 to 2035.
Specifies the month in the format <1, 2, . . . 12> | <JAN, FEB, MAR . . .>.
Specifies the day in the format <1 . . . 31>.
This example sets the date to December 1, 2002.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:DATE 1,12,02"
Query
:SYSTem:DATE?
The :SYSTem:DATE? query returns the current date in the oscilloscope.
Returned Format
Example
[:SYSTem:DATE] <day> <month> <year><NL>
This example queries the date.
Dim strDate As String
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:DATE?"
strDate = myScope.ReadString
Debug.Print strDate
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:SYSTem:DEBug
Command
:SYSTem:DEBug {{ON|1}[,<output_mode>[,"<file_name>" [,<create_mode>]]] |
{OFF|0}}
The :SYSTem:DEBug command turns the debug mode on and off. This
mode enables the tracing of incoming remote commands. If you select
CREate mode, a new file is created, and/or an existing file is overwritten.
If you select APPend mode, the information is appended to an existing
file. The :SYSTem:DEBug command shows any header and/or parameter
errors.
The default create mode is CREate, the default output mode is FileSCReen,
and the default file name is "c:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared
Documents\Infiniium\Data\debug.txt". In debug mode, the File View button
lets you view the current debug file, or any other debug file. This is a
read- only mode.
<output_mode>
<file_name>
<create_mode>
Examples
{FILE | SCReen | FileSCReen}
An MS- DOS compatible name of the file, a maximum of 254 characters
long (including the path name, if used). The file name assumes the present
working directory if a path does not precede the file name.
{CREate | APPend}
This example turns on the debug/trace mode and creates a debug file.
myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:DEBUG ON,FILE,
""C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data\
pacq8xx.txt"",CREATE"
The created file resembles:
Debug information file C:\Document and Settings\All Users\
Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data\pacq8xx.txt
Date: 1 DEC 2002
Time: 09:59:35
Model: DSO90804A
Serial#: sn ?
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR 0,"No error"$
>:ACQuire:BEST FLATness$<NL>
?
^
?-113, Undefined header
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR -113,"Undefined header"$
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR 0,"No error"$
This example appends information to the debug file.
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myScope.WriteString ":SYSTEM:DEBUG ON,FILE,
""C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data\
pacq8xx.txt"",APPEND"
After appending information, the file resembles:
Debug information file C:\Document and Settings\All Users\
Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data\pacq8xx.txt
Date: 1 DEC 2002
Time: 09:59:35
Model: DSO90804A
Serial#: sn ?
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR 0,"No error"$
>:ACQuire:BEST FLATness$<NL>
?
^
?-113, Undefined header
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR -113,"Undefined header"$
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR 0,"No error"$
Debug information file C:\Document and Settings\All Users\
Shared Documents\Infiniium\Data\pacq8xx.txt appended
Date: 1 DEC 2002
Time: 10:10:35
Model: DSO90804A
Serial#:
sn ?
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR 0,"No error"$
>:ACQuire:BEST FLATness$<NL>
?
^
?-113, Undefined header
>:syst:err? string$<NL>
<:SYSTEM:ERROR -113,"Undefined header"$
Query
:SYSTem:DEBug?
The :SYSTem:DEBug? query returns the current debug mode settings.
Returned Format
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[:SYSTem:DEBug]
L>
{{1,<output_mode>,"<file_name>", <create_mode>} | 0} <N
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:SYSTem:DSP
Command
:SYSTem:DSP "<string>"
The :SYSTem:DSP command writes a quoted string, excluding quotation
marks, to the advisory line of the instrument display. If y