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Agilent 82357B
USB/GPIB
Interface
Quick Start Guide
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82357-90700
Edition
Fifth Edition, August 1, 2009
Printed in Malaysia
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CAU TI O N
• Use the device with the cables provided.
• Repair or service that is not covered in this manual
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For further information on safety, refer to the 82357B User’s
Guide.
IV
82357B USB/GPIB Interface
Table of Contents
Introduction
1. Before You Install the 82357B
Check your shipment items 2
Check your PC operating system 2
2. Installing Agilent IO Libraries Suite
Insert the Automation-Ready CD 3
Install the IO Libraries Suite 3
Look for circled IO icon 4
3. Connecting the 82357B
Plug the 82357B into a USB Port 5
Observe the 82357B LEDs 5
4. Configuring the 82357B
Observe the Agilent Connection Expert 6
Configure the 82357B 6
5. Connecting GPIB Instruments
Connect the 82357B to GPIB instruments 7
6. Programming via the 82357B
Use the Agilent Interactive IO to communicate with the
GPIB instruments 8
Program the GPIB instruments (optional) 8
Other References
Related documentation 9
Contacting Agilent 9
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82357B USB/GPIB Interface
Introduction
Introduction
This quick start guide shows a suggested six-step process to
install the 82357B and the Agilent IO Libraries Suite, to connect the 82357B to your PC, to configure the 82357B, and to
program GPIB instruments via the 82357B. It also includes the
product technical specifications information.
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The 82357B USB/GPIB Interface is supported ONLY for PCs
with Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
operating systems.
The operating systems below are specifically not supported:
• Windows 2000
• Windows ME
• Windows 98 (Second Edition)
• Windows 98 First (“Gold”) Edition
• Windows 95
• Windows NT 4.0 (OS does not support USB)
In case of difficulty in installing the 82357B, see Chapter 3,
“Troubleshooting the Agilent 82357B” in the 82357B User’s
Guide.
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1. Before You Install the 82357B
1. Before You Install the 82357B
Check your shipment items
Verify that you received the following items in your shipment of
the 82357B USB/GPIB Interface:
• Agilent 82357B USB/GPIB Interface
• Agilent Automation-Ready CD with Agilent IO Libraries
Suite
• Printed copy of the Agilent 82357B USB/GPIB Interface
Quick Start Guide
If any item is missing or damaged, keep the shipping materials
and contact Agilent Technologies. See “Other References" on
page 9 later in this guide for our contact information.
Check your PC operating system
To install the 82357B USB/GPIB Interface, your PC operating
system must be one of the followings:
• Windows® XP Professional (Service Pack 3 or later)
• Windows Vista™ (32-bit and 64-bit) Service Pack 1 and 2 —
Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate
• Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) — Home Premium, Business,
and Ultimate
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• If you have the Agilent IO Libraries v14.2 installed and
would like to use 82357B USB/GPIB Interface, you will
need to install the 82357B driver. You can download the
driver from the Technical Support section on the following
site: http://www.agilent.com/find/82357B
• For the full list of the minimum system requirements, see
the 82357B User’s Guide.
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82357B USB/GPIB Interface
2. Installing Agilent IO Libraries Suite
2. Installing Agilent IO Libraries Suite
Insert the Automation-Ready CD
Turn on your PC and insert the Agilent Automation- Ready CD
with Agilent IO Libraries Suite into the CD-ROM drive. If the
auto-run window does not appear automatically, go to Start >
Run then type <drive>:autorun\auto.exe, where
<drive> is your CD drive letter.
Install the IO Libraries Suite
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• See the 82357B User’s Guide for the full IO Libraries Suite
installation procedures.
• You are recommended to install the latest version of IO
Libraries Suite. You can download the latest version of IO
Libraries Suite from the following site:
http://www.agilent.com/find/iosuite
When the Agilent IO Libraries Suite window appears, follow
the on-screen instructions to install the IO Libraries Suite.
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2. Installing Agilent IO Libraries Suite
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Upgrading your IO Libraries version
If you are upgrading to the latest version of the IO Libraries
Suite from a previous version of the IO Libraries, you must
remove the following instruments and interfaces listed below
before you upgrade your software. This step is necessary in
order for these devices to obtain the correct drivers to work
with Agilent IO Libraries.
• Disconnect any USB instruments from your PC.
• Disconnect any Agilent 82357B USB/GPIB Interface converters from your PC.
• Disconnect any Agilent E8491 IEEE 1394 PC Link to VXI
interfaces from your PC.
Look for circled IO icon
After the libraries are installed, an IO icon is displayed on the
Windows task bar on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
You can click the icon to manually run the IO configuration utilities and to display the online documentation. It is not necessary to use the icon at this time.
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82357B USB/GPIB Interface
3. Connecting the 82357B
3. Connecting the 82357B
Plug the 82357B into a USB Port
Plug the 82357B USB cable into an available USB port on your
PC or on a supported USB hub. To connect to USB hubs, see
the 82357B User's Guide. The picture shown below is for illustration purposes only. It is not necessary to connect the
82357B to any GPIB instruments at this time.
Observe the 82357B LEDs
Observe the three LEDs on the 82357B. Initially, only the red
FAIL LED should be illuminated. After 10 seconds, all three
LEDs should be illuminated to show that the 82357B has been
installed, and is configured for use with the IO Libraries.
READY LED
FAIL LED
82357B
USB Cable
ACCESS LED
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If any LED is not illuminated after 10 seconds, see Chapter 3,
“Troubleshooting the Agilent 82357B” in the 82357B User's
Guide for more information.
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4. Configuring the 82357B
4. Configuring the 82357B
Observe the Agilent Connection Expert
Run the Agilent Connection Expert to verify your I/O configuration: In the Windows Notification area, click the IO icon ( ),
then click Agilent Connection Expert.
When the main screen appears, you will see a map of the system connections in the Instrument I/O on this PC pane (also
called the “Explorer Pane”). At this time, the Connection
Expert window should refresh. If it does not refresh automatically, click Refresh All. The 82357B will appear in the Connection Expert explorer as a USB/GPIB interface as shown below.
Configure the 82357B
Once you see the 82357B displayed in the Connection Expert,
this means that it has been configured and can be used for programming. At this time, only the green READY LED should
remain illuminated. To edit the configuration settings, click
Change Properties... in the detail pane on the right side of the
window.
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See Chapter 2, “Using the Agilent 82357B” in the 82357B
User's Guide for more information on how to set the configuration parameters.
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5. Connecting GPIB Instruments
5. Connecting GPIB Instruments
Connect the 82357B to GPIB instruments
Connect one or more GPIB instruments (up to 14 instruments
maximum) to the GPIB connector on the 82357B as shown
below:
• Single instrument connection
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82357BB
GPIB Instrument
USB Cable
• Multiple instruments connection
82357 B
GPIB Instrument
USB Cable
GPIB Instrument
GPIB Cables
GPIB Instrument
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To minimize stress on the connector mountings, stack no more
than three cable connector blocks.
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6. Programming via the 82357B
6. Programming via the 82357B
Use the Agilent Interactive IO to communicate with
the GPIB instruments
After the 82357B has been configured and connected to the
GPIB instruments, you can use the Interactive IO to establish
communication between your PC and the connected GPIB
instruments. To run the Interactive IO for an IEEE-488.2 compliant instrument, perform the following:
1 Right click the instrument's icon in the Connection Expert
window.
2 Click Send Command to display the Interactive IO.
3 With the default command *IDN? displayed in the text
box, click Send & Read.
4 The instrument identification string should appear.
5 Repeat step 1 to step 3 for the next instrument.
Program the GPIB instruments (optional)
After communication has been established, you can program
your GPIB instruments using the VISA, VISA COM, or SICL
interfaces. See “Other References" on page 9 later in this
guide for the relevant documentation.
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Other References
Other References
Related documentation
See the following documents for information related to the
82357B. All documents are available in electronic format by
clicking on the IO icon ( ) on the Windows task bar then
selecting Documentation.
• Agilent 82357B USB/GPIB Interface User's Guide describes
the 82357B, and provides installation and troubleshooting
information.
• Agilent IO Libraries Connectivity Guide provides a description of the Agilent IO Libraries and utilities, and detailed
installation information.
• Agilent IO Libraries Suite Online Help provides detailed
usage information on the Agilent IO Libraries Suite utilities,
including the Connection Expert.
• Agilent VISA User's Guide describes the Agilent Virtual
Instrument Software Architecture (VISA) library.
• Agilent SICL User's Guide for Windows describes the Agilent Standard Instrument Control Library (SICL) for Windows.
Go to www.agilent.com/find/82357B for additional information on the 82357B.
Contacting Agilent
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Other References
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© Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2006 - 2009
Fifth Edition, August 1, 2009
82357-90700
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