Agilent Technologies E1563A Stereo Receiver User Manual

Agilent Technologies
E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer
E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer
User’s Manual
Manual Part Number: E1563-90004
Printed in U.S.A. E0501
Contents
E1563A/E1564A Digitizers User’s Manual
Front Matter....................................................................................................................... 9
Agilent Technologies Warranty Statement ................................................................... 9
U.S. Government Restricted Rights ............................................................................. 9
Documentation History............................................................................................... 10
Safety Symbols .......................................................................................................... 10
Warnings .................................................................................................................... 10
Declaration Of Conformity.......................................................................................... 11
Chapter 1 - Configuring the Digitizer Modules ........................................................... 13
Using This Chapter .................................................................................................... 13
Digitizers Description ................................................................................................. 13
General Information ............................................................................................ 13
Front Panel Features .......................................................................................... 14
Warnings and Cautions.............................................................................................. 17
Configuring the Digitizers ........................................................................................... 19
Adding RAM to the Module ................................................................................. 19
Setting the Logical Address Switch .................................................................... 21
Setting the Interrupt Line .................................................................................... 21
Installing the Digitizer in a Mainframe ................................................................. 22
User Cabling Considerations ..................................................................................... 23
Input Terminal Port Connector Cables ................................................................ 23
Trigger Input Port Cables .................................................................................... 24
3-Wire and 2-Wire Input Cabling Considerations ............................................... 24
Cable Connector Assembly ................................................................................ 27
Initial Operation .......................................................................................................... 30
Chapter 2 - Using the Digitizers ................................................................................... 33
Using this Chapter ..................................................................................................... 33
Digitizers Operation ................................................................................................... 33
Digitizer Block Diagram ...................................................................................... 33
Channel Block Diagram ...................................................................................... 34
Pre-Trigger/Post-Trigger Block Diagram ............................................................. 35
Power-on/Reset States ....................................................................................... 35
Input Overload Condition .................................................................................... 36
Triggering the Digitizers ............................................................................................. 37
Trigger Sources .................................................................................................. 37
Using Internal Triggering .................................................................................... 37
Using External Triggering ................................................................................... 38
Master-Slave Operation ...................................................................................... 38
Digitizers Application Examples ................................................................................. 42
Introduction ......................................................................................................... 42
Making Digitizer Measurements ......................................................................... 43
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Chapter 3 - Digitizers Command Reference ................................................................ 45
Using This Chapter .................................................................................................... 45
Command Types ........................................................................................................ 45
SCPI Command Reference........................................................................................ 47
ABORt ........................................................................................................................ 48
CALCulate.................................................................................................................. 49
CALCulate:LIMit:FAIL? ....................................................................................... 49
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer:DATA ........................................................................... 50
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer:DATA? ......................................................................... 50
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] ........................................................................ 51
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]? ...................................................................... 51
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer:DATA ............................................................................ 51
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer:DATA? .......................................................................... 52
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] ......................................................................... 52
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]? ....................................................................... 53
CALibration ................................................................................................................ 54
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage ................................................................................ 54
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage? .............................................................................. 55
CALibration:DATA? ............................................................................................. 55
CALibration:GAIN ............................................................................................... 55
CALibration:SOURce .......................................................................................... 57
CALibration:SOURce? ........................................................................................ 58
CALibration:STATe .............................................................................................. 58
CALibration:STATe? ............................................................................................ 58
CALibration:STORe ............................................................................................ 59
CALibration:VALue ............................................................................................. 59
CALibration:VALue? ........................................................................................... 60
CALibration:ZERO .............................................................................................. 60
CALibration:ZERO:ALL? .................................................................................... 61
DIAGnostic ................................................................................................................. 63
DIAGnostic:DAC:GAIN ....................................................................................... 63
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet ................................................................................... 64
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet:RAMP ........................................................................ 64
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce .................................................................................. 65
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce:RAMP ...................................................................... 65
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE ................................................................................. 66
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE? ............................................................................... 66
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE .................................................................................. 66
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE? ................................................................................ 67
DIAGnostic:PEEK? ............................................................................................. 67
DIAGnostic:POKE .............................................................................................. 69
DIAGnostic:SHORt ............................................................................................. 70
DIAGnostic:SHORt? ........................................................................................... 70
DIAGnostic:STATus? .......................................................................................... 70
FORMat ..................................................................................................................... 72
FORMat[:DATA] .................................................................................................. 72
FORMat[:DATA]? ................................................................................................ 72
INITiate.......................................................................................................................73
INITiate:CONTinuous ......................................................................................... 73
INITiate:CONTinuous? ....................................................................................... 74
INITiate[:IMMediate] ........................................................................................... 74
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INPut .......................................................................................................................... 75
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ ............................................................................... 75
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ? ............................................................................. 75
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe] ............................................................................. 76
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]? ........................................................................... 76
INPut[:STATe] ..................................................................................................... 76
INPut[:STATe]? ................................................................................................... 76
OUTPut ...................................................................................................................... 77
OUTput:TTLT<n>:SOURce ................................................................................ 77
OUTPut:TTLT<n>:SOURce? .............................................................................. 77
OUTPut:TTLT<n>[:STATe] .................................................................................. 78
OUTPut:TTLT<n>[:STATe]? ................................................................................ 78
SAMPle ...................................................................................................................... 79
SAMPle:COUNt .................................................................................................. 79
SAMPle:COUNt? ................................................................................................ 80
SAMPle[:IMMediate] ........................................................................................... 80
SAMPLe:PRETrigger:COUNt ............................................................................. 80
SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt? ............................................................................ 81
SAMPle:SLOPe .................................................................................................. 82
SAMPle:SLOPe? ................................................................................................ 82
SAMPle:SOURce ............................................................................................... 82
SAMPle:SOURce? ............................................................................................. 83
SAMPle:TIMer .................................................................................................... 84
SAMPle:TIMer? .................................................................................................. 84
[SENSe:] .................................................................................................................... 85
[SENSe:]DATA? .................................................................................................. 85
[SENSe:]DATA:ALL? .......................................................................................... 87
[SENSe:]DATA:COUNt? ..................................................................................... 88
[SENSe:]DATA:CVTable? ................................................................................... 88
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency ...................................................... 89
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency? .................................................... 89
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURCe .......................................................................... 90
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURce? ......................................................................... 90
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts ...................................................................... 91
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts? .................................................................... 91
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts .................................................................................... 91
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts? .................................................................................. 91
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe ...................................................... 92
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe? .................................................... 92
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RESolution? .............................................. 92
STATus....................................................................................................................... 93
Status System Registers ...................................................................................... 93
STATus:OPERation:CONDition? ........................................................................ 95
STATus:OPERation:ENABle ............................................................................... 95
STATus:OPERation:ENABle? ............................................................................. 95
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]? ............................................................................ 96
STATus:PRESet ................................................................................................. 96
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition? ................................................................... 96
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle .......................................................................... 96
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle? ........................................................................ 96
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]? ........................................................................ 96
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SYSTem ..................................................................................................................... 97
SYSTem:ERRor? ................................................................................................ 97
SYSTem:VERSion? ............................................................................................ 97
TEST .......................................................................................................................... 98
TEST:ERRor? ..................................................................................................... 98
TEST:NUMBer? .................................................................................................. 98
TEST:TST[:RESults]? ....................................................................................... 103
TRIGger ................................................................................................................... 104
TRIGger[:IMMediate] ........................................................................................ 104
TRIGger:LEVel ................................................................................................. 104
TRIGger:LEVel? ............................................................................................... 105
TRIGger:MODE ................................................................................................ 105
TRIGger:MODE? .............................................................................................. 106
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>] ....................................................................................... 106
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>]? ..................................................................................... 107
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>] .................................................................................... 107
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>]? .................................................................................. 108
IEEE 488.2 Common Commands Quick Reference ................................................ 109
*CLS ................................................................................................................. 110
*ESE and *ESE? .............................................................................................. 110
*ESR? ............................................................................................................... 111
*IDN? ................................................................................................................ 111
*OPC ................................................................................................................ 111
*OPC? .............................................................................................................. 112
*RST ................................................................................................................. 112
*SRE and *SRE? .............................................................................................. 113
*STB? ............................................................................................................... 113
*TST? ............................................................................................................... 114
*WAI .................................................................................................................. 114
SCPI Commands Quick Reference.......................................................................... 115
Appendix A - Digitizers Specifications ...................................................................... 119
Appendix B - Register-Based Programming ............................................................. 121
About This Appendix ................................................................................................ 121
Register Programming vs. SCPI Programming........................................................ 121
Addressing the Registers ......................................................................................... 121
The Base Address ............................................................................................ 122
Register Offset .................................................................................................. 123
Register Descriptions ............................................................................................... 124
WRITE Registers .............................................................................................. 124
READ Registers .............................................................................................. 125
ID Register ........................................................................................................ 126
Device Type Register ....................................................................................... 126
Status/Control Register ..................................................................................... 126
A24 Offset Register .......................................................................................... 128
FIFO High Word/Low Word Registers .............................................................. 128
Interrupt Control Register ................................................................................. 129
Interrupt Source Register ................................................................................. 130
CVTable Channel 1 Register ............................................................................ 130
CVTable Channel 2 Register ............................................................................ 130
CVTable Channel 3 Register ............................................................................ 131
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CVTable Channel 4 Register ............................................................................ 131
Samples Taken High Byte Register .................................................................. 131
Samples Taken Low Word Register ................................................................. 131
Calibration Flash ROM Address Register ......................................................... 131
Calibration Flash ROM Data Register .............................................................. 132
Calibration Source Register .............................................................................. 132
Cache Count Register ...................................................................................... 132
Range, Filter, and Channel 1, 2 Connect Register ........................................... 133
Range, Filter, and Channel 3, 4 Connect Register ........................................... 133
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 Register ....................................................... 134
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register ....................................................... 135
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 Register ....................................................... 135
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 Register ....................................................... 136
Sample Period High Byte Register ................................................................... 136
Sample Period Low Word Register .................................................................. 136
Pre-Trigger Count High Byte Register .............................................................. 136
Pre-Trigger Count Low Word Register ............................................................. 137
Sample Count High Byte Register .................................................................... 137
Sample Count Low Word Register ................................................................... 137
Trigger Source/Control Register ....................................................................... 137
Sample Source/Control Register ...................................................................... 138
Programming Examples........................................................................................... 140
Appendix C - Digitizers Error Messages ................................................................... 145
Execution Errors ...................................................................................................... 145
Self-Test Errors ........................................................................................................ 149
Calibration Errors ..................................................................................................... 149
Zero Calibration ................................................................................................ 149
Gain Calibration ................................................................................................ 149
Appendix D - Digitizers Verification Tests ................................................................ 151
Introduction .............................................................................................................. 151
Types of Tests ................................................................................................... 151
Recommended Test Equipment ....................................................................... 151
Test Conditions ................................................................................................. 152
Recording Your Test Results ............................................................................ 152
Performance Verification Test Programs .......................................................... 152
Functional Verification Test ...................................................................................... 153
Functional Test
Procedure ......................................................................................................... 153
Performance Verification Tests................................................................................. 154
Zero Offset Verification Test ............................................................................. 154
Noise Verification Test ...................................................................................... 155
Gain Verification Test ........................................................................................ 156
Filter Bandwidth Verification Test ...................................................................... 157
Performance Test Record ........................................................................................ 158
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Appendix E - Digitizers Adjustments ......................................................................... 163
Introduction .............................................................................................................. 163
Closed-Cover Electronic Calibration ................................................................. 163
Calibration Intervals .......................................................................................... 163
Adjustment Procedures............................................................................................ 164
Adjustment Conditions ...................................................................................... 164
General Procedure ........................................................................................... 164
Zero Adjustment....................................................................................................... 165
E1563A Gain Adjustment......................................................................................... 166
E1564A Gain Adjustment......................................................................................... 167
Index ............................................................................................................................. 169
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Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Using This Chapter
This chapter provides guidelines to configure the E1563A and E1564A
modules and to verify successful installation. Chapter contents are:
• Digitizers Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
• Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
• Configuring the Digitizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
• User Cabling Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
• Initial Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Digitizers Description
The E1563A (2-channel) and E1564A (4-channel) Digitizers are 800
kSample/second (14-bit resolution) digitizers capable of handling both
continuous and transient voltages up to 256V. You cannot upgrade an
E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer to an E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer.
General Information
Both the E1563A and E1564A digitizers are register-based instruments that
can be programmed at the register level (see Appendix C) or at a higher
level using SCPI or VXIplug&play drivers.
The digitizers are ideal for measurements in electomechanical design
characterization, particularily in environments with high levels of electrical
noise and for characterizing electronic and mechanical transient waveforms.
The E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer has a fixed 25 kHz input filter per channel
that can be enabled. The E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer has four selectable
input filters per channel (1.5 kHz, 6 kHz, 25 kHz and 100 kHz) that can be
enabled.
The E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer has a calibration bus output (High, Low and
Guard) and a programmable short. The E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer does
not have a calibration bus output. However, a programmable short is
provided for each channel. An external calibration source must be provided
for calibration.
Both digitizers use PC SIMM memory. Memory sizes that are supported are
4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 Mbytes. The large memory can easily capture
transients or act as FIFO to allow continuous digitizing while unloading data
with block mode transfers.
Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 13
All channels sample simultaneously. The sample can be from an internal
clock derived from the internal time base or it can come from an external
source. Triggering can be set up for several sources with programmable pre
and post trigger reading counts. External time base, trigger and sample
inputs are provided on the front panel “D” subminiature connector.
Continuous voltages in a test setup where the user has access to module
connectors and test signal cable ends are restricted to 60 Vdc, 30 Vac rms,
or 42.4 Vac peak of a continuous, complex waveform. Continuous voltages
in test setups where the module connectors and the test signal cables
connected to them are made non-accessible are 256 Vdc, 240 Vdc floating,
or 256 Vac peak.
Transient voltages are permitted providing the maximum amount of charge
transferred into a human body that contacts the voltage under normal
conditions, does not exceed 45 mCoulombs (45 mA-s). Overload voltages
(opens channel input relay) follow.
Front Panel
Features
Range
Voltage Input Condition
Vmax
62 mV to 4V
High or Low to Guard
>20V
16V to 256V
Low to Guard
>40V
Figure 1-1 shows the front panel features for the E1563A 2-Channel
Digitizer. Figure 1-2 shows the front panel features for the E1564A
4-Channel Digitizer.
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Chapter 1
Front Panel Indicators
Failed LED: Illuminates momentarily during digitizer power-on.
Access LED: Illuminates when the backplane is communicating with the
digitizer.
Error LED: Illuminates only when an error is present in the digitizer’s driver
error queue. The error can result from improperly executing a command
or the digitizer being unable to pass self-test or calibration.
Sample LED: Illuminates while the digitizer samples the input for a
measurement. Typically blinks for slow sample rates and is on
steady-state for high sample rates.
User Input Terminals
The E1563A Digitizer front panel contains two female connectors for user
inputs. Mating male connectors are supplied with the module. However,
the user must provide the input cable and connect the male connector to
the cable. See "User Cabling Considerations" for recommended
user-supplied cables.
External Trigger Input
The front panel contains a 9-pin D-subminiature connector for external
(TTL) trigger inputs. The user must provide an appropriate input cable to
the external trigger input. The E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer does not have
a calibration bus output. However, a programmable short is provided for
each channel. An external calibration source must be provided for
calibration.
plug&play
Figure 1-1. E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer Front Panel
Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 15
Front Panel Indicators
Failed LED: Illuminates momentarily during digitizer power-on.
Access LED: Illuminates when the backplane is communicating with the
digitizer.
Error LED: Illuminates only when an error is present in the digitizer’s driver
error queue. The error can result from improperly executing a command
or the digitizer being unable to pass self-test or calibration.
Sample LED: Illuminates while the digitizer samples the input for a
measurement. Typically blinks for slow sample rates and is on
steady-state for high sample rates.
User Input Terminals
The E1564A Digitizer front panel contains four female connectors for user
inputs. Mating male connectors are supplied with the module. However,
the user must provide the input cable and connect the male connector to
the cable. See "User Cabling Considerations" for connecting
user-supplied cables.
External Trigger Input/Calibration Bus Output
The front panel contains a 9-pin D-subminiature connector for external
(TTL) trigger inputs and for calibration bus outputs. The E1564A
4-Channel Digitizer has a calibration bus output (High, Low and Guard)
and a programmable short. The user must provide the the appropriate
cable to the external trigger input/calibration bus output.
plug&play
Figure 1-2. E1564A 2-Channel Digitizer Front Panel
16 Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Chapter 1
Warnings and Cautions
WARNING
DANGEROUS VOLTAGES. The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers are
capable of measuring voltages up to 256V maximum. Voltage levels
above the levels specified for accessible connectors or cable ends
could cause bodily injury or death to an operator. Special precautions
must be adhered to (discussed below) when applying voltages in
excess of 60 Vdc, 30 Vac rms or 42.4 Vac peak for a continuous,
complex waveform.
WARNING
MODULE CONNECTORS MUST NOT BE OPERATOR-ACCESSABLE.
Module connectors and test signal cables connected to them must be
made NON-accessible to an operator who has not been told to access
them. It is a supervisor’s responsibility to advise an operator that
dangerous voltages exist when the operator is instructed to access
connectors and cables carrying these voltages.
Making cables and connectors that carry hazardous voltages
inaccessible is a protective measure keeping an operator from
inadvertent or unknowing contact with these harmful voltages.
Cables and connectors are considered inaccessible if a tool
(e.g., screwdriver, wrench, socket, etc.) or a key (equipment in a
locked cabinet) is required to gain access to them. Additionally,
the operator cannot have access to a conductive surface connected
to any cable conductor (High, Low or Guard).
WARNING
ADEQUATE INSULATION IS REQUIRED. Assure the equipment under
test has adequate insulation between the cable connections and any
operator-accessible parts (doors, covers, panels, shields, cases,
cabinets, etc.).
Verify there are multiple and sufficient protective means (rated for the
voltages you are applying) to assure the operator will NOT come into
contact with any energized conductor even if one of the protective
means fails to work as intended.
For example, the inner side of a case, cabinet, door, cover or panel
can be covered with an insulating material as well as routing the
test cables to the module’s front panel connectors through
non-conductive, flexible conduit such as that used in electrical
power distribution.
WARNING
Chapter 1
TIGHTEN MOUNTING SCREWS. Tighten the faceplate mounting
screws after installing the module in the mainframe to prevent
electric shock in case of equipment or field wiring failure.
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 17
CAUTION OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION. To prevent equipment damage,
do not connect this equipment to mains or to any signal directly
derived from mains. Short-term temporary overvoltages must be
limited to 500V or less.
To prevent equipment damage in case of an overvoltage condition,
do not connect this equipment to any voltage source which can
deliver greater than 2A at 500V in the case of a fault. If such a fault
condition is possible, insert a 2A fuse in the input line.
CAUTION CLEANING THE MODULE. Clean the outside surfaces of this
module with a cloth slightly dampened with water. Do not attempt
to clean the interior of this module.
18 Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizers
This section gives guidelines to configure the digitizers, including:
• Adding RAM to the Module
• Setting the Logical Address Switch
• Setting the Interrupt Line
• Installing the Digitizer in a Mainframe
Adding RAM to the
Module
You can increase the size of RAM on your Digitizer module by purchasing
PC SIMM memory and installing it on the module after you remove the
standard 4 Mbyte SIMM shipped with your digitizer. Both FPM (Fast Page
Mode) and EDO (Extended Data Out) are supported.
Selecting a RAM
Although most commercially available PC SIMM RAM will work with the
Digitizer, there are some that are physically too large and will make contact
with the top shield when installed. A standard 72 SIMM specifies the length
(L) or keying but does not specify the depth (D). Certain depths are too large
and not compatible.
The E1563/E1564 has about 17.6 mm of space from the bottom of the
SIMM RAM inserted in the socket to the top module shield (see Figure 1-3).
You must verify that the SIMM RAM you purchase for replacement on the
module has a depth (D) that will clear the top module shield. You can use
the 4 Mbyte SIMM RAM you remove as a guide, as well as the dimensions
in Figure 1-3, when purchasing your upgrade RAM .
L = 1.25in (31.77mm) max for D = 0.18, where D is from PC board lower side
where it rests on the bracket. D does not include the height of chips mounted
on the lower side of the board.
Figure 1-3. Adding RAM to the Module
Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 19
RAM Installation
Procedure
1 Disconnect any field wiring from the module and remove power from
the mainframe before proceeding.
2 Remove the module from the mainframe and remove the top shield
from the module.
3 Remove the 4 Mbyte SIMM from the PC board by first spreading the
tabs at the ends of the SIMM connector. Store this SIMM in an
anti-static bag and save this part.
NOTE It is important that you retain the 4 Mbyte SIMM you remove from the
Digitizer. If you return your Digitizer to Agilent for repair or exchange, you
must return it in the same configuration as it was shipped to you. You must
remove the large memory SIMM and replace it with the standard 4 Mbyte
SIMM shipped with the product.
4 Add your replacement SIMM to the module’s RAM socket.
5 Reinstall the module’s top shield.
6 Note the new memory configuration by checking the appropriate box
on the module’s top shield.
7 Set the “CALIBRATION CONSTANTS” switch and the “FLASH”
switch to the “Write Enable” position.
8 Install the module in the mainframe and apply power.
9 Set the new RAM memory size by sending
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE <size>.
10 Query the memory size to verify the setting by sending
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE?
11 Remove mainframe power, remove the module and set the
“CALIBRATION CONSTANTS” and “FLASH” switches back to the
“Read Only” position.
12 Reinstall the module in the mainframe.
WARNING
TIGHTEN THE FACEPLATE SCREWS. Tighten the faceplate mounting
screws to prevent electric shock in case of equipment or field wiring
failure.
20 Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Chapter 1
Setting the Logical
Address Switch
The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers are shipped from the factory with logical
address 40. Valid logical address are from 1 to 254 for static configuration
(the address you set on the switch) and address 255 for dynamic
configuration. The E1563A and E1564A do not support dynamic
configuration of the address.
If you install more than one digitizer, each module must have a different
logical address. If you use a VXIbus command module, the logical address
must be a multiple of eight (e.g., 32, 40, 48, 56, etc.). Each instrument must
have a unique secondary address which is the logical address divided by
eight. See Figure 1-4 for guidelines to set the Logical Address Switch.
NOTE When using an E1406A as the VXIbus resource manager with SCPI
commands, the digitizer’s address switch value must be a multiple of 8.
Figure 1-4. Setting the Logical Address Switch
Setting the Interrupt
Line
Chapter 1
The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers are VXIbus interrupters. You can
specify which interrupt line (1 through 7) the interrupt is transmitted. The
interrupt line is specified using DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE. You can query
the active interrupt line using DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE?. The default is no
interrupt line enabled at power-up. You specify “0” if you do not want an
interrupt. Resetting the module does change the interrupt line setting and
you must reset your interrupt setting.
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 21
Installing the
Digitizer in a
Mainframe
1
The E1563A or E1564A Digitizer can be installed in any slot (except slot 0)
in a C-size VXIbus mainframe. See Figure 1-5 for the procedure to install the
Digitizer in a mainframe.
Set the extraction levers out.
2
Slide the E1563/E1564 into any slot
(except slot 0) until the backplane
connectors touch.
Extraction
Levers
3
4
Seat the digitizer into
the mainframe by pushing
in the extraction levers.
Tighten the top and bottom screws
to secure the digitizer module
to the mainframe.
NOTE: The extraction levers will not
seat the backplane connectors on older
VXIbus mainframes. You must manually
seat the connectors by pushing in the
module until the module's front panel is
flush with the front of the mainframe. The
extraction levers may be used to guide or
remove the digitizer.
To remove the digitizer from the mainframe,
reverse the procedure.
Figure 1-5. Installing the Digitizer in a Mainframe
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Chapter 1
User Cabling Considerations
This section gives guidelines to select and configure user-supplied cables
for connection to the Input Terminals and to the External Trigger
Input/Calibration Bus Output Terminals.
Input Terminal Port
Connector Cables
E1563A Digitizer. The E1563A Digitizer front panel includes two Switchcraft®
EN3™ Mini Weathertight Connectors (female) (CH-1 and CH-2). See Figure
1-1. Mating Switchcraft® Cord Connectors (male) are supplied with the
module. However, the user must provide the cable and assemble the
connector to the cable end. Recommended shielded, twisted-pair cable in
the following table have an outside dimension compatible with the cord
connector.
Wire gauge
Belden® cable P/N
Alpha® cable P/N
20 AWG (7x28)
8762
none
22 AWG (7x30)
9462
5481C
24 AWG (7x32)
8641
5491C
E1564A Digitizer. The E1564A Digitizer front panel contains four
Switchcraft® EN3™ Mini Weathertight Connectors (female) (CH-1 through
CH-4). See Figure 1-2. Mating Switchcraft® Cord Connectors (male) are
supplied with the module. However, the user must provide the cable and
assemble the connector to the cable end. Recommended shielded,
twisted-pair cable in the following table have an outside dimension
compatible with the cord connector.
Chapter 1
Wire gauge
Belden® cable P/N
Alpha® cable P/N
20 AWG (7x28)
8762
none
22 AWG (7x30)
9462
5481C
24 AWG (7x32)
8641
5491C
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 23
Trigger Input Port
Cables
The user must supply a standard cable to the External Trigger Input port
(E1563A) or to the External Trigger Input/Calibration Bus Output port
(E1564A).
E1563A Digitizer. The E1563A front panel contains a 9-pin D-subminiature
connector with the pin-outs and associated SCPI commands shown in
Figure 1-6 (do not make any connections to the top two pins).
TRIGger:SOURce EXT
ROSCillator:SOURce EXT
SAMPle:SOURce EXT
Figure 1-6. E1563A External Trigger Input Port
E1564A Digitizer. The E1564A front panel contains a 9-pin D-subminiature
connector with the pin-outs and associated SCPI commands shown in
Figure 1-7.
CAL:SOURce INT
CAL:SOURce INT
TRIGger:SOURce EXT
ROSCillator:SOURce EXT
SAMPle:SOURce EXT
Figure 1-7. E1564A External Trigger Input/Calibration Bus Output Port
3-Wire and 2-Wire
Input Cabling
Considerations
The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers provide a three-terminal input system
(High, Low and Guard) in which an unavoidable and undesirable current is
injected from chassis ground to the Guard terminal. Dependent on whether
you measure on a low-voltage range or a high-voltage range, the way you
connect the Guard terminal may or may not introduce a measurement error
due to this current. This section describes some considerations you can
take to use the Guard terminal properly to minimize measurement error.
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Chapter 1
Digitizer Input Model
Figure 1-8 shows the input model for the digitizer. Maximum voltage
between Low and Guard is 5V. Exceeding this limitation will not damage
your digitizer but will generate invalid data for any measurement taken.
In general, 3-Wire cabling is recommended, but 2-Wire cabling is supported
for some switching applications.
Figure 1-8. Digitizer Input Model
Three-Wire Connections
This section shows two examples of connecting the input using a three-wire
connection. Both example connections can be made using shielded,
twisted-pair connectors.
For the first example, Figure 1-9 shows one way to make connections for a
bridge measurement where the L-to-G voltage is £ 5V and the L-to-G
voltage exceeds 5V. A “Wagner ground” is used to satisfy the L-to-G
restriction of £ 5V and to make a Guard connection point that minimizes
measurement error due to the digitizer’s injected current. A capacitor is
added to the Wagner ground to provide a signal path to ground to minimize
common mode voltages.
For the second example, Figure 1-10 shows one way to measure the voltage
across a small current sensing resistor where the input to the digitizer is
switched through a multiplexer switch module.
Figure 1-9. Example: Three-Wire Connections (Bridge)
Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 25
.
Figure 1-10. Example: Three-Wire Connections (Voltage Measurements)
Two-Wire Connections
When Low and Guard are connected together at the digitizer’s input on a
low-voltage range (4V and below), the injected current is directed to flow
through the source impedance (in a floating source) and the resultant
voltage drop will introduce a measurement error.
The resultant voltage drop through the source impedance can be a
significant error on low-voltage ranges where the voltage of interest is small.
It is not as significant an error on high-voltage ranges because the error
introduced is not a significant part of a larger voltage and the percent of error
is less significant.
Measurement error can increase significantly when you connect Low to
Guard at the digitizer’s input AND use switches to switch input signals to the
digitizer. Some switches have input protection resistors (usually 100W) in
series with the switch. The digitizer’s injected current now generates a
voltage drop across this resistor in addition to the voltage drop generated
across the source impedance. Even with a grounded source, an error
voltage is generated across the switches current limiting resistor.
Two examples of two-wire connections follow. For the first example, Figure
1-11 shows a typical connection using coaxial cable. For the second
example, Figure 1-12 shows connections for a differential source.
Figure 1-11. Example: Two-Wire Connections (Coaxial Cable)
26 Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Chapter 1
Differential
Source
+
50
+
50
25 KHz From
Switching Supply
Add 100 pF capacitor if low-level
25 kHz noise from injected current
is present.
100 pF
I Injected
Figure 1-12. Example: Two-Wire Connections (Differential Source)
Cable Connector
Assembly
This section gives guidelines to connect user-supplied cables to the cable
connector supplied with the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers. See "Terminal
Port Connector Cables" for recommended user-supplied cables.
Step 1
Strip cable as shown and feed the end of the cable through the boot, cable
clamp housing, and coupling ring in the order and position shown. The
coupling ring can also be inserted onto the cable connector from the front.
Step 2
Orient the HI, LO and Guard conductors with the corresponding pins.
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Configuring the Digitizer Modules 27
Step 3
Solder conductors to pins.
CAUTION AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT. Excessive heat on the connector
terminals can cause damage to the connector.
Step 4
Assemble the connector.
A. Align coupling ring’s tabs with cable connector’s side notches and push
the coupling ring onto the cable connector.
B. Push the cable clamp housing forward until it locks into the connector
body and snap the two clamps into their compartments to secure the cable.
C. Push the boot all the way forward to seat tightly onto the cable clamp
housing.
28 Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Chapter 1
Cable
Connector
Coupling
Ring
Step 5
Cable Clamp
Housing
Boot
Mate the cable connector to the User Input Terminal Port.
1 Hold the cable connector by the rubber boot and align the notched
key slot with the key on the left side of the instrument’s front panel
connector. Insert the cable connector just enough to encounter
insertion resistance and stay in place.
2 Grasp the coupling ring and slowly rotate it clockwise, while you
gently push the connector toward the panel mount, until the notches
on the coupling ring drop into the front panel connector detents.
3 Continue rotating until you feel the coupling ring ride over the locking
“bump” which secures the connector to the instrument’s front panel
connector.
Chapter 1
Configuring the Digitizer Modules 29
Initial Operation
To program the E1563A or E1564A Digitizer using Standard Commands for
Programmable Instruments (SCPI), you must select the interface address
and SCPI commands to be used. Information about using SCPI commands
is presented in Chapter 3.
Programming a digitizer using SCPI requires that you select the controller
language (C, C++, BASIC, Visual Basic, etc.), interface address and SCPI
commands to be used.
NOTE This discussion applies only to Standard Commands for Programmable
Instruments (SCPI) programming. The example program listed is written
using Virtual Instrument Software Architecture (VISA) function calls.
VISA allows you to execute on VXIplug&play system frameworks that
have the VISA I/O layer installed (visa.h “include” file).
NOTE The E1563A or E1564A Digitizer may have experienced temperature
extremes during shipment that can affect its calibration. It is recommened
you perform a zero offset calibration upon receipt using CAL:ZERO
<channel>:ALL? for each channel to meet the accuracy specifications
in Appendix A. See Appendix E for the zero adjustment procedure.
Example: Initial Operation
This C program verifies communication between the controller, mainframe
and digitizer. It resets the module (*RST), queries the identity of the module
(*IDN?) and queries the module for system errors.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <visa.h>
/*** FUNCTION PROTOTYPE ***/
void err_handler (ViSession vi, ViStatus x);
void main(void)
{
char buf[512] = {0};
#if defined(_BORLANDC_) && !defined(_WIN32_)
_InitEasyWin();
#endif
ViStatus err;
ViSession defaultRM;
ViSession digitizer;
/* Open resource manager and digitizer sessions */
viOpenDefaultRM (&defaultRM);
viOpen(defaultRM, “GPIB-VXI0::9::40”,VI_NULL,VI_NULL, &digitizer);
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/* Set the timeout value to 10 seconds. */
viSetAttribute (digitizer, VI_ATTR_TMO_VALUE, 10000);
/* Reset the module. */
err = viPrintf(digitizer, “*RST\n”);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler (digitizer, err);
/* Query for the module’s identification string. */
err = viPrintf(digitizer, “*IDN?\n”);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler (digitizer, err);
err = viScanf(digitizer, “%t”, buf);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler (digitizer, err);
printf (“Module ID = %s\n\n”, buf);
/* Check the module for system errors. */
err = viPrintf(digitizer, “*SYST:ERR?\n”);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler (digitizer, err);
err = viScanf(digitizer, “%t”, buf);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler (digitizer, err);
printf (“System error response = %s\n\n”, buf);
viClose (digitizer); /* close the digitizer session */
} /* end of main */
/*** Error handling function ***/
void err_handler (ViSession digitizer, ViStatus err)
{
char buf[1024] = {0};
}
Chapter 1
viStatusDesc (digitizer, err, buf);
printf (“ERROR = %s\n”, buf);
return;
/* retrieve error description */
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Notes:
32 Configuring the Digitizer Modules
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Using the Digitizers
Using this Chapter
This chapter gives guidelines to use the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers,
including:
• Digitizers Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
• Triggering the Digitizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
• Digitizers Application Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Digitizers Operation
This section shows block diagram operation for the E1563A and E1564A
Digitizers, including digitizer block diagrams, power-on/reset states, and
input overload conditions.
Digitizer Block
Diagram
Figure 2-1 shows a block diagram of the E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer.
The E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer has the same internal structure without
channels 3 and 4. TRIG:LEVel <channel> signals drive the internal trigger
inputs, LEVel1 drives INT1, LEVel2 drives INT2, etc.
Figure 2-1. Digitizer Block Diagram
Chapter 2
Using the Digitizers 33
Channel Block
Diagram
Figure 2-2 is a block diagram of an individual channel and the
interconnections between channels. The sample signal goes to all channels.
The commands beneath the diagram show the SCPI commands used to
program each section of a channel. In this case, all the commands are
written for channel 4. See Chapter 3 for a full description of the commands
illustrated here.
RANGE SELECTION:
INPut4:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0
VOLTage4:DC:RANGe <range>
FILTER SETTING:
INPut4:FILTer:LPASs:FREQ <freq>
INPut4:FILTer:LPASs:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0
QUERY LAST READING (current value):
SENSe:DATA:CVTable? (@4)
LIMIT and LEVEL COMPARISON:
CALCulate4:LIMit:LOWer:DATA <value>
CALCulate4:LIMit:LOWer:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0
or
CALCulate4:LIMit:UPPer:DATA <value>
CALCulate4:LIMit:UPPer:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0
or
TRIGger:SOURce INTernal4
TRIGger:LEVel4 <voltage>
TRIGger:SLOPe4 POS | 1 | NEG | 0
Figure 2-2. Digitizer Channel Block Diagram
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Chapter 2
Pre-Trigger/
Post-Trigger Block
Diagram
Figure 2-3 illustrates relationship of pre-trigger readings and post-trigger
readings with the trigger event. See Chapter 3 for a full description of the
commands illustrated here.
Figure 2-3. Pre-Trigger/Post-Trigger Block Diagram
Power-on/Reset
States
Table 2-1 describes all power-on and reset states for the digitizer. The reset
state after executing *RST is the same as the power-on state.
Table 2-1. Power-on and Reset States.
Parameter
Power-on/Reset State
Parameter
Power-on/Reset State
DIAG:INTerrupt:LINE
interrupt line #1
VOLT4:RANGe
256V (channel 4 range)
FORMat:DATA
ASCii
VOLT1:RESolution
7.8125 mV (channel 1 res)
INPut1:FILTer:FREQ
0 (no filter on channel 1 )
VOLT2:RESolution
7.8125 mV (channel 2 res)
INPut2:FILTer:FREQ
0 (no filter on channel 2 )
VOLT3:RESolution
7.8125 mV (channel 3 res)
INPut3:FILTer:FREQ
0 (no filter on channel 3 )
VOLT4:RESolution
7.8125 mV (channel 4 res)
INPut4:FILT:FREQ
0 (no filter on channel 4 )
SAMPle:COUNt
1 (one sample)
INPut1:STATe
ON (channel 1 input state)
SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt
0 (no pretrigger samples)
INPut2:STATe
ON (channel 2 input state)
SAMPle:SLOPe
POSitive
INPut3:STATe
ON (channel 3 input state)
SAMPle:SOURce
TIMer (internal time base)
INPut4:STATe
ON (channel 4 input state)
SAMPle:TIMer
1.3 µsec
OUTPut:TTLT0-7:SOURce
TRIGger (all TTLTrigger
lines)
TRIGger:LEVel1
-256V (channel 1 level)
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Using the Digitizers 35
Table 2-1. Power-on and Reset States.
Parameter
Power-on/Reset State
Parameter
Power-on/Reset State
OUTPut:TTLT0-7:STATe
OFF (all TTLTrigger lines)
TRIGger:LEVel2
-256V (channel 2 level)
ROSCillator:SOURce
INTernal
TRIGger:LEVel3
-256V (channel 3 level)
SWEep:POINts
1 (one sample)
TRIGger:LEVel4
-256V (channel 4 level)
SWEep:OFFSet:POINts
0 (no pretrigger samples)
TRIGger:SOURce1
IMMediate (source 1
not ch 1)
VOLT1:RANGe
256V (channel 1 range)
TRIGger:SOURce2
HOLD (source 2 not ch 2)
VOLT2:RANGe
256V (channel 2 range)
TRIGger:SLOPe1
POSitive (slope 1 not ch 1)
VOLT3:RANGe
256V (channel 3 range)
TRIGger:SLOPe2
POSitive (slope 2 not ch 2)
Input Overload
Condition
Overload voltages may occur which will open the channel input relay
disconnecting the input signal from the channel. Overload voltage by range
is shown in the following table.
Range
Voltage Input Condition
Vmax
62 mV to 4V
High or Low to Guard
>20V
16V to 256V
Low to Guard
>40V
The overload is reported both when the readings are retrieved and when the
next measurement is initiated. If an overload occurred, an error message is
returned when data is retrieved informing you that the data is questionable
(Overload detected - data questionable). An error message is also returned
when you initiate the next measurement (Overload detected - attempting
re-connect of input relays).
NOTE Relays open at approxiately 260V. If this happens, you must reprogram the
input range to close by executing INP <channel> ON.
36 Using the Digitizers
Chapter 2
Triggering the Digitizers
This section describes digitizer triggering, including:
• Trigger Sources
• Using Internal Triggering
• Using External Triggering
• Master/Slave Operation
Trigger Sources
Triggering digitizer readings across all input channels is accomplished
with one or both of the two trigger sources (TRIGger:SOURce1 and
TRIGger:SOURce2). The trigger event can be different for each source.
For example, SOURce1 can be EXT and SOURce2 can be TTLT0. Use
TRIG:SOURce<n> to set the trigger source event options which can be
OFF | BUS | EXT | HOLD | IMMEDIATE | INTernal1-4 | TTLT0-7.
You must execute TRIG:SOURce<n> two times to set both trigger sources
(TRIG:SOUR1 and TRIG:SOUR2). At power-up and after resetting the
module with *RST, TRIG:SOUR1 defaults to IMM and TRIG:SOUR2
defaults to HOLD. The number of readings set by SAMPle:COUNt are
taken after the trigger event occurs.
NOTE Do not confuse TRIG:SOUR1 as being associated with only channel 1
(as well as TRIG:SOUR2 with only channel 2). Both sources are common
to ALL channels and the “1” and “2” are not channel designators but
“source” designators.
Using Internal
Triggering
Using SCPI or VXIplug&play, you can trigger internally from a voltage
level from any channel. The trigger level is set using TRIG:LEVel<channel>
<voltage> for the channel you want to generate the trigger event. You then
set the trigger source to trigger internally from that channel using
TRIG:SOURce<n> INT<channel>. For example, to trigger from a 11.5V
level on channel 2, send VOLT2:RANG 16; TRIG:LEV2 11.5;
TRIG:SOUR INT2. Figure 2-1 shows the relationship of the trigger level to
the internal trigger source.
Each channel has a level compare circuit that compares the input signal to
the value set by the TRIG:LEVel<channel> command. This level initiates a
trigger when the input signal equals or exceeds the value set by TRIG:LEVel
This means the trigger can occur at a value other than the value set by the
TRIG:LEVel command.
For example, assume a trigger level of 0V on a ramp from -1V to +1V.
The first samples may be negative values close to zero. These values will
not cause a trigger because they do not equal or exceed the trigger level
value yet. The next sample may be a positive value greater than the trigger
level. The trigger compare circuit (see Figure 2-4) detects this level is equal
to or greater than the trigger level value set and a trigger is generated.
It was not, however, generated at the exact trigger level value set by the
TRIG:LEVel command.
Chapter 2
Using the Digitizers 37
Figure 2-4. Trigger Level Compare Circuit Operation
Using External
Triggering
You can provide an external trigger common to all channels. The external
trigger connection is on the digitizer’s External Trigger Input D-subminiature
connector “Trig” pin. You set this input as the trigger source for all channels
using TRIGger:SOURce<n> EXT. Use TRIGger:SLOPe<n> POSitive |
NEGative to set which signal edge will trigger.
Master-Slave
Operation
The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers can be configured in a master-slave
configuration. This configuration allows a master module and one or more
slave modules to have their measurements synchronized. Synchronization
occurs when all channels trigger from the same trigger event and all
channels sample from one sample signal.
Master-Slave
Synchronization
The sample synchronization signal is always generated by the master.
The TTL trigger event can be generated by either the master module or any
of the slave modules. This allows a slave module (as well as the master
module) to use one of the four internal trigger sources or their external
trigger source to trigger a measurement.
Both the trigger signal and the sample signal are placed on the VXI
backplane TTL trigger (TTLT) lines where the master module and all slave
modules receive the signals simultaneously. TTL trigger lines are used in
pairs between the master and slave(s) where one TTL trigger line carries the
sample signal and the other carries the trigger signal. The next section
describes how these TTL trigger lines are paired.
TRIGger:MODE is used to configure Digitizers for master-slave operation.
The mode can be NORMal, MASTer or SLAVe. The default setting for
trigger mode is TRIGger:MODE NORMal which configures the module
as an individual instrument.
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TRIGger:MODE MASTer<n> configures a module as a master. The eight
TTL trigger lines (TTLT0-TTLT7) on the VXI backplane allow four different
pairings as shown in Table 2-2 (MASTer0 - SLAVe0, MASTer2 - SLAVe2,
MASTer4 - SLAVe4 and MASTer6 - SLAVe6).
NOTE You must select an unused set of TTL trigger lines for the master-slave
coupling when determining which master mode to set. Do not use a TTLT
line already used by SAMPle:SOURce or TRIGger:SOURce.
TRIGger:MODE SLAVe0 configures a module as a slave to a MASTer0
module. MASTer0 and SLAVe0 modules share TTL trigger lines TTLT0
and TTLT1. TTLT0 carries the sample signal and TTLT1 carries the trigger
signal. Table 2-2 shows all pairs of TTL trigger lines for each master-slave
mode.
Table 2-2. Trigger Sources for Master-Slave Modes.
MASTer-SLAVe
Trigger Sources
MASTer MODE
SLAVe MODE
TRIG:SOUR1
TRIG:SOUR2
MASTer0
SLAVe0
TTLT1
Any source except TTLT0 & TTLT1
MASTer2
SLAVe2
TTLT3
Any source except TTLT2 & TTLT3
MASTer4
SLAVe4
TTLT5
Any source except TTLT4 & TTLT5
MASTer6
SLAVe6
TTLT7
Any source except TTLT6 & TTLT7
Example: Master Module
Configuration
Figure 2-5 illustrates a module configured as a master module. TRIG:MODE
MASTer0 pairs TTLT0 (sample) with TTLT1 (trigger). The MASTer0 module
will function with all SLAVe0 modules.
Figure 2-5. Example: Master Module Configuration
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The trigger source from the master can be set with TRIG:SOURce1,2 IMM
| INT1-4 | EXT | TTLT<n>.
MODE
MASTer Sample Signal
MASTer0
TTLT2-7 | INT1-4 | EXT
MASTer2
TTLT0,1,4-7 | INT1-4 | EXT
MASTer4
TTLT0-3,6-7 | INT1-4 | EXT
MASTer6
TTLT0-5 | INT1-4 | EXT
TRIG:MODE MASTer0 drives the TTL lines as if OUTPut:TTLT0:
SOURceSAMPle and OUTPut:TTLT1:SOURce TRIGger had been set.
The master module generates the sample signal from which all modules
(master and slaves) initiate a measurement.
MASTer0 sets the TTLT1 line as if it were TRIG:SOUR1 TTLT1. However,
the query TRIG:SOUR? will not return this setting. This line is dedicated for
synchronization between the two modules in the master-slave mode. You
should not use this line for any other purpose with the OUTPut, SAMPle or
TRIGger commands.
Example: Slave Module
Configuration
Figure 2-6 illustrates a module configured as a slave module. TRIG:MODE
SLAVe0 pairs TTLT0 (sample) with TTLT1 (trigger). A SLAVe0 module will
function with other SLAVe0 modules and with the MASTer0 module.
Figure 2-6. Slave Module Configuration
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The trigger source from the slave can be set with TRIG:SOURce2 IMM |
INT1-4 | EXT | TTLT<n>.
MODE
SLAVe Sample Signal
SLAVe0
TTLT0
SLAVe2
TTLT2
SLAVe4
TTLT4
SLAVe6
TTLT6
SLAVe0 sets the TTLT0 line as if it were SAMP:SOUR TTLT0 and sets the
TTLT1 line as if it were TRIG:SOUR1 TTLT1. However, SAMP:SOUR? or
TRIG:SOUR? will not return these settings. These lines are dedicated for
synchronization between the modules in the master-slave mode. You
should not use these lines for any other purpose with the OUTPut, SAMPle
or TRIGger commands.
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Using the Digitizers 41
Digitizers Application Examples
This section contains example programs that demonstrate some E1563A or
E1564A Digitizer applications. The examples list only the SCPI commands
required to perform the application. You can use these examples to help you
develop programs for your specific application
Introduction
Programming
Requirements
Example programs are provided on the VXIplug&play media that have been
compiled and tested using Microsoft® Visual C++™ Version 1.51 for the
C programs. All C language example programs are written for the 82341
GPIB Interface Card using the Agilent VISA I/O Library.
All projects written in C programming language require the following
Microsoft® Visual C++™ Version 1.51 settings to work properly:
• Project Type: QuickWin application (.EXE)
• Project Files: <source code file name>.C
[drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\MSC\VISA.LIB (Microsoft® compiler)
[drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\BC\VISA.LIB (Borland® compiler)
• Memory Model: Options | Project | Compiler | Memory Model
Large
Þ
• Directory Paths: Options | Directories
Include File Paths: [drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\INCLUDE
Library File Paths: [drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\MSC (Microsoft®)
[drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\BC (Borland®)
• Example programs: On the Universal Instrument Drivers CD.
NOTE You can find instructions to compile C language programs for a PC in the
Agilent VISA User’s Guide. See the section "Compiling and Linking a
VISA Program".
Hardware Used
42 Using the Digitizers
PC running Windows with an 82341 GPIB interface. The VXI modules are
installed in a VXI C-Size mainframe. An E1406A Command Module is the
resource manager and is connected to the PC via an 82341 GPIB card.
Chapter 2
Making Digitizer
Measurements
Example: Sampling
Using Immediate
Triggering
This section provides three examples that show ways to make digitizer
measurements and to retrieve data. The three programs are:
• Example: Sampling Using Immediate Triggering
• Example: Triggering Using Internal Level Trigger
• Example: Triggering Using External Triggering
This example uses an IMMediate trigger to begin the sampling
measurements on two channels and to retrieve the interleaved readings
from FIFO memory. Resetting the digitizer sets the data format to ASCII,
sample source to timer and trigger source to immediate.
*CLS
*RST
VOLT1:RANG 4
VOLT2:RANG 4
SAMP:COUN 20
SAMP:PRET:COUN 10
INIT
DATA? 20,(@1,2)
Enter statement
Example: Triggering
Using Internal Level
Trigger
!Clear the status system
!Reset the digitizer
!Set ch 1 to 4V range
!Set ch 2 to 4V range
!Set sample count to 20
(common to all channels)
!Set pre-trigger count to 10
(common to all channels)
!Initiate measurements
!Read 20 readings from chs 1 & 2
!Enter readings into the computer
This example use the internal level trigger to trigger from an input ramp
signal as it crosses zero. The example takes pre-trigger readings and post
trigger readings.
Resetting the module sets the data format to ASCii, sample source to TIMer
and trigger source to IMMediate. The sample interval and the trigger source
are changed from the reset setting.
Resetting the module also sets the trigger level to 0V and the trigger slope
to positive. Trigger level and slope commands are resent to reiterate the
level and slope of the trigger. In this case, these commands are redundant.
*CLS
*RST
VOLT1:RANG 4
SAMP:COUN 7
SAMP:PRET:COUN 3
SAMP:TIM 50e-6
TRIG:SOUR INT1
TRIG:LEV1 0
TRIG:SLOP POS
INIT
DATA? 7,(@1)
Enter statement
Chapter 2
!Clear the status system
!Reset the digitizer
!Set ch 1 to 4V range
!Set sample count to 7
(common to all channels)
!Set pre-trigger count to 3
(common to all channels)
!Set sample interval to 50 µsec
!Set trigger source to a level on
channel 1
!Set the trigger level to 0V
!Set trigger slope to positive
!Initiate measurements
!Read 7 readings from ch 1
!Enter readings into the computer
Using the Digitizers 43
Example: Triggering
Using External
Triggering
This example use an external trigger input at the External Trigger Input
(D-connector) “Trig” input to trigger readings.
Resetting the module sets the data format to ASCii, sample source to TIMer
and trigger source to IMMediate. The sample interval and the trigger source
are changed from the reset setting.
Resetting the module also sets the trigger level to 0V and the trigger slope
to positive. Trigger level and slope commands are resent to reiterate the
level and slope of the trigger. In this case, the slope command is redundant.
*CLS
*RST
VOLT1:RANG 4
SAMP:COUN 7
SAMP:PRET:COUN 3
SAMP:TIM 100e-6
TRIG:SOUR EXT
TRIG:LEV1 0.5
TRIG:SLOP POS
INIT
DATA? 7,(@1)
Enter statement
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!Clear the status system
!Reset the digitizer
!Set ch 1 to 4V range
!Set sample count to 7
(common to all channels)
!Set pre-trigger count to 3
(common to all channels)
!Set sample interval to 100 µsec
!Set trigger source to EXTernal
(requires an external input to the
“Trig” pin on the External Trigger
Input port)
!Set the trigger level to 0.5V
!Set trigger slope to positive
!Initiate measurements
!Read 7 readings from ch 1
!Enter readings into the computer
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Digitizers Command Reference
Using This Chapter
This chapter describes the Standard Commands for Programmable
Instruments (SCPI) and IEEE 488.2 Common (*) commands applicable to
the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers. This chapter contains the following
sections:
• Command Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
• SCPI Command Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
• IEEE 488.2 Common Commands Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
• SCPI Commands Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Command Types
Commands are separated into two types: IEEE 488.2 Common Commands
and SCPI Commands.
Common Commands
Format
SCPI Command Format
The IEEE 488.2 standard defines the Common commands that perform
functions like reset, self-test, status byte query, etc. Common commands
are four or five characters in length, always begin with the asterisk character
(*), and may include one or more parameters. The command keyword is
separated from the first parameter by a space character. Some examples
of common commands are: *RST *ESR 32 *STB?
The SCPI commands perform functions such as making measurements,
querying instrument states, or retrieving data. The SCPI commands are
grouped into command "subsystem structures". A command subsystem
structure is a hierarchical structure that usually consists of a top level (or
root) command, one or more low-level commands, and their parameters.
The following example shows the root command CALibration and its
lower-level subsystem commands:
CALCulate
:LIMit:FAIL?
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]?
:LIMit:LOWer:DATA < value>
:LIMit:LOWer:DATA?
:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]?
:LIMit:UPPer:DATA <value>
:LIMit:UPPer:DATA?
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CALCulate is the root command, LIMit is a second level command, FAIL?,
LOWer and UPPer are third level commands and DATA, DATA?, STATe
and STATe? are fourth level commands.
Command Separator
Abbreviated Commands
A colon (:) always separates one command from the next lower level
command, such as CALCulate:LIMit:FAIL? Colons separate the root
command from the second level command (CALCulate:LIMit) and the
second level from the third level (LIMit:FAIL?).
The command syntax shows most commands as a mixture of upper and
lower case letters. The upper case letters indicate the abbreviated spelling
for the command. For shorter program lines, send the abbreviated form.
For better program readability, you may send the entire command. The
instrument will accept either the abbreviated form or the entire command.
For example, if the command syntax shows CALCulate, then CALC and
CALCULATE are both acceptable forms. Other forms of CALCulate, such as
CALCU or CALCUL will generate an error. Additionally, SCPI commands
are case insensitive. Therefore, you may use upper or lower case letters and
commands of the form CALCULATE, calculate, and CaLcUlAtE are all
acceptable.
Implied Commands
Implied commands are those which appear in square brackets ([ ]) in the
command syntax. (Note that the brackets are not part of the command; do
not send them to the instrument.) Suppose you send a second level
command but do not send the preceding implied command. In this case, the
instrument assumes you intend to use the implied command and it responds
as if you had sent it. Examine the partial SENSe subsystem shown below:
[SENSe:]
VOLTage[:DC]:RANGe <range>|MIN|MAX
VOLTage[:DC]:RANGe? [MIN|MAX]
The root command SENSe is an implied command and so is the third level
command DC. For example, to set the digitizer's DC voltage range to MAX,
you can send one of the following three command statements:
SENS:VOLT:DC:RANG MAX
VOLT:DC:RANG MAX
VOLT:RANG MAX
Parameters
ParameterTypes. The following table contains explanations and examples of
parameter types you might see later in this chapter.
Type
Boolean
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Explanations and Examples
Represents a single binary condition that is either true or
false. (ON, OFF, 1.0). Any non-zero value is considered
true.
Chapter 3
Discrete
Selects from a finite number of values. These parameters
use mnemonics to represent each valid setting. An
example is the TRIGger:SOURce <source> command
where <source> can be BUS, EXTernal, HOLD,
IMMediate, or TTLTrgn.
Numeric
Commonly used decimal representations of numbers
including optional signs, decimal points, and scientific
notation. Examples are 123, 123E2, -123, -1.23E2, .123,
1.23E-2, 1.23000E-01. Special cases include MINimum,
MAXimum, DEFault and INFinity.
Optional
Parameters shown within square brackets ([ ]) are optional
parameters. (The brackets are not part of the command
and are not sent to the instrument.) If you do not specify a
value for an optional parameter, the instrument chooses a
default value.
For example, consider the TRIGger:LEVel<chan>?
[MIN | MAX] command. If you send the command without
specifying a MINimum or MAXimum parameter, the
present TRIGger:LEVel value is returned for the specified
channel. If you send the MIN parameter, the command
returns the minimum trigger level allowable. If you send the
MAX parameter, the command returns the maximum
trigger level allowable. Be sure to place a space between
the command and the parameter.
Linking Commands
Linking IEEE 488.2 Common Commands with SCPI Commands.
Use only a semicolon between the commands, such as *RST;OUTP:
TTLT4 ON or SAMP:COUNt 25;*WAI.
Linking Multiple SCPI Commands From the Same Subsystem. Use only a
semicolon between commands within the same subsystem. For example,
to set trigger level, trigger slope and the trigger source which are all set
using the TRIGger subsystem, send the SCPI string TRIG:LEVel 1.5;
SLOPe NEG; SOURce EXT.
Linking Multiple SCPI Commands of Different Subsystems. Use both a
semicolon and a colon between commands of different subsystems. For
example, a SAMPle and OUTPut command can be sent in the same SCPI
string linked with a semicolon and colon (;:) as SAMP:COUNt 10;:
OUTP:TTLT4 ON
SCPI Command Reference
This section describes the Standard Commands for Programmable
Instruments (SCPI) commands for the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers.
Commands are listed alphabetically by subsystem and within each
subsystem.
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ABORt
This command aborts a measurement in progress or stops a measurement
being made continuously. The command is ignored without error if a
measurement is not in progress. This command also aborts a calibration in
progress and will set the CAL:STATe to OFF.
Subsystem Syntax
Comments
ABORt
Determining Readings Taken Before ABORt: Use DATA:COUNt? to
determine how many readings were taken before ABORt was received.
ABORt Settings: ABORt does not affect any instrument settings and is
executable when initiated. ABORt is not a coupled command
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
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CALCulate
The CALCulate subsystem enables the limit checking of measured data.
Subsystem Syntax
Comments
CALCulate[<channel>]
:LIMit:FAIL?
:LIMit:LOWer:DATA <value> | MIN | MAX
:LIMit:LOWer:DATA? [MIN | MAX]
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]?
:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]? [MIN | MAX]
:LIMit:UPPer:DATA <value> | MIN | MAX
:LIMit:UPPer:DATA? [MIN | MAX]
Only One Limit Can Be Enabled At A Time: Either LOWer or UPPer can be
enabled but not LOWer and UPPer. If you enable the LOWer limit and later
enable the UPPer limit, the LOWer limit is disabled.
Using LIMit:FAIL?: The :LIMit:FAIL? command reports the limit was
exceeded. You must know the limit enabled (LOWer or UPPer) to know
which limit was exceeded.
Upper and Lower Limit Failures: Lower and upper limit failures can be
monitored by unmasking bits 9 and 10 in the Questionable Data Register
of the status system using the STATus command.
CALCulate:LIMit:FAIL?
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:FAIL? queries the present status of the limit
checking on the specified channel. The returned value of “0” indicates the
limit was not exceeded (test passed). The returned value of “1” indicates the
limit was exceeded (test failed).
NOTE
Chapter 3
Limit detection is reset with each new measurement. Therefore, this
command does not give a cumulative record of limit failures - only that
the last measurement either passed or failed.
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CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer:DATA
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:LOWer:DATA <value> | MIN | MAX sets the lower
limit value you want to test against. CALC<channel>:LIMit:FAIL? will return
a “1” following the measurement (and prior to the next measurement) if the
input signal fell below the specified lower limit value and if LIM:LOW:STATe
is ON. A “0” is returned if the limit was not exceeded.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
value
numeric
-254 to +252
volts
Allowable Maximum Values: Allowable maximum values for the lower limit by
range and the associated resolution follow.
Range
0.0625
0.250
1.00
4.00
16.00
64.00
256.00
Maximum Value
±0.061523438
±0.246093750
±0.984375000
±3.937500
±15.750
±63.00
±252.00
Resolution
0.000488281
0.001953125
0.00781250
0.031250
0.1250
0.500
2.0
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: YES. Range changes will change the value. The
percent of full scale of the range will be kept constant. For example,
on the 4 volt range, with a 2V limit, a range change to 16V will set a new
limit of 8V.
Related Commands: [SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe <range>
Reset (*RST) Condition: -254 volts
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer:DATA?
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:LOWer:DATA? [MIN | MAX] queries the lower
limit value set for the specified channel.
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CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] OFF | 0 | ON | 1 enables the
lower limit checking for the specified channel. Use :LIMit:LOWer:
DATA <value> to set the actual limit value to be tested against. This
command returns the voltage level measured and the detection mode.
A returned value of “0” indicates the specified channel is disabled for lower
limit checking. “1” returned indicates the specified channel is enabled and
will detect signals below the specified lower limit.
Comments
Executable When Initiated: YES
Coupled command: YES. Setting the lower state ON will cause
LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] to be set OFF (if it is ON).
Lower Limit Enable Error: An error will be generated if you have
TRIG:SOURce set to INT1-4 and the internal input is the same as the
channel you are attempting to enable for lower limit testing. For example,
assume TRIG:SOUR INT2 is set. The trigger level from channel 2 is the
trigger event that is the internal trigger input. CALC:LIMit:LOWer:
STATe ON is attempting to use this signal for limit testing and creates a
settings conflict. Either the trigger level can be used as an internal trigger
or the level can be used in limit testing, but not both.
Reset (*RST) Condition: OFF
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]?
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]? queries the lower limit
checking state to see if it is enabled or disabled for the specified channel.
“1” returned indicates the specified channel is enabled for lower limit
checking. “0” returned indicates the specified channel is disabled for lower
limit checking.
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer:DATA
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:UPPer:DATA <value> | MIN | MAX sets the upper
limit value you want to test against. CALCulate:LIMit:FAIL? will return a “1”
following the measurement (and prior to the next measurement) if the input
signal rose above the specified upper limit value and LIM:UPP:STATe is
ON. A “0” is returned if the limit was not exceeded.
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Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
value
numeric
-254 to +252
volts
Maximum Allowed Values: The maximum allowed <value> depends on the
range setting. An error will occur if you try to set a level that exceeds the
range setting. Changing the range after setting the limit value will change the
limit value. The percent of full scale is kept constant. Allowable maximum
values for the upper limit by range and the associated resolution follow.
Range
0.0625
0.250
1.00
4.00
16.00
64.00
256.00
Maximum Value
±0.062011719
±0.248046875
±0.992187500
±3.968750
±15.8750
±63.50
±254.00
Resolution
0.000488281
0.001953125
0.00781250
0.031250
0.1250
0.500
2.0
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: YES. Range changes will change the value. The
percent of full scale of the range will be kept constant. For example, on
the 4 volt range (with a 2V limit) a range change to 16V will set a new limit
of 8V.
Reset (*RST) Condition: +252 Volts
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer:DATA?
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:UPPer:DATA? [MIN | MAX] queries the upper
limit value set for the specified channel.
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] OFF | 0 | ON | 1 enables the
upper limit checking for the specified channel. Use LIMit:UPPer:
DATA <value> to set the actual limit value to be tested against.
Comments
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: YES. Setting the upper state ON will cause
LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] to be set OFF (if it is ON).
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Upper Limit Enable Error: An error will be generated if you have
TRIG:SOURce set to INT1-4 and the internal input is the same as the
channel you are attempting to enable the upper limit testing. For example,
assume TRIG:SOUR INT2 is set.
The trigger level from channel 2 is the trigger event that is the internal trigger
input. CALC:LIMit:UPPer:STATe ON is attempting to use this signal for limit
testing and creates a settings conflict. Either the trigger level can be used as
an internal trigger or the level can be used in limit testing, but not both.
Reset (*RST) Condition: OFF
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]?
CALCulate[<channel>]:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]? queries the upper limit
checking state to see if it is enabled or disabled for the specified channel.
This command returns the voltage level measured and the detection mode.
A returned value of “0” indicates the specified channel is disabled for upper
limit checking. “1” returned indicates the specified channel is enabled and
will detect signals above the specified upper limit.
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CALibration
The CALibration subsystem allows you to calibrate the digitizer.
Subsystem Syntax
CALibration
:DAC:VOLTage <voltage> | MIN | MAX
:DAC:VOLTage? MIN | MAX
:DATA?
:GAIN[<channel>] [<readings> | DEF][,<rate> | DEF][,ON | 1 | OFF | 0]
:SOURce INTernal | EXTernal
:SOURce?
:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:STATe?
:STORe
:VALue <voltage>]
:VALue?
:ZERO[<channel>] [<readings>][,<rate>]
:ZERO[<channel>]:ALL? [<readings>][,<rate>]
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage <voltage> | MIN | MAX is only active if the
CALibration:SOURce is set to INTernal. The voltage specified is output by
the internal DAC to the calibration bus (E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer ONLY).
You can measure this voltage on the top two pins of the External Trigger
Input/Calibration Bus Output Connector (CAL-H and CAL-L). This voltage
is used for calibrating the digitizer’s gain as the CAL:VALue.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
voltage
numeric
±0.061256409 - ±15.00
volts
Maximum Output Levels: Maximum output levels are limited to the levels in
the following table. These are the E1564A DAC voltages recommended for
calibrating each range. The values are approximately 98% of full scale.
Voltage
Range
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Max DC Voltage
(absolute value)
Voltage
Range
Max DC Voltage
(absolute value)
0.0625
0.061256409
16.0000
15.00
0.2500
0.245025635
64.0000
not used
1.0000
0.980102539
256.0000
not used
4.0000
3.920410156
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CALibration DAC Errors: There is no calibration DAC output for the 64 volt
and 256 volt ranges. See the CALibration:GAIN command for more
information about the calibration of these two ranges. An error will occur if
the voltage value specified is greater than that allowed for the present range
setting. You must set the desired range prior to setting the calibration DAC
voltage.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: 0.0 Volts
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage?
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage? MIN | MAX queries the setting of the calibration
DAC (E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer only). The DAC voltage is output to the
calibration bus and accessible at the front panel External Trigger
Input/Calibration Bus Output Connector (CAL-H and CAL-L) only if the
CALibration:SOURce is set to INTernal. The MIN parameter returns the
minimum voltage available from the DAC and MAX returns the maximum
voltage available from the DAC.
CALibration:DATA?
CALibration:DATA? returns the calibration constants currently stored in
non-volatile calibration memory.
CALibration:GAIN
CALibration:GAIN[<channel>] [<readings>|DEF][,<rate>|DEF][,ON|1|OFF|0]
initiates a gain calibration on the channel specified. The ON parameter will
cause the 64V and 256V ranges to be indirectly calibrated from the 16V
range gain calibration. The ON/OFF parameter is ignored except for a gain
calibration of the 16V range.
Parameters
Name
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Type
Range of Values
Default Value
readings
numeric
25 to 4000 | DEFault
none
rate
numeric
1.25E-6 to reference period
* 8,388,607 | DEFault
seconds
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Comments
Steps Before Executing a Gain Calibration: The following steps must be
completed prior to executing a gain calibration:
1 Set the digitizer to the desired range and filter on the channel you
want to calibrate with VOLTage[<channel>]:RANGe <range> and
INPut[<channel>]:FILTer:FREQ <freq> and :FILTer:STATe ON|OFF.
2 Enable calibration with CALibration:STATe ON and specify the
calibration source with CALibration:SOURce.
3 Specify a calibration value for the channel you are calibrating. The
value must be between 85% and 98% of either a positive full scale
reading or negative full scale reading. The ideal calibration value is
98% of positive or negative full scale (see CALibration:DAC:
VOLTage).
4 The calibration voltage must be applied to the input connector if
CALibration:SOURce EXTernal is used. You must enter the external
calibrator voltage value with CAL:VALue when an external calibration
source is used.
5 The E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer automatically applies the DAC
voltage to the internal calibration bus when CALibration:
SOURce INTernal is used. You must measure the DAC voltage at
the Calibration Bus Output Connectors (CAL-L and CAL-H) (for
CAL:SOURce INTernal) and enter that value with CAL:VALue.
Sampling Rate: The number of readings and sampling rate will default to
100 readings and 0.001 second sampling rate, respectively, to provide
averaging over an integral number of either 50 Hz or 60 Hz power line
cycles. This allows calibration to cancel out any noise that is periodic
with the power supply.
64V and 256V Ranges Calibrated Indirectly: The 64V and 256V ranges are
calibrated indirectly when the 16V range is calibrated and the ON (1)
parameter is set. If the OFF (0) parameter is active, only the 16V range is
calibrated and the 64V and 256V ranges retain their old calibration
constants. This boolean ON/OFF parameter is checked and used only when
calibrating the 16V range. It is ignored when calibrating any other range.
Calibrate Lower Ranges First: All lower ranges (0.0625V through 4.0000V)
must be calibrated before calibrating the 16V range and calculating new
calibration constants for the 64V and 256V ranges. The effects of the
attenuators and amplifiers on the gain calibrations for the lower ranges are
extrapolated to derive a gain constant for the 64V range and another for the
256V range.
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Maximum Voltages for Each Range: The absolute maximum voltages for
each range are shown in the next table. The values are approximately 98%
of full scale.
Voltage Range
Max DC Voltage (absolute value)
0.0625
0.061256409
0.2500
0.245025635
1.0000
0.980102539
4.0000
3.920410156
16.0000
15.68164062
64.0000
not used
256.0000
not used
Specifying Parameters: Optional parameters that are left blank are filled
from left to right. Therefore, it is necessary to use the syntax DEFault to
note that a particular parameter is to use the default value.
For example, to specify a sample rate other than the default, you must
declare DEFault for the <readings> parameter or the <rate> parameter
value you intended will be used to fill in the <readings> parameter. The
command for channel 1 would appear as: CAL:GAIN1 DEF,.002. If you are
calibrating the 16V range and you want to recalculate the 64V and 256V
calibration constants, the command is: CAL:GAIN1 DEF,.002,ON.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
CALibration:SOURce
CALibration:SOURce INTernal | EXTernal specifies the calibration source to
be used for any subsequent gain calibrations. “EXTernal” is the default
source and a voltage must be provided from an external source to the
channel being calibrated.
Comments
INTernal Source: The INTernal source is available only on the E1564A
4-Channel Digitizer. CAL:SOURce INTernal outputs the specified DAC
voltage set by CAL:DAC:VOLT <voltage> onto the calibration bus where
it is applied internally to the channels. The INTernal source is also available
on the Calibration Bus Output connector.
Measuring Calibration Voltage: From the Calibration Bus Output connector,
you must measure the voltage with a transfer standard (accurate voltmeter)
and enter the measured value using the CAL:VALue command. The
calibration gain command then sets calibration constants for the value you
input assuming it is the value on the calibration bus.
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Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: EXTernal
CALibration:SOURce?
CALibration:SOURce? queries which calibration source is set. This setting is
shared by all channels. Returns “INT” for INTernal or “EXT” for EXTernal.
CALibration:STATe
CALibration:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0 enables the calibration of the instrument.
Many instrument operations are not allowed when this state is ON and will
result in an error “Illegal while calibrating”. You must set the calibration state
to OFF when calibration is finished.
NOTE
Sending CAL:STAT OFF, without storing any modified cal constants with
the CAL:STORe command, will generate an error. Send the ABORt or
*RST command to abort a calibration without storing cal constants.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: OFF
CALibration:STATe?
CALibration:STATe? queries the present calibration state of the instrument.
A return value of “1” indicates the instrument is enabled and will accept
calibration commands and perform calibrations. A return value of “0”
indicates the instrument is not calibration enabled and attempting to
execute a calibration process command such as CAL:GAIN or CAL:ZERO,
will return the error “Calibration not enabled”.
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CALibration:STORe
CALibration:STORe writes the calibration constants to non-volatile RAM
after calibration has been completed.
NOTE
The FLASH and CAL CONSTANTS switches must be set to the “Write
Enable” positions before calibration constants are stored in RAM.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
CALibration:VALue
CALibration:VALue <voltage> specifies the voltage value actually applied
to the channel for calibration. This value informs the digitizer what voltage is
either being placed on the front panel input connector (CAL:SOURce
EXTernal) or the value being generated by the internal DAC (E1564A
4-Channel Digitizer only) and being output onto the calibration bus.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
voltage
numeric
±0.061256409 - ±15.6800
volts
Source Maximum Voltages: The maximum voltage from an external source
used to calibrate the 16V range is 15.68V or 98% of full scale. The maximum
voltage attainable from the E1564A internal DAC is 15V.
Using the Internal DAC: The internal DAC on the E1564A can be used for the
calibration source when CAL:SOURce INTernal is specified. The output
level of this DAC is specified with CAL:DAC:VOLTage. The actual output
level must be measured with a voltmeter by the person doing the calibration.
That measured value is the value used for the <voltage> parameter of the
CAL:VALue command. The voltage can be measured across pins 5 (high)
and 9 (low) of the Calibration Bus Output (D-subminiature) calibration bus
connector.
Maximum Output Levels: The maximum output levels are limited to the levels
shown in the following table. These are the E1564A DAC voltages
recommended for calibrating each range. The values are approximately
98% of full scale (except for the 16V range which the internal E1564A’s
DAC has a maximum output of ±15V.
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Voltage Range
Max DC Voltage
(absolute value)
0.0625
0.061256409
0.2500
0.245025635
1.0000
0.980102539
4.0000
3.920410156
16.0000
15.00
64.0000
not used
256.0000
not used
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: All channels set to 0.0 volts
CALibration:VALue?
CALibration:VALue? queries the present setting of the calibration voltage.
CALibration:ZERO
CALibration:ZERO[<channel>] [<samples>][,<rate>] initiates an offset
calibration for the current range on the specified channel using an internal
short.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
samples
numeric
25 to 4000 | DEFault
rate
numeric
1.25E-6 to reference period
* 8,388,607 | DEFault
Default Value
none
seconds
Steps Before Executing a Zero Calibration: The following steps must be
completed prior to executing a zero calibration. Errors will result if these
steps are not performed before CAL:ZERO.
1 Set the CAL:STATe ON to allow calibration to occur.
2 Set the digitizer to the desired range and filter on the channel you
want to calibrate with VOLTage[<channel>]:RANGe <range>,
INPut[<channel>]:FILTer:FREQ <freq>, and :FILTer:STATe ON|OFF.
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Using Optional Parameters: Optional parameters that are left blank are filled
from left to right. Therefore, it is necessary to use the syntax DEFault to note
that a particular parameter is to use the default value. For example, to
specify a sample rate other than the default, you must declare DEFault for
the <readings> parameter or the <rate> parameter value you intended will
be used to fill in the <readings> parameter. The command for channel 1
would appear as: CAL:ZERO1 DEF,.002.
Number of Samples and Sample Rate: The number of samples and the
sample rate would normally be set to DEFault values to provide averaging
over an integral number of either 50 Hertz or 60 Hertz power line cycles. This
allows the calibration to cancel out any noise that is periodic with the power
supply. Specifying a value other than DEF for <samples> and/or <rate> will
result in those values being used for the zero offset calibration.
Executable when initiated: No
Coupled Command: No
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
CALibration:ZERO:ALL?
CALibration:ZERO[<channel>]:ALL? [<samples>][,<rate>] initiates a zero
offset calibration for all ranges on the specified channel using an internal
short. The command returns “0” if the calibration was successful or returns
a non-zero value if an error occurred while calibrating one of the ranges.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
samples
numeric
25 to 4000 | DEFault
rate
numeric
1.25E-6 to reference period
* 8,388,607 | DEFault
Default Value
none
seconds
Non-Zero Error Values: A non-zero return value contains the failed ranges
as high bits in the lower word. For example, a return value of
0000000000100001 has a lower word of 00100001 which indicates range 0
(bit 0 = 0.0625V) and range 5 (bit 5 = 64V) failed. The error string in
SYST:ERR? contains information about the failure on the highest range
that failed (range 5, 64V). If an error occurs on any range, calibration
proceeds on to the next range, and the bad range is noted.
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Steps Before Executing a Zero Calibration:
The following steps must be completed prior to executing a zero calibration.
Errors result if these steps are not performed before CAL:ZERO:ALL?.
1 Set CAL:STATe ON to allow calibration to occur.
2 Set the digitizer to the desired filter on the channel you want to
calibrate with INPut[<channel>]:FILTer:FREQ <freq> and
:FILTer:STATe ON|OFF.
Optional Parameters: Optional parameters that are left blank are filled from
left to right. Therefore, it is necessary to use the syntax DEFault to note that
a particular parameter is to use the default value. For example, to specify a
sample rate other than the default, you must declare DEFault for the
<readings> parameter or the <rate> parameter value you intended will be
used to fill in the <readings> parameter. The command for channel 1 would
appear as: CAL:ZERO1 DEF,.002.
Number of Samples and Sample Rate: The number of samples and the
sample rate would normally be set to DEFault values to provide averaging
over an integral number of either 50 Hertz or 60 Hertz power line cycles. This
allows the calibration to cancel out any noise that is periodic with the power
supply. Specifying a value other than DEF for <samples> and/or <rate> will
result in those values being used.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
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DIAGnostic
The DIAGnostic subsystem contains several commands that were
developed to test the instrument at the factory. Some of these commands
may prove useful for isolating problems or for use in special applications.
Subsystem Syntax
DIAGnostic
DAC:GAIN[<channel>] <value>
:DAC:OFFSet[<channel>] <voltage>
:DAC:OFFSet[<channel>]:RAMP <count>
:DAC:SOURce <voltage>
:DAC:SOURce:RAMP <count>
:INTerrupt:LINE 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
:INTerrupt:LINE?
:MEMory:SIZE <size>
:MEMory:SIZE?
:PEEK? <reg_number>
:POKE <reg_number>,<data>
:SHORt[<channel>] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:SHORt[<channel>]?
:STATus?
DIAGnostic:DAC:GAIN
DIAGnostic:DAC:GAIN[<channel>] <value> writes the specified value to the
calibration gain DAC of the specified channel. This command is a factory
diagnostic routine.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
value
numeric
0 to 255
none
Input Signal Required: There must be a signal on the input for this command
to work properly. Any offset value set by DAC:OFFSet <voltage> is used by
the DAC when the DAC:GAIN command is sent. The gain is set on the
specified channel.
DAC Outputs: A positive full scale input combined with a DAC gain value of
255 will result in a +2.5V output from the DAC. A negative full scale input
combined with a DAC gain value of 255 will result in a -2.5V output from the
DAC. A DAC gain value of 0 will result in 0V output in both cases.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
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DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet[<channel>] <voltage> writes the specified voltage
value to the calibration offset DAC of the specified channel when the
DAC:GAIN command is sent. This offset voltage value is not used unless
a DAC:GAIN <value> is sent to the calibration gain DAC. This command is
a factory diagnostic routine.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
voltage
numeric
-2.5 to +2.5
none
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet:RAMP
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet[<channel>]:RAMP <count> outputs to the
specified channel, a ramp of DAC values from 0 to 255 with the DAC code
changing approximately every 100 msec. This command is a factory
diagnostic routine.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
count
numeric
1 to 32767
none
Using the <count> Parameter: The <count> parameter defines the number
of ramps to output. Approximately 37.35 full ramps are output each second.
A count of 2240 will output ramps for approximately 60 seconds.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
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DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce <voltage> outputs the specified voltage from the
internal calibration source DAC onto the calibration pins (CAL -H and CAL-L)
of the front panel Calibration Bus Output connector. This command is a
factory diagnostic routine.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
voltage
numeric
-15.0 to +15.0
none
Input Relay Operation: The channel’s input relay remains open until it is
closed by INPut:STATe ON by a reset of the instrument.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: DAC output is set to 0V
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce:RAMP
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce:RAMP <count> outputs a ramp of DAC values
from 0 to 4095 with the DAC code changing about every 100 msec. This
command is a factory diagnostic routine.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
count
numeric
1 through 255
none
Using the <count> Parameter: The <count> parameter specifies how many
ramps to output. The timing is such that about 2.3257 full ramps are output
each second. A count of 139 will output ramps for just under 60 seconds.
The signal will be output onto the calibration pins (CAL -H and CAL -L) on
the front panel Calibration Bus Output connector.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: DAC output is set to 0V
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DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 sets the interrupt line to be
used. Specifying the “0” parameter disables all interrupts.
NOTE
Comments
The STATus subsystem will not work if interrupts are disabled (STATus:
OPERation and STATus:QUEStionable). Use DIAG:STATus? to disable
interrupts.
Power-On Setting: Power-on default setting is interrupt line “1”.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: Interrupt line setting is unchanged
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE?
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE? queries the interrupt line setting. Returns a
number “0” through “7” to indicate interrupt line 1 through 7. A “0” returned
indicates all interrupts are disabled.
NOTE
The STATus subsystem will not work if interrupts are disabled (STATus:
OPEReration and STATus:QUEStionable). Use DIAG:STATus? to disable
interrupts.
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE <size> sets the memory size value in calibration
memory. Your module comes standard with 4 Mbytes of RAM. You can
replace this with PC SIMM modules of up to 128 Mbytes. See Chapter 1
for the procedure for adding RAM to your module.
NOTE
This command is required and used only when you change the size of RAM
on the module. You then use this command to set the new memory size
value in calibration memory.
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Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
size
numeric
4E6, 8E6, 16E6, 32E6,
64E6 and 128E6
none
Using the <size> Parameter: The <size> parameter will accept a value in
excess of the industry notation value of 4M, 8M, 16M, etc. (e.g., 4E6, 8E6,
16E6, etc.) up to the actual size. See DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE?.
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE?
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE? queries the RAM size value in calibration
memory. The value returned is the actual amount of memory, not the
abbreviated industry notation for memory size, as shown below:
RAM Industry Notation
Actual Size Value
4M
4,194,304
8M
8,388,608
16M
16,777,216
32M
33,554,432
64M
67,108,864
128M
134,217,728
DIAGnostic:PEEK?
DIAGnostic:PEEK? <reg_number> queries the specified register and returns
the contents of the register.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
reg_number
numeric
0 to 31
none
Reading Registers: See Appendix B for register bit definitions. You can read
the following digitizer registers using the register number. For example, to
read the Manufacturers ID register, execute DIAG:PEEK? 0. This returns
-12289 (decimal) or FFFFFCFFF (hexadecimal). The three least-significant
characters (FFF) indicates a Hewlett-Packard A16 register-based module.
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reg_number
0
1
2
3
4**
5**
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Register Description
(base + register offset)
Manufacturer ID Register (base + 0016)
Device Type Register (base + 0216)
Status/Control Register (base + 0416)
Offset Register (base + 0616)
FIFO High Word Register (base + 0816)
FIFO Low Word Register (base + 0A16)
Interrupt Control Register (base + 0C16)
Interrupt Sources Register (base + 0E16)
CVTable Channel 1 Register (base + 1016)
CVTable Channel 2 Register (base + 1216)
CVTable Channel 3 Register (base + 1416)
CVTable Channel 4 Register (base + 1616)
Samples Taken High Word Register (base + 1816)
Samples Taken Low Word Register (base + 1A16)
Calibration Flash ROM Address Register (base + 1C16)
Calibration Flash ROM Data Register (base + 1E16)
Calibration Source Register (base + 2016)
Cache Count Register (base + 2216)
Range, Filter, Connect Chs 1 and 2 Register (base + 2416)
Range, Filter, Connect Chs 3 and 4 Register (base + 2616)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 Register (base + 2816)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register (base + 2A16)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 Register (base + 2C16)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 Register (base + 2E16)
Sample Period High Word Register (base + 3016)
Sample Period Low Word Register (base + 3216)
Pre-Trigger Count High Register (base + 3416)
Pre-Trigger Count Low Register (base + 3616)
Post-Trigger Count High Register (base + 3816)
Post-Trigger Count Low Register (base + 3A16)
Trigger Control/Source Register (base + 3C16)
Sample Control/Source Register (base + 3E16)
* DIAG:PEEK? 4 or DIAG:PEEK? 5 may cause an error if they are read
before data has been taken.
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DIAGnostic:POKE
DIAGnostic:POKE <reg_number>,<data> places the specified value in the
specified register.
Parameters
Name
Comments
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
reg_number
numeric
2-4, 14-16, 18-31
none
data
numeric
-32768 to +32767
(signed integer)
0 to 65535
(unsigned integer)
none
Writing to Registers: See Appendix B for register bit definitions.You can
write to the following digitizer registers using the register number. For
example, to write to the Range, Filter, Connect Channels 1 and 2 register
to set channel 1 and 2 ranges to 64V and set the filters to 100 kHz, execute
DIAG:POKE 18,13621. The binary bit pattern for +13621 is
0011010100110101
reg_number
2
3
6
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Register Description
(base + register offset)
Status/Control Register (base + 0416)
Offset Register (base + 0616)
Interrupt Control Register (base + 0C16)
Calibration Flash ROM Address Register (base + 1C16)
Calibration Flash ROM Data Register (base + 1E16)
Calibration Source Register (base + 2016)
Range, Filter, Connect Chs 1 and 2 Register (base + 2416)
Range, Filter, Connect Chs 3 and 4 Register (base + 2616)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 Register (base + 2816)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register (base + 2A16)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 Register (base + 2C16)
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 Register (base + 2E16)
Sample Period High Word Register (base + 3016)
Sample Period Low Word Register (base + 3216)
Pre-Trigger Count High Register (base + 3416)
Pre-Trigger Count Low Register (base + 3616)
Post-Trigger Count High Register (base + 3816)
Post-Trigger Count Low Register (base + 3A16)
Trigger Control/Source Register (base + 3C16)
Sample Control/Source Register (base + 3E16)
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
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DIAGnostic:SHORt
DIAGnostic:SHORt[<channel>] ON | 1 | OFF | 0 connects an internal short
across the input of the specified channel when the “ON” or “1” parameter is
used. The internal short is enabled by “ON” or “1” and disabled by “OFF” or
“0”.
Comments
Short Remains in Effect Until Disabled: The short remains in effect until a
reset or until it is disabled with DIAG:SHORt[<channel>] OFF.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: Short OFF
DIAGnostic:SHORt?
DIAGnostic:SHORt[<channel>]? queries the specified channel to determine
if the internal short is connected. This command returns “1” if the short is
present or returns “0” if it is not present.
DIAGnostic:STATus?
DIAGnostic:STATus? returns the status of bits in the instrument's interrupt
sources register (offset 08h - see Appendix B). A high value in a bit location
indicates a particular event has occurred. The bit positions and their
meanings are as follows:
Bit
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Event Represented When Bit is High
0
Channel 1 limit was exceeded or channel 1 trigger level was exceeded.
1
Channel 2 limit was exceeded or channel 2 trigger level was exceeded.
2
Channel 3 limit was exceeded or channel 3 trigger level was exceeded.
3
Channel 4 limit was exceeded or channel 4 trigger level was exceeded.
4
An input overload occurred and the input relay opened.
5
The pre-trigger count has been met.
6
The measurement has completed normally, or available memory has
been filled and the measurement was halted.
7
A valid trigger event was received after the pretrigger acquisition (if any)
was completed.
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Comments
Command Returns Status Information: This command returns a
binary-weighted number representing the bit pattern of the register and,
therefore, the status of the above instrument events.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: None
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FORMat
The FORMat command subsystem is used to specify the output format of
the readings from the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers.
Subsystem Syntax
FORMat
[:DATA] ASCii | PACKed | REAL
[:DATA]?
FORMat[:DATA]
FORMat[:DATA] ASCii | PACKed | REAL specifies the output format for
measurement data.
Comments
PACKed Format: PACKed,16 format is signed 16 bits (16-bit integers).
Data are returned as raw data and must be converted to voltage by using
voltage = reading * range/32768 or voltage = reading * resolution (Use
[SENSe:]VOLTage[:DC]:RESolution? to obtain the resolution value).
REAL Format: REAL,64 format returns data as IEEE-754 64-bit real
numbers.
IEEE-488.2 Headers: Both PACKed,16 and REAL,64 formats return data
preceded by the IEEE-488.2 definite length arbitrary block header. The
header is # <num_digits> <num_bytes>, where
• # signifies a block transfer
• <num_digits> is a single digit (1 through 9) which specifies how
many digits (ASCII characters) are in <num_bytes>
• <num_bytes> is the number of data bytes which immediately
follow the <num_bytes> field.
Reset (*RST) Condition: FORMat:DATA ASCii
FORMat[:DATA]?
FORMat[:DATA]? queries the type of output format set for measurement
data. The command returns “ASC,+7”, “PACK,+16”, or “REAL,+64”, where
ASC,+& indicates ASCII data with seven significant digits, ASC,+7
indicates ASCII data with seven significant digits, PACKed,+16 indicates
the format is signed 16 bits, and REAL,+64 indicates data is IEEE-754
64-bit real numbers.
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INITiate
The INITiate subsystem controls the initiation of the trigger system and
prepares the Digitizer to take voltage measurements. Once a trigger is
received from the programmed source (TRIGger:SOURce), measurements
begin on all channels. Normally, all measurement setup (setting
measurement ranges, sample count and trigger sources, etc.) should be
done before this command is sent. Sending this command will cause the
Digitizer to begin the measurement process.
Subsystem Syntax
INITiate
:CONTinuous ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:CONTinuous?
[:IMMediate]
INITiate:CONTinuous
INITiate:CONTinuous ON | 1 | OFF | 0 is used to start or stop a continuous
measurement.
Comments
INITiate Process: The INITiate:CONTinuous process is:
1 The ON (1) setting starts a measurement with an infinite sample
count. After initiation, the Digitizer enters the wait-for-trigger state
and begins taking pretrigger readings until the pretrigger count is met
(if there is a pretrigger count set).
2 All incoming triggers are ignored until the pretrigger count is met.
Pretrigger readings continue until a trigger arrives. The first trigger
received after the pretrigger readings have been acquired is the one
accepted.
3 The incoming trigger advances the Digitizer to the wait-for-sample
state which is where readings are actually taken. The instrument will
continuously sample until one of the following three things occurs:
• The measurement is stopped by the ABORt command.
• The measurement is stopped by executing
INITiate:CONTinuous OFF.
• The instrument’s FIFO memory is filled. This can be prevented
by fetching the data from memory in blocks faster than the sample
rate can fill memory.
Determining Measurement Complete Status: INIT[:IMMediate] and
INIT:CONTinuous return “1” to *OPC? when the instrument begins
measurement, not when measurements complete. To determine when a
non-continuous measurement is complete, use DIAG:STATus? and monitor
bit 6.
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You can also detect when measurements are complete by monitoring the
“measurement complete” bit (bit 9) of the STATus:OPERation:CONDition
register in the STATus system (see the STATus subsystem). *WAI, *OPC
and *OPC? will all be fulfilled immediately after INIT is processed, not when
the measurements are complete.
Comments
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: Idle state
INITiate:CONTinuous?
INITiate:CONTinuous? queries the instrument to determine if the
INITiate:CONTinuous is enabled or disabled.
INITiate[:IMMediate]
INITiate[:IMMediate] initiates the trigger system and prepares a Digitizer to
take voltage measurements.
Comments
Digitizer Operation: After initiation, the Digitizer enters the wait-for-trigger
state and begins taking pretrigger readings until the pretrigger count is met
(if there is a pretrigger count set). All incoming triggers are ignored until the
pretrigger count is met. Pretrigger readings continue until a trigger arrives.
The first trigger received after the pretrigger readings have been acquired is
the one accepted and it advances the digitizer to the wait-for-sample state
which is where readings are actually taken. When the number of readings
specified by TRIGger:COUNt and SAMPle:COUNt have been taken, the
trigger system returns to the idle state and digitizer stops measuring.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: Idle state
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INPut
The INPut command subsystem controls characteristics of the input signal,
including ON/OFF state and low-pass filtering. The command defaults to
channel 1 if you do not specify a channel in the command syntax (e.g.,
INP ON is same as INP1 ON).
Subsystem Syntax
INPut[<channel>]
:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ 1.5E3 | 6E3 | 25E3 | 100E3
(valid for E1564A only)
:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ?
:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]?
[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
[:STATe]?
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ
INPut[<channel>]:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ 1.5E3 | 6E3 | 25E3 | 100E3 sets the
filter frequency for the 4-channel E1564A Digitizer. The filters are 2-pole
Bessel filters and <channel> is 1 through 4.
NOTE
Comments
The 2-channel E1563A Digitizer has a fixed 25 kHz filter. The E1563A will
accept this command but cannot change the filter and will not generate an
error.
Filter is Set to Nearest Value: For the E1564A 4-channel digitizer, the filter
will be set to the nearest value that can be achieved by the value specified
in the command. For example, if you specify 10E3, the filter is set to 6K or
if you specify 20E3, the filter is set to 25K. For the E1563A 2-channel
digitizer, the filter will be 25 kHz regardless of what value you input (see
above note).
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: Filter state OFF
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ?
INPut[<channel>]:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ? queries the present filter frequency
setting on the specified channel.
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INPut:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]
INPut[<channel>]:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0 enables or disables
the low-pass filter on the specified channel.
Comments
Executable Command: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: Filter OFF
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]?
INPut[<channel>]:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]? queries the specified channel to
determine if the low-pass filter is enabled or disabled. A return value of “0”
indicates the filter is OFF and “1” indicates the filter is ON.
INPut[:STATe]
INPut[<channel>][:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0 connects or disconnects the input
signal to the Digitizer’s measurement circuitry.
Comments
OFF State Connections: For the E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer,
INPut<channel>:STATe OFF connects the specified channel to ground.
For the E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer, INPut<channel>:STATe OFF
connects the specified channel to the internal calibration bus (calibration
DAC).
Executable When Intitiated: NO
Coupled Command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: all channels ON (connected)
INPut[:STATe]?
INPut[<channel>][:STATe]? queries the specified channel to determine
if the input signal is connected to, or disconnected from, the Digitizer’s
measurement circuitry. If connected, a “1” is returned. If disconnected,
a “0” is returned.
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OUTPut
The OUTPut command subsystem sets the source of output pulses for the
specified TTL Trigger line (TTLT0-TTLT7) and enables or disables the
output.
Subsystem Syntax
OUTPut
:TTLT<n>:SOURce TRIGger | SAMPle | BOTH
:TTLT<n>:SOURce?
:TTLT<n>[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:TTLT<n>[:STATe]?
OUTput:TTLT<n>:SOURce
OUTPut:TTLT<n>:SOURce TRIG | SAMP | BOTH sets the source of output
pulses for the specified TTL Trigger line. <n> can have the value 0 through
7 (TTLT0 - TTLT7).
Comments
Output Pulses Triggering: The Digitizer allows separate control of the trigger
signal and the sample signal output to the TTL trigger lines. Each can output
to only a single line. However, they can both output onto the same line when
the BOTH parameter is used. When BOTH is used, no other lines can be
enabled. Output pulses will not be sent until the TTL trigger line state is set
to ON.
Resource Conflicts: Resource conflicts will occur if either the trigger or
sample source is already using a TTL line you attempt to enable. The trigger
source will be set to IMMediate if it is the conflict. The sample source will be
set to TIMer if it is the conflict. A “Settings Conflict” error will occur.
Settings Conflict Error: Setting the trigger or sample source to a TTL trigger
line that has its output state ON will result in a “Settings Conflict” error and
the output state will be changed to OFF. The specified trigger line will be
assigned to the sample or trigger source.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: YES
Reset (*RST) Condition: Source is SAMPle for all TTL lines
OUTPut:TTLT<n>:SOURce?
OUTPut:TTLT<n>:SOURce? queries the specified TTL Trigger line (TTLT0-
TTLT7) to identify the source of output pulses. A response of “TRIG”
indicates the source is a trigger event, a response of “SAMP” indicates the
source is a sample event, and a response of “BOTH” indicates the source
is both a trigger event and a sample event.
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OUTPut:TTLT<n>[:STATe]
OUTPut:TTLT<n>[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0 enables or disables the specified
TTL Trigger line for outputting the source set by OUTPut:TTLT<n>:
SOURce. <n> can have the value 0 through 7 (TTLT0 - TTLT7).
Comments
Resource Conflicts: Resource conflicts will occur if either the trigger or
sample source is already using a TTL line you attempt to enable as an
OUTPut line. The OUTPut TTLT line will not be enabled and a “Settings
Conflict” error will occur.
Settings Conflict Error: Setting the trigger or sample source to a TTL trigger
line that has its output state ON will result in a settings conflict error and the
output state will be changed to OFF. The specified trigger line will be
assigned to the sample or trigger source.
Master-Slave Settings: TRIG:MODE MASTer<n> | SLAVe<n> will disable all
other OUTPut:TTLT<n>:STATe settings. The only outputs that will occur are
those defined in the MASTer-SLAVe relationship.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled Command: YES
Reset (*RST) Condition: All lines set to OFF
OUTPut:TTLT<n>[:STATe]?
OUTPut:TTLT<n>[:STATe]? queries the specified TTL Trigger line (TTLT0-
TTLT7) to determine if it is enabled (1) or disabled (0).
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SAMPle
The SAMPle command subsystem sets the number of samples to be taken
for each trigger. It also sets the number of samples to be taken prior to the
trigger and the source of the sample signal and its slope. When the sample
source is TIMer, you can set the sample interval.
Subsystem Syntax
SAMPle
:COUNt <count> | MIN | MAX
:COUNt? [MIN | MAX]
[:IMMediate]
:PRETrigger:COUNt <count> | MIN | MAX
:PRETrigger:COUNt? [MIN | MAX]
:SLOPe POS | 1 | NEG | 0
:SLOPe?
:SOURce HOLD | TIMer | TTLT0-7 | EXT
:SOURce?
:TIMer <interval> | MIN | MAX
:TIMer? [MIN | MAX]
SAMPle:COUNt
SAMPle:COUNt <count> | MIN | MAX sets the number of total samples which
includes the pre-trigger and post-trigger samples. The number of samples
set is common to all channels. You cannot have two or more channels with
different sample settings.
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Comments
Maximum Samples: The total number of readings is limited to at most
16,777,215 for the 4-channel E1564A Digitizer and 33,554,431 for the
2-channel E1563A Digitizer, depending on the amount of memory on the
card. The following describes the limits with the different memory options.
If a number greater than the maximum is set, the digitizer goes to continuous
mode and SAMPle:COUNt? returns 0. If no readings are pulled out while
running, the digitizer will stop at MAX -1 + 250 (MAX for FIFO and CACHE).
Memory Size
E1563A (2-channel)
Maximum Samples
4 MBytes
8 MBytes
16 MBytes
32 MBytes
64 MBytes
128 MBytes
1,048,575
2,096,151
4,194,303
8,388,607
16,777,215
33,554,431
E1564A (4-channel)
Maximum Samples
524,287
1,048,575
2,097,151
4,194,303
8,388,607
16,777,215
Pre-Trigger Sample Required: One pre-trigger sample is required to get the
above maximums. The maximum is one less if pre-trigger count is zero.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: All channels set to 1 sample
SAMPle:COUNt?
SAMPle:COUNt? [MIN | MAX] returns the number of samples each channel
will make. The number of samples returned is common to all channels.
SAMPle[:IMMediate]
SAMPle[:IMMediate] is generally used only when the sample source is HOLD
to take a single reading when the digitizer is in the wait-for-sample state.
SAMPLe:PRETrigger:COUNt
SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt <count> | MIN | MAX sets the number of
pretriggers (number of readings that will occur before the trigger event
occurs). The count is common to all channels.
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Comments
Using the <count> Parameter: <count> must be a positive number and not
greater than the sample count -1. This count specifies the portion of the total
SAMPle:COUNt that will be sampled prior to the trigger. A trigger is ignored
if it occurs before the pretrigger count is met.
Sampling Operation: If the specified number of pretrigger samples (<count>)
have been taken and a trigger has not yet occurred, the digitizer continues
to sample the input signal. The digitizer retains the most recent pretrigger
samples specified by the number “<count>” when the trigger does occur.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: 0 pretriggers
SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt?
SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt? [MIN | MAX] returns the number of pretrigger
samples each channel will make prior to each trigger. The number of
pretriggers returned is common to all channels.
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SAMPle:SLOPe
SAMPle:SLOPe POS | 1 | NEG | 0 sets the slope of the sample signal (the
active edge, rising or falling, of the sample signal). The slope setting
is common to all channels.
Comments
Sample Source Must be EXTernal: This command is effective only when the
sample source is EXTernal. The slope is set but will be ignored if the sample
source is a source other than EXTernal.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: POSitive (1)
SAMPle:SLOPe?
SAMPle:SLOPe? queries the present setting of the slope of the sample
signal. The sample slope is effective only when the sample source is
EXTernal.
SAMPle:SOURce
SAMPle:SOURce HOLD | TIMer | TTLT0-7 | EXT sets the source of the sample
signal which causes a measurement to be made. The sample source is
common to all channels. TIMer uses the internal time base. The EXTernal
input is the TTL “Sample” input pin on the front panel External Trigger Input
(D-subminiature) connector (left pin column, bottom pin).
E1563A
E1564A
(“Sample” input - bottom left pin)
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Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Point of Source
Default
HOLD
discrete
SAMPle[:IMMediate]
none
TIMer
discrete
Uses specified SAMPle:TIMer
<interval> as sample rate
none
TTLT0-7
discrete
VXIbus TTL trigger lines
none
EXTernal
discrete
“Sample” pin on D-sub connector
none
Sample Slopes and Periods: A rising or falling edge for the sample slope
can be specified if the source is set to EXTernal (see SAMPle:SLOPe). A
sampling period can be specified if the sample source is set to TIMer (see
SAMPle:TIMer).
Slave Mode: TRIG:MODE SLAVe<n> forces the sample source to be the
appropriate TTL trigger line. Attempts to change the sample source while
TRIG:MODE is SLAVe<n> will result in a settings conflict error message.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: YES. TRIG:MODE SLAVe<n> forces a specified TTL
trigger line to the sample source. A settings conflict occurs if you attempt
to change this dedicated line with SAMPle:SOURce. TTL sources may
conflict with the output subsystem. Specifying a TTL source will force the
output to be disabled. See the OUTPut subsystem.
Reset (*RST) condition: TIMer source with 0.0000013 second sampling
interval per reading.
SAMPle:SOURce?
SAMPle:SOURce? queries the present source setting for the sample signal.
The returned string is HOLD, TIMer, TTLT0-7 or EXT.
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SAMPle:TIMer
SAMPle:TIMer <interval> | MIN | MAX sets the time interval for each sample
event when the sample source is TIMer. Measurements are made on the
input signal at this rate. This interval is common to all channels for sample
source TIMer.
Parameters
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
interval
numeric
1.25E-6 to 0.8 (in multiples
of the reference oscillator
period*. Default TIMer
period is 1.3E-6 seconds)
1.3E-6 seconds
* See SENSe:ROSC:EXT:FREQ <freq>
Comments
Using the Sample Interval: The sample interval specified by the period
parameter must be a multiple of the reference oscillator period. The
specified time, if not a correct multiple of the reference oscillator period,
will be rounded to the nearest value that can be attained. SAMPle:
SOURce INTernal, if not a correct multiple of 1E-7, will be rounded to the
nearest value that can be attained by the internal clock.
NOTE
The maximum sample rate with the internal 10 MHz reference oscillator is
1/1.3 psec = 769.23 KSa/sec, since the 10 MHz clock resolution is 0.1 psec
and an integer number of clock tics that gives ³1.25 psec must be used.
An external reference oscillator with a frequency that is a multiple of 800
MHz must be used to obtain the 800 KSa/sec maximum sample rate.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: YES. The value is changed to the nearest possible
value if an external reference is specified.
Reset (*RST) condition: 0.0000013 (1.3 msec)
SAMPle:TIMer?
SAMPle:TIMer? [MIN | MAX] queries the sample interval when the sample
source is TIMer.
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[SENSe:]
The SENSe command subsystem is used to change low-level parameters
such as voltage range, sweep and sweep offset points and to set the
reference oscillator source and frequency. It is also used to obtain
measurement data from the module.
Subsystem Syntax
[SENSe:]
DATA? <rdgs_per_channel>[,channel_list]
DATA:ALL? <rdgs_per_channel>
DATA:COUNt?
DATA:CVTable? [channel_list]
ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency <freq>l
ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency?
ROSCillator:SOURce INTernal | EXTernal
ROSCillator:SOURce?
SWEep:OFFSet:POINts <neg_value> | MIN | MAX
SWEep:OFFSet:POINts? MIN | MAX
SWEep:POINts <neg_value> | MIN | MAX
SWEep:POINts? MIN | MAX
VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe <range> | MIN | MAX
VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe?
VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RESolution?
[SENSe:]DATA?
[SENSe:]DATA? <rdgs_per_channel>[,channel_list] returns voltage formatted
data from all channels (default) or only from the specified channel list.
<channel_list> has the form (@1) or (@2), (@1,2), (@1:4) or (@1,2,3,4).
For specific channels, but not all, the format is (@1,3,4).
Parameters
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Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
rdgs_per_
channel
numeric
1 to MAX samples
depends on size of RAM
on module
(see SAMPle:COUNt)
none
channel_list
numeric
1-2 (E1563A)
1-4 (E1564A)
N/A
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Comments
NOTE
Readings Returned in Interleaved Configuration: The readings are returned in
an array in an interleaved configuration. That is, the array contains the first
reading from each specified channel followed by the second reading from
each specified channel. The readings are in channel number order starting
with the lowest to highest specified channel in the channel list. For example,
the channel list (@2,1) returns channel 1 readings followed by channel 2
readings and returns the same as channel list (@1,2).
Measurement data on channels not in the specified channel list are
discarded by this command and is not recoverable. This command can
read the data from a measurement only once. It is a destructive read and
the data cannot be retrieved a second time.
Number of Readings Returned: The number of readings this command will
return for each channel is determined by the number of samples set by
SAMPle:COUNt. The total number of readings returned is the number of
samples times the number of specified channels. If a measurement is
aborted with the ABORt command, there may be less readings available
than indicated by (samples x channels). For ABORted measurements,
use DATA:COUNt? to determine how many readings are available.
Overloads and Deadlocks: A full scale reading may actually be an overload.
A deadlock can occur when trigger events are set to BUS or HOLD because
a software trigger could not break in after this command is sent.
PACKed Data Format: Data are returned as raw data (16-bit integers) when
the data format is set to PACKed (see FORMat[:DATA] PACKed). To
convert the raw readings to voltages, use voltage = reading * range/32768
or use voltage = reading * resolution (use [SENSe:]VOLTage[:DC]:
RESolution? to obtain the resolution value).
REAL Data Format: Data are returned as real numbers when the data format
is set to REAL (see FORMat[:DATA] REAL). The data is returned in voltage
units and no scaling conversion is required as with the PACKed format.
Readings are in an interleaved configuration.
IEEE-488.2 Headers: Both PACKed and REAL formats return data preceded
by the IEEE-488.2 definite length arbitrary block header. The header is #
<num_digits> <num_bytes>, where
• # signifies a block transfer
• <num_digits> is a single digit (1 through 9) which specifies how
many digits (ASCII characters) are in <num_bytes>
• <num_bytes> is the number of data bytes which immediately
follow the <num_bytes> field.
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: none
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[SENSe:]DATA:ALL?
[SENSe:]DATA:ALL? <rdgs_per_channel> returns voltage formatted data
from each active channel.
Parameters
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
rdgs_per_
channel
numeric
1 to 32M* (E1563A)
1 to 16M* (E1564A)
none
*(memory size in bytes)/(nbr of channels * 2) = 128M/4 or 128M/8 (MAX)
Comments
NOTE
Readings Returned: The readings are returned in an array in an interleaved
configuration. That is, the array contains the first reading from channel 1,
channel 2, etc. This is followed by the second reading from channel 1,
channel 2, etc.
This command can read the data from a measurement only once.
It is a destructive read and the data cannot be retrieved a second time.
Number of Readings Returned: The number of readings this command will
return for each channel is determined by the number of samples set by
SAMPle:COUNt. The total number of readings returned is the number of
samples times the number of channels. If a measurement is aborted with
ABORt, there may be less readings available than indicated by (samples x
channels). For ABORted measurements, use DATA:COUNt? to determine
how many readings are available.
Overloads and Deadlocks: A full scale reading may actually be an overload.
A deadlock can occur when trigger events are set to BUS or HOLD because
a software trigger could not break in after this command is sent.
PACKed Format Data: Data are returned as raw data (16-bit integers) when
the data format is set to PACKed (see the FORMat[:DATA] PACKed
command). To convert the raw readings to voltages, use voltage = reading
* range/32768 or voltage = reading * resolution (use [SENSe:]VOLTage
[:DC]:RESolution? to obtain the resolution value).
REAL Format Data: Data are returned as real numbers when the data format
is set to REAL (see FORMat[:DATA] REAL). The data are returned in
voltage units and no scaling conversion is required as with the PACKed
format. Readings are in an interleaved configuration.
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IEEE-488.2 Headers: Both PACKed and REAL formats return data preceded
by the IEEE-488.2 definite length arbitrary block header. The header is #
<num_digits> <num_bytes>, where
• # signifies a block transfer
• <num_digits> is a single digit (1 through 9) which specifies how
many digits (ASCII characters) are in <num_bytes>
• <num_bytes> is the number of data bytes which immediately
follow the <num_bytes> field
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: none
[SENSe:]DATA:COUNt?
[SENSe:]DATA:COUNt? returns the number of readings available to be read
by the DATA? command per channel. This is useful for determining
the amount of data taken in an aborted measurement. The data count from
a completed measurement is equal to the sample count set by
SAMPle:COUNt.
[SENSe:]DATA:CVTable?
[SENSe:]DATA:CVTable? (@channel_list) returns the most recent reading
taken from each specified channel. The last reading (Current Value) from
each channel is returned in channel number order starting with the first
one in the list.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
channel_list
numeric
1-2 (E1563A)
1-4 (E1564A)
N/A
Addressing Channels: channel_list has the form (@1) or (@2), (@1,2),
(@1:4) or (@1,2,3,4). For specific channels, but not all, the format is
(@1,3,4). If you do not specify channels in ascending order, such as
(@2,1) or (@3,4,2), they are rearranged as 1,2 or 2,3,4 respectively.
PACKed Format Data: Data are returned as raw data (16-bit integers) when
the data format is set to PACKed (see the FORMat[:DATA] PACKed
command). To convert the raw readings to voltages, use voltage = reading
* range/32768 or voltage = reading * resolution (use [SENSe:]VOLTage
[:DC]:RESolution? to obtain the resolution value).
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REAL Format Data: Data are returned as real numbers when the data format
is set to REAL (see FORMat[:DATA] REAL). The data are returned in
voltage units and no scaling conversion is required as with the PACKed
format. Readings are in an interleaved configuration.
IEEE-488.2 Headers: Both PACKed and REAL formats return data preceded
by the IEEE-488.2 definite length arbitrary block header. The header is #
<num_digits> <num_bytes>, where
• # signifies a block transfer
• <num_digits> is a single digit (1 through 9) which specifies how
many digits (ASCII characters) are in <num_bytes>
• <num_bytes> is the number of data bytes which immediately
follow the <num_bytes> field
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency <freq> specifies the externally
supplied timebase frequency. This command is not required unless
ROSCillator:SOURce is EXTernal. The default timebase is the INTernal
timebase.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
freq
numeric
9.9E3 Hz to 30E6 Hz
N/A
Sample Periods: The frequency parameter value is used to calculate sample
periods when the sample source is set to TIMer. The sample period must be
at least 1.250E-6 seconds (800 kHz), and must be an integral multiple of the
timebase period 1.0E-7 seconds when the timebase source is INTernal).
Period values will be rounded to the nearest period the instrument can
obtain.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) Condition: frequency = 10.0 MHz
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency?
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency? queries the external frequency.
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[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURCe
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURce INTernal | EXTernal specifies the timebase
source. The default timebase is the INTernal timebase which uses the VXI
CLK10, 10 MHz reference. The EXTernal input is the TTL “Time Base” input
pin on the front panel External Trigger Input (D-subminiature connector)
(right pin column, bottom pin).
E1563A
E1564A
(Time Base” input - bottom right pin)
NOTE
The EXTernal source requires you also send ROSC:EXT:FREQ <freq>
to specify the frequency of the external timebase.
Comments
Timebase Reference: The timebase reference set by SAMPle:TIMer
<interval> is used when the sample source is TIMer (SAMPle:SOURce
TIMer).
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: YES. The SAMPle:TIMer <interval> is set to a period
or interval nearest the old value when source is changed from EXTernal to
INTernal or vice-versa.
Reset (*RST) Condition: INTernal source, freq = 10.0 MHz
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURce?
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURce? queries to determine the timebase source.
Returns either INTernal or EXTernal.
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[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts <count> | MIN | MAX sets the number of
sweep offset points. <count> must be a negative number.
Comments
This command is the same as SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt, except the sign
on <count> is negative here, whereas it is positive for pretrigger count and
is included for SCPI compatibility.
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts?
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts? [MIN | MAX] returns the sweep offset
points.
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts <count> | MIN | MAX sets the number of sweep
points. The number of points set is common to all channels. You cannot
have two different channels with different a sweep point count.
Parameters
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
<count>
numeric
1 to 32M* (E1563A)
1 to 16M* (E1564A)
N/A
*(memory size in bytes)/number of channels * 2) = 128M/4 or 128M/8 (MAX)
Comments
This command is the same as SAMPle:COUNt and is included for SCPI
compatibility.
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts?
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts? [MIN | MAX] returns the sweep points.
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[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe <range> changes the range
on the specified channel. There are seven different ranges. If the range
specified falls between two of the instrument’s ranges, the range is
set to the next higher range setting. The command defaults to channel 1 if
no channel is specified.
Comments
Comments
Crossover Points: Crossover points for range changes are:
Voltage Range
Resolution
0.0625
0.2500
1.0000
4.0000
16.0000
64.0000
256.0000
.000007629
.000030518
.000122070
.000488281
.007812500
.007812500
.03125
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: YES: TRIGger:LEVel may be affected if one of the
levels is the trigger event on the channel that had the range change.
The level set for CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer (and :UPPer) will be modified to
be the same percent of full range. This will generate a different voltage
value for the limit level.
Reset (*RST) Condition: Range is set to 256 for all channels
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe?
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe? queries the specified channel
for its present range setting. The command defaults to channel 1 if no
channel is specified.
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RESolution?
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RESolution? queries the specified
channel for its present resolution setting. Resolution versus range setting
is shown in the VOLTage[:DC]:RANGe command. The command defaults
to channel 1 if no channel is specified.
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STATus
The STATus subsystem reports the bit values of the Operation Data/Signal
Register and Questionable Data/Signal Register. It also allows you to
unmask the bits you want reported from the Standard Event Register and
to read the summary bits from the Status Byte Register.
The Operation Data/Signal Register and Questionable Data/Signal Register
groups consist of a condition register, an event register and an enable
register. STATus:OPERation and STATus:QUEStionable control and
query these registers.
Subsystem Syntax
Status System
Registers
QUEStionable Status
Register
STATus
:OPERation:CONDition?
:OPERation:ENABle <unmask>
:OPERation:ENABle?
:OPERation[:EVENt]?
:PRESet
:QUEStionable:CONDition?
:QUEStionable:ENABle <unmask>
:QUEStionable:ENABle?
:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
The STATus system contains seven registers, four of which are under IEEE
488.2 control: the Standard Event Status Register (*ESR?), the Standard
Event Enable Register (*ESE and *ESE?), the Status Byte Register (*STB?)
and the Service Request Enable Register (*SRE and *SRE?).
The QUEStionable Status register indicates failures as described in the
following table. Limit failures occur at the sample rate so the condition
register bits change rapidly and cannot be read until the measurement
completes. You should read the EVENt register which latches the
CONDition register once a measurement cycle to see if a limit failure
occurred. You will then need to determine which reading failed by printing
the reading number and the measurement value.
Bit #
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0
VOLTage overload
8
CALibration failure
9
Channel 1 limit failure
10
Channel 2 limit failure
11
Channel 3 limit failure
12
Channel 4 limit failure
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OPERation Status
Register
The OPERation Status register indicates operational status as follows:
Bit #
Status Byte Register
NOTE
Standard Event Status
Register
Description
0
CAL:STATe ON
(calibration in progress)
5
waiting for trigger
8
pretrigger count is met
9
measurement complete
The OPR Operational Status bit, RQS Request for Service bit, ESB
Standard Event Status Summary bit, MAV Message Available Summary
bit and QUE QUEStionable Status Summary bit in the Status Byte Register
(bits 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3 respectively) can be queried with *STB?, but will be
executed when previous commands are finished.
Using Agilent VISA, you can query the value of the status byte without
going through the digitizer’s command parser by using the viReadSTB
function call. The OPR bit is the summary bit for the OPERation Status
Register. The QUE bit is the summary bit for the QUEStionable Status
Register.
Use *ESE? to query the "unmask" value for the Standard Event Status
Register (bits you want logically ORed into the summary bit). Query using
decimal-weighted bit values.
STATus:OPERation:CONDition?
STATus:OPERation:CONDition? returns a decimal-weighted number
representing the bits set in the OPERation Status Condition Register.
STATus:OPERation:ENABle
STATus:OPERation:ENABle <unmask> enables (unmasks) bits in the
OPERration Status Enable Register to be reported to the summary bit
(setting Status Byte Register bit 7 true). The event register bits are not
reported in the Status Byte Register unless specifically enabled.
STATus:OPERation:ENABle?
STATus:OPERation:ENABle? returns a decimal-weighted number
representing the bits enabled in the OPERation Status Enable Register
signifying which bit(s) will set OPR (bit 7) in the Status Byte Register.
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STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]?
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]? returns a decimal-weighted number
representing the bits set in the OPERation Status Event Register. This
command clears all bits in the Event Register when executed.
STATus:PRESet
STATus:PRESet affects only the OPERation Status Enable Register and
the QUEStionable Status Enable Register by setting all Enable Register bits
to 0. It does not affect the Status Byte Register or the Standard Event Status
Register. STATus:PRESet does not clear any of the Event Registers.
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition?
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition? returns a decimal-weighted number
representing the bits set in the QUEStionable Status Condition Register.
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle <unmask> enables (unmasks) bits in the
QUEStionable Status Enable Register to be reported to the summary bit
(setting Status Byte Register bit 3 true). The Event Register bits are not
reported in the Status Byte Register unless specifically enabled.
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle?
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle? returns a decimal-weighted number
representing the bits enabled in the QUEStionable Status Enable Register
signifying which bits will set QUE (bit 3) in the Status Byte Register.
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]? returns a decimal-weighted number
representing the bits set in the QUEStionable Status Event Register.
This command clears all bits in the Event Register when executed.
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SYSTem
The SYSTem command subsystem returns error numbers and their
associated messages from the error queue. You can also query the SCPI
version for this instrument.
Subsystem Syntax
SYSTem
:ERRor?
:VERSion?
SYSTem:ERRor?
SYSTem:ERRor? returns the error numbers and corresponding error
messages in the error queue. See Appendix C for a listing of the error
numbers, messages and descriptions.
Comments
Error Queue Operation: When an error is generated by the digitizer, it stores
an error number and corresponding message in the error queue. One error
is removed from the error queue each time SYSTem:ERRor? is executed.
FIFO Error Clearing: The errors are cleared in a first-in, first-out order. If
several errors are waiting in the queue, each SYSTem:ERRor? query
returns the oldest (not the most recent) error. That error is then removed
from the queue. When the error queue is empty, subsequent SYSTem:
ERRor? queries return +0,"No error". To clear all errors from the queue,
execute *CLS.
Error Queue Capacity: The error queue has a maximum capacity of 20 errors.
If the queue overflows, the last error is replaced with -350,"Too many
errors". No additional errors are accepted by the queue until space
becomes available.
SYSTem:VERSion?
SYSTem:VERSion? returns the SCPI version number to which this
instrument complies. The information returned is in the format "YYYY.R"
where "YYYY" is the year and "R" is the revision number within that year.
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TEST
The TEST command subsystem allows you to run a self-test and returns
information about self-test errors and results from the *TST? command.
Subsystem Syntax
TEST
:ERRor? <test_number>
:NUMBer? <test_number>,<cycles>
:TST[:RESults]?
TEST:ERRor?
TEST:ERRor? <test_number> returns a binary coded decimal (BCD) number
and a string giving details about the error associated with the test number
returned by the *TST? command or the array of errors returned by the
TEST:TST[:RESults]? command. The string returns parameters of the test
such as span, min, max and standard deviation.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
test_number
numeric
1 through 94
None
The *TST? command returns only the first test that failed. Use the
TEST:TST[:RESults]? command for a complete list of all failures resulting
from a *TST? command. The response may indicate, in detail, what caused
the self-test error. See Appendix C for information on self-test errors.
TEST:NUMBer?
TEST:NUMBer? <test_number>,<cycles> allows you to cycle through a
self-test a specified number of times instead of running the entire suite of
self-tests as is performed with the *TST? command. This command returns
the number of times the specified test failed out of the specified number of
times the test was cycled. For example, send TEST:NUMB? 2,5 to cycle
through test number “2” five times. A “5” is returned if all five test cycles fail.
Parameters
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Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
test_number
numeric
1 through 94
None
cycles
numeric
1 through 32767
None
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Comments
Test Descriptions: This table summarizes the available self-tests for the
digitizers.
test_number
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Description
1
General register read/write test
2
Cal constant/flash ROM read test
3
Channel 1: 62 mV range filter OFF, offset noise test
4
Channel 2: 62 mV range filter OFF, offset noise test
5*
Channel 3: 62 mV range filter OFF, offset noise test
6*
Channel 4: 62 mV range filter OFF, offset noise test
7
Channel 1: 62 mV range filter ON, offset noise test
8
Channel 2: 62 mV range filter ON, offset noise test
9*
Channel 3: 62 mV range filter ON, offset noise test
10*
Channel 4: 62 mV range filter ON, offset noise test
11
Channel 1: 0.25V range filter OFF, offset noise test
12
Channel 2: 0.25V range filter OFF, offset noise test
13*
Channel 3: 0.25V range filter OFF, offset noise test
14*
Channel 4: 0.25V range filter OFF, offset noise test
15
Channel 1: 0.25V range filter ON, offset noise test
16
Channel 2: 0.25V range filter ON, offset noise test
17*
Channel 3: 0.25V range filter ON, offset noise test
18*
Channel 4: 0.25V range filter ON, offset noise test
19
Channel 1: 1V range filter OFF, offset noise test
20
Channel 2: 1V range filter OFF, offset noise test
21*
Channel 3: 1V range filter OFF, offset noise test
22*
Channel 4: 1V range filter OFF, offset noise test
23
Channel 1: 1V range filter ON, offset noise test
24
Channel 2: 1V range filter ON, offset noise test
25*
Channel 3: 1V range filter ON, offset noise test
26*
Channel 4: 1V range filter ON, offset noise test
27
Channel 1: 4V range filter OFF, offset noise test
28
Channel 2: 4V range filter OFF, offset noise test
29*
Channel 3: 4V range filter OFF, offset noise test
30*
Channel 4: 4V range filter OFF, offset noise test
31
Channel 1: 4V range filter ON, offset noise test
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test_number
Description
32
Channel 2: 4V range filter ON, offset noise test
33*
Channel 3: 4V range filter ON, offset noise test
34*
Channel 4: 4V range filter ON, offset noise test
35
Channel 1: 16V range filter OFF, offset noise test
36
Channel 2: 16V range filter OFF, offset noise test
37*
Channel 3: 16V range filter OFF, offset noise test
38*
Channel 4: 16V range filter OFF, offset noise test
39
Channel 1: 16V range filter ON, offset noise test
40
Channel 2: 16V range filter ON, offset noise test
41*
Channel 3: 16V range filter ON, offset noise test
42*
Channel 4: 16V range filter ON, offset noise test
43
Channel 1: 64V range filter OFF, offset noise test
44
Channel 2: 64V range filter OFF, offset noise test
45*
Channel 3: 64V range filter OFF, offset noise test
46*
Channel 4: 64V range filter OFF, offset noise test
47
Channel 1: 64V range filter ON, offset noise test
48
Channel 2: 64V range filter ON, offset noise test
49*
Channel 3: 64V range filter ON, offset noise test
50*
Channel 4: 64V range filter ON, offset noise test
51
Channel 1: 256V range filter OFF, offset noise test
52
Channel 2: 256V range filter OFF, offset noise test
53*
Channel 3: 256V range filter OFF, offset noise test
54*
Channel 4: 256V range filter OFF, offset noise test
55
Channel 1: 256V range filter ON, offset noise test
56
Channel 2: 256V range filter ON, offset noise test
57*
Channel 3: 256V range filter ON, offset noise test
58*
Channel 4: 256V range filter ON, offset noise test
59*
Channel 1: Offset DAC test
60*
Channel 2: Offset DAC test
61*
Channel 3: Offset DAC test
62*
Channel 4: Offset DAC test
63*
Channel 1: Gain DAC test
64*
Channel 2: Gain DAC test
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test_number
Description
65*
Channel 3: Gain DAC test
66*
Channel 4: Gain DAC test
67*
Channel 1: 62 mV uncalibrated gain
68*
Channel 2: 62 mV uncalibrated gain
69*
Channel 3: 62 mV uncalibrated gain
70*
Channel 4: 62 mV uncalibrated gain
71*
Channel 1: 0.25V uncalibrated gain
72*
Channel 2: 0.25V uncalibrated gain
73*
Channel 3: 0.25V uncalibrated gain
74*
Channel 4: 0.25V uncalibrated gain
75*
Channel 1: 1V uncalibrated gain
76*
Channel 2: 1V uncalibrated gain
77*
Channel 3: 1V uncalibrated gain
78*
Channel 4: 1V uncalibrated gain
79*
Channel 1: 4V uncalibrated gain
80*
Channel 2: 4V uncalibrated gain
81*
Channel 3: 4V uncalibrated gain
82*
Channel 4: 4V uncalibrated gain
83*
Channel 1: 16V uncalibrated gain
84*
Channel 2: 16V uncalibrated gain
85*
Channel 3: 16V uncalibrated gain
86*
Channel 4: 16V uncalibrated gain
87*
Channel 1: 64V uncalibrated gain
88*
Channel 2: 64V uncalibrated gain
89*
Channel 3: 64V uncalibrated gain
90*
Channel 4: 64V uncalibrated gain
91*
Channel 1: 256V uncalibrated gain
92*
Channel 2: 256V uncalibrated gain
93*
Channel 3: 256V uncalibrated gain
94*
Channel 4: 256V uncalibrated gain
*Test requires an E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer
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Self-Test Error Definitions: A failed self-test will return a number other than
zero. The binary value of that number defines the failure mode. More than
one failure mode may result from one self-test. The failure modes are
defined in the following sections for each type of self-test. Bits and their
weighting are:
bit #
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
weight
128
64
32
16
8
4
2
1
Offset Noise Test (self-test numbers 3 - 58)
BCD weight
Failure mode
1
Span is zero
2
Span is too large
4
Mean is too low
8
Mean is too high
16
Standard deviation is too large
Offset DAC Test (self-test numbers 59-62) (E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer)
BCD weight
Failure mode
1
DAC measurement is noisy
2
Measured data span is too small
4
Lower end point to upper end point span is too small
8
Lower end point to upper end point span is too large
16
Offset DAC span does not include 0
32
Bit weight is out of limits; the offending bit is in B15-B8.
Gain DAC Test (self-test numbers 63-66) (E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer)
BCD weight
Failure mode
1
DAC measurement is noisy
2
Measured data span is too small
4
Lower end point to upper end point span is too small
8
Lower end point to upper end point span is too large
16
Gain DAC span does not include 0
32
Bit weight is out of limits; the offending bit is in B15-B8.
64
Gain DAC nominal setting is out of limits.
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BCD weight
Failure mode
1
The max-to-min span is 0.0.
2
Gain span is too large.
4
Gain mean is too low.
8
Gain mean is too high.
16
Gain standard deviation is too large.
32
Gain is out of limits.
TEST:TST[:RESults]?
TEST:TST[:RESults]? returns an array of integers that result from the
self-test command *TST?. A response of “0” indicates there is no error.
Use TEST:ERR? <test_number> to retrieve details about the failed test
number(s) returned by TEST:TST:RESults?.
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TRIGger
The TRIGger command subsystem controls the behavior of the trigger
system.
Subsystem Syntax
TRIGger
[:IMMediate]
:LEVel <channel> <level> | MIN | MAX
:LEVel <channel>?
:MODE NORMal | MASTer0,2,4,6 | SLAVe0,2,4,6
:MODE?
:SLOPe[<n>] POS | 1 | NEG | 0
:SLOPe[<n>]?
:SOURce[<n>] OFF | BUS | EXT | HOLD | IMMediate |
INTernal1-4 | TTLT0-7
:SOURce[<n>]?
TRIGger[:IMMediate]
TRIGger[:IMMediate] causes the instrument to transition to the
wait-for-sample state immediately, regardless of the trigger source selected.
Comments
Instrument Must be Initiated: The instrument must be initiated (INITiate
command) and be in the wait-for-trigger state when TRIG:IMM is executed.
A “Trigger ignored” error will be generated if the instrument has not been
initiated prior to this command or if it is not in the wait-for-trigger state.
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: None
TRIGger:LEVel
TRIGger:LEVel<channel> <voltage> | MIN | MAX sets the level on the
specified channel that can be used for internally triggering the instrument.
This command is valid only for TRIGger:SOURce INTernal1-4.
Parameters
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Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
voltage
numeric
see Comments
volts
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Comments
Changing Ranges: The present range setting will determine the maximum
and minimum values that can be entered without error. Changing range will
keep the level at the same percentage of the new range. For example, if
level is set to 2.0 on the 4V range, the level is set to 8.0 if you change to the
16V range (50% of full range).
Setting Levels: Changing ranges will change an existing level to the same
percent of full scale on the new range. For example, if an 8.0 level is set
on the 16V range and the range is then changed to the 4V range, the level
attempts to change to 2.0V (still 50%). However, for this range, this action
causes an error message to be generated and the new level is set to the
maximum or minimum the new range will support.
Trigger Slopes: TRIG:SLOPe specifies the direction of signal movement
through which the level will trigger the digitizer. TRIG:SLOPe POSitive
causes a trigger when the signal passes through the level and rises above
the specified level. TRIG:SLOPe NEGative causes a trigger when the signal
passes through the level and falls below the specified level.
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: YES. Range setting
Reset (*RST) condition: 0.00 on all channels
TRIGger:LEVel?
TRIGger:LEVel<channel>? queries the value of the trigger level set on the
specified channel.
TRIGger:MODE
TRIGger:MODE NORMal | MASTer<n> | SLAVe<n> sets the trigger mode.
Master and Slave parameters set the modules for use in connecting more
than one module together for simultaneous measurements from the same
trigger and sample.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
<n>
numeric
0, 2, 4, 6
none
Master and Slave Operation: NORMal sets standard trigger operation and the
specified trigger and sample sources are used. MASTer<n> and SLAVe<n>
pairs a sample line and a trigger line which are then used for multiple unit
synchronization. See Chapter 2 for more information, including diagrams.
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TTLT pairs to SLAVe modules
MASTer MODE
SLAVe MODE
Sample line
Trigger line
MASTer0
SLAVe0
TTLT0
TTLT1
MASTer2
SLAVe2
TTLT2
TTLT3
MASTer4
SLAVe4
TTLT4
TTLT5
MASTer6
SLAVe6
TTLT6
TTLT7
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: NORMal mode
TRIGger:MODE?
TRIGger:MODE? queries the trigger mode setting. Returns NORMal,
MASTer or SLAVe.
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>]
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>] POS | 1 | NEG | 0 sets the active edge of the trigger
signal that causes a measurement to be made.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
<n>
numeric
1 or 2
none
Trigger Source Must be INTernal or EXTernal: Trigger slope is active only
when the trigger source is one of the four INTernal levels (TRIG:SOURce
INT1-4) or when the EXTernal trigger source is specified (TRIG:SOURce
EXTernal).
Two Trigger Sources: There are two trigger sources and you must designate
which source you are setting the slope. Use n = 1 for the slope of trigger
source number 1 and n = 2 for the slope of trigger source number 2. Trigger
slope defaults to n = 1 if <n> is not designated.
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: TRIG:SOURce INT1-4 and TRIG:SOURce EXTernal
Reset (*RST) condition: SLOPe1 = POSitive and SLOPe2 = POSitive
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TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>]?
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>]? queries the present setting for the slope of the trigger
signal for the trigger source (1 or 2) specified. Trigger slope for source
number 1 is returned if <n> is not designated. Trigger slope applies only for
TRIG:LEVel when the trigger source is INTernal or EXTernal. The command
returns “POS” or “NEG”.
Parameters
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
<n>
numeric
1 or 2
none
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>]
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>] BUS | EXTernal | HOLD | IMMediate | INTernal1-4 |
TTLT0-7 sets the source of the trigger for all channels or can disable the
trigger source. The command defaults to trigger source number 1 if <n>
is not designated.
Two trigger sources are allowed, TRIG:SOUR1 and TRIG:SOUR2, which
are common to ALL channels on the E1563A and E1564A. SOUR1 is not
associated only with channel 1 and SOUR2 is not associated only with
channel 2.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
<n>
numeric
1 or 2
none
Must Use INITiate: TRIGger:SOURce only selects the trigger source. You
must use INITiate to place the digitizer in the wait-for-trigger state.
TRIGger:SOURce EXT: TRIGger:SOURce EXT uses the External Trigger
In Port “Trig” pin (on the D sub-miniature connector) as the trigger source.
The digitizer triggers on the falling (negative-going) edge of a ± 5V TTL input
signal (maximum input is +5V peak to the “Trig” pin).
TRIGger:IMMediate: TRIGger:IMMediate causes a trigger to occur
immediately provided the digitizer is placed in the wait-for-trigger state
using the INITiate command.
Using GET or *TRG: When a Group Execute Trigger (GET) bus command or
*TRG common command is executed and the digitizer is not in the
wait-for-trigger state, the “Trigger ignored” error is generated.
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TRIGger:SOURce INTernal: TRIGger:SOURce INTernal1-2 (E1563A) or
TRIGger:SOURce:INTernal1-4 (E1564A) triggers a reading when the level
specified by TRIG:LEVel <channel> is met. The TRIG:SLOPe setting
determines whether the trigger occurs when the signal rises above
(POSitive) or falls below (NEGative) the specified level on that channel.
CALCulate Disabled: If TRIGger:SOURce INT<n> is set, CALCulate<n>
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] or CALCulate<n>:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] are disabled
if they were enabled, where <n> represents the channel number used for the
internal trigger source and the channel used for testing a limit. See Chapter
2 for information about how the internal trigger source is driven by the level
signal.
Master/Slave Operation: TRIG:SOURce1 is set to the appropriate TTLT<n>
line by TRIG:MODE MASTer | SLAVe. TRIG:SOURce1 cannot be changed
unless the trigger mode is NORMal. Attempting to change TRIG:SOURce1
when mode is MASTer or SLAVe will cause a “settings conflict” error.
TRIG:SOURce2 is not affected by TRIG:MODE MASTer | SLAVe
operation.
Executable when initiated: No
Coupled command: Yes. TRIGger:LEVel, TRIGer:MODE,
OUTPut:TTLT<n>:SOURce TRIG and CALC:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] and
CALC:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]. Changes to TRIG:SOURce1 will cause a
“settings conflict” error if TRIG:MODE is set to MASTer or SLAVe.
Reset (*RST) condition: TRIGger:SOURce1 IMMediate and
TRIGger:SOURce2 HOLD
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>]?
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>]? queries present setting for the specified trigger
source (1 or 2). The command defaults to trigger source number 1
if <n> is not designated.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
<n>
numeric
1 or 2
none
Information Returned: This command returns one of the following responses
indicating the trigger source setting: BUS, EXT, HOLD, IMM, INT, INT2,
INT3, INT4, TTLTn (where n = 0 to 7). Internal level trigger on channel 1 is
returned as INT versus INT1 (the “1” is implied). The internal level trigger
for channels 2, 3 and 4 return INT2, INT3 and INT4, respectively.
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IEEE 488.2 Common Commands Quick Reference
This table lists, by functional group, the IEEE 488.2 Common (*) Commands
that can be executed by the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers. However,
commands are listed alphabetically in the following reference. Examples
are shown in the reference when the command has parameters or returns
a non-trivial response. Otherwise, the command string is as shown in the
table. For additional information, see IEEE Standard 488.2-1987.
Category
Command
Title
Description
System Data
*IDN
Identification
Returns the identification string of the
Digitizer. Includes latest firmware version.
Internal
Operations
*RST
Reset
Resets the Digitizer to:
range:
input state:
input filter:
TTLT states:
data format:
256V
ON
OFF
OFF
ASCii
See Chapter 2 for the reset state.
Internal
Operations
*TST
Self-Test
Returns “0” if self-test passes. Returns
a non-zero value if self-test fails. Use
SYST:ERR? to retrieve the error from the
Digitizer. See Appendix C for a complete
list of error numbers and their description.
Synchronization
*OPC
*OPC?
*WAI
Operation Complete
Operation Complete Query
Wait to Complete
Operation Complete Command
Operation Complete Query
Wait-to-Continue Command
Status & Event
*CLS
*ESE <unmask>
*ESE?
*ESR?
*SRE <unmask>
*SRE?
*STB?
Clear Status
Event Status Enable
Event Status Enable Query
Event Status Register Query
Service Request Enable
Service Request Query
Read Status Byte Query
Clear Status Command
Standard Event Status Enable Cmd
Standard Event Status Enable Query
Standard Event Status Register Query
Service Request Enable Command
Service Request Enable Query
Read Status Byte Query
Bus Operation
*TRG
Bus Trigger
When the digitizer is in the wait-for-trigger
state and the trigger source is
TRIGger:SOURce BUS, use *TRG to
trigger the digitizer.
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*CLS
*CLS clears the Standard Event Status Register, the OPERation Status
Register, the QUEStionable Signal Register, and the Error Queue. This
clears the corresponding summary bits (bits 3, 5 and 7) in the Status Byte
Register. *CLS does not affect the enable unmasks of any of the Status
Registers.
Comments
Executable when initiated: No
Coupled command: No
Related Commands: STATus:PRESet
Reset (*RST) condition: None
*ESE and *ESE?
*ESE <unmask> enables (unmasks) one or more event bits of the Standard
Event Status Register to be reported in bit 5 (the Standard Event Status
Summary Bit) of the Status Byte Register. A 1 in a bit position enables the
corresponding event and a 0 disables it. For example, *ESE 60 enables
error events.
unmask is the sum of the decimal weights of the bits to be enabled allowing
these bits to pass through to the summary bit ESB (bit 5 in the Status Byte
Register). The query form returns the current enable unmask value.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
unmask
numeric
0 through 255
None
Executable when initiated: Yes
Coupled command: No
Related Commands: *ESR?, *SRE, *STB?
Reset (*RST) condition: unaffected
Power-On condition: no events are enabled
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*ESR?
*ESR? returns the value of the Standard Event Status Register. The register
is then cleared (all bits 0).
Comments
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: none
Power-On condition: register is cleared
*IDN?
*IDN? returns identification information for the E1563A and E1564A
Digitizers. The response consists of four fields:
HEWLETT-PACKARD, E1563A, 0, A.01.00
HEWLETT-PACKARD, E1564A, 0, A.01.00
Comments
Field Descriptions: The first two fields identify this instrument as model
number E1563A or E1564A manufactured by Hewlett-Packard. The third
field is 0 since the serial number of the digitizer is unknown to the firmware.
The last field indicates the revision level of the firmware. The revision level
shown above is an example and the actual response you receive may be
different than the example.
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: none
Power-On condition: register is cleared
*OPC
*OPC causes the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers to wait for all pending
operations to complete after which the Operation Complete bit (bit 0) in the
Standard Event Status Register is set. *OPC suspends any other activity
on the bus until the digitizer completes all commands sent to it prior to the
*OPC command.
Comments
Chapter 3
INIT vs. *OPC: The INIT command is considered complete when the
measurement is started. *OPC will not suspend activity once INIT is
processed and measurements start, but the instrument may not be finished
taking all readings initiated.
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Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Related commands: *OPC?, *WAI
Reset (*RST) condition: none
*OPC?
*OPC? causes the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers to wait for all pending
operations to complete. A single ASCII “1” is then placed in the output
queue.
Comments
INIT vs. OPC?: The INIT command is considered complete when the
measurement is started. *OPC? will return “1” once INIT is processed and
measurements start but the instrument may not be finished taking all
readings initiated.
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Related commands: *OPC?, *WAI
Reset (*RST) condition: none
*RST
*RST resets the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers as follows:
• Sets all commands to their *RST state
• Aborts a calibration (CAL:STATe ON)
• Resets the CAL:STATe to OFF
• Aborts all pending operations.
*RST does not affect:
• The output queue
• The Service Request and Standard Event Status Enable Registers
• The enable unmasks for the QUEStionable Status Registers
• Calibration data
Comments
Executable when initiated: Yes
Coupled command: No
Reset (*RST) condition: none
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*SRE and *SRE?
*SRE <unmask> specifies which bits of the Status Byte Register are
enabled (unmasked) to generate an IEEE-488.1 service request. Event
and summary bits are always set and cleared in the Status Byte Register
regardless of the <unmask> value. A "1" in a bit position enables service
request generation when the corresponding Status Byte Register bit is set
and a “0” disables it. For example, *SRE 16 enables a service request on
Message Available bit (bit 4).
unmask is the sum of the decimal weights of the bits to be enabled allowing
these bits to pass through to the summary bit RQS (bit 6 in the Status Byte
Register). *SRE? returns the current enable <unmask> value.
Parameters
Comments
Name
Type
Range of Values
Default Value
unmask
numeric
0 through 255
None
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: unaffected
Power-On condition: no bits are enabled
*STB?
*STB? returns the value of the Status Byte Register. The RQS bit (bit 6 in the
Status Byte Register having decimal weight 64) is set if a service request is
pending.
Comments
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Related commands: *SRE
Reset (*RST) condition: none
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*TST?
*TST? causes the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers to execute an internal
self-test and returns the number of the first failed test.
Comments
*TST? Responses: A zero response indicates the self-test passed.
Any non-zero response indicates the test failed. Input the failed test
number into the TEST:ERR? <number> command. The returned values
from this command will be the result code and a string. See Appendix C
for information on interpreting the result code and string.
Comments
Executable when initiated: NO
Coupled command: NO
Reset (*RST) condition: none
*WAI
*WAI causes the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers to wait for all pending
operations to complete before executing any further commands.
Comments
*WAI Operation: *WAI will not wait for all measurements to complete when
an INIT command is executed to start measurements. *WAI considers INIT
finished once it is processed, although the instrument may still be taking
measurements. In this case, the instrument will move on to the next
command following *WAI while measurements are being taken.
Executable when initiated: YES
Coupled command: NO
Related commands: *OPC, *OPC?
Reset (*RST) condition: none
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SCPI Commands Quick Reference
This table summarizes SCPI commands for the E1563A and E1564A
Digitizers.
Command
Description
ABORt
Stops any measurement in progress and puts
instrument in the idle state
CALCulate[<channel>]
:LIMit:FAIL?
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]?
:LIMit:LOWer:DATA <value> | MIN | MAX
:LIMit:LOWer:DATA? [MIN | MAX]
:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]?
:LIMit:UPPer:DATA <value> | MIN | MAX
:LIMit:UPPer:DATA? [MIN | MAX]
Defaults to channel 1 if none specified
Checks for a limit failure
Enable lower limit checking
Query lower limit checking
Set lower limit value
Query lower limit value
Enable upper limit checking
Query upper limit checking
Set upper limit value
Query
CALibrate
:DAC:VOLTage <voltage> | MIN | MAX
:DAC:VOLTage? MIN | MAX
:DATA?
:GAIN[<channel>] [<readings>][,<rate>][,ON | 1 | OFF | 0]
:SOURce INTernal | EXTernal
:SOURce?
:STATe ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:STATe?
:STORe
:VALue <voltage>
:VALue?
:ZERO[<channel>] [<readings>][,<rate>]
:ZERO[<channel>]:ALL? [<readings>][,<rate>]
Calibration commands
(E1564A only) sets internal cal source
Query internal cal source
Returns calibration constants
Perform gain cal using :VAL <voltage>
Set calibration source (INT on E1564A only)
Query calibration source
Enable/disable ability to calibrate
Query calibration state
Store cal constants in NV memory
Tell digitizer what cal value is input
Query cal value
Perform zero cal on current range
Perform zero cal on all ranges and return zero cal
status response
DIAGnostic
:DAC:OFFSet[<channel>] <voltage>
:DAC:OFFSet[<channel>]:RAMP <count>
:DAC:GAIN[<channel>] <value>
:DAC:SOURce <voltage>
:DAC:SOURce:RAMP <count>
:INTerrupt:LINE 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
:INTerrupt:LINE?
:MEMory:SIZE <size>
:MEMory:SIZE?
:PEEK? <reg_num>
:POKE <reg_num>,<data>
:SHORt[<channel>] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:SHORt[<channel>]?
:STATus?
Troubleshooting commands
Set offset voltage for the DAC
Output offset ramp from the DAC
Set DAC gain as specified
Output specified DAC voltage
Output ramp from the DAC
Sets the interrupt line used (“0” =none)
Query interrupt line used
Sets new value when you upsize RAM
Query memory size
Query contents of a register
Write data to a register
Connect internal short to the channel
Query if internal short connected
Query interrupt sources register status
FORMat
[:DATA] ASCii | PACKed | REAL
[:DATA]?
Format commands
Set data format
Query data format
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Command
Description
INITiate
[:IMMediate]
:CONTinuous ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:CONTinuous?
Initiate a measurement now
Initiate measurements continuously
Query continuous state
INPut[<channel>]
:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ 1.5K | 6K | 25K | 100K (4-chan)
:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ?
:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]?
[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
[:STATe]?
Set the input filter and enable/disable input
E1564A only. E1563A has fixed 25K.
Query filter frequency
Enable/disable channel’s filter
Query filter state
Enable/disable channel’s input
Query channel input state
OUTPut
:TTLT<n>:SOURce TRIGger | SAMPle | BOTH
:TTLT<n>:SOURce?
:TTLT<n>[:STATe] ON | 1 | OFF | 0
:TTLT<n>[:STATe]?
Define trigger lines to output trigger and/or sample
Query source
Enable/disable the specified output
Query specified output
SAMPle
[:STARt | :SEQuence[1]]
:COUNt <count> | MIN | MAX
:COUNt? [MIN | MAX]
[:IMMediate]
:PRETrigger:COUNt <count> | MIN | MAX
:PRETrigger:COUNt? [MIN | MAX]
:SLOPe POS | 1 | NEG | 0
:SLOPe?
:SOURce HOLD | TIMer | TTLT0-7 | EXT
:SOURce?
:TIMer <interval> | MIN | MAX
:TIMer? [MIN | MAX]
Set the number of samples to take
Query number of samples set
Take a sample now
Set the number of pretrigger samples
Query number of pretrigger samples
Set the sample signal slope
Query the sample signal slope
Set the sample source
Query the sample source
Set sampling interval for source TIMer
Query sampling interval
[SENSe:]
DATA? <Rdgs_per_channel>[,<channel_list>]
DATA:ALL? <Rdgs_per_channel>
DATA:COUNt? [MIN | MAX]
DATA:CVTable? <channel_list>
ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency <freq>
ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency?
ROSCillator:SOURce INTernal | EXTernal
ROSCillator:SOURce?
SWEep:POINts <neg_value> | MIN | MAX
SWEep:POINts? [MIN | MAX]
SWEep:OFFSet:POINts <neg_value> | MIN | MAX
SWEep:OFFSet:POINts? [MIN | MAX]
VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe <range> | MIN | MAX
VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RANGe? [MIN | MAX]
VOLTage[<channel>][:DC]:RESolution? [MIN | MAX]
Read data from list of channels
Read data from all channels
Query available readings per channel
Query last reading taken from channel
Declare external source’s frequency
Query external source’s frequency
Set reference oscillator source
Query reference oscillator source
Set number of sweep points
Query number of sweep points
Set number of sweep offset points
Query number of sweep offset points
Set channel’s voltage range
Query channel’s voltage range
Query channel’s resolution
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Command
Description
STATus
:OPERation:CONDition?
:OPERation[:EVENt]?
:OPERation:ENABle <unmask>
:OPERation:ENABle?
:PRESet
:QUEStionable:CONDition?
:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
:QUEStionableENABle <unmask>
:QUEStionable:ENABle?
Read OPER:CONDition register
Read OPER:EVENt register
Unmask operation register bits
Read OPER:ENABle register
PRESet the status registers
Read OPER:CONDition register
Read OPER:EVENt register
Unmask questionable register bits
Read OPER:EVENt register
SYSTem
:ERRor?
:VERSion?
Read system errors from error queue
Query system version
TEST
:ERRor?
:NUMBer? <test_number>
:TST[:RESults]?
Return details about self-test errors
Run a specified self-test
Return results of the *TST command
TRIGger
[:STARt | :SEQuence[1]]
[:IMMediate]
:LEVel<channel> <voltage> | MIN | MAX
:LEVel<channel>? [MIN | MAX]
:MODE NORMal | MASTer | SLAVe
:MODE?
:SLOPe<n> POS | 1 | NEG | 0
:SLOPe<n>?
:SOURce<n> OFF | BUS | EXT | HOLD |
IMMediate | INTernal1-4 | TTLT0-7
:SOURce<n>?
Chapter 3
Trigger now
Set trigger level for internal trigger
Query trigger level for internal trigger
Set trigger mode
Query trigger mode
Set slope of trigger signal
Query trigger signal slope
Set source of trigger signal
Query source of trigger signal
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Appendix A
Digitizers Specifications
General
Number of channels:
E1563A: 2 channels
E1564A: 4 channels
Selectable input filters (2-pole Bessel):
E1563A (per channel): 25 kHz
E1564A (per channel): 1.5kHz, 6 kHz, 25 kHz, 100 kHz
Timing:
Bandwidth:>400 kHz for all ranges
Resolution: 14 bits (including sign)
Sample rates: 1 Sa/s to 800 kSa/s
Integral Non-linearity (all ranges): 2.5 LSB
Built-in DSP: No
Alias protection: Oversample
Time base resolution: 0.1 msec
Low-frequency CMRR: 113 dB
Memory/Triggering:
Trigger: Time and Event
Pre-trigger capture: Yes
Memory: 4 Mbyte to 128 Mbyte PC SIMM
FIFO memory
Minimum External Trigger Pulse Width: ~ 20 nsec
External Sample Latency: 100 nsec (due to optocoupler)
External Trigger Latency: ±0.5 x Sample Interval
Minimum Ext Sample Clock Pulse Width: ~ 20 nsec
Can accept non-periodic sample pulses
Cooling/Slot:
Watts/slot
E1563A: 20.6W
E1564A: 37.4W
DP mm H2O:0.18
Air flow liter/s: 2.8
Environmental:
For indoor use, pollution degree 2 (IEC 61010-1)
Operating altitude: 3000 meters or mainframe altitude
specification, whichever is lower
Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C
Rel humidity: up to 80% at 31°C, decreasing to 50% at 40°C
E1563A/E1564A Accuracy Specifications (1 Year)
Range
Zero Offset1
(with filter OFF)
Zero Offset1
(with filter ON)
Gain
(% of reading)
Noise
(3 sigma)
Specification2
Temperature
Coefficient3
Specification2
Temperature
Coefficient3
Specification2
Temperature
Coefficient3
Specification
0.0625V
20 mV
1.9 mV/°C
28 mV
4.3 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
57 mV
0.25V
78 mV
6 mV/°C
110 mV
16 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
180 mV
1V
300 mV
15 mV/°C
430 mV
63 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
720 mV
4V
1.2 mV
60 mV/°C
1.7 mV
251 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
2.88 mV
16V
21 mV
1.3 mV/°C
21 mV
1.63 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
14.7 mV
64V
28 mV
1.65 mV/°C
34 mV
4.24 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
48 mV
256V
79 mV
4.28 mV/°C
110 mV
16.2 mV/°C
0.034%
0.0061%/°C
189 mV
1
Valid within the range of 0°C to 55°C. A zero offset calibration for all channels must be performed if the instrument
experiences a temperature <0°C or >55°C for these specifications to remain valid.
2 Specification is valid when tested at a temperature within ±5°C of the calibration temperature.
3 Amount of error that must be added for each °C outside of ±5°C of the calibration temperature.
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Appendix A
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming
About This Appendix
This appendix contains the information you can use for register-based
programming of the E1563A and E1564A Digitizers. The contents include:
• Register Programming vs. SCPI Programming . . . . . . . . . . .121
• Addressing the Registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
• Register Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
• Programming Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Register Programming vs. SCPI Programming
The E1536A and E1564A Digitizers are register-based modules that do not
support the VXIbus word serial protocol. When a SCPI command is sent
to a digitizer, the E1406 Command Module parses the command and
programs the switch at the register level.
NOTE
If SCPI is used to control this module, register programming is not
recommended. The SCPI driver maintains an image of the card state.
The driver will be unaware of changes to the card state if you alter the
card state by using register writes.
Register-based programming is a series of reads and writes directly to
the digitizer registers. This increases throughput speed since it eliminates
command parsing and allows the use of an embedded controller. Also, if slot
0, the resource manager, and the computer GPIB interface are provided by
other devices, a C-size system can be downsized by removing the
command module.
Addressing the Registers
Register addresses for register-based devices are located in the upper 25%
of VXI A16 address space. Every VXI device (up to 256 devices) is allocated
a 32-word (64-byte) block of addresses. With 51 registers, the digitizers use
51 of the 64 addresses allocated.
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 121
The Base Address
When reading or writing to a switch register, a hexadecimal or decimal
register address is specified. This address consists of a base address plus
a register offset. The base address used in register-based programming
depends on whether the A16 address space is outside or inside the E1406
Command Module.
Figure B-1 shows the register address location within A16 as it might be
mapped by an embedded controller. Figure B-2 shows the location of A16
address space in the E1406 Command Module.
A16 Address Space
Outside the Command
Module
When the E1406 Command Module is not part of your VXIbus system (see
Figure B-1), the digitizer’s base address is computed as:
C00016 + (LADDR * 64)16 or 49,152 + (LADDR * 64)
where C00016 (49,152) is the starting location of the register addresses,
LADDR is the digitizer’s logical address, and 64 is the number of address
bytes per VXI device. For example, the digitizer’s factory-set logical address
is 40 (2816). If this address is not changed, the digitizer will have a base
address of:
C00016 + (40 * 64)16 = C00016 + A0016 = CA0016
or (decimal)
49,152 + (40 * 64) = 49,152 + 2560 = 51,712
A16 Address Space
Inside the Command
Module or Mainframe
When the A16 address space is inside the E1406 Command Module
(see Figure B-2), the digitizer’s base address is computed as:
1FC00016 + (LADDR * 64)16
or
2,080,768 + (LADDR * 64)
where 1FC00016 (2,080,768) is the starting location of the VXI A16
addresses, LADDR is the digitizer’s logical address, and 64 is the number
of address bytes per register-based device. Again, the digitizer’s factory-set
logical address is 40. If this address is not changed, the digitizer will have a
base address of:
1FC00016 + (40 * 64)16 = 1FC00016 + A0016 = 1FCA0016
or (decimal)
2,080,768 + (40 * 64) = 2,080,768 + 2560 = 2,083,328
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Register Offset
The register offset is the register’s location in the block of 64 address bytes.
For example, the digitizer’s Status Register has an offset of 0416. When you
write a command to this register, the offset is added to the base address to
form the register address:
1FCA0016 + 0416 = 1FCA0416 or 2,083,328 + 4 = 2,083,332
FFFF 16
REGISTER
OFFSET
16-BIT WORDS
3E 16
3C 16
Sample Control/Source
Trigger Control/Source
30 16
2E16
2C 16
2A 16
28 16
Sample Period High Byte
TRIG/INT Level CH4
TRIG/INT Level CH3
TRIG/INT Level CH2
TRIG/INT Level CH1
O4 16
O2 16
OO 16
Status/Control Register
Device Type Register
ID Register
FFFF 16
REGISTER
ADDRESS
SPACE
COOO 16
*
A16
ADDRESS
SPACE
C000 16
(49,152)
E1563/E1564
A16 REGISTER MAP
* Base Address = COOO16 + (Logical Address * 64) 16
OOOO 16
or
49,152 + (Logical Address * 64) 10
Register Address = Base address + Register Offset
Figure B-1. Registers Within A16 Address Space
FFFFFF 16
E1406
ADDRESS MAP
IFCOOO 16
A24
ADDRESS
SPACE
A16
ADDRESS
SPACE
Sample Control/Source
Trigger Control/Source
200000 16
30 16
2E 16
2C 16
2A 16
28 16
Sample Peroid High Byte
TRIG/INT Level CH4
TRIG/INT Level CH3
TRIG/INT Level CH2
TRIG/INT Level CH1
REGISTER
ADDRESS
SPACE
O4 16
O2 16
OO 16
Status/Control Register
Device Type Register
ID Register
*
IFOOOO 16
IF0000 16
16-BIT WORDS
3E 16
3C 16
200000 16
EOOOOO 16
200000 16
REGISTER
OFFSET
IFCOOO 16
(2,080,768)
* Base Address = IFC00016 + (Logical Address * 64) 16
E1563A/E1564A
A16 REGISTER MAP
or
2,080,768 + (Logical Address 64) 10
*
000000 16
Register Address = Base address + Register Offset
Figure B-2. Registers Within the E1406 A16 Address Space
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 123
Register Descriptions
There are twenty WRITE and thirty-one READ registers on the digitizer.
This section contains a description of the registers followed by a bit map of
the registers in sequential address order. Undefined register bits appear as
"0" when the register is read, and have no effect when written to.
WRITE Registers
You can write to the following digitizer registers:
Description
124 Register-Based Programming
Address
Status/Control Register
base + 0416
Offset Register
base + 0616
Interrupt Control Register
base + 0C16
Calibration Flash ROM Address Register
base + 1C16
Calibration Flash ROM Data Register
base + 1E16
Calibration Source Register
base + 2016
Range, Filter, Connect Channels 1 and 2 Register
base + 2416
Range, Filter, Connect Channels 3 and 4 Register
base + 2616
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 Register
base + 2816
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register
base + 2A16
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 Register
base + 2C16
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 Register
base + 2E16
Sample Period High Word Register
base + 3016
Sample Period Low Word Register
base + 3216
Pre-Trigger Count High Register
base + 3416
Pre-Trigger Count Low Register
base + 3616
Post-Trigger Count High Register
base + 3816
Post-Trigger Count Low Register
base + 3A16
Trigger Control/Source Register
base + 3C16
Sample Control/Source Register
base + 3E16
Appendix B
READ Registers
You can read the following digitizer registers:
Description
Appendix B
Address
Manufacturer ID Register
base + 0016
Device Type Register
base + 0216
Status/Control Register
base + 0416
Offset Register
base + 0616
FIFO High Word Register
base + 0816
FIFO Low Word Register
base + 0A16
Interrupt Control Register
base + 0C16
Interrupt Sources Register
base + 0E16
CVTable Channel 1 Register
base + 1016
CVTable Channel 2 Register
base + 1216
CVTable Channel 3 Register
base + 1416
CVTable Channel 4 Register
base + 1616
Samples Taken High Word Register
base + 1816
Samples Taken Low Word Register
base + 1A16
Calibration Flash ROM Address Register
base + 1C16
Calibration Flash ROM Data Register
base + 1E16
Calibration Source Register
base + 2016
Range, Filter, Connect Channels 1 and 2 Register
base + 2416
Range, Filter, Connect Channels 3 and 4 Register
base + 2616
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 Register
base + 2816
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register
base + 2A16
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 Register
base + 2C16
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 Register
base + 2E16
Sample Period High Word Register
base + 3016
Sample Period Low Word Register
base + 3216
Pre-Trigger Count High Register
base + 3416
Pre-Trigger Count Low Register
base + 3616
Post-Trigger Count High Register
base + 3816
Post-Trigger Count Low Register
base + 3A16
Register-Based Programming 125
Description
ID Register
base + 0016
Read
15
14
Device Class
1
1
Address
Trigger Control/Source Register
base + 3C16
Sample Control/Source Register
base + 3E16
Reading the ID register returns FFF16 in the least significant bits to indicate
the manufacturer is Hewlett-Packard and the module is an A16 registerbased device.
13
12
11
Addr Space
0
0
Reading the Register
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Manufacturer ID - returns FFF16 (-1228910) in Hewlett-Packard A16 only
register-based
Via Command Module PEEK command: DIAG:PEEK? 2083328,16
(2083328 = base with logical address 40 + 0 offset - see Figure B-2)
Via Digitizer Module PEEK command: DIAG:PEEK? 0 (0 signifies the first
word, 16 bits, zero-base numbering system)
Device Type
Register
base + 0216
15
14
0
1
13
Reading the Device Type Register returns 26616 in the least significant bits
to identify the device as the E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer or 26716 in the least
significant bits to identify the device as the E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer.
12
11
10
9
Read
1
Reading the Register
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
E1563A (2-Channel Digitizer) = 26616 (61410)
E1564A (4-Channel Digitizer) = 26716 (61510 )
1
Via Command Module PEEK command: DIAG:PEEK? 2083330,16
(2083328 = base with logical address 40 + 02 offset - see Figure B-2)
Via Digitizer Module PEEK command: DIAG:PEEK? 1 (1 signifies the
second word, 16 bits, zero-base numbering system)
Status/Control
Register
base + 0416
15
Write*
A
Read**
A
14
13
Unde- MOTfined INTEL
M
Writes to the Status/Control Register (base + 0416) which enables you to
reset the module and set either A24 or A32 decoding. You can also read the
MODID bit.
MOTINTEL
12
11
A24
A24
126 Register-Based Programming
10
9
8
Undefined
Undefined
Memory Size
7
6
F
E
F
E
5
4
3
2
Undefined
Arm Delay
RDY
P
1
0
S
R
S
R
Appendix B
:
*WRITE BITS (Status/Control Register)
bit 0
R
Writing a "1" to this bit resets the digitizer to the power-on state. You must set bit 0 back
to a logical "0" before resuming normal operations of the module.
bit 1
S
“1” inhibits sysfail, “0” does not inhibit sysfail.
bit 6
E
“1” disables error reporting LED, “0” enables error reporting LED (front panel).
bit 7
F
“1” disables Flash ROM “write”, “0” enables Flash ROM “write”.
bit 12
A24
bit 13
bit 15
MOT-INTEL
A
“1” sets A24 space as all FIFO, “0” sets A24 space as broken up.
“1” sets Motorola format for reading ordering, “0” sets Intel format for reading ordering.
“1” enables A32 decoding, “0” enables A24 decoding.
**READ BITS (Status/Control Register)
bit 0
R
Reset Status; "1" = module reset, "0" = normal operation.
bit 1
S
SYSFAIL inhibit; “1” = inhibited, “0” = not inhibited.
bit 2
P
Passed; “1” = passed, “0” = failed.
bit 3
RDY
Ready; “1” = A32 decoding enabled, “0” = A24 decoding enabled.
bits 4 & 5
Arm
Delay
Bit 4 is “1” for 1 msec after a range/filter change then returns to “0”, bit 5 is “1”
for 30 msec after range/filter change then returns to “0”.
bit 6
E
Error; “1” disables front panel error LED, “0” enables front panel error LED.
bit 7
F
Flash ROM; “1” disables Flash ROM “write”, “0” enables Flash ROM “write”.
bits 8, 9,
and 10
Memory
Size
bit 12
A24
bit 13
MOTINTEL
bit 14
M
MODID bit; if the bit is "0", module has been selected.
bit 15
A
A24/A32 enable; “1” = A32 decoding enabled, “0” = A24 decoding enabled.
Memory Size; “000” = 4 MBytes, “001” = 8 MBytes, “010” = 16 MBytes, “011” = 32 MBytes,
“100” = 64 MBytes, “101” = 128 MBytes.
“1” sets A24 space as all FIFO, “0” sets A24 space as broken up.
“1” = Motorola big endian byte swapping, “0” = Intel little endian byte swapping.
Reading the Register
Via Command Module PEEK command: DIAG:PEEK? 2083332,16
(2083328 = base with logical address 40 + 04 offset - see Figure B-2)
Via Digitizer Module PEEK command: DIAG:PEEK? 2 (2 signifies the third
word, 16 bits, zero-base numbering system)
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 127
A24 Offset Register
The offset of the module in A24 space is set by the upper eight bits (15-8)
of this register. The lower eight bits (7-0) of this register are zero.
base + 0616
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
Write*
A23
A22
A21
A20
A19
A18
A17
A16
Read**
A24 Offset
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
undefined
0
0
0
0
0
*WRITE BITS (A24 Offset Register)
bits 8-15
A16-A23
These bits set the offset of the module in A24 space.
**READ BITS (A24 Offset Register)
bits 8-15
A24 Offset
The module’s offset in A24 space.
FIFO High
Word/Low Word
Registers
Data is stored on the module in large, slow dynamic RAM and in fast, small
backplane cache. Each of these data stores is a FIFO. The dynamic RAM
FIFO receives the data from the ADC. As soon as the pre-trigger data has
been identified, data is moved from the dynamic RAM FIFO to the backplane
cache FIFO.
Data is removed from the module using the cache FIFO. Data is 16-bit 2’s
complement and is packed into the FIFO registers. Always read register
0816 before 0A16 if using D16. The FIFO is incremented after reading
register 0E16. If D32 is used, reading 0816 will increment the FIFO correctly.
The data is interwoven from all channels.
Ordering of Data (D16): Ordering of the data when D16 is used to remove the
data on a 4-channel module is:
• Read 0816 chan 1 data (bit 15 is MSB of chan 1, bit 0 is chan 1 LSB)
• Read 0A16 channel 2 data
• FIFO is automatically incremented to bring in the next data
• Read 0816 channel 3 data
• Read 0A16 channel 4 data
• FIFO is automatically incremented to bring in the next data
Ordering of Data (D32): Ordering of the data when D32 is used to remove the
data on a 4-channel module is:
• Read 0816 channel 1 data, channel 2 data (bit 31 is MSB of chan 1,
bit 16 is LSB of chan 1, bit 15 is MSB of chan 2, bit 0 is LSB of chan 2)
• FIFO is automatically incremented to bring in the next data
• Read 0A16 channel 3 data, channel 4 data (bit 31 is MSB of chan 3,
•
128 Register-Based Programming
bit 16 is LSB of chan 3, bit 15 is MSB of chan 4, bit 0 is LSB of chan 4)
FIFO is automatically incremented to bring in the next data
Appendix B
base + 0816
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Read
base + 0A16
0
LSB
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Read
0
LSB
Interrupt Control
Register
The interrupt level and the interrupt source are controlled by the interrupt
control register. There are several sources of interrupt. A logical OR is
performed on the enabled sources to determine if an IRQ should be pulled.
This allows a user to set an interrupt if any channel exceeds a
predetermined level or if data is available.
Bits 0, 1 and 2 control the interrupt level (1 - 7). Level 0 (000) is not a valid
setting. The enable bit (bit 3) allows an IRQ to occur when it is set high.
All interrupt sources are edge sensitive. If a masked latched interrupt source
is high during the interrupt acknowledge (IACK) cycle, the latch of the source
is cleared and will not be set until another edge from the source occurs. :
base + 0C16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
Write*
Read**
TRIG DONE PRE OVER CH4
CH3
CH2
CH1
undefined
4
3
2
1
0
Enable
L2
L1
L0
Enable
Interrupt Level
*WRITE BITS (Interrupt Control Register)
bits 0-2
L0-2
bit 3
Enable
Specifies the interrupt level (1 - 7); “001” = 1, “111” = 7
Enable the interrupt; “1” = interrupt enabled, “0” = interrupt disabled.
**READ BITS (Interrupt Control Register)
bit 15
TRIG
A trigger has been received after pre-trigger acquisition is done.
bit 14
DONE
Memory is full or post trigger acquisition is done.
bit 13
PRE
bit 12
OVER
bit 11
CH4
Channel 4 exceeded the set limit.
bit 10
CH3
Channel 3 exceeded the set limit.
bit 9
CH2
Channel 2 exceeded the set limit.
bit 8
CH1
Channel 1 exceeded the set limit.
Appendix B
Pre-trigger data has been acquired.
A dangerous OVERvoltage caused the channel input relay to open.
Register-Based Programming 129
Interrupt Source
Register
Eight events can be enabled to interrupt the digitizer. These events are listed
in the above Interrupt Control Register definition for bits 8 through 15. The
Interrupt Source Register contains the latched version (bits 8-15) and the
unlatched version (bits 0-7) of these sources. The value of a source is
latched high when the source has a low-to-high transition.
The latched bits are cleared if they are masked as an interrupt source or by
reading the register and writing back the contents. Writing a “1” to the bit
clears the latch. The non-latched state of the interrupts is available all the
time. The bit ordering of the latched bits and the unlatched bits is the same
as the mask.
base + 0E16
Read
15
14
13
12
11
TRIG DONE PRE OVER CH4
10
9
8
CH3
CH2
CH1
7
6
5
4
3
TRIG DONE PRE OVER CH4
2
1
0
CH3
CH2
CH1
READ BITS (Interrupt Source Register)
bit 15, 7
TRIG
A trigger has been received after pre-trigger acquisition is complete and
measurement count is not complete.
bit 14, 6
DONE
Memory is full or post-trigger acquisition is complete.
bit 13, 5
PRE
bit 12, 4
OVER
bit 11, 3
CH4
Channel 4 exceeded the set limit during the last sample taken.
bit 10, 2
CH3
Channel 3 exceeded the set limit during the last sample taken.
bit 9, 1
CH2
Channel 2 exceeded the set limit during the last sample taken.
bit 8, 0
CH1
Channel 1 exceeded the set limit during the last sample taken.
Pre-trigger data has been acquired and waiting for trigger.
A dangerous OVERvoltage caused the channel input relay to open.
CVTable Channel 1
Register
base + 1016
15
Read
MSB
14
13
This register holds the last value of the 2’s complement data stored in FIFO
for channel 1. Data is 14 bits with the LSB at bit 2.
12
CVTable Channel 2
Register
base + 1216
15
Read
MSB
14
13
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
LSB
0
0
This register holds the last value of the 2’s complement data stored in FIFO
for channel 2. Data is 14 bits with the LSB at bit 2.
12
130 Register-Based Programming
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
LSB
0
0
Appendix B
CVTable Channel 3
Register
base + 1416
15
Read
MSB
14
13
This register holds the last value of the 2’s complement data stored in FIFO
for channel 3. Data is 14 bits with the LSB at bit 2.
12
CVTable Channel 4
Register
base + 1616
15
Read
MSB
14
13
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
LSB
0
0
This register holds the last value of the 2’s complement data stored in FIFO
for channel 4. Data is 14 bits with the LSB at bit 2.
12
Samples Taken
High Byte Register
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
LSB
0
0
This register holds the upper 16 bits of the number of samples taken
(number of readings). The value in this register will continuously change
as readings are taken.
base + 1816
15
(31)
14
(30)
13
(29)
12
(28)
11
(27)
10
(26)
9
(25)
8
(24)
7
(23)
6
(22)
5
(21)
4
(20)
3
(19)
2
(18)
1
(17)
0
(16)
Read
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
x
x
x
x
x
x
Samples Taken Low
Word Register
This register holds the lower 16 bits of the number of samples taken (number
of readings). The value in this register will continuously change as readings
are taken.
base + 1A16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Read
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
LSB
Calibration Flash
ROM Address
Register
This register holds the address of the calibration flash ROM that is used for
storing the calibration constants. Note the bit pattern 01010 for bits 15-11 in
the upper byte. A write to Flash ROM is aborted if this pattern is not present.
base + 1C16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
0
1
0
1
0
A10
A9
A8
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
Read**
0
0
0
0
0
A10
A9
A8
A7
A6
A5
A4
A3
A2
A1
A0
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 131
Calibration Flash
ROM Data Register
This register holds the data of the calibration flash ROM that is used for the
calibration constants. The upper eight bits return “0” when this register is
read. Note the bit pattern 01010 for bits 15-11 in the upper byte. A write to
Flash ROM is aborted if this pattern is not present.
base + 1E16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
1
D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
Read**
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
Calibration Source
Register
base + 2016
15
Write
RANGE
14
13
The E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer has an on-board calibration source.
The source is a 12-bit DAC with a gain switch. Bit 15 is the gain switch
and bits 11 through 0 are the calibration value.
12
11
10
9
8
7
MUX1 MUX0
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
DAC Data
*WRITE BITS (Calibration Source Register)
DAC data
bits 0-11
DAC
bit 12, 13
MUX0, 1
connects choices to the output; 00 = CAL source, 01 = Raw DAC output,
10 = Internal +5V reference, 11 = Input short
bit 15
RANGE
DAC output ranges: 0 = ±15V DAC output, 1 = ±0.5V DAC output
Cache Count
Register
The total number of samples taken by the digitizer is the ((cache count x 2)
divided by the number of channels) + the sample count (registers at offset
1816 and 1A16).
base + 2216
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
Write
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
132 Register-Based Programming
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Cache count
Appendix B
Range, Filter, and
Channel 1, 2
Connect Register
14
13
Each channel has an 8-bit byte that controls the input signal range, filter
cutoff and the relay that connects the channel to the front panel connector.
The fastest way to change range, filter or the connect relay is to write a 32-bit
word to the register. After every write to this register the bus is held off 10
ms until the range, filter and relay information is sent to the isolated channel.
The settling time for the relays, filters and the gain amplifier is about 20 ms.
This register controls channels 1 and 2. :
base + 2416
15
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write
Conn1
CH 1 Filter Code short1 CH 1 Gain Code
Conn2
CH 2 Filter Code short2 CH 2 Gain Code
Read
Conn1
CH 1 Filter Code short1 CH 1 Gain Code
Conn2
CH 2 Filter Code short2 CH 2 Gain Code
WRITE/READ BITS (Range, Filter and Channel 1/2 Connect Register)
bits 0-2
and 8-10
Gain
Code
These bits set the gain of the input channel by the codes shown below:
000 = 62.5 mV range
001 = 0.25V range
010 = 1.0V range
011 = 4.0V range
100 = 16V range
101 = 64V range
110 = 256V range (also 111 = 256V range)
bits 3
and 11
short1,
short2
These bits connect an internal short to the channel inputs when the bit is “1”. When it is “0”,
bits 7 & 15 connect the channel to the input or the calibration bus.
bits 4-6 and
12-14
Filter
Code
These bits set the input channel filter cut-off frequency by the codes shown below:
000 = 1.5 kHz
001 = 6 kHz
010 = 25 kHz
011 = 100 kHz
111 = NO filter
bits 7 and
15
Connect
Code
This bit connects the input channel to the front panel connector (Connect Code = 0) or to the
calibration bus (Connect Code = 1).
Range, Filter, and
Channel 3, 4
Connect Register
base + 2616
15
Write
Conn3
CH 3 Filter Code short3 CH 3 Gain Code
Conn4
CH 4 Filter Code short4 CH 4 Gain Code
Read
Conn3
CH 3 Filter Code short3 CH 3 Gain Code
Conn4
CH 4 Filter Code short4 CH 4 Gain Code
Appendix B
14
13
Each channel has an 8-bit byte which controls the input signal range, filter
cut off and the relay that connects the channel to the front panel connector.
The fastest way to change range, filter or the connect relay is to write a 32-bit
word to the register. After every write to this register the bus is held off 10
ms until the range, filter and relay information is sent to the isolated channel.
The settling time for the relays, filters and the gain amplifier is about 10 ms.
This register controls channels 3 and 4.
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Register-Based Programming 133
:
WRITE/READ BITS (Range, Filter and Channel 3/4 Connect Register)
bits 0-2 and
8-10
Gain
Code
These bits set the gain of the input channel by the codes shown below:
000 = 62.5 mV range
001 = 0.25V range
010 = 1.0V range
011 = 4.0V range
100 = 16V range
101 = 64V range
110 = 256V range (also 111 = 256V range)
bits 3
and 11
short3,
short4
These bits connect an internal short to the channel inputs when the bit is “1”. When it is “0”,
bits 7 & 15 connect the channel to the input or the calibration bus.
bits 4-6 and
12-14
Filter
Code
These bits set the input channel filter cut-off frequency by the codes shown below:
000 = 1.5 kHz
001 = 6 kHz
010 = 25 kHz
011 = 100 kHz
111 = NO filter
bits 7 and
15
Connect
Code
This bit connects the input channel to the front panel connector (Connect Code = 0) or to the
calibration bus (Connect Code = 1).
Trigger/Interrupt
Level Channel 1
Register
This register provides 8-bit data corrected for offset and gain in 2’s
complement format. :
base + 2816
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
Read**
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
*WRITE/**READ BITS (Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 Register)
bit 0
GL
Greater than or Less than; “0” = >, “1” = <.
bits 15-8
D7-D0
data bits.
134 Register-Based Programming
Appendix B
Trigger/Interrupt
Level Channel 2
Register
This register provides 8-bit data corrected for offset and gain in 2’s
complement format. :
base + 2A16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
Read**
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
*WRITE/**READ BITS (Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register)
bit 0
GL
Greater than or Less than; “0” = >, “1” = <.
bits 15-8
D7-D0
data bits.
Trigger/Interrupt
Level Channel 3
Register
This register provides 8-bit data corrected for offset and gain in 2’s
complement format. :
base + 2C16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
Read**
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
*WRITE/**READ BITS (Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 Register)
bit 0
GL
Greater than or Less than; “0” = >, “1” = <.
bits 15-8
D7-D0
data bits.
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Register-Based Programming 135
Trigger/Interrupt
Level Channel 4
Register
This register provides 8-bit data corrected for offset and gain in 2’s
complement format. :
base + 2E16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
Read**
MSB-D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1
D0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GL
*WRITE/**READ BITS (Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 Register)
bit 0
GL
Greater than or Less than; “0” = >, “1” = <.
bits 15-8
D7-D0
data bits.
Sample Period High
Byte Register
base + 3016
15
14
13
This register provides the high byte of the sample period.
12
11
10
9
8
Write*
Read**
0
0
0
0
Sample Period Low
Word Register
0
0
0
0
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
This register provides the low word (2 bytes) of the sample period.
base + 3216
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
LSB
Read**
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
LSB
Pre-Trigger Count
High Byte Register
base + 3416
15
14
13
Pre-trigger count is the number of readings stored before the trigger is
received. The minimum value is 0. The maximum number of readings is
the size of memory in bytes divided by 8 for the E1563 and divided by 4 for
the E1564.
12
Write
Read
11
10
9
8
7
6
undefined
0
0
0
0
136 Register-Based Programming
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
3
2
1
0
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
Appendix B
Pre-Trigger Count
Low Word Register
This register holds the low word (2 bytes) for the pre-trigger count.i
base + 3616
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
Read
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
Sample Count High
Byte Register
base + 3816
15
14
13
Sample count is the total number of readings to be taken including the
pre-trigger readings. The minimum value is 1. Zero (0) causes continuous
readings and will not stop the acquisition until all of memory is full. The
module will not stop acquiring data if the host can remove readings fast
enough. The maximum number of readings is the size of memory in bytes
divided by 8 for the E1563 and divided by 4 for the E1564.
12
11
Write
Read
10
9
8
7
6
undefined
0
0
0
0
Sample Count Low
Word Register
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
3
2
1
0
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
Register containing the low word (2 bytes) for the sample count. This
register and the high byte in register 3816 hold a value that can be set
by SAMPle:COUNt. See Chapter 2 for the relationship of the sample count
and the pre-trigger count.
base + 3A16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
Read
C15
C14
C13
C12
C11
C10
C9
C8
C7
C6
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
Trigger
Source/Control
Register
base + 3C16
15
14
13
This register provides the bits that control the trigger system. See
“Master-Slave Operation” in Chapter 2 for more information on register
programming the digitizer in a master-slave configuration. This uses
bits 5, 6, 10 and 11 of the register.
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
CMP4 CMP3 CMP2 CMP1 SLAVING EX_ POS_ SOFT MASTER SLAVE
PAIR
TRIG NEG TRIG
EN_
TTL
IN/ TTL_3 TTL_1 TTL_0
OUT
Read**
CMP4 CMP3 CMP2 CMP1 SLAVING EX_ POS_ SOFT MASTER SLAVE
PAIR
TRIG NEG TRIG
EN_
TTL
IN/ TTL_3 TTL_1 TTL_0
OUT
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 137
:
*WRITE BITS (Trigger Source Register) and
**READ BITS (Trigger Control Register)
bits 0-2
TTL_n
000 = TTLT0, 001 = TTLT1, 010 = TTLT2, ... , 011 = TTLT6, 111 = TTLT7.
bit 3
IN/OUT
TTLTn line is: 0 = IN, 1 = OUT.
bit 4
EN_TTL
0 = disable TTLTn, 1 = enable TTLTn
bit 5
SLAVE
0 = not a slave module, 1 = slave module.
bit 6
MASTER
0 = not a master module, 1 = master module.
bit 7
SOFT TRIG
software trigger: 0 = IMMediate disabled, 1 = IMMediate enabled.
bit 8
POS_NEG
trigger slope: 0 = NEG, 1 = POS.
bit 9
EX_TRIG
0 = EXTernal trigger disabled, 1 = EXTernal trigger enabled and must be input
on the “Trig” pin on the front panel D-subminiature connector.
bits 10-11
SLAVING_PAIR
00 = MASTer0/SLAVe0; 01 = MASTer2/SLAVe2; 10 = MASTer4/SLAVe4;
11 = MASTer6/SLAVe6
bits 12-15
CMP1-4
0 = INTn disabled, 1 = INTn enabled; Example: a “1” in CMP2 means the level
set in the Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 Register will be used as the INTernal
trigger source.
Sample
Source/Control
Register
base + 3E16 15
14
13
This register provides the bits that control the sample system. :
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Write*
SW
ARM
IMM
SW
ABORT
ARM
30 mS
delay
EX_
SAM
PLE
POS_ SOFT EXT
INT
EN_
NEG SAM TIME CLOCK TTL
PLE
BASE
IN/
OUT
TTL_3 TTL_1 TTL_0
Read**
SW
ARM
IMM
SW
ABORT
ARM
30 mS
delay
EX_
SAM
PLE
POS_ SOFT EXT
INT
EN_
NEG SAM TIME CLOCK TTL
PLE
BASE
IN/
OUT
TTL_3 TTL_1 TTL_0
*WRITE BITS (Sample Source Register) and
**READ BITS (Sample Control Register)
bits 0-2
TTL_n
000 = TTLT0, 001 = TTLT1, 010 = TTLT2, ... , 011 = TTLT6, 111 = TTLT7.
bit 3
IN/OUT
TTLTn line is: 0 = IN, 1 = OUT.
bit 4
EN_TTL
1 = enable TTLTn, 0 = disable TTLTn
bit 5
INT Clock
0 = disable sampling from internal clock source, 1 = sample from the internal clock
source.
bit 6
EXT
Timebase
0 = timebase is internal 10 MHz clock, 1 = timebase is external clock source you must
input on the “Time Base” pin on the front panel External Trigger Input connector.
138 Register-Based Programming
Appendix B
*WRITE BITS (Sample Source Register) and
**READ BITS (Sample Control Register)
bit 7
SOFT
SAMPLE
software sample: 0 = IMMediate disabled, 1 = IMMediate enabled.
bit 8
POS_NEG
External sample slope: 0 = NEG, 1 = POS.
bit 9
EX_SAMPLE
1 = EXTernal sample is an external source you must input on the “Sample” pin on the
front panel D-subminiature connector. 0 = EXTernal sample disabled.
bit 12
ABORT
1 = aborts measurement and flushes all reading data in all memory. The bit is set to “0”
when the digitizer is initiated.
bit 13*
INIT
with 30 msec
delay
This bit will initiate measurements after a 30 msec delay when it is set to “1”. It is set to
“0” when pre-trigger readings are complete.
bit 15*
INIT IMM
This bit will initiate measurements immediately when it is set to “1”. It is set to “0” when
pre-trigger readings are complete.
If bit 12 and either bit 13 or 15 is set during the same write, an ABORT
followed by an INIT is executed. If bit 12 is “0”, either bit 13 or 15 is set and
thepreviousmeasurementcompleted,anABORTfollowedbyanINITisexecuted.
If bits 12, 13 and 15 are all “0”, no action is initiated.
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 139
Programming Examples
The following C language example programs were developed on an
embedded computer using Agilent VISA I/O calls.You can also use a
PC connected via GPIB to an E1406A slot 0 Command Module. The
command module provides direct access to the VXI backplane.
NOTE
If you use the E1406A with SCPI commands, use the E1563A/E1564A
SCPI driver which you installed in the E1406A firmware and register
programming is not necessary. Chapter 3 describes the SCPI commands
for the digitizers driver.
This program shows one way to register program a digitizer and includes:
• Read the ID and Device Type Registers
• Read the Status Register
• Make digitizer measurements
• Retrieve the last readings from each channel’s CVT register
• Retrieve all the readings from the two cache registers
• Reset the module
A typical printout from the program is:
ID register = 0xCFFF
Device Type register = 0x7267
Status register = 0x40CE
last readings printout
all readings from all channels printout
E1563A/E1564A is reset
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Appendix B
Beginning of Program
/* This program resets the E1563A/E1564A, reads the ID Register, the Device */
/* Type Register, the Status Register, makes measurements and retrieves data*/
/* Programmed with MS Visual C++ version 2.0 using Agilent VISA I/O calls. */
#include
#include
#include
#include
#include
<visa.h>
<stdio.h>
<stdlib.h>
<string.h>
<time.h>
/* function prototypes */
void err_handler();
void wait (int wait_seconds);
void reset(ViSession vi, ViStatus x);
Program Main
void main(void)
{
unsigned short id_reg, dt_reg;/* ID and Device Type */
unsigned short stat_reg; /* Status Register */
unsigned short cvt_reg, cache_reg; /* last value and cache registers */
double last_reading, reading; /* decimal values of readings */
int i;
/* create and open a device session */
ViStatus err;
ViSession defaultRM, digitizer;
ViOpenDefaultRM(&defaultRM);
/* GPIB interface address is 9 */
/* digitizer logical address switch = 40 (factory setting) */
ViOpen(defaultRM,”GPIB-VXI0::9::40”,VI_NULL,VI_NULL,&digitizer);
/* reset the E1563A/E1564A */
reset(digitizer, err);
Read ID and Device Type Registers
/********* read the digitizer's ID and Device Type registers *********/
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x00,&id_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x02,&dt_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* read reg 00 */
/* read reg 02 */
printf(“ID register = 0x%4X\n”,id_reg)
printf(“Device Type register = 0x%4X\n”,dt_reg);
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Register-Based Programming 141
Read Status Register
/**************** read the digitizer's status register **************/
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x04,&stat_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
printf("Status register = 0x%4X\n", stat_reg);
/* read status reg */
Make some measurements and retrieve readings
/******************** make measurements *******************/
/* set channel 1 and 2 to 4V range */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x24,0x7373);
/* 0x7373 sets 4V range */
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* set channel 3 and 4 to 4V range */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x26,0x7373);
/* 0x7373 sets 4V range */
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* set pre-trigger count of 4 */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x34,0x0);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x36,0x4);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* set sample count of 7 */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x38,0x0);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x3A,0x7);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* high word = 0 */
/* low word = 4 */
/* high word = 0 */
/* low word = 7 */
/* set trigger source */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x3C,0x180);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* set bits 7 and 8 */
/* initiate a reading with a 30 mS delay */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x3E,0x21A0);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
/* set bits 5,7,8 & 13 */
/******************** retrieve readings *******************/
/* read the CVT registers */
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x10,&cvt_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
printf(“channel 1 = 0x%4X\n”, cvt_reg);
last_reading = (double)cvt_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 1 = %lf Volts\n”, last_reading);
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x12,&cvt_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
printf(“channel 2 = 0x%4X\n”, cvt_reg);
last_reading = (double)cvt_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 2 = %lf Volts\n”, last_reading);
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Appendix B
/* E1564A only for channels 3 and 4 -------------- */
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x14,&cvt_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
printf(“channel 3 = 0x%4X\n”, cvt_reg);
last_reading = (double)cvt_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 3 = %lf Volts\n”, last_reading);
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x16,&cvt_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
printf(“channel 4 = 0x%4X\n”, cvt_reg);
last_reading = (double)cvt_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 4 = %lf Volts\n”, last_reading);
/* read all 7 readings from all channels */
/* comment the channel 3/4 lines out if running the 2-channel E1563A */
for (i=0; i<7; ++i)
{
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x08,&cache_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
reading = (double)cache_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 1 = %lf Volts\n”, reading);
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x0A,&cache_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
reading = (double)cache_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 2 = %lf Volts\n”, reading);
/* E1564A only for channels 3 and 4 -- comment out for E1563A */
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x08,&cache_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
reading = (double)cache_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 3 = %lf Volts\n”, reading);
err=ViIn16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x0A,&cache_reg);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
reading = (double)cache_reg*4/32768;
printf(“channel 4 = %lf Volts\n”, reading);
} /* end of if statement */
/* reset the digitizer */
reset(digitizer,err);
printf(“\nHP E1563A/E1564A is reset”);
/***** Close session *****/
ViClose(digitizer);
ViClose(defaultRM);
}
Reset Function
/************************************************************/
void reset(ViSession digitizer, ViStatus err)
/* reset the digitizer (write a 1 to status bit 0) delay 1 second for reset */
/* then set bit back to 0 to allow module to operate */
{
Appendix B
Register-Based Programming 143
/* write a “1” to the reset bit then set the bit back to “0” */
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x04,1);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
wait(1);
err=ViOut16(digitizer,VI_A16_SPACE,0x04,0);
if (err<VI_SUCCESS) err_handler(digitizer,err);
}
/* set reset bit to “1” */
/* set reset bit to “0” */
return;
Wait Function
/************************************************************/
void wait(int wait_seconds) /* wait for specified period in seconds */
{
time_t current_time;
time_t entry_time;
fflush(stdout);
if(-1==time(&entry_time))
{ printf(“Call failed, exiting...\n”);
exit(1);
}
do
{ if(-1==time(&current_time))
{ printf(“Call failed, exiting...\n”);
exit(1);
}
}
while((current_time-entry_time)<((time_t)wait_seconds));
fflush(stdout);
} /* end of wait function */
144 Register-Based Programming
Appendix B
Appendix C
Digitizers Error Messages
This appendix describe the types of errors the E1563A and E1564A report:
Execution Errors, Self-Test Errors and Calibration Errors.
Execution Errors
Number
Title
Description
-101
Invalid character
An invalid character was found in the command string. You may have
inserted a character such as #, $, or % in the command header or
within a parameter. Example: INP:FILT:FREQ#6E3
-102
Syntax error
Invalid syntax was found in the command string. You may have
inserted a blank space before or after a colon in the command header,
or before a comma. Example: SAMP:COUN,1
-103
Invalid separator
An invalid separator was found in the command string. You may have
used a comma instead of a colon, semicolon, or blank space, you may
have used a comma where none was required – or you may have used
a blank space instead of a comma. Example: TRIG:LEV,1 or DATA?
400 1
-104
Data type error
The wrong parameter type was found in the command string. You may
have specified a number where a string was expected, or vice-versa.
Example: SAMP:COUN '150' or SAMP:COUN A
-105
GET not allowed
A Group Execute Trigger (GET) is not allowed within a command
string.
-108
Parameter not
allowed
More parameters were received than expected for the command. You
may have entered an extra parameter or you added a parameter to a
command that does not accept a parameter. Example: SYST:ERR? 10
-109
Missing parameter
Fewer parameters were received than expected for the command.
You omitted one or more parameters that are required for this
command. Example: SAMP:COUN
-112
Program mnemonic
too long
A command header was received which contained more than the
maximum 12 characters allowed.
Example: SAMPLE:PRETRIGGER:COUNT 10
-113
Undefined header
A command was received that is not valid for this digitizer. You may
have misspelled the command or it may not be a valid command.
If you are using the short form of the command, it may contain up to
four letters. Example: TRIGG:LEV 1.2
-121
Invalid character in
number
An invalid character was found in the number specified for a parameter
value. Example: STAT:QUES:ENAB #B01010102
Appendix C
Digitizers Error Messages 145
Number
Title
Description
-123
Numeric overflow
A numeric parameter was found whose exponent was larger than
32,000. Example: SAMP:COUN 1E34000
-124
Too many digits
A numeric parameter was found whose mantissa contained more than
255 digits, excluding leading zeroes.
-128
Numeric data not
allowed
A numeric parameter was found but a character string was expected.
Check the list of parameters to verify you have used a correct
parameter type. Example: TRIG:SOUR 2 EXT (should be TRIG:SOUR2
EXT)
-138
Suffix not allowed
A suffix was received following a numeric parameter which does not
accept a suffix. Example: SAMP:COUN 1 SEC (SEC is not a valid suffix).
-148
Character data not
allowed
A character string was received but a numeric parameter was
expected. Check the list of parameters to verify that you have used a
valid parameter type. Example: CAL:VAL XYZ
-158
String data not
allowed
A character string was received but is not allowed for the command.
Check the list of parameters to verify that you have used a valid
parameter type. Example: CALC:LIM:LOW:STAT 'ON
-160 to -168
Block data errors
The digitizer does accept block data.
-170 to -178
Expression errors
The digitizer does not accept mathematical expressions.
-211
Trigger ignored
A Group Execute Trigger (GET) or *TRG was received but the trigger
was ignored. Make sure the digitizer is in the “wait-for-trigger” state
before issuing a trigger, and make sure the correct trigger source is
selected.
-213
Init ignored
An INITiate command was received but could not be executed
because a measurement was already in progress. Send a device clear
to halt a measurement in progress and place the digitizer in the “idle”
state.
-214
Sample Trigger
deadlock
You tried to read data before readings are finished, but the sample
source is keeping readings from being taken. It is possible to request
reading data before the measurment is entirely completed, and
normally this will work.
However, if your sample source is BUS or HOLD and you request
reading data, the instrument can no longer receive the command to
begin sampling because it is busy waiting to bring back data - a
deadlock could occur. So, we generate an error when we detect this
situation and abort the fetching of data.
-215
Arm Trigger
deadlock
146 Digitizers Error Messages
Same situation as for Sample Trigger deadlock, except the Trigger
source (or Arm source) is set to BUS or HOLD (which requires a
software command to proceed), so you would be deadlocked waiting
for a trigger which could never occur because the system is busy
waiting for data to show up in the reading buffer.
Appendix C
Number
Title
Description
-221
Settings conflict
You tried to set a pretrigger count that exceeds the sample count -1.
Or, you enabled one of the internal triggers as the source for a
particular channel such as channel 2 (TRIG:SOUR INT2) and then
tried to enable one of the limit checking features on channel 2
(CALC2:LIM:UPP:STAT ON).
-222
Data out of range
A numeric parameter value is outside the valid range for the command.
Example: digitizer is on the 1V range and you send TRIG:LEV -3
-224
Illegal parameter
value
A discrete parameter was received which was not a valid choice for
the command. You may have used an invalid parameter choice.
Examples: CAL:SOUR TTLT2 (TTLT2 is not a valid choice) or
SAMP:COUN ON (ON is not a valid choice).
-230
Data corrupt or stale
NOT USED
-231
Data questionable
NOT USED
-240
Hardware error
This can occur if the instrument fails at power on.
-241
Hardware missing
Usually is a result of sending a legal E1564A command to an E1563A.
An example is CAL:DAC:VOLT, which is only legal for an E1564A.
-300
Device-specific error
NOT USED
-311
Memory error
NOT USED
-312
PUD memory lost
NOT USED
-313
Calibration memory
lost
NOT USED
-330
Self-test failed
The digitizer's complete self-test failed from the remote interface
(*TST?). In addition to this error, more specific self-test errors are also
reported. See also “Self-Test Errors” following this section.
-350
Too many errors
The error queue is full because more than 20 errors have occurred.
No additional errors are stored until you remove errors from the queue.
The error queue is cleared when power has been off, or after a *CLS
(clear status) command has been executed.
-410
Query
INTERRUPTED
A command was received which sends data to the output buffer, but
the output buffer contained data from a previous command (the
previous data is not overwritten). The output buffer is cleared when
power has been off or after a *RST (reset) has been executed.
-420
Query
UNTERMINATED
The digitizer was addressed to talk (i.e., to send data over the
interface) but a command has not been received which sends data
to the output buffer. For example, you may have executed a
SAMPle:COUNt <count> (which does not generate data) and then
attempted an ENTER statement to read data from the remote interface.
-430
Query
DEADLOCKED
A command was received which generates too much data to fit in the
output buffer and the input buffer is also full. Command execution
continues but all data is lost.
Appendix C
Digitizers Error Messages 147
Number
Title
Description
-440
Query
UNTERMINATED
after indefinite
response
The *IDN? command must be the last query command within a
command string. Example: *IDN?;:SYST:VERS?
300
Not yet implemented
NOT USED
1000
Illegal when initiated
Many commands are not allowed to execute when the instrument is
busy taking a measurement - this error will occur if that is the case.
1001
Illegal while
calibrating
Many commands are not allowed to execute when the instrument is in
calibration mode. This error will occur when that is the case.
1002
Trigger ignored
A valid trigger occurred, but was not expected at that time. Usually,
because a trigger has already been received for that measurement.
1003
Sample Trigger
ignored
This will occur if the instrument is taking a sample and a SAMPle:IMM
command is received during the previous sample period.
1004
Insufficient data for
query
This error will occur if you try to fetch readings, but have not initiated a
measurement, so no data is available.
1005
Invalid channel
number
This error usually is the result of trying to specify channels 3 or 4 for a
command sent to the E1563A (which only has two channels).
1006
Invalid channel range During data fetching, a channel range may be specified (e.g., (@1:4)).
A bad range could result by specifying (@1:5) since there is no
channel 5, or (@1:4) on a two-channel card like the E1563A, or a
descending range such as (@3:1).
1007
Error in CAL
An error occurred while trying to perform the calibration command
specified.
1008
Data fetch timed out
waiting for trigger
Data fetch timed out waiting for trigger. It is allowable to ask for data
immediately after the INIT command. This error will occur if you ask for
data early, and the trigger that initiates the measurement has not been
received within the time period specified by the VISA timeout setting.
1009
Error reading bits,
viMoveIn16 failed
NOT USED
1010
Self test failed
The abbreviated power on self test failed. A more thorough *TST self
test should be run for more specific information.
1011
VISA error
An unknown error occurred in the VISA I/O library.
1012
Write to Flash ROM
failed
An unknown I/O error occurred while trying to write to flash ROM.
1013
Insufficient memory
for cal; try smaller
sample size
The controller did not have enough memory for the command to
complete, so try specifying a smaller sample size for the calibration
command that caused the error.
1014
Memory malloc failed; The controller did not have sufficient RAM for the command to
insufficient memory
execute.
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Appendix C
Self-Test Errors
The self-test command (*TST?) will return a non-zero number if self-test
fails. Self-test error descriptions are retrieved using the TEST:ERRor?
<test_number> command. Use the number returned by self-test as the
<test_number> to obtain the description of the failure.
Calibration Errors
Zero Calibration
CAL:ZERO[<channel>]:ALL? returns a non-zero number if zero calibration
fails. For example, a return value of 0x0021 (binary value 100001) indicates
that the 62 mV range and the 64V range failed. A “1” in the range position
indicates a failure (range = 256, 64, 16, 4, 1, 0.25, 0.062).
The error string returned by SYST:ERR? will contain information about the
failure on the highest range (for 0x0021, binary value 100001, information is
returned on the 64V range).
A zero non-converging error usually indicates some internal problem with
the instrument. It is recommended you run the self-test (*TST command)
to identify any instrument problems.
Gain Calibration
Calibration value (CAL:VALue <voltage>) not within 85% to 98% of full scale.
You have entered a voltage with the CAL:VALue command that is not
between 85% and 98% of the full scale range. For example, a calibration
value between 0.85 and 0.98 is required on the 1V range
Gain Non-converging error
A gain non-converging error usually indicates some internal problem with
the instrument. It is recommended you run the self-test (*TST command)
to identify any instrument problems. If you use an external calibration
source, you may have set the correct CAL:VALue but did not connect the
calibration source to the digitizer’s input for the channel you are calibrating.
The calibration source may still be connected to the last channel calibrated.
Appendix C
Digitizers Error Messages 149
Notes:
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Appendix C
Appendix D
Digitizers Verification Tests
Introduction
This appendix provides information on functional and performance
verification of the E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer and E1564A 4-Channel
Digitizer.
Types of Tests
You can perform performance verification tests at two different levels
depending on need:
• Functional Verification Test - A series of internal verification tests
(self-tests) that give a high confidence that the digitzer is
operational. The self-tests take less than 20 seconds to
complete.
• Performance Verification Test - A complete set of tests that are
recommended as an acceptance test when the instrument is first
received or after performing calibration of the digitizer.
WARNING
Recommended Test
Equipment
Do not perform any of the following verification tests unless
you are a qualified, service-trained technician and have read
the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS in Chapter 1 and the Warnings
and Safety information in the front matter.
Test equipment recommended for the performance verification and
calibration procedures are listed in Table D-1. Use a source with accuracy
requirements indicated in the table for any substitute calibration standard.
You should complete the Performance Verification tests at one year
intervals. For heavy use or severe operating environments, perform the
tests more often.
Table D-1. Recommended Test Equipment.
Application
Gain Calibration and
Verification
Recommended
Fluke 5700A
Accuracy Requirements
<1/5 digitizer spec ±1ppm
linearity
Special care must be taken to ensure that the calibration standards and test
procedures used do not introduce additional errors. Ideally, the standards
used to test and calibrate the digitizer should be an order of magnitude more
accurate than each digitizer range full scale error specification.
Appendix D
Digitizers Verification Tests 151
Test Conditions
All test procedures should comply with the following test conditions:
• Ambient temperature of the test area is between 18°C and 28°C
and stable to within ±1°C.
• Ambient relative humidity of the test area is <80%.
• Must have a one hour warm-up with all input signals removed
before verification or adjustment.
• Use only copper connections to minimize thermal offset voltages.
• Use shielded twisted Teflonâ insulated cable or other high
impedance, low dielectric absorption cable for all measurements
to reduce high resistance errors.
• Keep cables as short as possible.
Long test leads can act as an
antenna causing the pick-up of ac signals and contributing to
measurement error.
• Allow 5 minutes after handling input connections for thermal offset
voltage settling.
Recording Your
Test Results
Make copies of the Performance Test Record (at the end of this appendix)
for use in performance verifying each channel (use one test record copy per
channel). The test record provides space to enter the results of each
Performance Verification test and to compare the results with the upper
and lower limits for the test.
The value in the "Measurement Uncertainty" column of the test record is
derived from the specifications of the source used for the test and represents
the expected accuracy of the source. The value in the "Test Accuracy Ratio
(TAR)" column of the test record is the ratio of digitizer accuracy to
measurement uncertainty.
Performance
Verification Test
Programs
Performance Verification Test programs are provided so you can
performance verify your digitizer. These programs were developed on a PC
running Windows with a GPIB interface and SICL/Windows for GPIB
software. All projects written in C programming language require the
following settings, files or paths to work properly:
Project Type: QuickWin application (.EXE)
Project Files: 1. <source code file name>.C (which includes the VISA.h header file)
2. One of the following files from the Agilent I/O Libraries for Instrument Control:
[drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\MSC\VISA.LIB (Microsoft® compiler)
[drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\BC\VISA.LIB
(Borland® compiler)
Memory Model: Options | Project | Compiler | Memory Model Þ large
Directory Paths: Options | Directories
Include File Paths: [drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\INCLUDE
Library File Paths: [drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\MSC (Microsoft®)
[drive:]\VXIPNP\WIN\LIB\BC (Borland®)
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Appendix D
Functional Verification Test
The procedure in this section is used to quickly verify that the digitizer is
functioning. This test should be performed any time the user wants to verify
that the digitizer is connected properly and is responding to basic
commands.
Functional Test
Procedure
This test verifies that the digitizer is communicating with the command
module, external controller, and/or external terminal by accepting the *TST?
common command and performing a digitizer self-test. You have a high
confidence (90%) that the digitizer is operational if self-test passes.
1 Verify that the digitizer and command module or system resource
manager (e.g., embedded controller) are properly installed in the
mainframe.
2 Remove any input connections to the digitizer input terminals. Errors
may be induced by ac signals present on the digitizer's input
terminals during a self-test.
3 Execute the digitizer self-test using the *TST? command.
4 A "0" returned means self-test passed with no failures. Any other
value returned is a self-test error code and means a failure was
detected. See the TEST command in Chapter 3 for obtaining
information about self-test failures. See Appendix C and the TEST
command in Chapter 3 for self-test error codes.
NOTE
If an incorrect address is used, the digitizer will not respond. Verify proper
address selection before troubleshooting.
Example: Self-Test
This BASIC example performs a digitizer self-test. Any number other than
0 returned indicates a test failure. See Appendix C and the TEST command
in Chapter 3 for self-test error codes.
10
20
30
40
Appendix D
OUTPUT 70905;"*TST?"
ENTER 70905;A
PRINT A
END
! Send the self-test command
! Read the test result
! Display the result
Digitizers Verification Tests 153
Performance Verification Tests
The procedures in this section are used to test the electrical performance
of the digitizer using the specifications in Appendix A as the performance
standards.
The Performance Verification Tests are recommended as acceptance tests
when the instrument is first received. The performance verification tests
should be repeated at each calibration interval following acceptance. If the
E1563A or HP E1564A digitizer fails performance verification, adjustment or
repair may be needed (see Appendix E).
NOTE
Zero Offset
Verification Test
Performance verification program source code is provided on the Agilent
Technologies Universal Instrument Driver CD and are written in ANSI C.
The source code files are titled E1563VER.C and E1564VER.C.
This procedure is used to check the zero offset performance of the E1563A
or E1564A Digitizer. The digitizer’s internal short is applied to the H (HI) and
L (LO) input terminals of the channel being tested using the DIAG:SHORt
<channel> command.
1 Check the "Test Conditions" section at the beginning of this appendix.
2 Execute DIAG:SHOR1 ON to enable the internal short across the H
and L terminals of channel 1.
3 Select each range in the order shown in Table D-2. Compare the
measurement results to the appropriate test limits shown in the table.
Table D-2. Zero Offset Verification Test Points
INPUT
internal
H-L short
DIAG:SHORt
command
E1563A /
E1564A Range
Error from
nominal
62 mV
± 20 mV
0.25 V
± 78 mV
1V
± 300 mV
4V
± 1.2 mV
16 V
± 21 mV
64 V
± 28 mV
256 V
± 79 mV
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for channel 2 on the E1563A 2-Channel
Digitizer and for channels 2 through 4 on the E1564A 4-Channel
Digitizer, changing the channel number in DIAG:SHORt<channel>
ON.
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Appendix D
Noise Verification
Test
This procedure is used to check the noise performance of the E1563A or
E1564A Digitizer. The digitizer’s internal short is applied to the H (HI) and
L (LO) input terminals of the channel being tested using the DIAG:SHORt
<channel> ON command.
1 Check the "Test Conditions" section at the beginning of this appendix.
2 Execute DIAG:SHOR1 ON to enable the internal short across the H
and L terminals of channel 1.
3 Set a sample interval of 25 msec by executing SAMP:TIM 25e-6.
4 Select the first range (62 mV) shown in Table D-3.
Table D-3. Noise Verification Test Points.
INPUT
internal
H-L short
DIAG:SHORt
command
E1563A /
E1564A Range
Error from zero
62 mV
57 mV
0.25 V
180 mV
1V
720 mV
4V
2.88 mV
16 V
14.7 mV
64 V
48 mV
256 V
189 mV
5 Make 100 readings, sum them, divide by 100 and obtain the mean
reading.
6 Calculate the standard deviation using the following formula (this is
the rms noise value). "readingn" represents the 100 readings where
n = 1 to 100.
I =
5 reading n 2 – 100 mean 2
----------------------------------------------------------------------99
7 Record the rms noise value on the Performance Test Record and
compare the result to the appropriate test limit shown in the test
record or the above table.
8 Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 for each range listed in Table D-3.
9 Repeat steps 3 to 7 for channel 2 on the E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer
and channels 2 through 4 on the E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer
changing the channel number in the DIAG:SHORt<channel> ON
command and executing the command prior to performing the steps.
Appendix D
Digitizers Verification Tests 155
Gain Verification
Test
The gain verification tests check the positive and negative full scale gain on
each range for each channel. An external DCV source provides the input
and the digitizer’s "L" terminal is connected to the "G" terminal connecting
LO to GUARD. The input voltage is slightly less than full scale to avoid
overloading the range.
1 Set the digitizer as follows:
Reset the digitizer: *RST (sets FILT OFF)
Set channel 1 to the 62 mV range: VOLT1:RANG 62E-3
2 Set the DC Standard output to 55 mV.
3 Perform the measurement using the INITiate command. Retrieve the
reading using DATA? 1,(@1).
4 Verify the result is within specified limits and record the result.
5 Change ranges using VOLT<channel>:RANG <range> and make a
measurement for each DCV input and range shown in Table D-4,
verifying the result is within specified limits. Record the result.
6 Repeat step 5 for channel 2 on the E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer and
channels 2 through 4 on the E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer.
Table D-4. Gain Verification Test Points.
INPUT
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E1563A /
E1564A Range
Error from nominal
+55 mV
62 mV
± 38.7 mV
-55 mV
62 mV
± 38.7 mV
+0.24V
0.25V
± 160 mV
-0.24V
0.25V
± 160 mV
+0.95V
1V
± 623 mV
-0.95V
1V
± 623 mV
+3.8V
4V
± 2.49 mV
-3.8V
4V
± 2.49 mV
+15V
16 V
± 26.1 mV
-15V
16 V
± 26.1 mV
+60V
64 V
± 48.4 mV
-60V
64 V
± 48.4 mV
+100V
256 V
± 113 mV
-100V
256 V
± 113 mV
Appendix D
Filter Bandwidth
Verification Test
This test checks the filter input bandwidth for the 25 kHz filter on the E1563A
or each of the four filters (1.5 kHz, 6 kHz, 25 kHz and 100 kHz) on the
E1564A. The test This test uses an external source connected to the HI and
LO Input terminals and has the "L" terminal connected to the "G" terminal.
The digitizer is set to the 1V range for all tests.
1 Set the digitizer as follows: Reset the digitizer: RST
Set all channels to 1V range: VOLT1:RANG 1; VOLT2:RANG 1; etc.
Set input filter frequency to 25 kHz: INPut1:FILTer:FREQ 25e3;
INPut2:FILTer:FREQ 25e3
Enable the input filter: INPut1:FILTer:STATe ON; INPut2:FILTer:
STATe ON
2 Set the AC Standard output to 0.95V @ 25 kHz and connect the
standard to the digitizer’s channel 1.
3 Perform the filter bandwidth measurement using INITiate. Retrieve
the reading using DATA? 1,(@1). Record the result on the
Performance Test Record and verify the result is within specified
limits.
4. Move the AC Standard output to the channel 2 input. Perform the
filter bandwidth measurement using INITiate. Retrieve the reading
using DATA? 1,(@2). Verify the result is within specified limits and
record the result.
5 Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for channels 3 and 4 on the E1564A
4-Channel Digitizer using: VOLT3:RANG 1, INPut3:FILTer:
FREQ 25e3, INPut3:FILTer:STATe ON, VOLT4:RANG 1,
INPut4:FILTer:FREQ 25e3, INPut4:FILTer: STATe ON.
6 E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer: Test the remaining three filters present
on the E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the
remaining three input frequencies in Table D-5 for channels 3 and 4.
NOTE
This requires you change input filters before you begin testing by executing
the INPut<channel>:FILTer:FREQ <filter_frequency> command. Also,
Step 3 requires DATA? 1,(@3) and Step 5 requires DATA? 1,(@4).
Table D-5. Filter Bandwidth Verification Test Points.
Appendix D
E1563A RANGE
INPUT
INPUT FREQ
Error from input value
1V
1V
25 kHz
-3 dB ±2 dB
E1564A RANGE
INPUT
INPUT FREQ
Error from input value
1V
1V
25 kHz
-3 dB ±2 dB
1V
1V
1.5 kHz
-3 dB ±2 dB
1V
1V
6 kHz
-3 dB ±2 dB
1V
1V
100 kHz
-3 dB ±2 dB
Digitizers Verification Tests 157
Performance Test Record
The Performance Test Record for the E1563A and E1564A digitizers is a
form you can copy and use to record performance test results for the
digitizers. This form shows the digitizer accuracy limits, the measurement
uncertainty from the source and the test accuracy ratio (TAR).
NOTE
Digitizer Accuracy
The accuracy, measurement uncertainty and TAR values shown on the
Performance Test Record are valid ONLY for the specific test conditions,
test equipment and assumptions described. If you use different test
equipment or change the test conditions, you will need to compute the
specific values for your test setup.
Accuracy is defined for gain measurements using the 1-year specifications
in Appendix A. The "High Limit" and "Low Limit" columns represent the
digitizer accuracy for the specified test conditions.
Measurement
Uncertainty
Test Accuracy Ratio
(TAR)
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Measurement Uncertainty as listed in the Performance Test Record is
calculated assuming a Fluke 5700A for all measurements. The uncertainties
describe error you can expect from the source. These uncertainties are
calculated from the 90-day accuracy specifications for the Fluke 5700A.
Test Accuracy Ratio (TAR) = (high limit - expected measurement) divided by
measurement uncertainty. "N/A" means measurement uncertainty and TAR
do not apply to the measurement. A small TAR indicates the uncertainty of
the source signal starts to approach the digitizer's specification limit.
Appendix D
E1563A/E1564A Digitizers Performance Test Record
General Information
Date: _____________________________________
Report No:______________________________
Test Facility:_______________________________
Tested By:______________________________
Address:__________________________________
Phone:_________________________________
City and State:_____________________________
FAX:___________________________________
ZIP:______________________________________
e-mail:_________________________________
Test Conditions
Model:____________________________________
Ambient Temperature:__________________oC
Serial Number:_____________________________
Relative Humidity:______________________%
Firmware Revision: _________________________
Line Frequency: __________________ Hz (nominal)
Notes:
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Test Equipment Used
Appendix D
Model No.
Trace No.
Cal Due Date
Digitizers Verification Tests 159
Date___________________
PERFORMANCE TEST RECORD
H E1563A 2-Channel Digitizer
H E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer
CHANNEL:
Test
Input
Digitizer
Range
Low
Limit
H1
H2
Measured
Reading
H3
H4
High
Limit
Meas
Uncert
Test
Accuracy
Ratio
Zero Offset Test
0
62 mV
-.000020
.000020
N/A
N/A
0
250 mV
-.000078
.000078
N/A
N/A
0
1V
-.000300
.000300
N/A
N/A
0
4V
-.001200
.001200
N/A
N/A
0
16V
-.021000
.021000
N/A
N/A
0
64V
-.028000
.028000
N/A
N/A
0
256V
-.079000
.079000
N/A
N/A
0
62 mV
0
57 mV max
N/A
N/A
0
250 mV
0
180 mV max
N/A
N/A
0
1V
0
720 mV max
N/A
N/A
0
4V
0
2.88 mV max
N/A
N/A
0
16V
0
14.7 mV
N/A
N/A
0
64V
0
48 mV
N/A
N/A
0
189 mV
N/A
N/A
Noise Test
0
256V
Gain Test
55 mV
62 mV
54.9613 mV
55.0387 mV
.0000011
>10:1
-55 mV
62 mV
-55.0387 mV
-54.9613 mV
.0000011
>10:1
240 mV
250 mV
239.84 mV
240.16 mV
.0000022
>10:1
-240 mV
250 mV
-240.16 mV
-239.84 mV
.0000022
>10:1
0.95V
1V
0.949377 V
0.950623 V
.0000069
>10:1
-0.95V
1V
-0.950623 V
-0.949377 V
.0000069
>10:1
3.8V
4V
3.79751 V
3.80249 V
.000023
>10:1
-3.8V
4V
-3.80249 V
-3.79751 V
.000023
>10:1
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Appendix D
Test
Input
Digitizer
Range
Low
Limit
Measured
Reading
High
Limit
Meas
Uncert
Test
Accuracy
Ratio
Gain Test (continued)
15V
16V
14.9739 V
15.0261 V
.000083
>10:1
-15V
16V
-15.0261 V
-14.9739 V
.000083
>10:1
60V
64V
59.9516 V
60.0484 V
.00046
>10:1
-60V
64V
-60.0484 V
-59.9516 V
.00046
>10:1
100V
256V
99.887 V
100.113 V
.0007
>10:1
-100V
256V
-100.113 V
-99.887 V
.0007
>10:1
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
E1563A 25 kHz Filter Bandwidth Test
1V @
1 MHz
no filter
1V
1V @
25 kHz
25 kHz filter
1V
E1564A Filter Bandwidth Test (4 filters)
1V @
1 MHz
1V @
1.5 kHz
1V
no filter
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
1V
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
-5 dB
-1 dB
N/A
N/A
1.5 kHz
filter
1V @
6 kHz
6 kHz filter
1V @
25 kHz
25 kHz filter
1V @
100 kHz
Appendix D
1V
1V
1V
100 kHz
filter
Digitizers Verification Tests 161
Notes:
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Appendix D
Appendix E
Digitizers Adjustments
Introduction
This appendix contains procedures for adjusting the calibration constants
in the E1563A and E1564A digitizer. See "Calibration Interval" for
recommendations on time intervals.
NOTE
You must set the module’s "FLASH" and "CALIBRATION CONSTANTS"
switches to the "Write Enable" position before you perform any adjustment.
This allows modified calibration constants to be stored in memory when
you execute CAL:STORe.
Closed-Cover
Electronic
Calibration
The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers feature closed-cover electronic
calibration. There are no internal mechanical adjustments. When
you input CAL:VALue <voltage>, the digitizer measures the applied voltage
when performing a zero or a range gain calibration and then calculates
correction factors based on this known input reference value. You store the
new correction factors in non-volatile memory using the CAL:STORe
command. (Non-volatile memory does not change when power is turned
off or after a remote interface reset.)
Calibration Intervals
The E1563A and E1564A Digitizers should be calibrated on a regular
interval as determined by the measurement accuracy requirements of
your application. A 90-day interval is recommended for the most demanding
applications, while a 1 year or 2 year interval may be adequate for less
demanding applications. Agilent does not recommend extending calibration
intervals beyond 2 years in any application.
Whatever calibration interval you select, Agilent recommends complete
re-adjustment always be performed at the calibration interval. This will
increase the probability the E1563A or E1564A will remain in specification
for the next calibration interval. This criteria for readjustment provides the
best measure of the digitizer's long-term stability. Performance data
measured this way can be used to extend future calibration intervals.
NOTE
Appendix E
Agilent Technologies offers a wide variety of calibration and repair
services. For information about calibration and repair services, go to
http://www.agilent.com and click Products and Services, then click
Test and Measurement, and then click Calibration and Repair Services.
Digitizers Adjustments 163
Adjustment Procedures
WARNING
Adjustment
Conditions
Do not perform any of the following adjustments unless you
are a qualified, service-trained technician, and have read
the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS in this manual. Adjustment
procedures should be performed in the order shown in
this manual.
See Table D-1, Recommended Test Equipment, for test equipment
requirements. For optimum performance, all adjustment procedures should
comply with following test conditions:
• Ambient temperature of the test area is between 18°C and 28°C
and stable to within ±1oC.
• Ambient relative humidity of the test area is <80%.
• Must have a one hour warm-up with all input signals removed.
• Shielded twisted Teflonâ insulated cable or other high impedance,
low dielectric absorption cable is recommended for all
measurements.
• Keep cables as short as possible. Long test leads can act as an
antenna causing pick-up of ac signals and contributing to
measurement errors.
General Procedure
Follow each adjustment by a performance verification test for added
confidence. We recommend the following general procedure.
1. Perform the Zero Adjustment Procedure
2. Perform the Gain Adjustment Procedure(s)
3. Perform the Performance Verification Tests.
CAUTION
ORDER OF ADJUSTMENTS REQUIREMENT. Range adjustments
MUST be performed in the order given in the adjustment table. An
accurate range adjustment requires the range adjustments prior to
the one in progress be within specification.
CAUTION
ZERO ADJUSTMENT REQUIREMENT. The zero adjustment must
be a recent adjustment prior to performing the gain adjustments. It
is recommended you perform the zero adjustment one time just
before performing the gain adjustments.
164 Digitizers Adjustments
Appendix E
CAUTION
ABORTING AN ADJUSTMENT IN PROGRESS. Sometimes it
becomes necessary to abort an adjustment once the procedure has
been initiated. Issuing a remote interface device clear command will
abort the adjustment in progress.
Never turn off mainframe power while the digitizer is making an
adjustment. If power is removed during a zero adjustment, ALL
calibration memory may be lost. If power is removed during any gain
adjustment, calibration memory for the function being adjusted may
be lost.
NOTE
The Agilent Technologies Universal Instrument Drivers CD received with
the E1563A or E1564A contains calibration and performance verification
program source code written in ANSI C. Calibration programs are
E1563CAL.C and E1564CAL.C. Performance verification programs are
E1563VER.C and E1564VER.C.
Zero Adjustment
This procedure sets the zero calibration constants for each digitizer range.
The digitizer calculates a new offset correction constant for the current
range when the CALibration:ZERO[<channel>] command is executed.
The zero adjustment procedure takes about 20 seconds per channel to
calculate new zero offset cal constants for all ranges of the channel.
The digitizer calculates a new set of offset correction constants for all ranges
of a channel when the CALibration:ZERO[<channel>]:ALL? command is
executed. The digitizer will sequence through all ranges automatically and
calculate new zero offset calibration constants automatically.
CAUTION
DO NOT REMOVE POWER. Do not remove power from the
mainframe during the digitizer's Zero Adjustment. You may lose
ALL calibration memory if power is removed while the digitizer is
adjusting.
1 Reset the Digitizer by executing *RST.
2 Switch the internal short across each channel’s input by executing
DIAG:SHORt<channel> for all channels. For example, DIAG:SHOR1;
DIAG:SHOR2; etc.
3 Send CAL:VAL 0 <input> CALibration <value>.
4 Perform the adjustment by sending CAL:ZERO<channel>:ALL?
once for each channel and reading the calibration success result (a
non-zero response indicates a calibration error occurred).
Appendix E
Digitizers Adjustments 165
E1563A Gain Adjustment
NOTE
The zero adjustment procedure MUST have been recently performed prior
to beginning any gain adjustment procedure. Zero adjustment should be
performed one time followed by the other gain adjustments. Each range in
the gain adjustment procedure for each channel takes less than 5 seconds
to complete.
1 Reset the E1563A Digitizer by executing *RST.
2 Set the DC Standard output to 55 mV for the first gain adjustment.
3 Connect the DC Standard output across the E1563A "H" and "L"
input terminals of channel 1.
4 Prepare the E1563A for calibration:
•
•
•
Set the channel’s range: VOLT<channel>:RANG <range>
Set calibration source to external: CAL:SOUR EXT
Send input value: CAL:VAL <input voltage> (see Table E-1, Gain
Adjustment Range Input Voltages, for <range> and <input voltage>
values)
5 Perform the adjustment by sending CAL:GAIN<channel> (adjusts
each channel in about 5 seconds).
6 Send SYST:ERR? and read the result to verify the calibration
command was successful.
7 Repeat steps 3 through 6 for ranges and inputs in Table E-1.
8 Repeat steps 2 through 7 for channel 2.
Table E-1. Gain Adjustment Range Input Voltages.
NOTE
166 Digitizers Adjustments
Channel Range
Input Voltage
62 mV
55 mV
0.25V
0.24V
1V
0.95V
4V
3.8V
16V
15V
Valid calibration input values sent to the digitizer are 0.85 to 0.98 of Full
Scale for the range being adjusted. The CAL:VAL <input voltage>
parameter must equal the actual input value. For example, if you input
0.9V to calibrate the 1V range (instead of 0.95), send CAL:VAL 0.9 to the
digitizer prior to the CAL:GAIN <channel> command.
Appendix E
E1564A Gain Adjustment
NOTE
The zero adjustment procedure MUST have been recently performed prior
to beginning any gain adjustment procedure. Zero adjustment should be
performed one time followed by the other gain adjustments. Each range in
the gain adjustment procedure for each channel takes less than 5 seconds
to complete
The E1564A 4-Channel Digitizer has an internal DAC that outputs to a
calibration bus on the front panel Calibration Bus Output (D-connector).
This procedure uses the calibration bus and does not require an external
DC Standard.
You must set the "FLASH" and "CALIBRATION CONSTANTS" switch
to "write enable" before you can store new calibration constants. It is
recommended you do this prior to starting the calibration procedures.
Execute CAL:STORe to store the new calibration constants following the
calibration procedures. Restore the switches to the "Read Only" position
after you store the new calibration constants.
1 Reset the E1564A Digitizer by executing *RST.
2 Connect a voltmeter to the Calibration Bus Output on the front panel
D-connector (see Figure E-1). Set the voltmeter to the DCV function.
Figure E-1. E1564A Gain Adjustment Voltmeter Connections
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3 Prepare the E1564A for calibration:
• Set the channel’s range: VOLT<channel>:RANG <range>
• Set the calibration source to internal: CAL:SOUR INT
• Set the CAL DAC output voltage:CAL:DAC:VOLT <voltage> (see
Table E-2 for <range> settings and CAL DAC <voltage> setting)
4 Note the voltmeter reading from the calibration bus output.
5 Send the value measured from the calibration bus output as the
parameter for the calibration value: CAL:VAL <voltage>
6 Perform the adjustment by sending CAL:GAIN<channel> (adjusts
each channel in about 5 seconds).
7 Send SYST:ERR? and read the result to verify the calibration
command was successful.
8 Repeat Steps 3 through 7 for ranges and inputs in Table E-2.
9 Repeat steps 3 through 8 for channels 2, 3 and 4.
Table 3-1. Gain Adjustment Range Input Voltages
NOTE
168 Digitizers Adjustments
Channel Range
CAL DAC Voltage
62 mV
55 mV
0.25V
0.24V
1V
0.95V
4V
3.8V
16V
15V
Valid calibration input values sent to the digitizer are 0.85 to 0.98 of
Full Scale for the range being adjusted. The CAL:VAL <input voltage>
parameter must equal the actual input value. For example, if you input
0.9V to calibrate the 1V range (instead of 0.95), send CAL:VAL 0.9 to the
digitizer prior to the CAL:GAIN<channel> command.
Appendix E
Index
E1563A/E1564A Digitizers User’s Manual
A
A24 Offset register, 128
abbreviated commands, 46
ABORt subsystem, 48
accuracy, digitizers, 158
addressing registers, 121
adjustment procedures, 164
adjustments, digitizers, 163
B
base address, 122
C
cabling considerations, 23
CALCulate subsystem
CALCulate:LIMit:FAIL?, 49
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer:DATA, 50
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer:DATA?, 50
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe], 51
CALCulate:LIMit:LOWer[:STATe]?, 51
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer:DATA, 51
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer:DATA?, 52
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe], 52
CALCulate:LIMit:UPPer[:STATe]?, 53
calibration, 163
calibration errors, 149
Calibration Flash ROM Address register, 131
Calibration Flash ROM Data register, 132
calibration intervals, 163
Calibration Source register, 132
CALibration subsystem
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage, 54
CALibration:DAC:VOLTage?, 55
CALibration:DATA?, 55
CALibration:GAIN, 55
CALibration:SOURce, 57
CALibration:SOURce?, 58
CALibration:STATe, 58
CALibration:STATe?, 58
CALibration:STORe, 59
CALibration:VALue, 59
CALibration:VALue?, 60
CALibration:ZERO, 60
CALibration:ZERO:ALL?, 61
Cache Count register, 128
cautions, 17
channel block diagram, 34
commands
abbreviated, 46
implied, 46
separators, 46
types, 45
common commands
*CLS, 110
*ESE, 110
*ESE?, 110
*ESR?, 111
*IDN?, 111
*OPC, 111
*OPC?, 112
*RST, 112
*SRE?, 113
*STB?, 113
*TST?, 114
*WAI, 114
format, 45
quick reference, 109
configuring the digitizers, 19
CVTable registers
CVTable Channel 1 register,
CVTable Channel 2 register,
CVTable Channel 3 register,
CVTable Channel 4 register,
130
130
131
131
D
declaration of conformity, 11
description, digitizers, 13
Device Type register, 126
DIAGnostic subsystem
DIAGnostic:DAC:GAIN, 63, 65
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet, 64
DIAGnostic:DAC:OFFSet:RAMP, 64
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce, 65
DIAGnostic:DAC:SOURce:RAMP, 65
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE, 66
DIAGnostic:INTerrupt:LINE?, 66
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE, 66
DIAGnostic:MEMory:SIZE?, 67
DIAGnostic:PEEK?, 67
DIAGnostic:POKE, 69
DIAGnostic:SHORt, 70
DIAGnostic:SHORt?, 70
DIAGnostic:STATus?, 70
Index 169
D (continued)
digitizers
accuracy, 158
adding RAM, 19
addressing registers, 121
adjustment procedures, 164
adjustments, 163
application examples, 42
base address, 122
block diagram, 33
cable connector assembly, 27
cabling considerations, 23
calibration, 163
calibration bus output port, 24
Calibration Flash ROM Address register, 131
Calibration Flash ROM Data register, 132
calibration intervals, 163
Calibration Source register, 132
channel block diagram, 34
command types, 45
configuring, 19
CVTable Channel 1 register, 130
CVTable Channel 2 register, 130
CVTable Channel 3 register, 131
CVTable Channel 4 register, 131
description, 13
Device Type register, 126
E1563A front panel features, 15
E1563A gain adjustment, 166
E1564A front panel features, 16
E1564A gain adjustment, 167
error messages, 145
external trigger input port, 24
external triggering, 38
FIFO High Word/Low Word registers, 128
Filter Bandwidth verification test, 157
front panel features, 14
Gain Verification performance test, 156
ID register, 126
initial operation, 30
input cabling, 2-wire, 24
input cabling, 3-wire, 24
input model, 25
input overload, 36
installing in mainframe, 22
internal triggering, 37
Interrupt Control register, 129
Interrupt Source register, 130
170 Index
digitizers (cont’d)
master-slave operation, 38
measurement uncertainty, 158
memory sizes, 13
Noise Verification perfomance test, 155
Offset and Cache Count register, 128
operation, 33
overload voltages, 14
performance test conditions, 152
Performance Test Record, 158
power-on state, 35
Pre-Trigger Count High Word register, 136
Pre-Trigger Count Low Word register, 137
Range, Filter, Connect Channel 3, 4 register, 133
READ registers, 125
recommended test equipment, 151
register descriptions, 124
register offset, 123
register-based programming, 121
reset state, 35
Sample Control register, 138
Sample Count High Byte register, 137
Sample Count Low Word register, 137
Sample Period High Byte register, 136
Sample Period Low Word register, 136
Samples Taken High Byte register, 131
Samples Taken Low Word register, 131
SCPI commands, 45
setting interrupt line, 21
setting logical address, 21
specifications, 119
Status/Control register, 126
Test Accuracy Ratio, 158
trigger block diagram, 35
Trigger Control register, 137
trigger input port cables, 24
trigger sources, 37
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 register, 134
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 register, 135
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 register, 135
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 register, 136
triggering, 37
verification tests, 151
WRITE registers, 124
Zero Adjustment procedures, 165
Zero Offset verification test, 154
digitizers application examples, 42
documentation history, 10
E
E1563A gain adjustment, 166
E1564A gain adjustment, 167
error messages, 145
calibration errors, 149
execution errors, 145
self-test errors, 149
examples
Digitizer Self-Test, 153
Initial Operation, 30
Master Module Configuration, 39
Sampling Using Immediate Triggering, 43
Slave Module Configuration, 40
Three-Wire Connections (Bridge), 25
Three-Wire Connections (Voltage Measure), 26
Triggering Using External Triggering, 44
Triggering Using Internal Level Trigger, 43
Two-Wire Connections (Coaxial Cable), 26
Two-Wire Connections (Differential Source), 27
F
FIFO High Word/Low Word registers, 128
Filter Bandwidth verification test, 157
format, common commands, 45
FORMat subsystem
FORMat[:DATA], 72
FORMat[:DATA]?, 72
front panel features, 14
functional verification test, 153
G
Gain Verification test, 156
I
ID register, 126
implied commands, 46
initial operation, 30
INITiate subsystem
INITiate:CONTinuous, 73
INITiate:CONTinuous?, 74
INITiate[:IMMediate], 74
input overload condition, 36
INPut subsystem
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ, 75
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs]:FREQ?, 75
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe], 76
INPut:FILTer[:LPASs][:STATe]?, 76
INPut[:STATe], 76
INPut[:STATe]?, 76
installing digitizers in mainframe, 22
Interrupt Control register, 129
interrupt line, setting, 21
Interrupt Source register, 130
L
linking commands, 47
logical address, setting, 21
M
master-slave operation, 38
measurement uncertainty, 158
N
Noise Verification test, 155
O
Offset and Cache Count register, 128
offset, register, 123
operation, digitizers, 33
OUTPut subsystem
OUTPut:TLT:SOURce?, 77
OUTput:TTLT:SOURce, 77
OUTPut:TTLT[:STATe], 78
OUTPut:TTLT[:STATe]?, 78
overload voltages, 14
P
Performance Test Record, 158
performance tests, conditions, 152
performance verification
Filter Bandwidth test, 157
Gain Verification test, 156
Noise Verification test, 155
performance verification test programs, 152
performance verification tests, 154
power-on state, 35
Pre-Trigger Count High Word register, 136
Pre-Trigger Count Low Word register, 137
programming, register-based, 121
R
RAM, adding, 19
Range, Filter, Connect Channel 1, 2 register, 133
Range, Filter, Connect Channel 3, 4 register, 133
READ registers, 125
recommended test equipment, 151
register descriptions, 124
Index 171
R (continued)
register offset, 123
register-based programming, 121
registers
A24 Offset, 128
addressing, 121
base address, 122
Calibration Flash ROM Address, 131
Calibration Flash ROM Data, 132
Calibration Source, 132
CVTable Channel 1, 130
CVTable Channel 2, 130
CVTable Channel 3, 131
CVTable Channel 4, 131
description, 124
Device Type, 126
FIFO High Word/Low Word, 128
ID register, 126
Interrupt Control, 129
Interrupt Source, 130
Offset and Cache Count, 128
Pre-Trigger Count High Word, 136
Pre-Trigger Count Low Word, 137
Range, Filter, Connect Channel 3, 4, 133
READ registers, 125
Sample Control, 138
Sample Count High Byte, 137
Sample Count Low Word, 137
Sample Period High Byte, 136
Sample Period Low Word, 136
Samples Taken High Byte, 131
Samples Taken Low Word, 131
Status/Control, 126
Trigger Control, 137
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1, 134
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2, 135
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3, 135
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4, 136
WRITE registers, 124
reset state, 35
restricted rights statement, 9
S
safety symbols, 10
Sample Control register, 138
Sample Count High Byte register, 137
Sample Count Low Word register, 137
Sample Period High Byte register, 136
Sample Period Low Word register, 136
172 Index
SAMPle subsystem
SAMPle:COUNt, 79
SAMPle:COUNt?, 80
SAMPle[:IMMediate], 80
SAMPLe:PRETrigger:COUNt, 80
SAMPle:PRETrigger:COUNt?, 81
SAMPle:SLOPe, 82
SAMPle:SLOPe?, 82
SAMPle:SOURce, 82
SAMPle:SOURce?, 83
SAMPle:TIMer, 84
SAMPle:TIMer?, 84
Samples Taken High Byte register, 131
Samples Taken Low Word register, 131
SCPI command reference, 47
SCPI commands, 45
abbreviated, 46
abbreviated commands, 46
command reference, 47
command separator, 46
format, 45
implied, 46
implied commands, 46
linking commands, 47
parameters, 46
quick reference, 115
[SENSe:] subsystem
[SENSe:]DATA?, 85
[SENSe:]DATA:ALL?, 87
[SENSe:]DATA:COUNt?, 88
[SENSe:]DATA:CVTable?, 88
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTerna:FREQuency?, 89
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:EXTernal:FREQuency, 89
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURCe, 90
[SENSe:]ROSCillator:SOURce?, 90
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts, 91
[SENSe:]SWEep:OFFSet:POINts?, 91
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts, 91
[SENSe:]SWEep:POINts?, 91
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<chan>] [:DC]:RANGe?, 92
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<chan>][:DC]:RANGe, 92
[SENSe:]VOLTage[<chan>][:DC]:RES?, 92
specifications, digitizers, 119
Status/Control register, 126
STATus subsystem
STATus:OPERation:CONDition?, 95
STATus:OPERation:ENABle, 95
STATus:OPERation:ENABle?, 95
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]?, 96
STATus:PRESet, 96
S (continued)
V
STATus subsystem (cont’d)
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition?, 96
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle, 96
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle?, 96
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?, 96
SYSTem subsystem
SYSTem:ERRor?, 97
SYSTem:VERSion?, 97
W
WARNINGS, 10
Warnings, 17
warranty statement, 9
WRITE registers, 124
Z
T
Test Accuracy Ratio (TAR), 158
test equipment, recommended, 151
TEST subsystem
TEST:ERRor?, 98
TEST:NUMBer?, 98
TEST:TST[:RESults]?, 103
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 1 register,
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 2 register,
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 3 register,
Trigger/Interrupt Level Channel 4 register,
Trigger Control register, 137
trigger sources, 37
TRIGger subsystem
TRIGger[:IMMediate], 104
TRIGger:LEVel, 104
TRIGger:LEVel?, 105
TRIGger:MODE, 105
TRIGger:MODE?, 106
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>], 106
TRIGger:SLOPe[<n>]?, 107
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>], 107
TRIGger:SOURce[<n>]?, 108
triggering the digitizers, 37
verification tests, 151
Zero Adjustment procedure, 165
Zero Offset verification test, 154
134
135
135
136
Index 173