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Table of Contents
Getting started
Introduction .......................................................................................................
Remote control....................................................................................................
Ethernet control .........................................................................................
GPIB control.............................................................................................
Documentation....................................................................................................
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Syntax and commands
Command syntax .................................................................................................
Syntax overview .............................................................................................
Command and query structure .............................................................................
Clearing the instrument .....................................................................................
Command entry ..............................................................................................
Parameter types ..............................................................................................
SCPI commands and queries ...............................................................................
Sequential, blocking, and overlapping commands .......................................................
Command groups ...............................................................................................
Calibration group commands .............................................................................
Clock group commands ...................................................................................
Control group commands .................................................................................
Diagnostic group commands .............................................................................
Display group commands .................................................................................
Function generator group commands....................................................................
IEEE mandated and optional group commands ........................................................
Instrument group commands .............................................................................
Mass memory group commands .........................................................................
Output group commands ..................................................................................
Sequence group commands...............................................................................
Source group commands ..................................................................................
Status group command ....................................................................................
Synchronization group commands .......................................................................
System group commands .................................................................................
Trigger group commands .................................................................................
Waveform group commands..............................................................................
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Command descriptions.........................................................................................
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Status and events
Status and events .................................................................................................
Status and event reporting system .........................................................................
Status byte ....................................................................................................
Standard Event Status Block (SESB)......................................................................
Operation status block.......................................................................................
Questionable status block ...................................................................................
Queues ........................................................................................................
Status and event processing sequence .....................................................................
Synchronizing execution ....................................................................................
Error messages and codes .....................................................................................
Command errors ...........................................................................................
Execution errors............................................................................................
Device specific errors .....................................................................................
Query and system errors ..................................................................................
AWG70000A series error codes..........................................................................
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Appendices
Appendix A: Character charts..................................................................................
Appendix B: Raw socket specification ........................................................................
Appendix C: Factory initialization settings ...................................................................
Appendix D: Master & slave operation .......................................................................
Operation with the AWG70000 as a master .............................................................
Operation with the AWG70000 as a slave ...............................................................
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AWG70000 Series Programmer Manual
Getting started
Introduction
This programmer guide provides you with the information required to use
Programmable Interface (PI) commands for remotely controlling your AWG.
With this information you can write computer programs that perform functions
such as setting the front-panel controls, selecting clock source, setting sampling
rate, and exporting data for use in other programs.
In addition to the LAN electronic interface, your AWG is provided with a TekVISA
GPIB-compatible interface, (referred to as the virtual GPIB interface).
The programmer guide is divided into the following major sections:
Getting Started: provides basic information about setting up your AWG for
remote control.
Command Syntax: provides an overview of the command syntax that you
will use to communicate with the AWG and other general information about
commands, such as how commands and queries are constructed, how to enter
commands, constructed mnemonics, and argument types.
Command Groups: contains all the commands listed in functional groups.
Each group consists of an overview of the commands in that group and a table
that lists all the commands and queries for that group.
Status and Events: discusses the status and event reporting system for the
LAN interface. This system informs you of certain significant events that
occur within the AWG.
Appendices: contains miscellaneous information, such as LAN interface
specifications that may be helpful when using remote commands to control
the AWG.
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Remote control
Remote control
You can remotely control communications between your instrument and a PC via
Ethernet or GPIB cables. Refer to the following sections describing the setups and
connections required.
Ethernet control
If you are using Ethernet, start by connecting an appropriate Ethernet cable to the
Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector) on the rear panel of the instrument. This connects
the instrument to a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T local area network.
The AWG accepts two types of Ethernet LAN connections:
VXI-11 Server: VXI-11 protocol is used through TekVISA. TekVISA is
preinstalled on the instrument, but to use this protocol, TekVISA must also be
installed on the remote controller (PC).
Simple Raw Socket: Raw socket server using the Socket Server Plus
application. The Socket Server Plus application is preinstalled on the
instrument.
Raw Socket setup. The following steps to configure the Socket Server Plus
application.
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1. Enable the Socket Server Plus application.
a. In the Windows notification area, click the arrow to show the hidden icons.
b. Locate the icon representing the Socket Server Plus application.
c. Right click on the icon and select Start Socket Server Plus.
2. Set the properties for the Socket Server Plus application.
a. Right click on the icon again and select Properties.
b. In the Properties dialog box, set the Socket Server to enable (start) at
system power up.
c. The default Port is set to 4001. Typically, this does not need to change.
NOTE. You can change the Port number as long as it doesn’t conflict with other
applications. For instance, TekVISA defaults to Port 4000 for communication.
IP address. By default, the AWGs are specified to automatically acquire an IP
address by DHCP. Refer to Windows documentation regarding network-related
parameters.
GPIB control
The AWG has a USB 2.0 high-speed (HS) device port to control the instrument
through USBTMC or GPIB with a TEK-USB-488 Adapter. The USBTMC
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protocol allows USB devices to communicate using IEEE488 style messages.
This lets you run your GPIB software applications on USB hardware.
To use GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus), start by connecting an appropriate
USB cable to the USB 2.0 high-speed (HS) device port on the rear panel of the
AWG. Connect the other end to the TEK-USB-488 Adapter host port. Then
connect a GPIB cable from the TEK-USB-488 Adapter to your PC.
Before setting up the instrument for remote communication using the electronic
(physical) GPIB interface, you should familiarize yourself with the following
GPIB requirements:
A unique device address must be assigned to each device on the bus. No two
devices can share the same device address.
No more than 15 devices can be connected to any one line.
One device should be connected for every 6 feet (2 meters) of cable used.
No more than 65 feet (20 meters) of cable should be used to connect devices
to a bus.
At least two-thirds of the devices on the network should be powered on while
using the network.
Connect the devices on the network in a star or linear configuration. Do not
use loop or parallel configurations.
The default setting for the GPIB configuration is GPIB Address 1. If you need to
change the GPIB address, do the following:
1. Display the Utilities screen and select System.
2. Set the GPIB address.
3. If the TEK-USB-488 adapter is connected to the instrument, disconnect and
reconnect the adapter to ensure the new address is acquired.
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Documentation
Documentation
Review the following table to locate more information about this product.
To read about
Use these documents
Safety and Installation
Read the Safety and Installation manual for general safety information and proper instrument
installation.
Operation and User Interface Help
Access the user help from the Help menu for information on controls and screen elements.
Programmer commands
Read the Programmer manual to learn the proper syntax of remote commands. This manual is
available on the Tektronix Web site (www.Tektronix.com/manuals).
Specifications and Performance
Verification procedures
Read the Technical Reference document for specifications and the performance verification
procedures. This manual is available on the Tektronix Web site (www.Tektronix.com/manuals).
Service Procedures
Read the Service Manual to service the AWG to the module level. This manual is available on
the Tektronix Web site (www.Tektronix.com/manuals).
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Command syntax
Syntax overview
Control the operations and functions of the AWG through the LAN interface
using commands and queries. The related topics listed below describe the syntax
of these commands and queries. The topics also describe the conventions that the
AWG uses to process them. See the Command Groups topic for a listing of the
commands by command group or use the index to locate a specific command.
Refer to the following table for the symbols that are used.
Table 2-1: Syntax symbols and their meanings
Symbol
<>
Meaning
::=
Is defined as
|
Exclusive OR
{}
Group; one element is required
[]
...
Optional; can be omitted
()
Comment
Defined element
Previous elements can be repeated
Command and query structure
Overview
Commands consist of set commands and query commands (usually called
commands and queries). Commands modify instrument settings or tell the
instrument to perform a specific action. Queries cause the instrument to return
data and status information.
Most commands have both a set form and a query form. The query form
of the command differs from the set form by its question mark on the end.
For example, the set command AWGControl:RSTate has a query form
AWGControl:RSTate?. Not all commands have both a set and a query form.
Some commands have only set and some have only query.
Messages
A command message is a command or query name followed by any information
the instrument needs to execute the command or query. Command messages may
contain five element types, defined in the following table.
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Table 2-2: Message symbols and their meanings
Commands
Symbol
Meaning
<Header>
This is the basic command name. If the header ends with a
question mark, the command is a query. The header may begin
with a colon (:) character. If the command is concatenated with
other commands, the beginning colon is required. Never use the
beginning colon with command headers beginning with a star (*).
<Mnemonic>
This is a header subfunction. Some command headers have only
one mnemonic. If a command header has multiple mnemonics, a
colon (:) character always separates them from each other.
<Argument>
This is a quantity, quality, restriction, or limit associated with the
header. Some commands have no arguments while others have
multiple arguments. A <space> separates arguments from the
header. A <comma> separates arguments from each other.
<Comma>
A single comma is used between arguments of multiple-argument
commands. Optionally, there may be white space characters
before and after the comma.
<Space>
A white space character is used between a command header and
the related argument. Optionally, a white space may consist of
multiple white space characters.
Commands cause the instrument to perform a specific function or change one of
the settings. Commands have the structure:
[:]<Header>[<Space><Argument>[<Comma><Argument>]...]
A command header consists of one or more mnemonics arranged in a hierarchical
or tree structure. The first mnemonic is the base or root of the tree and each
subsequent mnemonic is a level or branch off the previous one. Commands at a
higher level in the tree may affect those at a lower level. The leading colon (:)
always returns you to the base of the command tree.
Queries
Queries cause the instrument to return status or setting information. Queries
have the structure:
[:]<Header>?
[:]<Header>?[<Space><Argument>[<Comma><Argument>]...]
Clearing the instrument
Use the Device Clear (DCL) or Selected Device Clear (SDC) functions to clear
the Output Queue and reset the instrument to accept a new command or query.
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Command entry
Rules
The following rules apply when entering commands:
You can enter commands in upper or lower case.
You can precede any command with white space characters. White space
characters include any combination of the ASCII control characters 00 through
09 and 0B through 20 hexadecimal (0 through 9 and 11 through 32 decimal).
The instrument ignores commands consisting of any combination of white
space characters and line feeds.
Abbreviating
Concatenating
You can abbreviate many instrument commands. Each command in this
documentation shows the abbreviations in capitals. For example, enter the
command TRIGger:LEVel simply as TRIG:LEV.
Use a semicolon (;) to concatenate any combination of set commands and queries.
The instrument executes concatenated commands in the order received. When
concatenating commands and queries, follow these rules:
1. Separate completely different headers by a semicolon and by the beginning
colon on all commands except the first one. For example, the commands
TRIGger:IMPedance 50 and SOURce:RMODe TRIGgered, can be
concatenated into the following single command:
TRIGger:IMPedance 50;:RMODe TRIGgered
2. If concatenated commands have headers that differ by only the last mnemonic,
you can abbreviate the second command and eliminate the beginning
colon. For example, you can concatenate the commands TRIGger:SOURCE
EXTernal and TRIGger:SLOPe NEGative into a single command:
TRIGger:SOURce EXTernal; SLOPe NEGative
The longer version works equally well:
TRIGger:SOURCE EXTernal;:TRIGger:SLOPe NEGative
3. Never precede a star (*) command with a semicolon (;) or colon (:).
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4. When you concatenate queries, the responses to all the queries are
concatenated into a single response message. For example, if the
high level of marker one of channel one is 1.0 V and the low level is
0.0 V, the concatenated query SOURce1:MARKer1:VOLTage:HIGH?;
SOURce1:MARKer1:VOLTage:LOW? will return the following:
1.0;0.0
5. Set commands and queries may be concatenated in the same message. For
example, TRIGger:SOURce EXTernal; SLOPe? is a valid message that
sets the trigger source to External. The message then queries the external
trigger slope. Concatenated commands and queries are executed in the order
received.
Terminating
This documentation uses <EOM> (end of message) to represent a message
terminator.
Table 2-3: Message terminator and meaning
Symbol
Meaning
<EOM>
Message terminator
For messages sent to the instrument, the end-of-message terminator must be the
END message (EOI asserted concurrently with the last data byte). The instrument
always terminates messages with LF and EOI. It allows white space before the
terminator. For example, it allows CR LF.
Parameter types
Parameters are indicated by angle brackets, such as <file_name>. There are
several different types of parameters, as listed in the following table. The
parameter type is listed after the parameter. Some parameter types are defined
specifically for the instrument command set and some are defined by SCPI.
Table 2-4: Parameter types, their descriptions, and examples
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Parameter type
Description
Example
Arbitrary block
A block of data bytes
#512234xxxxx... where 5
indicates that the following
5 digits (12234) specify the
length of the data in bytes;
xxxxx... indicates actual data
or #0xxxxx...<LF><&EOI>
Boolean
Boolean numbers or values
ON or ≠ 0
OFF or 0
Discrete
A list of specific values
MINimum, MAXimum
NaN
Not a Number
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Table 2-4: Parameter types, their descriptions, and examples (cont.)
About MIN, MAX
Block
Parameter type
Description
Example
NR1 numeric
Integers
0, 1, 15, –1
NR2 numeric
Decimal numbers
1.2, 3.141,–6.5
NR3 numeric
Floating point numbers
3.1415E+9
NRf numeric
Flexible decimal numbers
that may be type NR1, NR2,
or NR3
See NR1, NR2, and NR3
examples in this table
String
Alphanumeric characters
(must be within quotation
marks)
"Testing 1, 2, 3"
You can also use MINimum and MAXimum keywords in the commands with
the "Numeric" parameter. Set the minimum value or the maximum value using
these keywords and query these values.
Several instrument commands use a block argument form (see the following table).
Table 2-5: Block symbols and their meanings
Symbol
Meaning
<NZDig>
A nonzero digit character in the range of 1–9
<Dig>
<Dig> A digit character, in the range of 0–9
<DChar>
A character with the hexadecimal equivalent of 00 through FF (0
through 255 decimal) that represents actual data
<Block>
A block of data bytes defined as:
<Block> ::={#<NZDig><Dig>[<Dig>...][<DChar>...]
|#0[<DChar>...]<terminator>}
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Arbitrary block
An arbitrary block argument is defined as:
#<NZDig><Dig>[<Dig>...][<DChar>...]
or
#0[<DChar>...]<terminator>
<NZDig> specifies the number of <Dig> elements that follow. Taken together,
the <NZDig> and <Dig> elements form a decimal integer that specifies how
many <DChar> elements follow.
#0 means that the <Block> is an indefinite length block. The <terminator> ends
the block.
NOTE. The AWGs do not support the indefinite format (a block starts with #0).
Quoted string
Some commands accept or return data in the form of a quoted string, which is
simply a group of ASCII characters enclosed by a single quote (') or double quote
("). For example: "this is a quoted string". This documentation represents these
arguments as follows:
Table 2-6: String symbol and meaning
Symbol
Meaning
<QString >
Quoted string of ASCII text
A quoted string can include any character defined in the 7-bit ASCII character
set. Follow these rules when you use quoted strings:
1. Use the same type of quote character to open and close the string. For
example: "this is a valid string".
2. You can mix quotation marks within a string as long as you follow the
previous rule. For example, "this is an 'acceptable' string".
3. You can include a quote character within a string simply by repeating the
quote.
For example: "here is a "" mark".
4. Strings can have upper or lower case characters.
5. A carriage return or line feed embedded in a quoted string does not terminate
the string, but is treated as just another character in the string.
6. The maximum length of a quoted string returned from a query is 1000
characters.
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Here are some invalid strings:
"Invalid string argument' (quotes are not of the same type)
"test<EOI>" (termination character is embedded in the string)
Units and SI prefix
If the decimal numeric argument refers to voltage, frequency, impedance, or time,
express it using SI units instead of using the scaled explicit point input value
format <NR3>. (SI prefixes are standardized for use in the International System
of Units by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.) For example, use
the input format 200 mV or 1.0 MHz instead of 200.0E-3 or 1.0E+6, respectively,
to specify voltage or frequency.
Omit the unit when you describe commands, but include the SI unit prefix. Enter
both uppercase and lowercase characters. The following list shows examples of
units you can use with the commands.
V for voltage (V).
HZ for frequency (Hz).
OHM for impedance (ohm).
S for time (s).
DBM for power ratio.
PCT for %.
VPP for Peak-to-Peak Voltage (V p-p).
UIPP for Peak-to-Peak, Unit is UI (UI p-p).
UIRMS for RMS, Unit is UI (UIrms).
SPP for Peak-to-Peak, Unit is second (s p-p).
SRMS for RMS, Unit is second (srms).
V/NS for SLEW’s unit (V/ns).
The SI prefixes, which must be included, are shown in the following table. You
can enter both uppercase and lowercase characters.
Table 2-7: SI prefixes and their indexes
SI prefix 1
Corresponding power
EX
1018
PE
1015
T
1012
G
109
MA
106
K
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Table 2-7: SI prefixes and their indexes (cont.)
SI prefix 1
Corresponding power
M
10–3
U2
10–6
N
10–9
P
10–12
F
10–15
A
10–18
1
2
Note that the prefix m/M indicates 10–3 when the decimal numeric argument denotes voltage or time, but
indicates 106 when it denotes frequency.
Note that the prefix u/U is used instead of "μ".
Since M (m) can be interpreted as 1E-3 or 1E6 depending on the units, use mV
for V, and MHz for Hz.
The SI prefixes need units.
correct: 10MHz, 10E+6Hz, 10E+6
incorrect: 10M
SCPI commands and queries
The AWG uses a command language based on the SCPI standard. The SCPI
(Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments) standard was created by
a consortium to provide guidelines for remote programming of instruments.
These guidelines provide a consistent programming environment for instrument
control and data transfer. This environment uses defined programming messages,
instrument responses and data formats that operate across all SCPI instruments,
regardless of manufacturer.
The SCPI language is based on a hierarchical or tree structure that represents a
subsystem (see following figure). The top level of the tree is the root node; it is
followed by one or more lower-level nodes.
You can create commands and queries from these subsystem hierarchy trees.
Commands specify actions for the instrument to perform. Queries return
measurement data and information about parameter settings.
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Sequential, blocking, and overlapping commands
Programming commands (and queries) fall into three command type categories:
Sequential
Blocking
Overlapping
The type of command is important to consider when programming since they
could cause unexpected results if not handled correctly. See the following
explanations and examples.
Sequential commands
Most of the programming commands for the AWG70000A Series are sequential
type commands. This simply means a command will not start until the previous
command has finished.
Following is an example of a series of sequential commands.
In normal operation, these commands could all be sent at once and they would be
queued up and executed sequentially.
Blocking commands
The AWG70000A Series instruments have several commands that are blocking. A
blocking command does not allow any further commands to be executed until it is
finished performing its task, such as a command that changes a hardware setting.
Blocking commands perform similar to sequential commands, but they tend to
take a longer amount of time to complete. Because of the time for a blocking
command to complete, if a number of blocking commands are run in a sequence
followed by a query, the query could time out because the previous blocking
commands have not finished.
Blocking commands are noted in their command descriptions.
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Overlapping commands
Overlapping commands run concurrently with other commands, allowing
additional commands to start before the overlapping command has finished. The
illustration below shows how a series of overlapping commands might start and
end.
In some instances, you may want to make an overlapping command perform
similarly to a sequential command. This is simply done by placing a *WAI
command after the overlapping command as illustrated below.
You always want to ensure the overlapping command has completed. This is
done by using the *OPC? command. When an overlapping command starts, the
operation complete status event is cleared. When the overlapping command
completes, the operation complete status event is set. The *OPC? command
requirement is to return a 1 when the operation complete status event is set. In the
illustration below, the OPC? command blocks any further commands from being
executed until the operation complete status event is set.
NOTE. Always ensure overlapping commands have completed by placing an
*OPC? command after the overlapping command.
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The AWG70000A Series instruments are limited to one outstanding overlapping
command per *OPC?. If two or more overlapping commands are sent and
followed by an *OPC?, then the first overlapped command to finish will set the
operation complete status event and *OPC? will return 1. This early return may
produce undesirable results. The following illustration shows this behavior.
NOTE. For AWG70000A Series instruments, the *OPC? query only supports one
overlapping command, not the two or more overlapping commands as defined in
the IEEE Std 488.2 standard.
Overlapping commands are noted in their command descriptions.
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Calibration group commands
Table 2-8: Calibration group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
CALibration:ABORt
Stops the self calibration process and
restores the previous calibration constants.
CALibration[:ALL]
Performs a full calibration of the AWG. The
query form performs a full calibration and
returns a status of the operation.
CALibration:CATalog?
Returns the list of subsystems, areas, or
procedures.
CALibration:LOG?
Returns a string of continuous concatenated
calibration results.
CALibration:LOG:CLEar
Clears the results log.
CALibration:LOG:DETails
Sets or returns the flag that controls the
amount of result information saved into the
log.
CALibration:LOG:FAILuresonly
Sets and returns the flag that controls the
amount of result information saved into the
log.
CALibration:RESTore
Restores the calibration constants from the
factory non-volatile memory and copied to
user storage.
CALibration:RESult?
Returns the status about the results of the
last start of a set of selected calibration
procedures.
CALibration:RESult:TEMPerature?
Returns the temperature from the results of
the last start of a set of selected procedures.
CALibration:RESult:TIME?
Returns the time from the results of the last
start of a set of selected procedures.
CALibration:RUNNing?
Returns the name of the subsystem, area,
and procedure in progress.
CALibration:STARt
Starts the selected set of calibrations.
CALibration:STATe:FACTory?
Returns the current factory state of the
calibration for the AWG.
CALibration:STATe:USER?
Returns the current factory state of the
calibration for the AWG.
CALibration:STOP:STATe?
Returns the state of the calibration procedure.
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Clock group commands
Table 2-9: Clock group commands and their descriptions
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Command
Description
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider
Sets or returns the divider rate of the external
clock.
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency
Sets or returns the expected frequency being
provided by the external clock.
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:ADJust
Adjusts the external clock to the frequency
specified by the user or set by the external
clock frequency detect.
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:DETect
Detects the frequency of the signal applied
to the Clock In connector and adjusts the
system to use the signal.
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier
Sets or returns the multiplier rate of the
external clock.
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider
Sets or returns the divider rate of the external
reference oscillator.
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency
Sets or returns the expected frequency of
the signal applied to the EXT REF input
connector.
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency:DETect
Detects the frequency of the signal applied
to the EXT REF input connector and adjusts
the system to use the signal.
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier
Sets or returns the multiplier rate of the
variable external reference signal.
CLOCk:JITTer
Sets or returns whether or not low jitter
(Jitter Reduction) is enabled on the internal
system clock or the clock signal applied to
the Reference In connector.
CLOCk:OUTPut:FREQuency?
Returns the frequency of the output clock.
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe]
Sets or returns the output state of the clock
output.
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]
Sets or returns the internal clock phase
adjustment of the AWG.
CLOCk:SOURce
Sets or returns the source of the clock.
CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe]
Sets or returns the state of the Sync Clock
Out output.
CLOCk:SRATe
Sets or returns the sample rate for the clock.
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Control group commands
Table 2-10: Control group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:DRATe
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider.
Sets or returns the divider rate for the
external clock.
AWGControl:CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust].
Sets or returns the phase of the internal
clock.
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command CLOCk:SOURce.
Sets or returns the clock source.
AWGControl:CONFigure:CNUMber?
Returns the number of channels available
on the AWG.
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:
AMPLitude
Sets or returns the interleave adjustment
amplitude percentage.
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:
PHASe
Sets or returns the interleave adjustment
phase.
AWGControl:RMODe
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command [SOURce[n]]:RMODe.
Sets or returns the run mode of the AWG.
AWGControl:RSTate?
Returns the state of the AWG.
AWGControl:RUN[:IMMediate]
Initiates the output of a waveform or
sequence.
AWGControl:SNAMe?
Returns the most recently saved setup
location.
AWGControl:SREStore
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command MMEMory:OPEN:SETup.
Opens a setup file into the AWG’s setup
memory.
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Table 2-10: Control group commands and their descriptions (cont.)
Command
Description
AWGControl:SSAVe
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command MMEMory:SAVE:SETup
Saves the AWG's setup with waveforms.
AWGControl:STOP[:IMMediate]
Stops the output of a waveform or sequence.
Diagnostic group commands
Table 2-11: Diagnostic group commands and their descriptions
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Command
Description
ACTive:MODE
Enables and disables access to diagnostics
or calibration.
DIAGnostic:ABORt
Stops the current diagnostic test.
DIAGnostic:CATalog?
Returns the list of all diagnostic tests per
selected type.
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt
Sets or returns the number of loop counts
used when the selected loop mode is
"COUNt".
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT
Determines or returns whether the next
execution of diagnostics looping stops on
the first diagnostic failure that occurs or
continues to loop on the selected set of
diagnostic functions.
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP
Determines or queries whether the next start
of diagnostics runs once, runs continuous
loops, or loops for a number times for the
selected set of tests.
DIAGnostic:DATA?
Returns the results of last executed tests for
the NORMal diagnostic type.
DIAGnostic[:IMMediate]
Executes all of the NORMal diagnostic tests.
The query form executes the selected tests
and returns the results.
DIAGnostic:LOG?
Returns a string of continuous concatenated
test results.
DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar
Clears the diagnostics results log.
DIAGnostic:LOG:FAILuresonly
Sets or returns the flag that controls the
amount of result information saved into the
log.
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Table 2-11: Diagnostic group commands and their descriptions (cont.)
Command
Description
DIAGnostic:LOOPs?
Returns the number of times that the selected
diagnostics set was completed during the
current running or the last diagnostic running
of the set.
DIAGnostic:RESult?
Returns the status about the results of the
last start of a set of selected tests.
DIAGnostic:RESult:TEMPerature?
Returns the temperature from the results of
the last start of a set of selected tests.
DIAGnostic:RESult:TIME?
Returns the time from the results of the last
start of a set of selected tests.
DIAGnostic:RUNNing?
Returns the name of the subsystem, area,
and test of the current diagnostic test.
DIAGnostic:SELect
Selects one or more tests of the current test
list.
DIAGnostic:SELect:VERify?
Returns selection status of one specific test.
DIAGnostic:STARt
This command starts the execution of the
selected set of diagnostic tests.
DIAGnostic:STOP
Stops the diagnostic tests from running,
after the diagnostic test currently in progress
completes.
DIAGnostic:STOP:STATe?
Returns the current state of diagnostic
testing.
DIAGnostic:TYPE
Sets or returns the diagnostic type.
DIAGnostic:TYPE:CATalog?
Returns a list of diagnostic types available
depending on the end user.
DIAGnostic:UNSelect
Unselects one or more tests of the current
test list.
Display group commands
Table 2-12: Display group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
DISPlay[:PLOT][:STATe]
Minimizes or restores the plot’s display area
on the Home screen's channel window of
the AWG.
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Function generator group commands
Table 2-13: Function generator group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude
Sets or returns the amplitude of the
generated waveform of the selected channel.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:FREQuency
Sets or returns the frequency of the
generated waveform.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:DCLevel
Sets or returns the DC level of the generated
waveform of the selected channel.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH
Sets or returns the generated waveform's
high voltage value of the selected channel.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW
Sets or returns the generated waveform's
low voltage value of the selected channel.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet
Sets or returns the offset of the generated
waveform of the selected channel.
FGEN:PERiod?
Returns the generated waveform's period.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:PHASe
Sets or returns the generated waveform's
phase of the selected channel.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:SYMMetry
Sets or returns the generated waveform's
symmetry value of the selected channel.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:TYPE
Sets or returns the waveform type (shape) of
the selected channel.
FGEN:COUPle:AMPLitude
Sets or returns the coupling of amplitude
controls between channel 1 and channel 2 of
a two channel instrument.
IEEE mandated and optional group commands
All AWG IEEE mandated and optional command implementations are based on
the SCPI standard and the specifications for devices in IEEE 488.2.
Table 2-14: IEEE mandated and optional group commands and their descriptions
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Command
Description
*CAL?
Runs all self calibrations. Same as
CALibration[:ALL].
*CLS
Clears all event registers and queues.
*ESE
Sets the Event Status Enable Register
(ESER).
*ESE?
Returns the contents of the Event Status
Enable Register (ESER).
*ESR?
Returns the current contents of the Event
Status Register (ESR).
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(cont.)
Command
Description
*IDN?
Returns identification information for the
AWG.
*OPC
Causes the AWG to sense the internal flag
referred to as the “No-Operation-Pending”
flag. When the pending operation has
completed, the Operation Complete (OPC)
bit in the Event Status Register (ESR) is set.
*OPC?
Causes the AWG to sense the internal flag
referred to as the “No-Operation-Pending
flag. When the pending operation has
completed, a “1” will be returned to the client.
*OPT?
Returns the implemented options for the
AWG.
*RST
Resets the AWG to its default state.
*SRE
Sets the bits in the Service Request Enable
Register (SRER).
*SRE?
Returns the contents of the Service Request
Enable Register (SRER).
*STB?
Returns the contents of Status Byte Register
(SBR).
*TRG
Generates a trigger event for Trigger A only.
*TST?
Executes a power-on self test and returns
the results.
*WAI
Ensures the completion of the previous
command before the next command is
issued.
Instrument group commands
Table 2-15: Instrument group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
INSTrument:COUPle:SOURce
Sets or returns the coupled state of the
channels (two channel AWGs).
INSTrument:MODE
Sets or returns the AWG mode.
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Mass memory group commands
Table 2-16: Mass Memory group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
MMEMory:CATalog?
Returns the current contents and state of the
mass storage media.
MMEMory:CDIRectory
Sets or returns the current directory of the
file system on the AWG.
MMEMory:DATA
Sets or returns block data to/from file in the
current mass storage device.
MMEMory:DATA:SIZE?
Returns the size in bytes of a selected file.
MMEMory:DELete
Deletes a file or directory from the AWG's
hard disk.
MMEMory:IMPort
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command MMEMory:OPEN.
Loads a file into the AWG waveform list.
MMEMory:IMPort:PARameter:NORMalize
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use
the command MMEMory:OPEN:
PARameter:NORMalize.
Sets or returns if the imported data is
normalized during select file format import
operations. The imported waveform data (for
select file formats) is normalized based on
the option set in this command.
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MMEMory:MDIRectory
Creates a new directory in the current path
on the mass storage system.
MMEMory:MSIS
Sets or returns a mass storage device used
by all MMEMory commands.
MMEMory:OPEN
Loads a file into the AWG waveform list.
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
Sets or returns if the imported data is
normalized during select file format import
operations.
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet[:WAVeform]
Loads all waveforms or a single desired
waveform from a file into the AWG’s
waveforms list.
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet:SEQuence
Loads all sequences or a single desired
sequence from a file into the AWG’s
sequences list.
MMEMory:OPEN:SETup
Opens a setup file into the AWG’s setup
memory.
MMEMory:OPEN:TXT
Loads a file into the AWG’s waveform list.
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Table 2-16: Mass Memory group commands and their descriptions (cont.)
Command
Description
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
Sets or returns if the imported data is
normalized during select file format import
operations.
MMEMory:SAVE:SETup
Saves the AWG's setup and optionally
includes the waveforms.
MMEMory:SAVE:SEQuence
Exports a sequence given a unique name to
an eligible storage location as a .SEQX file
type.
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform]:TXT
Exports a waveform given a unique waveform
name to an eligible storage location from the
AWG’s waveforms as a .TXT file type.
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform][:WFMX]
Exports a waveform given a unique waveform
name to an eligible storage location from the
AWG’s waveforms as a .WFMX file type.
Output group commands
Table 2-17: Output group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
OUTPut:OFF
Sets or returns whether or not 'All Outputs
Off' has been enabled.
OUTPut[n][:STATe]
Sets or returns the output state of the
channel.
OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
Sets or returns the output condition of a
waveform of the specified channel while the
instrument is in the stopped state.
OUTPut[n]:SVALue:MARKer[1|2]
Sets or returns the output condition of the
specified marker of the specified channel
while the instrument is in the stopped state.
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
Sets or returns the output condition of a
waveform of the specified channel while the
instrument is in the waiting-for-trigger state.
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2]
Sets or returns the output condition of
the specified marker of the specified
channel while the instrument is in the
waiting-for-trigger state.
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Sequence group commands
Table 2-18: Sequence group commands and their descriptions
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Command
Description
SLISt:NAME?
Returns the name of the sequence
corresponding to the specified index in the
sequence list.
SLISt:SEQuence:DELete
Deletes a specific sequence or all sequences
from the sequence list.
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing
Sets or returns the jump timing of a sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle
Sets or returns the pattern jump for a
sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine
Sets or returns the pattern jump targets in
the pattern jump table.
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:SIZE?
Returns number of patterns in the pattern
table.
SLISt:SEQuence:LENGth?
Returns the total number of steps in the
named sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:NEW
Creates a new sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag
Sets or returns the Enable Flag Repeat value
for the sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput
Sets or returns weather the sequence of play
will jump when it receives Trigger A, Trigger
B, or not jump at all.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp
Sets or returns the step that the sequence of
play will jump to on a trigger event.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:GOTO
Sets or returns the Goto target for a step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt
Sets or returns the repeat count.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:RCOunt:MAX?
Returns the maximum number of repeats
allowed for a step in a sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]?
Returns the name of the waveform assigned
to a step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet:
SEQuence
Assigns a subsequence for a specific
sequence's step and track.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:
TYPE?
Returns the type of asset assigned at the
step and track for a specified sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:
WAVeform
Assigns a waveform to the specified track of
a step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:AFLag
Sets or returns the Flag A value of the track
in a sequence step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:BFLag
Sets or returns the Flag B value of the track
in a sequence step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:CFLag
Sets or returns the Flag C value of the track
in a sequence step.
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Table 2-18: Sequence group commands and their descriptions (cont.)
Command
Description
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:DFLag
Sets or returns the Flag D value of the track
in a sequence step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:WINPut
Sets or returns the wait input for a step.
SLISt:SEQuence:TSTamp?
Returns the timestamp of the named
sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:MAX?
Returns the maximum number of steps
allowed in a sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk?
Returns the total number of tracks in the
named sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk:MAX?
Returns the maximum number of tracks
allowed in a sequence.
SLISt:SIZE?
Returns the number of sequences in the
sequence list.
Source group commands
Table 2-19: Source group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet?
Returns the waveform or sequence assigned
to a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:SEQuence
Assigns a sequence to a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:TYPE?
Returns the type of the asset (waveform or
sequence) assigned to a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:WAVeform
Assigns a waveform to a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution
Sets or returns the DAC resolution.
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed]
Sets or returns the clock sample rate of the
AWG.
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command CLOCk:SRATe.
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:FORCe
Forces the sequencer to jump to the specified
step for the specified channel.
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:PATTern:FORCe
Generates an event forcing the sequencer to
the step specified by pattern in the pattern
jump table.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:DELay
Sets or returns the marker delay.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:
LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
Sets or returns the marker amplitude.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:
LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
Sets or returns the marker high level.
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Table 2-19: Source group commands and their descriptions (cont.)
Command
Description
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:
LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
Sets or returns the marker low level.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:
LEVel][:IMMediate]:OFFSet
Sets or returns the marker offset.
[SOURce]:RCCouple
Sets or returns the coupled state of the
channel’s run controls of a two channel
instrument.
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe
Sets or returns the run mode of the AWG.
[SOURce]:ROSCillator:MULTiplier
Sets or returns the multiplier of the external
reference oscillator.
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command CLOCk:EREFerence:
MULTiplier.
[SOURce[n]]:SCSTep?
Returns the current step of the sequence
while system is running.
[SOURce[n]]:SKEW
Sets or returns the skew for the waveform
associated with a channel in a two channel
configuration.
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut
Sets or returns the trigger input source.
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:
AMPLitude]
Sets or returns the amplitude for the
waveform associated with a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:
HIGH
Sets or returns the high voltage level for the
waveform associated with a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:
LOW
Sets or returns the low voltage level for the
waveform associated with a channel.
[SOURce[n]]:WAVeform
Sets or returns the name of the waveform
assigned to a channel.
Status group command
The external controller uses the status commands to coordinate operation between
the AWG and other devices on the bus. The status commands set and query the
registers/queues of the AWG event/status reporting system. For more information
about registers and queues, see Status and Event reporting section.
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Table 2-20: Status group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
STATus:OPERation:CONDition?
Returns the contents of the Operation
Condition Register (OCR).
STATus:OPERation:ENABle
Sets or returns the mask for the Operation
Enable Register (OENR).
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]?
Returns the contents of Operation Event
Register (OEVR).
STATus:OPERation:NTRansition
Sets or returns the negative transition filter
value of the Operation Transition Register
(OTR).
STATus:OPERation:PTRansition
Sets or returns the positive transition filter
value of the Operation Transition Register
(OTR).
STATus:PRESet
Sets the OENR and QENR registers.
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition?
Returns the status of the Questionable
Condition Register (QCR).
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle
Sets or returns the mask for Questionable
Enable Register (QENR).
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
Returns the contents of the Questionable
Event (QEVR) Register and clears it.
STATus:QUEStionable:NTRansition
Sets or returns the negative transition filter
value of the Questionable Transition Register
(QTR).
STATus:QUEStionable:PTRansition
Sets or returns the positive transition filter
value of the Questionable Transition Register
(QTR).
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Synchronization group commands
The external controller uses these commands and an AWGSYNC01 to synchronize
two to four AWG70000 instruments.
Table 2-21: Synchronization group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
SYNChronize:ADJust:[STARt]
Performs a system sample rate calibration.
SYNChronize:CONFigure
Configures the ports in a synchronized
system.
SYNChronize:DESKew:ABORt
Cancels a system deskew calibration.
SYNChronize:DESKew:[STARt]
Performs a system deskew calibration.
SYNChronize:DESKew:STATe?
Returns the state of the system deskew
condition.
SYNChronize:ENABle
Enables or disables synchronization in the
instrument.
SYNChronize:TYPE?
Returns the instrument type (master or slave)
in the synchronized system.
System group commands
Table 2-22: System group commands and their descriptions
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Command
Description
SYSTem:DATE
Sets or returns the system date.
SYSTem:ERRor:ALL?
Returns the error and event queue for all the
unread items and removes them from the
queue.
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE:ALL?
Returns the error and event queue for the
codes of all the unread items and removes
them from the queue.
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE[:NEXT]?
Returns the error and event queue for the
next item and removes it from the queue.
SYSTem:ERRor:COUNt?
Returns the error and event queue for the
number of unread items.
SYSTem:ERRor:DIALog
Sets or returns the error dialog display status.
SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]?
Returns data from the error and event queue.
SYSTem:TIME
Sets or returns the system time.
SYSTem:VERSion?
Returns the SCPI version number to which
the command conforms.
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Trigger group commands
Table 2-23: Trigger group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate]
Generates a trigger event.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance
Sets or returns the impedance of the external
triggers.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:INTerval
Sets or returns the internal trigger interval.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel
Sets or returns the external trigger input
levels (threshold).
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE
Sets or returns the trigger timing used when
an external trigger source is being used.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe
Sets or returns the external trigger slopes.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce
Sets or returns the trigger source.
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
command [SOURce[n]]:TINPut.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:WVALue
Sets or returns the output data position of
a waveform while the instrument is in the
waiting-for-trigger state
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility. Use the
commands OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:
ANALog][:STATe] and OUTPut[n]:
WVALue:MARKer[1|2].
Waveform group commands
Table 2-24: Waveform group commands and their descriptions
Command
Description
WLISt:LAST?
Returns the name of the most recently added
waveform in the waveform list.
WLISt:NAME?
Returns the waveform name of an element
in the waveform list.
WLISt:SIZE?
Returns the size of the waveform list.
WLISt:WAVeform:DATA
Transfers waveform data from the external
controller into the specified waveform or from
a waveform to the external control program.
WLISt:WAVeform:DELete
Deletes the waveform from the currently
loaded setup.
WLISt:WAVeform:GRANularity?
Returns the granularity of sample points
required for the waveform to be valid.
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Table 2-24: Waveform group commands and their descriptions (cont.)
Command
Description
WLISt:WAVeform:LMAXimum?
Returns the maximum number of waveform
sample points allowed.
WLISt:WAVeform:LMINimum?
Returns the minimum number of waveform
sample points required for a valid waveform.
WLISt:WAVeform:LENGth?
Returns the size of the waveform.
WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA
Sets or returns the waveform marker data.
WLISt:WAVeform:NEW
Creates a new empty waveform in the
waveform list of current setup.
WLISt:WAVeform:NORMalize
Normalizes a waveform that exists in the
waveform list.
WLISt:WAVeform:RESample
Resamples a waveform that exists in the
waveform list.
WLISt:WAVeform:SHIFt
Shifts the phase of a waveform that exists
in the waveform list.
WLISt:WAVeform:TSTamp?
Returns the timestamp of the waveform.
WLISt:WAVeform:TYPE?
This command returns the type of the
waveform.
NOTE. This command exists for
backwards compatibility.
Waveform data format
The AWG supports the Floating Point format of waveform data.
Floating data format is the same as the IEEE 754 single precision format. It
occupies 4 bytes per waveform data point. It stores normalized data without any
scaling. When the waveform in real data format is output, the data is rounded off
to the nearest integer value and clipped to fit the DAC range.
The waveforms in the real format retains normalized values. The format for the
waveform analog data in the real format is IEEE754 single precision.
The real data format is shown in the following table.
Table 2-25: Real data format
Byte offset 3
Byte offset 2
Byte offset 1
Byte offset 0
IEEE754 single precision format (32 bits)
DAC resolution affects the way hardware interprets the bits in the waveform.
Therefore it is necessary to reload waveforms once the DAC resolution
is modified. To understand how to change the DAC resolution, see the
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution command. To understand how to load a
waveform into hardware memory see the [SOURce[n]]:WAVeform command.
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Byte order during transfer
Waveform data is always transferred in LSB first format.
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ACTive:MODE
This command enables and disables access to diagnostics or calibration. When
the active mode is DIAGnostic or CALibration, all other non-diagnostic and
non-calibration commands are ignored and no action occurs.
If a test or procedure is in progress, errors are not returned; they are added to
the system error queue, which can be accessed with SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]?.
For example:
-200, "[D|C] are still running;"
-300,"Device-specific error; Diagnostics tests still in progress - act:mode diag"
-300,"Device-specific error; Calibration procedures still in progress act:mode cal"
To avoid this error, use the command DIAGnostic:STOP:STATe? or
CALibration:STOP:STATe? to test for this condition.
This command blocks when changing any state. Changing the state to NORMal
causes a hardware initialization process and any related system settings are
restored.
If any diagnostic tests are in progress, then the request to change the active mode
fails and the mode will not change.
When changing the active mode, it’s recommended to follow the action with an
operation complete command (*OPC) to ensure the command has finished before
other commands are processed.
Conditions
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
ACTive:MODE {NORMal|CALibration|DIAGnostic}
ACTive:MODE?
Related Commands
Arguments
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This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
DIAGnostic:ABORt, DIAGnostic:STOP, CALibration:ABORt
NORMal disables any active state for either calibration or diagnostics. When
entering the active state of normal, the hardware is set to a default state and the
previous system state is restored and waveform playout is set to off.
CALibration enables the active state for the calibration. Entering the active state
of calibration turns waveform playout off.
DIAGnostic enables the active state for the diagnostics. Entering the active state
of diagnostics turns waveform playout off.
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*RST sets this to NORM.
Returns
Examples
NORM
CAL
DIAG
ACTIVE:MODE DIAGNOSTIC enables the diagnostics mode.
ACTIVE:MODE? might return DIAG if in the diagnostics mode.
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:DRATe
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider.
This command sets or returns the divider rate for the external clock.
Conditions
Setting the clock divider rate forces the clock multiplier rate to a value of 1.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:DRATe <NR1>
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:DRATe?
Related Commands
Arguments
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier, CLOCk:SRATe, AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce
A single <NR1> value that is a power of 2.
Range: 1 to 16777216
*RST sets this to 1.
Returns
A single <NR1> value.
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Command descriptions
Examples
AWGCONTROL:CLOCK:DRATE 4
*OPC?
sets the external clock divider rate to 4. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
AWGCONTROL:CLOCK:DRATE? might return 4.
AWGControl:CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust].
This command sets or returns the internal clock phase adjustment of the AWG.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust] <NR1>
AWGControl:CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]?
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Range: –10800 degrees to 10800 degrees.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
AWGCONTROL:CLOCK:PHASE:ADJUST 100
sets the clock phase to 100 degrees.
AWGCONTROL:CLOCK:PHASE:ADJUST? might return 100, indicating the clock
phase is set to 100 degrees.
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Command descriptions
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
CLOCk:SOURce.
This command sets or returns the source of the clock.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce
{INTernal|EXTernal|EFIXed|EVARiable}
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce?
Related Commands
Arguments
CLOCk:SOURce
INTernal – clock signal is generated internally and the reference frequency is
derived by the internal oscillator.
EFIXed – clock is generated internally and the reference frequency is derived
from a fixed 10 MHz reference supplied at the Reference In connector.
EVARiable – clock is generated internally and the reference frequency is derived
from a variable reference supplied at the Reference In connector.
EXTernal – clock signal supplied by the Clock In connector and the reference
frequency is derived from the internal precision oscillator.
*RST sets this to INT.
Returns
Examples
INT
EXT
EFIXed
EVAR
AWGCONTROL:CLOCK:SOURCE INTERNAL
*OPC? sets the clock source to internal. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
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AWGCONTROL:CLOCK:SOURCE? might return EXT, indicating that the clock
source is set to use the Clock In connector.
AWGControl:CONFigure:CNUMber? (Query Only)
This command returns the number of channels available on the AWG.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:CONFigure:CNUMber?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
AWGCONTROL:CONFIGURE:CNUMBER? might return 2.
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:AMPLitude
This command sets or returns the interleave amplitude adjustment as a percentage
of the analog output voltage. The percentage is applied to both of the channel’s
interleave DACs such that the analog output voltage is minimally affected. When
the analog output is changed, this amplitude percentage is applied at the same time.
Conditions
This command is only valid on a single channel model.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:AMPLitude <NRf>
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:AMPLitude?
Arguments
A single <NRf> value.
Maximum percentage changed is ± 10% up to and including Min and Max of the
analog output amplitude.
Minimum percentage that can change is 1%.
*RST sets this to 0%.
Returns
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Examples
AWGCONTROL:INTERLEAVE:ADJUSTMENT:AMPLITUDE 10 adjusts the
relationship between the two DACs by 10% of the analog output. The actual
analog output is minimally affected.
AWGCONTROL:INTERLEAVE:ADJUSTMENT:AMPLITUDE? might return
10.0000000000, indicating that the interleave adjustment amplitude percentage
is 10% of the analog output.
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:PHASe
This command sets or returns the interleave adjustment phase. The phase
adjustment is applied to both of the channel’s interleave DACs.
Conditions
This command is valid only for single channel models.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:PHASe <NRf>
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:PHASe?
Arguments
A single <NRf> value.
Range: –180 to 180 degrees, Resolution: 0.1 degrees.
*RST sets this to 0 degrees.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value
AWGCONTROL:INTERLEAVE:ADJUSTMENT:PHASE 120 sets the interleave
adjustment phase to 120 degrees.
AWGCONTROL:INTERLEAVE:ADJUSTMENT:PHASE? might return
120.0000000000, indicating that the interleave adjustment phase is 120 degrees.
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Command descriptions
AWGControl:RMODe
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe.
This command sets or returns the run mode of the AWG.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:RMODe {CONTinuous|TRIGgered}
AWGControl:RMODe?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe
CONTinuous sets the Run Mode to Continuous (not waiting for a trigger event).
TRIGgered sets the Run Mode to Triggered, waiting for a trigger event. One
waveform play out cycle completes, then play out stops, waiting for the next
trigger event.
*RST sets this to CONT.
Returns
Examples
CONT
TRIG
AWGCONTROL:RMODE TRIGGERED sets the AWG Run mode to Triggered.
AWGCONTROL:RMODE? might return CONT if the AWG is in continuous mode.
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AWGControl:RSTate? (Query Only)
This command returns the run state of the AWG.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:RSTate?
Related Commands
Returns
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe
A single <NR1> value.
0 indicates that the AWG has stopped.
1 indicates that the AWG is waiting for trigger.
2 indicates that the AWG is running.
Examples
AWGCONTROL:RSTATE? returns 0 if waveform generation is stopped.
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Command descriptions
AWGControl:RUN[:IMMediate] (No Query Form)
This command initiates the output of a waveform or sequence. This is equivalent
to pushing the play button on the front-panel or display. The AWG can be put
in the run state only when waveforms or sequences are assigned to channels.
Conditions
This is a blockingcommand. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:RUN[:IMMediate]
Related Commands
Examples
AWGControl:STOP[:IMMediate]
AWGCONTROL:RUN:IMMEDIATE
puts the AWG in the run state.
AWGControl:SNAMe? (Query Only)
This command returns the AWG's most recently saved setup location.
The response contains the full path for the file, including the disk drive letter
(msus or, mass storage unit specifier).
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:SNAMe?
Returns
Returns <file_name>,<msus>
<file_name> ::= <string>
a<msus> (mass storage unit specifier) ::= <string>
By default (when there has been no save setup command), this value is "","C:"
Examples
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AWGCONTROL:SNAME? might return the following response:
"\my\project\setups\mySetup.awgx","D:"
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AWGControl:SREStore (No Query Form)
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
MMEMory:OPEN:SETup.
This command opens a setup file into the AWG’s setup memory.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:SREStore <filepath>[,<msus>]
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
MMEMory:OPEN:SETup
<filepath>::=<string>
<msus> (mass storage unit specifier) ::=<string>
With mass storage unit specifier specified as a parameter:
AWGCONTROL:SRESTORE "\TestFiles\mySetup.awgx","C:"
With mass storage unit specifier specified within the file path:
AWGCONTROL:SRESTORE "C:\TestFiles\mySetup.awgx"
AWGControl:SSAVe (No Query Form)
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
MMEMory:SAVE:SETup.
This command saves the AWG's setup with waveforms.
Conditions
Group
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Control
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Syntax
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
AWGControl:SSAVe <filepath>[,<msus>]
MMEMory:SAVE:SETup
<filepath>::=<string>
<msus> (mass storage unit specifier)::=<string>
AWGCONTROL:SSAVE "C:\TestFiles\mySetup.awgx"
AWGCONTROL:SSAVE "\TestFiles\mySetup.awgx","C:"
AWGControl:STOP[:IMMediate] (No Query Form)
This command stops the output of a waveform or a sequence.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Control
Syntax
AWGControl:STOP[:IMMediate]
Related Commands
Examples
AWGControl:RUN[:IMMediate]
AWGCONTROL:STOP:IMMEDIATE
*OPC?
stops the output of a waveform or sequence.
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*CAL? (Query Only)
This command runs all selected calibrations. The command returns a status code
indicating the success or failure of all of the calibrations. Any single calibration
failure returns a failure code. *CAL? is equivalent to the CALibration[:ALL]
command.
Use CALibration:RESult? to retrieve more detailed error information.
Conditions
All calibrations are selected by default and cannot be modified by the user.
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*CAL?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
CALibration[:ALL], CALibration:RESult?
A single <NR1> value, {0|-340}
*CAL? might return -340 on any failure, 0 on all pass.
CALibration:ABORt (No Query Form)
This command stops the self calibration process and restores the previous
calibration constants.
Conditions
Setting only works in the active mode for calibration. See the ACTive:MODE
command.
This command does not abort the CALibration[:ALL] command.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:ABORt
Related Commands
ACTive:MODE, CALibration:STARt
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Examples
CALIBRATION:ABORT
*OPC?
stops the calibration process. The overlapping command is followed with an
Operation Complete query.
CALibration[:ALL]
This command does a full calibration of the AWG. In its query form, the command
does a full calibration and returns a status indicating the success or failure of the
operation. This command is equivalent to the *CAL? command.
Conditions
This command cannot be aborted.
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration[:ALL]
CALibration[:ALL]?
Related Commands
Returns
*CAL?
<calibration error code> ::= <NR1>
0 indicates no error
–340 indicates an error
Examples
CALIBRATION:ALL performs a calibration.
CALIBRATION:ALL? performs a calibration and returns results. For example, it
might return 0, indicating that the calibration completed without any errors.
CALibration:CATalog? (Query Only)
This command returns the list of calibration procedures.
All tests are grouped by areas. All areas are grouped by subsystems. The available
subsystems, areas, and tests depend on the type of testing (such as POST or ALL).
Group
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Syntax
Arguments
CALibration:CATalog?[{ALL|<subsystem>}[,{ALL|<area>}]]
ALL – Keyword or as a string.
<subsystem> – a subsystem as a string.
<area> – an area as a string.
If there are no parameters, then the list of subsystems is returned.
If there is a valid subsystem parameter, then the list of areas for that subsystem is
returned.
If the subsystem parameter is "ALL", then all the procedures of all the
areas of all the subsystems is returned. Each procedure is prefixed with
"<subsystem>:<area>:" and separated by a comma. Lists are always in priority of
desired execution.
If the area parameter is "ALL", then all the procedures of all the areas for a
specified subsystem is returned. Each procedure is prefixed with "<area>:" and
separated by a comma. Lists are always in priority of desired execution.
If the subsystem and area parameters are valid, then the list of procedures for that
subsystem and area is returned.
Returns
Examples
String of all calibration "subsystems", "areas" and/or "procedures" separated
by commas.
CALIBRATION:CATALOG? might return
"Initialization,Channel1,Channel2,System".
CALIBRATION:CATALOG? "Channel1" might return
"Dc,Adc,Clock,Align,Dac,Marker1,Marker2"
CALIBRATION:CATALOG? "ALL" might return "Initialization:Init:Calibration
Initialization,Channel1:Dc:Differential Offset,Channel1:Dc:Common
Mode,Channel1:Dc:Amplitude,Channel1:Adc:Adc
Internal,Channel1:Clock:Clock Amplitude,Channel1:Clock:Clock Offset,
Channel1:Align:Sample Point, Channel1:Dac:Speed"
CALibration:LOG? (Query Only)
This command returns a string of continuous concatenated calibration results.
The start time is recorded plus one or more <cal path>:<cal name> <result>.
This command can be issued while calibration is still in progress. Use the
CALibration:LOG:CLEar command to start a fresh log and provide additional
information.
Log results are still valid if the calibration is aborted and the calibration constants
are restored.
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NOTE. The returned string is limited, which can cause lost results. Only the first
64K of text is recorded.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:LOG?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
CALibration:LOG:CLEar
<string>::="<Started timestamp><LF delimiter><calibration name and
result>[<LF delimiter><calibration name and result>]"
CALIBRATION:LOG? might return "Channel1:Dc:Amplitude Started 6/14/2011
10:19 AM<LFCR>Channel1:Dc:Amplitude FAIL<LFCR>Channel1:Dc:Common
Mode Offset Started 6/14/2011 10:23 AM<LFCR>Channel1:Dc:Common Mode
Offset PASS<LFCR>"
CALibration:LOG:CLEar (No Query Form)
This command clears the results log.
The command works when in the active mode for calibration. See the
ACTive:MODE command.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:LOG:CLEar
Related Commands
Examples
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CALIBRATION:LOG:CLEAR clears the results log.
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CALibration:LOG:DETails
This command sets or returns the flag that controls the amount of result
information saved into the log.
Typically, the additional information is related to errors. It is important to note,
that details are generated during the calibration, and need to be saved during
execution. Enabling details potentially reduces the number of pass/fail results
in the log due to log size limitations.
0 and 1 are the same as OFF and ON respectively.
Conditions
The set form of this command only works in the active mode for calibration. See
the ACTive:MODE command.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:LOG:DETails {OFF|ON|0|1}
CALibration:LOG:DETails?
Related Commands
Arguments
ACTive:MODE
OFF disables the detail mode.
ON enables the detail mode.
<Boolean> of 0 or 1 only. 0 and 1 are equivalent to OFF and ON respectively.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value representing current cal log details setting {0|1}
CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS
CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS OFF disables the detail mode.
CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS? might return 0, showing the detail mode is
disabled.
CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS? might return "Channel1:Dc:Amplitude Started
6/14/2011 10:19 AM<LFCR>Channel1:Dc:Amplitude FAIL<LFCR>"
CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS 1 enables the detail mode.
CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS? might return 1, showing enabled detailed
message in the log.
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CALIBRATION:LOG:DETAILS? might return "Channel1:Dc:Amplitude,
Started 6/14/2011 10:19 AM Temperature 40C<LFCR>Error
0x01dc2345 Negative Low Value Out of Range Expected 0.08V, Actual
0.78V<LFCR>Channel1:Dc:Amplitude FAIL <LFCR>"
CALibration:LOG:FAILuresonly
This command sets or returns the flag that controls the amount of result
information saved into the log. This controls all tests that pass or fail or only tests
that fail. It is important to note, that details are generated during the test, and need
to be saved during the test execution.
Conditions
The set form of this command only works in the active mode for calibration. See
the ACTive:MODE command.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:LOG:FAILuresonly {OFF|ON|0|1}
CALibration:LOG:FAILuresonly?
Related Commands
Arguments
ACTive:MODE
OFF disables the failures only mode.
ON enables the failures only mode.
<Boolean> {0|1}. 0 and 1 are the equivalent of OFF and ON respectively.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value representing current calibration log failures only state
{0|1}.
CALIBRATION:LOG:FAILURESONLY OFF disables the failure only log mode.
CALIBRATION:LOG:FAILURESONLY 1 enables the failure only log mode.
CALIBRATION:LOG:FAILURESONLY? might return 1, indicating the failure only
log mode is enabled.
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CALibration:RESTore (No Query Form)
This command restores the calibration constants from the factory non-volatile
memory and copied to user storage.
Conditions
Setting only works in the active mode for calibration. See the ACTive:MODE
command.
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:RESTore
Related Commands
Examples
ACTive:MODE
CALIBRATION:RESTORE sets all calibration constants to their factory settings.
CALibration:RESult? (Query Only)
This command returns the status of the last calibration procedure. This query-only
command can be issued while calibration is in progress.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:RESult?
Returns
"<result record>"
<result record>::= <subsystem>:[<area>:[<procedure>:]]<details>
<details>::= <Status>,<Loop Count>,<Pass>,<Fail>
<Status>::= S(C|R|U) Reflexs the "current" or "last" state. Currently by
request, when the status reflects only the subsystem or area, then a U for
Unknown/Uncalibrated will be set for any of the procedures that are unknown
even if it is only 1 out of 10 selected procedures.
<Loop Count> ::= LC(#)
<Pass> ::= P(#)
<Fail> ::= F(#)
C ::= Calibrated
I ::= Initialized (selected) but has not run
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R ::= Running
U ::= Unknown or Uncalibrated
# ::= <NR1>
Examples
Query a specific calibration result: CAL:RESult?
"Channel1""Clock","Amplitude" might return might return
"Channel1:Clock:Clock Amplitude::=S(C),LC(0),P(0),F(0);"
Query all calibration results: CAL:RESult? "INT::=(C);" signifying internal
calibration completed and passed.
Query a specific area result: CAL:RESult? "Channel1" "Clock" might
return "Channel1:Clock::=(C);"
Query a specific subsystem result: CAL:RESult? "Channel1" might return
"Channel1::=(R);"
Query all calibration results of a specific area:
CAL:RESult? "Channel1","Clock",ALL
might return "Channel1:Clock:Clock
Amplitude::=S(C),LC(0),P(0),F(0);Channel1:Clock:Clock
Offset::=S(U),LC(0),P(0),F(0);"
Asking for all calibration results of a specific subsystem: CAL:RESult?
"Channel1",ALL might return
"Channel1:Dc::=(U);Channel1:Adc::=(U);Channel1:Clock::=(U);
Channel1:Align::=(U);Channel1:Dac::=(U);Channel1:Marker1::=(U);
Channel1:Marker2::=(U);"
CALibration:RESult:TEMPerature? (Query Only)
This command returns the temperature of the last calibration. All temperatures
are in °C.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:RESult:TEMPerature?
Returns
Examples
<T> ::= {<NR1>} Returns the temp in °C. Uncalibrated returns an empty string.
Query a temperature result:
CAL:RES:TEMP? might return "INT::=Temp(33),".
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CALibration:RESult:TIME? (Query Only)
This command returns the time of the last calibration.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:RESult:TIME?
Returns
Examples
<T> ::= "mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm {A|P}M"
Query a specific time result: CAL:RES:TIM? might return "INT::=Time(2/6/2013
8:38:34 AM),".
CALibration:RUNNing? (Query Only)
This command returns the name of the subsystem, area, and procedure in progress.
This command can be issued while procedure is in progress.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:RUNNing?
Returns
Examples
A string of colon separated "subsystem", "area:" and "procedure".
CALIBRATION:RUNNING? might return "Channel1:Dc:Amplitude" indicating the
subsystem, area, and procedure in progress. A return of "" indicates there isn't a
currently running procedure.
CALibration:STARt (No Query Form)
This command starts the calibration.
Conditions
Setting only works in the active mode for calibration. See the ACTive:MODE
command.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
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Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:STARt
Related Commands
Examples
ACTive:MODE, CALibration:ABORt
CALIBRATION:START
*OPC?
starts the execution of calibration routines. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
CALibration:STATe:FACTory? (Query Only)
This command returns the current factory state of the calibration for the AWG.
A calibration state will be Calibrated or Uncalibrated.
Areas will be calibrated when all procedures for that area have been executed
and passed.
Subsystems will be calibrated when all areas for that subsystem are calibrated.
Each calibrated (as opposed to uncalibrated) state will have a temperature
and date time.
An uncalibrated state will not have a valid temperature or date time and
should be ignored.
Conditions
Results will be undetermined if there is a calibration procedure in progress.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:STATe:FACTory?[<subsystem>][,<area>]]
Arguments
Returns
<subsystem> :::= <string>
<area> ::= <string>
<test> ::= <string>
"<State>"
<State> ::= S(C|U) Reflects the "current" state.
C ::= Calibrated
U ::= Uncalibrated
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D ::= Date and time
T ::= Temperature in °C
Examples
Query the factory calibration state of the system: CALIBRATION:STATE:
FACTORY? might return "INT::=S(C),D(2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM),T(44)"
Query a specific area state: CALIBRATION:STATE:FACTORY?
"Channel1","Dc" might return "Channel1:Dc::=S(U),D(1/1/1970 12:00:00
AM),T(0)".
CALibration:STATe:USER? (Query Only)
This command returns the current user state of the calibration for the AWG.
A calibration state will be Calibrated or Uncalibrated.
Areas will be calibrated when all procedures for that area have been executed
and passed.
Subsystems will be calibrated when all areas for that subsystem are calibrated.
Each calibrated (as opposed to uncalibrated) state will have a temperature
and date time.
An uncalibrated state will not have a valid temperature or date time and
should be ignored.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:STATe:USER? [<subsystem>[,<area>]]
Arguments
Returns
<subsystem> ::= <string>
<area> ::= <string>
"<State>"
<State> ::= S(C|U) Reflects the "current" state.
C ::= Calibrated
U ::= Uncalibrated
D ::= Date and time
T ::= Temperature in °C
Examples
Asking for a specific subsystem state: CALIBRATION:STATE:USER?
"Channel1" might return "Channel1::=S(C),D(1/1/2013 12:01:52 AM),T(112)"
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Query a specific area state: CALIBRATION:STATE:USER? "Channel1","Dc"
might return "Channel1:Dc::=S(C),D(1/1/2013 12:00:02 AM),T(32)"
CALibration:STOP:STATe? (Query Only)
This command returns the state of the calibration procedure.
Group
Calibration
Syntax
CALibration:STOP:STATe?
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, {0|1} 1 is stopped and 0 is not stopped.
CALIBRATION:STOP:STATE? might return 1.
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider
This command sets or returns the divider rate for the external clock.
Conditions
Setting the external clock divider rate forces the external clock multiplier rate to
a value of 1.
This command is only valid if the clock source is set to External. See the
CLOCk:SOURce command.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider <NR1>
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider?
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Arguments
A single <NR1> value that is a power of 2.
Range: 1 to 16777216
*RST sets this to 1.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
CLOCK:ECLOCK:DIVIDER 4
*OPC?
sets the external clock divider rate to 4. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
CLOCK:ECLOCK:DIVIDER? might returns 4, indicating the external clock divider
rate is set to 4.
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency
This command sets or returns the expected frequency being provided by the
external clock.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency <NR3>
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency?
Related Commands
Arguments
CLOCk:SOURce
A single <NR3> value.
Range: 6.25E9 to 12.5E9
*RST sets this to 6.25E9
Returns
A single <NR3> value.
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Examples
CLOCK:ECLOCK:FREQUENCY 10E9
*OPC?
sets the expected frequency of the external clock to 10 GHz. The overlapping
command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
LOCK:ECLOCK:FREQUENCY? might return 10.0000000000E+9, indicating that
the expected frequency of the external clock is 10 GHz.
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:ADJust (No Query Form)
This command initiates an adjustment (calibration) to the system clock circuitry.
The adjustment can be run at any time, but if the system detects setting changes
that impact clock accuracy, the adjustment is required before any signals can
be played.
A message is displayed in the status area when an adjustment is required.
A error message is generated if the adjustment fails.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:ADJust
Examples
CLOCK:ECLOCK:FREQUENCY:ADJUST
*OPC?
performs a calibration of the system clock circuitry when using an external clock
signal. The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:DETect (No Query Form)
This command detects the frequency of the signal applied to the Clock In
connector and adjusts the system to use the signal. The frequency is detected
once each time the command executes.
An error message is generated if no frequency is detected or is out of range.
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Conditions
This command is only valid if the clock source is set to External. See the
CLOCk:SOURce command.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:DETect
Related Commands
Examples
CLOCk:SOURce
CLOCK:ECLOCK:FREQUENCY:DETECT
*OPC?
detects the clock frequency applied to the Clock In connector. The overlapping
command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier
This command sets or returns the multiplier rate of the external clock.
Conditions
Setting the clock multiplier rate forces the clock divider rate to a value of 1.
This command is only valid if the clock source is set to External. See the
CLOCk:SOURce command.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Control
Syntax
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier <NR1>
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier?
Related Commands
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider, CLOCk:SRATe, CLOCk:SOURce
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Command descriptions
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Range: 1, 2, or 4 (AWG70001)
Range: 1 or 2 (AWG70002)
*RST sets this to 1.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value
CLOCK:ECLOCK:MULTIPLIER 4
*OPC?
sets the external clock multiplier to 4. The overlapping command is followed with
an Operation Complete query.
CLOCK:ECLOCK:MULTIPLIER? might return 1.0000000000, indicating the clock
multiplier is set to 1.
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider
This command sets or returns the divider rate of the external reference signal
when the external reference is variable.
Conditions
Setting the external reference divider rate forces the external reference multiplier
rate to a value of 1.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider <NR1>
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider?
Arguments
A single <NR1> value that is a power of 2.
Range: 1 to 16777216.
*RST sets this to 1.
Returns
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A single <NR1> value.
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CLOCK:EREFERENCE:DIVIDER 1
*OPC?
sets the external reference divider to 1. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
CLOCK:EREFERENCE:DIVIDER? might return 1, indicating the divider rate is
set to 1.
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency
This command sets or returns the expected frequency of the signal applied to the
Reference In connector.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency <NRf>
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency?
Arguments
A single <NRf> value.
Range: 35 MHz to 250 MHz.
*RST sets this to 35 MHz.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
CLOCK:EREFERENCE:FREQUENCY 35E6
*OPC?
sets the expected reference frequency applied to the Reference In connector to
be 35 MHz. The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete
query.
CLOCK:EREFERENCE:FREQUENCY? might return 200.0000000000E+6,
indicating that the expected frequency of the signal applied to the Reference In
connector is set to 200 MHz.
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Command descriptions
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency:DETect
This command detects the frequency of the signal applied to the Reference In
connector and adjusts the system to use the signal. The frequency is detected
once each time the command executes.
An error message is generated if no frequency is detected, is out of range, or
if the adjustment fails.
This command is only valid when the clock source is external.
Errors are not returned. They are added to the system error queue which can be
accessed with SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]?.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency:DETect
Examples
CLOCK:EREFERENCE:FREQUENCY:DETECT
*OPC?
detects the clock frequency applied to the Reference In connector. The
overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
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CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier
This command sets or returns the multiplier rate of the variable external reference
signal.
Conditions
Setting the external reference multiplier rate forces the external reference divider
rate to a value of 1.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier <NR1>
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier?
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Range: 1 to 1000 (limited by the maximum sample rate).
*RST sets this to 1.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
CLOCK:EREFERENCE:MULTIPLIER 50
*OPC?
sets the multiplier to 50. The overlapping command is followed with an Operation
Complete query.
CLOCK:EREFERENCE:MULTIPLIER? might return 100, indicating that the
external clock multiplier rate is set to 100.
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Command descriptions
CLOCk:JITTer
This command sets or returns whether or not low jitter (Jitter Reduction) is
enabled on the internal system clock or the clock signal applied to the Reference
In connector.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
When enabled, the sample rate is limited by clock frequency multiples of 50 MHz.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:JITTer {0|1|OFF|ON}
Arguments
0 or OFF disables jitter reduction.
1 or ON enables jitter reduction.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
CLOCK:JITTER ON
enables the jitter reduction mode for system clock.
CLOCK:JITTER? might return 0, indicating that the jitter reduction mode is not
enabled for the system clock.
CLOCk:OUTPut:FREQuency? (Query Only)
This command returns the frequency of the output clock on the Clock Out
connector.
Conditions
If clock output state is not enabled, 0.0000 is returned.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
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Syntax
Returns
CLOCk:OUTPut:FREQuency?
A single <NRf> value.
If the clock output state is not enabled, 0.0000 is returned.
If the clock output state is enabled, a value between 6.25 GHz and 12.5 GHz is
returned, depending on the sample rate.
Examples
CLOCK:OUTPUT:FREQUENCY? might return 12.4999955600E+9, indicating that
the clock output is enabled and the frequency is essentially 12.5 GHz.
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe]
This command sets or returns the state of the output clock. Enabling Clock Out
provides a high speed clock (that is related to sample rate) to drive other devices
or to measure.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is the master, the command
choice is limited to ON or 1.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe] {0|1|OFF|ON}
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe]?
Related Commands
Arguments
CLOCk:SOURce
A single <Boolean> value.
0 or OFF disables the clock out.
1 or ON enables the clock out.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
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Examples
CLOCK:OUTPUT:STATE ON
sets the Clock Output to ON.
CLOCK:OUTPUT:STATE? might return 1, indicating that the output clock is
enabled.
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]
This command sets or returns the phase adjustment to synchronize multiple
AWGs. Setting the phase adjusts the phase of all signal outputs relative to the
system clock.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust] <NR1>
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]?
Related Commands
CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe]
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Range: –10800 to 10800.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
CLOCK:PHASE:ADJUST 100
*OPC?
sets the clock phase to 100 degrees. The overlapping command is followed with
an Operation Complete query.
CLOCK:PHASE:ADJUST? might return 100, indicating the clock phase is set to
100 degrees.
CLOCk:SOURce
This command sets or returns the source of the clock.
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Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:SOURce {INTernal|EFIXed|EVARiable|EXTernal}
CLOCk:SOURce?
Arguments
INTernal - clock signal is generated internally and the reference frequency is
derived by the internal oscillator.
EFIXed – clock is generated internally and the reference frequency is derived
from a fixed 10 MHz reference supplied at the Reference In connector.
EVARiable – clock is generated internally and the reference frequency is derived
from a variable reference supplied at the Reference In connector.
EXTernal – clock signal supplied by the Clock In connector and the reference
frequency is derived from the internal precision oscillator.
*RST sets this to INT.
Returns
Examples
{INT, EFIX, EVAR, EXT}
CLOCK:SOURCE INTERNAL
*OPC?
sets the clock source to internal. The overlapping command is followed with
an Operation Complete query.
CLOCK:SOURCE? might return EFIX, indicating that the clock source is set to
use the Reference In connector.
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CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe]
This command sets or returns the state of the Sync Clock Out output.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe] {0|1|OFF|ON}
CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe]?
Arguments
0 or OFF disables the Sync Clock Out.
1 or ON enables the Sync Clock Out.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
CLOCK:SOUT:STATE 1 sets the Sync Clock Out output to ON.
CLOCK:SOUT:STATE? might return 0, indicating that the Sync Clock Out output
is off.
CLOCk:SRATe
This command sets or returns the sample rate for the clock.
Conditions
This command is not valid when CLOCk:SOURce is set to EXTernal.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Clock
Syntax
CLOCk:SRATe <NRf>
CLOCk:SRATe?
Related Commands
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Arguments
A single <NRf> value.
Range:
AWG70001A
1.49 kS/s to 50 GS.
When Clock Source is set to External:
4 times the External Clock In frequency
AWG70002A
1.49 kS/s to 25 GS.
When Clock Source is set to External:
2 times the External Clock In frequency
*RST sets this to the maximum value.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR3f> value.
CLOCK:SRATE 5E8
*OPC?
sets the clock sample rate to 500 MS/s. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
CLOCK:SRATE? might return 25.0000000000E+9, indicating the clock sample
rate is set to 25 GS/s.
*CLS (No Query Form)
This command clears all event registers and queues. (See page 3-1, Status and
events.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*CLS
Examples
*CLS clears all the event registers and queues.
DIAGnostic:ABORt (No Query Form)
This command attempts to stop the current diagnostic test and stops the execution
of any additional selected tests.
This may result in loss of logging information collected for the current test that
responds to the abort event.
Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
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This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:ABORt
Related Commands
Examples
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:STARt
DIAGNOSTIC:ABORT
*OPC?
stops the current diagnostic test. The overlapping command is followed with
an Operation Complete query.
DIAGnostic:CATalog? (Query Only)
This command returns the list of all diagnostic tests per selected type per
subsystems, areas, or ALL. All tests are grouped by areas. All areas are grouped
by subsystems. The available subsystems, areas, and tests depend on the type of
testing (such as POST only or Full diagnostics).
The selected type is set with the command DIAGnostic:TYPE.
Conditions
NOTE. This can be queried anytime and does not depend on ACTive:MODE
being set to DIAGnostic.
It does however depend on the DIAG:TYPE which can only be changed if the
ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:CATalog?
Related Commands
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[{ALL|<subsystem>}[,{ALL|<area>}]]
DIAGnostic:TYPE
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Arguments
This works in the current context as set by the DIAG:TYPE command.
ALL – Keyword or as a string.
<subsystem> – A subsystem as a string.
<area> – An area as a string.
If there are no parameters, then the list of subsystems is returned.
If there is a valid subsystem parameter, then the list of areas for that subsystem is
returned.
If the subsystem parameter is "ALL", then all the tests of all the areas of all the
subsystems are returned. Each test is prefixed with "<subsystem>:<area>:" and
separated by a comma. Lists are always in priority of the desired execution.
If the area parameter is "ALL", then all the tests of all the areas for a specified
subsystem are returned. Each test is prefixed with "<area>:" and separated by a
comma. Lists are always in priority of the desired execution.
If the subsystem and area parameters are valid, then the list of tests for that
subsystem and area are returned.
Returns
String of diagnostic "subsystems", "areas" and/or "procedures" separated by
commas.
Examples
DIAGNOSTIC:CATALOG? might return "System,Clock1,Channel1,Channel2"
DIAGNOSTIC:CATALOG? "Channel1" might return "Host
Communications,Waveform Memory,Real Time,Marker1,Marker2"
DIAGNOSTIC:CATALOG? "Channel1","Waveform Memory" might return
"Calibration,Data Lines,Address Lines,Cells"
DIAGNOSTIC:CATALOG? "ALL" might return "…,Channel1:Waveform
Memory:Calibration,Channel1:Waveform Memory:Data
Lines,Channel1:Waveform Memory:Address Lines,Channel1:Waveform
Memory:Cells,…"
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DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt
This command sets or returns the number of loop counts used when the loop mode
is set to COUNt. See DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP.
Conditions
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP must be set to COUNt.
The set form of this command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt <NR1>
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt?
Related Commands
Arguments
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP
A single <NR1> value.
Range: ≥0 to 1073741823 or 0x3FFFFFFF(2^30 – 1). A count of 0 is the same as
a count of 1.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
DIAGNOSTIC:CONTROL:COUNT 1000 sets the diagnostic looping to occur for
1000 times before exiting.
DIAGNOSTIC:CONTROL:COUNT? might return 1000 indicating that the diagnostic
tests will loop 1000 times before halting.
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DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT
This command sets or returns whether the next execution of diagnostics looping
stops on the first diagnostic failure that occurs or continues to loop on the selected
set of diagnostic functions.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT {0|1|OFF|ON}
Arguments
0 or OFF disables the halt function, allowing the AWG to continue to loop on the
entire set of diagnostics, even if a diagnostic failure occurs.
1 or ON enables the halt function, causing the execution of diagnostics looping to
halt at the first diagnostic failure that occurs.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
DIAGNOSTIC:CONTROL:HALT ON enables the halt function, causing the
execution of diagnostics looping to halt at the first diagnostic failure.
DIAGNOSTIC:CONTROL:HALT? might return 0, indicating that the halt function is
disabled.
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP
This command sets or returns whether the next start of diagnostics runs once,
runs continuous loops, or loops for a number times for the selected set of tests.
All loops may be affected by the DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT command which
determines what happens if an error occurs.
Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP {ONCE|CONTinuous|COUNt}
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP?
Related Commands
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt, DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT
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Arguments
ONCE disables the loop function, causes the execution of selected test(s), which
may be one or more, of diagnostics once and then halt.
CONTinuous enables the loop function, causing the execution of diagnostics
to continuously loop.
COUNt enables the loop function, causing the execution of diagnostics to loop for a
predefined count. Exit of the loop happens when the predefined loop count occurs.
*RST sets this to ONCE.
Returns
Examples
ONCE
CONT
COUN
DIAGNOSTIC:CONTROL:LOOP CONTinuous enables the diagnostics loop
continuously.
DIAGNOSTIC:CONTROL:LOOP? might return ONCE indicating that the test or
tests will execute a single time before halting.
DIAGnostic:DATA? (Query Only)
This command returns the results of last executed tests for the NORMal diagnostic
type in the form of a numeric value of 0 for no errors or -330 for one or more
tests failed.
Additional error details can be found by using the subsystem, area, and test queries
such as DIAGnostic:RESult? <subsystem>[,<area>[,<test>]].
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:DATA?
Related Commands
Returns
DIAGnostic:TYPE, DIAGnostic:RESult?
A single <NR1> value.
0 indicates no error.
–330 indicates that the self test failed.
Examples
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DIAGnostic[:IMMediate]
This command executes all of the NORMal diagnostic tests. The query form of
this command executes all of the NORMal diagnostics and returns the results in
the form of numeric of values of 0 for no errors or -330 for one or more tests failed.
This changes the active mode to DIAGnostic, if necessary, and returns back to
the original active mode when done.
This makes a single pass of all of the NORMal diagnostics.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic[:IMMediate]
DIAGnostic[:IMMediate]?
Related Commands
Returns
DIAGnostic:DATA?, DIAGnostic:RESult?
A single <NR1> value.
0 indicates no error.
–330 indicates that the test failed.
Examples
DIAGNOSTIC executes the NORMal test routines.
DIAGNOSTIC? executes the NORMal test routines and might return 0, indicating
there are no errors.
DIAGnostic:LOG? (Query Only)
This command returns a string of continuous concatenated test results. The start
time is recorded for each of the selected tests.
This command can be issued at any time including while diagnostics are in
progress.
Conditions
The return string is limited to only the first 64K of text, which can cause a loss of
results. Use the DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar command to start a fresh log.
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Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:LOG?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar
<string> ::= "<Started timestamp><LF delimiter><test name and result>[<LF
delimiter><test name and result>]
DIAGNOSTIC:LOG? might return "Channel1:Memory:Data Lines
Started 6/14/2011 10:19 AM Channel1:Memory:DataLines PASS
Channel1:Memory:Address Lines Started 6/14/2011 10:20 AM
Channel1:Memory:Address Lines PASS"
DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar (No Query Form)
This command clears the diagnostics results log.
Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar
Related Commands
Examples
ACTive:MODE
DIAGNOSTIC:LOG:CLEAR deletes the contents of the diagnostics log.
DIAGnostic:LOG:FAILuresonly
This command sets or returns the flag that controls the amount of result
information saved into the diagnostic log. This controls all tests that pass or fail
or only tests that fail.
The flag must be set before starting the diagnostic tests to obtain the expected data.
Conditions
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DIAGnostic.
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Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:LOG:FAILuresonly {0|1|OFF|ON}
DIAGnostic:LOG:FAILuresonly?
Related Commands
Arguments
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:LOG?, DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar
0 or OFF disables the failure only mode.
1 or ON enables the failure only mode.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
DIAGNOSTIC:LOG:FAILURESONLY OFF disables the failure only mode.
DIAGNOSTIC:LOG:FAILURESONLY 1 enables the failure only mode.
DIAGNOSTIC:LOG:FAILURESONLY? might return 1, showing the failure only
mode is enabled.
DIAGnostic:LOOPs? (Query Only)
This command returns the number of times that the selected diagnostics set was
completed during the current running or the last diagnostic running of the set. The
current loop is reset after every start.
This command can be issued while diagnostics are still in progress.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:LOOPs?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value, representing the number of loops completed.
DIAGNOSTIC:LOOPS? might return 5, indicating that the selected set of
diagnostics has completed five times.
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DIAGnostic:RESult? (Query Only)
This command returns the status about the results of the last start of a set of
selected tests.
An individual test result can have a status of Pass, Fail or Running.
Status for an area or a subsystem have the following requirements:
The results only reflect the "selected" tests.
The selected tests have to have results of pass or fail or be in the running state.
Only selected tests in an area or subsystem contribute to the result. As an
example, if 3 of the 4 tests in an area has been selected, then only those
3 contribute to the "area" result. If only 2 of the selected 3 have run and
completed (a stop event occurred) then only those 2 contribute to the result.
If all contributors have passed, then the result is passed. If any contributor
has failed, then the result is failed. If any contributor is running, then the
result is running.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:RESult?
Arguments
[{ALL|<path>}]
ALL: Keyword as a string.
<path> = <subsystem>[,<area>[,<test>]]
<subsystem>: One of the strings listed by DIAGnostic:CATalog?
<area>: One of the strings listed by DIAGnostic:CATalog? <subsystem>
<test>: One of the strings listed by DIAGnostic:CATalog? <subsystem>,<area>
Returns
"<result record>"
<result record>: = <subsystem>:[<area>:[<test>:]] <details>
<details>: <Status>,<Loop Count>,<Pass>,<Fail>
<Status>: S(P|F|R) Reflects the "current" or "last" state. When the status reflects
only the subsystem or area, then an F for Fail will be set for any of the tests that
have failed.
<Loop Count> ::= LC(#)
<Pass> ::= P(#)
<Fail> ::= F(#)
P ::= Pass
F ::= Fail
R ::= Running
#: <NR1>
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Examples
Asking for a specific test result:
DIAGNOSTIC:RESULT? "Channel1","Waveform
Memory","Calibration" might return "Channel1:Waveform
Memory:Calibration::=S(F),LC(1),P(0),F(1).
Asking for a specific area result:
DIAGNOSTIC:RESULT? "Channel1","Waveform Memory" might return
"Channel1:Waveform Memory::=S(F).
Asking for a specific subsystem result:
DIAGNOSTIC:RESULT? "Channel1" might return "Channel1::=S(F).
Asking for all test results of a specific area:
DIAGNOSTIC:RESULT? "Channel1","Waveform
Memory",ALL might return "Channel1:Waveform
Memory:Calibration::=S(F),LC(1),P(0),F(1);Channel1:Waveform Memory:Data
Lines::=S(P),LC(1),P(1),F(0);Channel1:Waveform Memory:Address
Lines::=S(P),LC(1),P(1),F(0);".
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DIAGnostic:RESult:TEMPerature? (Query Only)
This command returns the temperature from the results of the last start of a set of
selected tests. All temperatures will be in °C.
Temperature for an area or subsystem have the following requirements.
The temperature only reflects the "selected" tests.
The "selected" tests must have results of pass or fail. As an example, if 3 of
the 4 tests in an area has been selected, then only those 3 contribute to the
"area" result. If only 2 of the selected 3 have run and completed (a stop event
occurred) then only those 2 contribute to the result.
The highest temperature is returned when the results for more than one test
is requested (as in an area). The time will also be recorded for the highest
temperature and may be found with the Diag:Result:Time? query.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:RESult:TEMPerature?
"<subsystem>"[,"<area>"[,"<test>"]]
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
DIAGnostic:RESult:TIME?
<subsystem> ::= <string>
<area> ::= <string>
<test> ::= <string>
"<temperature>"
<temperature> ::= <string>
<string> ::= Ascii text where a number will be in °C or "NA".
Examples
Asking for a specific temperature result:
DIAGNOSTIC:RESULT:TEMPERATURE? "Channel1","Waveform
Memory","Calibration" might return "32".
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DIAGnostic:RESult:TIME? (Query Only)
This command returns the time from the results of the last start of a set of selected
tests. Time is returned as a date time string as in the following example of
"3/14/2013 10:19 AM".
Time for an area or subsystem have the following requirements:
The time only reflects the "selected" tests.
The "selected" tests must have results of pass or fail. As an example, if 3 of
the 4 tests in an area has been selected, then only those 3 contribute to the
"area" result. If only 2 of the selected 3 have run and completed (a stop event
occurred) then only those 2 contribute to the result.
The time returned, which is associated with the highest temperature of any
selected test, is returned when the results for more than one test is requested
as in an area.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:RESult:TIME? "<subsystem>"[,"<area>"[,"<test>"]]
Arguments
Returns
<subsystem> ::= <string>
<area> ::= <string>
<test> ::= <string>
"<time>"
<time> ::= <string>
<string> ::= Ascii text in the form of mm/dd/yy followed by the time in hr:min as
in the example of "3/14/2013 10:19 AM".
Examples
DIAGNOSTIC:RESULT:TIME? "Channel1","Waveform
Memory","Calibration" might return "Channel1:Waveform
Memory:Calibration::=Time(2/5/2013 4:51:53 PM)".
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DIAGnostic:RUNNing? (Query Only)
This command returns the name of the subsystem, area, and test of the current
diagnostic test. This command can be issued at any time.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:RUNNing?
Returns
Examples
String of the path of the test which includes subsystem, area and test names of
currently running test. If there is no currently running test, then the string is empty.
DIAGNOSTIC:RUNNING? might return "Channel1:Waveform
Memory:Calibration" indicating the currently running diagnostic test by the
subsystem name, area name, and test name.
DIAGnostic:SELect (No Query Form)
This command (no query form) selects one or more tests of the current test list.
Tests can be selected by the keyword ALL, by "subsystem", by "area", or by
"test". The selection by "area" requires "subsystem" and a "test" requires both
the "subsystem" and "area".
NOTE. The keywords may be in quotes but is not necessary.
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic. If not, the
following error is generated:
-300,"Device-specific error; Not in Diagnostics mode - diag:sel ""Channel1"""
If in the proper active of DIAGnostic, then an invalid string generates the
following error:
-220,"Parameter error; Invalid subsystem - diag:sel ""Channel2"""
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:SELect {ALL|<path>}
Related Commands
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Arguments
ALL selects all available tests
<path> ::= <subsystem>[,<area>[,<test>]]
<subsystem> One of the strings listed by the DIAGnostic:CATalog? command.
<area> One of the strings listed by the DIAGnostic:CATalog?<subsystem>
command.
<test> One of the strings listed by the DIAGnostic:CATalog?<subsystem>,<area>
command.
Examples
DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT All selects all available tests.
DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT "System" selects all tests in System subsystem.
DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT "Clock1","Clock Internal" selects all tests in the
Clock Internal area of the Clock1 subsystem.
DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT "Clock1","Clock Internal","ALL" selects all tests
in the Clock Internal area of the Clock1 subsystem.
DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT "Channel1","Waveform Memory","Data Lines"
selects one test.
DIAGnostic:SELect:VERify? (Query Only)
This command returns selection status of one specific test. A specific test requires
the "subsystem", "area", and "test".
This is context sensitive and is dependent on the type as set with the command
DIAGnostic:TYPE.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:SELect:VERify?
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<subsystem>,<area>,<test>
DIAGnostic:TYPE, DIAGnostic:UNSelect
<subsystem> One of subsystems listed in by the system:catalog
<area> One of the areas listed by the area:catalog
<test> One of the tests listed by the test:catalog
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1. 0 is not selected, 1 is selected.
DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT "Channel1","Waveform Memory","Data Lines"
selects one test.
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DIAGNOSTIC:SELECT:VER? "Channel1","Waveform Memory","Data
Lines" returns 1.
DIAG:UNS "Channel1", "Waveform Memory", "Data Lines" unselects one test.
DIAG:SEL:VER? "Channel1", "Waveform Memory", "Data Lines" returns 0.
DIAGnostic:STARt (No Query Form)
This command starts the execution of the selected set of diagnostic tests.
Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:STARt
Related Commands
Examples
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:ABORt, DIAGnostic:STOP
DIAGNOSTIC:START
*OPC?
starts the execution of the selected set of tests. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
DIAGnostic:STOP (No Query Form)
This command stops the diagnostic tests from running, after the diagnostic test
currently in progress completes.
This also terminates diagnostic test looping.
Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
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Diagnostic
Syntax
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Examples
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:ABORt, DIAGnostic:STOP, DIAGnostic:STOP:
STATe?
DIAGNOSTIC:STOP
*OPC?
stops the execution of the selected set of tests. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
DIAGnostic:STOP:STATe? (Query Only)
This command returns the current state of diagnostic testing.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:STOP:STATe?
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1. 1 represents a stopped state and 0 represents
running state.
DIAGNOSTIC:STOP:STATE? might return 1, indicating that testing has stopped.
DIAGnostic:TYPE
This command sets or returns the diagnostic type. The diagnostics work on a list
of tests that support different types of testing.
This sets the context for other commands such as selecting a test to run.
Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic. If not, the
following error is generated:
-300,"Device-specific error;Not in Diagnostics mode - diag:type post"’
The diagnostic type can only be changed if no testing is currently in progress. If
there is, the following error is generated:
-300,"Device-specific error;Diagnostics procedures still in progress diag:type post"’
Group
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Syntax
Related Commands
Arguments
DIAGnostic:TYPE {NORMal|POST}
DIAGnostic:TYPE?
DIAGnostic:SELect, DIAGnostic:UNSelect, DIAGnostic:STARt
NORMal – Normal operating mode
POST – Power On Self Test
*RST sets this to NORM.
Returns
Examples
NORM
POST
DIAGNOSTIC:TYPE NORMAL sets the AWG to normal operating mode.
DIAGNOSTIC:TYPE? might return NORM.
DIAGnostic:TYPE:CATalog? (Query Only)
This command returns a list of diagnostic types available.
NOTE. This can be queried anytime and does not depend on ACTive:MODE
being set to DIAGnostic.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:TYPE:CATalog?
Returns
NORM – Normal operating mode
POST – Power On Self Test
Examples
DIAGNOSTIC:TYPE:CATALOG? might return NORM.
DIAGnostic:UNSelect (No Query Form)
This command unselects one or more tests of the current test list.
Tests can be unselected by the keyword ALL, or by "subsystem", or by "area",
or by "test". To unselect an "area", "subsystem" is required. To unselect a "test"
requires both the "subsystem" and "area".
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Conditions
This command requires that ACTive:MODE is set to DIAGnostic.
Group
Diagnostic
Syntax
DIAGnostic:UNSelect {ALL|<"subsystem">,<"area">,<"test">}
Related Commands
Arguments
ACTive:MODE, DIAGnostic:SELect
<subsystem> One of subsystems listed by the system:catalog
<area> One of the areas listed by the area:catalog
<test> One of the tests listed by the test:catalog
ALL selects all available tests
Table 2-26: DIAGnostic:UNSelect arguments
subsystem
area
System
System Interface
Clock1
Clock Internal
Communications
Internal Reference
Attenuator Check
Channel1
Host Communications
Local Bus
Serial
PCIe Communications
Host Bus
Waveform Memory
Calibration
Data Lines
Address Lines
Cells
Real Time
Real Time Clock
Real Time Trigger
Icc
Dac Connect
Real Time Alignment
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Table 2-26: DIAGnostic:UNSelect arguments (cont.)
subsystem
Examples
area
test
Marker1
Communications
Adc
Offset Negative
Offset Positive
Offset
Amplitude
Crossing Point
Marker2
Communications
Adc
Offset Negative
Offset Positive
Offset
Amplitude
Crossing Point
DIAGNOSTIC:UNSELECT "ALL" unselects all available tests.
DIAGNOSTIC:UNSELECT "System" unselects all the tests in System subsystem.
DIAGNOSTIC:UNSELECT "Channel1","Host Communications" unselects
all the tests in the Host Communications area of in the Channel1 subsystem.
DIAGNOSTIC:UNSELECT "Channel1","Host Communications","ALL"
unselects all the tests in Host Communications area of the Channel1 subsystem.
DIAGNOSTIC:UNSELECT "Channel1","Host Communications", "Local
Bus" unselects the single test named Local Bus in the Host Communications
area of the Channel1 subsystem.
DISPlay[:PLOT][:STATe]
This command minimizes or restores the plot’s display area on the Home screen's
channel window of the AWG. This command only minimizes or restores the
display area; it does not close the window.
Plots in the Function generator window are not affected.
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Display
Syntax
DISPlay[:PLOT][:STATe] {0|1|OFF|ON}
DISPlay[:PLOT][:STATe]?
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Arguments
0 or OFF minimizes the plot display.
1 or ON restores the plot display.
*RST sets this to 1.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value 0 or 1.
DISPLAY:STATE 0 minimizes the plots on the Home screen window.
DISPLAY:STATE? might return 1, indicating that the plot display area on the
Home screen is not minimized.
*ESE
This command sets or returns the status of Event Status Enable Register (ESER).
(See page 3-1, Status and events.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*ESE <NR1>
*ESE?
Related Commands
*CLS, *ESR?, *SRE, *STB?
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Returns
A single <NR1> value.
Examples
*ESE 177 sets the ESER to 177 (binary 10110001), which sets the PON, CME,
EXE, and OPC bits.
*ESE? might return 177.
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*ESR? (Query Only)
This command returns the status of Standard Event Status Register (SESR). (See
page 3-1, Status and events.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*ESR?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
*CLS, *ESE, *SRE, *STB?
A single <NR1> value.
*ESR? might return 181, which indicates that the SESR contains the binary
number 10110101.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform amplitude value
of the selected channel.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude <NRf>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude?
Related Commands
Arguments
INSTrument:MODE, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW,
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet
A single <NRf> value.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
Range: 0 to 500 mV.
*RST sets this to 500 mV.
Returns
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A single <NRf> value.
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FGEN:CHANNEL1:AMPLITUDE 0.35 sets the function generator output for
channel 1 to 350 mVpp.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:AMPLITUDE? might return 250.0000000000E-3, indicating that
the function generator output for channel 1 is set to 250 mV.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:DCLevel
This command sets or returns the DC level of the generated waveform of the
selected channel.
Conditions
If the value exceeds the designated maximum or minimum offset, then the
respective max/min values are used.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:DCLevel <NRf>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:DCLevel?
Arguments
A single <NR3> value.
Range: –250 mV to 250 mV.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1)
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:DCLEVEL 0.12 sets the function generator DC level for
channel 1 to 120 mV.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:DCLEVEL? might return 250.0000000000E-3, indicating that
the function generator DC level for channel 1 is set to 250 mV.
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FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:FREQuency
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform frequency.
Conditions
If the value entered is higher than the designated maximum frequency or lower
than the designated minimum, then the respective max/min values are used.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:FREQuency <NRf>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:FREQuency?
Related Commands
Arguments
INSTrument:MODE
A single <NRf> value.
Range: 1 Hz to 50 MHz.
*RST sets this to 1.2 MHz.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
FGEN:CHANNEL:FREQUENCY 1.25E6 sets the function generator frequency
to 1.25 MHz.
FGEN:CHANNEL:AMPLITUDE? might return 1.2000000000E+6, indicating that
the function generator frequency is set to 1.2 MHz.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform high voltage
value of the selected channel.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH <NRf>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH?
Related Commands
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INSTrument:MODE, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:
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A single <NRf> value.
Range: –250 mV to 250 mV.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 250 mV.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:HIGH 0.25 sets the function generator waveform high voltage
value for channel 1 to 250 mV.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:HIGH? might return 200.0000000000E-3, indicating that the
function generator waveform high voltage value for channel 1 is 200 mV.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform low voltage
value of the selected channel.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW <NRf>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW?
Related Commands
Arguments
INSTrument:MODE, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:
HIGH, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet
A single <NRf> value.
Range: -250 mV to 250 mV.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to -250 mV.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value
FGEN:CHANNEL1:LOW -0.25 sets the function generator waveform low voltage
value for channel 1 to -250 mV.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:LOW? might return -200.0000000000E-3, indicating that the
function generator waveform low voltage value for channel 1 is -200 mV.
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FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform offset value
of the selected channel.
If the offset value is higher than the designated maximum offset or lower than the
designated minimum offset, then the respective max/min values are used.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet <NR3>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet?
Related Commands
Arguments
INSTrument:MODE, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:
HIGH, FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW
A single <NR3> value.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR3> value.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:OFFSET 0.1 sets the function generator offset of channel
1 to 100 mV.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:OFFSET? might return 100.0000000000E-3, indicating that the
function generator offset of channel 1 is 100 mV.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:PHASe
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform phase value
of the selected channel.
Conditions
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If the value is higher than the designated maximum phase or lower than the
designated minimum, then the respective max/min values are used.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:PHASe <NRf>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:PHASe?
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Arguments
INSTrument:MODE
A single <NRf> value.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
Range: –180.0 degrees to +180.0 degrees.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:PHASE 10 sets the phase of the function generator for
channel 1 to 10°.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:PHASE? might return 0.0000, indicating the function generator
phase is set to 0° for channel 1.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:SYMMetry
This command sets or returns the function generator’s triangle waveform
symmetry value of the selected channel.
Conditions
If the value is higher than the designated maximum symmetry value or lower than
the designated minimum, then the respective max/min values are used.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:SYMMetry <NR1>
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:SYMMetry?
Related Commands
Arguments
INSTrument:MODE
A single <NR1> value.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
Range: 0 to 100%.
*RST sets this to 100.
Returns
A single <NR1> value
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Examples
FGEN:CHANNEL1:SYMMETRY 10 sets the symmetry to 10%.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:SYMMETRY? might return 100, indicating the symmetry is
set to 100%.
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:TYPE
This command sets or returns the function generator’s waveform type (shape)
of the selected channel.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:TYPE
{SINE|SQUare|TRIangle|NOISe|DC|GAUSsian|EXPRise|EXPDecay|NONE}
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:TYPE?
Arguments
{SINE|SQUare|TRIangle|NOISe|DC|GAUSsian|EXPRise|EXPDecay|NONE}
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to SINE.
Returns
Examples
{SINE|SQU|TRI|NOIS|DC|GAUS|EXPR|EXPD|NONE}
FGEN:CHANNEL1:TYPE SINE sets the function generator waveform type for
channel 1 to a Sinewave.
FGEN:CHANNEL1:TYPE? might return SINE, indicating that the function
generator waveform type for channel 1 is set to Sinewave.
FGEN:COUPle:AMPLitude
This command sets or returns the coupling mode of the function generator’s
waveform amplitude controls between channel 1 and channel 2 of a two channel
AWG.
The set form of this command forces the channel 2 amplitude settings to match
channel 1. After the initial coupling of the settings, changes made to either
channel 1 or channel 2 amplitude settings affect both channels.
Group
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Syntax
Arguments
FGEN:COUPle:AMPLitude {0|1|OFF|ON}
FGEN:COUPle:AMPLitude?
0 or OFF disables the function generator’s amplitude coupling.
1 or ON enables the function generator’s amplitude coupling.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
FGEN:COUPLE:AMPLITUDE ON couples the amplitude controls of channel 1
and channel 2 together.
FGEN:COUPLE:AMPLITUDE? might return 0, indicating that the amplitude
controls of channel 1 and channel 2 are not coupled together.
FGEN:PERiod? (Query Only)
This command returns the function generator’s waveform period.
Group
Function generator
Syntax
FGEN:PERiod?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
INSTrument:MODE
A single <NR3> value.
FGEN:PERIOD? might return 1.0000000000E-6, indicating that the waveform
period is 1.0 μs.
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*IDN? (Query Only)
This command returns identification information for the AWG. Refer to Std IEEE
488.2 for additional information.
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*IDN?
Returns
<Manufacturer>, <model>, <serial number>, <Firmware version>
<Manufacturer>:: = TEKTRONIX
<Model>:: = AWG70001A, AWG70002A
<Serial number>:: = XXXXXXX (indicates an actual serial number)
<Firmware version>:: = SCPI:99.0 FW:x.x.x.x (x.x.x.x is software version)
Examples
*IDN? might return TEKTRONIX,AWG70001A,B010123,SCPI:99.0
FW:1.0.136.602
INSTrument:COUPle:SOURce
This command sets or returns the coupled state of the channel’s Analog and
Marker output controls of two channel instrument.
The set form of this command forces channel 2 to match channel 1.
After the initial coupling of the settings, changes made to either channel 1 or
channel 2 amplitude settings affect both channels.
NOTE. Output Skew and Delay settings are not coupled between channels.
Group
Instrument
Syntax
INSTrument:COUPle:SOURce {0|1|OFF|ON}
INSTrument:COUPle:SOURce?
Arguments
0 or OFF disables channel coupling.
1 or ON enables channel coupling.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
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A single <Boolean> value, 0 or 1.
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INSTRUMENT:COUPLE:SOURCE 1 couples the CH1 parameters and CH2
parameters.
INSTRUMENT:COUPLE:SOURCE? might return 0.
INSTrument:MODE
This command sets or returns the AWG mode, either the AWG mode or the
Function generator mode.
Group
Instrument
Syntax
INSTrument:MODE {AWG|FGEN}
INSTrument:MODE?
Arguments
AWG sets the instrument to the Arbitrary Waveform Generator mode.
FGEN sets the instrument to the Function generator mode.
*RST sets this to AWG.
Returns
Examples
{AWG|FGEN}
INSTRUMENT:MODE FGEN sets the AWG to the function generator mode.
INSTRUMENT:MODE? might return FGEN, indicating the AWG is in the function
generator mode.
MMEMory:CATalog? (Query Only)
This command returns the current contents and state of the mass storage media.
Conditions
Directories will not have their size determined. Directory's <file size> will always
be 0.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:CATalog?
Related Commands
[<msus>]
MMEMory:CDIRectory, MMEMory:MSIS
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Arguments
Returns
<msus> (mass storage unit specifier) ::= <string>.
<NR1>,<NR1> [,<file_entry>]
The first <NR1> indicates the total amount of storage currently used in bytes.
The second <NR1> indicates the free space of the mass storage in bytes.
<file_entry> ::= "<file_name>,<file_type>,<file_size>"
<file_name> ::= the exact name of the file
<file_type> ::= is DIR for an entry that is a directory, empty/blank otherwise
<file_size> ::= <NR1> is the size of the file in bytes. For <file_type> marked DIR,
the file size will always be 0.
Examples
MMEMORY:CATALOG? might return
484672,3878652,"SAMPLE1.AWG,,2948","aaa.txt,,1024","ddd,DIR,0","zzz.awg,,2948"
MMEMory:CDIRectory
This command sets or returns the current directory of the file system on the AWG.
The current directory for the programmatic interface is different from the currently
selected directory in the Windows Explorer on the AWG.
Conditions
The <msus> cannot be specified in the CDIR action.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:CDIRectory [<directory_name>]
MMEMory:CDIRectory?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<directory_name> ::= <string>
<directory_name>
Assuming the current <msus> is "C:"
MMEMORY:CDIRECTORY "\Users" changes the current directory to C:\Users.
If the current directory is C:\Program Files
MMEMORY:CDIRECTORY "..\Program Files" changes the current directory
to C:\Program Files
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MMEMORY:CDIRECTORY? returns "\Program Files" if the current directory is
C:\Program Files.
MMEMORY:CDIRECTORY "\\Windows" changes the current directory to
C:\Windows.
MMEMory:DATA
This command sets or returns block data to/from a file in the current mass storage
device.
NOTE. The file path may contain a full file path. However, if the file path only
contains a file name, the current directory is assumed.
Conditions
As the IEEE 488.2 is a limitation that the largest read or write that may occur in a
single command is 999,999,999 bytes as the structure is defined as a '#' followed
by a byte to determine the number of bytes to read '9'. '9' indicates that we need
to read 9 bytes to determine the length of the following data block: 999,999,999
(separated by commas to help separate - they will not be present normally).
Because of the size limitation, it is suggested that the user make use of the starting
index (and size for querying) to append data in multiple commands/queries.
NOTE. If querying a size that is larger than the remaining data on the file
(according to the size of the file and/or the starting index) the returned size will
be all of the remaining data (size will be truncated to the size of the remaining
number of bytes left in the file).
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:DATA <file_path>[,<start_index>],<block_data>
MMEMory:DATA? <file_path>[,<start_index>[,<size>]]
Related Commands
Arguments
MMEMory:CDIRectory, MMEMory:MSIS
<file_path> ::= <string>
<start_index> ::= <NR1> is the byte index where writing/reading will commence
in the desired <file_path>.
<size> ::= <NR1> is the size, in bytes, to read.
<block_data> ::= IEEE 488.2 data block.
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Returns
Examples
<block_data>
MMEMORY:DATA "123.TXT",#13ABC loads "ABC" into 123.TXT in the current
directory.
Assuming C:\123.txt already contains "ABC":
MMEMORY:DATA "C:\123.txt",3,#223DEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ starts
loading (appends) the data at byte index 3 of C:\123.txt. The file will now contain:
"ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
Assuming C:\123.txt contains the final text in the example above:
MMEMORY:DATA? "C:\123.txt" Return is:
"#226ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Assuming C:\123.txt contains the final text in the example above:
MMEMORY:DATA? "C:\123.txt",3,15 Return, starting at index 3 for 15 bytes
is: "#215DEFGHIJKLMNOPQR"
Following these principles, you can edit or append large or small segments in
existing files and alternatively read smaller or large sections in a currently existing
file.
MMEMory:DATA:SIZE? (Query Only)
This command returns the size in bytes of a selected file.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:DATA:SIZE? <file_path>
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
Examples
MMEMory:CDIRectory, MMEMory:MSIS
<file_path> ::= <string>
<NR1> is the size, in bytes, of the selected file
Assuming that the current file is in the current directory:
MMEMORY:DATA:SIZE? "waveform1.wfm" might return 1024.
MMEMORY:DATA:SIZE? "C:\Tektronix\Waveforms\myFile.wfm" might
return 65535.
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MMEMory:DELete (No Query Form)
This command deletes a file or directory from the AWG's hard disk. When used
on a directory, this command succeeds only if the directory is empty.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:DELete <file_name>[,msus]
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
MMEMory:CDIRectory, MMEMory:MSIS
<file_name> ::= <string>
<msus> (mass storage unit specifier) ::= <string>
MMEMORY:DELETE "SETUP1.AWG" deletes SETUP1.AWG in the current
directory.
MMEMORY:DELETE "\my\proj\awg\test.awg","D:" deletes
D:\my\proj\awg\test.awg, regardless of the current directory and msus.
MMEMory:IMPort (No Query Form)
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
MMEMory:OPEN.
This command imports a file into the AWG’s waveform list.
NOTE. If the waveform name already exists, it is overwritten without warning.
The file name must contain a path and drive letter.
File formats supported:
ISF - TDS3000 and DPO4000 waveform format
TDS - TDS5000/TDS6000/TDS7000, DPO7000/DPO70000/DSA70000 Series
waveform
TXT - Text file with analog data
TXT8 - Text file with 8 bit DAC resolution
TXT10 - Text file with 10 bit DAC resolution
TXT14 - Text file with 14 bit DAC resolution
WFM - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600/AWG700 Series waveform
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PAT - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600/AWG700 Series pattern file
TFW - AFG3000 Series waveform file format
IQT - RSA3000 Series waveform file format
TIQ - RSA6000 Series waveform file format
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:IMPort <wfm_name>,<filepath>,<type>
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
MMEMory:OPEN
<wfm_name> ::=<string>
<filepath> ::=<string>
<type> ::={ISF|TDS|TXT|TXT8|TXT10|TXT14|WFM|PAT|TFW|IQT|TIQ}
To import the waveform file named "MyWaveform":
MMEMORY:IMPORT "MyWaveform","C:\TestFiles\WFM#001.wfm",WFM
*OPC?
The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
To import a TXT file:
MMEMORY:IMPORT "MyWaveform","C:\TestFiles\my8bit.txt",TXT8
*OPC?
The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
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MMEMory:IMPort:PARameter:NORMalize
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize.
This command sets or queries if the imported data is normalized during select file
format import operations. The imported waveform data (for select file formats) is
normalized based on the option set in this command.
File Formats supported:
.WFM - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600/AWG700 Series waveform
.AWG - AWG5000,AWG7000 Series waveforms
.TXT - Analog text files from AWG
.RFD - RFXpress AWG Series waveforms
Conditions
Normalization will not be carried out on file formats which are not supported.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:IMPort:PARameter:NORMalize <Type>
MMEMory:IMPort:PARameter:NORMalize?
Related Commands
Arguments
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
<type> ::= {NONE|FSCale|ZREFerence}
NONE will not normalize the imported data. The data may contain points outside
of the AWG’s amplitude range.
FSCale normalizes the imported data to the full amplitude range.
ZREFerence normalizes the imported data while preserving the offset.
Returns
Examples
{NONE | FSC | ZREF}
MMEMORY:IMP:NORM NONE imports the waveform with no normalization.
MMEMORY:IMP:NORM? might return ZREF, indicating that imported data is
normalized while preserving the offset.
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MMEMory:MDIRectory (No Query Form)
This command creates a new directory in the current path on the mass storage
system.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:MDIRectory <directory_name>
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
MMEMory:CDIRectory, MMEMory:MSIS
<directory_name> ::= <string>
MMEMORY:MDIRECTORY "Waveform" makes the directory "Waveform" in the
current directory.
MMEMory:MSIS
This command selects or returns a mass storage device used by all MMEMory
commands. <msus> specifies a drive using a drive letter. The drive letter can
represent hard disk drives, network drives, external DVD/CD-RW drives, or USB
memory.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:MSIS [<msus>]
MMEMory:MSIS?
Arguments
Returns
<msus> (mass storage unit specifier) ::= <string>
<msus>
NOTE. If the mass storage device has not been defined, the returned <msus>
value is the system’s default drive which is typically the :C drive.
Examples
MMEMORY:MSIS? might return "X:", assuming the current MSUS is the X: drive.
MMEMORY:MSIS "D:" changes the MSUS to the D: drive.
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MMEMory:OPEN (No Query Form)
This command loads a file into the AWG waveform list.
File formats supported:
.WFMX - Native waveform format
.ISF - TDS3000 and DPO4000 waveform format
.TDS - TDS5000/TDS6000/TDS7000, DPO7000/DPO70000/DSA70000 Series
waveform
.WFM - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600/AWG700/AWG5000/AWG7000 Series
waveform
.PAT - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600/AWG700 Series pattern file
.TFW - AFG3000 Series waveform file format
.IQT - RSA3000 Series waveform file format
.TIQ - RFXpress series waveforms
.TIQ - RSA6000 Series waveform file format
.WFM - MDO files
.SEQX - AWG70000 sequence format
.SEQ - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600 sequence format
NOTE. If the waveform name already exists, it will be overwritten without
warning. The file name must contain a path and drive letter.
Conditions
AWG5000/7000 setup (*.AWG), AWG 70000 setup (*.AWGX), TXT, and .MAT
files will not work using this command.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:OPEN <filepath>
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet[:WAVeform], MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:
NORMalize
<filepath> ::= <string>
MMEMORY:OPEN "C:\TestFiles\WFM#001.wfm"
*OPC?
loads the WFM#001 waveform into the AWG waveform list. The overlapping
command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
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MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
This command sets or queries if the imported data is normalized during select file
format import operations. The imported waveform data (for select file formats) is
normalized based on the option set in this command.
File formats supported:
.WFM - AWG400/AWG500/AWG600/AWG700 Series waveform
.AWG - AWG5000, AWG7000 Series waveform
.TXT - Analog text files from AWG
.RFD - RFXpress AWG Series waveforms
.MAT - Matlab files
Conditions
Normalization will not be carried out on file formats which are not supported.
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize <Type>
Arguments
<type> ::= {NONE|FSCale|ZREFerence}
NONE will not normalize the imported data. The data may contain points outside
of the AWG’s amplitude range.
FSCale normalizes the imported data to the full amplitude range.
ZREFerence normalizes the imported data while preserving the offset.
*RST sets the arguments to NONE.
Returns
Examples
{NONE|FSC|ZREF}
MMEMORY:OPEN:NORM NONE imports the waveform with no normalization.
MMEMORY:OPEN:NORM? might return ZREF, indicating that imported data is
normalized while preserving the offset.
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet:SEQuence (No Query Form)
This command loads all sequences, or a single sequence if <desired_sequence>
is designated, into the Sequences list and all associated (used) sequences and
waveforms within the designated file in <filepath>.
File formats supported:
.AWG - AWG7000 Series setup
.AWGX - AWG70000 Series setup
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.SEQ - AWG400, AWG500, AWG600 Series sequence
.SEQX - AWG70000 Series sequence
NOTE. If the sequence, any subsequent sequence, or any associated waveform
name already exists, it will be overwritten without warning.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet:SEQuence <filepath>[,<desired_sequence>]
Arguments
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and file
name.
<desired_sequence> ::= <string>
Examples
Assuming the file AWG_w_2seqs.awgx has two sequences named Sequence1 and
Sequence2 in it:
MMEMORY:OPEN:SASSET:SEQUENCE
"C:\TestFiles\AWG_w_2seqs.awgx","Sequence1"
*OPC?
imports Sequence1 alone and all waveforms used by Sequence1. The overlapping
command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
Assuming the file AWG_w_2seqs.awgx has waveforms Sequence1 and Sequence2
in it:
MMEMORY:OPEN:SASSET:SEQUENCE "C:\TestFiles\AWG_w_2seqs.awgx"
*OPC?
imports both Sequence1 and Sequence2 and all waveforms used by both
sequences. The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete
query.
Assuming the file AWG_w_2seqs.awgx has two sequences named SequenceA
and SequenceB in it and SequenceA uses SequenceB as a subsequence:
MMEM:OPEN:SASSET:SEQUENCE
"C:\TestFiles\AWG_w_2seqs.awgx","SequenceA"
*OPC?
imports SequenceA as a separate sequence, SequenceB as separate sequence, and
all waveforms used by both sequences. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
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MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet[:WAVeform] (No Query Form)
This command loads a single waveform if <desired_waveform> is designated.
Otherwise the command imports all waveforms within the designated file in
<filepath>.
File formats supported:
.AWG - AWG5000, AWG7000 Series waveforms
.AWGX - AWG70000 Series waveforms
.MAT - MATLAB files
.SEQX - AWG70000 Series sequence
NOTE. If the waveform name already exists, it is overwritten without warning.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet[:WAVeform]
<filepath>[,<desired_waveform>]
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and file
name.
<desired_waveform> ::= <string>
Assuming the test file AWG_x000_4CH.awg has waveforms Untitled36 and
Untitled37 in it:
MMEMORY:OPEN:SASSET:WAVEFORM
"C:\TestFiles\AWG_x000_4CH.awg","Untitled36"
*OPC?
imports Untitled36 alone. The overlapping command is followed with an
Operation Complete query.
MMEMORY:OPEN:SASSET:WAVEFORM "C:\TestFiles\AWG_x000_4CH.awg"
*OPC?
imports both Untitled36 and Untitled37. The overlapping command is followed
with an Operation Complete query.
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MMEMory:OPEN:SETup (No Query Form)
This command restores a setup file designated by the <filepath>.
The supported file format is the native setup format (.AWGX).
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:OPEN:SETup <filepath>
Arguments
Examples
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and
file name.
MMEMORY:OPEN:SETUP "C:\TestFiles\mySetup.awgx" opens the setup file
named mySetup.awgx.
MMEMory:OPEN:TXT (No Query Form)
This command loads a waveform from a .TXT file into the AWG’s waveform list.
NOTE. If the waveform name already exists, it is overwritten without warning.
Conditions
Only AWG TXT compatible files can be opened using this method.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:OPEN:TXT <filepath>,<bitdepth>
Related Commands
Arguments
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and file
name.
<bitdepth> ::= {ANALog, DIG8, DIG9, DIG10}
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Examples
MMEMORY:OPEN:TXT "C:\TestFiles\my8bitTXTfile.txt",DIG8
*OPC?
opens the digital eight bit file named my8bitTXTfile. The overlapping command
is followed with an Operation Complete query.
MMEMORY:OPEN:TXT "C:\TestFiles\myAnalogTXTfile.txt”,ANALOG
*OPC?
opens the analog file named myAnalogTXTfile.txt. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
MMEMory:SAVE:SEQuence (No Query Form)
This command exports a sequence given a unique name to an eligible storage
location as the .SEQX file type.
NOTE. If a file already exists in the selected file path, it is overwritten without
warning. If the save fails, the file is deleted.
NOTE. The waveform name is renamed to the filename (without extension) if the
waveform source is different from the selected file path.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:SAVE:SEQuence <sequence>,<filepath>
Arguments
Examples
<sequence> ::= <string>
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and
file name.
MMEMORY:SAVE:SEQUENCE "mySequence","C:\mySequence.SEQX"
*OPC?
saves the sequence named mySequence to the filepath and names the sequence
to mySequence. The overlapping command is followed with an Operation
Complete query.
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MMEMory:SAVE:SETup (No Query Form)
This command saves the AWG's setup and optionally includes the assets
(waveforms and sequences).
NOTE. If a file already exists in the selected file path, it is overwritten without
warning. If the save fails, the file is deleted.
This command supports the native setup file format (.AWGX).
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:SAVE:SETup <filepath>[,<with_assets>]
Arguments
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and file
name.
<with_assets> ::= <Boolean>
0 indicates that the setup file be saved without waveforms and sequences.
1 indicates that the setup file will be saved with waveforms and sequences.
NOTE. By default, if <with_assets> is not included, then the setup will be saved
with assets.
Examples
To save the setup with waveforms and sequences, use one of the two following
commands:
MMEMORY:SAVE:SETUP "C:\mySetup.awgx"
*OPC?
MMEMORY:SAVE:SETUP "C:\mySetup.awgx",1
*OPC?
The overlapping commands are followed with an Operation Complete query.
To save the setup without waveforms and sequences, use the following command:
MMEMORY:SAVE:SETUP "C:\mySetup.awgx",0
*OPC?
The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
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MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform]:TXT (No Query Form)
This command exports a waveform given a unique waveform name to an eligible
storage location from the AWG’s waveforms as a text file as the .TXT file type.
NOTE. If a file already exists in the selected file path, it is overwritten without
warning. If the save fails, the file is deleted.
NOTE. The waveform name is renamed to the filename (without extension) if the
waveform source is different from the selected file path.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform]:TXT <wfm_name>,<filepath>,<bitdepth>
Arguments
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and file
name.
<bitdepth> ::= {ANALog, DIG8, DIG9, DIG10}
Examples
MMEMORY:SAVE:WAVEFORM:TXT
"myWFM","C:\myNewTXTfile.TXT",DIGI8
*OPC?
saves the digital, eight bit waveform file named “myWFM” to the filepath
and renames the waveform to “myNewTXTfile”. The overlapping command
is followed with an Operation Complete query.
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform][:WFMX] (No Query Form)
This command exports a waveform given a unique waveform name to an eligible
storage location from the AWG’s waveforms as the .WFMX file type.
NOTE. If a file already exists in the selected file path, it is overwritten without
warning. If the save fails, the file is deleted.
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NOTE. The waveform name is renamed to the filename (without extension) if the
waveform source is different from the selected file path.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Mass Memory
Syntax
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform][:WFMX] <wfm_name>,<filepath>
Arguments
Examples
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
<filepath> ::= <string>, must contain the complete path (with drive letter) and
file name.
MMEMORY:SAVE:WAVEFORM:WFMX
"myWFM","C:\TestFiles\myNewWFMX.WFMX"
*OPC?
saves the waveform named "myWFM" to the filepath and renames the
waveform to “myNewWFMX”. The overlapping command is followed with
an Operation Complete query.
*OPC
This command causes the AWG to sense the internal flag referred to as the
“No-Operation-Pending” flag. The command sets bit 0 in the Standard Event
Status Register when pending operations are complete.
The query form returns a “1” when the last overlapping command operation is
finished.
Conditions
*OPC is limited to one overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential,
blocking, and overlapping commands.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*OPC
*OPC?
Related Commands
*WAI
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Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
*OPC? returns 1 to indicate that the last issued overlapping command is finished.
*OPT? (Query Only)
This command returns the implemented options for the AWG. (See page 3-1,
Status and events.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*OPT?
Returns
Examples
<opt>[,<opt> [,<opt>] ] ]
<opt> ::= {0|xx|xx|xx} where xx is the option identifier
*OPT? might return 0 to indicate that no option is installed in the AWG.
OUTPut:OFF
This command sets or returns the state of the All Outputs Off control.
Enabling All Output Off causes each channel’s output and markers to go to an
ungrounded (or open) state. Disabling the control causes each channel to go
to its currently defined state. A channel’s defined state can be changed while
the All Outputs Off is in effect, but the actual output remains open until the All
Outputs Off is disabled.
Conditions
Group
Output
Syntax
OUTPut:OFF {0|1|OFF|ON}
OUTPut:OFF?
Arguments
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commands.)
0 or OFF disables the All Output Off function, allowing the channel and marker
outputs to go to their defined state.
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1 or ON enables the All Output Off function, disabling all channel outputs and
marker outputs.
*RST sets all channels to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value.
OUTPUT:OFF ON
enables All Outputs Off.
OUTPUT:OFF? might return 0, indicating the All Outputs Off control is not
enabled and each individual channel output will function as set.
OUTPut[n][:STATe]
This command sets or returns the output state of the specified channel.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Output
Syntax
OUTPut[n][:STATe] {0|1|OFF|ON}
OUTPut[n][:STATe]?
Arguments
0 or OFF disables the channel’s output.
1 or ON enables the channel’s output.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets all channels to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value.
OUTPUT1:STATE ON
sets the analog output state of channel 1 to on.
OUTPUT2:STATE? might return 0, indicating channel 2 output is off.
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OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
This command sets or returns the output condition of a waveform of the specified
channel while the instrument is in the stopped state.
Group
Output
Syntax
OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe] {OFF|ZERO}
OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe
OFF sets the stop state output for channel "n" to open (electrically disconnected).
ZERO sets the stop state output for channel "n" value to 0 volts.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets all channels to ZERO.
Returns
Examples
OFF
ZERO
OUTPUT1:SVALUE:ANALOG:STATE OFF sets channel 1's output to be
disconnected when in the stopped state.
OUTPUT1:SVALUE:ANALOG:STATE? might return ZERO, indicating that when
channel 1 is in the stopped state, the output will be 0 volts.
OUTPut[n]:SVALue:MARKer[1|2]
This command sets or returns the condition of the specified marker of the specified
channel when in the stopped state.
Group
Output
Syntax
OUTPut[n]:SVALue:MARKer[1|2] {OFF|LOW}
OUTPut[n]:SVALue:MARKer[1|2]?
Arguments
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OFF sets the stop state marker output for channel "n" to open (electrically
disconnected).
LOW sets the stop state marker output for channel "n" value to 0 volts.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
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Command descriptions
*RST sets all channel markers to LOW.
Returns
Examples
OFF
LOW
OUTPUT1:SVALUE:MARKER1 OFF sets the channel 1’s marker 1, to be
disconnected when in the stopped state.
OUTPUT2:SVALUE:MARKER1? might return LOW, indicating that the channel
2’s, marker 1 will be a logic level low when in the stopped state.
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
This command sets or returns the output condition of a waveform of the specified
channel while the instrument is in the waiting-for-trigger state or for a brief period
after the waveform loads to the DAC and before the first point plays.
Conditions
This is valid only when the Run Mode is Triggered.
When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
Group
Output
Syntax
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe] {FIRSt|ZERO}
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]?
Related Commands
Arguments
OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:
STATe]
FIRSt sets the output level for channel "n" to match the first point in the
waveform when channel "n" is in the Waiting-for-trigger state.
ZERO sets the output level for channel "n" to 0 volts when channel "n" is in the
Waiting-for-trigger state.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets all channels to ZERO.
Returns
FIRS
ZERO
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Command descriptions
Examples
OUTPUT1:WVALUE:ANALOG:STATE FIRST sets the output level for channel 1 to
match the first point in the waveform when channel 1 is in the Waiting-for-trigger
state.
OUTPUT2:WVALUE:ANALOG:STATE? might return ZERO, indicating that when
channel 2 is in the Waiting-for-trigger state, the output will be 0 volts.
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2]
This command sets or returns the output condition of the specified marker of the
specified channel while the instrument is in the waiting-for-trigger state or for a
brief period after the waveform loads to the DAC and before the first point plays.
Conditions
This is valid only when the Run Mode is in a triggered mode.
When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
Group
Output
Syntax
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2] {FIRSt|LOW|HIGH}
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2]?
Related Commands
Arguments
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
FIRSt sets the marker output level to match the first point in the waveform of
channel "n" when channel "n" is in the waiting-for-trigger state.
LOW sets the marker output to a logic level low for channel "n" when channel "n"
is in the waiting-for-trigger state.
HIGH sets the marker output to a logic level high for channel "n" when channel
"n" is in the waiting-for-trigger state.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets all channels to LOW.
Returns
Examples
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FIRS
LOW
HIGH
OUTPUT1:WVALUE:MARKER1 FIRST sets the channel 1 marker 1 output state to
the first point of the waveform to play while in the waiting-for-trigger state.
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OUTPUT1:WVALUE:MARKER2? might return LOW, indicating that marker 2 of
channel 1 will be a logic level low while channel 1 is in the waiting-for-trigger
state.
*RST (No Query Form)
This command resets the AWG to its default state. (See page C-1, Factory
initialization settings.)
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*RST
Examples
*RST resets the AWG.
SLISt:NAME? (Query Only)
This command returns the name of the sequence at the specified sequence list
index.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:NAME? <sequence_list_index>
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
SLISt:SIZE?
<sequence_list_index> := <NR1>
<sequence_name> := <string>
NOTE. If there is not a sequence at the chosen index, an empty string is returned.
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Command descriptions
Examples
SLIST:NAME? 45 might return "AnotherSequence" which is the name of the
45th sequence in the current sequence list, where SLISt:SIZE? returned a value
greater than 45.
SLISt:SEQuence:DELete (No Query Form)
This command deletes a specific sequence or all sequences from the sequence list.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:DELete {<sequence_name>|ALL}
Arguments
Examples
<sequence_name> := {<string>|ALL}
SLIST:SEQUENCE:DELETE ALL deletes all sequences from the current sequence
list.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:DELETE "MySequence" deletes the sequence named
MySequence.
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Command descriptions
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing
This command sets or returns the condition of when the sequencer jumps upon
a logic event, pattern jump, or software forced jump. The jump can occur
immediately or at the end of the current sequence step.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing <sequence_name>,
{END|IMMediate}
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing? <sequence_name>
Arguments
END – on receiving an event, wait until the end of current step before jumping to
specified event jump step
IMMediate – on receiving an event, immediately jump to specified event jump
step
Returns
Examples
END
IMM
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:JTIMING "MySequence", END requires all event
jumps to wait for the end of current sequence step before jumping to the event
jump step.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:JTIMING? "MySequence" might return IMM,
indicating that all event jumps are to be processed immediately in sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine
This command associates an event pattern with the jump-to-step for Pattern Jump.
The query returns the jump step associated to the specified pattern.
The event pattern is read from the Pattern Jump In connector on the rear panel.
Eight bits of data and a strobe are required. When the strobed event pattern
is received, an event pattern jump is created, moving the sequence to the step
defined in this command.
Conditions
Group
The pattern jump feature for the sequence must be set to enabled. See
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle.
Sequence
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Command descriptions
Syntax
Related Commands
Arguments
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine <sequence_name>,
<pattern>, <jump_step>
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine? <sequence_name>,
<pattern>
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle
<sequence_name> := <string>
<pattern>:=<NR1>. The value range is between 0 and 255. This parameter
specifies the event pattern to make an event jump. The pattern bits are mapped to
the integer value as follows:
Event bits
MSB
LSB
76543210
<jump_step>::=<NR1> between 1 and 16383.
Returns
Examples
<NR1> ::= <jump_step>
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:PJUMP:DEFINE "MySequence", 15, 3 sets the
jump target index to the third sequence step of "MySequence" for the event
pattern 00001111.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:PJUMP:DEFINE? "MySequence", 84 might return
1200, indicating that at pattern event 84, the sequence will jump to step 1200
of "MySequence".
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle
This command sets or returns the Event Pattern Jump enable for the specified
sequence.
When enabled, the data at the Pattern Jump In connector can be strobed in, causing
a sequence to jump to a defined step. The sequence and step are defined with the
command SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine.
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Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle <sequence_name>,
{0|1|OFF|ON}
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle? <sequence_name>
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Related Commands
Arguments
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
OFF or 0 disables pattern jump as an event source independent of any values
present at the Pattern Jump In connector.
ON or 1 enables pattern jump as an event source.
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:PJUMP:ENABLE "MySequence", ON enables the
pattern jump.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:PJUMP:ENABLE? "MySequence" might return 1,
indicating the pattern jump is enabled.
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Command descriptions
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:SIZE? (Query Only)
This command returns the maximum number of entries in the pattern jump table.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:SIZE?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value of 256.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:PJUMP:SIZE? will return 256, indicating the
maximum number of entries in the pattern jump table.
SLISt:SEQuence:LENGth? (Query Only)
This command returns the total number of steps in the named sequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:LENGth?
Arguments
<sequence_name> := <string>
Returns
<number_of_steps> := <NR1>
Examples
<sequence_name>
SLIST:SEQUENCE:LENGTH? "LongSequence" might return 10000, indicating
there are 10,000 steps in the sequence named “LongSequence”.
SLISt:SEQuence:NEW (No Query Form)
This command creates a new sequence with the selected name, number of steps,
and number of tracks.
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Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:NEW <sequence_name>, <number_of_steps>
[, <number_of_tracks>]
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Arguments
<sequence_name> := <string>
<number_of_steps> := <NR1> maximum of 16383 steps and a minimum of 1
<number_of_tracks> := <NR1> maximum of 8 and minimum of 1 (defaults to
number of available channels (1 or 2))
Examples
SLIST:SEQUENCE:NEW "LongSequence", 16000, 4 creates a second
sequence named LongSequence with 16000 steps and four tracks.
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag
This command sets or returns the Enable Flag Repeat value for the sequence. If
the value is ON, then the flags will change each time that the step plays out. For
example if Wfm1 is at a step in Sequence with repeat 2 and one of the flags is
set to Toggle, then the flag state will toggle twice at this step if the Enable Flag
Repeat value is ON.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag <sequence_name>, {0|1|OFF|ON}
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag? <sequence_name>
Arguments
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
0 or OFF disables the Flag Repeat. This is the default value.
1 or ON enables the Flag Repeat.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value.
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag “MyTest”, ON enables the Repeat Flag.
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag?
“MyTest” returns 0 if the Repeat Flag is not set.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:MAX? (Query Only)
This command returns the maximum number of steps allowed in a sequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:MAX?
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Command descriptions
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value of 16383.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP:MAX? will return 16383, indicating the maximum
number of steps allowed in a sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput
This command sets or returns wether the sequence will jump when it receives
Trigger A, Trigger B, Internal Trigger, or no jump at all. This is settable for every
step in a sequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput <sequence_name>,
{ATRigger|BTRigger|OFF|ITRigger}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput? <sequence_name>
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence with a value between 1 and 16383.
<sequence_name> := <string>
ATRigger – This enables the sequencer to jump to the event of a ATRIG.
BTRigger – This enables the sequencer to jump to the event of a BTRIG.
ITRigger – This enables the sequencer to jump to the event of an Internal Trigger.
OFF – Ignores all events, even if an event occurs during that step.
*RST sets this to OFF.
Returns
Examples
ATR
BTR
ITR
OFF
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:EJINput "MySequence", ATR allows the
sequencer to jump to step 1 after receiving a Trigger A event from Force Trig A or
a signal on the Trigger A input connector.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:EJINput? "MySequence" might return BTR,
indicating this step will only jump after receiving a Trigger B event from a Force
Trig B or a signal on the Trig B input connector.
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Command descriptions
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp
This command sets or returns the step that the specified sequence will jump to
on a trigger event. This setting is only available if the event jump input has been
selected as Trigger A or Trigger B for the specified step.
Conditions
The Event Input must be set at the same step with the command
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp <sequence_name>,
{<NR1>|NEXT|FIRSt|LAST|END}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp? <sequence_name>
Related Commands
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>
<sequence_name> := <string>
<NR1> - This enables the sequencer to jump to the specified step, where the value
is between 1 and 16383.
NEXT – This enables the sequencer to jump to the next sequence step.
FIRSt – This enables the sequencer to jump to first step in the sequence.
LAST – This enables the sequencer to jump to the last step in the sequence.
END – This enables the sequencer to jump to the end and play 0 V until play is
stopped.
Returns
<NR1> a single value.
LAST
FIRS
NEXT
END
Examples
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:EJUMp "MySequence", 6 causes the sequencer to
jump to the sixth step after executing the first step after the trigger event.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:EJUMp? "MySequence" might return 6, that when
step 1 completes, the sequence will jump to step 6 after the trigger event.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:EJUMp "MySequence", LAST allows the
sequencer to jump to last step in the sequence after
executing step 1.
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Command descriptions
"MySequence" might return NEXT,
indicating the sequencer will proceed to the next step after
the trigger event.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:EJUMp?
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:GOTO
This command sets or returns the target step for the GOTO command of the
sequencer at the specified step.
After generating the waveform(s) specified in a sequence step, the sequencer
jumps to the step specified as the GOTO step. This is an unconditional jump.
If the GOTO step is not specified, the sequencer moves to the next step. If the
Repeat Count is Infinite, the specified GOTO step is not used.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:GOTO <sequence_name>,
{<NR1>|LAST|FIRSt|NEXT|END}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:GOTO? <sequence_name>
Related Commands
Arguments
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt
[n] is a step in the sequence.
<sequence_name> := <string>
<NR1> –This enables the sequencer to go to the specified step, where the value is
between 1 and 16383.
LAST –This enables the sequencer to go to the last step in the sequence.
FIRSt –This enables the sequencer to go to first step in the sequence.
NEXT –This enables the sequencer to go to the next sequence step.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp:STEP setting is ignored.
END –This enables the sequencer to go to the end and play 0 V until play is stopped.
Returns
<NR1> a single value.
LAST
FIRS
NEXT
END
Examples
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SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:GOTO "MySequence", 6 causes the sequencer to
jump to the sixth step after executing the first step.
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SLISt:SEQuence:STEP1:GOTO? "MySequence" might return LAST,
indicating that after playing this step, it will proceed to the last step of the
sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt
This command sets or returns the repeat count, which is the number of times the
assigned waveform(s) play before proceeding to the next step in the sequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt <sequence_name>,
{ONCE|INFinite|<NR1>}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt? <sequence_name>
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence
<sequence_name> := <string>
ONCE – Plays the waveform one time during this sequence step.
INFinte – Plays the waveform continuously during this sequence step.
<NR1> - Plays this waveform the selected number of times during this sequence
step. The allowed value is between 1 and 2^20.
Returns
Examples
ONCE
INF
<NR1> a single value.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP1:RCOUNT "MySequence", 55 sets the repeat count
to 55 for step 1.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP1:RCOUNT? "MySequence" might return ONCE,
indicating that a waveform(s) in the track(s) will only play once before continuing
to the next specified step.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP12:RCOUNT "MySequence", INFINTE sets the
repeat count to Infinite on step 12, indicating that a waveform(s) in track(s)
will play until stopped externally by the AWGControl:STOP command or the
SLISt:SEQuence:JUMP:IMMediate command.
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Command descriptions
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:RCOunt:MAX? (Query Only)
This command returns the maximum number of repeats allowed for a step in a
sequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:RCOunt:MAX?
Related Commands
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt
Returns
A single <NR1> value of 1048576.
Examples
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP:RCOUNT:MAX? will return 10478576, indicating the
maximum number of repeats of a step in a sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]? (Query Only)
This command returns the name of the waveform or subsequence at the specified
sequence's step number and track asset value.
Waveform or subsequence can be distinguished by the SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:
TASSet[m]:TYPE? query.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]?
Related Commands
Arguments
<sequence_name>
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:TYPE?
<asset_name> ::= <string>
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>. [n] is a value between 1 and 16383, not to
exceed the number of steps for sequence [m].
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1>. [m] is a value between 1 and 8, not
to exceed the number of tracks in the sequence.
Returns
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<asset_name> ::= <string>
An empty string is returned if no waveform has been assigned to this track and
step.
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Examples
“MyTest” might return “Sin360”
which is the waveform assigned to the fifth step of track 2 of the sequence named
“MyTest”.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TASSet2?
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TASSet?
“MyTest” might return “Seq1” which is
a subsequence set at the fifth step of all tracks of the sequence named “MyTest”.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet:SEQuence (No Query Form)
This command assigns a subsequence for a specific sequence's step and track.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet:SEQuence <sequence_name>,
<subsequence_name>
Arguments
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
<subsequence_name> ::= <string>
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1> [n] is a value between 1 and 16383, not to
exceed the number of steps for this sequence.
Examples
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TASSet:SEQuence “MyTest”,“Seq360” sets
the subsequence “Seq360” to the fifth step of all tracks in the sequence named
“MyTest”.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:TYPE? (Query Only)
This command returns the type of asset assigned at the step and track for a
specified sequence. The types of assets are waveform and subsequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:TYPE? <sequence_name>
Arguments
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1> [n] is a value between 1 and 16383, not to
exceed the number of steps for sequence [m].
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1> [m] is a value between 1 and 8, not to
exceed the number of tracks in the sequence.
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Returns
{ WAVeform | SEQuence}
WAVEform – signifies a waveform loaded at the step and track for this sequence
SEQuence – signifies a subsequence loaded at the step and track for this sequence.
Examples
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TASSet2:TYPE? “MyTest” might return WAV
because “Sin360” was the waveform set at the fifth step of Track 2 to the sequence
named “MyTest”.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP10:TASSet1:TYPE? “MyTest” might return SEQ
because “Seq6” was the waveform set at the tenth step of Track 1 to the sequence
named “MyTest”.
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SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:WAVeform (No Query Form)
This command assigns a waveform for a specific sequence's step and track. This
waveform is played whenever the playing sequence reaches this step. A track in a
sequence is assigned to a channel with the command [SOURce[n]]:CASSET:SEQ.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:WAVeform <sequence_name>,
<waveform_name>
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:SEQuence
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
<waveform_name> ::= <string>
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1> [n] is a value between 1 and 16383, not to
exceed the number of steps for sequence [m].
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1> [m] is a value between 1 and 8, not to
exceed the number of tracks in the sequence.
Examples
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP5:TASSET2:WAVEFORM “MyTest”,“Sine360”
assigns the waveform “Sine360” to the step 5 of track 2 of the sequence named
“MyTest”.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:AFLag
This command sets or returns the Flag A value of the track in a sequence step.
Conditions
Flags are not allowed in sequence steps containing a subsequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:AFLag <sequence_name>,
{NCHange|HIGH|LOW|TOGGle|PULSe}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:AFLag? <sequence_name>
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>.
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1>.
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
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NCHange – The flag state continues to be in the state is defined in the previous
step Default value.
HIGH – The flag signal transitions to the high state.
LOW – The flag signal transitions to the low state.
TOGGle – The flag signal transitions to the high state if the previous step defined
the flag to be in the low state and vice versa.
PULSe – The flag signal outputs a pulse signal of a fixed width.
Returns
Examples
NCH
HIGH
LOW
TOGG
PULS
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TFLAG1:AFLag “MyTest”,HIGH sets the Flag
output of Flag A to high when the instrument is playing out the fifth step of the
first track of sequence "MyTest".
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP2:TFLAG3:AFLag?
“MyTest” might return "LOW"
when Flag A of sequence "MyTest" is set to "LOW" in the second step of track 3.
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SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:BFLag
This command sets or returns the Flag B value of the track in a sequence step.
Conditions
Flags are not allowed in sequence steps containing a subsequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:BFLag <sequence_name>,
{NCHange|HIGH|LOW|TOGGle|PULSe}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:BFLag? <sequence_name>
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>.
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1>.
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
NCHange – The flag state continues to be in the state is defined in the previous
step Default value.
HIGH – The flag signal transitions to the high state.
LOW – The flag signal transitions to the low state.
TOGGle – The flag signal transitions to the high state if the previous step defined
the flag to be in the low state and vice versa.
PULSe – The flag signal outputs a pulse signal of a fixed width.
Returns
Examples
NCH
HIGH
LOW
TOGG
PULS
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TFLAG1:BFLag “MyTest”,HIGH sets the Flag
output of Flag B to high when the instrument is playing out the fifth step of the
first track of sequence "MyTest".
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP2:TFLAG3:BFLag? “MyTest” might return "LOW"
when Flag B of sequence "MyTest" is set to "LOW" in the second step of track 3.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:CFLag
This command sets or returns the Flag C value of the track in a sequence step.
Conditions
Flags are not allowed in sequence steps containing a subsequence.
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Command descriptions
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:CFLag <sequence_name>,
{NCHange|HIGH|LOW|TOGGle|PULSe}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:CFLag? <sequence_name>
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>.
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1>.
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
NCHange – The flag state continues to be in the state is defined in the previous
step Default value.
HIGH – The flag signal transitions to the high state.
LOW – The flag signal transitions to the low state.
TOGGle – The flag signal transitions to the high state if the previous step defined
the flag to be in the low state and vice versa.
PULSe – The flag signal outputs a pulse signal of a fixed width.
Returns
Examples
NCH
HIGH
LOW
TOGG
PULS
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TFLAG1:CFLag “MyTest”,HIGH sets the Flag
output of Flag C to high when the instrument is playing out the fifth step of the
first track of sequence "MyTest".
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP2:TFLAG3:CFLag? “MyTest” might return "LOW"
when Flag C of sequence "MyTest" is set to "LOW" in the second step of track 3.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:DFLag
This command sets or returns the Flag D value of the track in a sequence step.
Conditions
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Flags are not allowed in sequence steps containing a subsequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:DFLag <sequence_name>,
{NCHange|HIGH|LOW|TOGGle|PULSe}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:DFLag? <sequence_name>
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Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>.
[m] is a specific track in a sequence <NR1>.
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
NCHange – The flag state continues to be in the state is defined in the previous
step Default value.
HIGH – The flag signal transitions to the high state.
LOW – The flag signal transitions to the low state.
TOGGle – The flag signal transitions to the high state if the previous step defined
the flag to be in the low state and vice versa.
PULSe – The flag signal outputs a pulse signal of a fixed width.
Returns
Examples
NCH
HIGH
LOW
TOGG
PULS
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP5:TFLAG1:DFLag “MyTest”,HIGH sets the Flag
output of Flag D to high when the instrument is playing out the fifth step of the
first track of sequence "MyTest".
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP2:TFLAG3:DFLag? “MyTest” might return "LOW"
when Flag D of sequence "MyTest" is set to "LOW" in the second step of track 3.
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:WINPut
This command sets or returns the trigger source for the wait input state for a step.
Send a trigger signal in one of the following ways:
Use an external trigger signal.
Push the Force Trigger button on the front panel.
Send the *TRG or TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate] remote commands.
Use the Internal Trigger.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:WINPut <sequence_name>,
{ATRigger|BTRigger|ITRigger|OFF}
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:WINPut? <sequence_name>
Related Commands
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate]
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Command descriptions
*TRG
Arguments
[n] is a step in the sequence <NR1>; [n] is a value between 1 and 16383.
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
ATRigger – This enables the sequencer to move due to a trigger event from the A
Trigger Input connector or the A Force Trigger front panel button.
BTRigger – This enables the sequencer to move due to a trigger event from the B
Trigger Input connector or the B Force Trigger front panel button.
ITRigger – This enables the sequencer to move due to an Internal Trigger event.
OFF – Disables the wait for trigger event, allowing the waveforms(s) of this step
to be played immediately.
Returns
Examples
ATR
BTR
ITR
OFF
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP1:WINPUT "MYSEQUENCE", ATR allows the
sequencer play the waveform(s) specified in this step after receiving a trigger
event from the Trigger A Input connector or a Force A Trigger.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:STEP1:WINPUT? "MySequence" might return BTR,
indicating this step will only play the waveform(s) specified after receiving a
trigger event from the Trigger B Input connector or a Force B Trigger.
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk? (Query Only)
This command returns the number of tracks defined in the specified sequence.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk?
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
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<sequence_name>
SLISt:SEQuence:NEW
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
A single <NR1> value.
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Examples
SLIST:SEQUENCE:TRACK? "MySequence" might return 4, indicating the
number of tracks defined in this sequence.
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SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk:MAX? (Query Only)
This command returns the maximum number of tracks allowed in a sequence
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk:MAX?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value of 8.
SLIST:SEQUENCE:TRACK:MAX? will return 8, indicating the maximum number
of tracks allowed in a sequence.
SLISt:SEQuence:TSTamp? (Query Only)
This command returns the timestamp of the named sequence. Every sequence has
a timestamp that indicates when the sequence was created or last modified.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SEQuence:TSTamp?
Arguments
Returns
<sequence_name>
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
String with "yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss" as the sequence timestamp.
Where:
yyyy refers to a four-digit year number.
mm refers to two-digit month number from 01 to 12.
dd refers to two-digit day number in the month.
hh refers to two-digit hour number.
mm refers to two-digit minute number.
ss refers to two-digit second number.
Examples
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SLIST:SEQUENCE:TSTAMP? "MySequence" might return "2012/07/25 9:05:21"
which is the date and time the sequence named "MySequence" was created or
last modified.
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SLISt:SIZE? (Query Only)
This command returns the number sequences in sequence list.
Group
Sequence
Syntax
SLISt:SIZE?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
SLIST:SIZE? might return 4500, which is the number of existing sequences in
the sequence list.
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed]
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
CLOCk:SRATe.
This command sets or returns the clock sample rate of the AWG.
[:CW] and [:FIXed] are optional to provide legacy support but provide no added
functionality.
Conditions
This command is not valid when CLOCk:SOURce is set to EXTernal.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed] <NR3>
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed]?
Related Commands
CLOCk:SOURce
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Arguments
A single <NR3> value.
Range:
AWG70001A
1.49 kS/s to 50 GS.
AWG70002A
1.49 kS/s to 25 GS.
*RST sets the frequency to 25 GHz.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR3> value.
SOURCE:FREQUENCY 10E6
*OPC?
sets the clock sample rate to 10 MS/s. The overlapping command is followed with
an Operation Complete query.
SOURCE:FREQUENCY? might return 8.0000000000+E9, indicating that the clock
sample rate is set to 8 GS/s.
[SOURce]:RCCouple
This command sets or returns the coupled state of the channel’s run controls
of a two channel instrument. The Run controls consist of the Run Mode and
Trigger Input.
The set form of the command forces channel 2 to match channel 1.
After the initial coupling of the settings, changes made to either channel 1 or
channel 2 run controls affect both channels.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce]:RCCouple {0|1|ON|OFF}
Arguments
0 or OFF
1 or ON
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <Boolean> value.
SOURCE:RCCOUPLE 1 sets the Run Control Coupled state to On.
SOURCE:RCCOUPLE? might return 0, indicating that the Run Control Coupled
state is Off.
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[SOURce]:ROSCillator:MULTiplier
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier.
This command sets or returns the multiplier of the external reference signal when
the external reference is variable.
Conditions
Setting the external reference multiplier rate forces the external reference divider
rate to a value of 1.
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce]:ROSCillator:MULTiplier <NR1>
[SOURce]:ROSCillator:MULTiplier?
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
Examples
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier
A single <NR1> value.
Range: 1 to 1000 (limited by the maximum sample rate).
A single <NR1> value.
SOURCE:ROSCILLATOR:MULTIPLIER 50
*OPC?
sets the multiplier to 50. The overlapping command is followed with an Operation
Complete query.
SOURCE:ROSCILLATOR:MULTIPLIER? might return 100.
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Command descriptions
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet? (Query Only)
This command returns the asset (waveform or sequence) assigned to the specified
channel.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet?
Arguments
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
Returns
If a waveform is assigned to the channel, a single <string> value representing a
waveform name.
If a sequence is assigned to the channel, a single <string> value
representing a sequence name and the track number separated by a comma
("sequence_name,track_number").
Examples
SOURCE1:CASSET? might return "SEQ100,1" if track 1 of SEQ100 is assigned
to channel 1.
SOURCE1:CASSET? might return "SINE100" if waveform "SINE100" is assigned
to channel 1.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:SEQuence (No Query Form)
This command assigns a track of a sequence (from the sequence list) to the
specified channel.
Conditions
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:SEQuence <sequence_name>, <track_number>
Arguments
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When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
<sequence_name> ::= <string>
<track_number> ::= <NR1>
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
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Examples
SOURCE1:CASSET:SEQUENCE "Sequence10", 1 assigns track 1 of
"Sequence10" to Channel 1.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:TYPE? (Query Only)
This command returns the type of the asset (waveform or sequence) assigned
to a channel.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:TYPE?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
WAV – a waveform is assigned to the specified channel.
SEQ – a sequence is assigned to the specified channel.
NONE – nothing is assigned to the specified channel.
SOURCE1:CASSET:TYPE? might return WAV, indicating that a waveform is
assigned to Channel 1.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:WAVeform (No Query Form)
This command assigns a waveform (from the waveform list) to the specified
channel.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:WAVeform <wfm_name>
Arguments
Examples
<wfm_name>::=<string>
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
SOURCE1:CASSET:WAVEFORM "SINE100" assigns waveform "SINE100" to
Channel 1.
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[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution
This command sets or returns the DAC resolution.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution {8|9|10}
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution?
Arguments
8 indicates 8 bit DAC Resolution + 2 marker bits.
9 indicates 9 bit DAC Resolution + 1 marker bit.
10 indicates 10 bit DAC Resolution + 0 marker bits.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 10.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value: 8, 9, or 10.
SOURCE1:DAC:RESOLUTION 10
*OPC?
sets the channel 1 DAC resolution to 10 bits + 0 marker bits. The overlapping
command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
SOURCE1:DAC:RESOLUTION? might return 8 indicating 8 bit DAC resolution
+ 2 marker bits.
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[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:FORCe (No Query Form)
This command forces the sequencer to jump to the specified step per channel. A
force jump does not require a trigger event to execute the jump.
For two channel instruments, if both channels are playing the same sequence, then
both channels jump simultaneously to the same sequence step.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:FORCe {FIRSt|CURRent|LAST|END|<NR1>}
Arguments
Examples
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
FIRSt - This enables the sequencer to jump to first step in the sequence.
CURRent - This enables the sequencer to jump to the current sequence step,
essentially starting the current step over.
LAST - This enables the sequencer to jump to the last step in the sequence.
END - This enables the sequencer to go to the end and play 0 V until play is
stopped.
<NR1> - This enables the sequencer to jump to the specified step, where the
value is between 1 and 16383.
SOURCE1:JUMP:FORCE 240 specifies that Channel 1 will jump to step
240 at end of sequence step or immediately, depending on the state of
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing.
If Channel 1 and Channel 2 are playing the same sequence, Channel 2 also jumps
to location 240 simultaneously.
SOURCE2:JUMP:FORCE CURRENT starts playing the current step on Channel 2
based on the SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing value.
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:PATTern:FORCe (No Query Form)
This command generates an event, forcing the sequencer to the step specified by
the pattern in the pattern jump table. If the sequence is playing on both channels,
the force jump is applied to both channels simultaneously.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:PATTern:FORCe <pattern>
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Command descriptions
Arguments
<pattern>:=<NR1>. The values ranges between 0 and 255. This parameter
specifies the event pattern to make an event jump. The pattern bits are mapped to
the integer value as follows:
Event bits
Examples
MSB
LSB
76543210
SOURCE2:JUMP:PATTERN:FORCE 15 jumps to the location chosen in the
definition of event pattern 00001111 for channel 2.
If SLIST:SEQUENCE:EVENT:PJUMP:DEFINE "MySequence", 255, 4 and
"MySequence" is playing, then SOURCE1:JUMP:PATTern:FORCe 255 the
sequence will jump to step 4 for channel 1.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:DELay
This command sets or returns the marker delay. Marker delay is independent
for each channel.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:DELay <NR3>
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:DELay?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution
A single <NRf> value.
Range: 0 to 100E-12 seconds.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1).
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
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A single <NRf> value.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:DELAY 20PS
sets the marker1 delay of channel 1 to 20 picoseconds.
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SOURCE1:MARKER1:DELAY? might return 10.0000000000E-12 indicating a
delay of 10 ps.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
This command sets or returns the marker voltage amplitude of the selected marker
of the selected channel.
NOTE. The following commands may overwrite the values set with this command:
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:OFFSet
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:
AMPLitude] <NRf>
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:
AMPLitude]?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution,
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH,
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW,
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:OFFSet
A single <NRf> value.
Range: 0.5 V to 1.4 V.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 1 V.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:AMPLITUDE 0.5V
*OPC?
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sets the channel 1, marker 1, amplitude to 0.5 volts. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:AMPLITUDE? might return 500.0000000000E-3
volts.
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
This command sets or returns the marker high voltage level of the selected marker
of the selected channel.
NOTE. The following command may overwrite the values set with this command:
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
<NRf>
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution, [SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:LOW
A single <NRf> value.
Range: –1.4 V to 1.4 V.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 1 V.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:HIGH 0.75
sets the channel 1, marker 1, high level to 750 mV.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:HIGH? might return 500.0000000000E-3,
indicating the channel 1, marker 1, high level is set to 500 mV.
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[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
This command sets or returns the marker low voltage level of the selected marker
of the selected channel.
NOTE. The following command may overwrite the values set with this command:
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
<NRf>
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution, [SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:HIGH
A single <NRf> value.
Range: –1.4 V to 1.4 V.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 0 V.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:LOW 0.5
sets the channel 1, marker 1, low level to 500 mV.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:LOW? might return 500.0000000000E-3,
indicating that the channel 1, marker 1, low level is set to 500 mV.
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[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:OFFSet
This command sets or returns the offset voltage of the selected marker of the
selected channel.
NOTE. The following command may overwrite the values set with this command:
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:OFFSet
<NR3>
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:OFFSet?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution,
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH,
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
A single <NR3> value.
Range: –1.15 V to 1.15 V.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 500 mV.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR3> value.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:OFFSET 0.5 sets the channel 1, marker 1, offset
to 500 mV.
SOURCE1:MARKER1:VOLTAGE:OFFSET? might return 500.0000000000E-3,
indicating that the channel 1, marker 1, offset is set to 500 mV.
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[SOURce[n]]:RMODe
This command sets or returns the run mode of the specified channel.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe {CONTinuous|TRIGgered|TCONtinuous}
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut,
*TRG
CONTinuous sets the Run Mode to Continuous (not waiting for trigger).
TRIGgered sets the Run Mode to Triggered, waiting for a trigger event. One
waveform play out cycle completes, then play out stops, waiting for the next
trigger event.
TCONtinuous sets the Run Mode to Triggered Continuous, waiting for a trigger.
Once a trigger is received, the waveform plays out continuously.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to CONT.
Returns
Examples
CONT
TRIG
TCON
SOURCE1:RMODE TRIG sets the AWG Run mode for channel 1 to wait for a
trigger.
SOURCE1:RMODE? might return CONT, indicating that the Run mode for channel
1 is set to continuous.
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[SOURce[n]]:SCSTep? (Query Only)
This command allows you to read the current step of the sequence while the
system is running.
Conditions
The return value is between 0 and 16383 or END. A 0 indicates that the sequence
is not playing or is waiting for a trigger.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:SCSTep?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
<string>
END indicates the sequence has reached the end of the sequence and the outputs
are defined by the Output Options for Sequence End.
:SCST? might return 4, indicating that channel 1 is currently at step 4 of the
sequencer.
SOURCE2:SCSTEP? might return 12, indicating that channel 2 is currently at
step 12 of the sequencer.
SOURCE2:SCSTEP? might return Sequence_1,2, indicating that channel 2 is
currently at step 2 of the subsequence named Sequence_1.
SOURCE1:SCSTEP? might return END, indicating that channel 1 is playing 0 V
until the play ends.
SOURCE1:SCSTEP? might return <Subsequence_Name>,<Step_Index> when
playing out step <Step_Index> of subsequence <Sequence_Name>.
[SOURce[n]]:SKEW
This command sets or returns the skew for the waveform associated with a
channel.
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Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:SKEW <NR3>
[SOURce[n]]:SKEW?
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Arguments
A single <NR3> value.
Range: -100 ps to +100 ps. Minimum increments is 0.5 ps.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 0.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR3> value.
SOURCE2:SKEW 75PS sets the skew for channel 2 to 75 ps.
SOURCE2:SKEW? might return 75.0000000000E-12, indicating that the skew
for channel 2 is set to 75 ps.
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut
This command sets or returns the trigger input source of the specified channel.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut {ATRigger|BTRigger}
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut?
Arguments
ATRigger selects trigger input A.
BTRigger selects trigger input B.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to ATR.
Returns
Examples
ATR
BTR
SOURce1:TINPut BTRIGGER selects Trigger B as the external trigger input
source for channel 1.
SOURce1:TINPut? might return BTR, indicating that Trigger B is the external
trigger input source for channel 1.
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[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
This command sets or returns the amplitude for the waveform associated with a
channel.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude] <NRf>
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:AMPLitude]?
Arguments
A single <NRf> value.
Range: 250 mV to 500 mV.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 500 mV.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
SOURCE1:VOLTAGE:AMPLITUDE 0.25
sets the output amplitude of channel 1 to 250 mVpp.
SOURCE1:VOLTAGE:AMPLITUDE? might return 350.0000000000E-3, indicating
that the amplitude output for channel 1 is set to 350 mVpp.
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
This command sets or returns the high voltage level for the waveform associated
with a channel.
Conditions
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This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH <NRf>
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH?
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Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
A single <NRf> value.
Range: 125 mV to 250 mV.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to 250 mV.
Returns
Examples
A single <NRf> value.
SOURCE1:VOLTAGE:LEVEL:IMMEDIATE:HIGH 0.125V
sets the amplitude high of channel 1 to 125 mV.
SOURCE2:VOLTAGE:LEVEL:IMMEDIATE:HIGH? might return
250.0000000000E-3 indicating that the high voltage output voltage level for
channel 2 is 250 mV.
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
This command sets or returns the low voltage level for the waveform associated
with a channel.
Conditions
This is a blocking command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping
commands.)
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW <NRf>
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW?
Related Commands
Arguments
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
A single <NRf> value.
Range: -250 mV to -125 mV.
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
*RST sets this to -250 mV.
Returns
A single <NRf> value.
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Examples
SOURCE1:VOLTage:LEVEL:IMMEDIATE:LOW -0.125V
sets the amplitude low of Channel 1 to -0.125 mV.
SOURCE1:VOLTage:LEVEL:IMMEDIATE:LOW? might return
-250.0000000000E-3, indicating that the low voltage output voltage level for
channel 1 is -250 mV.
[SOURce[n]]:WAVeform
This command sets or returns the name of the waveform assigned to the channel.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and playing, this command is not available.
Group
Source
Syntax
[SOURce[n]]:WAVeform <wfm_name>
[SOURce[n]]:WAVeform?
Arguments
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
[n] ::= 1|2 ("n" determines the channel number. If omitted, interpreted as 1.)
Returns
Examples
A single <string> value representing a waveform name.
SOURCE1:WAVEFORM "SINE100" assigns waveform "Sine100" to channel 1.
SOURCE1:WAVEFORM? might return "Sine100".
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*SRE
This command sets or queries the bits in the Service Request Enable register. (See
page 3-1, Status and events.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*SRE <NR1>
*SRE?
Related Commands
*CLS, *ESE, *ESR?, *STB?
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Returns
A single <NR1> value.
Examples
*SRE 48 sets the bits in the SRER to the binary value 00110000.
*SRE? might return a value of 32, showing that the bits in the SRER have the
binary value 00100000.
STATus:OPERation:CONDition? (Query Only)
This command returns the contents of the Operation Condition Register (OCR).
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:OPERation:CONDition?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the OCR.
STATUS:OPERATION:CONDITION? might return 0, showing that the bits in the
OCR have the binary value 0000000000000000.
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STATus:OPERation:ENABle
This command sets or returns the mask for the Operation Enable Register.
Conditions
The most-significant bit cannot be set true.
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:OPERation:ENABle <NR1>
STATus:OPERation:ENABle?
Arguments
A single <NR1> value.
Returns
A single <NR1> value.
Examples
STATUS:OPERATION:ENABLE 1 enables the Calibrating bit.
STATUS:OPERATION:ENABLE? might return 1, showing that the bits in the
OENR have the binary value 00000000 00000001, which means that the
Calibrating bit is valid.
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]? (Query Only)
This command returns the contents of the Operation Event Register (OEVR).
Reading the OEVR clears it.
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]?
Returns
Examples
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A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the OEVR.
STATUS:OPERATION:EVENT? might return 1, showing that the bits in the OEVR
have the binary value 00000000 00000001, which means that the CALibrating
bit is set.
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STATus:OPERation:NTRansition
This command sets or returns the negative transition filter value of the Operation
Transition Register (OTR).
Conditions
The most-significant bit cannot be set true.
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:OPERation:NTRansition <bit_value>
STATus:OPERation:NTRansition?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<bit_value> ::= <NR1> is the negative transition filter value.
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the OTR.
STATUS:OPERATION:NTRANSITION 17 sets the negative transition filter value
to 17.
STATUS:OPERATION:NTRANSITION? might return 17.
STATus:OPERation:PTRansition
This command sets or returns the positive transition filter value of the Operation
Transition Register (OTR).
Conditions
The most-significant bit cannot be set true.
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:OPERation:PTRansition <bit_value>
STATus:OPERation:PTRansition?
Arguments
Returns
<bit_value> ::= <NR1> is the positive transition filter value.
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the OTR.
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Examples
STATUS:OPERATION:PTRANSITION 0 sets the positive transition filter value
to 17.
STATUS:OPERATION:PTRANSITION? might return 0.
STATus:PRESet (No Query Form)
This command sets the Operation Enable Register (OENR) and Questionable
Enable Register (QENR).
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:PRESet
Examples
STATUS:PRESET resets the SCPI enable registers.
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition? (Query Only)
This command returns the status of the Questionable Condition Register.
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle, STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
A single <NR1> value.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:CONDITION? might return 0.
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle
This command sets or returns the enable mask of the Questionable Enable
Register (QENR) which allows true conditions in the Questionable Event Register
to be reported in the summary bit.
Group
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Status
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Syntax
Arguments
Returns
Examples
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle <bit_value>
STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle?
<bit_value> ::= <NR1> is the enable mask of the QENR.
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the QENR.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:ENABLE 64 enables the FREQuency bit.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:ENABLE? might return 64, showing that the bits in
the QENR have the binary value 00000000 00100000, which means that the
FREQuency bit is valid.
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]? (Query Only)
This command returns the contents of the Questionable Event Register (QEVR).
Reading the QEVR clears it.
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the QEVR.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:EVENT? might return 64, showing that the bits in
the QEVR have the binary value 00000000 00100000, which means that the
FREQuency bit is set.
STATus:QUEStionable:NTRansition
This command sets or returns the negative transition filter value of the
Questionable Transition Register (QTR).
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:QUEStionable:NTRansition <bit_value>
STATus:QUEStionable:NTRansition?
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Arguments
Returns
Examples
<bit_value> ::= <NR1> is the negative transition filter value.
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the QTR.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:NTRANSITION 32 sets the negative transition filter
value to 32.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:NTRANSITION? might return 32, indicating the
negative transition filter value is 32.
STATus:QUEStionable:PTRansition
This command sets or queries the positive transition filter value of the
Questionable Transition Register (QTR).
Group
Status
Syntax
STATus:QUEStionable:PTRansition <bit_value>
STATus:QUEStionable:PTRansition?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<bit_value> ::= <NR1> is the positive transition filter value.
A single <NR1> value showing the contents of the QTR.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:PTRANSITION 0 sets the positive transition filter
value to 0.
STATUS:QUESTIONABLE:PTRANSITION? might return 0, indicating that the
positive transition filter value is 0.
*STB? (Query Only)
This command returns the contents of Status Byte Register. (See page 3-1, Status
and events.)
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Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*STB?
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Returns
Examples
*CLS, *ESE, *ESR?, *SRE
A single <NR1> value.
*STB? might return 96, which indicates that the SBR contains the binary number
0110 0000.
SYNChronize:ADJust:[STARt] (No Query Form)
This command only performs a system sample rate calibration on the synchronized
system. This command may take up to 3 minutes to complete.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is not enabled, this command is not available.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Synchronization
Syntax
SYNChronize:ADJust:[STARt]
Examples
SYNCHRONIZE:ADJUST:[START] starts the calibration on the synchronized
system.
SYNChronize:CONFigure
This command configures the ports in a synchronized system and forces an
initialization within the selected configuration.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
When synchronization is not enabled, this command is not available.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Synchronization
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Syntax
Arguments
SYNChronize:CONFigure <port_configuration>
SYNChronize:CONFigure?
<port_configuation> ::= <NR1> (NR1 = Sum of Port 1, Port 2, Port 3 and Port 4)
Where:
Port 1 = 1 (shall always be on as Master of synchronized system)
Port 2 = 2 if enabled, otherwise 0
Port 3 = 4 if enabled, otherwise 0
Port 4 = 8 if enabled, otherwise 0
Returns
Examples
<NR1> ::= <port_configuration>
SYNCHRONIZE:CONFIGURE 3
*OPC?
enables Ports 1 and 2 in this synchronized system. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
SYNCHRONIZE:CONFIGURE? might return 15 indicating that Ports 1, 2, 3, and 4
are enabled in this synchronized system.
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SYNChronize:DESKew:ABORt (No Query Form)
This command cancels a system deskew calibration.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
The command might take up to 10 minutes to cancel.
When synchronization is not enabled, this command is not available.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Synchronization
Syntax
SYNChronize:DESKew:ABORt
Examples
SYNCHRONIZE:DESKEW:ABORT
*OPC?
returns when deskew calibration is cancelled. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
SYNChronize:DESKew:[STARt] (No Query Form)
This command only performs a system deskew calibration.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
The command might take up to 30 minutes to complete.
When synchronization is not enabled, this command is not available.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Synchronization
Syntax
SYNChronize:DESKew:[STARt]
Examples
SYNCHRONIZE:DESKEW:[START]
*OPC?
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returns when the deskew calibration is complete. The overlapping command is
followed with an Operation Complete query.
SYNChronize:DESKew:STATe? (Query Only)
This command returns the state of the system deskew condition.
Conditions
The command is only valid when synchronization is enabled and the instrument
is the master.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, the
command returns 0.
Group
Synchronization
Syntax
SYNChronize:DESKew:STATe?
Returns
Examples
1, the deskew calibration is running.
0, the deskew calibration is stopped, cancelled, complete, or when synchronization
is disabled.
SYNCHRONIZE:DESKEW:STATE? returns 0 when the deskew calibration is
cancelled or complete.
SYNChronize:ENABle
This command enables or disables synchronization in the instrument.
Conditions
Group
Synchronization
Syntax
SYNChronize:ENABle {OFF|ON|0|1}
SYNChronize:ENABle?
Arguments
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This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
OFF or 0 disables synchronization. OFF or 0 is the default value.
ON or 1 enables synchronization.
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Examples
A single <Boolean> value.
SYNCHRONIZE:ENABLE ON
*OPC?
enables synchronization in the instrument to be part of a synchronized system.
The overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
SYNCHRONIZE:ENABLE? might return 0 indicating the synchronization is not
enabled.
SYNChronize:TYPE? (Query Only)
This command returns the instrument type (master or slave) in the synchronized
system.
Conditions
This command is not active until synchronization enable has completed.
Group
Synchronization
Syntax
SYNChronize:TYPE?
Returns
Examples
MAST when synchronization is enabled and the instrument is the master of the
synchronized system.
SLAV when synchronization is enabled and the instrument is a slave in the
synchronized system.
UNKN when the instrument is unknown in the synchronized system. This indicates
synchronization has not been enabled or a possible cable connection problem.
SYNCHRONIZE:TYPE? returns MAST indicating synchronization is enabled and
the instrument is the master.
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SYSTem:DATE
This command sets or returns the system date. When the values are nonintegers,
they are rounded off to nearest integral values.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:DATE <year>,<month>,<day>
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<year>::=<NR1> (Four digit number)
<month>::=<NR1> from 1 to 12
<day>::=<NR1> from 1 to 31
<year>,<month>,<day>
SYSTEM:DATE 2012,11,20 sets the date to November 20, 2012.
SYSTem:ERRor:ALL? (Query Only)
This command returns the error and event queue for all the unread items and
removes them from the queue.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:ERRor:ALL?
Returns
<ecode>,"<edesc>[;<einfo>]"{,<ecode>,"<edesc>[;<einfo>]"}
Where:
<ecode> ::= <NR1> is the error/event code.
<edesc> ::= <string> is the description on the error/event.
<einfo> ::= <string> is the detail of the error/event.
If the queue is empty, the response is 0, "No error".
Examples
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SYSTEM:ERROR:ALL? might return -113, "Undefined header", indicating the
command was not a recognized command.
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SYSTem:ERRor:CODE:ALL? (Query Only)
This command returns the error and event queue for the codes of all the unread
items and removes them from the queue.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE:ALL?
Returns
<ecode>{,<ecode>}
Where:
<ecode> ::= <NR1> is the error/event code.
If the queue is empty, the response is 0.
Examples
SYSTEM:ERROR:CODE:ALL? might return -101,-108.
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE[:NEXT]? (Query Only)
This command returns the error and event queue for the next item and removes
it from the queue.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE[:NEXT]?
Returns
Examples
<ecode> ::= <NR1> is the error and event code.
SYSTEM:ERROR:CODE[:NEXT]? might return -101.
SYSTem:ERRor:COUNt? (Query Only)
This command returns the error and event queue for the number of unread items.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:ERRor:COUNt?
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Returns
Examples
<enum> ::= <NR1> is the number of errors/events.
If the queue is empty, the response is 0.
SYSTEM:ERROR:COUNT? might return 3.
SYSTem:ERRor:DIALog
This command enables or disables error dialogs from displaying on the UI when
an error condition occurs on the AWG.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:ERRor:DIALog <show_dialog>
SYSTem:ERRor:DIALog?
Arguments
<show_dialog> ::= <Boolean>
0 hides the error dialogs.
1 displays the error dialogs.
*RST sets this value to 1.
Returns
Examples
A single <NR1> value.
SYSTEM:ERROR:DIALOG 0 hides the error dialogs from display.
SYSTEM:ERROR:DIALOG? might return 1, indicating that error messages will be
displayed on the AWG.
SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]? (Query Only)
This command returns data from the error and event queues.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]?
Returns
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<Error number>, <error description>
Error number <NR1>.
error description <string>.
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SYSTEM:ERROR:NEXT? might return 0,"No error" indicating there are not errors.
SYSTem:TIME
This command sets or returns the system time (hours, minutes and seconds). This
command is equivalent to the time setting through the Windows Control Panel.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:TIME <hour>,<minute>,<second>
SYSTem:TIME?
Arguments
<hour>,<minute>,<second>
<hour> ::= <NR1> specifies the hours. Range: 0 to 23.
<minute> ::= <NR1> specifies the minutes. Range: 0 to 59.
<second> ::= <NR1> specifies the seconds. Range: 0 to 59.
Returns
<hour>,<minute>,<second>
<hour> ::= <NR1> specifies the hours.
<minute> ::= <NR1> specifies the minutes.
<second> ::= <NR1> specifies the seconds.
These values are rounded to the nearest integer.
Examples
SYSTEM:TIME 10,15,30 sets the time to 10:15:30.
SYSTEM:TIME? might return 12,20,32 indicating the system time is 12:20:32.
SYSTem:VERSion? (Query Only)
This command returns the SCPI version number to which the command conforms.
Group
System
Syntax
SYSTem:VERSion?
Returns
A single <NR2> value.
<NR2> ::= YYYY.V where YYYY is the year version and V is revision number
for that year.
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Examples
SYSTEM:VERSION? might return 1999.0.
*TRG (No Query Form)
This command generates a trigger event for Trigger A only. This is equivalent to
pressing the Trig A button on front panel.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*TRG
Related Commands
Examples
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate]
*TRG generates a trigger event.
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate] (No Query Form)
This command generates a trigger A or B event.
If a trigger is not specified, the command is then equivalent to the *TRG command.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate] [<input_trigger>]
Related Commands
*TRG
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut
Arguments
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<input_trigger> ::= {ATRigger|BTRigger}
Defaults to trigger A if not specified.
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TRIGGER:SEQUENCE:IMMEDIATE ATRIGGER generates a trigger A event.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance
This command sets or returns the external trigger impedance. It applies only
to the external trigger.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance <impedance>[,<input_trigger>]
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance? [<input_trigger>]
Arguments
<impedance> ::= <NR1> the value will be 50 or 1000.
<input_trigger> ::= {ATRigger|BTRigger}, Defaults to trigger A if not specified.
*RST sets this to 50.
Returns
Examples
<NR1>
TRIGGER:SEQUENCE:IMPEDANCE 50 selects 50 Ω impedance for the external
trigger A input.
TRIGGER:SEQUENCE:IMPEDANCE 50,BTRIGGER selects 50 Ω impedance for
the external trigger B input.
TRIGGER:SEQUENCE:IMPEDANCE? BTRIGGER might return 1000, indicating
impedance for external trigger B input is set to 1 KΩ.
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TRIGger[:SEQuence]:INTerval
This command sets or returns the internal trigger interval.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Timing
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:INTerval<NR3>
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:INTerval?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
A single <NR3> value; range is from 1 to 10 μs.
A single <NR3> value.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:INTERVAL 5E-6 sets the internal trigger interval to
5 μs.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:INTERVAL? might return 8.0000000000E-3 indicating
8 μs.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel
This command sets or returns the external trigger input level (threshold).
Conditions
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel <NRf>[,<input_trigger>]
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel? [<input_trigger>]
Related Commands
Arguments
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When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce
A single <NRf> value.
Range: –5 V to 5 V.
<input_trigger> ::= {ATRigger|BTRigger}, Defaults to ATR if not specified.
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*RST sets this to 1.4 V.
Returns
Examples
<NRf>
TRIGGER:SEQUENCE:LEVEL 0.2 sets the trigger A level to 200 mV.
TRIGGER:SEQUENCE:LEVEL? ATRIGGER might return 200.0000000000E-3
indicating the Trigger A input level is 200 mV.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE
This command sets or returns the trigger timing used when an external trigger
source is being used.
Conditions
The trigger run mode must be set to Triggered or Trig’d Continuous.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is the master, the command
choice is limited to SYNChronous.
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE
{SYNChronous|ASYNchronous}[,<input_trigger>]
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE? <input_trigger>
Arguments
Returns
Examples
SYNChronous: Synchronous triggering. This is the recommended trigger type
when using the Sync Clock Out to synchronize with external devices.
ASYNchronous: Asynchronous triggering. This is the fastest triggering type.
<input_trigger> ::= {ATRigger|BTRigger}
Defaults to trigger A if not specified.
*RST sets this to ASYNchronous.
ASYN
SYNC
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:MODE ASYNCHRONOUS sets the trigger timing to
asynchronous type.
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TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:MODE? might return ASYN, indicating that the trigger
mode is set to Asynchronous triggering.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe
This command sets or returns the polarity of the external trigger slope. Use this
command to set the polarity in modes other than gated mode.
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe
{POSitive|NEGative}[,<input_trigger>]
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe? [<input_trigger>]
Related Commands
Arguments
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce
POSitive specifies a trigger on the rising edge of the external trigger signal.
NEGative specifies a trigger on the falling edge of the external trigger signal.
<input_trigger> ::= {ATRigger|BTRigger}, defaults to ATR if not specified.
*RST sets all external trigger slopes to POSitive.
Returns
Examples
POS
NEG
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:SLOPE NEGATIVE selects the Negative slope for
Trigger A.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:SLOPE NEGATIVE,BTRIGGER selects the Negative
slope for Trigger B.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:SLOPE? ATRIGGER might return POS for Trigger A.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce
This command sets or returns the trigger source.
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NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the command
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut
Conditions
When synchronization is enabled and the instrument is not the master, this
command is not available.
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce {EXTernal|INTernal}
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce?
Arguments
EXTernal selects external trigger as the trigger source.
INTernal select internal interval timing as the trigger source.
*RST sets this to EXT.
Returns
Examples
EXT
INT
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:SOURCE EXTERNAL selects the internal interval timing
as the trigger source.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:SOURCE? might return EXT, indicating the trigger
source is set to external trigger.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:WVALue
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility. Use the commands
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe] and OUTPut[n]:WVALue:
MARKer[1|2].
This command sets or returns the channel's output state when in the
Waiting-for-trigger mode.
This value is applied to all channels and markers.
Group
Trigger
Syntax
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:WVALue {FIRSt}
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:WVALue?
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Related Commands
Arguments
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe], OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2]
FIRSt specifies the first value of the waveform as the output level.
*RST sets this to ZERO.
Returns
Examples
FIRS: Output is set to the first value of the waveform
ZERO: Output is set to zero volts.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:WVALUE FIRST selects the first value of the waveform
as the output level.
TRIGGER[:SEQUENCE]:WVALUE? might return FIRS, indicating that the trigger
value while in the wait state is set to the first value of the waveform.
*TST? (Query Only)
This command executes the Power On Self Test (POST) and returns the results.
Use DIAGnostic:RESult? to retrieve more detailed error information.
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*TST?
Related Commands
Returns
DIAGnostic[:IMMediate], DIAGnostic:DATA?, DIAGnostic:RESult?
A single <NR1> value.
A returned value of 0 indicates no error.
Examples
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*TST? might return –330 indicating that the self test failed.
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*WAI (No Query Form)
This command is used to ensure that the previous command is complete before
the next command is issued.
(See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and overlapping commands.)
Group
IEEE mandated and optional
Syntax
*WAI
Related Commands
Examples
*OPC
Assuming that you want to use the DIAG:START command, followed by
the DIAG:RES? command. To ensure the DIAG:START command finishes
before starting the next command, insert the *WAI command between the two
commands, such as:
DIAG:START
*WAI
DIAG:RES?
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WLISt:LAST? (Query Only)
This command returns the name of the most recently added waveform in the
waveform list.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:LAST?
Returns
Examples
<string> ::= <wfm_name>
WLIST:LAST? might return "untitled2".
WLISt:NAME? (Query Only)
This command returns a waveform name from the waveform list in the position
specified by the index value.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:NAME? <Index>
Arguments
Returns
Examples
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<Index> ::= <NR1>
<string> ::= <wfm_name> is the waveform name specified by <index>.
WLIST:NAME? 21 might return "untitled21".
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WLISt:SIZE? (Query Only)
This command returns the number of waveforms in the waveform list.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:SIZE?
Returns
Examples
<NR1>
WLIST:SIZE? might return 2 when there are two waveforms in the waveform list.
WLISt:WAVeform:DATA
This command transfers waveform data from the external controller into the
specified waveform or from a waveform to the external control program.
NOTE. Before transferring data to the instrument, a waveform must be created
using the WLISt:WAVeform:NEW command.
Use this command to set both analog and marker data. To set only the marker
data, use the WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA command.
Using StartIndex and Size, part of a waveform can be transferred at a time. Very
large waveforms can be transferred in chunks.
Waveform data is always transferred in the LSB first format.
The format of the transferred data depends on the waveform type.
If Size is omitted, the length of waveform is assumed to be the value of the Size
parameter.
Transferring large waveforms in chunks allows external programs to cancel the
operation before it is completed.
The instrument supports floating point format. Floating point waveform data
points occupy four bytes. So the total bytes will be four times the size of the
waveform.
The minimum size of the waveform must be 1 and the maximum size depends on
the instrument model and configuration.
This command has a limit of 999,999,999 bytes of data.
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As the IEEE 488.2 is a limitation that the largest read or write that may occur in a
single command is 999,999,999 bytes as the structure is defined as a '#' followed
by a byte to determine the number of bytes to read '9'. '9' indicates that we need
to read 9 bytes to determine the length of the following data block: 999,999,999
(separated by commas to help separate - they will not be present normally).
Because of the size limitation, it is suggested that the user make use of the starting
index (and size for querying) to append data in multiple commands/queries.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:DATA
<wfm_name>[,<StartIndex>[,<Size>]],<block_data>
WLISt:WAVeform:DATA? <wfm_name>[,<StartIndex>[,<Size>]]
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
Examples
WLISt:WAVeform:NEW, WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA
StartIndex, Size,<block_data>
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
<StartIndex> ::= <NR1>
<Size> ::= <NR1>
<block_data> ::= <IEEE 488.2 block>
<block_data>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:DATA "TestWfm",0,1024,#44096xxxx… transfers
the waveform data to a waveform called "TestWfm" created earlier using the
WLISt:WAVeform:NEW command. The data size is 1024 points (4096 bytes) and
the start index is 0 (the first data point).
WLISt:WAVeform:DELete (No Query Form)
This command deletes the waveform from the waveform list.
NOTE. When ALL is specified, all user-defined waveforms in the list are deleted
in a single action. Note that there is no "UNDO" action once the waveforms are
deleted. Use caution before issuing this command.
If the deleted waveform is currently loaded into waveform memory, it is unloaded.
If the RUN state of the AWG is ON, the state is turned OFF. If the channel is on,
it will be switched off.
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Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:DELete {<wfm_name>|ALL}
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
WLISt:SIZE?
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:DELETE ALL deletes all user-defined waveforms from the
currently loaded setup.
WLIST:WAVEFORM:DELETE "Test1" deletes a waveform called "Test1".
WLISt:WAVeform:GRANularity? (Query Only)
This command returns the granularity of sample points required for the waveform
to be valid. The number of sample points of a single channel instrument must
be divisible by 2.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:GRANularity?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
WLISt:WAVeform:LMINimum?, WLISt:WAVeform:LMAXimum?
A single <NR1> value.
WLIST:WAVEFORM:GRANULARITY? might return 2, indicating that the number of
sample points must be divisible by 2.
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WLISt:WAVeform:LENGth? (Query Only)
This command returns the size of the waveform. The returned value represents
data points (not bytes).
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:LENGth?
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<wfm_name>
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
<NR1>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:LENGTH? "Sine 360" might return 360.
WLISt:WAVeform:LMAXimum? (Query Only)
This command returns the maximum number of waveform sample points allowed.
Conditions
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:LMAXimum?
Related Commands
WLISt:WAVeform:LMINimum?
Returns
Examples
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The returned value is dependent on the instrument model, the installed options,
and sampling rate setting.
A single <NR1> value.
WLIST:WAVEFORM:LMAXIMUM? might return 2000000000, indicating that the
maximum number of allowed waveform sample points is 2 Giga samples.
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WLISt:WAVeform:LMINimum? (Query Only)
This command returns the minimum number of waveform sample points required
for a valid waveform. The number of required sample points is dependent on
the instrument model.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:LMINimum?
Related Commands
Returns
Examples
WLISt:WAVeform:LMAXimum?
A single <NR1> value.
WLIST:WAVEFORM:LMINIMUM? might return 2400, indicating that the minimum
number of waveform sample points required is 2.4 k.
WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA
This command sets or returns the waveform marker data.
NOTE. This command returns or sends only marker data for the waveform.
Each marker data occupies one bit. Two most significant bits of each byte are
used for marker1 and marker2 (bit 6 for marker1 and bit 7 for marker2).
You will have to use bit masks to obtain the actual value.
When used on a waveform with n data points, you get only n bytes, each byte
having values for both markers.
Block data can be sent in batches using "Size" and "StartIndex" parameters.
This command has a limit of 999,999,999 bytes of data. If this limit is insufficient,
consider the following alternatives:
Send a more efficient file format using MMEM:DATA.
Use Ethernet (ftp, http, or file sharing) to transfer the file.
Group
Waveform
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Syntax
Related Commands
Arguments
Returns
Examples
WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA
<wfm_name>[,<StartIndex>[,<Size>]],<block_data>
WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA?
<wfm_name>[,<StartIndex>[,<Size>]]
WLISt:WAVeform:DATA
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
<StartIndex> ::= <NR1>
<Size> ::= <NR1>
<block_data> ::= <IEEE 488.2 block>
<block_data>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:MARKER:DATA "myWaveform",0,1000,#41000….
transfers the marker data to the waveform named myWaveform (previously
created with the WLISt:WAVeform:NEW command.
WLIST:WAVEFORM:MARKER:DATA? "myWaveform",0,1000 returns 1000
marker values from myWaveform starting at the first sample.
WLISt:WAVeform:NEW (No Query Form)
This command creates a new empty waveform in the waveform list of the current
setup.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:NEW <wfm_name>,<Size>
Related Commands
Arguments
Examples
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WLISt:WAVeform:DATA
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
<Size> ::= <NR1>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:NEW "Test1", 1024 creates a new waveform called Test1
with 1024 points.
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WLISt:WAVeform:NORMalize (No Query Form)
This command normalizes a waveform in the waveform list.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:NORMalize <wfm_name>,{FSCale|ZREFerence}
Arguments
Examples
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
FSCale normalizes the waveform to the full amplitude range.
ZREFerence normalizes the waveform while preserving the offset.
WLIST:WAVEFORM:NORMALIZE "Untitled25",FSCALE
*OPC?
normalizes the waveform titled "Untitled25", if it exists, using full scale. The
overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
WLISt:WAVeform:RESample (No Query Form)
This command resamples the number of points in a waveform in the waveform list.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:RESample <wfm_name>,<size>
Arguments
Examples
<wfm_name ::= <string>
<size>::=<NR1>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:RESAMPLE "Untitled25", 1024
*OPC?
resamples the waveform titled "Untitled25" to 1024 points. The overlapping
command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
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WLISt:WAVeform:SHIFt (No Query Form)
This command shifts the phase of a waveform in the waveform list.
Conditions
This is an overlapping command. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:SHIFt <wfm_name>,<phase>
Arguments
Returns
Examples
<wfm_name ::= <string>
<phase> ::= <NR1>
<wfm_name::=<string>
<Size>::=<NR3>
WLIST:WAVEFORM:SHIFT "Untitled25",180
*OPC?
shifts the waveform titled "Untitled25" (if it exists) by 180 degrees. The
overlapping command is followed with an Operation Complete query.
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WLISt:WAVeform:TSTamp? (Query Only)
This command returns the timestamp of the waveform.
NOTE. The timestamp is updated whenever the waveform is created or changed.
The command returns the date as a string in the form yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss (a
blank space between date and time).
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:TSTamp?
Arguments
Returns
<wfm_name>
<wfm_name> ::= <string>
"yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss" is the waveform timestamp.
Where
yyyy refers to a four-digit year number mm refers to two-digit month number
from 01 to 12.
dd refers to two-digit day number in the month.
hh refers to two-digit hour number mm refers to two-digit minute number.
ss refers to two-digit second number.
Examples
WLIST:WAVEFORM:TSTAMP? "Sine" might return "2012/07/25 9:05:21" which
is the date and time the "Sine" waveform was created or last modified.
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WLISt:WAVeform:TYPE? (Query Only)
This command returns the type of the waveform.
NOTE. This command exists for backwards compatibility.
Group
Waveform
Syntax
WLISt:WAVeform:TYPE? <wfm_name>
Arguments
Returns
Examples
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<wfm_name> ::= <string>
REAL
WLIST:WAVEFORM:TYPE? "Ramp1000" returns REAL.
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Status and events
The SCPI interface in the analyzer includes a status and event reporting system
that enables the user to monitor crucial events that occur in the instrument. The
instrument is equipped with four registers and one queue that conform to IEEE
Std 488.2. This section discusses these registers and queues along with status
and event processing.
Status and event reporting system
The following figure outlines the status and event reporting mechanism offered
in the AWG70000A Series arbitrary waveform generators. It contains three
major blocks
Standard Event Status
Operation Status
Questionable Status (fan-out structure)
The processes performed in these blocks are summarized in the Status Byte. The
three blocks contain four types of registers as shown in the following table.
Table 3-1: Register type
Register
Description
Condition register
Records event occurrence in the instrument. Read only.
Transition register
(positive/negative)
A positive transition filter allows an event to be reported when a
condition changes from false to true.
A negative filter allows an event to be reported when a condition
changes from true to false.
Setting both positive and negative filters true allows an event to
be reported anytime the condition changes.
Clearing both filters disables event reporting.
Event register
Records events filtered by the transition register. Read only.
Enable register
Masks the event register to report in the summary bit.
User-definable.
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Figure 3-1: Status/Event reporting mechanism
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Status byte
The Status Byte contains the following two registers
Status Byte Register (SBR)
Service Request Enable Register (SRER)
Status Byte Register (SBR)
The SBR is made up of 8 bits. Bits 4, 5 and 6 are defined in accordance with
IEEE Std 488.2. These bits are used to monitor the output queue, SESR and
service requests, respectively. The contents of this register are returned when the
*STB? query is used.
Figure 3-2: Status Byte Register (SBR)
Table 3-2: SBR bit functions
Service Request Enable
Register (SRER)
Bit
Description
7
Operation Summary Status (OSS). Summary of the operation status register.
6
Request Service (RQS)/Master Status Summary (MSS). When the instrument is
accessed using the serial poll command, this bit is called the Request Service
(RQS) bit and indicates to the controller that a service request has occurred.
The RQS bit is cleared when serial poll ends.
When the instrument is accessed using the *STB? query, this bit is called the
Master Status Summary (MSS) bit and indicates that the instrument has issued
a service request for one or more reasons. The MSS bit is never cleared to
0 by the *STB? query.
5
Event Status Bit (ESB). This bit indicates whether or not a new event has
occurred after the previous Standard Event Status Register (SESR) has been
cleared or after an event readout has been performed.
4
Message Available Bit (MAV). This bit indicates that a message has been
placed in the output queue and can be retrieved.
3
Questionable Summary Status (QSS). Summary of the Questionable Status
Byte register.
2
Event Quantity Available (EAV). Summary of the Error Event Queue.
1-0
Not used
The SRER is made up of bits defined exactly the same as bits 0 through 7 in
the SBR as shown in the following figure. This register is used by the user to
determine what events will generate service requests.
The SRER bit 6 cannot be set. Also, the RQS is not maskable.
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The generation of a service request with the GPIB interface involves changing
the SRQ line to LOW and making a service request to the controller. The result
is that a status byte for which an RQS has been set is returned in response to
serial polling by the controller.
Use the *SRE command to set the bits of the SRER. Use the *SRE? query to read
the contents of the SRER. Bit 6 must normally be set to 0.
Figure 3-3: Service Request Enable Register (SRER)
Standard Event Status Block (SESB)
Reports the power on/off state, command errors, and the running state. It consists
of the following registers
Standard Event Status Register (SESR)
Event Status Enable Register (ESER)
These registers are made up of the same bits defined in the following figure and
table. Use the *ESR? query to read the contents of the SESR. Use the *ESE()
command to access the ESER.
Figure 3-4: Standard event status register
Table 3-3: Standard event status register bit definition
Bit
Description
7
Power On (PON). Indicates that the power to the instrument is on.
6
Not used.
5
Command Error (CME). Indicates that a command error has occurred while
parsing by the command parser was in progress.
4
Execution Error (EXE). Indicates that an error occurred during the execution of
a command. Execution errors occur for one of the following reasons
When a value designated in the argument is outside the allowable range of
the instrument, or is in conflict with the capabilities of the instrument.
When the command could not be executed properly because the conditions
for execution differed from those essentially required.
3
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Device-Dependent Error (DDE). An instrument error has been detected.
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Table 3-3: Standard event status register bit definition (cont.)
Bit
Description
2
Query Error (QYE). Indicates that a query error has been detected by the output
queue controller. Query errors occur for one of the following reasons
An attempt was made to retrieve messages from the output queue, despite
the fact that the output queue is empty or in pending status.
The output queue messages have been cleared despite the fact that they
have not been retrieved.
1
Not used.
0
Operation Complete (OPC). This bit is set with the results of the execution of the
*OPC command. It indicates that all pending operations have been completed.
When an event occurs, the SESR bit corresponding to the event is set, resulting in
the event being stacked in the Error/Event Queue. The SBR OAV bit is also set. If
the bit corresponding to the event has also been set in the ESER, the SBR ESB bit
is also set. When a message is sent to the Output Queue, the SBR MAV bit is set.
Operation status block
The operation status block contains conditions that are part of the instrument's
normal operation. It consists of the following registers
Operation Condition Register (OCR)
Operation Positive/ Negative Transition Register (OPTR/ONTR)
Operation Event Register (OEVR)
Operation Enable Register (OENR)
These registers are made up of the same bits defined in the following table and
figure. Use the STATus:OPERation commands to access the operation status
register set.
Figure 3-5: Operation status register
Table 3-4: Operation status register bit definition
Bit
Description
15
Always zero (0).
14 - 6
Not used.
5
Waiting for trigger (WFT). Indicates that the instrument is waiting for a trigger
event to occur.
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Table 3-4: Operation status register bit definition (cont.)
Bit
Description
4-1
Not used.
0
Calibrating (CAL). Indicates that the instrument is currently performing a
calibration.
When the specified state changes in the OCR, its bit is set or reset. This change is
filtered with a transition register, and the corresponding bit of the OEVR is set.
If the bit corresponding to the event has also been set in the OENR, the SBR
OSS bit is also set.
Questionable status block
The questionable status register set contains bits which give an indication of the
quality of various aspects of the signal together with the fanned out registers as
described in the next subsections. It consists of the following registers
Questionable Condition Register (QCR)
Questionable Positive/Negative Transition Register (QPTR/QNTR)
Questionable Event Register (QEVR)
Questionable Enable Register (QENR)
These registers are made up of the same bits defined in the following table and
figure. Use the STATus:QUEStionable commands to access the questionable
status register set.
Figure 3-6: Questionable status register
Table 3-5: Questionable status register bit definition
Bit
3-6
Description
15
Always zero (0).
14 – 11
Not used.
10
DESKew
Deskew calibration required due to temperature out of range.
9
ADJust (ADJ).
External clock adjustment required.
8–6
Not used
5
FREQuency (FREQ).
Using External Reference or frequency is out of range.
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Table 3-5: Questionable status register bit definition (cont.)
Bit
Description
4
TEMPerature (TEMP).
Calibration required due to instrument temperature change.
3–0
Not used.
When the specified state changes in the QCR, its bit is set or reset. This change is
filtered with a transition register, and the corresponding bit of the QEVR is set.
If the bit corresponding to the event has also been set in the QENR, the SBR
QSS bit is also set.
Queues
There are two types of queues in the status reporting system used in the analyzer:
output queues and event queues.
Output queue
The output queue is a FIFO (first in, first out) queue and holds response messages
to queries, where they await retrieval. When there are messages in the queue,
the SBR MAV bit is set.
The output queue will be emptied each time a command or query is received, so
the controller must read the output queue before the next command or query
is issued. If this is not done, an error will occur and the output queue will be
emptied; however, the operation will proceed even if an error occurs.
Event queue
The event queue is a FIFO queue and stores events as they occur in the
analyzer. If more than 32 events occur, event 32 will be replaced with event
code -350 ("Queue Overflow"). The error code and text are retrieved using the
SYSTem:ERRor queries.
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Status and event processing sequence
The following figure shows an outline of the sequence for status and event
processing.
Figure 3-7: Status and event processing sequence
1. If an event has occurred, the SESR bit corresponding to that event is set and
the event is placed in the event queue.
2. A bit corresponding to that event in the ESER has is set.
3. The SBR ESB bit is set to reflect the status of the ESER.
4. When a message is sent to the output queue, the SBR MAV bit is set.
5. Setting either the ESB or MAV bits in the SBR sets the respective bit in the
SRER.
6. When the SRER bit is set, the SBR MSS bit is set and a service request is
generated when using the GPIB interface.
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Synchronizing execution
Almost all commands are executed in the order in which they are sent from the
controller. However, some commands perform data analysis in another thread, and
another command can thus be executed concurrently. These types of commands
are called overlapping commands. (See page 2-9, Sequential, blocking, and
overlapping commands.)
Some examples of these types of commands include the following.
AWGControl:RUN
CLOCk:JITTer
MMEMory:SAVE:WFMX
You have two options to achieve command synchronization.
Using the status and event reporting function
Using synchronizing commands
Using the status and event
reporting function
In the following example, the Operation Condition Register (OCR) is being used
to provide synchronization.
STATus:OPERation:NTRansition 32
// Set the filter of the OCR Waiting for Trigger bit
STATus:OPERation:ENABle 32
// Enable the filter of the OCR Waiting for Trigger bit
*SRE 128
// Set the SRER OSS bit
The command waits for generation of SRQ.
Using synchronizing
commands
The IEEE-488.2 common commands include the following synchronizing
commands
*OPC
*OPC?
*WAI
Using the *OPC command. The *OPC command causes the AWG to sense the
internal flag referred to as the “No-Operation-Pending” flag. (An on-going
overlapped command would be an operation that is pending.) When the pending
operation has completed, the Operation Complete (OPC) bit in the Event Status
Register (ESR) is set. The user can poll the ESR register (*ESR?) or enable the
service request process to be notified.
Using the *OPC? query. The *OPC? query causes the AWG to sense the internal
flag referred to as the “No-Operation-Pending flag (same as the *OPC command).
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When the pending operation has completed, a “1” will be returned to the client.
This query does not use the ESR register and the service request process does
not work.
Using the *WAI command. The *WAI command causes the AWG to sense the
same internal flag, referred to as the No-Operation-Pending” flag. The *WAI
command prevents any command or query from executing until any pending
operation completes.
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Error messages and codes
Error codes with negative values are SCPI standard codes. Error codes with
positive values are unique to the AWG70000 series Arbitrary Waveform
Generators.
Event codes and messages can be obtained by using the queries SYSTem:ERRor?
and SYSTem:ERRor:ALL? These are returned in the following format
Command errors
Command errors are returned when there is a syntax error in the command.
Table 3-6: Command errors
Error code
Error message
-100
Command
-101
Invalid character
-102
Syntax
-103
Invalid separator
-104
Data type
-105
GET not allowed
-108
Parameter not allowed
-109
Missing parameter
-110
Command header
-111
Header separator
-112
Program mnemonic too long
-113
Undefined header
-114
Header suffix out of range
-120
Numeric data
-121
Invalid character in number
-123
Exponent too large
-124
Too many digits
-128
Numeric data not allowed
-130
Suffix
-131
Invalid suffix
-134
Suffix too long
-138
Suffix not allowed
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Table 3-6: Command errors (cont.)
Error code
Error message
-140
Character data
-141
Invalid character data
-144
Character data too long
-148
Character data not allowed
-150
String data
-151
Invalid string data
-158
String data not allowed
-160
Block data
-161
Invalid block data
-168
Block data not allowed
-170
Expression
-171
Invalid expression
-178
Expression data not allowed
-180
Macro
-181
Invalid outside macro definition
-183
Invalid inside macro definition
-184
Macro parameter
Execution errors
These error codes are returned when an error is detected while a command is
being executed.
Table 3-7: Execution errors
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Error code
Error message
-200
Execution
-201
Invalid while in local
-202
Settings lost due to RTL
-210
Trigger
-211
Trigger ignored
-212
Arm ignored
-213
Init ignored
-214
Trigger deadlock
-215
Arm deadlock
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Table 3-7: Execution errors (cont.)
Error code
Error message
-220
Parameter
-221
Settings conflict
-222
Data out of range
-223
Too much data
-224
Illegal parameter value
-225
Out of memory
-226
Lists not same length
-230
Data corrupt or stale
-231
Data questionable
-240
Hardware
-241
Hardware missing
-250
Mass storage
-251
Missing mass storage
-252
Missing media
-253
Corrupt media
-254
Media full
-255
Directory full
-256
Filename not found
-257
Filename
-258
Media protected
-260
Execution expression
-261
Math in expression
-270
Execution macro
-271
Macro syntax
-272
Macro execution
-273
Illegal macro label
-274
Execution macro parameter
-275
Macro definition too long
-276
Macro recursion
-277
Macro redefinition not allowed
-278
Macro header not found
-280
Program
-281
Cannot create program
-282
Illegal program name
-283
Illegal variable name
-284
Program currently running
-285
Program syntax
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Table 3-7: Execution errors (cont.)
Error code
Error message
-286
Program runtime
-290
Memory use
-291
Out of memory
-292
Referenced name does not exist
-293
Referenced name already exists
-294
Incompatible type
Device specific errors
These error codes are returned when an internal instrument error is detected. This
type of error can indicate a hardware problem or programming error.
Table 3-8: Device specific errors
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Error code
Error message
-300
Device specific or sequence step error
-310
System
-311
Memory
-312
PUD memory lost
-313
Calibration memory lost
-314
Save/Recall memory lost
-315
Configuration memory lost
-320
Storage fault
-321
Out of memory
-330
Self test failed
-340
Calibration failed
-350
Queue overflow
-360
Communication
-361
Parity in program message
-362
Framing in program message
-363
Input buffer overrun
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Query and system errors
These error codes are returned in response to an unanswered query.
Table 3-9: Query errors
Error code
Error message
-400
Query error
-410
Query interrupted
-420
Query unterminated
-430
Query deadlocked
-440
Query unterminated after indefinite period
-500
Power on
-600
User request
-700
Request control
-800
Operation complete
AWG70000A series error codes
These error codes and messages are unique to the AWG70000A Series
instruments.
Table 3-10: Device errors
Error code
Error message
500
Calibration in process.
501
Waiting for trigger.
550
Lost frequency lock with External Reference source.
551
External Reference frequency out of range.
552
Calibration recommended, temperature change.
553
Ext Clk adjustment recommended for frequency change.
554
Ext Clk adjustment recommended for temperature change.
555
Deskew Calibration recommended.
556
Synchronization Adjust recommended on master.
557
Sync Clock unlocked. Lost frequency lock with Clock In provided
by the system – unable to play.
558
Sync Frequency out of range. Clock In frequency is higher or
lower than the specified range or the value specified by the
system.
559
Configuration recommended on Master. Configure the system
on the Master or adjust if already configured to properly
synchronize the system.
1000
Waveform allocation failed.
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Table 3-10: Device errors (cont.)
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Error code
Error message
1001
Registry write failed.
1002
Sequencing not enabled, Option 03 (Sequencing) not enabled –
unable to complete the operation.
1003
Firmware load failed.
1004
Option system failed.
1100
Function generator failed.
1102
Function generator frequency too high.
1103
Function generator frequency too low.
1104
Function generator hardware failed.
1200
Load failure, unable to load waveform or sequence.
1201
Waveform load max length error, waveform length exceeds
maximum samples - unable to load waveform.
Maximum length is based on sample rate and options.
1202
Waveform load min length error, waveform length less than
minimum samples - unable to load waveform.
Use Modify waveform to increase the number of waveform
points by adding points or repeating the waveform.
1203
Waveform load granularity error, length is not divisible by
granularity - unable to load waveform.
Use Modify waveform to add or subtract one point or repeat the
waveform for 2 cycles.
1204
Play failed, no waveform assigned.
1205
No asset assigned to channel.
1206
Play failed, resampled waveform exceeds maximum.
Use Modify waveform to decrease the number of waveform
points.
1207
Play failed, resampled waveform too small.
Use Modify waveform to increase the number of waveform
points.
1208
Resampled waveform load granularity.
1209
Play failed, hardware failure.
1210
Play failed to stop, hardware failure.
1211
Failed to load, hardware failure.
1212
Sample rate not available, requested sample rate is not
available; sample rate set to nearest value.
1213
Failed to load sequence, sequence step count exceeds
hardware limit.
1214
Failed to load sequence, sequence step has no asset assigned.
1215
Failed to load sequence, repeat count of Sequence step
exceeds hardware limit.
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Table 3-10: Device errors (cont.)
Error code
Error message
1216
Failed to load sequence, sequence step contains invalid Goto
step.
1217
Failed to load sequence, sequence step contains invalid Event
Jump step.
1218
Failed to load sequence, pattern jump table contains invalid
jump target.
1219
Hardware error, unable to load waveform or sequence due to
hardware error.
1220
Empty sequence, sequence is empty - unable to load.
1221
Failed to load sequence, sequence step must contain waveforms
of equal length.
1222
Failed to load sequence, pattern jump table size exceeds
hardware limit.
1223
Failed to load sequence, total waveform(s) length exceeds
maximum samples.
1224
Failed to find sequence, no sequence definition was found in
the file.
1300
Unknown exception, unable to save file.
1301
File save error, unknown error - unable to save waveform.
1302
File restore error, unknown error - unable to open asset from
setup file.
1303
Unknown exception, unable to open waveform.
1304
Recall waveform failed, duplicate name.
1307
File access failed.
1308
Recall waveform failed, missing parameter.
1309
Recall waveform failed, unsupported number of bits.
1310
Recall waveform failed, invalid marker type.
1311
Recall waveform failed, invalid marker data length.
1312
Recall waveform failed, waveform name and/or data not found.
1313
Recall waveform failed, unsupported waveform file type.
1314
Recall waveform failed, invalid sample data.
1315
Recall waveform failed, unable to read sample data.
1316
Recall waveform failed, unable to read Matlab HDF5 data set.
1317
Recall waveform failed, invalid IQ data format.
1318
Recall waveform failed, invalid DPX spectral data format.
1319
Recall waveform failed, invalid RSA header format.
1320
Recall waveform failed, data length error.
1321
Recall waveform failed, invalid data format.
1322
Recall waveform failed, invalid marker data format.
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Table 3-10: Device errors (cont.)
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Error code
Error message
1323
Recall waveform failed, invalid file extension.
1324
Recall waveform failed, invalid file header.
1325
Recall waveform failed, file type unknown.
1326
Recall waveform failed, file version not supported.
1327
Recall waveform failed, no waveform data.
1328
Asset not found, unable to import asset(s).
1329
Recall waveform failed, unable to open waveform from RSA file.
1330
Recall waveform failed, waveform format not supported.
1331
Invalid operation.
1332
Read failed, unable to open file.
1333
Export failed to write file.
1334
Recall waveform failed, unable to read filed.
1335
Export failed, out of disk space.
1336
File not found.
1337
File format error, file format not valid - unable to open file.
1338
Failed to delete file.
1340
Invalid save type, save type not valid - unable to save file.
1341
Asset name error, asset list already has an asset with that name
- unable to save file.
1342
Asset not found, item is not in the Asset List - unable to save file.
1343
Recall failed, IQ waveform error.
1344
Restore setup failed, unable to open setup file.
1345
Error in file format or data, unable to restore the sequence and
it's assets.
1346
Subsequences not supported, restored subsequences will
be added to the Sequence List, but the sequence steps they
occupied will be shown as Empty.
1347
Missing asset file(s), waveform or sequence file(s) not found;
shown as Empty in the sequence table.
1348
Restore pattern table error, Pattern Jump table has too many
rows; Restored the first 256 patterns only.
1600
Timing error, unable to change clock setting.
1601
Timing error, lost timing lock.
1602
Channel error, unable to change channel parameter.
1603
USB lock/unlock failed.
Administrator permissions are required to lock or unlock the
USB ports. Check the Windows security settings or contact your
network administrator.
1604
Force Jump error, unable to force jump to specified step.
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Table 3-10: Device errors (cont.)
Error code
Error message
1605
External Clock adjustment failed, check the Clock In signal.
1606
External Clock error, clock In differs from external clock
adjustments - Check the Clock In signal or Adjust.
1606
External Clock error, Clock In differs from the external clock
adjustments.
Check the Clock In signal or Adjust.
1700
Resample failed, sample rate value not found.
The waveform did not include the recommended sample rate.
1701
Failed to resample waveform.
1702
Resampling ratio too small.
1703
Resampling ratio too large.
1704
Shift/rotate failed.
1750
Step number exceeds max, exceeds max number of steps failed to add step(s).
1751
Invalid step, invalid step specified.
1752
Add step(s) failure, failed to add step(s) to sequence.
1753
Insert step(s) failure, failed to insert step(s) to sequence.
1754
Remove step(s) failure, failed to remove step(s) from sequence.
1755
Failed to add track, exceeded maximum number of tracks.
1756
Failed to remove track, sequence must have at least one track.
1757
Invalid track number, invalid track number specified.
1758
Add track error, failed to add track.
1759
Remove track error, failed to remove track.
1760
Sequence name in use, name already used in Sequence List
- unable to create sequence.
1761
Sequence creation failed, unable to create sequence.
1762
Paste error, clipboard values do not match paste area data
type(s).
1800
Invalid name, invalid name or handle for asset.
1801
Renaming error, no name given - unable to rename asset.
1802
Asset name in use, name already used in list - unable to rename
asset.
1803
Rename failed, linked file missing.
1804
File name in use, unable to rename asset.
1903
Calibrations are still running. Abort and try again.
2000
AWGSYNC01 Communication failed.
2001
AWGSYNC01 Connection failure.
2002
AWGSYNC01 FPGA Update failure.
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Table 3-10: Device errors (cont.)
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Error code
Error message
2003
AWGSYNC01 Configuration failure.
2004
AWGSYNC01 Deskew Calibration failure.
2005
Failed to set sample rate on Port 2.
2006
Failed to set sample rate on Port 3.
2007
Failed to set sample rate on Port 4.
2008
AWGSYNC01 time out failure.
2009
AWGSYNC01 alignment failure.
2010
AWGSYNC01 Play failure.
2011
AWGSYNC01 Configuration failure.
2012
AWGSYNC01 Adjust failure.
2013
AWGSYNC01 missing configuration failure.
2014
AWGSYNC01 missing configuration failure.
2015
AWGSYNC01 synchronization failure.
2016
AWGSYNC01 Deskew Calibration failure.
2017
AWGSYNC01 Deskew Calibration failure.
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Appendices
Appendix A: Character charts
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Appendix A: Character charts
A-2
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Appendix B: Raw socket specification
TCP/IP is used as the network protocol, and the port number is variable.
Commands can be sent from the application program through the TCP/IP socket
interface, and queries can be received through the interface.
The Line Feed (LF) code is needed as a terminator at the end of a message.
The IEEE 488.1 standard (for example, Device Clear or Service Request)
is not supported.
The Message Exchange Control Protocol in the IEEE 488.2 is not supported.
However, common commands such as *ESE and the event handling features
are supported.
The Indefinite format (the block start at #0) in the <ARBITRARY BLOCK
PROGRAM DATA> of the IEEE 488.2 is not supported.
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Appendix C: Factory initialization settings
Commands affected by a factory initialization (*RST command) are listed in the
following table and are also noted in their command description.
Table C-1: Factory initialization settings
Command
Default value
ACTive:MODE
NORMal
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:AMPLitude
0%
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:PHASe
0°
AWGControl:RMODe
CONTinuous
CALibration:LOG:DETails
0 (off)
CALibration:LOG:FAILuresonly
0 (off)
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider
1
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier
1
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider
1
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency
35 MHz
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier
1
CLOCk:JITTer
0 (off)
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe]
0 (off)
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust]
0°
CLOCk:SOURce
INTernal
CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe]
0 (off)
CLOCk:SRATe
AWG70001A 50 GS
AWG70002A 25 GS
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt
0
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT
0 (off)
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP
ONCE
DIAGnostic:LOG:FAILuresonly
0 (off)
DIAGnostic:TYPE
NORMal
DISPlay[:PLOT][:STATe]
1 (on)
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude
500 mV
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:FREQuency
1.2 MHz
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:DCLevel
0V
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH
250 mV
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW
–250 mV
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet
0V
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:PHASe
0°
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:SYMMetry
100%
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:TYPE
SINE
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Table C-1: Factory initialization settings (cont.)
C-2
Command
Default value
FGEN:COUPle:AMPLitude
0 (off)
INSTrument:COUPle:SOURce
0 (off)
INSTrument:MODE
AWG
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize
NONE
OUTPut:OFF
0 (off)
OUTPut[n][:STATe]
0 (off)
OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
ZERO
OUTPut[n]:SVALue:MARKer[1|2]
LOW
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
ZERO
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2]
LOW
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing
END
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle
0 (off)
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag
1 (on)
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput
0 (off)
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed]
8 GHz
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution
10
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:DELay
0 seconds
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate][:AMPLitude]
1V
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:HIGH
1V
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:LOW
0V
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:OFFSet
500 mV
[SOURce]:RCCouple
0 (off)
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe
CONTinuous
[SOURce[n]]:SKEW
0 seconds
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut
ATRigger
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:
AMPLitude]
500 mV
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:HIGH
250 mV
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:LOW
–250 mV
SYNChronize:ENABle
0 (off)
SYSTem:ERRor:DIALog
1 (enabled)
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance
50 Ω
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel
1.4 V
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE
ASYNchronous
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Table C-1: Factory initialization settings (cont.)
Command
Default value
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe
POSitive.
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce
EXTernal
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:WVALue
ZERO
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Appendix D: Master & slave operation
The AWGSYNC01 Synchronization Hub provides a means of synchronizing
multiple AWG70000 series instruments in a complex system. The AWG70000
series instruments can be used as masters or slaves. This appendix lists commands
that cannot be modified when used in a master-slave configuration.
Operation with the AWG70000 as a master
When synchronization is enabled and the AWG70000 is the master, the following
commands have limited functins. Refer to the individual command for more
information.
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe]
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE
Operation with the AWG70000 as a slave
When synchronization is enabled and the AWG70000 is a slave, the following
commands will not cause any changes and will generate an error message. Refer
to the individual command for more information.
*TRG
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed]
[SOURce]:ROSCillator:MULTiplier
AWGControl:RUN[:IMMediate]
AWGControl:STOP[:IMMediate]
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:DRATe
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:ADJust
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:DETect
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency:DETect
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier
CLOCk:JITTer
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe]
CLOCk:SOURce
CLOCk:SRATe
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate]
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:INTerval
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel
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TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce
Operation with the AWG70000 as a master or slave and system is not idle
When synchronization is enabled and the AWG70000 is either a master or a slave,
the following commands will not cause any changes and will generate an error
message while the system is playing or not idle. Refer to the individual command
for more information.
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:SEQuence
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:WAVeform
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution
[SOURce[n]]:WAVeform
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2]
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe]
SLISt:SEQuence:DELete
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:AFLag
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:BFLag
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:CFLag
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:DFLag
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:GOTO
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:RCOunt:MAX?
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet:SEQuence
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:WAVeform
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:WINPut
WLISt:WAVeform:DELete
WLISt:WAVeform:NORMalize
WLISt:WAVeform:RESample
WLISt:WAVeform:SHIFt
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Index
A
ACTive:MODE, 2-32
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:DRATe, 2-33
AWGControl[:CLOCk]:SOURce, 2-35
AWGControl:CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust], 2-34
AWGControl:CONFigure:CNUMber?, 2-36
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:
AMPLitude, 2-36
AWGControl:INTerleave:ADJustment:PHASe, 2-37
AWGControl:RMODe, 2-38
AWGControl:RSTate?, 2-39
AWGControl:RUN[:IMMediate], 2-40
AWGControl:SNAMe?, 2-40
AWGControl:SREStore, 2-41
AWGControl:SSAVe, 2-41
AWGControl:STOP[:IMMediate], 2-42
C
*CAL?, 2-43
CALibration[:ALL], 2-44
CALibration:ABORt, 2-43
CALibration:CATalog?, 2-44
CALibration:LOG?, 2-45
CALibration:LOG:CLEar, 2-46
CALibration:LOG:DETails, 2-47
CALibration:LOG:FAILuresonly, 2-48
CALibration:RESTore, 2-49
CALibration:RESult?, 2-49
CALibration:RESult:TEMPerature?, 2-50
CALibration:RESult:TIME?, 2-51
CALibration:RUNNing?, 2-51
CALibration:STARt, 2-51
CALibration:STATe:FACTory?, 2-52
CALibration:STATe:USER?, 2-53
CALibration:STOP:STATe?, 2-54
Character charts, A-1
CLOCk:ECLock:DIVider, 2-54
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency, 2-55
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:ADJust, 2-56
CLOCk:ECLock:FREQuency:DETect, 2-56
CLOCk:ECLock:MULTiplier, 2-57
CLOCk:EREFerence:DIVider, 2-58
CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency, 2-59
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CLOCk:EREFerence:FREQuency:DETect, 2-60
CLOCk:EREFerence:MULTiplier, 2-61
CLOCk:JITTer, 2-62
CLOCk:OUTPut[:STATe], 2-63
CLOCk:OUTPut:FREQuency?, 2-62
CLOCk:PHASe[:ADJust], 2-64
CLOCk:SOURce, 2-64
CLOCk:SOUT[:STATe], 2-66
CLOCk:SRATe, 2-66
*CLS, 2-67
D
DIAGnostic[:IMMediate], 2-73
DIAGnostic:ABORt, 2-67
DIAGnostic:CATalog?, 2-68
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:COUNt, 2-70
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:HALT, 2-71
DIAGnostic:CONTrol:LOOP, 2-71
DIAGnostic:DATA?, 2-72
DIAGnostic:LOG?, 2-73
DIAGnostic:LOG:CLEar, 2-74
DIAGnostic:LOG:FAILuresonly, 2-74
DIAGnostic:LOOPs?, 2-75
DIAGnostic:RESult?, 2-76
DIAGnostic:RESult:TEMPerature?, 2-78
DIAGnostic:RESult:TIME?, 2-79
DIAGnostic:RUNNing?, 2-80
DIAGnostic:SELect, 2-80
DIAGnostic:SELect:VERify?, 2-81
DIAGnostic:STARt, 2-82
DIAGnostic:STOP, 2-82
DIAGnostic:STOP:STATe?, 2-83
DIAGnostic:TYPE, 2-83
DIAGnostic:TYPE:CATalog?, 2-84
DIAGnostic:UNSelect, 2-84
DISPlay[:PLOT][:STATe], 2-86
E
Error codes, 3-11
*ESE, 2-87
*ESR?, 2-88
Index-1
Index
F
Factory settings, C-1
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:AMPLitude, 2-88
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:DCLevel, 2-89
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:FREQuency, 2-90
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:HIGH, 2-90
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:LOW, 2-91
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:OFFSet, 2-92
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:PHASe, 2-92
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:SYMMetry, 2-93
FGEN[:CHANnel[n]]:TYPE, 2-94
FGEN:COUPle:AMPLitude, 2-94
FGEN:PERiod?, 2-95
I
*IDN?, 2-96
INSTrument:COUPle:SOURce, 2-96
INSTrument:MODE, 2-97
M
Master slave operation, D-1
MMEMory:CATalog?, 2-97
MMEMory:CDIRectory, 2-98
MMEMory:DATA, 2-99
MMEMory:DATA:SIZE?, 2-100
MMEMory:DELete, 2-101
MMEMory:IMPort, 2-101
MMEMory:IMPort:PARameter:NORMalize, 2-103
MMEMory:MDIRectory, 2-104
MMEMory:MSIS, 2-104
MMEMory:OPEN, 2-105
MMEMory:OPEN:PARameter:NORMalize, 2-106
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet[:WAVeform], 2-108
MMEMory:OPEN:SASSet:SEQuence, 2-106
MMEMory:OPEN:SETup, 2-109
MMEMory:OPEN:TXT, 2-109
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform][:WFMX], 2-112
MMEMory:SAVE[:WAVeform]:TXT, 2-112
MMEMory:SAVE:SEQuence , 2-110
MMEMory:SAVE:SETup, 2-111
O
*OPC, 2-113
Operation status block, 3-5
*OPT?, 2-114
Index-2
OUTPut[n][:STATe], 2-115
OUTPut[n]:SVALue[:ANALog][:STATe], 2-116
OUTPut[n]:SVALue:MARKer[1|2], 2-116
OUTPut[n]:WVALue[:ANALog][:STATe], 2-117
OUTPut[n]:WVALue:MARKer[1|2], 2-118
OUTPut:OFF, 2-114
Q
Questionable status block, 3-6
Queues, 3-7
event, 3-7
output, 3-7
R
Raw socket specification, B-1
*RST, 2-119
S
Service Request Enable Register (SRER), 3-3
SLISt:NAME?, 2-119
SLISt:SEQuence:DELete, 2-120
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:JTIMing, 2-121
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:DEFine, 2-121
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:ENABle, 2-122
SLISt:SEQuence:EVENt:PJUMp:SIZE?, 2-124
SLISt:SEQuence:LENGth?, 2-124
SLISt:SEQuence:NEW, 2-124
SLISt:SEQuence:RFLag, 2-125
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:MAX?, 2-125
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJINput, 2-126
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:EJUMp, 2-127
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:GOTO, 2-128
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:RCOunt, 2-129
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]?, 2-130
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:TYPE?, 2-131
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet[m]:
WAVeform, 2-133
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TASSet:SEQuence, 2-131
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:AFLag, 2-133
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:BFLag, 2-135
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:CFLag, 2-135
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:TFLag[m]:DFLag, 2-136
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP[n]:WINPut, 2-137
SLISt:SEQuence:STEP:RCOunt:MAX?, 2-130
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk?, 2-138
SLISt:SEQuence:TRACk:MAX?, 2-140
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SLISt:SEQuence:TSTamp?, 2-140
SLISt:SIZE?, 2-141
[SOURce]:FREQuency[:CW]|[:FIXed], 2-141
[SOURce]:RCCouple, 2-142
[SOURce]:ROSCillator:MULTiplier, 2-143
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet?, 2-144
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:SEQuence, 2-144
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:TYPE?, 2-145
[SOURce[n]]:CASSet:WAVeform, 2-145
[SOURce[n]]:DAC:RESolution, 2-146
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:FORCe, 2-147
[SOURce[n]]:JUMP:PATTern:FORCe, 2-147
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:DELay, 2-148
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate][:AMPLitude], 2-149
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:HIGH, 2-150
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:LOW, 2-151
[SOURce[n]]:MARKer[1|2]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:
IMMediate]:OFFSet, 2-152
[SOURce[n]]:RMODe, 2-153
[SOURce[n]]:SCSTep?, 2-154
[SOURce[n]]:SKEW, 2-154
[SOURce[n]]:TINPut, 2-155
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate][:
AMPLitude], 2-156
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:
HIGH, 2-156
[SOURce[n]]:VOLTage[:LEVel][:IMMediate]:
LOW, 2-157
[SOURce[n]]:WAVeform, 2-158
*SRE, 2-159
Standard Event Status Block (SESB), 3-4
Status and event,
processing sequence, 3-8
Status and events, 3-1
reporting system, 3-1
Status Byte Register (SBR), 3-3
STATus:OPERation[:EVENt]?, 2-160
STATus:OPERation:CONDition?, 2-159
STATus:OPERation:ENABle, 2-160
STATus:OPERation:NTRansition, 2-161
STATus:OPERation:PTRansition, 2-161
STATus:PRESet, 2-162
STATus:QUEStionable[:EVENt]?, 2-163
STATus:QUEStionable:CONDition?, 2-162
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STATus:QUEStionable:ENABle, 2-162
STATus:QUEStionable:NTRansition, 2-163
STATus:QUEStionable:PTRansition, 2-164
*STB?, 2-164
SYNChronize:ADJust:[STARt], 2-165
SYNChronize:CONFigure, 2-165
SYNChronize:DESKew:[STARt], 2-167
SYNChronize:DESKew:ABORt, 2-167
SYNChronize:DESKew:STATe?, 2-168
SYNChronize:ENABle, 2-168
SYNChronize:TYPE?, 2-169
Synchronizing execution, 3-9
SYSTem:DATE, 2-170
SYSTem:ERRor[:NEXT]?, 2-172
SYSTem:ERRor:ALL?, 2-170
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE[:NEXT]?, 2-171
SYSTem:ERRor:CODE:ALL?, 2-171
SYSTem:ERRor:COUNt?, 2-171
SYSTem:ERRor:DIALog, 2-172
SYSTem:TIME, 2-173
SYSTem:VERSion?, 2-173
T
*TRG, 2-174
TRIGger[:SEQuence][:IMMediate] , 2-174
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:IMPedance, 2-175
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:INTerval, 2-176
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:LEVel, 2-176
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:MODE, 2-177
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SLOPe, 2-178
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:SOURce, 2-178
TRIGger[:SEQuence]:WVALue, 2-179
*TST?, 2-180
W
*WAI, 2-181
WLISt:LAST?, 2-182
WLISt:NAME?, 2-182
WLISt:SIZE?, 2-183
WLISt:WAVeform:DATA, 2-183
WLISt:WAVeform:DELete, 2-184
WLISt:WAVeform:GRANularity?, 2-185
WLISt:WAVeform:LENGth?, 2-186
WLISt:WAVeform:LMAXimum?, 2-186
WLISt:WAVeform:LMINimum?, 2-187
WLISt:WAVeform:MARKer:DATA, 2-187
Index-3
Index
WLISt:WAVeform:NEW, 2-188
WLISt:WAVeform:NORMalize, 2-189
WLISt:WAVeform:RESample, 2-189
Index-4
WLISt:WAVeform:SHIFt, 2-190
WLISt:WAVeform:TSTamp?, 2-191
WLISt:WAVeform:TYPE?, 2-192
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