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Agilent EPM Series
437B and 438A Compatibility
Application Note
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1. Introduction
2. Physical Compatibility
3. Sensor Compatibility
4. Language Compatibility
4.1 Zeroing and calibrating
4.2 Measurement mode selection
4.3 Range hold and manual ranging
4.4 Limits
4.5 Filter
4.6 Duty cycle, window offsets, sensor calibration tables,
and frequency dependent offset tables
4.7 Channel offsets for the E4419A/B dual channel
power meter
4.8 Preset
4.9 Measurement errors
4.10 Using the Agilent E-series power sensors
4.11 Recorder output
4.12 Extensions to the 437B/438A command set
4.13 Must calibrate/zero
4.14 Sources and Analyzers
4.15 Programming with Agilent VEE
5. Known Problems
6. Summary
Appendix A: 437B Command Summary
Appendix B: 438A Command Summary
1. Introduction
2. Physical Compatibility
The Agilent Technologies EPM series power meters,
introduced in 1997, are the successors to the 43X
family of power meters.
A large number of 437B and 438A power meters
are used in Automated Test Equipment (ATE) environments. In order to substitute the EPM series
power meters in an ATE system or rack, the EPM
series has been designed to fit into the same rack
space as the 437B and 438A. For this reason, the
EPM series power meters are the same width
(212.6 mm; 8.5 in) and height (88.5 mm; 3.5 in)
as both the 437B and the 438A. Because the 437B
is shorter than the 438A, it was decided that the
depth of the EPM series power meters would be
348.3 mm (13.7 in), this being midway between the
437B and the 438A depth dimensions. Generally,
it is the rack height and width that are the main
constraining factors for instruments, so this compromise in the depth dimension should not affect
the majority of ATE users. As with the 437B and
438A, there are rackmount kits available for the
EPM series power meters (Options 908 and 909).
The power meters in the Agilent EPM series are:
• E4418A/B single channel power meter
• E4419A/B dual channel power meter.
Due to the large installed base of 437B and 438A
power meters, compatibility with these instruments
was a high priority in the design of the EPM series.
With 437B and 438A language compatibility modes,
existing customers can replace their older power
meters with the new EPM series power meter with
minimal software rework effort. However, there are
a few issues that users may encounter. The information given in this application note should help
to resolve these issues.
3. Sensor Compatibility
The 437B and 438A power meters operate with
the Agilent 8480 series of power sensors, measuring signals from 100 kHz to 110 GHz. The EPM
series also works with the entire range of 8480
series sensors and with the new Agilent E-series
power sensors. The E-series sensors cannot be
used with 437B or 438A power meters.
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4. Language Compatibility
The Agilent E4418A/B with 437B language compatibility mode selected can systematically replace
a 437B power meter in an existing application.
Similarly the E4419A/B can replace the 438A
power meter. Please note that the E4419A must
have firmware revision A.02.02 or higher in order
to have 438A language compatibility. The main
advantages gained by using the language compatibility modes are:
• re-use of current system software
• increased measurement speed: the EPM series
have a “x2 mode” which provides twice the
measurement speed compared to the 437B/438A
and 8480 series sensor combination.
• use of new E-series sensor range. These are wide
dynamic range sensors with sensor calibration
factors stored in EEPROM, for CW applications.
In general, the EPM series power meters should
be a “drop-in” replacement for the 437B or 438A.
However there are various issues that should be
considered, especially with software that has
assumed or made use of delays and features inherent to the 437B or 438A. The following sections
offer advice for situations where using the EPM
series power meter as a replacement for the
437B/438A has not been fully straightforward.
For clarity, the programming examples are in
BASIC. It is assumed that the user is familiar
with the 437B/438A command sets.
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4.1 Zeroing and calibrating
After sending the zero or calibrate commands,
it is best to check either the status register or
status message to determine when this process
has completed. Using a fixed delay period is not
recommended.
100 OUTPUT @Pm;”ZE”
110 WAIT 10
! Avoid this technique
200 OUTPUT @Pm;”CL100EN” ! Avoid this technique
210 WAIT 5
Instead consider :
For E4418A/B single channel power meter
(437B language):
100 OUTPUT @Pm;”CS;ZE”
! Clear status register and
initiate zero
110 IF (BIT(SPOLL(@pm),1)=0) ! Wait until zero completes
THEN GOTO 110
(status-reg bit 1 set)
200 OUTPUT @Pm;”CS;CL100EN” ! Clear status register
and calibrate
210 IF (BIT(SPOLL(@pm),1)=0) ! Wait until cal completes
THEN GOTO 110
(status-reg bit 1 set)
Or:
100 OUTPUT @Pm;”CS;ZE”
110 OUTPUT @Pm;”SM”
120 ENTER @pm;$Message
130 IF $Message[5,6] = “06”
THEN GOTO 110
! Clear status register and
initiate zero
! Request status message
! Wait until zero completes
(06 means zeroing)
Or:
100 OUTPUT @Pm;”CS;AE;ZE” ! Clear status register and
initiate channel A zero
110 OUTPUT @Pm;”SM”
! Request status message
120 ENTER @pm;$Message
130 IF $Message[5,6] = “06” ! Wait until zero completes
THEN GOTO 110
(06 means ChA zeroing)
200 OUTPUT @Pm;”CS;CL100EN” ! Clear status register and
calibrate
210 OUTPUT @Pm;”SM”
! Request status message
220 ENTER @pm;$Message
230 IF $Message[5,6] =
! Wait until cal completes
“08” THEN GOTO 210
(08 means calibrating)
200 OUTPUT @Pm;
”CS;AE;CL100EN”
210 OUTPUT @Pm;”SM”
220 ENTER @pm;$Message
230 IF $Message[5,6] = “08”
THEN GOTO 210
! Clear status register and
calibrate ChA
! Request status message
For E4419A/B dual channel power meter
(438A language):
100 OUTPUT @Pm;”CS;AE;ZE” ! Clear status register and
initiate channel A zero
110 IF (BIT(SPOLL(@pm),1) = 0) ! Wait until zero completes
THEN GOTO 110
(status-reg bit 1 set)
200 OUTPUT @Pm;
! Clear status register and
”CS;AE;CL100EN”
calibrate ChA
210 IF (BIT(SPOLL(@pm),1)=0) ! Wait until cal completes
THEN GOTO 110
(status-reg bit 1 set)
Another method is to set the status register mask
such that an SRQ will be generated when the zero
or calibration is completed.
! Wait until cal completes
(08 means ChA calibrating)
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4.2 Measurement mode selection
The 437B and 438A have certain delays associated
with measurement mode changes and auto ranging. Some software may have made use of this feature to allow, for example, some other instrument
to settle before triggering the power meter. Such
assumptions cannot be made for the Agilent EPM
series power meters, as they are much faster and
more responsive. A typical scenario for the E4419A/B
dual channel power meter is discussed below.
100
! The power meter is
currently measuring
Channel A and Channel B
is connected to the output
of a signal generator.
110
120 OUTPUT @Pm;”BP”
!
! Select measurement
Channel B
! Set signal generator
output level to -10dBm
! Trigger power meter
! Read measured power
130 OUTPUT @Sg;
“LEVEL -10DBM”
140 OUTPUT @Pm;”TR2”
150 ENTER @Pm;$POWER
In this example, the response time of 438A may
well have been sufficient to allow the source output level to settle before triggering the power meter.
However, as the E4419A/B is much more responsive than the 438A, it is almost certain that in this
situation the E4419A/B would have triggered before
the source had settled. Consequently, the wrong
result would be returned. This method is therefore
not recommended. Instead consider a settling delay
after line 130 (this, of course, will be instrument
dependent) or read the status back from the source
and hold until the level has settled.
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4.3 Range hold and manual ranging
When using the 8480 series sensors, the EPM
series power meter has effectively one range. The
437B, for example, has 5 ranges when used with
the 8480 series sensors. This means that when
using 437B or 438A language, both the range hold
and manual range selection commands are meaningless to the EPM series power meter. These range
commands are accepted but will have no effect.
As the EPM series power meter is always in auto
range, the status message fields for the attached
sensor(s) will be set to 11 (auto range mode and in
range 1) at all times. Manual ranging in the 437B
and 438A is invariably used to obtain faster measurement speed as the up/down range switching
associated with auto ranging is inhibited. Software
using manual ranging may require modification,
especially if it is making decisions based on the
status message of the sensor range fields. The
simplest cure is to remove all references to manual
ranging, as the EPM series power meter will perform more than satisfactorily, in terms of measurement speed, in auto range.
Note: The ranging commands do have implications
when the E-series of power sensors are being used.
This is discussed later in section 4.10, “Using the
Agilent E-series power sensors.”
4.4 Limits
The over and under limits checking functions used
in the 438A perform exactly the same way in the
E4419A/B. The only function that the E4419A/B
does not support is the “over high limit” and
“under low limit.” This is because the E4419A/B
does not allow the high limit threshold to be less
than the lower limit threshold, which this particular function requires. Software using this feature
will require a work around.
The 437B and 438A allow upper and lower limits
of +/-299.99 dBm while the EPM series power
meter restricts the lower limit to -150 dBm and
the upper limit to +230 dBm. Entries out of this
range will be accepted but truncated.
After a remote preset, the low limit will be set to
-0.001 dBm and the upper limit to 0.0 dBm.
4.5 Filter
The digital averaging filter in the EPM series power
meter ranges from 1 to 1024, while the maximum
averaging on the 437B and 438A is 512. Using
437B/438A language mode, the maximum number
of averages allowed in the EPM series power meter
is 512. If 1024 averages was selected prior to entering 437B/438A language, then this will automatically be reduced to 512.
4.6 Duty cycle, window offsets, sensor calibration tables,
and frequency dependent offset tables
Window offsets and frequency dependent offset
(FDO) tables are not available on the 437B or
438A but are features on the EPM series power
meter. The duty cycle feature and sensor calibration tables are not available on the 438A but are
on the E4419A/B. In general, the EPM series power
meter’s instrument state is not altered when the
437B/438A language is selected. Therefore, prior
to entering 437B/438A language, should any of
these features be enabled, they will then remain so
until a remote preset command is issued. This is
also the case with a local-to-remote transition with
437B/438A language selected. An explanation for
unexpected results or behavior may well be due to
having one of these features unknowingly enabled.
At the start of an application program a preset
command is worth considering, as this will ensure
that the EPM series power meter is in a known state.
Note: A front panel preset does not disable a selected
sensor cal table or FDO table.
Note that in 437B/438A language mode, front
panel operation will not allow 1024 averages to
be selected.
With auto filter enabled, the filter setting selected
may differ from that in the 437B or 438A. The setting selected by the EPM series power meters is
explained in the EPM series Programming Guide
under SENSe:AVERage:COUNt:AUTO.
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4.7 Channel offsets for the E4419A/B dual channel
power meter
Prior to entering 438A language or after a localto-remote transition while in 438A language, the
E4419A/B channel offset state and level will be
altered as follows:
• If the channel offset is OFF and the level is not
0 dB, then the level will be set to 0 dB.
4.9 Measurement errors
Measurement errors can occur for a variety of reasons, but it is worth being aware of the error reporting methods used by the 437B and 438A. The status
message will report measurement errors and entry
errors. Also, the data output message may return an
error rather than the measurement result. The format for this method is +9.00xxE+40 where xx is the
measurement error code as listed in the 437B and
438A manuals (pages A2–3 for 437B manual; pages
3–57 for 438A manual). Some errors not mentioned
in these manuals are detailed below.
4.8 Preset
While in 437B/438A language mode, a front panel
preset will set the meter as detailed in the EPM
series User’s Guide, while a remote preset will set
the meter as detailed in the 437B or 438A manual.
For E4418A/B:
+9.0000E+40 E4418A/B in standby mode and not triggered
(send TR1/TR2 before requesting result)
+9.0035E+40 E-Series sensor error (sensor data suspect)
+9.0036E+40 Must calibrate/zero (see section 4.14)
• If the channel offset is ON and the level is 0 dB,
then the channel offset will be turned OFF.
For E4419A/B:
+9.0000E+40 E4419A/B in standby mode and not triggered
(send TR1/TR2 before requesting result)
+9.0035E+40 E-Series sensor error on channel A
(sensor data suspect)
+9.0036E+40 E-Series sensor error on channel B
(sensor data suspect)
OR must cal/zero channel A
+9.0037E+40 Must calibrate/zero channel B
(see section 4.14)
Note: When a measurement/device error occurs,
the 438A always returns +9.0000E+40.
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4.10 Using the Agilent E-series power sensors
The E-series power sensors (E4412A and E4413A)
can only be used with EPM series power meters
and cannot be used with the 437B or 438A power
meters. However, the E-series sensors can be used
with the EPM series power meters in 437B and
438A language mode. Due to the fact that the
E-series sensors have calibration factors stored
in sensor EEPROM, the sensor calibration factor
and reference calibration factor commands are
no longer valid. Sending these commands will
cause a syntax error as detailed below.
• Status register bit 2 will be set (entry error)
• Status message entry error field will be set to 50
(calibration factor out of range/ignored)
• Status message entry error field will be set to 91
(invalid GPIB code)
It is possible to use an E-series sensor in place
of an 8480 series sensor. However, it is worth being
aware of the functional differences between the
two families, particularly regarding calibration
factors. Two common methods for holding 8480
series sensor calibration data are described below.
• In 437B language mode only, the sensor calibration data can be held within one of the power
meter’s sensor calibration tables. In this case the
data has previously been entered into a specific
table and the calibration table selected using the
SE command. Prior to making a measurement,
the frequency at which the measurement is being
made is sent to the power meter using the FR
command. The power meter interpolates the cal
factor from the sensor cal table. In applications
of this nature, the E-series sensor can be directly
substituted in place of the 8480 series sensor
as the calibration data held within the E-series
sensor EEPROM effectively becomes the selected
table. The SE command is now redundant and
will cause an entry error.
• The 8480 sensor calibration data can be held
on a host computer. Prior to making a measurement, the frequency at which the measurement
is to be made is used by the host software to
derive the correct calibration factor. This calibration factor is sent to the power meter using
the KB command. In this application, the host
software will require modifications if an 8480
sensor is to be replaced with an E-series sensor.
Provided no system corrections are included in
the calibration factor, then these modifications
should be straightforward. For example, send
the frequency to the power meter rather than
the calibration factor. If system corrections need
to be included, then the section on Frequency
Dependent Offsets (FDO) in the Agilent EPM
series power meter’s Programming Guide should
be referred to (for EPM series power meter
firmware revision 1.02 and 2.02 onwards).
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When using an E-series sensor in 438A language,
the FR (frequency) command will be accepted.
The syntax for this command is shown below.
FR
100E+03 to 999.99E+09
HZ
KZ
MZ
GZ
Note: Sending this command when the active entry
channel is connected to an 8480 series sensor will
cause a syntax error.
The Agilent E-Series sensors have an upper and
lower range and are affected by the ranging commands as detailed below.
• RA (auto range): The EPM series power meter
selects the most suitable range and this will
be reported in the status message range fields
for the attached sensor(s) (11 = lower range
and 12 = upper range).
• RH (range hold): The EPM series power meter will
hold on the current range irrespective of input
level and the status message range fields for the
attached sensor(s) will reflect this (01 = lower
range and 02 = upper range). The front panel
display will indicate that range hold is in effect.
• RM (manual range selection): The EPM series power
meter will select the lower range for RM1EN and
the upper range for RM2EN (RM3EN, RM4EN and
RM5EN are accepted and also select the upper
range). The status message range fields for
attached sensor(s) will reflect the range selected
(01 = lower range and 02 = upper range). The
front panel display will indicate that range hold
is in effect.
When calibrating an Agilent 8480 series sensor
using the power meter’s reference oscillator, an
error is returned if the sensor is not connected to
the power reference. This connection test does not
apply to E-series sensors.
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4.11 Recorder output
The recorder output on the 437B or 438A would
normally be used with manual ranging and produces an analog output level (0 to +1 volts) that is
proportional to the power level being measured.
This voltage level is scaled relative to the minimum
and maximum power levels for the current range.
The EPM series power meter has one continuous
range. Therefore, in order to be compatible with
the 437B or 438A, it is necessary to manually set
the EPM series power meter recorder minimum
and maximum power levels to suit the power
being measured (see the EPM series User’s Guide,
Chapter 2, “Recorder Output” section). It should
also be noted that the recorder output on the 437B
and 438A is permanently enabled, while on the
EPM series power meter it can be turned off. The
recorder output on the E4419A is also channel
selectable. The E4419B has two recorder outputs,
dedicated to each measurement channel.
4.12 Extensions to the 437B/438A command set
In addition to the 437B/438A command set, the
EPM series power meter in 437B/438A language
mode also accepts some extra commands, as
described below.
• Language selection: allows either SCPI or 437B/
438A language to be selected. This command is
accepted by both language modes and can also
be queried, whereby it will return either SCPI,
437B, or 438A.
SYSTEM
LANGUAGE
SPACE
SCPI
437B
438A
For E4418A/B
For E4419A/B
?
Note: When changing language remotely, allow a
one-second delay before sending further remote
commands.
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• Window selection: The highlighted window on the
E4419A/B display is equivalent to what would
be shown on the 438A. Sometimes it may be
beneficial to have just the highlighted window
shown. This command allows either a single
or dual window display.
4.13 Must calibrate/zero
The E4418B and E4419B power meters have a
“Must cal/zero” feature. This feature can be enabled
to prevent measurements being made until the
connected sensor is zeroed and calibrated. With
this feature enabled and when making a measurement, the following will be reported if a zero or
cal is required:
• 437B language:
+9.0036+40 will be returned.
The status message will report measurement
error 30. The OD command will return “MUST
ZERO/CAL”
SINGLE
DUAL
• Measurement speed: In normal speed, up to 20
readings per second can be made. In fast mode,
up to 40 readings per second are obtainable.
This command allows either 20 or 40 readings
per second to be selected. Note that number
of readings per second achieved is controller
dependent.
SPD
20
40
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• 438A language:
+9.0036+40 will be returned for Channel A.
+9.0037+40 will be returned for Channel B.
The status message will report measurement
error 36 for Channel A and measurement
error 37 for Channel B.
4.14 Sources and analyzers
Some Agilent signal generators and network analyzers use a 437B power meter for flatness and leveling. The EPM series power meter can be used in
place of a 437B/438A with the following products:
• Signal generators: 83732A, 83752A, 83600 series
• Network analyzers: 8753, 8710, 8510 series
4.15 Programming with Agilent VEE
When the 437B or 438A is addressed to talk, it
will send the message appropriate to itscurrent
mode and if the receiver is prepared to listen
indefinitely, then this message will repeatedly be
transmitted. In the same situation the EPM series
power meter in 437B/438A language mode will,
when addressed to talk, send the appropriate message just once. To receive the message a second
or subsequent time, the EPM series power meter
has to be readdressed or a “time out” situation
will arise. Some programming languages, Agilent
VEE in particular, easily (and legally) allow such
scenarios to arise. The example below illustrates
more fully the criteria being discussed along with
the simple solution.
It is also worth noting that the EPM series power
meter requires an end-of-line terminator before
it executes a command line. In the example, the
command WRITE TEXT “?ID” EOL will work with
both the 438A and the E4419A/B in 438A language. With the EOL omitted, the instruction will
work only with the 438A, as the EPM series power
meter would not execute the instruction until
either the EOI line on the GPIB interface was set
or a line feed was received.
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The following cases are known problems when
using the E4419A or E4419B dual channel power
meter in 438A language compatibility mode.
Having triggered the meter, the same effect can be
obtained by addressing the meter to talk and waiting for the response. The result will not be returned
until the measurement cycle has completed.
1. With the E4419A dual channel power meter in
438A language mode, the data ready bit in the
status register will not be set when in measurement mode B (measurement mode A is not
affected).
The data ready bit is intended to allow the controller to do other tasks, while periodically checking the state of this bit. In TR2 mode with 512
averages, it could take 30 seconds before the result
is available.
Symptom:
10 OUTPUT @Pm; “BE;BP;CS” !Measurement mode B
20 OUTPUT @Pm; “TR1”
! Or TR2
30 IF (BIT (SPOLL(@Pm), 0)
! Wait for data ready
THEN GOTO 30
40 ENTER @Pm;Pwr
This bug is corrected on the E4419B dual channel
power meter (firmware revision A.02.03 or higher).
5. Known Problems
Possible work-around:
10 OUTPUT @Pm; “BE;BP;CS”
20 OUTPUT @Pm; “TR1”
30 ENTER @Pm;Pwr
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2. With the E4419B dual channel power meter in
438A language mode, measurement error code
36 could be returned for either of the following
reasons:
• E-series sensor error on channel A (sensor
data suspect)
• The “must cal/zero” feature is enabled and
channel B requires calibrating or zeroing.
6. Summary
Replacing the 437B and 438A with the new Agilent
Technologies EPM series of power meters should
be a simple process. However, as this application
note has highlighted, there are some issues that
users may encounter. The information given here
should help to resolve these issues.
For more details on the EPM series power meters,
please contact your local Agilent sales office for
EPM series power meter literature.
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Appendix A: 437B Command Summary
This table details all the 437B commands that the
Agilent E4418A and E4418B support and the command function. For a detailed description of these
commands please refer to the 437B Power Meter
Operating Manual.
Command
Description
CL
Calibrate
*CLS
Clear all status registers
CS
Clear the status byte
CT
Clear sensor type
DA
1
All display segments on
DC0
Duty cycle off
DC1
Duty cycle on
DD
Display disable
DE
Display enable
DF
Display enable
DN
1
Down arrow key
DU
Display user message
DY
Enter duty cycle
EN
Enter
ERR?
Device error query
*ESR?
Event status register query
*ESE
Set event status register mask
*ESE?
Event status register mask query
ET
Edit sensor table
1
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Command
Description
EX
Exit
FA
Automatic filter selection
FH
Filter hold
FM
Manual filter selection
FR
Enter measurement frequency
GT0
Ignore GET bus command
GT1
Trigger immediate response to GET
GT2
Trigger with delay response to GET
GZ
Gigahertz
HZ
Hertz
ID
Identification query
IDN?
Identification query
KB
Enter measurement cal factor
KZ
Kilohertz
LG
Log units (dBm/dB)
LH
Enter high (upper) limit
LL
Enter low (lower) limit
LM0
Disable limits checking
LM1
Enable limits checking
Command
Description
Command
Description
LN
Linear units (watts/%)
RT1
Right arrow key
LP2
Learn mode
RV
Read service request mask
LT1
Left arrow key
SE
Select sensor calibration table
MZ
Megahertz
SM
Status message
OC0
Reference oscillator off
SN
Enter sensor identification/serial number
OC1
Reference oscillator on
SP1
Special
OD
Output display
SPD 20 | 402
OF0
Offset off
*SRE
Set the service request mask
OF1
Offset on
*SRE?
Service request mask query
OS
Enter offset value
ST
Store (save) power meter configuration
PCT
Percent
*STB?
Read status byte
PR
Preset
SYST:LANG
SCPI3
Selects SCPI language
RA
Auto range
TR0
Trigger hold
RC
Recall instrument configuration
TR1
Trigger immediate
RE
Set display resolution
TR2
Trigger with delay
RF
Enter sensor table reference alibration factor
TR3
Trigger free run
RH
Range hold
*TST?4
Self test query
RL0
Exit from relative mode
UP
Up arrow key
RL1
Enter relative mode (take new reference)
ZE
Zero
RL2
Enter relative mode (use last reference)
@1
Prefix for status mask
RM
Set measurement range
@2
Learn mode prefix
*RST
Reset
%
Percent
1. This command is accepted but has no active function.
2. This command is not an original 437B command. However, it can be used
to set the measurement speed to 20 or 40 readings/sec in 437B mode.
3. This command is not an original 437B command. However, it can be used
to terminate the 437B language and select the SCPI language. Note that it is
recommended that the instrument is preset following a language switch.
4. Always returns 0000 in 437B language.
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Appendix B: 438A Command Summary
This table details all the 438A commands that the
Agilent E4419A and E4419B support and the command function. For a detailed description of these
commands please refer to the 438A Operating and
Service Manual.
Command
Description
AD
Sensor A minus Sensor B measurement
AE
SET A
AP
Sensor A measurement
AR
A/B ratio measurement
BD
Sensor B minus Sensor A measurement
BE
SET B
BP
Sensor B measurement
BR
B/A ratio measurement
CL
Calibrate
CS
Clear the status byte
CT
Clear sensor type
DA
1
All display segments on
DD
Display disable
DE
Display enable
DO
Display offset
EN
Enter
FA
Automatic filter selection
FH
Filter hold
FM
Manual filter selection
FR
Enter measurement frequency
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Command
Description
GT0
Ignore GET bus command
GT1
Trigger immediate response to GET
GT2
Trigger with delay response to GET
KB
Enter measurement cal factor
LG
Log units (dBm/dB)
LH
Enter high (upper) limit
LL
Enter low (lower) limit
LM0
Disable limits checking
LM1
Enable limits checking
LN
Linear units (watts/%)
LP1
Learn mode #1
LP2
Learn mode #2
OC0
Reference oscillator off
OC1
Reference oscillator on
OS
Enter offset value
PR
Preset
RA
Auto range
RC
Recall instrument configuration
RH
Range hold
RL0
Exit from relative mode
RL1
Enter relative mode (take new reference)
Command
Description
RM
Set measurement range
RV
Read service request mask
SM
Status message
SPD 20 | 402
ST
Store (save) power meter configuration
SYST:LANG SCPI3
Selects SCPI language
TR0
Trigger hold
TR1
Trigger immediate
TR2
Trigger with delay
TR3
Trigger free run
ZE
Zero
@1
Prefix for status mask
?ID
Identification query
1. This command is accepted but has no active function.
2. This command is not an original 438A command. However, it can be used to
set the measurement speed to 20 or 40 readings/sec in 438A mode.
3. This command is not an original 438A command. However, it can be used
to terminate the 438A language and select the SCPI language. Note that it
is recommended that the instrument is preset following a language switch.
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