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Problems enabling remote voltage-sense Rigol load DL3021 via SCPI

I am automating some tests with Rigol hardware. There is only one bottleneck in the SCPI implementation that I can't figure out: How to enable the remote voltage-sense terminals on the Rigol DP3021 ...
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Standard SCPI Error codes?

I'm writing code that sends SCPI commands to various instruments (power supplies, o'scopes, data acquisition, etc.) The TDK Lambda power supply is returning the code "C01" which means "...
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How to use SCPI over RS232 with a Rigol Programmable load?

I have a Rigol DL3021 programmable load. I'd like to control it as part of an automated test setup, over SCPI from a Linux box. Their programming manual assumes you're on a Windows machine and wants ...
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Standard SCPI commands - Hantek DSO4004C Series

I own an oscilloscope from Hantek (DSO4254C). Want to write my own library for accessing the DSO in C which uses the usbtmc driver in Linux. Are there some standard IEEE488 commands which the DSO ...
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Labview cannot send command error

i'm trying to control keysight instrument. And i constructed a block diagram in Labview. It works at first, but at second time it won't even respond to *IDN? Command. Visa read block gives timeout ...
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GPIB/SCPI Error Codes

I'm using a modern NI USB-GPIB adapter with NI-MAX 19/488.2 to query an Agilent E8361A VNA with SCPI commands. Commands such as *IDN? and ...
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get the failed step name from KIKUSUI TOS9200/TOS9201

I'm using the KIKUSUI TOS9200/TOS9201 HIPOT tester, by setting a program number. If a step in the program fails, I use the MON command get the step monitor values. The information I need is in the ...
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Time taken by power supply to reach output voltage

My question is regarding programmable power supplies. If I send a SCPI command to the power supply using USB/RS-232 or some other serial communication, how do i know the time taken by the power supply ...
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For SCPI programming in python, Is it necessary to install a NI-VISA back-end if you are trying to iterface with a non-National Instruments device? [closed]

[background/context] hello, I am trying to learn to automate measurement devices using SCPI commands, but instead of using Labview I decided to go with python. I have played around with SCPI commands ...
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2x GPIB via USB Adapter

I have 2 of the normal Agilent E3646A power supplies and an Agilent GPIB/USB adapter. All 3 devices have different GPIB addresses and the two supplies are connected together with a GPIB cable. ...
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Getting Agilent USB GBIP Adapter to work with NI-Visa or R&S GBIP over USB with Agilent Visa

This Visa/IVI jungle is pretty much a desaster. Not enough that each package contains GBs or data, they also cause problems when installed in parallel (one example: https://www.mathworks.com/support/...
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Retrieving data from Agilent 34401A Digital Multimeter over the RS232 interface

I want to interface Agilent 34401A Digital Multimeter over the RS232 interface. The settings (baud rate, parity, number of start and stop bits) are set to be same on multimeter, pc (device manager) ...
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Reading an Analog Voltage Waveform with a Programmable Scope

I am trying to automate the use of a Tektronix TBS 1052B digital oscilloscope in order to get the waveform for an analog voltage signal. Or in other words, get a number of voltage measurement samples ...
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SCPI OUTput:COUPling command parameters AC|DC

In the SCPI-99 standard command reference the command 'output:coupling' is specified as taking the parameters 'AC' or 'DC'. However, this is the first time such a data type is mentioned! Should these ...
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SCPI message exchange control implementation

This is more of a software question but I figured more would be known about SCPI (IEEE 488.2) here. I am implementing a full serial (using IEEE 1174) SCPI parser on an IC device but am wondering ...