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URGENT: Real-time Data Acquisition using 6485 on EXCELinx

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ak47raj
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URGENT: Real-time Data Acquisition using 6485 on EXCELinx

Post by ak47raj » May 22nd, 2015, 3:18 am

I have a 6485 -, and we want to record time variation of current (expected to be some hundred femto-amps, 1E-15 A) over few minutes.

I am new to SCPI, but I found the EXCELinx quite useful. I have two things to ask:

1. Is there a good short manual to help understand various parameters used in EXCELinx sheets? I see the Help menu, but I would like to read in detail.

2. On setting the trigger time parameters (for example to read 10 times at interval of 0.1s each) I notice that the data is output at the end when the device has stopped reading. Is there a way to do it in real-time..? I would like to set it for 5 minutes and see the plot in excel change over that time, while the device reads the current.


Urgent query. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: URGENT: Real-time Data Acquisition using 6485 on EXCELin

Post by Dale C » May 22nd, 2015, 5:41 am

1. There is no instruction manual for Excelinx-2A. there is however a short video about Excelinx-1A. It is for the 2700 series not the 6485 series.
But it is similar. It might help.
Here is the link on the KI site.
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=13550

2. That is the way Excelinx works. It wait until all the data is taken then shows it and the end.

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Re: URGENT: Real-time Data Acquisition using 6485 on EXCELin

Post by ak47raj » May 22nd, 2015, 6:14 am

Thanks Dale C :)

So no way to do what I want in Excelinx?
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Re: URGENT: Real-time Data Acquisition using 6485 on EXCELin

Post by Dale C » May 22nd, 2015, 6:47 am

Unfortunately, Yes.
Excelinx-2A does not update in real time.

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Re: URGENT: Real-time Data Acquisition using 6485 on EXCELin

Post by ak47raj » May 22nd, 2015, 8:17 am

Thanks.
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