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Labview program for 2651A

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Labview program for 2651A

Post by yiqieke » October 13th, 2011, 12:50 pm

I just got one 2651A sourcemeter in hand and I tried to use the Labview to make a program which can perform current source to measure the voltage .
I downloaded a 2600 series labview driver from Keithley website and I bought a kusb-488b to connect the 2615A to the computer.
Here are my questions:
1) Can I use the 2600 series labview driver for controlling 2651A?
2) I got some experience from 2400 series programming by using labview driver from keithely. Are these two devices similar? so I can just follow the way to make programming..
3) Any other better or easier way to make program for 2651A?

Thanks much! :?:

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Re: Labview program for 2651A

Post by Dale C » October 14th, 2011, 5:35 am

1. Yes. You can use the 2600A Labview driver for the 2651A. They are basically the same except for the current and voltage ranges.
Here is a link to the native Labview driver on the KI web site.
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=55830
2. The devices are similar in nature but different in operation. The Model 2400 SCPI command codes are very much different than the 2600A ICL command codes.
3. Depends what you want to do. The internal "TSP Express" program of the 2651A is very useful for controlling, sweeping, sourcing., measuring, displaying tabular data, graphing and storing data. However, it can only be accessed using Ethernet. If this is not for you then use the Labview drivers to build your own custom program to control the 2651A.

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Re: Labview program for 2651A

Post by yiqieke » October 14th, 2011, 8:35 am

Thanks much!

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Re: Labview program for 2651A

Post by yiqieke » October 14th, 2011, 11:02 am

Dale C wrote:1. Yes. You can use the 2600A Labview driver for the 2651A. They are basically the same except for the current and voltage ranges.
Here is a link to the native Labview driver on the KI web site.
http://www.keithley.com/support/data?asset=55830
2. The devices are similar in nature but different in operation. The Model 2400 SCPI command codes are very much different than the 2600A ICL command codes.
3. Depends what you want to do. The internal "TSP Express" program of the 2651A is very useful for controlling, sweeping, sourcing., measuring, displaying tabular data, graphing and storing data. However, it can only be accessed using Ethernet. If this is not for you then use the Labview drivers to build your own custom program to control the 2651A.

I got one question about 2600 labview program. Different from 2400 labview driver, the 2600 labview drivers have something like channel A or channel B. Is this function for the multiple device (e.g two 2651A connected together)? Since I only need one 2651a , do I still have to use two channels...

Thanks!

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Re: Labview program for 2651A

Post by Nathan S » October 14th, 2011, 2:08 pm

The channel A or B is just for 2 channel instruments like the 2602A, 2612A, or 2636A. The single channel units will always use SMU A or channel A in the commands.

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Re: Labview program for 2651A

Post by yiqieke » October 19th, 2011, 9:27 am

Thanks again. I uploaded my own labview program for 2651A. I want to source current and measure the voltage by using 4 wire method.
What I installed in my computer are:
Software
Labview 2010 full version
Keithley kusb 488b driver
IVI Driver for Series 2600A System SourceMeters (KE26XXA IVI-COM Driver v1.2.2.0)
Keithley I/O Layer version C04
Keithley Series 2600 and 2600A Native LabVIEW 8.0 Instrument Driver version 2.3.0
Keithley Series 2600 and 2600A Native LabVIEW 2009 Instrument Driver version 2.3.0
Hardware
Kusb 488b gpib
2651A
dell computer with 64 bit operating system

The GPIB address is 26. I'm not sure the way I put the address is right or not.

Thank!

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Re: Labview program for 2651A

Post by yiqieke » October 20th, 2011, 7:16 am

Here is the program.
Thanks!
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