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2304A SCPI multiple query syntax broken

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2304A SCPI multiple query syntax broken

Post by pigrew » November 9th, 2016, 11:49 am


I'm using a 2304A with firmware A02.

I'm having trouble performing multiple queries using one GPIB command. If I send the command, and read a reply too quickly, it will only return the first response.

For example, if I send "OUTP?;:VOLT?;:CURR:LIMIT?", I often will get the reply "0\n". If I add a delay between the write and read, then I'll get all three responses together (as expected), like ""0;0.000000E+00;2.500000E-01\n".

It looks like I have to only send one command at a time?

Would this be fixed in a later firmware release? If so, is it possible to update the ROM with a ROM programmer or are other hardware changes needed?


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Re: 2304A SCPI multiple query syntax broken

Post by Andrea C » November 10th, 2016, 1:52 pm

As a work around, try using the *OPC to hold off the GPIB read until all pending commands are complete:

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