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Programming external CV meters using KULT

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Programming external CV meters using KULT

Post by ashish » January 27th, 2011, 10:32 am

I am trying to program the 590 to do a normal CV sweep. I do not understand how the trigger on X option works. If I send the command string "T2,0X" over the gpib does the X at the end of the string trigger the measurement sweep or does the trigger occur on the next immediate X?

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Re: Programming external CV meters using KULT

Post by Dale C » January 27th, 2011, 12:40 pm

The Model 590 was an older IEEE-488.1 unit.
It had the DDC(Device Dependent Commands) instead of SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments).
The trigger on X command is just that.
When the X is received the instrument would trigger a reading.
Normally the X is the execute character. This means when the X is received it will process all the commands in the command buffer.
In the trigger on X mode , when the X is received the instrument triggers a reading.

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Re: Programming external CV meters using KULT

Post by ashish » January 28th, 2011, 10:38 am

Thanks Dale. I am writing a long piece of code, so, it would be useful if there was a way to print things using a standard
printf statement onto a message console. Is there a way to do this?

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Re: Programming external CV meters using KULT

Post by Tom Sw » January 28th, 2011, 12:22 pm

I believe printf statements will go directly to the Message Console. If you use Start->Run and enter "msgcon" you should see the console window. Try a printf and see if it shows up there.

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