[time-nuts] Instrument BASIC
wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org
Sat Feb 27 19:07:18 EST 2016
I looked and found many implementations of TCL.
Which one is yours, and is there any documentation about using it to
control instruments over HPIB? Some of the links I looked at suggest it
is a general purpose language.
BTW, I'm using an Ethernet to GPIB. Love it!
Thanks & 73,
wb4gcs at amsat.org
On 2/27/2016 5:01 PM, John C. Westmoreland, P.E. wrote:
> I used to be responsible for a couple of labs in the late 90's early 2000's
> where we had several of these.
> First - do you have this option installed:
> Add Agilent Instrument BASIC 1C2 ?
> We automated the VSA's using GPIB and TCL. I jumped through some hoops to
> make the TCL library
> publicly available on SourceForge - and it is still there. TCL is a basic
> like language for easy instrument
> control and worth looking at if you want this to be as easy as possible.
> I noticed there are some nifty GPIB to USB adapters available now.
> We ran 24/7 this way doing low noise analysis.
> Best Regards,
> John W.
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 8:06 AM, Magnus Danielson <
> magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:
>> Fellow time-nuts,
>> This is a little off the normal time-stuff, but I wonder if people just
>> happens to have some suitable input to give.
>> I have a couple of HP89410A/89441A and would like to see if it would be
>> nice to see what could be done using the instrument BASIC. How would I be
>> able to enable or install it?
>> Now, don't even bother to write comments about how you can do better using
>> software control from a PC with this and that tool, this is explicitly not
>> part of the question.
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