[time-nuts] Instrument BASIC
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Feb 27 18:17:56 EST 2016
On 02/27/2016 11:01 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 ?
Unfortunatly not. The trick question is if there is any chance of enable
or install it.
> 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've worked with TCL and have tried to avoid it in this millennium.
Could be interesting to look at never the less.
> I noticed there are some nifty GPIB to USB adapters available now.
> We ran 24/7 this way doing low noise analysis.
Indeed. That is one of many uses.
> 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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