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vrf Instrument "NOT LIVE"

Question asked by ramarquardt on Nov 10, 2003

<font size=2 face="sans-serif">Be careful with panel drivers when trying this.</font>
<font size=2 face="sans-serif">I have a few panel drivers that return the *IDN request</font>
<font size=2 face="sans-serif">because the instrument is incapable of it itself.</font>

<font size=2 face="sans-serif">Best Regards</font>

<font size=2 face="sans-serif">...Rob</font>
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<table width=100%><tr valign=top><td><td><font size=1 face="sans-serif"><b>Gran Johnsson GJC Test & Software |gjc_testsoftware@telia.com></b></font><p><font size=1 face="sans-serif">11/10/2003 02:32 PM</font>
<font size=1 face="sans-serif">Please respond to Gran Johnsson GJC Test & Software</font>
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<font size=1 face="sans-serif">        To:        VRF |vrf@agilent.com></font>
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<font size=1 face="sans-serif">        Subject:        [vrf] RE: Instrument "NOT LIVE"</font></table>


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I don't think so. The address property returns the actual address (e.g. 714)
even if it is set to LIVE MODE OFF.
LIVE MODE status is unfortunately one missing programmable property.

My first recommendation (I submitted this earlier to the old, slow VRF
address) would be to send a message like *IDN? to the device and read the
response back. If you get an empty string back the device is in LIVE MODE
OFF.

Gran Johnsson

GJC Test & Software
Vstra Finnbodavgen 3
131 71 Nacka
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: bill.ossmann@philips.com [mailto:bill.ossmann@philips.com]
> Sent: den 10 november 2003 20:09
> To: VRF
> Subject: [vrf] RE: Instrument "NOT LIVE"
>
> Maybe the Monday mental fog is preventing me from noticing
> that this solution has been discussed, but a formula box
> containing IO.|InstrumentName>.address returns 0 if
> |InstrumentName> is Not Live. There are a number of useful
> formulae of this sort in the Function and Object Browser
> under the type "Instrument".
>
> --
> Bill Ossmann
> Philips Ultrasound
> e-mail:  bill.ossmann@philips.com
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------------
>
>
>
>
> > Sorry if this has been asked before and I missed the answer, but is
> > there
> a
> > way to determine if an instrument is set as "NOT LIVE" in the
> > instrument
> manager?
>
> Others have mentioned the veeio file.  Coming from another
> angle, since the VEE Classic id language has been mentioned
> lately, the LIVEMODE keyword can be used in the .id language
> file to determine if the driver is running in live mode.
>
> Les Hammer
> Partner
> Complete Test
> 720 SW 14th St.
> Loveland, CO.  80537
> Les.Hammer@CompleteTest.com
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