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vrf vrf Keithley 2701 observations

Question asked by corey.wills on Jun 8, 2004
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1400" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004>Ted,</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004>Not sure how much help I can be, but I have messed around with a 2701 and VEE.  It is part of a back burner project, so I haven't put much time into it.  Here is a rundown of my experiences:</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004>The socket/SCPI connection seems to work fairly well.  I had a few problems with the socket communication getting messed up and the 2701 would quit responding to calls on the standard port (1394).  There is a firmware upgrade from Keithley (A06) that opens a second port (2701).  A call to the unit on the second port will reset the 1394 port.</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004>VEE 6 and 7 do not show any members under the ActiveX automation server.  There are certain ActiveX objects that VEE cannot access, but I don't claim to know the details of what and why.  </SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004>VEE 7 does show the driver members if accessed through the .NET/COM Assembly References route.  I haven't had time to see if VEE 7 can actually use the .NET/COM route to drive the 2701.</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004>Corey</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=671263914-08062004></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><BLOCKQUOTE>  <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma   size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> wilfred.sears@kodak.com   [mailto:wilfred.sears@kodak.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Tuesday, June 08, 2004 9:37   AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] vrf Keithley 2701   observations<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>Greetings   all,</FONT> <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>I just tried to use VEE Pro   6.01 with the Keithley 2701 Ethernet Multimeter / Data Acquisition   Switch.</FONT> <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>Some observations:</FONT>   <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>1.        Installed   the IVI driver but can't use the Instrument Manager to create a Direct IO   object.</FONT> <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>2.          Apparently, VEE Pro has to use Socket connection objects with SCPI   commands.  </FONT> <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>3.          The ActiveX Reference Library for the Keithley 2700/2750/2701   Multimeter is listed as a Registered Automation Server.</FONT> <BR><BR><FONT   face=sans-serif size=2>        However, There are no   classes or members visible in the Function & Object Browser.</FONT>   <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>The Keithley application engineer was   able to see all the classes and members in a Visual Basic project.</FONT>   <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif size=2>Is there a problem with the VEE Pro   ActiveX Function & Object Browser?</FONT> <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif   size=2>Please share experiences.</FONT> <BR><BR><FONT face=sans-serif   size=2>Ted Sears<BR><BR><BR>Eastman Kodak<BR><BR>585-722-7632</FONT> --- You   are currently subscribed to vrf as: Corey.Wills@bnsf.com To subscribe send a   blank email to "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com". To unsubscribe send a blank   email to "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com". To send messages to this mailing   list, email "vrf@agilent.com". If you need help with the mailing list send a   message to "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</BLOCKQUOTE>---<BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: rsb@soco.agilent.com<BR>To subscribe send a blank email to "join-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To unsubscribe send a blank email to "leave-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".<BR>To send messages to this mailing list,  email "vrf@agilent.com".  <BR>If you need help with the mailing list send a message to "owner-vrf@it.lists.it.agilent.com".</BODY></HTML>  

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