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vrf Screen Capture for Spectrum Analyzers HP 856X & HP 859X

Question asked by warren.pickles on Apr 6, 2004
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40" xmlns:o = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:st1 = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=US-ASCII"><META content=Word.Document name=ProgId><META content="MSHTML 5.50.4522.1800" name=GENERATOR><META content="Microsoft Word 10" name=Originator><LINK href="cid:filelist.xml@01C41AEA.01BF24F0" rel=File-List><o:SmartTagType name="country-region" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:SmartTagType><o:SmartTagType name="place" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:SmartTagType><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings>  <o:DoNotRelyOnCSS/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument>  <w:SpellingState>Clean</w:SpellingState>  <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState>  <w:DocumentKind>DocumentEmail</w:DocumentKind>  <w:HyphenationZone>14</w:HyphenationZone>  <w:EnvelopeVis/>  <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><STYLE>st1:* {     BEHAVIOR: url(#default#ieooui)}</STYLE><![endif]--><STYLE>@page Section1 {size: 595.3pt 841.9pt; margin: 70.85pt 2.0cm 2.0cm 2.0cm; mso-header-margin: 35.4pt; mso-footer-margin: 35.4pt; mso-paper-source: 0; }P.MsoNormal {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"; mso-style-parent: ""; mso-pagination: widow-orphan; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"}LI.MsoNormal {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"; mso-style-parent: ""; mso-pagination: widow-orphan; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"}DIV.MsoNormal {     FONT-SIZE: 12pt; MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Times New Roman"; mso-style-parent: ""; mso-pagination: widow-orphan; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"}A:link {     COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single}SPAN.MsoHyperlink {     COLOR: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single}A:visited {     COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single}SPAN.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {     COLOR: purple; TEXT-DECORATION: underline; text-underline: single}SPAN.StileMessaggioDiPostaElettronica17 {     COLOR: windowtext; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-style-type: personal-compose; mso-style-noshow: yes; mso-ansi-font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt; mso-ascii-font-family: Arial; mso-hansi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial}SPAN.GramE {     mso-style-name: ""; mso-gram-e: yes}DIV.Section1 {     page: Section1}</STYLE><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */  table.MsoNormalTable     {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale";     mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;     mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;     mso-style-noshow:yes;     mso-style-parent:"";     mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;     mso-para-margin:0cm;     mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;     mso-pagination:widow-orphan;     font-size:10.0pt;     font-family:"Times New Roman";}</style><![endif]--></HEAD><BODY lang=IT style="tab-interval: 35.4pt" vLink=purple link=blue><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Daniele,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Try the PLOT command.  According to the HP 8590 E-Series and L-Series Programmer’s Guide, the PLOT command i<SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>nitiates a plotter output of the screen data to the remote interface.</FONT></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004>Here's an extract from the Programmer’s Guide:</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004></SPAN></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004>"The PLOT command transfers the trace data, graticule, and annotation of the spectrum<BR>analyzer screen to a plotter via the spectrum analyzer interface (softkey labels excluded). The<BR>data is transferred in ASCII, HPGL format.<BR>When using the PLOT command, the scaling points (Plx, Ply; P2x, P2y) can be specified.<BR>These scaling points specify the (x,y) coordinates, which determine the size of the plot.<BR>(Plx,Ply) refers to the lower-left plotter coordinates. (P2x,P2y) refers to the upper-right<BR>plotter coordinates."<BR></SPAN></FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004>You will then need to find a utility that can convert HPGL to something that windows can display.</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004>Hope that helps.</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004>Regards,</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004>Warren</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004></SPAN></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=531465908-06042004><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=531465908-06042004></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><BR></FONT></SPAN><FONT face=Tahoma size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Daniele Carnevale [mailto:d.carnevale@dmtonline.com]<BR><B>Sent:</B> 05 April 2004 07:43<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] Screen Capture for Spectrum Analyzers HP 856X & HP 859X<BR><BR></DIV></FONT><BLOCKQUOTE>  <DIV class=Section1>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Hi   VRF,<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN   style="mso-tab-count: 1">              </SPAN></SPAN></FONT><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN lang=EN-GB   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">the   question I’m gonna ask you could look really silly but I’m quite new to the   Test&Measures world, so I hope you’ll excuse   me.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN lang=EN-GB   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">Can I   capture the screen in a standard format (like PCX or something similar) via   the Direct I/O for the Spectrum Analyzers in the   subject?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN lang=EN-GB   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB">And, if   there’s no a way to do that, how can I collect the screen information (the   spectrum shape) and compile an excel sheet (with the Xs and the   Ys)?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>  <P class=MsoNormal><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN lang=EN-GB   style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; 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