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vrf FW: How do I automate Power Range recognition on the HP 8720

Question asked by mford on Mar 3, 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></FONT> </DIV><DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=621304716-02032004>I'm trying to set different power levels from within a saved, calibrated register of an <SPAN class=409454413-03032004><FONT color=#0000ff> </FONT></SPAN>HP<FONT color=#0000ff><SPAN class=409454413-03032004><FONT color=#000000>/Agilent</FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=409454413-03032004>  </SPAN></FONT>8720D. If I set a new Power level in a different power range from the saved, I loose my calibration. This is causing me problems. </SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004></SPAN></FONT></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004></SPAN></FONT></FONT><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004>I would like to first detect the saved Power Range so I can determine if the new power level change is possible:</SPAN></FONT></FONT></DIV><OL>  <LI><FONT size=2><FONT size=+0><FONT face=Arial><SPAN   class=621304716-02032004><FONT size=2>I am using SCPI and I cannot find a   command for Power Range. PWRR? == Manual/Auto Mode. POWE?</FONT>   </SPAN></FONT></FONT><FONT face=Arial>=<SPAN class=621304716-02032004>=   Power(dBm)</SPAN></FONT></FONT>   <LI><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004>I thought I   could determine the Power Range by detecting the Power and the Mode, but the   auto ranges overlap making my decisions unstable.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></LI></OL><DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004>Has anyone found a solution for this problem.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004></SPAN></FONT></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004></SPAN></FONT></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial><SPAN class=621304716-02032004> </SPAN></FONT><FONT face="Century Gothic"><STRONG>Michael Ford</STRONG></FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Test Engineering</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Herley Farmingdale</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>425 Smith Street Farmingdale, NY 11735-1198</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>(phone) 631.630.2000 ext 268  (fax) 631.630.2066</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=2><SPAN class=621304716-02032004><FONT face="Century Gothic"><A href="mailto:Michael.Ford@Herley.com">mailto:</FONT></SPAN>Michael.Ford@Herley.com</A></FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>---<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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