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vrf I'm a new Vee user..trying to connect to a HP34970a

Question asked by VRFuser on Apr 6, 2006
Oh yes, and since you are using RS-232, you need to send a REM command first to put the instrument in remote or it simply won't accept commands.

Jay Nemeth-Johannes
Smart Sensor Systems
720 SW 14th Street
Loveland, Colorado 80537
(970) 663-0006
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Coles, Henry [mailto:henry.coles@hp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 6:20 PM
> To: VRF
> Subject: [vrf] I'm a new Vee user..trying to connect to a HP34970a
>
> Hello Vee experts,
>
> I just got Vee 7.51 and I'm in the process of trying to write a
> "driver"
> to get 8 to 10 thermocouple temperatures with say 1 second scans from
> an HP34970a which is a multichannel recorder, I guess you could call
> it.
> Of course I can start by just getting one temperature one time.  My
> thought is that the most common device anyone would connect to would
> be the HP34970a, but that's just a guess.
>
> So far I only have an RS232 connection to the device.  I think I need
> to use Direct I/O to talk to it.  I have programming book for the
> device and have tried to send a "*IDN?" or "IDN?" to the device to see
> if I can get something back.  I got a bunch of syntax errors/etc. just
> entering the first Write line.  It does look like Vee sees the device
> on the end of the #1 RS232 port.
>
> It looks like a panel driver can only be used if I have an HPIB
> connection which I don't have and can't quite figure out the VXIplug
> and play.....so I'm down to trying the direct I/O approach.
>
> Any help appriciated.  Sorry for the newbee run around.
> Maybe there is a file or old email someone can send me to help out.
>
> Thanks very much in advance.
>
> -Henry
>
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