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vrf Agilent 87050A-H08 Multi-Port Test Set GPIB communication

Question asked by michael.gunderson on Sep 20, 2005
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2005 by michael.gunderson
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Agilent 87050A-H08 Multi-Port Test Set GPIB communication</TITLE><META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=us-ascii"><META content="MSHTML 6.00.2800.1505" name=GENERATOR></HEAD><BODY><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Alon,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>I have a 87050A 12 port, and I have been writing programs for it with the GPIB. The commands are simple. I hope this works for you!</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>I use the commands below and also I use all lower case in a direct I/O.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>"refl_01"</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>or </FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>"tran_02"</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Arial><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=2><SPAN class=478232919-21092005>The numbers have to be 01,02,03 ect. and you have to use lower case and an underscore and refl and tran cannot be the same port or you might get an error.</SPAN> <SPAN class=478232919-21092005>Also turn off EOI in the advanced settings for the instrument when using direct I/O. These switches do not like end of line commands.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Let me know if this works for you. Your other option would be to use a parallel port control from the analyzer to the switch and you would control the switch from the GPIB to the analyzer.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><SPAN class=478232919-21092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Mike Gunderson</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BR><DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader lang=en-us dir=ltr align=left><HR tabIndex=-1><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> DUNSMORE,JOEL (A-Sonoma,ex1) [mailto:joel_dunsmore@agilent.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:02 PM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] Agilent 87050A-H08 Multi-Port Test Set GPIB communication<BR></FONT><BR></DIV><DIV></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT> </DIV><SPAN class=085185918-21092005></SPAN><FONT face=Arial><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=2>I've <SPAN class=085185918-21092005>received</SPAN> several bounce messages saying that the file name 87050A.H08.pdf looks like a virus, so I changed the first "." to a "_"<SPAN class=085185918-21092005></SPAN></FONT></FONT></FONT><BR><DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader lang=en-us dir=ltr align=left><HR tabIndex=-1><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> DUNSMORE,JOEL (A-Sonoma,ex1) [mailto:joel_dunsmore@agilent.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, September 21, 2005 10:45 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] Agilent 87050A-H08 Multi-Port Test Set GPIB communication<BR></FONT><BR></DIV><DIV></DIV><DIV dir=ltr align=left><FONT color=#0000ff size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=954514117-21092005></SPAN><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=2>Hi Alon, Warren,</FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT size=+0><FONT size=2><SPAN class=954514117-21092005></SPAN></FONT></FONT><SPAN class=954514117-21092005></SPAN><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=2> <SPAN class=954514117-21092005> I tried to send this directly to Alon, but for some reason the mail bounced.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=2><SPAN class=954514117-21092005><SPAN class=719334817-20092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff><FONT size=2><SPAN class=954514117-21092005><SPAN class=719334817-20092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>The H08 number indicates it's a special product.  It is definitely NOT SCPI, nor is it 488.2 compliant.  Nor does it understand letters.  This product was designed "back in the day" when we used a very simple processor in the test set to set some very simple states.  I've attahced a copy of the manual, and in it I found that the commands consist of only 16 different numbers.  These map to some even older TTL output bits that we used to have on 8753 analyzers.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><DIV><SPAN class=719334817-20092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Look at page 3-7.</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=719334817-20092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2></FONT></SPAN> </DIV><DIV><SPAN class=719334817-20092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Hope this helps,</FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV><SPAN class=719334817-20092005><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff size=2>Joel</FONT></SPAN></DIV><BR></SPAN></FONT></FONT></DIV><DIV><BR></DIV><DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader lang=en-us dir=ltr align=left><HR tabIndex=-1><FONT face=Tahoma size=2><B>From:</B> Pickles, Warren [mailto:Warren.Pickles@tycoelectronics.com] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, September 21, 2005 12:36 AM<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> RE: [vrf] Agilent 87050A-H08 Multi-Port Test Set GPIB communication<BR></FONT><BR></DIV><DIV></DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=703473207-21092005>Alon,</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=703473207-21092005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=703473207-21092005>Attached is an extract of a program that works for me.  I wrote it four years ago and I can't really remember how it works - but it does.</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=703473207-21092005></SPAN></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=703473207-21092005>Regards,</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><SPAN class=703473207-21092005>Warren</SPAN></FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2></FONT> </DIV><DIV><FONT color=#0000ff size=2></FONT> </DIV><BLOCKQUOTE>  <DIV class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr align=left><FONT face=Tahoma   size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Alon Ashton   [mailto:alonas@rit.co.il]<BR><B>Sent:</B> 19 September 2005   10:07<BR><B>To:</B> VRF<BR><B>Subject:</B> [vrf] Agilent 87050A-H08 Multi-Port   Test Set GPIB communication<BR><BR></FONT></DIV><BR>  <P align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>Hi All</FONT></P>  <P align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>I have a problem</FONT>   <FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>controlling</FONT><FONT face=Arial   color=#000000 size=2></FONT> <FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>Agilent   87050A-H08 Multi-</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>P</FONT><FONT   face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>ort Test Set</FONT> <FONT face=Arial   color=#000000 size=2>through</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>   GPIB.</FONT></P>  <P align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>It seems that the</FONT>   <FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>Multi-</FONT><FONT face=Arial   color=#000000 size=2>Port</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2> doesn’t   response at all.</FONT><B></B><B></B></P>  <P align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>D</FONT><FONT face=Arial   color=#000000 size=2>oes</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2> anyone   have a program that control</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000   size=2>s</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2> this Multi-</FONT><FONT   face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>Port</FONT><FONT face=Arial color=#000000   size=2>?</FONT></P><BR>  <P align=left></P>  <P align=left><FONT face=Arial color=#000000 size=2>Thanks and All The   Best</FONT></P>  <P align=left><B><I><FONT face="Book Antiqua" color=#000080 size=4>Alon   Ashton</FONT></I></B></P><BR><BR>--- <BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf   as: Warren.Pickles@tycoelectronics.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". <BR>Search the "unofficial   vrf archive" at "www.oswegosw.com/vrf_archive/". </BLOCKQUOTE><BR>--- <BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: joel_dunsmore@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". <BR>Search the "unofficial vrf archive" at "www.oswegosw.com/vrf_archive/". <BR>--- <BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: joel_dunsmore@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". <BR>Search the "unofficial vrf archive" at "www.oswegosw.com/vrf_archive/". <BR>--- <BR>You are currently subscribed to vrf as: Michael.Gunderson@adc.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". <BR>Search the "unofficial vrf archive" at "www.oswegosw.com/vrf_archive/". <BR>---<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".<BR>Search the "unofficial vrf archive" at "www.oswegosw.com/vrf_archive/".</BODY></HTML>  

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