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RE3: vrf Serial numbers

Question asked by rsb on Jan 10, 2006
Stan Bischof (Richard S) <> wrote:
> Kathy Wright <> wrote:
> > 
> >   
> >   I don't think any of the 66xx series responds to the IDN , (and they're
> not
> > SCPI compatible either).
> quick perusal of the ITG driver from shows that this
> is correct. This instrument predates SCPI. It should respond to "ID?"
> ( as opposed to "*IDN?" ), but that doesn't appear to read back
> the serial number. Instruments of this vintage did not often
> give out info like that.

I stand corrected. While this is true of the 66xx series, going back to
the original query shows that the user wanted a 66332, which is a much
newer and different supply than the 66xx. The 663xx appears to be
fully SCPI, so the *IDN? _should_ work. And interestingly the 663xx series
appear to have compatibility mode so that it will respond _also_
to the same commands as the older 66xx.

sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

In any case the full programming manuals for these are available
on Agilent's external web (, should you need
to research more details.


Stan Bischof  Agilent Technologies  707-577-3994

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