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N9030A Remote programming of Data Export.

Question asked by TWe on Aug 13, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2012 by tabbott
Hello forum,

We need to take the Spectrum Analysis (single)  trace data from an N9030A and compare the spurious around a CW- or DSSS carrier with a pre-calculated mask (Python/numpy).  With the Save => Data (Export) => Save As.. buttons, we get all the data we need, however I can't for the life of me find how to do the same using SCPI.

In the Users's and Programming Reference manual of the N9030A it says:
*No SCPI command directly controls the Data Type that this key controls. The*
*Data Type is included in the MMEM:STORe commands.*

When I try to use DATA type for storage I get:
In [20]: pxa.write(":MMEM:STOR:DATA 'mydata.csv' ")

In [21]: pxa.ask(":SYST:ERR?")
Out[21]: '-113,"Undefined header;MMEM:STOR:DATA"'

Can anyone please explain how I can get trace data, preferably in ascii format using remote programming anyway?
Thank you.


Edited by: on Aug 13, 2012 2:50 AM
Added instrument type to subject line