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Agilent N1914A interface to VxWorks

Question asked by elmagnifico on Apr 3, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2013 by connectivity
I have a need to do some simple power measurement tasks with an Agilent N1914A power meter so that the information is returned to a program running within the VxWorks environment.  Because of this, it seems that the IVI drivers would not be available.  Therefore, I am looking for information on how to programmatically control Agilent power meters from C++ code by using low level commands over ethernet.

I would have thought it would be as simple as connecting a socket to the device, sending SCPI commands, and reading responses.  But I cannot find information anywhere about whether the devices talk on TCP or UDP, or which port they will communicate on.  It seems that most people want to abstract this information away by using the drivers, but it seems I won't be able to do so.

What options do I have?