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vrf Programming Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers

Question asked by VRFuser on Sep 5, 2007
Michael,

 

I noted from your examples that you have a space before the second colon.  Not sure if that’s you problem, but it may simply be a syntax issue.  Usually a space means it is going to expect data, not a command.

 

I would try :

“:FREQ:CENT?” 

“:SYSTEM:COMMUNICATE:SOCKET 10000”

Then “, “:SYST:COMM:SOCK:CONN”

 

Hope that helps,

Gary

 

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From: Michael Asbery [mailto:michael.asbery@nrl.navy.mil]
Sent: Thursday, 6 September 2007 4:49 AM
To: VRF
Cc: 'VRF'
Subject: RE: [vrf] Programming Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers

 

Andy,

 

I tried “Execute Remote”, Execute LOCK,..

 

Looking in the SCPI spec – I then tried “:SYSTEM :COMMUNICATE : SOCKET 10000; “, “:SYST :COMM :SOCK: CONN”

 

Still no luck.  If I could just get the basic handshake down…

 

M

 

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From: Street, Andy M [mailto:andy.street@tycoelectronics.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 2:32 PM
To: Michael Asbery
Subject: RE: [vrf] Programming Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers

 

Hi Mike,

 

I have no experience with Anritsu analyzers but...

 

1. Have you tried an EXECUTE REMOTE as the first instruction (Direct I/O Read/Write/Execute/Wait) - or is there a command that looks like SYST:REM.  Typically serial interfaced instruments required this or a syst:remote command to get them into remote mode.  I can recall flaky behaviour from several serial interface instruments unless they they were really in remote.  Just a thought...

 

2. Should “:FREQ :CENT?”  not be ":FREQ:CENT?" ?? - or is that just a typo...

 

Good luck

 

andy

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From: Michael Asbery [mailto:michael.asbery@nrl.navy.mil]
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 2:19 PM
To: VRF
Subject: [vrf] Programming Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers

Has anyone ever programmed an anritsu spec an in VEE?  Specifically the MT8222A.

 

I am communicating over TCPIP / VXI-11/SCPI Protocol.

 

I can get the instrument to respond to “*IDN?” but I have to put in an extra token read to get rid of a double quote as it complains.

 

I can not get the instrument to respond to any other command though.  “:FREQ :CENT?” Times out. 

 

Using the anritsu s/w  - when you connect to the instrument – it pops up an indicator “REMOTE”  I can’t make this happen.

 

Any ideas?  I’ve tried Anritsu tech support and they will get back to me….

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

 

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Michael N. Asbery                (202)404-3014, DSN 754
US Naval Research Laboratory      fax (202)404-7661
Code 5733.20                    michael.asbery@nrl.navy.mil
4555 Overlook Ave SW
Washington DC 20375                                    
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