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How to convert a string to 488.2 Binary Block

Question asked by jswegman on Apr 7, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 13, 2011 by hognala

I've scoured the internet for hours trying to figure this out, and I keep seem to find an answer.  According the SCPI reference manual, you can specify a file name via MMEM:DOWN:FNAM, and then write to that file using the command MMEM:DOWN:DATA <binary_block>.  The example given in the manual is #15Hello.  My question is, how is the number 15 calculated?  How about some other examples, such as the following:

Data Type:"short"