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Remote current measurement using 34405A DMM

Question asked by nash on Jul 26, 2012
I am using Agilent 34405A digital multimeter to remotely measure current consumption by my hardware. Goal is  to automate the current reading of hardware using DMM. I am planning to use VISA, with Visual C.
I am thinking of implementing following logic to achieve this:
1. Set to measure current.
2. Take 500 sample of current
3. Calculate the average of 500 samples obtained in previous steps.
4. Read the average value.

These are the commands being used:
CONF;CURR:DC 10,.01
INIT
TRIG:COUN 500         //   make 5 measurements        

TRIG:SOUR IMM

READ? 


Is it correct or do I need to use MEAS:CURR:AVER 500? Need suggestion to improve this.

Regards,
Nash  

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