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Visual Basic for Excel, Simple Example Program to Control Instruments

Question asked by tomc on Sep 18, 2012
Watch how a simple Visual Basic for Excel program is used to send a *IDN? and retrieve the response. In addition a subroutine and button is added to reset the instrument. An Agilent 34411A Digital Multimeter is used as it has USB, LAN and a GPIB interface. It is easy to switch instruments by using the VISA address. You can down load the Agilent Connection Expert for free from the

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