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Get the binary data from the VISA output

Question asked by yimi on Feb 27, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2014 by daras
I am using Labview to control the Network Analyzer E5072A. I want to get the binary data from the VISA output, not the default string format. In this case, I guess the speed will be faster since we get the machine language directly so that the CPU does not need to convert Binary to String.
I followed the instruction from the E5072A help: in Reading Data in Binary Format , it indicates to add the command ":FORM:DATA REAL". I added it, but what I got was not binary values, but a string of "#6000128À ¢?L¥øÀFRháÙ“¸À ‚7FXwÆÀelÍ=Õ‰ À ýå»Ó“ @NûøÕ¨ »À r· U ÀP§% NÀ ÏŽ Ôá¯@e ÂÊæ° À 86î HŠ@EyTÜ uÀ ¢É½¿œÃÀU (K À Cs ù@b±‡Sbµ—", then Hex display, I only got the Hex Format of those string characters, not the binary value I wanted.
Thank you for your help!  

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