Can I determine if a Keysight Signal Generator needs to be operated in terms of a status value or the temperature that it was last performed? Also, if it is temperature based, can I monitor the temperature inside the unit via STATus?
Keysight does not have any circuitry to monitor temperature values, or even log temperatures, inside any of our signal generators. We have a trip circuit when the temperature gets too high for possible damage to the generator. The data sheet shows that it is recommended to run a new calibration if the temperature changes ±5 degrees.
An alternative solution would be to use an external temperature monitor, triggering a PC to send a SCPI command to run a Factory/User Cal when the temperature changes by 5 degrees.
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