How can I load and play scenario files on N5182B MXG via SCPI commands. The scenario files were created using N7609B Signal Studio and stored on my PC.
Hello Winnie Saha,
The easiest way to download a scenario onto your instrument is via the software GUI. First follow the connection setup and test procedures below:
Ensure the signal generator is turned off.
Connect the signal generator to the computer using one of the following methods for instrument control:
LAN Network — connect both the signal generator and the computer to an external LAN network using standard LAN cables.
One LAN cable for the PC and one for each instrument connected to a network LAN
Crossover LAN — connect the signal generator directly to the computer using a crossover LAN cable. (You will need to configure your PC.)
One LAN crossover cable for the PC
If connecting more than one instrument:
one LAN crossover cable for the PC
one LAN cable for each instrument
one LAN hub
GPIB — connect the signal generator directly to the computer using a GPIB cable.
GPIB cable between PC and signal generator.
One of the following interfaces configured using the Keysight IO Libraries:
GPIB interface card in PC
Keysight 82357A USB/GPIB interface connector for USB port
You can test the GPIB connections by using either the Connection Expert or the Interactive IO utility that comes with the Keysight IO Libraries. Refer to the Keysight IO Libraries Suite documentation for more information.
Next, test the connection
Turn on the instrument and the computer.
Start the Signal Studio software.
Establish communications between the software and the instrument by first selecting New hardware configuration in the Welcome to Keysight Signal Studio... dialog box (System Configuration Wizard) that appears.
Click OK and follow the remaining prompts. (Be prepared to enter the instrument's IP/GPIB address.)
If you are running Signal Studio on the PXB, use ”localhost” in the Hostname/IP Address field in Step 4 of the System Configuration Wizard.
If you are running Signal Studio on a PC connected to the PXB, use the PXB's address (LAN/GPIB) or hostname (LAN only)
hostname: click System > Product Information and view the Machine Name row
IP address: click System > Product Information and view the IP Address row
GPIB address: click System > GPIB
If you are running Signal Studio on a PC connected to an EXT, use the EXT's address (LAN/GPIB) or hostname (LAN only) [Some Signal Studio products do not support live connectivity to the EXT]:
hostname: press System > Show > System and view the Computer Name row
IP address: press System > Show > System and view the IP Address row
GPIB address: press System > I/O Config > GPIB
If you are running Signal Studio on a PC connected to a signal generator, refer to the following table to locate the instrument's address (LAN/GPIB) or hostname (LAN only):
EXG and MXG1
Utility > I/O Config > LAN Setup > Manual Config Settings
Utility > GPIB/RS-232 LAN > LAN Setup
EXG and MXG
Utility > I/O Config > GPIB Setup.
Utility > GPIB/RS-232 LAN > GPIB Address
1 Signal Studio accepts either the LAN address or hostname. So if you want to use the hostname, just enter the hostname into the software's Hostname/IP Address field.
After making the connection, you can view the instrument's information by selecting Hardware in the tree view.
Install the software license.
Finally, you should be able to download the waveform to your instrument using either the download button or using Control > Download.
If you're running into problems, check out the Troubleshooting section of the help file under Using the Software>Troubleshooting
If you really only need the SCPI commands, check out the programming guide for the N5182B: Programming Compatibility Guide
The product you are asking about has limited support available where it is obsolete. It's possible that this software doesn't support the N5182B. The good news is, there is a replacement available. Check out Signal Studio Software | Keysight
You may find additional help by checking out the links on this page:
Manuals for discontinued Keysight, Agilent and Hewlett-Packard test equipment
Hope this helps!
Thank You dear Mr. Falco,
actually I have already been using the MXG with the Signal Studio software. So all the steps you previously described are known to me and currently in use.
The aim of my question is that i would like to automatize my measurements, in such a way that i won't need to use the signal studio any longer. That is the reason why I am searching for a way to implement all the functionalities offered via the GUI with the help of SCPI Commands.
I have already read the programming compattibility guide scrupulously, in search of the SCPI commands that will help me to upload a presaved Scenario file on the MXG. I only found the solution for the upload of waveform files (:MEM:DATA and the related commandos to shift the waveform file from the non volatile to the volatile memory).
Please could you be of help in this case?
I think you can FTP files to the instrument.
I think the MEMM:DATA command could work for you as well. I believe it can transfer more than waveforms.
You just need to put your files in the correct directories.
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