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Talk to DSO3152A using RS-232 and C

Question asked by haglis on Aug 14, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2009 by dnt

We have just got and installed a N2861A communications module for our DSO3152A scope.

I am writing some applications for this in C# and just have a couple of questions that I am hoping you guys can answer.

I have used the Agilent Interactive IO utility which obviously accesses the scope easily thru the RS-232 port.

I want to be able to communicate in the same way using C# in my application. I am  not trying to do anything complicated, just establish as session, isssure a few commands and queries and store the data.

Do I have to use Visa in order to access the port or can I access it as any normal RS-232 port ? I cannot accesss it using Procomm PLus etc.

I would prefer not to have to go and learn all about Visa if possible as I am short on time, as everyone usually is.

Does anyone have any sample coding for access to RS-232 in C# ?

Any help or advice you can give would be much appreciated.

Thanks, George.