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Reading Y axis value of marker is slow

Question asked by thesoothsayer on Aug 28, 2009
Latest reply on May 4, 2010 by tabbott
Hi all,

I have a N1996A spectrum analyzer, which I connected to my PC using a LAN cross-cable. I was just testing it on the Agilent Interactive IO program and I found that response time when reading out the Y-axis value of my marker using "CALC:MARK1:Y?" takes about 15 seconds (The default timeout is 5 seconds and I had to change it to at least 15 or it returns a timeout error). All other commands that I've tried so far seem to be almost instantaneous. For example "CALC:MARK1:X?" returns the value almost instantly.

Does anyone else face this problem, or know if there's some default value that I should change to reduce the delay? I'm planning to write a simple program to read out the Y-axis values, but I would like to make sure that the large delay doesn't actually occur there as well.