What is the process to capture a trace image to the floppy disk on the Agilent 8712ES/ET and 8714ES/ET Vector Network Analyzers?
The 8712ES/ET and 8714ES/ET Vector Network Analyzers support HPGL, PCX, PCL5, and GIF image saves via the floppy drive. The following steps outline the process:
- Select the HARDCOPY (hard key – HK)
- Choose the Select Copy Port (soft key – SK)
- Utilizing either the RPG knob or the ▲▼ (step up / step down) keys highlight one of the following selections:
|Device Type||Language||Hardcopy Port|
|File||HPGL||Internal 3.5" Disk|
|File||PCX||Internal 3.5" Disk|
|File||PCL5||Internal 3.5" Disk|
|File||GIF||Internal 3.5" Disk|
- After highlighting the appropriate item, choose Select (SK) to finalize the entry.
- Insert a formatted 3.5" Floppy disk into the 8712 / 8714 analyzer.
- Press Save/Recall (HK) - Select Disk (SK) - Internal 3.5" Disk (SK)
- Press HardCopy (HK) - Start (SK)
- The analyzer will indicate "Cataloging Disk.." on the front panel
- A graphics file with the appropriate extension (hgl, pcx, pc5, or pcx) will be saved on the floppy diskette. File names are auto-generated.
Each file type has specific application compatibility capabilities. For example:
pcx and gif files are binary files which are typically viewable within many desktop publishing applications.
hpgl / hgl file types consist of an ASCII vector mapping code set which require a filter to be viewed as an image.
The 8712ES/ET and 8714ES/ET support remote (i.e. non-disk media) image acquisition via the following additional mechanisms: www.agilent.com/find/iosuite
- LAN and the built-in web server;
- LAN, built-in TELNET and ftp capability;
- LAN, the Agilent I/O Libraries, and Agilent Intuilink VNA
- GPIB, the Agilent I/O Libraries, and Agilent Intuilink VNA
Additional details surrounding these remote alternatives can be reviewed under the related links area.