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VEE Pro: Why can't I talk to an instrument at GPIB address 21?
The reason is that each device on the GPIB has to have a unique address, including the computer's GPIB card.

FAQ 2010-09-09

How Do I Access the A32 Memory Space of VXI Through an E1406A?
Situation: The E1406A cannot access the A32 memory space of VXI. It is also limited, as permitted by the VXI specification, to only accessing the 0x200000 to 0xDFFFFF portion of A24 space.

FAQ 2005-08-23

How do I address VXI modules when using the E1406A Command Module?
Scenario: I do not understand how to address the VXI cards in my system. To address VXI cards in a system that is using a E1406A as the slot 0 controller, GPIB address must be specified with secondary addresses.

FAQ 2004-08-09

Why can I set the E8404A current and power limits?
By default, the Enhanced Monitor provides current and power limit warnings only when the power supply is exceeding its capacity.

FAQ 2002-09-17

Why can't I turn off the E840x mainframe?
A feature of the Enhanced Monitor mainframe is that it can be prevented from being turned off.

FAQ 2002-09-17

What is the purpose of the RS-232 port on the back of the Agilent E8404A Mainframe?
The RS-232 port on the Enhanced Monitor is primarily a debug port, designed for use with a terminal.

FAQ 2002-09-17

Can the Terminal Emulator that comes with Windows 3.X or Windows 95 be used to control a VXI command module?
Refer to "Controlling the VXI Command Module".

FAQ 2002-08-26

How do you debug GPIB VXI SCPI programs?
Every time a program is written to control a VXI SCPI language instrument a debugging phase occurs. Although this seems inevitable, no instrument manual or programing manual ever has a section on how to do debugging.

FAQ 2002-08-26

Why Doesn't Agilent Support VXI Register-Based Instruments with an NI GPIB-VXI Interface?

FAQ 2002-06-27

Sending a String within a String to a SCPI Instrument

FAQ 2002-06-27

E1301: Synchronizin Two Systems Using BANC-350

FAQ 2002-06-27