Thread: GPIB commands to read the max ratings of the DC supply


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Ajay

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GPIB commands to read the max ratings of the DC supply
Posted: Apr 18, 2012 9:41 AM
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Hi all,

I would like to know if there are a GPIB query command that would let me know the max voltage and current ratings of the following DC supplies? I searched in the manuals with no luck Your help would be highly appreciated.

E5280/E5281B, N57xx, 662xA

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Ajay
MattC


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Re: GPIB commands to read the max ratings of the DC supply
Posted: Apr 18, 2012 2:43 PM   in response to: Ajay in response to: Ajay
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Hi Ajay,

I am not familiar with the first model numbers that you mention. Can you double check them?

For the N5700 supplies, it is a standard SCPI query:
VOLT? MAX
CURR? MAX

These should return the maximum programmable values.

662xA was pre SCPI and it has a very simple programming interface. The only way you would know what the maximums are is by making a lookup table based on the model number.

Thanks.

Matt
Ajay

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Re: GPIB commands to read the max ratings of the DC supply
Posted: Apr 19, 2012 2:21 AM   in response to: MattC in response to: MattC
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for the reply.

I was not aware of these standard queries. I couldn't find it in the N5700 series user guide.(http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/5969-2917.pdf)

E5280B/E5281B are the HPSMU and MPSMU that go into E5270B measurement mainframe (http://www.home.agilent.com/sec/product.jspx?nid=-33786.536895055.00&lc=eng&cc=US).

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Ajay
MattC


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Re: GPIB commands to read the max ratings of the DC supply
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 9:22 AM   in response to: Ajay in response to: Ajay
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The part of Agilent that I work for does not own the E5280/E5281 but I do have a response from them:

"E5270B which is the mainframe of E5280B HPSMU or E5281B MPSMU doesn't have a query command for getting maximum voltage or current."

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