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Agilent 11896A

I have been trying to locate the LabVIEW driver for the Agilent 11896A. I
have contacted both Agilent and National Instruments regarding drivers but
with no luck. If someone out there has the driver and know where I can get
it, please let me know.

Thanks.

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Shan Pin Koh
OakRiver Technology - www.OakRiverTechnology.com
(651) 770-8710 ext. 18
(651) 770-8724 fax
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I'm just updating this message with the fact that I found a solution already. Thanks.
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Hi there,

 

I am glad you found the solutions. I am in need of its driver, too. Could you please provide me with the driver URL?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Wish you luck!

 

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It's not likely you'll get an answer from a 14 year old thread. You'll probably have to write the code yourself.
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Hello Dennis

 

Thanks a lot, I did not notice of the date 🙂 so funny man!

 

BTW, the only thing I may ask you and have hope for your helos is that I am reading this:

 

http://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/11896-90011.pdf

 

if you go to page 69, there are some scripts written and mentioned to use Agilent 11896A. This is new to me and I have never worked or seen these kind of stuff. Can you please gimme a hint how I can model my polarization controller in labVIEW as a box? (like other Laser, Kiethly device etc.)?

 

Your comments are much appreciated

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The examples are all using HP Basic so you ignore the input and output keywords and just use VISA Reads and Writes to get days and to send the commands. The main instrument driver page has information on how to write your own driver - http://www.ni.com/downloads/instrument-drivers/

You might also want to look at the block diagrams of existing drivers and search for gpib tutorials.
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@hamed.alavirad wrote:

Hello Dennis

 

Thanks a lot, I did not notice of the date 🙂 so funny man!

 

BTW, the only thing I may ask you and have hope for your helos is that I am reading this:

 

http://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/11896-90011.pdf

 

if you go to page 69, there are some scripts written and mentioned to use Agilent 11896A. This is new to me and I have never worked or seen these kind of stuff. Can you please gimme a hint how I can model my polarization controller in labVIEW as a box? (like other Laser, Kiethly device etc.)?

 

Your comments are much appreciated


First the controller appears to be IEEE-488.2 compliant.  This is good news!  but only if you are familliar with SCPI multi-line message format and Instrument driver techknolegy.

 

If you are not-  The Driver Development guidelines for VISA Plug-n-Play Project style Dennis linked are mandatory reading!  Feel free to reach out to your local NE Rep and any Alliance partners near you for explainations (heck, go so far as seeing if anyone at your local LabVIEW User's Group will present a lecture on the topic)

 

There is an instrument driver project template.  Start there!  Learning best practices by standing on the shoulders of those who made all the mistakes before and learned painfully how to do it better just makes a lot of sense!

 

SCPI MLMF syntax is easy to learn from just about any modern Agilent / HP / Keysight programmers manual.

 

 


"Should be" isn't "Is" -Jay
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