Thanks! This tells me it is a non-SCPI compliant device, so the *OPC? command will not work. This also tells me that it may not even respond to a command to read the STB. The other thing that tells me this, of course, is that you are getting a timeout when trying to do so.
There seems to be some query commands included with the command set. See if you can implement those instead.
STB and OPC are GPIB functions. You have to use the DON? query per the manual.
You can send them via VISA? I thought they could only be reached through the GPIB palette?
I guess I was just being dumb about things.
No, VISA can read them. The main point I wanted to make is that the functions are defined by IEEE-488.
And I was being particularly dumb because I remember you saying that a couple of times and I keep forgetting!
Thanks for all your comments!
I can indeed use the MONO-?DONE command to verify if the device is done or not. But, if it is busy, it cannot display the 1/0 value in the buffer, because it is busy. Is this true? Or am I completely misunderstanding something?
I now temporarily solved the issue by estimating the waiting time based on the input parameters - it's a bit cumbersome though, and certainly not the most time-efficient solution.