I am using labview 7.0. I need to implement the driver for SR844 which has a serial port instead of GPIB. I want to use the DATA STORAGE EXAMPLE in the driver for SR830 (http://sine.ni.com/apps/utf8/niid_web_display.download_page?p_id_guid=E3B19B3E93F3659CE034080020E748...). I checked the commands sent into the program and they are similar. Can I use this program on SR844 directly?
Have you managed to test the instrument driver for SR844 with the serial port? While the driver is written for GPIB, the underlying driver is using NI-VISA driver which should allow you to send messages to instrument despite difference interface between GPIB and Serial.
In regards to using example written for SR830 to send to SR844, the example may work as long as the commands in SR830 is available under SR844.
Hope that this helps.
I was wondering if the sr830 drivers worked for your sr844? I am in the same predicament.
I will also be using the GPIB interface to control the device using labview. Do you have any VI's for it that you could share with me? Or if you have any tips that may prove valuable when trying to code for this device it would be greatly appreciated. Any LabVIEW VIs that you may have for it would give me a great place to start.
Attached are the Vis necessary for controlling the SR830, SR844, and SR850; the program detects which one is connected. Be sure you set the GPIB address correctly. The LabVIEW version is 8.2. If you convert to a higher version some of the indicators/controls turn black for some reason. Use the "paintbrush" tool to change them back into white.
These are pretty old files and could use some updating, I just have not gotten around to it.
If you do use these VIs I ask that you let me know if you find any bugs with them.
PS I have never uploaded any files to ni.com; please let me know if they did not upload correctly.
I do not know whether you are using the VIs I sent earlier, but I have had a chance to rewrite them in LabVIEW 2011.
Although, I am not much of a LabVIEW programmer, the new version is much better written than before. It should use less resources and the UI should be a little more "snappy." Also it should be easier to debug and add features.
It can be downconverted to earlier versions, but the UI looks strange when doing so; probably because I used the new silver controls. Also some features specific to version 2011 will need to be changed manually.
Thank you for sharing your work. Is there any chance that you would upload your last version of the program for Labview 2010?
Attached is a 2010 version. It should work, but ... , it will look rather ugly. All of the button, indicators got converted into a weird amalgam of shapes and indicators. If you are going to use it alot, I suggest changing some of the buttons so it does not hurt your eyes.