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How to use Visa.au3 to control Agilent equipement via LAN?

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I am able to to use Agilent Connection Expert tool by using Interative command to turn Agilent Power Supply ON & OFF (OUTPUT ON & OUTPUT OFF), however after searching Autoit forum I haven't found any discussed about how to use Visa.au3 to control Agilent equipment via LAN interface.

Anyone can help?

 

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You need to use a LAN <--> IEEE488 equipment. That or USB <--> IEEE488 or a iEEE488 PCI card.

I've some of these, possibly for sale if you badly need one.


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Hi MVP,

I only need Autoit 's script codes, I was able to use VB to control all standard instruments before ... however, I am working with Autoit now!

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Again, HP-IB can't be connected to a LAN. So if you already own such equipment you should be able to control your instrumentation bus with Visa interface. I don't know Agilent Connection Expert; all I've used is National Instrument drivers.


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That's a UDF you don't see being discussed here that often.


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Sure enough! Only hi-end electronic measurement equipment used the bus, sometimes named IEEE488, HP-IB, GPIB, instrument bus or some other pet name. VISA is the API for the protocol used over this bus.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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Hi guy,

I have found the solution and here it is:

 TCPStartup()

 Local $ConnectedSocket = TCPConnect($Module_IPaddress, $Module_port)
 
 If $ConnectedSocket = -1 Then
      ConsoleWrite("No connected")
      Exit
 EndIf

 

TCPSend($ConnectedSocket, "OUTPUT ON" & @CRLF)
 sleep(2000);

 

TCPCloseSocket( $ConnectedSocket )
 TCPShutDown()

 

Cheers :thumbsup:

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