HP-IB, the Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus, is the instrument-to-
instrument communication system between the synthesizer and up to
14 other instruments. Any instrument having HP-IB capability can
be interfaced to the synthesizer, including non-HP instruments that
have "GPIB," "IEEE-488," " ANSI MC1.l," or "IEC-625" capability
(these are common generic terms for HP-IB; all are electrically
equivalent although IEC-625 uses a unique connector). This portion
of the manual specifically describes interfacing the synthesizer to one
type of instrument: a computer.
The first part of this section provides general HP-IB information.
Later, the Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments
language (SCPI) is introduced, and example programs are given.
For information on programming in the Control Interface
Intermediate Language (CIIL), refer to a separate option 700 manual
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