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HP 54501A Programming Reference Manual

HP 54501A Programming Reference Manual (386 pages)

Digitizing Oscilloscope  
Brand: HP | Category: Test Equipment | Size: 8.73 MB
Table of contents
Introduction To Programming An Oscilloscope19................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction19................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
Programming Syntax20................................................................................................................................................................
Talking To The Instrument20................................................................................................................................................................
Addressing The Instrument21................................................................................................................................................................
Program Message Syntax22................................................................................................................................................................
Separator23................................................................................................................................................................
Command Syntax23................................................................................................................................................................
Query Command25................................................................................................................................................................
Program Header Options26................................................................................................................................................................
Program Data26................................................................................................................................................................
Program Message Terminator27................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting Multiple Subsystems28................................................................................................................................................................
Summary28................................................................................................................................................................
Programming An Oscilloscope29................................................................................................................................................................
Initialization29................................................................................................................................................................
Autoscale30................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Instrument30................................................................................................................................................................
Receiving Information From The Instrument31................................................................................................................................................................
Response Header Options32................................................................................................................................................................
Response Data Formats33................................................................................................................................................................
String Variables34................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Variables35................................................................................................................................................................
Digitize Command38................................................................................................................................................................
Interface Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Interface Capabilities40................................................................................................................................................................
Addressing40................................................................................................................................................................
Remote, Local41................................................................................................................................................................
Local Lockout41................................................................................................................................................................
Commands42................................................................................................................................................................
Device Clear42................................................................................................................................................................
Group Execute Trigger42................................................................................................................................................................
(get)42................................................................................................................................................................
Interface Clear42................................................................................................................................................................
(ifc)42................................................................................................................................................................
Status Annunciators42................................................................................................................................................................
Message Communication And System Functions43................................................................................................................................................................
Protocols43................................................................................................................................................................
Functional Elements43................................................................................................................................................................
Protocol Overview44................................................................................................................................................................
Protocol Exceptions45................................................................................................................................................................
Syntax Syntax47................................................................................................................................................................
Diagrams47................................................................................................................................................................
Device Listening Syntax50................................................................................................................................................................
Device Talking63................................................................................................................................................................
Status Reporting70................................................................................................................................................................
Bit Definitions72................................................................................................................................................................
Poll72................................................................................................................................................................
Hp-ib74................................................................................................................................................................
Devices78................................................................................................................................................................
Poll Responses78................................................................................................................................................................
Conducting79................................................................................................................................................................
Disabling Parallel Poll79................................................................................................................................................................
Responses79................................................................................................................................................................
Hp-ib Commands79................................................................................................................................................................
Programming And Documentation Conventions81................................................................................................................................................................
Truncation Rules81................................................................................................................................................................
The Command Tree84................................................................................................................................................................
Command Types84................................................................................................................................................................
Tree Traversal Rules85................................................................................................................................................................
Examples85................................................................................................................................................................
Infinity Representation86................................................................................................................................................................
Sequential And Overlapped Commands87................................................................................................................................................................
Response87................................................................................................................................................................
Notation Conventions And Definitions87................................................................................................................................................................
Generation87................................................................................................................................................................
Syntax Diagrams88................................................................................................................................................................
Command Structure89................................................................................................................................................................
Common Commands89................................................................................................................................................................
Root Level Commands89................................................................................................................................................................
Subsystem Commands89................................................................................................................................................................
Program Examples91................................................................................................................................................................
Command Set Organization92................................................................................................................................................................
Ese100................................................................................................................................................................
Esr102................................................................................................................................................................
Idn104................................................................................................................................................................
Ist105................................................................................................................................................................
Lrn106................................................................................................................................................................
Opc107................................................................................................................................................................
Opt108................................................................................................................................................................
Pre109................................................................................................................................................................
Rcl110................................................................................................................................................................
Rst111................................................................................................................................................................
Sav113................................................................................................................................................................
Sre114................................................................................................................................................................
Stb116................................................................................................................................................................
Trg118................................................................................................................................................................
Tst119................................................................................................................................................................
Wai120................................................................................................................................................................
Beeper125................................................................................................................................................................
Blank126................................................................................................................................................................
Digitize127................................................................................................................................................................
Eoi128................................................................................................................................................................
Erase129................................................................................................................................................................
Ler130................................................................................................................................................................
Lter131................................................................................................................................................................
Menu132................................................................................................................................................................
Merge133................................................................................................................................................................
Print134................................................................................................................................................................
Run135................................................................................................................................................................
Serial136................................................................................................................................................................
Stop137................................................................................................................................................................
Store138................................................................................................................................................................
Ter139................................................................................................................................................................
View140................................................................................................................................................................
System Subsystem141................................................................................................................................................................
Dsp143................................................................................................................................................................
Error144................................................................................................................................................................
Header146................................................................................................................................................................
Key147................................................................................................................................................................
Longform149................................................................................................................................................................
Setup150................................................................................................................................................................
Acquire Subsystem152................................................................................................................................................................
Averaging153................................................................................................................................................................
Mode153................................................................................................................................................................
Envelope153................................................................................................................................................................
Count153................................................................................................................................................................
Complete155................................................................................................................................................................
Points157................................................................................................................................................................
Type158................................................................................................................................................................
Calibrate Subsystem159................................................................................................................................................................
Channel Subsystem161................................................................................................................................................................
Coupling163................................................................................................................................................................
Hfreject165................................................................................................................................................................
Offset166................................................................................................................................................................
Probe167................................................................................................................................................................
Range168................................................................................................................................................................
Display Subsystem170................................................................................................................................................................
Column173................................................................................................................................................................
Connect174................................................................................................................................................................
Format177................................................................................................................................................................
Graticule178................................................................................................................................................................
Inverse179................................................................................................................................................................
Persistence183................................................................................................................................................................
Row184................................................................................................................................................................
Screen185................................................................................................................................................................
Source186................................................................................................................................................................
String187................................................................................................................................................................
Text188................................................................................................................................................................
Tmarker189................................................................................................................................................................
Vmarker190................................................................................................................................................................
Function Subsystem191................................................................................................................................................................
Add194................................................................................................................................................................
Invert195................................................................................................................................................................
Multiply196................................................................................................................................................................
Only198................................................................................................................................................................
Subtract200................................................................................................................................................................
Versus201................................................................................................................................................................
Hardcopy Subsystem202................................................................................................................................................................
Length203................................................................................................................................................................
Measure Subsystem205................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Setup205................................................................................................................................................................
User-defined205................................................................................................................................................................
Making Measurements206................................................................................................................................................................
All215................................................................................................................................................................
Compare216................................................................................................................................................................
Cursor218................................................................................................................................................................
Define219................................................................................................................................................................
Delay221................................................................................................................................................................
Destination222................................................................................................................................................................
Dutycycle223................................................................................................................................................................
Estart224................................................................................................................................................................
Estop226................................................................................................................................................................
Falltime228................................................................................................................................................................
Frequency229................................................................................................................................................................
Limittest230................................................................................................................................................................
Nwidth233................................................................................................................................................................
Overshoot234................................................................................................................................................................
Period235................................................................................................................................................................
Postfailure236................................................................................................................................................................
Precision237................................................................................................................................................................
Preshoot238................................................................................................................................................................
Pwidth239................................................................................................................................................................
Results240................................................................................................................................................................
Risetime241................................................................................................................................................................
Scratch242................................................................................................................................................................
Statistics244................................................................................................................................................................
Tdelta245................................................................................................................................................................
Tmax246................................................................................................................................................................
Tstart248................................................................................................................................................................
Tstop249................................................................................................................................................................
Tvolt250................................................................................................................................................................
Units252................................................................................................................................................................
Upper253................................................................................................................................................................
Vamplitude254................................................................................................................................................................
Vaverage255................................................................................................................................................................
Vbase256................................................................................................................................................................
Vdelta257................................................................................................................................................................
Vfifty258................................................................................................................................................................
Vmax259................................................................................................................................................................
Vmin260................................................................................................................................................................
Vpp261................................................................................................................................................................
Vrelative262................................................................................................................................................................
Vrms264................................................................................................................................................................
Vstart265................................................................................................................................................................
Vstop266................................................................................................................................................................
Vtime267................................................................................................................................................................
Vtop268................................................................................................................................................................
Timebase Subsystem269................................................................................................................................................................
Reference274................................................................................................................................................................
Window275................................................................................................................................................................
Windowdelay276................................................................................................................................................................
Windowrange277................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger Subsystem278................................................................................................................................................................
The Edge Trigger Mode280................................................................................................................................................................
The Pattern Trigger Mode281................................................................................................................................................................
The State Trigger Mode282................................................................................................................................................................
The Delay Trigger Mode283................................................................................................................................................................
The Tv Trigger Mode284................................................................................................................................................................
Condition290................................................................................................................................................................
Delayslope294................................................................................................................................................................
Delay:source295................................................................................................................................................................
Field296................................................................................................................................................................
Holdoff297................................................................................................................................................................
Level298................................................................................................................................................................
Line299................................................................................................................................................................
Logic300................................................................................................................................................................
Occurrence302................................................................................................................................................................
Occurrence:slope303................................................................................................................................................................
Occurrence:source304................................................................................................................................................................
Path305................................................................................................................................................................
Polarity306................................................................................................................................................................
Qualify307................................................................................................................................................................
Slope309................................................................................................................................................................
Standard311................................................................................................................................................................
Data Acquisition Types313................................................................................................................................................................
Normal313................................................................................................................................................................
Data Conversion315................................................................................................................................................................
Conversion From Data Value To Voltage315................................................................................................................................................................
Conversion From Data Value To Time315................................................................................................................................................................
Data Format For Hp-ib Transfer316................................................................................................................................................................
Word Format317................................................................................................................................................................
Byte Format317................................................................................................................................................................
Compressed Format317................................................................................................................................................................
Ascii Format317................................................................................................................................................................
Preamble325................................................................................................................................................................
Xincrement329................................................................................................................................................................
Xorigin330................................................................................................................................................................
Xreference331................................................................................................................................................................
Yincrement332................................................................................................................................................................
Yorigin333................................................................................................................................................................
Yreference334................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Top-base336................................................................................................................................................................
Duty Cycle339................................................................................................................................................................
Vp-p339................................................................................................................................................................
Vamp340................................................................................................................................................................
Example Programs341................................................................................................................................................................
Vertical Channel Setup Program342................................................................................................................................................................
Timebase Program344................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Setup Program346................................................................................................................................................................
Digitize Program349................................................................................................................................................................
Hardcopy Program (service Request Using Opc)351................................................................................................................................................................
Waveform Template Program352................................................................................................................................................................

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HP 54501A Operation Reference

HP 54501A Operation Reference (146 pages)

Front panel Operation reference Digitizing Oscilloscope  
Brand: HP | Category: Test Equipment | Size: 8.22 MB
Table of contents
Introducing The Hp 54501a19................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction19................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents11................................................................................................................................................................
Unpacking21................................................................................................................................................................
Contents Of Shipment21................................................................................................................................................................
List Of Accessories22................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Environment22................................................................................................................................................................
Storage And Shipping22................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Panel Layout23................................................................................................................................................................
Power Requirements23................................................................................................................................................................
Applying Power23................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Power Cord25................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting Line Voltage25................................................................................................................................................................
Checking For The Correct Fuse26................................................................................................................................................................
Lineswitcb26................................................................................................................................................................
Intensity Control27................................................................................................................................................................
Air Flow Requirements27................................................................................................................................................................
Storage And Shipment27................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting External Equipment28................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel Overview29................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To The Front Panel29................................................................................................................................................................
System Control30................................................................................................................................................................
Run/stop Key30................................................................................................................................................................
Single Key31................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Display Key31................................................................................................................................................................
Local Key31................................................................................................................................................................
Hardcopy Key31................................................................................................................................................................
Setup32................................................................................................................................................................
Autoscale Key33................................................................................................................................................................
Recall Key33................................................................................................................................................................
Save Key34................................................................................................................................................................
Show Key34................................................................................................................................................................
Menus35................................................................................................................................................................
Entry36................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad36................................................................................................................................................................
Fine Key37................................................................................................................................................................
Input37................................................................................................................................................................
Display38................................................................................................................................................................
Instrument Reset39................................................................................................................................................................
Timebase Menn41................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To The Timebase41................................................................................................................................................................
Delay Key42................................................................................................................................................................
Reference Key43................................................................................................................................................................
Window Key43................................................................................................................................................................
Timebase Key44................................................................................................................................................................
Position Key44................................................................................................................................................................
Window Exercise45................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Input Signal45................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Oscilloscope45................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The Window46................................................................................................................................................................
Channel Menu49................................................................................................................................................................
5·1 Introduction To Channels49................................................................................................................................................................
5·2 Vertical Sensitivity Key50................................................................................................................................................................
5·2 Offset Key50................................................................................................................................................................
More Key51................................................................................................................................................................
Probe Key52................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger Menu55................................................................................................................................................................
6·1 Introduction To The Triggers55................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger Mode Interaction55................................................................................................................................................................
Edge Trigger Mode56................................................................................................................................................................
Source Key57................................................................................................................................................................
Level Key57................................................................................................................................................................
Slope Key57................................................................................................................................................................
Holdoff Exercise58................................................................................................................................................................
Instrument Setup58................................................................................................................................................................
Oscilloscope Setup58................................................................................................................................................................
6·8 Pattern Trigger Mode62................................................................................................................................................................
Pattern Key63................................................................................................................................................................
When Key69................................................................................................................................................................
Clock Key69................................................................................................................................................................
Present Key70................................................................................................................................................................
Holdoff Key 6·1670................................................................................................................................................................
State Trigger Exercise70................................................................................................................................................................
Delay Trigger Mode74................................................................................................................................................................
Qualify On Key74................................................................................................................................................................
Edge Qualify Option74................................................................................................................................................................
Pattern Qualify Option75................................................................................................................................................................
State Qualify Option75................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger On Key77................................................................................................................................................................
Delay Trigger Exercise77................................................................................................................................................................
Tv Trigger Mode81................................................................................................................................................................
Field Key82................................................................................................................................................................
Line Key82................................................................................................................................................................
Holdoff Key82................................................................................................................................................................
Tv Trigger Exercise83................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To The Display87................................................................................................................................................................
Display Menu87................................................................................................................................................................
Display Mode Key88................................................................................................................................................................
Norm88................................................................................................................................................................
Avg89................................................................................................................................................................
Env89................................................................................................................................................................
Of Screens Key90................................................................................................................................................................
Off/frame/ Axes/grid Key91................................................................................................................................................................
Lntroduction To The Markers93................................................................................................................................................................
Vmarker 294................................................................................................................................................................
Stop Marker95................................................................................................................................................................
Waveform Math Menu97................................................................................................................................................................
Lntroduction To The Functions97................................................................................................................................................................
Defining A Function98................................................................................................................................................................
Function Key98................................................................................................................................................................
Display Key98................................................................................................................................................................
Sensitivity Key100................................................................................................................................................................
Offset Key100................................................................................................................................................................
Vertical Scaling Units100................................................................................................................................................................
Waveform Math Exercise103................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To The Memories105................................................................................................................................................................
Waveform Menu106................................................................................................................................................................
Nonvolatile Key106................................................................................................................................................................
Store Key106................................................................................................................................................................
Pixel Menu107................................................................................................................................................................
Volatile Key107................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Memory Key107................................................................................................................................................................
Add To Memory Key107................................................................................................................................................................
Waveform Save Exercise108................................................................................................................................................................
Define Measure Menu111................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To Measurements111................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Selection112................................................................................................................................................................
Meas/meas Def/meas Limit Key113................................................................................................................................................................
Meas Sub-menu113................................................................................................................................................................
Continuous Key113................................................................................................................................................................
Statistics Key113................................................................................................................................................................
Measure Define Sub-menu114................................................................................................................................................................
Thresholds/measurements Key114................................................................................................................................................................
Measure Limit Sub-menu117................................................................................................................................................................
Test Key117................................................................................................................................................................
Key118................................................................................................................................................................
Save To Key118................................................................................................................................................................
After Save Key118................................................................................................................................................................
Utility Menu119................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction To The Utilities119................................................................................................................................................................
Hp-ib119................................................................................................................................................................
Talk Only Mode120................................................................................................................................................................
Addressed Mode120................................................................................................................................................................
Eoi Key121................................................................................................................................................................
Selftest Menu122................................................................................................................................................................
Rom Test123................................................................................................................................................................
Acquisition Test124................................................................................................................................................................
Miscellaneous Test124................................................................................................................................................................
Loop Test124................................................................................................................................................................
Start Test Key124................................................................................................................................................................
Exit Menu Key124................................................................................................................................................................
Attenuation Submenu126................................................................................................................................................................
Channel Key126................................................................................................................................................................
Continue Key126................................................................................................................................................................
Abort Key126................................................................................................................................................................
Time Null Submenu127................................................................................................................................................................
Time Key127................................................................................................................................................................
Service Menu129................................................................................................................................................................
Clicker Key129................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Procedure130................................................................................................................................................................
Measurement Setup131................................................................................................................................................................
Making Measurements131................................................................................................................................................................
Automatic Top-base132................................................................................................................................................................
Edge Definition133................................................................................................................................................................
Algorithm Definitions133................................................................................................................................................................
Delay133................................................................................................................................................................
Width134................................................................................................................................................................
Period135................................................................................................................................................................
Frequency135................................................................................................................................................................
Duty Cycle135................................................................................................................................................................
Risetime135................................................................................................................................................................
Fall Ti Me135................................................................................................................................................................
Vmax135................................................................................................................................................................
Min135................................................................................................................................................................
Vtop136................................................................................................................................................................
HP 54501A Service Manual

HP 54501A Service Manual (90 pages)

100 MHZ DIGITIZING OSCILLOSCOPE  
Brand: HP | Category: Test Equipment | Size: 11.87 MB
Table of contents
Section 1 . General Information9................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction9................................................................................................................................................................
Instruments Covered By Manual9................................................................................................................................................................
Instrument Description9................................................................................................................................................................
Accessories Supplied9................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Accessories Available10................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications10................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Characteristics10................................................................................................................................................................
General Characteristics10................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Test Equipment10................................................................................................................................................................
Hp 54501a General Characteristics16................................................................................................................................................................
Section 2. Installation21................................................................................................................................................................
Initial Inspection21................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Environment21................................................................................................................................................................
Storage And Shipping21................................................................................................................................................................
Packaging21................................................................................................................................................................
Tagging For Service21................................................................................................................................................................
Original Packaging21................................................................................................................................................................
Other Packaging21................................................................................................................................................................
Preparation For Use22................................................................................................................................................................
Power Requirements22................................................................................................................................................................
Line Voltage Selection22................................................................................................................................................................
Power Cable22................................................................................................................................................................
Applying Power22................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Requirements22................................................................................................................................................................
Section 3. Performance Tests27................................................................................................................................................................
Equipment Required27................................................................................................................................................................
Test Record27................................................................................................................................................................
Selftest Verification27................................................................................................................................................................
Bandwidth Performance Test28................................................................................................................................................................
Offset Accuracy Test29................................................................................................................................................................
Bandwidth Performance Test Setup29................................................................................................................................................................
Trigger Sensitivity Test31................................................................................................................................................................
Delta-t Accuracy Test34................................................................................................................................................................
Delta-t Accuracy Test Result35................................................................................................................................................................
Voltage Measurement Accuracy Test Values And Results36................................................................................................................................................................
Voltage Measurement Accuracy37................................................................................................................................................................
Section 4. Adjustments41................................................................................................................................................................
Calibration Interval41................................................................................................................................................................
Hp 54501a Self Calibration41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Adjustment42................................................................................................................................................................
Hp 54501a Power Supply Assembly Testpoints42................................................................................................................................................................
Crt Monitor Assembly Adjustments43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjustment Locations Of Hp 54501a Crt44................................................................................................................................................................
Focus Adjustment45................................................................................................................................................................
And Height Adjustments45................................................................................................................................................................
Adjustments46................................................................................................................................................................
Extender Cable Installation46................................................................................................................................................................
Default Calibration Load46................................................................................................................................................................
Dac Reference Adjustment47................................................................................................................................................................
Hp 54501a System Board Assembly48................................................................................................................................................................
Track And Hold Offset Adjustments49................................................................................................................................................................
Attenuator Compensation Ajustments50................................................................................................................................................................
Pulse Response51................................................................................................................................................................
Self Calibration52................................................................................................................................................................
Logic Trigger Delay Calibration53................................................................................................................................................................
Section 5 . Replaceable Parts57................................................................................................................................................................
Abbreviations57................................................................................................................................................................
Replaceable Parts57................................................................................................................................................................
Exchange Assemblies57................................................................................................................................................................
Ordering Information57................................................................................................................................................................
Direct Mail Order System57................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Assembly59................................................................................................................................................................
Crt Monitor Assembly59................................................................................................................................................................
Removal And Replacement61................................................................................................................................................................
Section 6. Service63................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Considerations63................................................................................................................................................................
Logic Convention63................................................................................................................................................................
Block Level Theory65................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Assembly65................................................................................................................................................................
Display Monitor Assembly65................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly66................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly Theory66................................................................................................................................................................
System Control69................................................................................................................................................................
Hp 54501a System Control Block Diagram70................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting73................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Flowcharts73................................................................................................................................................................
Trouble Isolation Flowchart For Hp 54501a Power Supply75................................................................................................................................................................
Trouble Isolation Flowchart For Hp 54501a Crt Monitor76................................................................................................................................................................
Trouble Isolation Flowchart For Hp 54501a77................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Voltages Check79................................................................................................................................................................
Fan80................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Assembly/system Board Assembly Voltages80................................................................................................................................................................
Crt Monitor Signals Check81................................................................................................................................................................
Crt Monitor Assembly Cable Pin Assignments81................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Signals Check83................................................................................................................................................................
Assembly Removal And84................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Panel Assembly84................................................................................................................................................................
Removal And Replacement Of85................................................................................................................................................................

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