File name HP 8711C_252C 12C_252C 13C_252C 14C Programmer 1998.pdf
RF Network Analyzers
HP part number: 08712-90057
Printed in USA August 1998 Supersedes April 1998
Notice The information contained in this document is subject to change without
Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material,
including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors
contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection
with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
Firmware Revision This manual documents analyzers with firmware revisions C. 04.52 or later.
Some features will not be available or will require different keystrokes
in analyzers with earlier firmware revisions. For full compatibility, you
can upgrade your firmware to the latest version. Contact your nearest
Hewlett-Packard sales or service office for information.
@Copyright 1996, 1997, 1998 Hewlett-Packard Company
This document is an introduction to programming your analyzer over the
Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus (HP-IB). Its purpose is to provide concise
information about the operation of the instrument under HP-II3 control.
It provides some background information on the HP-IB and a tutorial
introduction using programming examples to demonstrate the remote
operation of the analyzer. The examples are provided on two disks that are
included with the analyzer. Both disks contain the same examples written
mainly in HP BASIC; only the disk format is different. These programs can
run on the analyzer's internal controller (Option lC2) or on an external
l Example Programs Disk - DOSFbvmat : part number 08712-10019
l ExammpLe Programs Disk - LIFRrrmat : part number 08712-10021
You should become familiar with the operation of your network analyzer
before controlling it over HP-IB. This document is not intended to teach
programming or to discuss HP-IB theory except at an introductory level.
Related information can be found in the following references. Contact the
nearest HP sales office for ordering information. A list of HP sales and service
offices can be found in the "Specifications and Characteristics" chapter of the
l Information on making measurements with the analyzer is available in the
analyzer's User's Guide.
l Information on HP Instrument BASIC is available in the HP Instrument
BASIC User's Handbook.
0 Information on HP BASIC programming is available in the manual set for
the BASIC revision being used. For example: BASIC 7.0 Programming
Rchniques and BASIC 7.0 Language Reference.
l Information on using the HP-I