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Subject: Re: need help
From: Eric Norum <norume@aps.anl.gov>
To: "Dalesio, Leo `Bob`" <dalesio@slac.stanford.edu>
Cc: TECHTALK Tech-Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 08:31:20 -0500
The way I interpreted the original message is that they're interested in only one of the three values in the string returned from the instrument, and so wouldn't need to do anything tricky with custom conversion routines or string calc records.

On Jun 2, 2006, at 7:18 AM, Dalesio, Leo `Bob` wrote:

Two options for this would be:
Write a driver that sends the commands to the Keithly and puts the values in local variables.
Have the device support read the local variables
Have the startup file start the task that continuously reads the Keithley.
Put the task to sleep between reads for whatever rate you are trying to acieve.


Otherwise, use a string Calc record - I am fairly certain that it offers format statements for parsing strings from GPIB devices.

Bob

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Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 4:39 AM
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Subject: need help

Hi!

I am trying to communicate with Keithley 6485 pA to read the current.After sending the command it provides current value and some other value separated by comma.but i am only interested to store the current.
The response is like this:
-1.047791E-13A,+4.055828E+03,+0.000000E+00\r
How it can be done?
will i have to use any convert function?
i am attaching the code here
static struct gpibCmd gpibCmds[] = {
/* Param 0 */
{&DSET_AI,GPIBREAD,IB_Q_LOW,"CONF:CURR""\r""READ?""\r", 0,0,20,0,0,0,NULL,NULL,"\r"}
};
Thanks
tanushyam


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Replies:
Keithley 6485, was: Re: need help Maren Purves
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RE: need help Dalesio, Leo `Bob`

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