Agilent Meter 34410a - using with a serial port

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  1. RrnR

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    We have legacy systems using the HP/Agilent 34401 meter and associated software that uses RS-232 to communicate with the meter. We now have to interface with the newer 34410a which does not have a serial port.

    The associated software baggage that comes with the 34410a is immense, but still doesn't seem to virtualise a serial port interface to enable the meter to be communicated with software that talks via a COM port.

    Unless I'm mistaken - that would be nice. Has anyone met/solved this problem, or am I faced with writing more code?
     
  2. AlbertHall

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    If you are intending to buy, or have already bought, the new meter, then your best place to get a good answer to this question is HP.
    I have found them very helpful in the past - they may even have some code solutions. You are unlikely to be the only one with this problem.
     
  3. RrnR

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    Thanks for your reply. There is sample code with the meter, but it is based on using their software interface to the meter, which - although very powerful - suffers badly from the software bloat I have come to expect from HP.

    I was hoping for a solution that avoided having to write code, and avoided having to install most of the behemoth on the CD.
     
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