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When the instrument is part of a large automated test equipment (ATE) system, this information is passed over HP-IB to the central instrument controller.
the HP-IB CD-ROM drive connects directly to an HP 3000 business computer (via an HP-IB interface).
The analyzer's features include DC to 200 MHz, continuous-frequency and time-interval measurement (2 GHz optional)> up to 2 MHz measurement rate> autoscale, that is, one-button automatic setup and scaling of display> menu-driven operation> autmated functions for modulation and jitter analysis> 20 display updates/second> trigger on frequency or time-interval value or external trigger> hardware histograms of frequency and time-interval at 2 MHz measurement rate> 16K measurement memory, expandable to 64K> fully programmable through HP-IB> and one-button output of graphic display and setup to HP-IB printer.
With a faster CPU and a new HP-IB command set, HP has designed the HP 4155B and HP 4156B from the ground up with speed in mind.
The connection is made via the standard HP-IB output.
The HP 85878A software operates on PCs that meet or exceed the following requirements: a 486 Intel-based processor with a 66MHz clock rate; 16MB of RAM; Windows 95; HP 82341C HP-IB card or National Instruments GPIB AT/TNT plug-and-play interface (available from HP with Option 488), or RS-232 serial port; and Word for Windows 7.
Any single test or group of tests may be run individually by selecting from the menu, shown in Figure 3b, or over HP-IB.
It features intuitive call processing, an on-call parametric-test interface and employs high-level HP-IB (HP Interface Bus) commands that simplify programming of call-processing functions by the user.
RMB (Rocky Mountain Basic) using HP-IB to control an HP 8720C family analyzer or HP 8753D will also control the HP 8720D with little or no modification.