Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GPIB devices

I worked in a laboratory that works with wireless telecommunications.

There, I developed a software that connects with ZVA 40 Network Analyzer (Rohde&Schwarz product). The software was first developed in Scilab (off course) and, later, I translated it to Python.

Recently, I was recalled for solving a problem with the same device, because they were working with an Agilent's software. I think it's a great company and it products are very good, but Agilent's support couldn't solve the problem that they had.

I wanna say Agilent has good solutions, but if the client has some problem, it probably won't be solved.

So I though to help somebody more. I develop free software, it means I won't sell a product. I develop softwares as a service, and you'll pay me for what I've done.

The software that I have connects to R&S ZVA 40, configures it and gets the signal plotting a graph and saving files. The configuration includes frequencies of capture, number of points, type of data (linear, log, polar, real part, imaginary part, Smith, etc) and the channel of capture: S11, S12, S21 and S22.

Now, if you use any GPIB device and have problems with it, I'll help you.

3 comments:

Ricardo said...

Hello Sheep, I am using Scilab just few months ago and I'm very happy with some scripts that I could do in this short time. I'd like to connect a PC to a usb-GPIB with Scilab but I dont know how do this. Could you help me?

Ric

Manas R. Das said...
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Alex Carneiro said...

Dears, I found a ATOM toolbox for connecting Scilab to other devices through GPIB interface.

There is the link: http://pt.scribd.com/doc/88326495/GPIB-ATOM

I hope this may be useful for you.

Best regards!