5.9. MEASure

Measure commands return back the output voltage, current, power or temperature. They trigger the acquisition of new data before returning the reading. Measurements are performed by digitizing the instantaneous output voltage, current or temperature. Output power is calculated as product of measured voltage and current. Keyword [:DC] is optional since all measurement are by default of the DC level of the signal.

 

SCPI command

Description

MEASure

 

:DIGital[:BYTE]? [<channel>]

Takes a measurement; returns digital logic state

[:SCALar]

 

:CURRent

 

[:DC]? [<channel>]

Takes a measurement; returns the average current

:POWer

 

[:DC]? [<channel>]

Takes a measurement; returns the average power

[:VOLTage]

 

[:DC]? [<channel>]

Takes a measurement; returns the average voltage

:TEMPerature

 

[:THERmistor][:DC]? {<chanlist>}

Takes a measurement; returns the average temperature

 

5.9.1. MEASure:DIGital[:BYTE]

Syntax

MEASure:DIGital[:BYTE]? [<channel>]

Modules

 MIO 

Description

Query the digital logic state of the all 8 digital inputs on the MIO168 module.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<channel>

Channel

(@n01) where n is the slot number

Return

Returns a binary-weighted decimal representing the bits set on the selected digital input channel.

Usage example

MEAS:DIG? (@101)

3

Related Commands

SOURce:DIGital:SPEed

SOURce:DIGital:RANGe

5.9.2. MEASure[:SCALar]:CURRent[:DC]

Syntax

MEASure[:SCALar]:CURRent[:DC]? [<channel>]

Modules

 DCP  DCM  MIO 

Description

Query the current measured across the current sense resistor inside the power module.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<channel>

Channel

CH1|CH2|CH3|CH4|CH5|CH6

Return

Returns the average output current in amperes as decimal number (NR2).

Usage example

Measure current on the currently selected channel (CH1) and CH2:

MEAS:CURR?;:MEAS:CURR? CH2

1.23;0.12

Related Commands

INSTrument:COUPle:TRACking

5.9.3. MEASure[:SCALar]:POWer[:DC]

Syntax

MEASure[:SCALar]:POWer[:DC]? [<channel>]

Modules

 DCP  DCM 

Description

Query the output power calculated as product of measured voltage and current value.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<channel>

Channel

CH1|CH2|CH3|CH4|CH5|CH6

Return

Returns the average output power in watts as decimal number (NR2).

Usage example

MEAS:POW? CH2

80.44

Related Commands

 

5.9.4. MEASure[:SCALar][:VOLTage][:DC]

Syntax

MEASure[:SCALar][:VOLTage][:DC]? [<channel>]

Modules

 DCP  DCM  MIO 

Description

Query the voltage measured at the sense terminals of the selected channel.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<channel>

Channel

CH1|CH2|CH3|CH4|CH5|CH6

Return

Returns the average output voltage in volts as decimal number (NR2).

Usage example

MEAS:VOLT? CH1

43.25

Query voltage of the channel 2 that is currently selected:

INST CH2

MEAS?

12.40

Related Commands

INSTrument:COUPle:TRACking

5.9.5. MEASure[:SCALar]:TEMPerature[:THERmistor][:DC]

Syntax

MEASure[:SCALar]:TEMPerature[:THERmistor][:DC]? [<chanlist>]

Modules

 MUX 

Description

Query the temperature measured on the temperature sensor of the selected channel.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<chanlist>

ChannelList

MUX: (@n31) where n is the slot number

Return

Returns the average output voltage in volts as decimal number (NR2).

Usage example

MEAS:TEMP? (@131)

29

Related Commands

SYSTem:MEASure[:SCALar]:TEMPerature[:THERmistor][:DC]

 

 

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