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This paper describes a library of routines which can be used on VAX and MicroVAX computer systems equipped with the IEX-interface board to communicate with electronic instruments using the IEEE-488 protocol. A description is given of the developed IEX-Handler, which contains all library routines necessary to operate safely on the Instrument Bus. The programs presented are a general purpose plot program and an instrument test program. There are three versions of the plot program: IEEE-488, RS232 and the no-interface version. The program can be used to produce plots of data files and make overhead sheets and flow charts. The tester program offers the same menu interface to the user as the plot program does. Logging of all commands given during a test session can be performed to make assessment of possible errors much easier.

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Authors: BLOEM H, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12619 EN (1990) 53 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 7.50
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Record Number: 199010812 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en