Command Reference Manual Volume 1
The HP 3852A Command Reference Manual contains an alphabetical
description of the HP 3852A Data Acquisition and Control
Unit command set. It includes commands for the HP 3852A
mainframe and for HP 447XXX plug-in accessory commands.
This manual has six chapters. An overview of Chapters
2 through 5 follows.
Chapter 2 - Commands
This chapter contains an alphabetical listing of commands
for the HP 3852A mainframe and HP 447XXX plug-in
accessories. Each command entry identifies the the
applicable accessories (or mainframe) and includes a
description of the command, prerequisites, syntax,
parameters, remarks, and examples.
Chapter 3 - Command Summary
This chapter lists commands by functional group and
indicates whether or not the command is allowed in
a subroutine, whether it can be executed from the
front panel while the mainframe is in remote, and
if executing the command aborts the current or ongoing
measurement requiring that it be retriggered. Functional
groupings are organized according to mainframe commands,
plug-in accessory commands, and math operations.
Chapter 4 - Glossary
The glossary describes addressing conventions, data
destinations, and data formats for the HP 3852A.
The glossary also contains detailed descriptions of
parameters frequently used in the command set.
Chapter 5 - Useful Tables
This chapter includes tables of HP 3852A addressing
conventions, mainframe and plug-in accessory power-on
states, HP 3852A data formats, and conversion routines
for various packed data formats.
Chapter 6 - Error Messages
This chapter lists the error messages by error number
for the HP 3852A. It also includes a description of
each error and possible causes for the error.