GradientOne's test automation can be used to remotely control multiple instruments over the web. In this video we demonstrate how that is done, along with the instrument screenshots and waveforms that are acquired.
1) Setup: The function generator on the Tek MDO3012 is connected to Channel 4 on the RIGOL DS1054Z.
2) Instrument Programming: The RIGOL needs to be programmed to enable channel 4, set the trigger, and the horizontal scale. The Tektronix needs to have the function generator enabled.
In this example two types of commands are used:
i. A previously stored test recipe of SCPI commands are used to program the test setup. An example is shown below.
ii. Abstracted commands for common test routines such as saving the screenshot and waveform.
RIGOL DS1054Z Setup
3) Data Acquisition: The data that is acquired from the test setup includes the raw waveform (times and voltages) as well as the screenshot of the oscilloscope and the current instrument settings. This gives engineers the ability to post-process the data, compare it to other results, and collaborate with their teammates.