Standard Commands For Programmable Instruments - Abbreviating Commands

Abbreviating Commands

The command syntax shows some characters in a mixture of upper & lower case. Abbreviating the command to only sending the upper case has the same meaning as sending the upper & lower case command.

For example, the command “SYSTem:COMMunicate:SERial:BAUD 2400” would set an RS-232 serial communications interface to 2400 bit/s. This could also alternatively be abbreviated “SYST:COMM:SER:BAUD 2400”. The query command “SYSTem:COMMunicate:SERial:BAUD?” or “SYST:COMM:SER:BAUD?” would instruct the instrument to report its current baud rate.

Read more about this topic:  Standard Commands For Programmable Instruments

Famous quotes containing the word commands:

    I do not speak with any fondness but the language of coolest history, when I say that Boston commands attention as the town which was appointed in the destiny of nations to lead the civilization of North America.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)