Agilent LCR meters: typing profile names painlessly without using instrument keypad

For newer LCR meters where you can label your measurement setups before saving, using the context menu to enter the names is a painful task, and it shortens the life of the keypads. There’s a quicker way to enter it: send GPIB commands (use Agilent I/O) to it. The command is:

DISPLAY:Line "Profile Name 1"

which you can replace the “Profile Name 1” with anything. Keep the double quotes so the parser won’t be confused by special characters such as minus/dash (-) signs.

If the unit supports LXI (i.e. network interface) such as E4980A, so you can send the GPIB commands through network using Agilent I/O Suite.


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