Complete the following steps to ensure basic communication with your instrument.
||Note This topic applies only to message-based instruments.
- Launch VISA Interactive Control by navigating to Start»All Programs»National Instruments»VISA»VISA Interactive Control. (Windows 8) Click NI Launcher and select VISA»VISA Interactive Control in the window that appears.
- Double-click your instrument in the Devices tree.
||Note If your device is not listed, ensure it is properly connected and click the Refresh button.
- Click Input/Output at the top of the window that appears.
- On the Basic I/O tab, select *IDN?\n from the Select or Enter Command drop-down list.
- Click Query.
||Note Not all instruments support this command. Refer to your device documentation for a supported command.
Verify that the read operation returns the correct manufacturer and model.
Select an Instrument Driver Type