Connecting to Rigol DP8xx-Series by Rigol in Python
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RIGOL Technologies, Inc. specializes in development and production of test and measuring equipment and is one of the fastest growing Chinese companies in this sphere. RIGOL’s line of products includes digital storage oscilloscopes, function/arbitrary waveform generators, digital multimeters, PC-based devices compatible with LXI standard etc.
- Headquarters: Beijing, China
- Yearly Revenue (millions, USD): 23
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Connect to the Rigol DP8xx-Series in Python
PROTOCOLS > SCPI
Here’s an example Python script that uses Qcodes to connect to a Rigol DP8xx-Series Power Supply:
This script creates an instance of the
DP832 class from the
qcodes.instrument_drivers.rigol.DP8xx module. It then connects to the power supply using the specified address (in this case, a USB connection). The installed options are printed using the
The voltage and current for channel 1 are set using the
set_current() methods. The output for channel 1 is enabled using the
The measured voltage and current for channel 1 are read using the
current() methods. The values are then printed.
Finally, the script disconnects from the power supply using the