The following settings are used to configure the analyzer for remote control using SCPI commands.
Talker/Listener Address Sets the PNA address used to send and receive GPIB/SCPI commands to the system controller (external computer).
Use the National Instruments interface or the ACE (Keysight Connection Expert) interface to change the System Controller address. Use the PNA as the system controller of external devices. Learn about the PNA as controller.
See the rear panel of the PNA-X and N522x models.
SICL Enabled When checked, the analyzer is capable of running GPIB programs on its computer to control analyzer functions. The programs must be run from a GPIB-capable programming environment (VEE, Visual Basic). This mode does not allow control of external GPIB instruments. To uncheck this box, exit the PNA application - (Click File, then Exit). The PNA restarts with the SICL enabled box unchecked unless Automatically Enable on Startup is checked.
Learn more about Configuring for VISA and SICL.
Note: When SICL Enabled is checked, the PNA VXI-11.2 interface is enabled, and if the PNA hard disk image is new enough to have the VXI-11.3 interface, it also enables that. Learn more about LXI/VXI.
Address Sets the PNA address.
Automatically Enable on Startup When checked, SICL Enabled is automatically selected when starting the PNA application.
Provides ability to communicate with the PNA from a PC that uses a Windows, or non-Windows, operating system.
Sockets Enabled When checked, provides the ability to control the PNA from a remote SCPI program using port number 5025. See the C# example that illustrates how this is done.
Telnet Enabled When checked, provides the ability to send single SCPI commands from a remote Windows, or non-Windows, PC to the PNA using port number 5024.
How to send single SCPI commands using Telnet:
HiSLIP has the same functionality as VXI 11 (SICL) with better performance. Therefore, it is enabled by default on the analyzer.
Address 0 by default. No change is necessary.
On the remote computer, use address string TCPIP0::<hostname>::hislip<address>. ("hislip" is case-sensitive).
GPIB Command Processor Console Launches a window that is used to send single SCPI/GPIB commands from the analyzer keyboard.
Note: Press Control+Z , then enter, to close the console window.
Note: The Status Register system can NOT be used from the GPIB Console.
Monitor GPIB Bus Enables monitoring activity on the GPIB.
Show GPIB Bus Monitor Window Shows and hides the window monitoring GPIB activity.
Local and Remote Operation
The analyzer LCL and RMT (Local and Remote) operation labels appear in the lower right corner of the status bar.
Note: The status bar is NOT visible when the analyzer is preset. See how to make the status bar visible.
LCL appears when NOT under SCPI control
RMT appears when under SCPI control. The RMT label does NOT appear when under COM control. Remote operation disables the front panel keys except for the Macro/Local key.
To return to Local (front panel) operation, press the Macro / Local key
Sending the GPIB "GTL" (go to local) command also returns the analyzer to Local operation.
Sending the GPIB "LLO" (local lockout) command disables the front panel Local button.