This page provides a quick reference to the various standards pertinent to data acquistion and process control:
- SCPI - "Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI)
is the new instrument command language for controlling instruments that goes beyond IEEE 488.2 to address a wide variety of instrument functions
in a standard manner. SCPI promotes consistency, from the remote programming standpoint, between instruments of the same class and between
instruments with the same functional capability. For a given measurement function such as frequency or voltage, SCPI defines the specific
command set that is available for that function. Thus, two oscilloscopes made by different manufacturers could be used to make frequency
measurements in the same way. It is also possible for a SCPI counter to make a frequency measurement using the same commands as an oscilloscope."
Last updated: Sunday, September 11, 2011