ByteOrder

Specify byte order of instrument

Description

You configure ByteOrder to be littleEndian or bigEndian. If ByteOrder is littleEndian, then the instrument stores the first byte in the first memory address. If ByteOrder is bigEndian, then the instrument stores the last byte in the first memory address.

For example, suppose the hexadecimal value 4F52 is to be stored in instrument memory. Because this value consists of two bytes, 4F and 52, two memory locations are used. Using big-endian format, 4F is stored first in the lower storage address. Using little-endian format, 52 is stored first in the lower storage address.

    Note   You should configure ByteOrder to the appropriate value for your instrument before performing a read or write operation. Refer to your instrument documentation for information about the order in which it stores bytes.

You can set this property on interface objects such as TCP/IP or GPIB. In this example, a TCP/IP object, Tobj, is set to bigEndian and you change it to littleEndian.

Tobj.ByteOrder = 'littleEndian'

Characteristics

Usage

Any instrument object

Read only

Never

Data type

String

Values

{littleEndian}

The byte order of the instrument is little-endian.

bigEndian

The byte order of the instrument is big-endian.

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Properties

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