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KPIB: Kenny-Purpose Interface Bus

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KPIB operates laboratory instruments that are controlled by GPIB or serial port interfaces.

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KPIB is a framework for operating laboratory instruments that are controlled by GPIB or serial port connections to a computer. KPIB provides a unified interface for communicating with different instruments of the same type from different manufacturers. For example, the command

  kpib(myPowerSupply,'setV',4);

can be used for any of the supported power supplies.

%% Supported Instruments

Temperature Controllers
 
 'BlueOven' 2800 Controller for Thermotron S-1.2 Thermal Chamber
(aka "Blue Oven")
 'GreyOven' ICS 4809 Modbus interface to Watlow F4 Controller for
  TestEquity 1007S Thermal Chamber (aka "Grey Oven").
  Also'WAT_F4'
 'WAT_981' Watlow 981 Temperature controller.
 'AO_800' Alpha Omega Instruments Series 800/850 Temperature
  Controller using Watlow Series 96 controller
  (Modbus serial comm.) Also 'WAT_96'
  (RS-232 device, specify port name for GPIB address)
 'CV_TIC304' CryoVac TIC 304-MA Temperature Controller
 'SI_9700' Scientific Instruments model 9700 Temperature Controller
 'NP_3150' Newport Temperature Controller Model 3150
 
Signal Analyzers
 
 'HP_89410A' HP 89410A Vector Signal Analyzer
 'HP_4195A' HP Network/Spectrum Analyzer
 'HP_4395A' HP 4395A Network/Spectrum Analyzer
 'HP_8753ES' HP 8753ES S-Parameter Network Analyzer
 'AG_E5071B' Agilent E5070B/E5071B RF Network Analyzer
 'HP_8560A' HP 8560A Spectrum Analyzer
 'HP_3562A' HP 3562A Dynamic Signal Analyzer (partial support only)
 
Oscilloscopes
 
 'TEK_TDS' Tektronix TDS family Oscilloscopes
 'HP_54600' Hewlett-Packard 54600-series Oscilloscopes (HP_54602B)
 'HP_54800' Hewlett-Packard 548XX Infiniium Oscilloscopes (HP_54845A)

Multimeters

 'HP_3478A' Hewlett-Packard 3478A multimeter
 'HP_34401A' HP 34401A multimeter
 'HP_34420A' HP 34420A 7.5 Digit Nanovoltmeter with RTD measurement

Waveform/Function Generators
 
 'HP_33120A' HP 33120A 15 MHz function generator
 'AG_33250A' Agilent 33250A 80 MHz Function generator
 'SRS_DS345' Stanford Research Systems DS345 30 MHz function generator
 'FLK_290' Fluke 290 series (291, 292, 294) arbitrary waveform generators
 
Power Supplies
 
 'HP_E3631A' HP E3631A triple output DC power supply
 'HP_6614C' HP 6614C single-output 100V/0.5A DC power supply
 'HP_E3632A' HP E3632A DC power supply 15/30 V
 'HP_E3634A' HP E3634A DC power supply 25/50 V
 'HP_E3641A' HP E3641A DC power supply
 'HP_E3647A' HP E3647A dual output DC power supply
              (incl. TDS 340, TDS 540, TDS 744A)
 'HP_53132A' HP 53132A 225 MHz Universal Counter
 'HP_33120A' HP 33120A 15 MHz function generator
 'SRS_DS345' Stanford Research Systems DS345 30 MHz function generator
 'HP_E3633A' HP E3633A DC power supply 8/20 V

Other Instruments

 'KTH_236' Keithley 236/237/238 Source Measure Unit
 'KTH_2400' Keithley 2400 Source-Measure Unit (minimum functionality)
 'HP_4284A' HP 4284A LCR Meter
 'HP_3499B' Agilent 3499B Multiplexer
 'VH_2701C' Valhalla 2701C voltage calibrator
 'VH_2701B' Valhalla 2701B voltage calibrator (limited functionality)
 'OH_EXP' Ohaus Explorer precision balances (incl. Pro models)

Acknowledgements

This file inspired Res Meas.

Required Products Instrument Control Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
Other requirements Requires compatible hardware for a GPIB, USB, or serial port connection to the instrument(s).
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