The PAT-T series Communication Interface Manual explains the settings and commands for remotely controlling the PAT-T series using the communication interface.

RS232C interface

GPIB interface (factory option)

USB interface (factory option)

LAN interface (factory option)

When the PAT-T is operating under remote control, the RMT LED on the display on the front panel illuminates. To switch from the remote mode to the local mode (panel operation) from the panel, press the LOCAL switch.

How to read this manual

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Operating environment: Windows 98 or later

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later

Related manuals

For the safety precautions, installation, operation, and specifications of the PAT-T, read the accompanying PAT-T User's Manual.

Intended readers

This manual is written for readers with sufficient basic knowledge of how to control instruments using a personal computer.

Structure of the manual

This manual consists of the following sections.

• Overview
• Setup
• Overview of messages
• Command (list*1)
• Appendix
• Tutorial

*1. The list of command is provided in a PDF file. Adobe Reader 6.0 or later is required to view the file.


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Firmware version of the product to which this manual applies

This manual applies to 8 kW type products with firmware version 5.xx and 4 kW type products with firmware version 4.xx.

Instrument Interface Standards

The PAT-T conforms to the following standards.

•IEEE Std 488.2-1992 IEEE Standard Codes, Formats, Protocols, and Common Commands For Use With IEEE Std 488.1-1987

•IEEE Std 488.1-1987 IEEE Standard Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation

•Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) version 1999.0

•Universal Serial Bus Specification Rev 2.0

•Universal Serial Bus Test and Measurement Class Specification (USBTMC) Rev 1.0

•Universal Serial Bus Test and Measurement Class, Subclass USB488 Specification (USBTMC-USB488) Rev 1.0

•TCP/IP Instrument Protcol Specification VXI-11 Rev 1.0

Copyright and publication

The contents of this manual may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the prior consent of the copyright holder.

The specifications of this product and the contents of this manual are subject to change without prior notice.

Copyright© 2010-2012 Kikusui Electronics Corporation

IX000791, Dec. 2012