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RGLComm: USB interfacing with Rigol test equipment #Oscilloscopes #Software #TestEquipment

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From the Adafruit Forums, Wayne Holder writes:

Please check out my new RglComm program, which supports USB Control of Rigol Instruments. In addition, it can capture and save screen images from a DS4024 Digital Oscilloscope or DG4162 Func/Wave Generator, as well as capture and display 600 point waveforms from either channel of the DS1102E Digital Oscilloscope.

It’s written in Java, but instructions are provided on how to download and run an executable JAR file on macOS, Linux (tested with Mint 19) or Windows (tested with Windows 10.)

Note: this project is still in the early stages, but feedback, bug reports and suggestions greatly appreciated.

The project is hosted on GitHub here. Details from the project:

RglComm is a GUI-based program written in the Java Language that I created to experiment with communicating with and controlling Rigol™ devices using IEEE 488 Commands USBTMC-USB488 (PDF) sent over the instrument’s USB interface. My eventual goal is to use this code as the basis for a program that can run simple scripts to make various measurements and perform calculations (sort of a poor man’s LabVIEW™), so stay tuned if you’re interested. However, I’m publishing it here so that others can learn the basic techniques needed to use usb4java to communicate these kinds of devices. My implementation of the USBTMC-USB488 protocol is just enough to enable RglComm to send commands and receive responses and does not implement all the details of the full specification.

Supported Devices

Note: while Wayne designed and tested RglComm with devices made by Rigol Technologies, it might also work with other devices that support IEEE 488 Commands sent over the device’s USB interface. However, at the moment, only done basic testing with the following Rigol devices:

See the forum post and GitHub for more details. Great work!

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