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Following a discussion during the Software User Group meeting at MSC this week, I am posting a subprocedure that can be used to facilitate communication with RS-232 plug-n-play UUTs. This procedure requires that the UUT interface cable be unplugged from the PC to begin. The procedure acquires a list of COM ports from the PC, then prompts for the operator to reconnect the interface cable. A new COM port list is acquired from the PC, and the "odd one out" is identified as the plug-n-play device.
We have received recent reports of timeout problems that occur during the automated self-test routine for certain models of Tektronix oscilloscopes in the MDO, MSO, and DPO families. This self-test subprocedure will be updated by Fluke, then all associated MET/CAL Gold procedure packages will be rebuilt and released after testing. If you are seeing self-tests that last longer than 20 minutes, and would like to apply your own immediate fix, I have provided two options to consider below.
Our test benches usually consist of the following equipment used for spectrum analyzer procedure development. While I don’t recommend specific models, one thing I do recommend is checking for MET/CAL flexible standard support. If the instrument is listed in our user_config_instr.ini file, and meets minimum use requirements as described within the procedure, then it should drop right into a flexible driver based procedure and work with no procedure modifications required.
What do you have on your bench?
I realize that this isn't exactly related to MET/CAL Procedures, but I watched The Avengers™ movie last weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see what appeared to be a Fluke meter in the Helicarrier, sitting on Bruce Banner's test lab bench. It was only shown from the back, and very briefly, so I couldn't tell what model it was.
Did anyone else notice this? Outside of advertisements, where else have you recognized Fluke test equipment in TV, movies, magazines, etc.?