Exercise: interpreting legacy instrument FSC code, and comparing to an NVI FSC
The 5522A FSC provides a great mechanism for comparing the newer NVI FSCs (5522A) to legacy instrument FSCs (5520/M5520). By learning more about NVI FSCs, the goal is to help you become more proficient, and efficient, at writing MET/CAL procedures.
Most of us are very familiar with writing one line 5520 FSC statements to source voltage and current, so I'll skip over those and head to a slightly more difficult example. Can you to decipher the following pair of M5520/5520 FSC lines. This is an open book "test", so please use the FSC help if needed!
1.001 M5520 10mV
1.002 5520 100mV AX S 2W
- What mode will this place the calibrator in?
- What is the voltage coming out of each active output?
- What is the evaluation quantity?
- How would you achieve this same setup using the 5522A FSC?
After some discussion on this one, including a comparison to the 5522A version of this setup, we'll move on to more complex examples.
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