Install the DC1000 /DC1000A Control Software on your PC from our downloads page.. If using GPIB/IEEE , please note that the software only supports National Instruments (NI) USB-IEEE adapters. The DC1000 software will install and then automatically install the NI-VISA software immediately afterwards.
2A, USB - to LCR Meter (E4980AL)
Connect your E4980AL to the PC using the USB lead provided in the DC1000 box (77-083) OR
2B, GPIB to LCR Meter (E4980 or HP4284A)
Connect the LCR meter using a GPIB cable to your IEEE port
NOTE: The software ONLY supports National Instruments GPIB cards
3, RS232 - DC1000
Connect the DC1000 RS232 IN port to the PC using the RS232 cable (77-045) and RS232- USB adapter (77-084) provided.
4 On initial connection, the USB-RS232 adapter will automatically install its drivers. You will need to be connected to the internet for Windows to do this.
5 Once installed, the USB-RS232 adapter will appear in Windows Device Manager as a valid COM PORT in this case COM 3, but the com port number may be different on your PC)
6 POWER ON
Turn on the DC1000 AND E4980AL and run the DC1000 Control software on your PC
7 SELECT LCR
On the software, select the LCR meter on the Test Set up Tab Next we will check the communications between software and E4980AL and software and DC1000.
8 TEST COMMS to DC1000 (RS232)
Click on the Comm Set-Up, Select the PC -DC1000 COM PORT (here COM 3) Click Test COMMS If all is OK you will get a confirmation
9 TEST COMMS to LCR (USB OR IEEE)
For the LCR-PC USB comms test Select USB Click on Test COMMS If using GPIB, then Select IEE488-2 and enter the GPIB address Then press TEST COMMS. If all is OK you will get a confirmation