Registers

Architecture

IEEE488.2 and SCPI registers are used for the status reports.

Each SCPI status register has the following sub registers: CONDition register, EVENt register, ENABle register, PTRansition filter, and NTRansition filter.

CONDition register

The transition of the CONDition register is automatic and reflects the condition of the PMX in real-time. Reading this register does not affect the contents.

EVENt register

The EVENt register bits are automatically set according to the changes in the CONDition register. The rule varies depending on the positive and negative transition filters (PTRansition and NTRansition). The EVENt register is reset when it is read.

ENABle register

The ENABle register enables the reports to the summary bit or status bit of the event bit.

Transition filter

The PTRansition (positive transition) filter is used to report events when the condition changes from false to true.

The NTRansition (negative transition) filter is used to report events when the condition changes from true to false.

If both the positive filter and the negative filter are set to true, events can be reported each time the status changes.

If both filters are cleared, event reporting is disabled.