Vector Network Analyzer Automation
CMT’s vector network analyzer software supports multiple automation languages, including C++, Python, MATLAB*, Visual Basic (Excel)*, and LabVIEW*. Our command set is modeled after industry-standard legacy equipment; porting code is straightforward, and we can help. Complete installation of any CMT software comes with multiple programming examples and guides installed in the C:\VNA\*VNA\ Programming Examples and Guides directory (located in ~/Documents/VNA/*VNA for Linux).
The vector network analyzer software provides a COM/DCOM* (ActiveX) interface. Alternatively, SCPI command via TCP socket supports vector network analyzer automation from either localhost, the same machine running the VNA software application, or from a second PC on the network. HiSlip interface uses the same SCPI command set and further allows for instrument discovery and automation through Visa library of your choice.
*Compatible with Windows software version. Not compatible with Linux software version.
Vector Network Analyzer Automation Features include:
Segmented frequency sweeps | Power sweeps | 16 channels with up to 16 traces each | Limit tests | Linear/logarithmic sweeps | Multiple trace formats | Marker math
Note: CMT instruments are grouped into four vector network analyzer software families: “R” for 1-Port Reflectometers; “TR” for 2-port 1-path VNAs, “S2” for 2-port reversing VNAs, and “S4” for 4-port VNAs.
We maintain examples for all the most popular automation programming languages, including MATLAB, Python, C++, and Visual Basic (Excel). Programming Examples are included with each VNA’s software installer.
Programming guides are available for a variety of additional programming languages and environments including VB.NET, VEE, Octave, C++, and Linux.
Programming manuals list all the available commands for the instrument, input and output arguments, corresponding menu soft keys, and usage examples.