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*OPC

Operation Complete

The Operation Complete command causes the device to set the operation complete bit in the Standard Event Status Register when all pending selected device operations have been finished.

*OPC and *OPC? commands can be used with overlapping commands, i.e., commands which take long time to finish. In GSG such commands are starting/arming scenario execution (SOUR:SCEN:CONT START), and starting/arming of the signal generator (SOUR:ONECHN:CONT START).

Example

Enable OPC-bit

SEND:

*ESE 1

Start scenario. *OPC will set the operation complete bit in the status register when the start of scenario is done and it is running.

SEND:

SOURce:SCENario:CONTrol start;*OPC

Wait 5s for the scenario to start. Then read the event status register.

SEND:

*ESR?

Check the Operation complete bit (0) in the result. If it is true, the start of scenario is completed and you can ask for example the current position.

SEND:

SOURce:SCENario:LOG?

Then read the event status register to reset it:

SEND:

*ESR?