Quick Start User Guide
This user guide will show you just how
easy it is to make your instruments talk SCPI using the JPA-SCPI Parser.
Full details of all these steps and more are given in the JPA-SCPI Parser
Steps to SCPI...
Decide the command set that your instrument will support
Create the command specifications file-pair (use
an instrument template, or create from the base template if you prefer)
Integrate calls to the JPA-SCPI Parser
into your code
Decide your Command Set
Depending on what type of instrument you are
building, you will want to support different types of SCPI command.
SCPI divides instruments into Instrument
Classes. There are 13 Instrument Classes in the current SCPI Standard,
including: DC Voltmeter, AC Voltmeter, Ohm Meter, Digitizers
(oscilloscopes, etc.) and Power Supplies (programmable power supplies,
Decide which Instrument Class or Classes your
instrument belongs to. More information is given in the JPA-SCPI Parser
User Manual, and the SCPI Standard.
We provide templates for 10 of
the most popular Instrument Class. Each template contains all the commands that an instrument of that class must include to claim
compliancy with that SCPI Instrument Class.
You may find your instrument does not
belong to any of the SCPI Instrument Class. This is OK - the
instrument will still be SCPI-compliant if it supports the base SCPI
commands - we supply a Base Template containing the commands you need.
SCPI also allows you to add any commands of
Step 2: Create the