+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Member level 1
    Points: 936, Level: 6

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    39
    Helped
    0 / 0
    Points
    936
    Level
    6

    Data Transfer (image of LCD display) between the DSO and PC over RS-232?

    I have a GDS-810S Digital Storage Oscilloscope. I want to save the display image by data transfer between the scope and Desktop PC over RS-232 interface. How can I do that? I do have the serial cable which can connect the scope to the PC serial port (RS-232).

    The scope manual says "This oscilloscope can transfer data between the scope and other instrument over the RS-232" and it has the "Printer Menu" available with printer "Type HP". It also says "Press the HARDCOPY push button to start printing from any time after printer is properly configured". However, it also states "The built-in RS-232 serial interface allows for remote controlled operation by a PC".

    The manual is located at http://www.electroninvest.com/shop/i...ser_manual.pdf

    I am not sure if I can save the display data via RS-232 and if so how. Please help with this issue.

    •   AltAdvertisement

        
       

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Points: 77,678, Level: 67
    Achievements:
    7 years registered
    Awards:
    Most Frequent Poster 3rd Helpful Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    15,748
    Helped
    3587 / 3587
    Points
    77,678
    Level
    67

    Re: Data Transfer (image of LCD display) between the DSO and PC over RS-232?

    Hi,

    I assume the data is sent as "HP printer language".
    I dont know if there is a software that can generate a standard picture format (.BMP, .JPG, .PNG...)
    You may write your own software.

    Generally: I´d expect that the DSO sends out data to the printer (PC) as soon as you press the hardcopy button.
    Maybe the DSO interface expects some RS232 signal that shows that there is a printer attached.

    Klaus
    Please don´t contact me via PM, because there is no time to respond to them. No friend requests. Thank you.



--[[ ]]--