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INSTRUCTION W A L

MODEL LDX-3207
PREC l S ION CURRENT SOURCE

A u g u s t 8, 1 9 8 6

1986, ILX L i g h t w a v e C o r p o r a t i o n
Bozeman, M o n t a n a , U.S.A.
406/586-1244

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WARRANTY

ILX LICHTMVE CORPORATICN w a r r a n t s t h i s i n s t r u m e n t t o be f r e e f r o m d e f e c t s


i n m a t e r i a l and workmanship f o r a p e r i o d o f one year f r o m d a t e o f
shipment.
D u r i n g t h e w a r r a n t y p e r i o d , we w i l l r e p a i r or r e p l a c e t h e u n i t
a t our o p t i o n , w i t h o u t charge-.

Limitation
This w a r r a n t y does n o t a p p l y t o fuses, lamps, o r b a t t e r i e s o r t o d e f e c t s
caused by abuse, rnodif i c a t i o n or use o f t h e p r o d u c t f o r w h i c h i t was not
intended.
This w a r r a n t y i q i n l i e u o f a l 1 o t h e r w a r r a n t i e s , expressed or imp1 i e d
i n c l u d i n g any i m p l i e d w a r r a n t y o f m e r c h a n t a b i I t i t y or f i t n e s s f o r any
p a r t i c u l a r purpose.
ILX LIGHTWAVE CORPORATIW s h a l l n o t be l i a b l e f o r any
i n c i d e n t a l , s p e c i a l or consequential damages.
I f a p r o b l e m occurs,
n o t i f y ILX LIGHTWAVE CORPORATICN, d e s c r i b i n g as
t h o r o u g h l y as p o s s i b l e t h e n a t u r e o f t h e p r o b l e m i n c l u d i n g the model and
s e r i a l number.
You w i l l be given prompt a t t e n t i o n r e g a r d i n g s e r v i c i n g o r
r e t u r n i n s t ructions.

Returning an Instrument
B e f o r e r e t u r n i n g an i n s t r u m e n t , o b t a i n a r e t u r n a u t h o r i z a t i o n number f r o m
the f a c t o r y .
The i n s t r u m e n t s h o u l d be shipped i n t h e o r i g i n a l packing
c a r t o n o r one t h a t w i l l p r o v i d e equal p r o t e c t i o n .
Shipping damage i s n o t
covered by t h i s w a r r a n t y .
Send t h e i n s t r u m e n t , t r a n s p o r t a t i o n p r e - p a i d t o
the factory,
r e f e r e n c i n g t h e r e t u r n a u t h o r i z a t i o n number.
Repai rs wi l l be
made and t h e i n s t r u m e n t w i l l be r e t u r n e d , t r a n s p o r t a t i o n p r e - p a i d .
Repairs
a r e w a r r a n t e d f o r t h e remainder o f t h e o r i g i n a l w a r r a n t y o r f o r 90 days,
whichever i s g r e a t e r .

C l a i m s f o r S h i p p i n g Damage
When t h e i n s t r u m e n t i s r e c e i v e d by t h e puchaser, i t s h o u l d i m m e d i a t e l y be
i n s p e c t e d f o r damage t o t h e i n s t r u m e n t o r shortages on t h e p a c k i n g l i s t .
I f the i n s t r u m e n t i s damaged, a c l a i m s h o u l d be f i l e d w i t h t h e c a r r i e r .
A
q u o t a t i o n f o r e s t i m a t e d c o s t s o f r e p a i r can be o b t a i n e d f r o m t h e f a c t o r y .
N e g o t i a t i o n and s e t t l e m e n t w i t h t h e c a r r i e r must be accomplished by t h e
cus tome r

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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THEORY OF OPERATION .................................. 24
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GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1
INTROCUCTICN
1.2
PROCUCT OVERVI E N
1.3
1.4
1.5

AVAILABLE OPTICNS AND ACCESSORI ES


SPECIFICATIONS
YOUR COMMENTS

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
2.18
2.19
2.20

INSTALLATION
AC Power C o n s i d e r a t i o n s
T i It-Foot Adjustments
Rack M o u n t i n g
LDX-3207 FAMILIAR1 ZATICN
F r o n t Panel
Power-Up Seque.nce.
Current L i m i t Adjustment
O u t p u t Cur r e n t Adjustment
Output Connectors
Output Off/On B u t t o n
ModuIation/AnaIogControl Port
Fault Indicators
GPlB R e r n o t e / L o c a l S w i t c h
Rear P a n e l
WARM-UP
ENVIRONMENTAL CCNSIDERATICNS
OPERATING INSTRUCTICNS
Connecting t o Y o u r D e v i c e
Grounding Consideration
General Operating Procedure

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13

INTROUXTICN
CAPABILITIES
PREPARATICN FOR BUS CCNTROL
REMOTE PROCRAMMING PROCEWRE
DEVICE-DEPENDENT COMMAND SET
B1 (Beep Comnand)
Cn ( C u r r e n t S e t Command)
GO (Get I n s t r u m e n t S t a t u s Comnand)
On ( O u t p u t O f f / O n Comnand)
INPUT SYNTAX
SYNTAX
INTERFACE MESSAGES
EXAMPLE PROGRAMS

4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5

OVERVIEW
INTERNAL POWER SUPPLIES
CURRENT XWRCE
PRECISICNCURRENT SINK
OUTPUTOFF/CN SWITCH

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MAIHTENANCE ......................................... 2 9
5.1
OVERVIW ........................................ 29
5.2
CALIBRATICN ...................................... 29
5.3
Recomnended E q u i p m e n t ........................... 29
5.4
E n v i r o n m e n t a l C o n d i t i o n s ......................... 29
5.5
Wa rm.Up ....................................... 30
5.6
C a l i b r a t i o n A d j u s t m e n t s .......................... 30
5.7
FUSE REPLACEMENT ................................. 31
5.8
LINE VOLTAGE SELECTICN............................. 31
5.9
DISASSEMBLY...................................... 32

4.6
4.7

MOCULATICNflOLTAGE CCNTROL INPUT PORT


GPI B/I EEE-488 BUS CONTROL

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OPTIONAL MODEL 1205/I E E E - 4 8 8


6.1
OVERVIEW
6.2
SPECIFICATIONS,
INSTALLATICN
6.3
MAINTENANCE
6.4
CALIBRATICN
6.5

INTERFACE

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SCHEMATIC D I G R A M S
7.1
MAIN CIRCUIT BOARDCaPONENT LAYOUT
7.2
FRONT-PANEL CIRCUIT BOARD COMPONENT LAYOUT
7.3
MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD ANALOC SECTICN SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM
7.4
MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD DIGITAL SECTICN SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM
7.5
MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD POWER SUPPLl ES SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM
7.6
FRONT-PANEL CIRCUIT BOARD SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM

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CHAPTER 1
GENERAL INFORMATlaY

This manual c o n t a i n s o p e r a t ion and maintenance i n f o r m a t ion f o r the


LDX-3207 P r e c i s i o n C u r r e n t Source and o p t i o n a l Model 1205 GPIB/IEEE488 I n t e r f a c e .
I f you want t o get s t a r t e d r i g h t away you may want
t o s k i p t o Chapters 2 and 3 which cover O p e r a t i o n and Remote
Programming.

1.2 .PROOUCT OVERVI EW


The LDX-3207 i s a p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t source o p t i m i z e d f o r d r i v i n g
l a s e r diodes and LEDs w i t h an o u t p u t range of 0 t o 200 mA and a
compl iance v o l t a g e o f 5 v o l t s .
M u l t i p l e bui l t - i n p r o t e c t i o n
f e a t u r e s ensure t h a t the supply o u t p u t
i s transient
f r e e and
bounded under a l l c o n d i t i o n s .
The o u t p u t l e v e l o f t h e 3207 i s
c o n t r o l l a b l e i n t h r e e modes: (1) m a n u a l l y v i a a 1 0 - t u r n p r e c i s i o n
c o n t r o l knob, (2) t h r o u g h an a n a l o g v o l t a g e c o n t r o l / r n o d u l a t i o n p o r t ,
and (3)
remotely
via
the
optional
model
1205 GPIB/IEEE-488
Interface.
Features o f t h e LDX-3207 i n c l u d e :
I n t u i t i v e f r o n t panel l a y o u t
H i g h l y v i s i b l e green LED d i s p l a y
D i s p l a y r e s o l u t i o n of 0.1

rnA

F u l l y independent, p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t
CC

"

limit control

100 KHz v o l t a g e c o n t r o l / r n o d u l a t i o n p o r t

Safe o u t p u t o f f / o n

switch

A u d i b l e and v i s u a l f a u l t c o n d i t i o n i n d i c a t o r s

1.3 AVAl LABLE OPTIONS AND ACCESSOR1 ES


Opt ions and
f o l lowing:

accessories

avai l a b l e

DESCKl PT lCN
CPIB/IEEE

for

the

LDX-3207

include

the

MODEL NUMBER

Interface

Rack mount f l ange k i t

310

Rack mount, 1/2 w i d t h


f i l l e r panel k i t
Enclosure i n t e r locking k i t

339

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The 1205 i n t e r f a c e p e r m i t s GPlB bus c o n t r o l o f t h e LDX-3207 making


p o s s i b l e many automated t e s t and measurement appl i c a t i o n s .
For
more i n f o r m a t i o n on t h i s i n t e r f a c e o p t i o n see Chapter 3 on Remote
Programning.
rack m o u n t a b l e module
The LDX-3207 e n c l o s u r e i s a h a l f - w i d t h ,
designed t o be rack mounted e i t h e r by i t s e l f or i n t e r l o c k e d w i t h
o t h e r ILX Lightwave, X-series e n c l o s u r e modules.
The 300 s e r i e s
l isted
above
make
possible
rack
mounting
and
accessories
i n t e r l o c k i n g o f these e n c l o s u r e modules.

OUT PUT
CUTPUT CURRENT R A S E :
COMPLIANCE VOLTAGE:
TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT:
NO1 SE AND R l PPLE
( Q 100nt4 o u t p u t ) :

0 t o 200 mA, f l o a t i n g .
> 5 volts.
< 100 PPM/C ambient.

TYPE :
MAX IMUM R EADING :
ACCWACY (25 C ) :
TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT:

3-1/2 d i g i t LED d i s p l a y .
199.9 mA.
+/- 0.1 m4.
< 100 ppm/C.

<

0.01 % rms, t y p i c a l .

Dl SPLAY

CURRENT L l MlT
0 t o 200 mA.
+/1.0 mA, independent o f
compl iance v o l t a g e .

RANGE :
ACCURACY :

output

Cur r e n t l i m i t adjustment does n o t i n t e r f e r e w i t h normal


Current
o u t p u t o p e r a t i o n (a dumny l o a d i s n o t r e q u i r e d ) .
l i m i t s e t t i n g takes precedence i n a l l modes o f o p e r a t i o n .
MCCULAT lCN /MILTAGE

CCNTROL

INPUT:
TRANSFER FUVCTICN:
TRANSFER FLNCTICN ERROR:
B M I DTH
(3db, l o u t = 50 inA P-P):

D i f f e r e n t i a l input.
100 mA/V.
< 1%

CC t o 100 KHz.

IEEE-488 BUS IMPLEMENTATION ( w i t h o p t i o n a l model 1205 i n t e r f a c e ) .


GENERAL :
INTERFACE MESSAGES:

Implements t a l k e r / l i s t e n e r
f unct ions.
REN,DCL, LLO, GTL, SDC

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DEVICE DEPENDENT

COMMND STRUCTURE:

Command
00,Ol

I SOLATICN:
CONTROL RESOLUTION:
CCNTROL ACCURACY:

Funct ion
Switch output: O=off, l=on
Set output current to nnn.nnn nt4.
Beep.
Get error status.
Instrument is optical Iy
f rom IEEE-488 bus.
12 bi t s (0.05 m4).
+/0.1 mA.

isolated

GENERAL
POWER REQUI REMENTS:
SIZE:
TEMPERATURE W E :
WARM UP :

COW ECTORS :

105-125V
or
210-250V
(jumper
selectable), 50-60 Hz.
88 mm x 21 mm x 269 mn
(3.46' x 8.36' x 10.6')
0 to 50 C operating, -40 to 70 C
storage.
1 hour to rated accuracy.
Output, binding post
(isolated
from chassis ground), modulation
input, BNC (differential input).

1.5 YOUR COMM WTS

Our goal is to make the best laser diode instrumentation available


anywhere. T o achieve this end w e need your ideas and comnents on
ways w e can improve our products. We invite you to contact us at
any time with your suggestions.

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CHAPTER 2
OPERATION

2.1

INSTALLATION

2.2 AC Power C o n s i d e r a t i o n s
The LDX-3207 can be c o n f i g u r e d t o o p e r a t e a t l i n e v o l t a g e s r a n g i n g
f r o m 105-125 VAC o r 210-250 VAC.
N o r m a l l y , t h i s i s done a t t h e
f a c t o r y and need n o t be changed b e f o r e o p e r a t i n g t h e i n s t r u m e n t .
However, check t o be s u r e t h a t t h e v o l t a g e p r i n t e d on t h e r e a r
p a n e l o f t h e i n s t r u m e n t matches t h e p o w e r - l i n e v o l t a g e i n y o u r
area.
Refer t o Chapter 5 (Maintenance) i f i t i s necessary t o
r e c o n f i g u r e t h e i n p u t v o l t a g e range.

To avoid e l e c t r i c a l shock hazard, connect


the
instrument
only t o properly
earthgrounded, 3-prong r e c e p t a c l e s .
Failure to
observe t h i s p r e c a u t i o n can r e s u l t i n severe
i n j u r y or death i n the event of an i n t e r n a l
ma l function.

2.3

T i l t-Foot Adjustment

The LOX-3207 i s s u p p l i e d w i t h s p e c i a l , e x t e n d a b l e f r o n t legs.


The
f r o n t o f t h e i n s t r u m e n t can be t i l t e d up f o r b e t t e r v i e w i n g b y
r o t a t i n g t h e l e g s d o m w a r d u n t i l t h e y snap i n t o t h e down and oc ked
p o s i t ion.

2.4

Rack M o u n t i n g

The LDX-3207 may be r a c k mounted s i n g l y by i n s t a l I i n g a r a c k mount


f l a n g e on one s i d e o f t h e e n c l o s u r e and a 1 / 2 w i d t h f i l l e r panel o n
t h e o t h e r side.
Alternatively,
t w o X - s e r i e s e n c l o s u r e s can be
i n t e r l o c k e d s i d e - b y - s i d e and t h e n r a c k mounted as a u n i t b y u s i n g a
p a i r o f r a c k mount f l a n g e s .
D e t a i l e d mounting i n s t r u c t i o n s are
s u p p l i e d w i t h a l l r a c k mount a c c e s s o r y k i t s .
R e f e r t o S e c t i o n 1.3
f o r a p p l i c a b l e r a c k mount a c c e s s o r y p a r t numbers.

2.6

F r o n t Panel

F i g u r e 2.1
shows t h e
layout of
f e a t u r e s on t h e f r o n t panel.
G e n e r a l l y you w i l l f i n d t h e LDX-3207 c o n t r o l s and f e a t u r e s t o be
s i m p l e and i n t u i t i v e l y easy
t o use.
However , t h e
f o l lowing
p a r a g r a p h s p r o v i d e d e s c r i p t i o n s o f each f r o n t p a n e l f e a t u r e .

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AUDIBLE TONES:

INSTRUMENT STATUS INDICATORS:

Repeating 1 second tone indicates current


limit condition.

OPEN CKT

Output is an open c ~ r c u i or
t requires greater
than 5 volt compliance.

Single 3 second tone indicates that an open


circuit condition has occurred.

LIMIT

Output is in current limit mode.

LIMIT DlSP

Display is reading the current limit settmg.

M A I N OUTPUT
ADJUSTMENT K N O B

DISPLAY

PUSH TO VIEW

OUTPUT
TERMINALS
GPIB/IEEE-488
REMOTE M O D E
INDICATOR A N D
LOCAL SWITCH

VOLTAGE CONTROL
INPUT PORT

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2.7 Power -Up Sequence


p r o p e r l y connected t o an AC power source,
With t h e LDX-3207
p r e s s i n g t h e KWER o f f / o n s w i t c h causes the u n i t t o i n i t i a t e i t s
powe r - u p
sequence.
During t h i s
sequence
the
audible
fault
i n d i c a t i o r (beeper) w i l l sound m o m e n t a r i l y and t h e d i s p l a y may
b r i e f l y i n d i c a t e a non-zero reading.
However, d u r i n g t h i s p e r i o d
t h e o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s a r e u n c o n d i t i o n a l l y s h o r t e d and t h e o u t p u t
. o f f / o n s w i t c h i s i n h i b i t e d f o r s e v e r a l seconds p r e v e n t i n g c u r r e n t
f r o m leaving the output terminals.
A f t e r a p p r o x i m a t e l y t w o seconds
the d i s p l y should read 0.0 mA.
2.8 Cur r e n t L i m i t Adjustment
The f r o n t panel LlMlT c o n t r o l s e t t i n g determines the maximum o u t p u t
c u r r e n t f o r a l l modes o f operation..
This c u r r e n t l i m i t . i s set by
r o t a t i n g t h e LlMlT knob t o t h e d e s i r e d value.
The c u r r e n t l i m i t
s e t t i n g can be e s t i m a t e d by o b s e r v i n g p o s i t i o n o f t h e knob i n d i c a t o r
l i n e r e l a t i v e t o t h e 0 and 200 m.4 markings or d e t e r m i n e d p r e c i s e l y
by m o m e n t a r i l y depressing t h e knob.
Once t h e LlMlT knob has been
depressed, the d i s p l a y w i l l read the c u r r e n t l i m i t s e t t i n g f o r
a p p r o x i m a t e l y 5 seconds.
D u r i n g t h i s 5 second i n t e r v a l t h e LlMlT
DlSP ( l i m i t d i s p l a y ) i n d i c a t o r remains on.
The c u r r e n t l i m i t s e t t i n g i s independent o f t h e v o l t a g e d r o p o f the
device connected t o t h e o u t p u t o f the 3207 and t h e r e f o r e no dumny
load i s r e q u i r e d f o r p r e c i s e adjustment o f
the c u r r e n t l i m i t .
Furthermore, since t h e c u r r e n t l i m i t c i r c u i t r y i s f u l l y independent
o f the main c u r r e n t c o n t r o l , the c u r r e n t l i m i t can be a d j u s t e d
s a f e l y even v ~ h i l et h e o u t p u t i s a c t i v e .
2.9 O u t p u t C u r r e n t Adjustment
Primary output c u r r e n t c o n t r o l
i s p r o v i d e d by the l a r g e knob
l o c a t e d on t h e f r o n t panel o f the LDX-3207.
This knob i s connected
t o a p r e c i s i o n 1 0 - t u r n p o t e n t i o m e t e r and can e a s i l y be used t o
achieve a s e t t i n g r e s o l u t i o n of 0.05 nt4 ( o r 0.02 mA w i t h some care).
Depending on whether t h e 3207 i s i n LOCAL or REMOTE mode, t h e
o u t p u t c u r r e n t i s a l s o a f f e c t e d by any c o n t r o l v o l t a g e a p p l i e d t o
t h e MOD i n p u t connector
and comnands
sent
t o the optional
CPIB/IEEE-488
i n t e r f a c e (when i n s t a l led).
Under a l l modes o f
operation the output c u r r e n t i s u n c o n d i t i o n a l l y l i m i t e d t o the value
s e t by t h e LlMlT adjustment.

L o c a l Mode
When i n i t i a l l y t u r n e d on t h e LDX-3207 i s i n LOCAL
mode.
In this
o p e r a t i n g mode the o u t p u t
current
is
d e t e r m i n e d by
the
s e t t i n g of
t h e main o u t p u t
current
adjustment knob and any c o n t r o l s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o the MOD
i n p u t connector.
The c o n t r o l l e v e l g e n e r a t e d by t h e c o n t r o l
knob i s summed w i t h the c o n t r o l s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o the MOD
input.
I n e f f e c t t h e c o n t r o l knob a c t s as a DC b i a s . ( o f f s e t )
adjustment t o t h e s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o t h e MOD input.

When t h e model 1205 CPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f - a c e i s


Remote Mode
i n s t a l led, the LDX-3207 may be o p e r a t e d i n REMOTE mode.
This

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mode o,f o p e r a t i o n i s a c t i v a t e d i n response t o commands sent


t o the 3 2 0 7 v i a t h e i n t e r f a c e .
Once i n REMOTE mode, the
o u t p u t cur r e n t l e v e l i s determined by a p p r o p r i a t e commands
sent over the CPIB/IEEE-488 bus.
For example, t h e c m a n d
'CSO.01' w i l l cause t h e o u t p u t of t h e 3207 t o go t o 50.01 m4
t o w i t h i n the c o n t r o l accuracy o f t h e i n t e r f a c e .
I n t h i s mode
o f o p e r a t i o n t h e main c u r r e n t adjustment knob and MOD i n p u t
a r e disabled.
The 3207 may be r e t u r n e d t o LOCAL mode by
For more i n f o r m a t ion
rnomentari l y p r e s s i n g t h e LOCAL b u t t o n .
on the REMOTE mode o f o p e r a t i o n r e f e r t o Chapter 3.
2.10 Output Connectors
The f r o n t panel o u t p u t connectors s u p p l i e d w i t h the LDX-3207 are
Current flows out
t w o s t a n d a r d b i n d i n g p o s t s on 0.75 i n c h c e n t e r s .
o f t h e r e d connector and r e t u r n s v i a t h e b l a c k connector.
These
o u t p u t connectors a r e f u l l y f l o a t i n g w i t h r e s p e c t t o t h e chassis
ground.
2.11 O u t p u t Off/On B u t t o n
The o u t p u t o f f / o n s w i t c h i s l o c a t e d j u s t t o t h e l e f t o f t h e o u t p u t
t e r m i n a l s and i s used t o t u r n t h e o u t p u t o f the 3 2 0 7 o f f and on.
When t h e o u t p u t i s a c t i v e , the LED i n d i c a t o r j u s t above t h e b u t t o n
i s l i t i n d i c a t i n g t h a t c u r r e n t i s f l o w i n g f r o m the p o s i t i v e t o
negative terminals.
The o f f / o n b u t t o n has a t o g g l i n g a c t i o n : i f the
ouput i s o f f , p r e s s i n g i t w i l l cause t h e o u p t u t t o come on, and v i c e
versa.
When t h e o u p t u t i s o f f , a l o w impedence shunt i s a c t i v e across t h e
output terminals.
I n t h i s s t a t e i t i s s a f e t o connect or remove
s e n s i t i v e devices f r o m t h e 3207 even though power s u p p l y i t s e l f i s
on.
T u r n i n g the o u t p u t on i n i t i a t e s a s l o w t u r n - o n sequence t h a t
takes a f e w seconds t o complete.
D u r i n g t h i s p e r i o d , t h e impedence
o f the i n t e r n a l shunt s l o w l y increases d i v e r t i n g c u r r e n t through
the o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s .
When t h e 3207 i s f i r s t t u r n e d on, t h e o f f / o n b u t t o n i s i n h i b i t e d f o r
s e v e r a l seconds.
This f o r c e s t h e i n t e r n a l , low impedence shunt t o
remain a c t i v e across t h e o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s u n t i l the 3207 c o n t r o l
c i rcui t s
a r e s t a b i I ized.
Additionally,
there are
two other
c o n d i t i o n s t h a t wi l l a u t o m a t i c a l l y cause t h e o u t p u t t o r e s e t t o t h e
o f f state:

,K l i n e power drop-outs l a s t i n g more than


Power D r o p - o u t s
about 1 0 msec wi I I t r i g g e r an i n t e r n a l power m o n i t o r and
cause the o u t p u t t o s w i t c h u n c o n d i t i o n a l l y t o t h e o f f s t a t e .
T h i s sequence i s a l s o i n i t i a t e d when t h e 3207 i s s w i t c h e d o f f
o r unp l ugged.

Open C i r c u i t
I f the compliance v o l t a g e o f t h e
the
connected c i r c u i t exceeds about 6 v o l t s ,
s w i t c h e d t o the o f f s t a t e and OPEN CKT i n d i c a t o r i s
Most commonly t h i s occurs when t h e o u t p u t o f f / o n
p r e s s e d w i t h o u t a l o a d attached.
(See a l s o S e c t i o n

externally
output
is
activated.
button i s
2.13)

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these c o n d i t i o n s o c c u r , t h e o u t p u t may be t u r n e d on
again by simply p r e s s i n g t h e f r o n t - p a n e l o u t p u t o f f / o n switch.
If

2.12

either

of

Modulation/Analog C o n t r o l Port

The m o d u l a t i o n / a n a l o g c o n t r o l p o r t p r o v i d e s a means of m o d u l a t i n g
t h e o u t p u t c u r r e n t o f the LDX-3207 w i t h a 3 db bandwidth o f DC
through 100 KHz.
I n p u t c o n n e c t i o n i s p r o v i d e d by an i s o l a t e d BNC
connector designated MOD on the f r o n t panel.
This connector
p r o v i d e s a t r u e d i f f e r e n t i a l i n p u t and need n o t use t h e same ground
and t h e o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s .
The o n l y r e s t r i c t i o n i s t h a t t h e c o n t r o l
s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o t h e MOD connector s h o u l d be w i t h i n a p p r o x i m a t e l y
12 v o l t s o f the o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s .
Modulation/Analog C o n t r o l Port
(MOD I n p u t )
TRANSFER FLNCTICN
CCNTROL BANDWIDTH (3 db)
INPUT IMPEDENCE
INPUT POLAR l TY

100 mA/vo l t
100 KHz
1,000 ohms
c e n t e r p i n , POSITIVE
she1 I, NEGATIVE

Any c o n t r o l s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o the MOD i n p u t sumned w i t h t h e c o n t r o l


s i g n a l due t o t h e main c u r r e n t c o n t r o l knob s e t t i n g .
The t r a n s f e r
f u n c t i o n o f the m o d u l a t i o n / v o l tage c o n t r o l i n p u t i s + I 0 0 mA/vol t
w i t h t h e c e n t e r p i n o f t h e i n p u t f3NC connector being p o s i t i v e w i t h
respect t o t h e s h e l l .
Thus, w i t h t h e main c u r r e n t c o n t r o l knob set
t o 100 m4 and a 0.5 v o l t i n p u t p r e s e n t a t t h e MOD i n p u t , the
r e s u l t i n g c u r r e n t o u t p u t w o u l d be 150 m4.
The MOD i n p u t , l i k e t h e main c u r r e n t c o n t r o l knob, i s d i s a b l e d when
t h e 3207 i s i n REMOTE mode.

2.13

Fault Indicators

The LDX-3207 has t w o v i s u a l f r o n t - p a n e l f a u l t i n d i c a t o r s , OPEN CKT


and LIMIT, and an a u d i b l e tone t h a t a r e used t o i d e n t i f y open
c i r c u i t and c u r r e n t l i m i t c o n d i t i o n s .
OPEN CKT i n d i c a t e s t h a t t h e c m p l iance v o l t a g e r e q u i r e d a t
t h e 3207 o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s has exceeded a p p r o x i m a t e l y 6 v o l t s .
Most comnonly t h i s happens when t h e r e i i ' n o l o a d a t t a c h e d t o
t h e o u t p u t o r t h e l o a d becomes disconnected when t h e o u t p u t
i s active.
When an OPEN CKT c o n d i t i o n occurs, t h e 3207
o u t p u t s i s a u t o m a t i c a l l y t u r n e d o f f , the OPEN CKT i n d i c a t o r
l a t c h e s on, and a tone sounds f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3 seconds.
The OPEN CKT i n d i c a t o r w i l I remain on u n t i l t h e o ~ i p u t i s
t u r n e d on again e i t h e r m a n u a l l y or v i a t h e CPIB/IEEE-488
interface.
LIMIT i n d i c a t e s t h a t 3207 o u t p u t i s being l i m i t e d t o t h e
s e t t i n g o f t h e f r o n t panel LlMlT knob.
When a LlMlT c o n d i t i o n
occurs, t h e LlMlT i n d i c a t o r i s l i t and a tone i s r e p e a t e d l y

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s o u n d e d . D u e t o t h e u n i q u e d e s i g n o f t h e 3207, t h e L l M l T
indicators are operative even while the ouput i s off.
I f t h e 3207 i s r e p e t i t i v e l y d r i v e n ' i n t o t h e c u r r e n t l i m i t m o d e b y a
t i m e v a r y i n g s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o t h e MOD i n p u t , t h e L l M l T i n d i c a t o r
w i l l l i g h t a n d a t o n e w i l l sound.
The t o n e may sound c o n t i n u o u s o r
i n t e r m i t t e n t depending on t h e f r e q u e n c y o f t h e m o d u l a t i o n signal.
W i t h t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e i n s t a l l e d , t h e s t a t u s o f b o t h t h e OPEN C K T
a n d L l M l T i n d i c a t o r s m a y b e r e a d b a c k o v e r t h e C P I B / I E E E - 4 8 8 bus.
F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n t h i s f e a t u r e s e e C h a p t e r 3.
2.14

CPlB R e m o t e / L o c a l

switch

The GPlB LOCAL s w i t c h i s used t o r e t u r n t h e LDX-3207 t o l o c a l


control
after
i t
has b e e n p u t i n REMOTE m o d e v i a t h e
CPIB/IEEE-488
bus.
I n REMOTE m o d e , b o t h t h e m a i n c u r r e n t
c o n t r o l k n o b a n d t h e MOD i n p u t a r e d i s a b l e d a n d t h e 3207 o u t p u t
This control
m a y b e c o n t r o l l e d o n l y v i a t h e C P I B / I E E E - 4 8 8 bus.
mode i s a v a i l a b l e o n l y w h e n t h e o p t i o n a l m o d e l 1205 CPIB/lEEE-488
F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n s e e C h a p t e r 3.
interface i s installed.
2.15

Rear Panel

T h e r e a r p a n e l c o n t a i n s t h e AC p o w e r i n p u t c o n n e c t o r , f u s e h o l d e r ,
9-pin D-connector, and serial number sticker.
When t h e o p t i o n a l
i n t e r f a c e i s i n s t a l l e d , t h e r e a r pane.1
m o d e l 1 2 0 5 CPIB/IEEE-488
a d d i t i o n a l l y c o n t a i n s t h e s t a n d a r d GPIB/IEEE-488 bus c o n n e c t o r a n d
address selecto'r s w i t c h . O u t p u t c u r r e n t i s a v a i l a b l e a t t h e 9-pin Dc o n n e c t o r , j 104.
W i t h t h e 3154 P h o t o d i o d e Feedback module
1104 . i s u t i l . i z e d f o r t h e p h o t o d i o d e i n p u t s i g n a l
i ~ s i -a J \ t $ , i s u t i l i z e d i n a L D S - 7 0 0 0 s y s t e m c o n f i g u r a t i o n , f l O a f a\!;
c o n t a i n s an i n t e r l o c k w h i c h w i l l d i s a b l e t h e c u r r e n t o u t p u t u n l e s s
defeated.
S e e S e c t i o n 2.18
for detailed information.
For
i n f o r m a t i o n o n t h e f u s e r e p l a c e m e n t s e e S e c t i o n 5.7.
For
i n f o r m a t i o n regarding programming in preparation for using the
C P I B / l E E E - 4 8 8 i n t e r f a c e s e e S e c t i o n 3.3.
2.1 6 W A R M - U P

AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

The LDX-3207 s h o u l d b e o p e r a t e d a t an a m b i e n t t e m p e r a t u r e b e t w e e n
0 a n d 50 d e g r e e s c e n t i g r a d e .
Storage temperatures should be in the
r a n g e - 4 0 t o 7 0 C. I n o r d e r t o a c h i e v e r a t e d a c c u r a c y t h e L D X - 3 2 0 7
s h o u l d b e a l l o w e d t o w a r m u p f o r a b o u t 1 h o u r b e f o r e use.
2.17
2.18

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
C o n n e c t i n g t o Your

Device

When c o n n e c t i n g l a s e r d i o d e s a n d o t h e r s e n s i t i v e d e v i c e s t o t h e
LDX-3207 w e r e c o m m e n d t h a t t h e 3207 s h o u l d b e p o w e r e d - u p w i t h
the output off.
In this condition a l o w impedence shunt is a c t i v e
across t h e o u t p u t terminals.
When d i s c o n n e c t i n g d e v i c e s i t i s o n l y
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Svstem I n t e r l o c k and Photodiode

Feedback

The 9 - p i n c o n n e c t o r ( J 1 0 4 ) o n t h e r e a r p a n e l c o n t a i n s t h e c u r r e n t
supply o u t p u t and e a r t h ground.
W i t h t h e 3154 P h o t o d i o d e F e e d b a c k
module i n s t a l l e d , t h e photodiode signal i s i n p u t at t h e connector.
When t h e L D X - 3 2 0 7 i s p a r t o f a s y s t e m , t h e n an i n t e r l o c k i s
i n c o r p o r a t e d at j104 and i s d e f e a t e d by i n t e r n a l w i r i n g l o c a t e d
inside t h e hood o f t h e supplied i n t e r c o n n e c t cable.
In standard
units the interlock i s internally defeated.
I f the interlock feature i s
r e q u i r e d , p l e a s e c o n t a c t ILX L i g h t w a v e f o r i n f o r m a t i o n .
When t h e i n t e r l o c k f u n c t i o n i s t o b e u t i l i z e d , th-en a s w i t c h m u s t b e
w i r e d a c r o s s p i n s 1 . a n d 2 o f 1104.
To d o t h i s , o p e n t h e c a b l e h o o d
l o c a t e d a t t h e e n d w h i c h c o n n e c t s t o 1104.
The connections are
When t h e d e s i r e d
made a c r o s s p i n s 1 and 2 o f t h e c a b l e c o n n e c t o r .
w i r i n g has b e e n i n s t a l l e d , r e p l a c e t h e h o o d o n t h e c a b l e .
The
s w i t c h must be e l e c t r i c a l l y i s o l a t e d f r o m a l l o t h e r c i r c u i t s i n c l u d i n g
e a r t h ground.
R e f e r t o Fig. 2.2 f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n .
For d e t a i l o n
t h e 3154 P h o t o d i o d e F e e d b a c k m o d u l e , p l e a s e r e f e r t o t h e e n c l o s e d
manual.
2.19

Grounding Considerations

he o u t p u t s o f t h e L D X - 3 2 0 7 a r e i s o 1 a t e . d f r o m c h a s s i s g r o u n d
a l l o w i n g e i t h e r o u t p u t t e r m i n a l t o be g r o u n d e d a t t h e u s e r ' s o p t i o n .
2.20

General Operating

Procedure

The LDX-3207 c a n be o p e r a t e d i n s e v e r a l modes.


The f o l l o w i n g
o p e r a t i n g p r o c e d u r e i s a p p l i c a b l e t o most common usage.
1.
P l u g t h e 3207 i n t o a n AC p o w e r s o u r c e s u p p l y i n g t h e c o r r e c t
voltage and frequency for your u n i t ( r e f e r t o t h e rear panel serial
number s t i c k e r f o r t h e c o r r e c t r a t i n g s ) .
2.
T u r n o n t h e 3207 a n d a l l o w o n e
accuracy operation.

hour warm-up

3.
M o m e n t a r i l y depress t h e LIMIT knob and t h e n
ma.ximum c u r r e n t t h a t y o u w i s h t o s o u r c e .

period for

adjust

rated

it t o the

4.
W i t h t h e o u t p u t o f f , make t h e necessary e x t e r n a l c i r c u i t
c o n n e c t i o n s . D o u b l e c h e c k t o e n s u r e t h a t t h e c o r r e c t p o l a r i t y has
been observed when c o n n e c t i n g t o laser diodes and o t h e r devices
sensitive t o being reverse biased.

5.
S w i t c h t h e o u t p u t o n a n d a d j u s t t h e c u r r e n t t o t h e d e s i r e d DC
l e v e l u s i n g t h e m a i n c u r r e n t s e t t i n g knob.
6.
As n e e d e d , c o n n e c t t h e m o d u l a t i o n / c o n t r o l s i g n a l t o t h e MOD
input.
A t a n y t i m e d u r i n g t h e o p e r a t i o n o f t h e 3207, t h e o u t p u t c u r r e n t
l i m i t s e t t i n g may be v i e w e d b y m o m e n t a r i l y d e p r e s s i n g t h e L I M I T

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Interlock

(-1

Interlock ( + )
Earth Ground

--

i t o r Photodiode ( - )
i t o r Photodiode ( + )

Laser Anode ( R E D )
Laser Cathode
( BLAC K )

LDX-3207 D-Connector Pinout (j104)


Fig. 2.2

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CHAPTER 3
REMOTE PROGRAMMING
3.1

INTRODUCTION

When p r o p e r l y i n s t a l l e d , t h e model 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e t u r n s t h e


LDX-3207 i n t o a p r o g r a m a b l e c u r r e n t s o u r c e f o r use w i t h t h e I E E E S t a n d a r d
488-1978
i n t e r f a c e bus.
T h i s arrangement p e r m i t s t h e LDX-3207 t o be
c o n t r o l l e d by most computers and makes p o s s i b l e a w i d e v a r i e t y o f
a u t o m a t e d t e s t and measurement appl i c a t i o n s .
To implement IEEE-488 bus c o n t r o l you wi l l g e n e r a l l y need t o have an I E E E 488 i n t e r f a c e a d a p t e r i n your h o s t computer.
These a d a p t e r s a l o n g w i t h
a p p r o p r i a t e s o f t w a r e a r e r e a d i l y a v a i l a b l e f rorn s e v e r a l m a n u f a c t u r e r s and
f o r m o s t p o p u l a r computers.
T h i s manual assumes t h a t you. have a b a s i c
knowledge o f t h e CPIB/IEEE-488
i n t e r f a c e bus and i t s use f o r i n s t r u m e n t
control.
However, i f you need a p p l i c a t i o n a s s i s t a n c e f e e l f r e e t o c a l l ILX
L i g h t w a v e a t t h e number l i s t e d a t t h e f r o n t o f t h i s manual.
<

3.2 CAPABILITIES
The model 1205 CPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e p r o v i d e s c o n t r o l o f t h e LDX-3207
o u t p u t c u r r e n t l e v e l w i t h 12 b i t (0.05 m4) r e s o l u t i o n as we1 l as c o n t r o l
over
the output off/on
s w i t c h and a u d i b l e tone.
I n addition,
the
i n s t r u m e n t s t a t u s (OPEN CKT, LIMIT, C(\1, REMOTE) can be r e a d back o v e r t h e
bus. O t h e r f e a t u r e s i n c l ude:

A s i n p l e and p r e d i c t a b l e comnand s e t
35 msec c o m a n d t h r o u g h p u t
F u l l l o c a l / r e m o t e c a p a b i l i t y i n c l u d i n g LOCAL LOCKCUT
I n a d d i t i o n t o s e v e r a l d e v i c e dependent comnands t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e
s u p p o r t s t h e f o l l o w i n g i n t e r f a c e messsages: REN, E L , LLO, CTL and SIX.

3.3

PREPARATION FOR BUS CONTROL

Once t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e has been p r o p e r l y i n s t a l l e d i n t h e LDX-3207 (see


S e c t i o n 6.3), t h e f o l l o w i n g s t e p s s h o u l d be t a k e n t o p r e p a r e t h e i n s t r u m e n t
f o r bus c o n t r o l :
1. T u r n o f f t h e power t o t h e LDX-3207 and set
i n t e r f a c e address s w i t c h as shown i n F i g u r e 3.1.
choose s h o u l d be d i f f e r e n t f r o m t h a t o f any
c o n n e c t e d t o t h e bus.

t h e GPIB/IEEE-488
The address you
other
instrument

2. P l u g t h e GPIB/lEEE-488 bus c a b l e i n t o t h e LDX-3207


c o n n e c t o r and secure i t w i t h t h e p l u g - m o u n t e d screws.

rear

3. T u r n on t h e i n s t r u m e n t .

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panel

SWITCH P O S I T I O N S
ADDRESS

Fipure3.1.

.5

Bus A d d r e s s S e l e c t o r S w i t c h S e t t i n g s

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3.4 REMOTE PROCRAMM ING PROCEDURE


I n g e n e r a l t h e LDX-3207/1205 i s programmed by s i m p l y sending i t an ASCII
s t r i n g o f c h a r a c t e r s t h a t i s comprised o f one o r more commands. A s i m p l e
example w o u l d be:
'01C50.2'

I n t h i s example t h e 3207 o u t p u t
the c u r r e n t s e t t o 50.2 mA.

i s t u r n e d on and

On r e c e i v i n g t h i s comnand s t r i n g t h e 3207 i s p l a c e d i n remote mode,


s l o w t u r n - o n sequence i s i n i t i a t e d ( i f t h e o u t p u t i s n o t a l r e a d y on),
the c u r r e n t l e v e l i s comnanded t o go t o 50.2 mA.

the
and

I n order
t o insure that
t h e 3207 has
s u c c e s s f u l l y executed these
i n s t r u c t i o n s i t may be d e s i r a b l e t o read back t h e s t a t u s o f the i n s t r u m e n t .
Thi s can be accomp l i shed us i ng the GO comnand:
G
'O'

Loads t h e i n s t r u m e n t
output buffer.

status

into

the

interface

Transmission o f t h i s comnand s h o u l d be f o l lowed by e x e c u t i o n o f an


i n s t r u c t i o n t o read ASCII d a t a f r o m t h e i n t e r f a c e .
The i n t e r f a c e w i l l
respond by sending a s t r i n g o f f i v e ASCll c h a r a c t e r s t h a t i n d i c a t e whether
o r n o t t h e l a s t cormand was u n d e r s t o o d and t h e s t a t u s o f the f r o n t panel
i n d i c a t o r s : OPEN C M , LIMIT, CN, REMOTE.
For example, t h e s t r i n g 00011
i n d i c a t e s t h a t t h e p r e v i o u s comnand was u n d e r s t o o d and executed and t h a t
the i n s t r u m e n t i s o p e r a t i n g normal l y i n remote mode w i t h t h e o u t p u t on.
The GO comnand i s d e s c r i b e d f u l l y i n S e c t i o n 3.7.

3.5

DEVICE D E P W E N T COMMAND SET

The c o m p l e t e LDX-3207/1205 device-dependent comnand set i s sumnar i z e d i n


T a b l e 3.1 below.
Each o f the l i s t e d commands i s d e s c r i b e d f u l l y i n
Sections 3.6 t h r o u g h 3.9.
On r e c e i v i n g any o f the
p l a c e d i n REMOTE mode.

device

LDX-3207/1205

dependent

comnands

the LDX-3207/1205

is

TABLE 3.1
DEVICE -DEPENDENT COMMAND SET

B1

T r i g g e r s t h e a u d i b l e tone i n t h e LDX-3207

Cn

Sets t h e o u t p u t c u r r e n t o f

GO

Loads t h e i n s t r u m e n t
output b u f f e r

On

Turns the LDX-3207 o u t p u t o f f o r -on

the LDX-3207

status

into

the

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interface

3.6 I31 (Beep Comnand)


On r e c e i v i n g t h e 61 comnand t h e a u d i b l e t o n e i n t h e 3207 i s t r i g g e r e d .
d u r a t i o n o f t h e t o n e i s a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3 seconds.

3.7

The

Cn ( C u r r e n t Set Comnand)

The Cn comnand i s used t o s e t t h e o u t p u t c u r r e n t o f t h e LDX-3207 over t h e


GPIB/IEEE-488 bus.
The n u m e r i c f i e l d 'n' f o l l o w i n g t h e comnand l e t t e r 'C'
may be f o r m a t t e d i n a number o f ways.
The examples i n F i g u r e 3.2
i l l u s t r a t e b o t h c o r r e c t l y and i n c o r r e c t l y f o r m a t t e d comnands.

CORRECT

INCORRECT

C50

CB50

C123.11

C%lOO

F i g u r e 3.2.

Cn Comnand Format Examples

N o t e t h a t t h e n u m e r i c f i e l d i t s e l f m u s t be an i n t e g e r o r
t h a t has a v a l u e i n t h e range o f 0 t o 200.

decimal

number

Upon r e c e i v i n g a c o r r e c t l y f o r m a t t e d Cn comnand, t h e LDX-3207 w i l l s w i t c h


t o r e m o t e mode ( i f i t was p r e v i o u s l y i n l o c a l mode) and p r o d u c e an o u t p u t
c u r r e n t equal t o the v a l u e o f t h e numeric f i e l d i n m i l l i a m p s .
That i s , the
comnand C25 w i l l r e s u l t i n an o u t p u t o f 25.0 m i l l i a m p s .
I f t h e Cn c m a n d
i s i n c o r r e c t l y f o r m a t t e d , t h e LDX-3207 w i l l s t i l l s w i t c h t o r e m o t e mode ( i f
i t was p r e v i o u s l y i n l o c a l mode) b u t t h e r e m o t e mode o u t p u t l e v e l w i l l
remain a t i t s p r e v i o u s l y s e t l e v e l .
A d d i t i o n a l I y , t h e s o f t w a r e comnand
error
flag is
s e t whenever a comnand i s
r e c e i v e d t h a t c a n n o t be
interpreted.
T h i s e r r o r f l a g may be r e a d u s i n g t h e GO comnand ( s e e S e c t i o n
3.7).
The 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488
i n t e r f a c e has a 12 b i t
r e s o l u t i o n and an a c c u r a c y o f 0.7 % o r b e t t e r .

(0.05

m4) a n a l o g

control

3.8 GO (Get l n s t rurnent S t a t u s Comnand)


instrument s t a t u s over
The GO c a n n a n d i s used t o r e a d t h e LDX-3207/1205
t h e i n t e r f a c e bus.
Upon r e c e i v i n g t h e GO comnand t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e
s w i t c h e s t h e LDX-3207 t o r e m o t e mode ( i f i t was p r e v i o u s l y i n l o c a l mode),
reads t h e s t a t u s o f t h e i n t e r n a l s o f t w a r e comnand e r r o r f l a g , t h e OPEN
CKT,
LIMIT,
REMOTE,
a n d (34
front-panel
indicators
and t h e n
loads
a p p r o p r i a t e ASCll c h a r a c t e r s i n t o an o u t p u t b u f f e r .
The 5 c h a r a c t e r ASCll
s t r i n g g e n e r a t e d by t h e GO comnand may be r e a d back o v e r t h e bus by

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e x e c u t i n g a read i m n e d i a t e l y a f t e r sending the GO comnand.


F i g u r e 3.5
shows t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f each o f t h e c h a r a c t e r s i n t h e r e t u r n e d ASCII
string.
See t h e example programs a t the end o f
t h i s chapter f o r
i l l u s t r a t i o n s o f how the CO comnand may be used.
After
l o a d i n g the 5 c h a r a c t e r ASCII s t r i n g i n t o
b u f f e r , t h e s o f t w a r e comnand e r r o r f l a g i s r e s e t .

the

interface

output

3.9 On ( O u t p u t O f f /On Comnand)

The On command i s used t o s w i t c h the .LDX-3207 o u t p u t o f f and on.


Upon
r e c e i v i n g t h e On comnand t h e LDX-3207/1205 switches t o remote mode ( i f i t
was p r e v i o u s l y i n l o c a l mode) and then switches the o u t p u t o f f or on
depending on t h e v a l u e o f t h e numeric f i e l d 'n'.
The On can take t w o forms
as i n d i c a t e d below:
Turns t h e o u t p u t on

01

00

Turns t h e o u t p u t o f f

I t i s i m p o r t a n t t o p o i n t o u t here t h a t since the LDX-3207 has a t u r n - o n


sequence t h a t takes a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3 seconds t o complete, a p p r o p r i a t e
delays must be programmed i n t o c o n t r o l l i n g s o f t w a r e t o a v o i d u s i n g t h e
o u t p u t d u r i n g t h e t u r n - o n sequence.
I n cases where i t i s o n l y necessary t o
reduce t h e LDX-3207 o u t p u t t o zero ( r a t h e r than a c t u a l l y s h o r t i n g t h e
o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s ) we p r e f e r t o execute a 'CO' comnand r a t h e r than a '00'
comnand.
I n t h i s case the LDX-3207 o u t p u t can be r a p i d l y i n c r e a s e d again
by s imp l y execu t i ng another 'Cnm comnand.

3.10

INPUT SYNTAX

This s e c t ion describes the s y n t a x r u l e s f o r c o n s t r u c t i n g device dependent


comnand s t r i n g s used t o c o n t r o l t h e LDX-3207/1205.
I n g e n e r a l , a comnand
i n d i v i d u a l comnands f o l l o w e d by a
s t r i n g i s formed by a s e r i e s o f
terminator.
There a r e f o u r recognized comnands (see Sections 3.6 t h r o u g h 3.9), each
composed o f a l e t t e r f o l lowed by one o r more numerics.
The LDX-3207/1205
accepts a l p h a b e t i c c h a r a c t e r s i n e i t h e r upper or l o w e r case. Comnands may
be s t r u n g t o g e t h e r i n t o an ASCII s t r i n g up t o 30 c h a r a c t e r s long.
Any
c h a r a c t e r s beyond t h e 3 0 t h a r e t r u n c a t e d .
C e r t a i n c h a r a c t e r s are i g n o r e d
and may be i n c l u d e d anywhere i n a comnand s t r i n g f o r c l a r i t y .
These
i g n o r e d c h a r a c t e r s a r e shown i n F i g u r e 3.3.

F i g u r e 3.3.

Space

..

Back s l a s h

'1'

Ignored Characters.

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A comnand s t r i n g must be concluded w i t h one or more i n p u t t e r m i n a t o r s .


Processing o f the
~ c c e p t a b l e i n p u t t e r m i n a t o r s a r e shown i n F i g u r e 3.4.
c o m a n d s t r i n g begins when the f i r s t i n p u t t e r m i n a t o r i s received.

Carriage r e t u r n
Line f e e d
EOI

Figure 3.4.

Input Terminators.

I I l e g a l comnands and unrecognized c h a r a c t e r s (eg, 0 3 ) cause the sof t w a r e


e r r o r f l a g t o be set b u t a r e o t h e r w i s e ignored.
Examples o f c o r r e c t and
i n c o r r e c t comnand s t r i n g s a r e given i n T a b l e 3.2.

The LDX-3207/1205
loads t h e i n s t r u m e n t s t a t u s i n t o t h e i n t e r f a c e o u t p u t
b u f f e r i n response t o a GO conmand.
The o u t p u t i s comprised o f a s t r i n g
o f f i v e ASCII c h a r a c t e r s f o l lowed by an EOI.
The i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f these
c h a r a c t e r s i s shown i n F i g u r e 3.5.

3.12

INTERFACE M E S S S E S

I n a d d i t i o n t o t h e device dependent corrrnand set d e s c r i b e d above (Sect ions


3.6 t h r o u g h 3 . 9 ) , the 1205 responds t o a number o f i n t e r f a c e messages i n
o r d e r t o p a r t i c i p a t e i n IEEE-488 bus comnunication.
P r o g r a m e r s working
vvith h i g h l e v e l languages ( l i k e BASIC) g e n e r a l l y need n o t be concerned w i t h
these messages since they a r e o f t e n handled by the i n t e r n a l s o f t w a r e
drivers.
The i n t e r f a c e messages u n d e r s t o o d by t h e 1205 a r e l i s t e d i n T a b l e
3.3.
A l l o f these messages o r i g i n a t e a t t h e c o n t r o l l e r .

3.13

EXAMPLE PROGRAMS

Two example programs a r e shown i n Example 3.1 and 3.2.


These programs
e x e r c i s e a l l o f the r e m o t e l y a c c e s s i b l e LDX-3207/1205
f e a t u r e s i n the
process
of
recording
a
laser
diode's
output
vs
drive
current
characteristic.

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TABLE 3.2.

COMMAND STRINC EXAMPLES

CORRECT COMMAND ST RINGS


01C100 [CR]

Turns t h e o u t p u t on and causes t h e o u t p u t t o


go t o 100 mA.
N o t e t h a t i f t h e o u t p u t was
p r e v i o u s l y o f f , t h e t u r n - o n sequence w i l l take
a p p r o x i m a t e l y 3 seconds t o complete.

cOc100cO [CR 1 [LF

Either
upper
or
lower
case
alphabetic
c h a r a c t e r s may be used.
This command s t r i n g
results
in
an
output
current
pulse
approximate I y 35 msec long.

C+lO GO/[EOI ]

Spaces (and back s l a s h e s ) may be used w i t h i n


the comnand s t r i n g f o r c l a r i t y .
This comnand
s t r i n g causes t h e o u t p u t t o go t o 10 m4 and
then loads t h e i n s t r u m e n t s t a t u s i n t o t h e
output buffer.

01 C25.378

Causes t h e o u t p u t t o go t o 25.378 m4 ( t o
w i t h i n t h e r e s o l u t i o n and accuracy o f t h e
i n t e r f a c e ) and then sound t h e LDX-3207/1205
i n t e r n a l beeper.

B1 [ L F ]

INCORRECT COMMAlrlD STRINGS


01 @ C100 [EOI]

B l [CR]

11 [CR]

The ' a ' i s an unrecognized c h a r a c t e r .


When
the '61' i s encountered the s o f t w a r e e r r o r
s t a t u s b i t i s s e t and p r o c e s s i n g continues
normal l y.
numeric was expected f o l l o w i n g t h e t h i r d
C . The m i s s i o n o f t h i s numeric w i l l cause
t h e s o f t w a r e e r r o r s t a t u s b i t t o be s e t b u t
p r o c e s s i n g w i l l c o n t i n u e n o r m a l l y beginning
w i t h B1 command.

'B3'
i s an unknown comnand.
When the B3
cornnand i s encountered the s o f t w a r e e r r o r
s t a t u s b i t w i l l be set and p r o c e s s i n g w i l l
c o n t i n u e n o r m a l l y w i t h t h e n e x t command.
This
1.OO

comnand w i l l

cause the o u t p u t

t o go t o

rnA f o l lowed by a beep.


A1 though '1.00Ei s o f t e n used as s c i e n t i f i c n o t a t i o n t o

1'
mean
0.100,
the
LDX-3207/1205
'does
not
recognize t h i s f o r m o f n o t a t i o n .
I n t h i s case
m i s i n t e r p r e t e d as an unrecognized
the E
comnand causing t h e s o f t w a r e e r r o r s t a t u s b i t
t o be set.

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I
CUTPUT CN/OFF

GPl I3 LOCAL/REMOTE
CLRRENT L I M I T

I
OPEN CKT
SOFTWARE COMMAND
ERROR FLAC

N = O
OFF

LOCAL

REMOTE

CLRRENT L I M I T

NOT ACT IVE

ACT I VE

OPEN CKT

NOT ACTIVE

ACTIVE

SOFTWARE COMMAND
ERROR FLAC

F i g u r e 3.5.

Nnnnn
-

NOT SET

SET

I n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f t h e ASCII s t r i n g g e n e r a t e d
i n response t o a GO command.

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TABLE 3.3.

INTERFACE MESSAGES

My L i s t e n Address
t o listen.
MTA

My T a l k Address
talk.

Unl i s t e n
unlisten.
Untalk
u n t a l k.

Addresses

the 1205

Addresses t h e 1205 t o

Addresses

Addresses

all

all

devices

to

talkers

to

A u n i l i n e message
that
Attention
instructs
the
1205
to
interpret
a
mulit line
message
as
an
interface
message
(as
opposed
to
a
device
dependent comnand).
DCL

Device C l e a r
A m u l t i l i n e message t h a t
causes the 1205 t o r e s e t t o i t s powerup c o n f i g u r a t i o n : o u t p u t c u r r e n t set t o
0.00 mA, mode s e t t o l o c a l .

A m u l t i l i n e message
L o c a l Lockout
t h a t d i s a b l e s a l l LDX-3207 f r o n t - p a n e l
c o n t r o l s except t h e LIMIT knob.

Causes
Go To Local
s w i t c h t o LOCAL mode.
SDC

the

LDX-3207

to

S e l e c t e d Device C l e a r
Causes t h e 1205
t o r e s e t t o i t s power-up c o n f i g u r a t i o n :
o u t p u t o f f , mode s e t t o l o c a l .
This
comnand d i f f e r s f r o m DCL above i n t h a t
i t a f f e c t s o n l y t h e addressed i n t e r f a c e
whereas I X L a f f e c t s a l l l i s t e n e r s on
t h e bus.

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Program to measure and p r i n t 1 ig h t o u t p u t u s c u r r e n t


P l a s e r d i o d e o r LED.

input f o r

An L D X - 3 2 0 7 i s u s e d t o d r l u o t h e e m i t t e r a n d t h e l i g h t o u t p u t i s
m e a s u r e d u s i n g a s i l i c o n p h o t o d i o d e d r i v i n g a F l u K e 8 8 4 0 A DklM i n DC
c u r r e n t mode.
The GPIB b u s a d d r e s s e s o f
FLUKE 8 8 4 0 A
LDX-320 7

the

i n s t r u m e n t s must be s e t up a s f o l lows:

Bus Address:
Bus Address:

1
2

T h i s p r o g r a m i s w r i t t e n i n TBASIC (TGASIC i s a t r a d e m a r k o f
T r a n s E r a C o r p o r a t i o n , P r o u o , UT).

Idmin = 0 !
Idmax = 7 0 !
Idlnc = 2 !
!
Rosp = 0.4 !
!
! ..........................
!
CLEAR !
!
PRINT '
PRIM
PRIM '
PRINT
PRINT

* * *

Set mln d r i v e current


S e t max d r i v e c u r r e n t
Set d r i v e current step

the

increment

D e t e c t o r r e s p o n s i v i t y (R'W)
I N I T I A L I Z E OUTPUT/PRINT

HEADER

Clear the screen


L A S E W L E D OUTPUT u s D R I V E CURRENT

..

D R I V E CURRENT
(mA)
P-PI=======

* * *'

OUTPUT'
(mW) '
IIPICPII=P=P=I~

! PP~=E==P=P==P=~====PI=======I========
I N I T I A L I Z E DMM AND CURRENT SOURCE
!
P R I M 3 1 :' F S R l S i T 2 '
!
S e t DMM f o r t h e f o l l o w i n g m o d e s :
!
F5
mA DC
!
R1
2 0 0 0 mA f u l l s c a l e
!
S1
Medium r a t e
!
T2
External tr i gger
!
S e t L D X - 3 2 0 7 a s f 01 1 o w s :
P R I N T 32:'01COm
.!
01
Output on
!
C0
Output current = 0
!
FOR X = f TO 1 0 0 0 I NEXT X !
Wai t f o r 3 2 0 7 o u t p u t t u r n - o n
!
sequence t o complete
!
! m~==P=fPPI==aP=IPP=P==I=======~==P
TAKE DATA
!
FOR I = I d m i n TO I d m a x STEP I d i n c !
I n i t i a l i z e current loop
!
P R I M T O CQ USING ' 3 D . 2 D S ' t I
!
W r i t e I t o an A S C I I s t r i n g
A p p e n d t h e " C ' command c h a r a c t e r
CQ * .C8 & C% !
!
PRINT 32rC% !
PRINT 32r'GOm !
INPUT 22:AO !
I F V A L ( A % ) < > l l THEN 9 5 0 !
!
P R I N T 1 1 1'7'
!
I N P U T 31 :A% !
L IRe%p*VAL<AS)*lOOO !
!

Example 3.1.
Using

S e n d c u r r e n t l e v e l t o LDX-3207
Command 3 2 0 7 t o l o a d s t a t u s b i t s
Get instrument s t a t u s b i t s
Check i n s t r u m e n t s t a t u s
MPI
R e a d DPIM
Convert reading t o m i l l i w a t t s

Trigger

Remote Programming Example

TBASlC ( T r a n s E r a Corp.).

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!
!

402
404
412
500
502

r ~ = l r r r r - n ~ r r u a ~ u n p ~ ~ a =PRINT
= = = fOUT
~

PRINT USINO '21X3D.2D,12X,3D.2D':1,L


. .
!
! P-===P=P===I-=====~==========

504

512NEXl I !
520 !
522 END
900 !
9 0 2 ! ............................
904 !
950 !
952 SOUND "C' !
9 5 4 PRINT 'CURRENT SOURCE NOT READY.'
9 5 6 END

RESULTS

! P r i n t out resul t s

DONE
C l o s e 1 oop

ERROR RETURN PROCESSING

Sound t o n e
P r i n t e r r o r message

E x a m p l e 3.1.
Remote P r o g r a m i n g Example
U s i n g TBASIC ( T r a n s E r a Corp.) C o n t ' d .

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* * *

10 '
12 '

14
16
18
20
22
24
28
30

'

Program to measure and p r i n t


a l a s e r d i o d e o r LED.

'

* * *

1 i gh t o u t p u t u s c u r r e n t

input f o r

'
' An LDX-3207

i s used t o d r i v e the e m i t t e r and the l i g h t o u t p u t I S


m e a s u r e d u s i n g a s i l i c o n p h o t o d i o d e d r i v i n g a F l u K e 8 8 4 0 A DPIFI I n DC
' c u r r e n t mode.
' T h e G P I B b u s a d d r e s s e s ~f t h e i n s t r u m e n t s m u s t b e s e t u p a s t o 1 lcaws:

'

'

32 ' FLUKE 884064


34
36
38
40
42
50
52
54
55

LIDATA2

6us Address:
Bus Address:

' LDX-3207
'

1
2

'
'

T h i p~r o g r a m i s w r i t t e n i n I B M DOS B A S I C A a n d u s e s t h e N a t i o n a l
I n s t r u m e n t s B A S I C A l a n g u a g e i n t e r f a c e s o f t w a r e f o r t h e GPIB-PC2A
' GPIB i n t e r f a c e board,.

'
'PP====DP=======P====~P=============I N I T I A L I Z E G P I B INTERFACE
'
' T h e f o l l o w i n g c o d e r e a d s i n a n d i n i t i a l i z e s t h e BASICA l a n g u a g e i n t e r f a c e
56 ' so+ t w a r e .
57 '

58
60
62
64
66

CLEAR
,60172!
I B I N I T l = 60172!
IBINIT2 = IBINITl + 3
BLOAD ' \ G P I B \ B I B . M U
IBINIT1
CALL I B I N I T 1 ( I B F I N D , IBTRG, I B C L R , I B P C T , I B S I C , I B L O C , I B P P C , I B B N f i , I B O N L , I B R S C
IBSRE, IBRSV IBPAD, IBSAD, IB I ST, IB W , IBEOS IBTMO, 1 BEOT IBRDF IE:WRTF)
68
C A L L IBINIT2(IBGTS,IBCAC,IBWAIT,IBPOKE,IBWRT,IBWRTA,IBCMD,IBCPlDA,IBRD,IBR
DF\,IBSTOP,IBRPP,IBRSP,IBDIAG,IBXTRC,IBRDI , I B W R T I , I B R D I f i l I B W R T I A , I B S T ~ L I I B E RIR& ~ ,
CNT%>
74 '
76
A% = 'DEV1"
' I n i t i a l i z e bus address 1
78
CALL IBFIND(A%,BDl%>
80
I F BD1% < 0 THEN 9 2 0
'Check f o r e r r o r r e t u r h
82 '
AS = " D F V 2 "
' I n 1 t i a l ize b u s a d d r e s 3 2
CALL IBFIND(AQ,BDT%>
I F BD2% < 0 THEN 9 2 0
'Check f o r e r r o r r e t u r n

IDMIN
IDMAX
IDINC

= 0 '
= 70 '
= 2 '

Set min d r i v e current


S e t max d r i v e c u r r e n t
Set d r i v e current step

increment

RESP = 1 !

'

D e t e c t o r r e s p o n s i v i t y (A/W)

, -----------------=-------------------------------- ---------------CLS

'

PRINT "
PRINT
PRINT '
PRINT "
PRINT
I
I

I N I T I A L 1 ZE OUTPUT/F'RINT
Clear

* * *

-------------

..................................

A%=" F S R l S l T 2 "
CALL I B W R T ( B D l % , A Q )

'

the screen

* * *"

L A S E W L E D OUTPUT v s D R I V E CURRENT
D R I V E CURRENT
(mA)

HEADER

OUTPUT"
(mW)"
-------_--___
------------,I

I N I T I A L 1 ZE DMM AND CURRENT SOURCE

S e t DMM f o r
FS
R1
S1
T2

t h e f o l l o w ~ n ym o d e s :
mA DC
2 0 0 0 mA f u l 1 s c a l e

Medlum r a t e
Er t e r n a l t r I g y e r

Example 3.2.
Remote P r o g r a m i n g Example
U s i n g BASICA ( N a t i o n a l I n s t r u m e n t s I n t e r f a c e S o f t w a r e ) .

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A$='Ol COm

CALL IBWRT(BD2%,Al)

'

S e t LDX-3207 a s f 0 1 1 ows:
01
O u t p u t on
CO
Output c u r r e n t = 0

'
0

FOR X

'

= 1 TO 1 0 0 0 : NEXT X '

W a i t f o r 3207 o u t p u t t u r n - o n
sequence t o compl e t e

PPIIPIIPIP=I---~===='~===I====-A==~===

TAKE DATA

GOB.rWGO'
T R I GS='?'

FOR I = I D M I N TO IDMAX STEP I D I N C '

I n i t i a l i z e current

loop

C% = S T R % < I )

CS

"C'

+ CS

'

W r i t e I t o an A S C I I s t r i n g
A p p e n d t h e " C " command c h a r a c t e r

'

S e n d c u r r e n t l e v e l t o LDX-3207
Command 3207 t o l o a d s t a t u s b i t s
'Get i n s t r u m e n t s t a t u s b i t s
Check i n s t r u m e n t s t a t u s

CALL IBWRT(BDT/!,CO)
CALL IBWRT<BDZ,GO%) '
A%-SPACEQ(3)
I CALL IBRD<BDZZ ,A%)
I F V A L ( A S ) < > l l THEN 9 5 0 '
I

CALL IBWRT(BDl%,TRIG%) '


AO-SPACEI(20)
:CALL IBRD(BDl%,A%)
L = RESP*VAL(A3)*1000

T r i g g e r DMM
' R e a d DMM
Convert reading t o m i l l i w a t t s

IMAGES==
PRINT USINO 1MAGEI;I ,L

'

# # # . +I#

# # # . +I#'
P r i n t out results

NEXT I

'

C l o s e 1 oop

END
0

BEEP

'

Sound t o n e

PRINT 'COULD NOT I N I T I A L I Z E DEVICE:


END

" ; A3

BEEP '
PRINT 'CURRENT SOURCE NOT READY.'
END

Sound t o n e
P r i n t e r r o r message

'

Example 3.2.
Remote P r o g r a m i n g Exampl e
Using BASICA ( N a t i o n a l l n s t r u n e n t s I n t e r f a c e S o f t w a r e ) Cont'd.

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CHAPTER 4
THEORY OF OPERATION

4.1 OVERVIEW
An o v e r a l l f u n c t i o n a l b l o c k diagram o f t h e LDX-3207 is s h o w i n F i g u r e 4.1.
The fundamental c u r r e n t p a t h i s a l o n g t h e r i g h t - h a n d side o f the f i g u r e ,
f l o w i n g f r o m t o p t o bottom.
When t h e o u t p u t i s a c t i v e , r e g u l a t e d c u r r e n t
i s produced i n t h e c u r r e n t source and i s then e i t h e r dumped t o ground o r
d i v e r t e d t o the p o s i t i v e output terminal.
The p r e c i s e amount o f c u r r e n t
f l o w i n g though the o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s i s d e t e r m i n e d by t h e lower, p r e c i s i o n
c u r r e n t sink.
The o u t p u t i s s w i t c h e d o f f and on by an FET s w i t c h in
p a r a l l e l w i t h the o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s .
When the o u t p u t i s o f f , t h e FET i s
'on',
causing t h e c u r r e n t t o bypass t h e o u t p u t s .
T h i s arrangement o f
current
source,
sink and FET shunt
switch provides c u r r e n t c o n t r o l
redundancy,
precision
current
limit
capabi l i t y ,
and
t r a n s i e n t - f ree
o p e r a t ion.
The amount o f c u r r e n t sourced by t h e upper c u r r e n t source i s determined by
the current l i m i t setting.
This c u r r e n t always f l o w s except b r i e f l y vrrhen
the cornpl iance v o l t a g e o f the s u p p l y i s exceeded.
Current leaving the
c u r r e n t source can: (1) pass t h r o u g h t h e o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s , (2) bypass the
o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s v i a t h e FET s w i t c h , or ( 3 ) dump t o ground bypassing b o t h
t h e FET svrritch and o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s .
Control of
LDX-3207:

t h e p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t s i n k depends on t h e o p e r a t i n g mode o f the

LOCAL MCOE
I n t h i s mode t h e amount o f c u r r e n t e n t e r i n g t h e
p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t sink depends on t h e sum o f t h e c o n t r o l s e t t i n g o f
t h e main c u r r e n t set c o n t r o l knob and t h e c o n t r o l s i g n a l d e r i v e d
f r o m the modulation input p o r t .

I n t h i s mode the amount o f


REMOTE MCOE
p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t sink depends on a c o n t r o l
t h e o p t i o n a l 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e .

c u r r e n t e n t e r i n g the
signal o r i g i n a t i n g at

I n e i t h e r case t h e maximum amount o f c u r r e n t a v a i l a b l e t o t h e - p r e c i s i o n


c u r r e n t s i n k i s l i m i t e d t o t h e c u r r e n t b e i n g produced by t h e upper c u r r e n t
source.

4.2

INTERNAL POWER SUPPLIES

The i n t e r n a l power s u p p l i e s i n c l u d e an u n r e g u l a t e d 12 v o l t s u p p l y f o r t h e
o v o l t r e g u l a 't e d s u p p l i e s f o r the
c u r r e n t source and + I S , -15, and t ~ +5
i n t e r n a I a n a l o g and d i g i t a l c i r c u i t r y .
The e x t r a +5 vo I t i s o l a t e d s u p p l y i s
Since
used by the 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e board when i t i s i n s t a l led.
a l I 1/0 l i n e s t o and f r o m t h e i n t e r f a c e b o a r d a r e o p t i c a l l y i s o l a t e d , t h i s
a l l o w s the LDX-3207 ground system t o remain f l o a t i n g w i t h respect t o the
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The + 1 5 . and - 1 5 v o l t suppl ies use a c o n v e n t i o n a l f u l l -wave, c e n t e r - tapped


b r i d g e r e c t i f i e r ( B l ) arrangement f o l l o w e d by t h r e e - t e r m i n a l
regulators
(Ul,U2).
Simi l a r l y, each of t h e +5 v o l t suppl ies i s based on a c o n v e n t i o n a l
f u l I-wave b r i d g e r e c t i f i e r (B2,B3) f o l lowed by a t h r e e - t e r m i n a l r e g u l a t o r
(U3,W).
The main +5 v o l t s u p p l y shares t h e same b r i d g e r e c t i f i e r used by
the c u r r e n t source (82) a l t h o u g h each i s s u p p l i e d by a s e p a r a t e f i l t e r
c a p a c i t o r (C5,C6).
T r a n s i e n t p r o t e c t i o n begins w i t h a l i n e f i l t e r ( Z l ) a t the power e n t r y
point.
A filter
capacitor
(C42) across
the
transformer
primaries
e l i m i n a t e s t r a n s i e n t s t h a t w o u l d o t h e r w i s e a r i s e when t h e l i n e power i s
s w i t c h e d on and o f f .
A d d i t i o n a l l y , t h e power t r a n s f o r m e r ( T I ) i s wound on
a
split-bobbin
minimizing capacitive
coupling
from
the
transformer
p r i m a r i e s t o secondaries.

4.3

CURRENT SOURCE

The i n t e r n a l c u r r e n t
t h r o u g h R5 i s sensed
of t h e f r o n t - p a n e l
maintain the c u r r e n t
a c t s as t h e c u r r e n t
DlSP mode i s a c t i v e .

source i s formed by U5, 43, and R5.


C u r r e n t f l o wm
i ng
and compared t o a r e f e r e n c e l e v e I s e t by t h e p o s i t ion
c u r r e n t I i m i t knob.
US d r i v e s t h e base of 43 t o
source o u t p u t l e v e l a t t h e d e s i r e d p o i n t .
R5 a l s o
sensing r e s i s t o r f o r t h e l i m i t c u r r e n t when . t h e LIMIT

The v o l t a g e across R5 i s sensed by t h e d i f f e r e n t i a l i n p u t a m p l i f i e r formed


by N1 and U10.
The o u t p u t o f t h i s a m p l i f i e r i s sampled by t h e f r o n t - p a n e l
d i s p l a y A/D c o n v e r t e r when t h e LIMIT DlSP ( l i m i t d i s p l a y ) mode i s a c t i v e .
This mode becomes a c t i v e when t h e f r o n t - p a n e l
current
I i m i t knob i s
m o m e n t a r i l y p r e s s e d c l o s i n g 55 and t r i g g e r i n g a 5 second c o n t r o l p u l s e
generated by U26.
This c o n t r o l p u l s e i s l e v e l s h i f t e d by comparators i n
U12 w h i c h i n t u r n d r i v e t h e a n a l o g s w i t c h U9 c o n n e c t i n g t h e d i s p l a y A/D
c o n v e r t e r t o the o u t p u t o f U10.

4.4

PRECISlac( CURRENT SINK

The p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t sink i s formed by U7, Q1, R 1 1 , and R12. A m p l i f i e r U7


compares t h e v o l t a g e produced by t h e c u r r e n t sensing r e s i s t o r s R 1 1 and R12
t o a c o n t r o l v o l t a g e a t i t s i n v e r t i n g i n p u t and d r i v e s t h e gate o f Q l t o
ensure t h a t these v o l t a g e s a r e equal.
Depending on the o p e r a t i n g mode o f
t h e LDX-3207, t h e c o n t r o l v o l t a g e i s d e r i v e d e i t h e r f r o m t h e s e t t i n g o f the
main c u r r e n t c o n t r o l knob sumned w i t h and c o n t r o l s i g n a l p r e s e n t a t the
MCD i n p u t o r f r o m t h e o p t i o n a l 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e board (when
i n s t a l led).

i n t h i s mode t h e c o n t r o l s i g n a l comes f r o m sumning


LOCAL MODE
a m p l i f i e r U6.
This a m p l i f i e r sums c o n t r o l s i g n a l s d e r i v e d f r o m t h e
main c u r r e n t
control
knob and f r o m t h e M W i n p u t
v i a an
i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n amp1 i f i e r (see a l s o S e c t i o n 4.6).

I n t h i s mode t h e c o n t r o l s i g n a l comes f r o m the 1205


REMOTE MODE
GPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e board v i a a c a l i b r a t i o n t r i m n e t w o r k formed
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4.5 OUTPUT OFF/ON SWITCH


Output o f f / o n s w i t c h i n g i s accomplished by a JFET (Q2) whixh shunts the
output terminals.
When t h e g a t e o f Q2 i s near ground p o t e n t i a l the FET
channel r e s i s t a n c e i s low, causing c u r r e n t t o bypass t h e o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s ,
e f f e c t i v e l y s h u t t i n g o f f the output.
Even though a smal I o n - s t a t e d r a i n source v o l t a g e w i l l e x i s t across Q2 (due t o i t s f i n i t e on r e s i s t a n c e ) ,
diodes D7, DO, and D l 8 ensure t h a t no c u r r e n t f l o w s t h r o u g h the o u t p u t
t e r m i n a l s.
The g a t e o f
t o t u r n the
-8 v o l t s .
l i m i t i n g the

Q2 i s t i e d t o ground t h r o u g h a l a r g e c a p a c i t o r C18.
I n order
o u t p u t s on, Q2 m u s t be biased o f f by c h a r g i n g C18 t o a t l e a s t
The s l o w LDX-3207 t u r n - o n c h a r a c t e r i s t i c i s accomplished by
charge r a t e o f C18 v i a R29.

The base
The o u t p u t i s t u r n e d o f f rapid1 y by d i s c h a r g i n g C18 through Q4.
o f Q4 i s c o n t r o l l e d by t h e open c o l l e c t o r o u t p u t o f comparator U13 which
i s c o n t r o l l e d by the o u t p u t o f a f l i p - f l o p i n U15.
Pressing the f r o n r panel CN b u t t o n (S4) t r i g g e r s a p u l s e f r o m a one-shot (U24) which i n t u r n
t o g g l e s U15.
The o u t p u t o f U l 5 i s r e s e t ( o f f ) f o r s e v e r a l seconds
U15
f o l l o w i n g power-up and whenever a power l i n e drop-out i s detected.
receives a d d i t i o n a l c o n t r o l i n p u t s f r o m t h e OPEN CKT f a u l t m o n i t o r and
f r o m t h e 1205 CPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e (when i n s t a l l e d ) .

4.6

MOOULAT ION/\FOLTAGE CONTROL INPUT PORT

The . f r o n t - p a n e l
MOD i n p u t connector d r i v e s a p r e c i s i o n , wide-band
i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n amp1 i f i e r (U11) a l l o w i n g t h e c o n t r o l s i g n a l a p p l i e d t o t h i s
p o r t t o use a d i f f e r e n t ground than t h e c u r r e n t o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s o f the
LDX-3207.
However, due t o t h e i n p u t comnon mode v o l t a g e r e s t r i c t i o n s o f
the U11,
t h e MOD i n p u t s h o u l d be w i t h i n about + / - 12 v o l t s o f t h e c u r r e n t
output terminals.
The i n p u t s t o U11 a r e connected so t h a t when t h e c e n t e r p i n o f t h e MOD
i n p u t BNC connector i s p o s i t i v e w i t h respect t o t h e she1 I , an i n c r e a s e i n
output current results.
The i n p u t s t o U11 a r e p r o t e c t e d by the n e t w o r k
formed by R15, R16, and D9 t h r o u g h 012.

4.7

CPIB/IEEE-488 BUS CONTROL

With t h e o p t i o n a l 1205 CPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e i n s t a l led, t h e LDX-3207 may


be c o n t r o l l e d by most computers v i a the GPIB/IEEE-488 bus.
When the 1205
i n t e r f a c e receives any o f i t s recognized comnands i t sends a c o n t r o l p u l s e
t o t h e LDX-3207 main c i r c u i t b o a r d p u t t i n g t h e LDX-3207 i n remote mode.
In
t h i s mode t h e p r e c i s i o n c u r r e n t s i n k receives i t s a n a l o g c o n t r o l s i g n a l
f r o m t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e baord r a t h e r than f r o m t h e main c u r r e n t c o n t r o l
Additionally, other logic
knob and M 0 0 i n p u t (see a l s o S e c t i o n 4.4).
c o n t r o l s i g n a l s o r i g i n a t i n g on the 1205 i n t e r f a c e b o a r d g a i n access t o t h e
LDX-3207 c o n t r o l l o g i c .
These l o g i c c o n t r o l s i g n a l s can c o n t r o l t h e LDX3207 o p e r a t i n g mode ( l o c a l / r e r n o t e ) , o u t p u t s t a t e ( o f f / o n ) , beeper, and can
i n i t i a t e a LOCAL L K K U mode.

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When t h e l o c a l
l o c k o u t mode i s a c t i v e , a l l f r o n t - p a n e l
controls are
i n h i b i t e d and t h e LDX-3207 may o n l y be c o n t r o l l e d v i a t h e GPIB/IEEE-488
i n t e r f a c e . T h i s mode i s u s e f u l when t h e i n s t r u m e n t i s used i n an a u t o m a t e d
t e s t setup where f ront-panel c o n t r o l is undesirable.

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CHAPTER 5
MAINTENANCE

WARNING
THE SERVICE PROCEDURES DESCR l BED IN T H l S
CHAPTER ARE FOR USE BY QUALIFIED PERSOIWEL.
POTENTIALLY LETHAL W L T A C E S EXIST WITHIN THE
LDX-3207.

TO A W I D

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT

PERFORM ANY OF THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN


T H l S CHAPTER LNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO DO

5.1 OVERVIEW
This c h a p t e r c o n t a ins i n f o r m a t i o n necessary t o m a i n t a i n t h e LDX3207.
I n c l u d e d a r e s e c t i o n s c o v e r i n g c a l i b r a t i o n , f u s e replacement,
l i n e v o l t a g e s e l e c t ion, and disassembl y.

5.2 CALIBRATION
The LDX-3207 s h o u l d be r e c a l i b r a t e d e v e r y 12 months or whenever
performance v e r i f i c a t i o n i n d i c a t e s t h a t r e c a l i b r a t i o n i s necessary.

5.3

Recomnended Equipment

Recommended t e s t equipment f o r c a l i b r a t i n g t h e LDX-3207 i s l i s t e d


i n T a b l e 5.1.
Equipment o t h e r than t h a t shown i n t h e t a b l e may be
used so l o n g as t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n s meet o r exceed those l i s t e d .

T a b l e 5.1

Recomnended Test Equipment

Description

M f r ./Mode l

DMM

F l u k e 8840A

DC V o l t s ( 4 1.0 V ) :
Resistance ( @ 10 ohms):

0.008 %
0.054 %

R e s i s t o r , 10 ohm

W i rewound, 3 W

LOW TC:

50 ppm/C

DC Power Supply

Capable o f
1 V output

Ripple:

5.4

Specification

Environmental Conditions

C a l i b r a t i o n s h o u l d be p e r f o r m e d under l a b o r a t o r y c o n d i t i o n s .
We
recotmend c a l i b r a t i o n a t 23 C + / - 1 C.
However, when necessary t h e
LDX-3207 may be c a l i b r a t e d a t i t s i n t e n d e d use t e m p e r a t u r e so l o n g
as t h i s i s w i t h i n t h e s p e c i f i e d o p e r a t i n g t e m p e r a t u r e range of O t o
50 C.

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5.5

Warm-up

The LDX-3207 s h o u l d be a l l o w d t o Narm up f o r a t l e a s t 1 hour


D u r i n g the warm-up p e r i o d the
b e f o r e c a l i b r a t i o n i s performed.
LIMIT knob s h o u l d be set t o a p p r o x i m a t e l y h a l f s c a l e (100 mA).

5.6

C a l i b r a t i o n Adjustments

I n t h e c a l i b r a t i o n procedure t h a t f o l l o w s , the o u t p u t c u r r e n t o f
t h e LDX-3207 i s determined by measuring t h e v o l t a g e d r o p across a
shunt r e s i s t o r and then c a l c u l a t i n g the c u r r e n t u s i n g Ohm's Law
(I=V/R).
A l t h o u g h t h i s procedure i s more cumbersome than d i r e c t
c u r r e n t measurement, i t g e n e r a l l y y i e l d s g r e a t e r accuracy than
d i r e c t c u r r e n t measurement when u s i n g c o n v e n t i o n a l 5-1/2
digit
DMMs.

1. Measure Resistance o f 10 Ohm Shunt


W i t h the F l u k e 8840A i n
4-WIRE OHMS mode, measure and . r e c o r d t h e r e s i s t a n c e o f the 10 ohm
( n o m i n a l ) shunt r e s i s t o r .
The f o l l o w i n g steps r e q u i r e t h a t t h e t o p cover o f t h e 3207 be
removed.
This i s e a s i l y accomplished by removing t h e t w o screws on
e i t h e r s i d e o f the cover near the r e a r o f t h e i n s t r u m e n t (see a l s o
Where p o s s i b l e p e r f o r m t h e c a l i b r a t i o n steps w i t h the
Section 5.9).
cover s l i d back about 1 inch.

2. D i s ~ l a vC a l i b r a t i o n

Disconnect any s i g n a l s a p p l i e d t o the f r o n t panel MOD


i n p u t connector.
Connect the shunt r e s i s t o r t o t h e o u t p u t o f t h e 3207.
A d j u s t the LIMIT s e t t i n g t o a p p r o x i m a t e l y 120 rnA, t u r n
the
output
on
and a d j u s t
the
output
current
to
a p p r o x i m a t e l y 100 mA.
W i t h t h e F l u k e 8840A i n WLTS mode, measure t h e v o l t a g e
d r o p across the shunt r e s i s t o r .
C a l c u l a t e and r e c o r d
t h e ' a c t u a l a o u t p u t o f t h e 3207 by u s i n g t h e p r e v i o u s l y
r e c o r d e d shunt r e s i s t a n c e , measured v o l t a g e drop and
Ohm's Law:

A d j u s t R24 (see Diagram 7.1) u n t i l t h e LDX-3207 d i s p l a y


reads the c o r r e c t o u t p u t c u r r e n t as recorded i n the
p r e v i o u s step.
3. M o d u l a t i o n Zero Adiustrnent
a.
b.

Disconnect any s i g n a l s a p p l i e d t o the f r o n t panel MOD


i n p u t connect or.
W i t h the F l u k e 8840A i n WLTS mode, measure t h e v o l t a g e
A d j u s t R19
between U11, pins 11 and 12 (see Diagram 7.1).
u n t i l t h i s v o l t a g e i s w i t h i n I 0 m i l l i v o l t s o f zero.

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M o d u l a t i o n Gain Adjustment
a.
b.

c.
d.

Connect the 10 ohm shunt r e s i s t o r ( o r any l o w ohm s h u n t )


across the 3207 o u t p u t t e r m i n a l s .
W i t h a CC power s u p p l y a p p l y a nominal l y 1.00 v o l t
s i g n a l t o the 3207 f r o n t panel MOD i n p u t connector vvith
the c e n t e r p i n o f the connector p o s i t i v e w i t h r e s p e c t t o
the s h e l l .
W i t h the F l u k e 8840A i n WLTS mode, measure and r e c o r d
the a c t u a l v o l t a g e a p p l i e d t o t h e MCD input.
A d j u s t R9 (see Diagram 7.1) u n t i l t h e o u t p u t d i s p l a y o f
the 3207 i n d i c a t e s an o u t p u t c u r r e n t equal t o t h e MOD
input
v o l t a g e m u l t i p l i e d by
the
scale
factor
100
mA/vo I t :
I = (100 m A / v o l t )

(Input voltage)

For example i f the i n p u t v o l t a g e i s 1.012 v o l t s ,


a d j u s t R9 u n t i l t h e 3207 d i s p l a y reads 101.2 mA.

then

I f your LDX-3207 i s equipped w i t h the 1205 CPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e


refer
to
section
6.5
for
additional
calibration
procedures.
O t h e r w i s e t h i s completes t h e c a l i b r a t i o n procedure.
R e i n s t a l l the
t o p cover and i t s r e t a i n i n g screws.

5.7

FUSE REPLACEMENT

The fuse i s a c c e s s i b l e f r o m t h e r e a r panel o f t h e LDX-3207.


Before
r e p l a c i n g the fuse, t u r n power o f f and disconnect the l i n e cord.
Use o n l y t h e fuses i n d i c a t e d b e l o w i n T a b l e 5.2.

T a b l e 5.2
Fuse Rep l acement
Fuse Rep l acemen t

Line v o l t a g e

210

250

1/8

Amp, 3AC, S l o w B b w

5.8 L I N E VOLTAGE SELECTION


L i n e v o l t a g e s e l e c t i o n i s made by i n s t a l l i n g jumpers a c c e s s i b l e w i t h
Normal l y these jumpers
t h e b o t t o m cover o f t h e LDX-3207 removed.
are f a c t o r y preset.
However, when necessary t h e y may be moved t o
accomodate new l ine v o l t a g e c o n d i t i o n s .
To proceed, t u r n over the
LDX-3207 and remove the b o t t o m cover.
L o c a t e t h e zero-ohm jumpers
l o c a t e d on t h e main c i r c u i t board near the r e a r panel of the
instrument.
I n o r d e r t o change the l i n e v o l t a g e s e l e c t i o n these
jumpers must be r e l o c a t e d as i n d i c a t e d i n F i g u r e 5.1.
Carefully
unsolder the jumpers and then r e i n s t a l l them i n the new p o s i t i o n .

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F i g u r e 5.1.

L i n e Vol tage S e l e c t ion.

5.9 Dl SASSEMBLY
The t o p and b o t t o m covers o f t h e LDX-3207 may be removed by s i m p l y
removing the countersunk screws
l o c a t e d on t h e sides o f
the
i n s t r u m e n t near t h e rear panel.
Once these screws a r e removed,
e i t h e r cover may be removed by s l i d i n g i t towards t h e r e a r o f t h e
i n s t r u m e n t and then p u l l i n g i t up and o f f .
I f the f r o n t panel o f t h e i n s t r u m e n t m u s t be removed, f i r s t p e e l
out t h e d e c o r a t i v e p l a s t i c i n s e r t s l o c a t e d on t h e sides o f the f r o n t
bezel.
Removal of these i n s e r t s a l lows access t o t h e f o u r f r o n t
panel r e t a i n i n g screws.
There a r e t w o o f these screws on each side
o f t h e bezel.
On each side they a r e l o c a t e d above and b e l o w two,
l a r g e r f l a t head screws.
Once t h e f o u r r e t a i n i n g screws a r e
removed, the f r o n t panel may be p r e s s e d o u t by p r e s s i n g on t h e back
o f the f r o n t panel c i r c u i t b o a r d ( t h e t o p cover must be removed t o
a l l o w access t o t h i s c i r c u i t board).

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CHAPTER 6

OPTIONAL MOOEL 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488 INTERFACE


6.1 OVERVIEW
This
chapter
describes
the o p t i o n a l
model 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488
i n t e r f a c e w h i c h a l lows t h e LDX-3207 t o be r e m o t e l y p r o g r a m n e d v i a
For a d e s c r i p t i o n o f t h e
t h e I E E E s t a n d a r d 488-1978 i n t e r f a c e bus.
remote p r o g r a m i n g p r o c e d u r e r e f e r t o C h a p t e r 3.

IEEE-488 BUS IMPLEMENTATION


CEN ERAL :

Implements t a l k e r / l i s t e n e r functions.

INTERFACE MESSAGES:

REN, E L , LLO, CTL, SDC

DEVICE DEPENDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE:


C o m and
00,OI
Cnnn .nnn
B1
GO

Funct i o n
S w i t c h o u t p u t : O=off, l = o n
Set o u t p u t c u r r e n t t o nnn.nnn
Beep.
Get e r r o r s t a t u s .

mA.

Instrument i s o p t i c a l l y i s o l a t e d
f .rom I EEE -488 bus.
COMMPrclD EXECUTICN TIME:

A p p r o x i m a t e l y 40 msec.

ACCURACY:
PNALCC CONTROL RESOLUTICN: 12 bi t (0.05
PNALCC CONTROL ACCURACY:
+/- 0.1 mA.

rnA).

PWER REQUIREMENTS:

l SOLATED SUPPLY :

+5 v o l t s , 500 mA max.

INSTRUMENT SUPPLY:

+5 v o l t s , 100 mA max.
+ I 5 v o l t s , 10 mA, max.
-15 v o l t s , 10 m.4, max.

S ICNAL INPUTS FROM INSTRUMENT :


Four d i g i t a l sense l i n e s .
SICNAL CUTI'UTS TO INSTRUMENT:
T h r e e TTL d i g i t a l s i g n a l
analog c o n t r o l signal.

l i n e s and a s t r o b e .

One 0

t o 10 v o l t

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6.3

INSTALLATION

The model 1205 i n t e r f a c e may


p r o c e d u r e o u t l in e d be low:
a.

b.

C.

d.

e.

be u s e r

i n s t a l l e d by

following

the

T u r n o f f t h e LDX-3207 and d i s c o n n e c t i t f r o m t h e AC I i ne.


Remove t h e t o p c o v e r o f t h e 3207 by r e m o v i n g t h e t wo
c o v e r r e t a i n i n g s c r e w s l o c a t e d on e i t h e r s i d e o f t h e
i n s t r u m e n t near t h e r e a r p a n e l .
T e m p o r a r i l y remove t h e 3207 r e a r p a n e l b y u n s c r e w i n g t h e
f o u r screws l o c a t e d i n t h e c o r n e r s o f t h e p a n e l .
Remove t h e s m a l l a l u m i n u m p l a t e f a s t e n e d t o t h e r e a r
p a n e l o f t h e 3207, c o v e r i n g t h e GPlB c o n n e c t o r and
address s e l e c t o r s w i t c h c u t o u t s .
F a s t e n t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e b o a r d o n t o t h e r e a r p a n e l
e n s u r i n g t h a t t h e GPlB c o n n e c t o r and address s e l e c t o r
s w i t c h are centered i n t h e i r respective panel c u t o u t
holes.
N o t e t h a t t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e b o a r d must be
m o u n t e d u p s i d e down (components f a c i n g down) t o be
c o r r e c t I y i n s t a l led.
Use t h e suppl i e d GPlB c o n n e c t o r
r e t a i n i n g screws,
I o c k w a s h e r s and n u t s t o s e c u r e t h e
c i r c u i t board t o t h e rear panel.

NOTE

The 1205 CPIB/lEEE-488


interface
board
contains
static
sensitive
parts.
Handle the c i r c u i t board
o n l y by i t s edges and work a t a
s t a t i c f r e e work s t a t i o n .

f.

I n s e r t t h e s u p p l i e d s i d e r a i l s u p p o r t i n t o t h e upper
channel o f t h e 3207's r i g h t - h a n d s i d e r a i l .
Slide the
s u p p o r t t o a p o s i t i o n a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1.5 inches f r o m t h e
f r o n t bezel.
(See F i g u r e 6.1).

T e m p o r a r i l y p l a c e t h e r e a r p a n e l back i n i t s o r i g i n a l
p o s i t i o n a t t h e r e a r o f t h e 3207 and a d j u s t t h e p o s i t i o n
o f t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e b o a r d and s i d e r a i l s u p p o r t so t h a t
t h e i n t e r f a c e b o a r d ' s m o u n t i n g h o l e n e a r e s t t o t h e 10 p i n
c o n n e c t o r c o r r e c t l y l o c a t e s on t h e i n t e r n a l s i d e r a i l
support.
(See F i g u r e 6.1).

h.

C a r e f u l l y remove t h e r e a r p a n e l a g a i n and t i g h t e n t h e
CPlB c o n n e c t o r screws.
Tighten the screw i n the side
r a i l support l o c k i n g t h e support i n t o place.

1.

I n s t a l l t h e t w o jumper c a b l e s o n t o p i n headers ] I 0 1 and


1103 l o c a t e d on t h e m a i n c i r c u i t b o a r d (see D i a g r a m 7.1).
When c o r r e c t l y i n s t a l l e d t h e c a b l e s r u n i n t o w a r d s t h e
c e n t e r o f t h e main c i r c u i t b o a r d (see F i g u r e 6.1) w i t h o u t
any t w i s t s .

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SIDE M I L

SUPPORT

1205 INTERFACE WA3


i

IWPER

JUMPER

F i g u r e 6.1.
Cross-Sect ional View o f Proper l y I n s t a l l e d 1205
I n t e r f a c e Board.
(Looking t o w a r d rear o f instrument.)

j.

Reinstall
the
3207
rear
panel
and
attached
1205
i n t e r f a c e board.
I n s t a l l and f a s t e n t h e f o u r r e t a i n i n g
screws on t h e r e a r panel as vvell as t h e s u p p l i e d s i d e
r a i l m o u n t i n g screw.

k.

Proceed w i t h

the

calibration

outlined below

in

Section

6.5.

6.4

MAINTENANCE

The f o l l o w i n g c a l i b r a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s h o u l d be p e r f o r m e d annual l y as
a p a r t o f t h e o v e r a l l LDX-3207 c a l i b r a t i o n o r a f t e r i n s t a l l i n g t h e
1 2 0 5 i n t e r f a c e b o a r d f o r t h e f i r s t time.

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6.5

Cal i b r a t i o n

WARNING

THE SERVICE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED I N T H I S


SECTION ARE FOR USE BY QUALIFIED PERWNUEL.
POTENTIALLY LETHAL WILTACES EX1 ST WITHIN THE
LDX-3207,
TO AVOID ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT

PERFORM ANY OF THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN


T H I S SECTION UNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO DO
SO.
B e f o r e p e r f o r m i n g t h e procedures d e s c r i b e d below, ensure t h a t the
LDX-3207 i s f u l l y warmed up w i t h b o t h covers i n p l a c e (see S e c t i o n
5.5).
To p e r f o r m t h e f o l l o w i n g c a l i b r a t i o n steps you w i l l need a
F l u k e 8840A, 5-1/2
d i g i t DMM ( o r e q u i v a l e n t ) and 10 ohm shunt
r e s i s t o r as d e s c r i b e d i n Sect i o n 5.3 (Recomnended Equipment).
I n the c a l i b r a t i o n procedure t h a t f o l l o w s , t h e o u t p u t c u r r e n t o f
t h e LDX-3207 i s determined by measuring t h e v o l t a g e d r o p across a
shunt r e s i s t o r and then c a l c u l a t i n g t h e c u r r e n t u s i n g Ohm's Law
(I=V/R).
A1 though t h i s procedure i s more cumbersome than d i r e c t
c u r r e n t measurement, i t g e n e r a l I y y i e l d s g r e a t e r accuracy w i t h
c o n v e n t i o n a l 5-1/2 d i g i t DMMs.

1. Measure Resistance of 10 Ohm Shunt


With the F l u k e 8840A i n
4-WIRE OHMS mode, measure and r e c o r d t h e r e s i s t a n c e o f the 10 ohm
( n o m i n a l ) shunt r e s i s t o r .
C a l c u l a t e t h e v o l t a g e drop across t h e
shunt r e s i s t o r f o r a 100.00 mA o u t p u t c u r r e n t :

V = (0.1000)

(Measured Shunt Resistance)

Record t h i s c a l c u l a t e d v o l t a g e f o r use i n Step 2 below.


The f o l l o w i n g steps r e q u i r e t h a t the t o p cover o f t h e 3207 be
removed.
This i s e a s i l y accompl ished by removing t h e t w o screws on
e i t h e r side o f t h e cover near t h e r e a r of t h e i n s t r u m e n t (see a l s o
S e c t i o n 5.9).
Where p o s s i b l e p e r f o r m t h e c a l i b r a t i o n steps w i t h t h e
cover s l i d back about 1 inch.
1205 GPIB/IEEE-488
a.
b.

c.

Interface Calibration

Connect the 10 ohm shunt r e s i s t o r t o t h e o u t p u t of the


LDX-3207.
Set the address o f the 1205 i n t e r f a c e t o an unused
address (see S e c t i o n 3.3) and connect t h e i n t e r f a c e t o
t h e GPlB bus v i a t h e r e a r panel connector.
Send t h e f o l l o w i n g ASCI'I s t r i n g t o t h e 1025 i n t e r f a c e
f r o m t h e bus c o n t r o l l e r :

This w i l l
output (34,

p u t t h e LDX-3207 i n REMOTE mode, t u r n the


and set t h e o u t p u t t o a p p r o x i m a t e l y 100.0 mA.

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6.5 Cal i b r a t i o n

WARNING
THE SERVICE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED I N THlS
SECTION ARE FOR USE BY QUALIFIED PERWIWEL.
POTENTIALLY LETHAL WLTACES EX1 ST WITHIN THE
LDX-3207.
TO A W I D ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
PERFORM ANY OF THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED I N
THlS SECTION LNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO 00
SO.
B e f o r e p e r f o r m i n g t h e procedures d e s c r i b e d below, ensure t h a t the
LDX-3207 i s f u l l y warmed up w i t h b o t h covers i n p l a c e (see S e c t i o n
5.5).
To p e r f o r m t h e f o l l o w i n g c a l i b r a t i o n steps you w i l l need a
F l u k e 8840A, 5-1/2
d i g i t DMM ( o r e q u i v a l e n t ) and 10 ohm shunt
r e s i s t o r as d e s c r i b e d i n S e c t i o n 5.3 (Recomnended Equipment).
I n the c a l i b r a t i o n procedure t h a t f o l l o w s , t h e o u t p u t c u r r e n t o f
t h e LDX-3207 i s determined by measuring t h e v o l t a g e drop across a
shunt r e s i s t o r and then c a l c u l a t i n g t h e c u r r e n t u s i n g Ohm's Law
(I=V/R).
A l t h o u g h t h i s procedure i s more cumbersome than d i r e c t
c u r r e n t measurement, i t g e n e r a l l y y i e l d s g r e a t e r accuracy w i t h
c o n v e n t i o n a l 5-1/2 d i g i t WMs.

W i t h the F l u k e 8840A i n
1. Measure Resistance o f 10 Ohm Shunt
4-WIRE OHMS mode, measure and r e c o r d t h e r e s i s t a n c e o f the 10 ohm
(nominal) shunt r e s i s t o r .
C a l c u l a t e t h e v o l t a g e drop across t h e
shunt r e s i s t o r f o r a 100.00 m4 o u t p u t c u r r e n t :
V = (0.1000)

(Measured Shunt Resistance)

Record t h i s c a l c u l a t e d v o l t a g e f o r use i n Step 2 below.


The f o l l o w i n g steps r e q u i r e t h a t the t o p cover of t h e 3207 be
removed.
This i s e a s i l y accompl ished by removing t h e t w o screws on
e i t h e r side o f t h e cover near t h e r e a r of t h e i n s t r u m e n t (see a l s o
S e c t i o n 5.9).
Where p o s s i b l e p e r f o r m t h e c a l i b r a t i o n steps w i t h t h e
cover s l i d back about 1 inch.
2. 1205 GPIB/IEEE-488
a.
b.

c.

Interface Calibration

Connect the 10 ohm shunt r e s i s t o r t o t h e o u t p u t o f the


LDX-3207.
Set the address o f t h e 1205 i n t e r f a c e t o an unused
address (see S e c t i o n 3.3) and connect t h e i n t e r f a c e t o
t h e CPlB bus v i a t h e r e a r panel connector.
Send t h e f o l l o w i n g ASCII s t r i n g t o t h e 1025 i n t e r f a c e
f r o m t h e bus c o n t r o l l e r :

This vvil I p u t t h e LDX-3207 i n REMOTE mode, t u r n the


o u t p u t CN, and s e t t h e o u t p u t t o a p p r o x i m a t e l y 100.0 rnA.

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Refer t o Example 6.1 f o r an i l l u s t r a t i o n of how t h i s


comnand s t r i n g ~ o u l d be s e n t . u s i n g an IBM PC and
N a t i o n a l I n s t r u m e n t s PC-2A GPIB/IEEE-488 i n t e r f a c e board
as
the
system c o n t r o l l e r .
For
a more
complete
d e s c r i p t i o n of remote p r o g r a m i n g o f the 1205 r e f e r t o
Chapter 3.
d.

W i t h t h e F l u k e 8840A i n CC W L T mode, measure the


v o l t a g e d r o p across t h e 10 ohm shunt r e s i s t o r . A d j u s t
R35 (see Diagram 7.1) u n t i l t h e v o l t a g e d r o p i s equal t o
t h a t c a l c u l a t e d f o r a 100.00 rr~4 c u r r e n t as c a l c u l a t e d
above i n s t e p 1,

This completes the 1205 i n t e r f a c e c a l i b r a t ion procedure.


Reinstal I
the LDX-3207 cover and r e t a i n i n g screws.
The LDX-3207 may be
r e t u r n e d t o LOCAL mode by p r e s s i n g t h e f r o n t panel LOCAL b u t t o n .

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10
12
14
16
18,

* * *

'

'

CALCMD

' P r o g r a m t o p u t t h e L D X - 3 2 0 7 i n REMOTE m o d e , t u r n t h e o u t p u t O N , a n d s e t
' t h e o u t p u t t o 1 0 0 . 0 mA.
T h i s p r o g r a m i s w r i t t e n o n a n I B M PC i n B A S I C A
' a n d a s s u m e s t h a t a N a t i o n a l I n s t r u m e n t s GPIB-PC26 c o n t r o l l e r c a r d i s i n 20 ' I n s t a l l e d .
22 '
2 4 ' T h i s p r o g r a m a l s o assumes t h a t t h e a d d r e s s o f t h e LOX-3207/1205
i s s.et
2 6 ' t o 1.
100 '
102 '--------------------------------I N I T I A L 1 ZE G P I B II\ITERFACE
104 '
106 '
110
CLEAR
,60172!
112
I B I N I T l = 60172!
114
IBINIT2 = IBINITI + 3
116
BLOAD ' \ G P I B \ B I B . M n
IB I N I T 1
118
CALL I B I N I T I ( I B F I N D ; I B T R G , I B C L R , I B P C T , I B S I C , I B L O C , I B P P C , I B B N A , II BB ROZP. ~ L ,
C , IBSRE IBRSV, IBPAD IBSAD IB I S T IBC)W I EEOS , I BTMO , I BEOT , I ERDF , I EWRTF )
120
CALL IBINIT2(IBGTS,IBCAC,IBWAIT,IBPOKE,IBWRT,IBWRTAIIBCF.lD,IBC~lDA,IBRD,IE
RDA,IBSTOP,IBRPP,IBRSP,IBDIAGIIBXTRC,IBHDI,I.BWRTI , I E R D I A , 1 6 W R T I ~ I l ~ ~ ~ TI EA E%R, W , I
BCNTL )

.................................

322
324
326
330 '
332
334
336
400 '

A$ = ' D E V l 0
CALL I B F I N D ( A 3 ,BD%>
I F ED% < 0 THEN 9 2 0

'Initialize

AS = * O l ~ 1 ' 0 0 "
C A L L IBURT( BDL ,AS)
I F I B S T A L < 0 THEN 9 3 0

' W r i t e ASCII

922
924
926
930
932
934
936

BEEP
P R I N T "COULD NOT I N I T I A L I Z E DEV1"
END

'ChecK

'ChecK

the device

for error return


corrmand s t r ~ n p

for error return

'
BEEP
P R I N T 'COULD NOT SEND COMMANDS TO D E V I C E AT ADDRESS 1 "
END

Example 6.1.
Program Example f o r C a l i b r a t i o n Comnand
Sequence.
This example i s based on an IBM PC w i t h a
N a t i o n a l l n s t ruments PC-2A GPIB/IEEF.-438 i n t e r f a c e c a r d as
the system c o n t r o l l e r .

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40 ! An LDX-3207 i s used t o d r i v e t h e e m i t t e r and t h e l i g h t o u t p u t is


50 ! measured using a s i l i c o n photodiode d r i v i n g a FLUKE 8840 DMM
60 ! i n DC c u r r e n t mode.
70 ! CPlB address o f t h e instruments set as f o l l o w s :
80 ! Fluke 8840A Bus address 1
Bus address 2
90 ! LDX-3207
100 !
110 ! This p r o g r a m i s w r i t t e n and run on an HP-87XM c o n t r o l l e r
120 !
130 !
140 !
Initialize program parameters
set min d r i v e c u r r e n t
150 IDMIN=O !
160 lDMAX=70 !
set max d r i v e c u r r e n t
170 I D I N C g !
set d r i v e c u r r e n t s t e p i n c r e m e n t
180 !
190 RESP=.4 !
d e t e c t o r responsivity (A/W)
200 !
210 !
I n i t i a l i z e o u t p u t / p r i n t header
220 !
230 CLEAR !
c l e a r screen
240 !
250 DlSP '
* LASER/LED OUTPUT vs DRIVE CURRENT
*'
260
270
280
290
300
310
320
330
340
350
360
370
380
390
400
410
420
430
440
450
460
470
480
490
500
510
520

DlSP
DlSP '
DlSP '

!
!
!

DRIVE CURRENT
(mA)

OUTPUT'
(mw'

I n i t i a l i z e DMM and C u r r e n t source

OUTPUT 701 ;'FSRlSlT2' !


set DMM f o r t h e f o l l o w i n g modes:
!
F5
mA DC
!
R1
2000 mA f u l l scale
!
S1
Medium r a t e
!
T2
External trigger
set LDX 3207 as f o l l o w s :
OUTPUT 702 ;'01CO' !
!
01
O u t p u t on
!
CO
Output current = 0
!
FOR I=1 TO 1000 ! w d i t f o r 3207 o u t p u t t u r n - o n
sequence t o c o m p l e t e
NEXT I !
!
!
Take d a t a
!
FOR I=IDMIN TO IDMAX STEP IDlNC ! I n i t i a l i z e c u r r e n t l o o p
!
OUTPUT 702 ;'C';I
!
Set 3207 c u r r e n t
OUTPUT 702 ;'GO' !
Command 3207 t o load s t a t u s b i t s
ENTER 702 ; ERB !
Check 3207 s t a t u s
I f error detected
IF ERB <> '00011' THEN COT0 1000 !
!

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OUTPUT 701 ;'?' !


ENTER 701 ; A !
L=R E S P' A"1 000 !

Trigger DMM
Read D M M vaule
C o n v e r t reading t o m i l l i w a t t s

'.1 , '
DlSP '
NEXT I
OUTPUT 702 ;'OOCO'
out p u t
700 STOP
1000 BEEP
1010 DISP '3207 ERROR'
1020 END

10 OUTPUT 701 ;'OICOSl'


15 !
20 FOK I d TO 70
30 TRIGGER 701 !
40 NEXT I
100 GOT0 10

';L
!

Set 3207 c u r r e n t t o 0 and t u r n o f f

Set 3207 o u t p u t o n w i t h c u r r e n t t o zero


and set s t e p size t o 1 mA
Send t r i g g e r t o t e l l 3207 t o s t e p c u r r e n t

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CHAPTER 7

SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS

7.1

M a i n C i r c u i t B o a r d Component L a y o u t

7.2

F r o n t - P a n e l C i r c u i t B o a r d Component L a y o u t

7.3

M a i n Ci r c u i t B o a r d A n a l o g Sect i o n Schematic D i a g r a m

7.4

M a i n C i r c u i t B o a r d D i g i t a l S e c t i o n Schematic D i a g r a m

7.5

M a i n C i r c u i t Board Power S u p p l i e s Schematic D i a g r a m

7.6

F r o n t - P a n e l C i r c u i t B o a r d Schematic D i a g r a m

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