Collecting Data From Agilent 54622A Oscilloscopes

One of the issues we have in our electronics lab is how to collect the data off of our oscilloscopes, so I decided to put together this document to explain the procedure.

These oscilloscopes are connected to lab computers via Serial Port (COM 1). There is an application on these computers to collect the data. This application is "Agilent IntuiLink" under All Programs.

Start >> All Programs >> Agilent IntuiLink >> 54600 >> Data Capture for 54620 Series Oscilloscopes:

 

Agilent IntuiLink Data Capture Program
Figure 1 - Agilent IntuiLink Data Capture Program

 

Once the application is open, from the menu go to "Instrument" and select "54620 Series":

 

Set I/O
Figure 2 - Set I/O

 

Click on "Find Instrument" and you will see Figure 3:

 

Find Instrument
Figure 3 - Find Instrument

 

If COM1 is not selected, select it and click on "Identify Instrument(s)". All the default parameters should be ok, so click "OK". Figure 4 is what would appear on screen:

 

Identify Instrument(s)
Figure 4 - Identify Instrument(s)

 

Select the instrument (Oscilloscope) and click "Connect". Once connected, click "OK" and again "OK" for the next screen. At this point, you should be able to see the trace of oscilloscope on your monitor. You could save your data including the X-axis in a ".csv" format to use in Excel. Here are screen shots of what you see after the one of Figure 4:

 

Instrument Selected
Figure 5 - Instrument Selected

 

Instrument Connected
Figure 6 - Instrument Connected

 

Graph
Figure 7 - Graph