DISPlay Commands for DS1000B Series Digital Oscilloscope

DS1000B Series Digital Oscilloscope covers following oscilloscopes:

  • DS1204B | 200 MHz Digital Oscilloscope
  • DS1104B | 100 MHz Digital Oscilloscope
  • DS1074B | 70 MHz Digital Oscilloscope

DISPlay Commands are used to set the display system.
DISPlay Commands include:

  1. :DISPlay:TYPE
  2. :DISPlay:GRID
  3. :DISPlay:PERSist
  4. :DISPlay:MNUDisplay
  5. :DISPlay:MNUStatus
  6. :DISPlay:SCReen
  7. :DISPlay:CLEar
  8. :DISPlay:BRIGhtness
  9. :DISPlay:INTensity
  10. :DISPlay:DATA?

Detailed introductions for each command are the following.

:DISPlay:TYPE

Command Format:
:DISPlay:TYPE <type>
:DISPlay:TYPE?
Function:
The command sets the display type of acquisition points. The <type> may be VECTors (acquisition points are connected by lines) or DOTS (acquisition points are displayed by dots).
Returned Format:
The query returns VECTORS or DOTS.
Example:
:DISP:TYPE VECT                     Set the display type as vectors.
:DISP:TYPE?                              Return VECTORS.

:DISPlay:GRID

Command Format:
:DISPlay:GRID <grid>
:DISPlay:GRID?
Function:
The command sets the display type of screen grid. The <grid> may be FULL (grid and coordinate are shown), HALF (grid is not shown) or NONE (grid and coordinate are not shown).
Returned Format:
FULL or HALF, NONE.
Example:
:DISP:GRID FULL                     Make grid and coordinate shown.
:DISP:GRID?                            Return FULL.

:DISPlay:PERSist

Command Format:
:DISPlay:PERSist {{1|ON}|{0|OFF}}
:DISPlay:PERSist?
Function:
The command sets waveform persist function ON (The waveform is shown until waveform persist function is off or relevant settings are changed.) or OFF (The waveform is updated as high refresh rate).
Returned Format:
The query returns 1 or 0, respectively indicates ON or OFF.
Example:
:DISP:PERS ON                        Set waveform persist function on.
:DISP:PERS?                            Return 1.

:DISPlay:MNUDisplay

Command Format:
:DISPlay:MNUDisplay <time>
:DISPlay:MNUDisplay?
Function:
The command sets the display time of menu. The menu will hide after the display time. The <time> may be 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s or INFinite (display all the time).
Returned Format:
The query returns 1s or 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, Infinite.
Example:
:DISP:MNUD 10s                      Set the display time as 10s.
:DISP:MNUD?                          Return 10s.

:DISPlay:MNUStatus

Command Format:
:DISPlay:MNUStatus {{1|ON}|{0|OFF}}
:DISPlay:MNUStatus?
Function: The command sets menu display function ON (Performing menu operation) or OFF (viewing the waveform).
Returned Format:
The query returns 1 or 0, respectively indicates ON or OFF.
Example:
:DISP:MNUS ON                       Set menu display function on.
:DISP:MNUS?                           Return 1.

:DISPlay:SCReen

Command Format:
:DISPlay:SCReen <scr>
:DISPlay:SCReen?
Function:
The command sets the display mode of screen. The <scr>may be NORMal (normal display mode) or INVerted (inverted display mode).
Returned Format:
The query returns NORMAL or INVERTED.
Example:
:DISP:SCR NORM                     Set the screen as normal display mode.
:DISP:SCR?                              Return NORMAL.

:DISPlay:CLEar

Command Format:
:DISPlay:CLEar
Function:
The command clears the out of date waveforms on the screen during waveform persist.

:DISPlay:BRIGhtness

Command Format:
:DISPlay:BRIGhtness <count>
:DISPlay:BRIGhtness?
Function:
The command sets the brightness of grid. The <count> range is 0~100, and the bigger the count is, the brighter the grid becomes.
Returned Format:
The query returns 0 or 1, 2 ……100.
Example:
:DISP:BRIG 10                                     Set the grid brightness as 10.
:DISP:BRIG?                            Return 10.

:DISPlay:INTensity

Command Format:
:DISPlay:INTensity <count>
:DISPlay:INTensity?
Function:
The command sets the brightness of the waveform. The <count> range is 0~100, and the bigger the count is, the brighter the waveform becomes.
Returned Format:
The query returns 0 or 1, 2 ……100.
Example:
:DISP:INT 12                           Set the waveform brightness as 12.
:DISP:IN?                                 Return 12.

:DISPlay:DATA?

Command Format:
:DISPlay:DATA?
Function:
The command queries image data on the current screen. The data format accords with IEEE 488.2 standard. The data structure is: #800078788+the data of 8 bit bitmap.

All programming commands describe inCommand Systems for DS1000B Series Digital Oscilloscope