Using The Hydra Data Acquisition Unit In LabView - Resetting The Hydra

        The Hydra Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) is a GPIB (IEEE-488) instrument.  That means that it can take data under computer control and can send that data back to the computer.  (Click here for an introduction to IEEE-488 instruments.)  Here, we will examine how to reset the Hydra in a LabView vi.  That LabView vi is ResetHydra.vi.  Then, we will examine taking a single temperature measurement in a LabViewvi, 1TempHydra.vi.

        To reset the Hydra, all you have to do is:


Resetting the Hydra

        To reset the Hydra, all that is necessary is to issue a *RST command.  Here is the LabView code that does that.

In this LabView code, the following occurs.