5.4. DISPlay

The DISPlay commands are used to set the display mode, turn on or off the front panel TFT display, select main page appearance, display and clear the text sent using a controller application. DISPlay is independent of, and does not modify, how data is returned to the controller application.

 

SCPI command

Description

DISPlay

 

:BRIGhtness {<value>}

Sets the intensity of the front panel TFT display

:VIEW {<mode>}

Sets the front panel TFT display main page appearance

[:WINdow]

 

[:STATe] {<bool>}

Sets the front panel TFT display state

:TEXT {<message>}

Displays a message on the front panel TFT display

:CLEar

Clear a message on the front panel TFT display

5.4.1. DISPlay:BRIGhtness

Syntax

DISPlay:BRIGhtness {<brightness>}

DISPlay:BRIGhtness?

Description

Controls the intensity of the front panel TFT display. The range of the parameter is 1 to 20, where 20 is full intensity and 1 is fully blanked.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<value>

Numeric

1 – 20

20

Return

This query returns set front panel's TFT display brightness value.

Usage example

DISP:BRIG?

20

Related Commands

*RST

5.4.2. DISPlay:VIEW

Syntax

DISPlay:VIEW {<mode>}

DISPlay:VIEW?

Description

Use this command to set front panel TFT display main page appearance. The following modes are available:

  • 1 – Digits
  • 2 – Bar graph horizontal
  • 3 – Bar graph vertical
  • 4 – YT view

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<mode>

Numeric

1 – 4|DEFault

DEFault

Return

This query returns set front panel's TFT display main page appearance numeric value.

Usage example

DISP:VIEW 2

Related Commands

*RST

5.4.3. DISPlay[:WINdow][:STATe]

Syntax

DISPlay[:WINdow][:STATe] {<bool>}

DISPlay[:WINdow][:STATe]?

Description

Turn the front panel TFT display off or on. When the display is turned off, outputs are not sent to the display and all indicators are disabled except the Event view indicator. The display state is automatically turned on when you return to the local mode.

Press and hold the display for about a second to return to the LOCal from the REMote control.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<bool>

Discrete

ON|OFF|0|1

Return

DISPlay? query the front panel TFT display state. Returns 0 (OFF) or 1 (ON).

Usage example

DISP ON

Related Commands

SYSTem:LOCal

SYSTem:REMote

5.4.4. DISPlay[:WINdow]:TEXT

Syntax

DISPlay[:WINdow]:TEXT {<text message>}

DISPlay[:WINdow]:TEXT?

Description

Display a message on the front panel TFT display. The PSU will display up to 32 characters in a message.

Parameters

Name

Type

Range

Default

<text message>

Quoted string

Return

Query the message sent to the front panel TFT display and returns a quoted string.

Usage example

Send "Hello world" textual message:

DISP:TEXT "Hello world"

5.4.5. DISPlay[:WINdow]:TEXT:CLEar

Syntax

DISPlay[:WINdow]:TEXT:CLEar

Description

Clear the message displayed on the front panel TFT display.

Return

None

Usage example

DISP:TEXT:CLE