Category: FDCS Software

Symptoms / Solutions:

To use a USB connected Rohde and Schwarz NRP-Zxx power sensor (such as the NRP-Z57), you need to install some applications that will allow FDCS to communicate with the unit.

Install the following applications:

After installation is complete, connect the sensor to the computer via USB cable.

Click: Start → Programs → National Instruments → VISA → VISA Interactive Control. The sensor should now appear in the list of connected instruments:


In FDCS, define a new power meter. Select the driver (PowerMeter.NRP_Z11). Select Raw Visa String as the connection type. Type in the connection string that is shown in the VISA Interactive Control window.


Keywords: Power meter, drivers, NRP, R&S

Last date modified:  March 2, 2018