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Keithley KickStart Software

Drive innovation through faster test & measurement with KickStart Software. KickStart simplifies what you need to know about the instrument so that in just minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device. By plotting data immediately and offering quick statistical summaries of the data in the reading table, KickStart allows you to gather insights faster and make the decisions you need to move on to the next stage of device development. KickStart enables you to focus your time on interpreting the test results so that your team can meet its innovation goals.

Beyond Keithley arbitrary function generators, power supplies, data acquisition instruments, digital multimeters (DMMs) and source measure units (SMUs), KickStart can also be used as oscilloscope software to control Tektronix bench oscilloscopes.



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Automated data collection from multiple instruments without expert knowledge

Highlights

  • Collect millions of readings that are streamed to PC disk media for safe archiving
  • Run tests on multiple instruments independently or simultaneously

Simple tools for visualizing data quickly

Highlights

  • Large viewing area for data
  • Access information about multiple tests in one window
  • Highlight data of interest using markers
  • Compare data from multiple test runs in a single plot
  • Ability to load in arbitrary and basic waveforms from file data
Kickstart Datalogger Graph

Fast and easy test replication and sharing of results

Highlights

  • Configure tests using simulated instruments and swap in real instruments when available
  • Save test configuration in KickStart project and export along with data for test documentation
  • Auto export data in .csv and .xlsx formats
  • Auto export graphs in picture format
  • Capture, save, and export AFG waveform settings

Supported instruments

Instrument Type Model KickStart App
Arbitrary Function Generators AFG31000 Series AFG
SMU Instruments 2400 Series, 2600 Series, 2650 Series, 6430 I-V Characterizer
Oscilloscopes

TBS1000 Series, TBS2000 Series, 2 Series MSO, 3 Series MDO, 4 Series MSO, 5 Series MSO, 5 Series B MSO, 5 Series MSO Low Profile, 6 Series B MSO, MDO3000 Series, MDO4000 Series, MSO3000 Series, MSO4000 Series, DPO3000 Series, DPO4000 Series, TDS1000 Series, TDS2000 Series, and TDS200 Series 

Oscilloscopes
Data Acquisition Units DAQ6510, DMM6500, 2700, 2701, 2750, 3706A Data Logger
DMMs DMM6500, DMM7510, DAQ6510, 2700, 2701, 2750, 2000, 2010, 2110 Precision DMM
Power Supplies 2280S-32-6, 2280S-60-3, 2281S-20-6, 2220 Series, 2230 Series, 2231A-30-3, 2260B Series, 2200 Series, and 2306-LAN Power Supply
Sensitive 6517B, 6514, 6485, 6487, 6517A Precision DMM

Kickstart Suite Bundle

US $540

Subscription

US $1,350

Perpetual

Keithley Kickstart - Suite 

Includes the following Apps:

  • AFG
  • I-V Characterizer
  • Scope
  • Data Logger
  • DMM
  • Power Supply
  • Includes 1 Year of Maintenance

About Tektronix Software Licensing

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KickStart Individual Apps

 

  • Purchase the App or Apps you need individually
  • Licensing options to fit your budget
  • Includes 1 Year of Maintenance

About Tektronix Software Licensing

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AFG App

Kickstart AFG 

US $120

Subscription

US $300

Perpetual

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I-V Characterizer App

Keithley Kickstart - IV Characterizer 

US $200

Subscription

US $494

Perpetual

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Scope App

Keithley Kickstart - Scope 

US $132

Subscription

US $330

Perpetual

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Data Logger App

Keithley Kickstart - Datalogger 

US $163

Subscription

US $379

Perpetual

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DMM App

Keithley Kickstart - DMM 

US $163

Subscription

US $379

Perpetual

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Power Supply App

Keithley Kickstart - Power Supply 

US $163

Subscription

US $379

Perpetual

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Kickstart Specialty Apps

 

 

 

  • The optional high resistivity application for KickStart is designed for use with Keithley’s 6517B Electrometer/ High Resistance Meter.
  • Keithley I-V Tracer Software leverages the unique touchscreen interface of the 2400 Series Graphical SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) instruments to recreate the familiar user experience of a curve tracer for two-terminal devices. KickStart software is used as a mechanism to install the I-V Tracer App license and upgrade the software on the 2400 Series Graphical SMU instruments (models 2450, 2460, 2461 and 2470).
  • Includes 1 Year of Maintenance

About Tektronix Software Licensing

View Kickstart Datasheet

High Resistivity App

Keithley Kickstart - High Resistivity 

US $379

Subscription

US $914

Perpetual

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Maintenance Licenses

About Tektronix Software Licensing

Maintenance for software is authorized through a maintenance license. A maintenance license extends the maintenance period for software enabling ongoing software updates. At a fraction of the price of the software itself, maintenance is the best way to stay up to date when new capability is released. The license applies to perpetual licenses only - considering subscriptions already include maintenance for the duration of the subscription period. A maintenance license should be applied on or before maintenance expiration to receive uninterrupted software updates. If maintenance does expire, it’s easy to extend the maintenance period by purchasing licenses sufficient to catch up and extend from the expiration date. Renewing your maintenance in this way provides a discount for securing updated software compared to purchasing the latest version outright.

Note: Perpetual licenses include maintenance for the first year but will require a new maintenance license every 12 months to continue to receive updates after the first year.

Suite Bundle Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - Suite 

US $198

AFG Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - Suite 

US $45

I-V Characterizer Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - IV Characterizer 

US $84

Scope Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - Scope 

US $50

Data Logger Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - Datalogger 

US $74

DMM Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - DMM 

US $74

Power Supply Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - Power Supply 

US $74

High Resistivity Maintenance

Keithley Kickstart - High Resistivity 

US $147

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AFG App

Highlights

  • Responsive interface allows users to change settings in real time
  • Source and preview waveforms remotely
  • Ability to Control both channels of multi-channel AFGs independently
  • Access to a variety of source functions, including pulse, noise, arbitrary, exponential rise, and many more

See supported models

I-V Characterizer App

Highlights

  • Configure and control up to four Series 2400 Graphical, Series 2600B, 2651A, and 2657A SMU instruments for DC or Pulsed I-V test in either the same app, same project, or a combination of the two.
  • Enables quick pulse test setup and analysis for the new Model 2601B-Pulse 10us Pulser/SMU for outputting pulses as short as 10us at 10A and 10V.
  • Perform current versus voltage (I-V) testing on a variety of materials and devices
  • Use up to four SourceMeter® SMU instruments in each test

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Keithley KickStart Software
Kickstart Scope Application

Scope App

Highlights

  • Three modes of operation enable data capture and datalogging of waveforms, measurements, and screenshots
  • Supports data retrieval from analog channels of supported Tektronix scopes, as well as from reference and math channels
  • Capture present data or arm to wait for a trigger, capture data, and re-arm for next trigger

See supported models

Data Logger App

Highlights

  • Quickly configure multi-channel data acquisition instruments
  • Stream millions of readings directly to PC disk media for safe data archival
  • Automatically export data in ready-to-use formats for reports and additional analysis - even while the test is running

See supported models

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DMM App (Digital Multimeter App)

Highlights

  • Run independent or simultaneous tests that log measurements from one or more DMMs
  • Get a quick summary of data using statistics built into the data table

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Power Supply App

Highlights

  • Easy access to control voltage bias and current limit while viewing data from primary measurement instrument in main viewing area
  • Configure list sweep to automate tests, such as monitoring power consumption or stability of load current
  • Export / save statistics with the data

See supported models

KickStart Power Supply List Sweep
Keithley High Resistivity App with 6517B Electrometer
Keithley High Resistivity App with 6517B Electrometer

High Resistivity App with 6517B Electrometer

The optional high resistivity application (HRMA) for KickStart is designed for use with Keithley’s 6517B Electrometer/ High Resistance Meter. The 6517B along with the 8009 Resistivity Test Fixture is a laboratory standard for volume and surface resistivity measurements on insulating materials. Together, they can be used to measure resistance up to 1018 Ω at up to 1000V.

The KickStart High Resistance Measurement Option makes it easier for you to:

  • Quickly and reliably determine resistivity of material using tests that conform to ASTM D257 standard
  • Perform a Step Response test to identify electrification time appropriate to the material’s time constant
  • Observe resistivity dependence on temperature and relative humidity of environment using optional probes 6517-TP and 6517-RH
  • Use alternating polarity measurement technique to eliminate inherent background currents for the most accurate resistivity measurements.

The KickStart High Resistivity Application requires a license: either the KICKSTARTFL-HRMA2 floating perpetual license or the KICKSTARTFL-HRMA2-AN 1-year time-based license. A floating license allows selected users to manage transfer of individual license to different PCs.

KickStart High Resistivity Application

Measuring the Electrical Resistivity of Insulating Materials

I-V Tracer Software for 2400 Series Graphical SMUs

Keithley I-V Tracer Software leverages the unique touchscreen interface of the 2400 Series Graphical SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) instruments to recreate the familiar user experience of a curve tracer for two-terminal devices. Adding the I-V Tracer to your SourceMeter instrument gives you a dedicated user interface for tracing the characteristics of your devices through both current and voltage. With a range of compatible instruments, I-V Tracer can utilize the full capabilities of each source measure unit, including the dual high-speed digitizers of the 2461 to perform tracing with AC polarity and pulsed DC, in addition to standard DC polarity.