Frequently Asked Questions

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Is E*scope supported on the 5 series MSO with the Windows 10 installed?

The E*scope feature would be supported in Linux version of the 5 or 6 series MSO only.


This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
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Is BUS trigger mode supported in the AB sequence trigger mode on the 5 series MSO?

Yes. However, it does not apply to both events. It could be only either A or B event for the bus trigger. The second event is locked to edge trigger type.


This FAQ applies to:
MSO54, MSO56, MSO58
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When upgrading firmware get “Cannot establish connection: Connection timed out”.

Make sure that the instrument is in upgrade mode. On the instrument itself, navigate to Config -> Utilities -> System Upgrade -> Network Upgrade and select “continue” by pushing the ”SEL” button.
This FAQ applies to:
WFM5000, WFM5200, WFM5250, WFM7120, WFM7200, WFM8200, WFM8300, WVR5200, WVR5250, WVR7120, WVR7200, WVR8200, WVR8300

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DMM6500 Scan Temperature Channels using 2001-TCSCAN CardCycle power to the 6500. Select TEMP. Press MENU. In the CHANNEL column, select Settings. Select channel 1. Select Function to Temperature. Select Transducer to CJC2001. Select Unit to F. Select Channel 2.
This FAQ applies to:
2001-TCSCAN, DMM6500
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How do I perform a digitized current measurement on a Keithley DMM6500?

For this example: making a 1kS/s digitized current measurement with 2000 Samples.


This FAQ applies to:
DAQ6510, DMM6500
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How do I change the line voltage setting on a Keithley Model 6517B?

1. Make sure the instrument is turned off and unplugged. 
2. Carefully take out the fuse housing (above the power cord input) by opening the tabs on both sides. 
3. Switch out the fuses in the fuse housing for the appropriate fuses for your line voltage setting. 


This FAQ applies to:
6517B
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How do I get the trigger time (timestamp) from my scope?

When a waveform is acquired on the DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K Series oscilloscopes, the scope records a timestamp of when it was triggered to acquire that waveform.  However, fetching the value of this timestamp is not always so obvious.


This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72304SX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DPO75002SX, DPO77002SX, DPS73308SX, DPS75004SX, DPS77004SX, DSA70404, DSA70404B, DSA70404C, DSA70604, DSA70604B, DSA70604C, DSA70804, DSA70804B, DSA70804C, DSA71254, DSA71254B, DSA71254C, DSA71604, DSA71604B, DSA71604C, DSA72004, DSA72004B, DSA72004C, DSA72504D, DSA73304D, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX, TDS5032, TDS5032B, TDS5034, TDS5034B, TDS5052, TDS5052B, TDS5054, TDS5054B, TDS5104, TDS5104B, TDS7054, TDS7104, TDS7154, TDS7154B, TDS7254, TDS7254B, TDS7304, TDS7404, TDS7404B, TDS7704B
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How do I source a 500ns 5 amp pulse on a Keithley Model 2520?

1. Set PW(Pulse Width) to 0000.5 uS. 
2. Set DELAY to 000.10 mS. 
3. Set TRIG COUNT to CONTINUOUS-PULSE or INFINITE. 
4. For a single pulse set INIT to OFF. For multiple pulses set INIT to ON. 
5. Set TRIGGER to appropriate event( IMMEDIATE, MANUAL, etc.). 


This FAQ applies to:
2520., 2520/KIT1, 2520INT-1-GE
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How to extract the trigger time stamp from a Tektronix .wfm file?

The .wfm waveform files saved from Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K and 5 and 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes contains a time stamp that indicates the time that the scope was triggered.


This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72304SX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
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How to unlock the calibration function in Keithley 2100 Series DMM.

1. Unlock the calibration function by sending the SCPI command:

        CAL:PROT:CODE (up to 8-character string)

    The default code is command is:


This FAQ applies to:
2100/100, 2100/120, 2100/220, 2100/230-240
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