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  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    Recommended Electronics Engineering Benches for Education
    Whether you are teaching engineering fundamentals or more advanced topics like mixed-signal or RF analysis, Tektronix has a bench configuration for your education lab.  Start with one of these recommended configurations for your engineering lab and …
    Software for the Education Lab
    Tektronix offers a range of efficient and intuitive remote education solutions that combine with our oscilloscopes, DMMs, data acquisition systems, or other tools to help students put engineering theory into practice.  Read this flyer to learn how …
    Fact Sheet
    How to Transition Code to TSP from SCPI
    This application note introduces Keithley’s Test Script Processor (TSP®) command set and scripting language as an alternative to “Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation” (SCPI) and traditional instrument programming. First, an overview of …
    Application Note
    How to Write Scripts for Test Script Processing (TSP)
    Keithley’s Test Script Processor (TSP®) is a flexible hardware/software architecture that allows message-based programming, much like SCPI, with enhanced capabilities for controlling test sequencing/flow, decision-making, and instrument autonomy.  …
    Application Note
    Digital Multimeters (DMM) Selector Guide
    STANDARD PERFORMANCE FOR THE MOST ESSENTIAL NEEDS 2110 : 5½-Digit Dual-Display Digital Multimeter Measure and display two parameters concurrently Sample a signal at 50,000 readings/s Measure temperature …
    Selection Guide
    Digital Multimeters Comparison Table
    Table comparing DC volts, AC volts, ohms, DC amps, AC amps, and other measurement capabilities of Keithley DMMs.
    Product Selector Guide
    University of Oklahoma Case Study
    To get more students excited about engineering careers in RF and help them better understand Electromagnetics principles, University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Jay McDaniel worked with Tektronix to devise a 10-workstation lab for experiential …
    Case Study
    DAQ Data Acquisition Primer: An Introduction to Multi-Channel Measurement Systems
    This data acquisition primer offers tips and techniques for making multi-channel measurements in a variety of applications.  Learn about: Relay types and switch card options for making multi-channel measurements Switch card configuration …
    Primer
    Queensboro Community College Case Study
    Case Study
    Chalmers University Case Study
                  Case Study   A Passion for Innovation | Chalmers University STUDENT HIGHLIGHT When Alexander Andersson was a kid, he wanted to become a “Lego engineer” — the person who designs the Lego houses and trucks and lanes. As he …
    Case Study
    Keithley’s DMM6500 6½-Digit Touchscreen Bench/System Digital Multimeter
    Fact Sheet
    Data Logging of Power Profiles from Wireless IoT and Other Low-Power Devices
    This application note illustrates different methodologies that can be used for capturing the load current characteristics of a device or the voltage discharge profile of a battery.
    Application Note
    DMM6500 and DAQ6510 - Touchscreen Productivity, 15 Measurement Functions, Greater Sensitivity, and More Connectivity
    This document provides a concise overview of the features, benefits, and capabilities of Keithley's new DMM6500 6½-digit Bench/System Digital Multimeter and the DAQ6510 Data Acquisition and Logging Multimeter System.
    Fact Sheet
    Model DMM6500 6½-Digit Bench/System Multimeter Specifications
    This document contains specifications and supplemental information for the DMM6500 6½-Digit Bench/System Multimeter. Specifications are the standards against which the DMM6500 is tested.
    Specification
    How to Increase Productivity by Networking Instruments
    This technical note gives high-level setup steps for connecting to Keithley instruments with web enabled services (automatic and manual networking configuration.)  Web tools such as the informative home and administration screens, send and receive …
    Technical Brief
  • FAQS FAQ ID
    Installing KTTI Communication Modules DMM6510 DAQ6500
    1. Remove the Communication Accessory Cover from the rear panel of the instrument. 2. Insert the Accessory Card into the slot. 3. Line up the black connector on the rear of the card with the two tabs on the PCB inside the instrument. 4. Press …
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    Replacing Fuses/Changing Line Voltage DMM6500 DAQ6510
    Line Voltage Remove the fuse housing above the line power plug. Remove the fuse from the housing and replace with the appropriate, functioning fuse. Change the power line voltage setting by removing the inner housing for the fuse and rotating …
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    How do you set ACV DB function in Model DMM6500?
    In the SCPI command set mode, the following commands will get you there: :SENSE:FUNC 'VOLT:AC' :VOLT:AC:UNIT DB :SENSE:VOLT:AC:DET:BAND 300 :SENSE:VOLT:AC:DB:REF 5 This will set the unit to ACV, db and reference of 5.   If the unit is set to TSP …
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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. Buffer Settings: Press MENU Under the Measure Tab, press Reading Buffers Change capacity to 200000 I set Fill Mode to Once (but continuous also worked) Be sure to …
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    How do I perform a temperature scan using Keithley DMM6500 and 2001-TCSCAN?
    Cycle 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. Select Function to Temperature …
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    Which 2000-series scan cards for the DMM6500/Model 2000 are supported in KickStart?
    KickStart only supports two scan cards for the DMM instruments (DMM6500, 2000, 2001, etc.):    1. Model 2000-SCAN    2. Model 2001-TCSCAN KickStart does not support:    Model 2001-SCAN    Model 2000-SCAN-20
    780936
    What is a DMM?
    Though DMM stands for a lot of things, including “don’t message me,” and a popular brand of climbing gear, the most common meaning of DMM is digital multimeter. A DMM is a standard test and measurement instrument used by electrical engineers and …
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