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Keithley intros 6.5-digit USB digital multimeter

Posted: 25 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:USB digital multimeter? USB-based instrument?

Model 2100

Keithley Instruments Inc. has released the Model 2100 6.5-digit USB digital multimeter (DMM), a high precision, low-cost USB-based instrument. The Model 2100 is designed for a wide range of production test, burn-in and manual and semi-automatic R&D applications in bench, portable or small system measurement configurations.

As the newest member of Keithley's family of high-performance, precision DMMs, the Model 2100 complements Keithley's line of premium GPIB-based DMMs.

High precision device
The Model 2100 features precision 10Vdc accuracy of 38ppm 6.5-digit resolution at a fast measurement rate of 50 readings per second (rps) at 6.5-digits over the USB busa reading rate that is more than twice as fast as competitive offerings. At 4.5-digits, the Model 2100 reads more than 2,000rps into its internal, 2,000-reading data buffer.

Eleven measurement functions cover the most commonly measured parameters, including volts, ohms, amperes and RTD temperature measurement capability, as well as MX+B, dB and dBm math modifiers. Fully specified accuracy is valid for one year on all functions for ISO-compliant applications and facilities.

The Model 2100 also offers selectable front and rear inputs plus two- and four-wire remote sense resistance inputs that facilitate use as both a stand-alone, benchtop DMM or in small systems applications.

Smart instrument
The Model 2100 6.5-digit USB DMM is easy to set up and to use right out of the box, needing no additional accessories. All units include standard USB cable, power cord, safety measurement probes and free utility software to ensure quick startup and a lower total cost of ownership.

The Model 2100's USB interface supports the Test and Measurement Class (TMC) protocol, allowing SCPI commands to be sent over the USB bus for added data transfer and control options. This TMC-compliant USB interface ensures preservation of existing SCPI test code, saving development time and cost.

The Model 2100 includes KI-Tool, a built-in graphic utility that enables trend plotting and data transfer to a PC. It also includes an add-in tool that is used for importing data directly into Microsoft Excel and Word documents. USB drivers are also provided with each Model 2100 DMM.

Keithley's Model 2100 6?-Digit USB DMM is suited for test engineers performing manual and semi-automatic electrical function tests as well as development and R&D engineers performing electrical validation in emerging electrical design and manufacturing regions. It is also designed for service and calibration technicians working in instrument repair and metrology.

The rugged and durable construction of the Model 2100, including a heavy gauge chassis and cover and rubberized front and rear bumpers, makes it suitable for bench applications as well as portable and field applications.

Keithley's Model 2100 6.5-digit usb DMM is available for a limited-time introductory price of $795 through Sept. 30. After that time, the list price will be $845.

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