News | July 2, 2007

Keithley Launches 6½-Digit USB Digital Multimeter For Test Applications

Source: Keithley Instruments, Inc.
Cleveland -- Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Model 2100 6½-Digit USB Digital Multimeter (DMM), a high precision, low-cost USB-based instrument. The Model 2100 is suitable 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 DMMs, the Model 2100 complements Keithley's line of GPIB-based DMMs.

The Model 2100 features precision 10VDC accuracy of 38ppm 6½-digit resolution at a fast measurement rate of 50 readings/second (at 6½-digits) over the USB bus. At 4½-digits, the Model 2100 reads more than 2000 readings/second into its internal, 2000-reading data buffer.

Eleven measurement functions cover the most commonly measured parameters, including Volts, Ohms, Amps, and RTD temperature measurement capability, as well as MX B, dB, and dBm math modifiers. Fully specified accuracies are 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.

The Model 2100 6½-Digit USB DMM is easy to set up and begin using right out of the box, needing no additional accessories. All units include standard USB cable, power cord, safety measurement probes, and free utility software.

The Model 2100's USB interface supports the TMC (Test and Measurement Class) protocol, allowing SCPI (Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation) 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.

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 6½-Digit USB DMM is suited for test engineers performing manual and semi-automatic electrical function tests and development and R&D engineers performing electrical validation in emerging electrical design and manufacturing regions. It is also suited for service and calibration technicians working in instrument repair and metrology, research scientists, and engineering students in science and engineering laboratories. 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.

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SOURCE: Keithley Instruments, Inc.