Keithley KickStart 2.0 software enables quick test set-up and data visualization when using single or multiple instruments. KickStart simplifies what users need to know about instruments so engineers can take instruments out of the box and quickly start gathering real data, complete with plots and quick statistical summaries.
One of the most significant enhancements in KickStart 2.0 is the ability to control multiple instruments through a single interface. Users can now launch and run up to eight apps at the same time and see results from multiple instruments in a single easy-to-view format. One such app is the included KickStart Data Logger for easily setting up and controlling multi-channel data acquisition instruments such as the new DAQ6510 (see separate release), viewing measurement functions in a single data window, and exporting data in ready-to-use formats for reporting, sharing or additional analysis.
Getting started with KickStart is the definition of simplicity. KickStart supports instruments connected to a PC using GPIB, LAN and USB interfaces. With a simple drag of the mouse, users can launch apps to control and collect data from a range of instruments, including digital multimeters, data acquisition systems, power supplies and source measure units. It also allows users to get familiar with the software and be ready to test in advance of receiving a physical instrument – tests created using simulated instruments can be simply swapped in when physical instruments arrive.
KickStart can collect millions of readings from each instrument, making it a viable solution for long-term data logging needs and for capturing data from transient events with a digitizing DMM. KickStart presents data in tabular and graphical formats. Users can hide non-essential data and see statistics automatically update to reflect only data visible in the table. This can be useful for characterizing devices after they have reached thermal stabilization. In the graph, users can overlay plots from run history for quick comparisons and to identify anomalies and trends.
The base KickStart 2.0 software includes four apps that simplify SMU, DMM, data logger and power supply instrument operation.
Keithley KickStart 2.0 Instrument Control Software (KICKSTARTFL-BASE) is available now globally as pre-release software with a 90-day free trial. Starting July 15, the price will be $249 with a standard 60-day free trial.
More information: https://www.tek.com/keithley-kickstart