Friday 12 March 2010

Digital multimeter technical library on CD

Keithley Instruments has published a digital multimeter (DMM) technical library for engineers and researchers who use DMMs for a wide range of applications. This CD-based library includes more than 100 documents, including measurement tips, application notes, and product selection guides.

Choosing the right DMM instrument has a direct effect on a measurement’s integrity and repeatability. Keithley’s “Digital Multimeter Technical Library: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most out of Your DMM” explains the differences in instrument categories, specifications, and intended applications that will help guide engineers to the right instrument for the job. A free copy is available on request.

In addition to a technical overview of DMMs and their applications, the CD provides application notes with detailed advice on specific areas, such as data acquisition with Ethernet, switching, temperature measurements, and interfacing with IVI drivers, LXI and SCPI protocols, and SQR programming.

The digital multimeter technical library features helpful tips on overcoming common problems encountered by DMM users, as compiled by Keithley’s experienced customer support team. These include errors in low voltage, low current measurements, low resistance measurements, noisy readings, and reading drift.

In addition, the library offers 13 application notes covering the use of DMMs for airbag test systems, audio analysis, automotive electrical systems, connectors, flat panel displays, power supplies, synchrotrons, and wireless devices. Detailed information on the considerations for selecting a DMM are provided, including general purpose, high performance, and application-specific DMMs, as well as DMMs with integrated switching capabilities.

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