Keysight Technologies' New BenchVue Software Release Eliminates Instrument Programming for Custom Creation of Automated Tests

20. Oktober 2015, 00:00 Uhr
Keysight Technologies' New BenchVue Software Release Eliminates Instrument Programming for Custom Creation of Automated Tests
Keysight Technologies' New BenchVue Software Release Eliminates Instrument Programming for Custom Creation of Automated Tests

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the release of the latest version of its popular BenchVue software. BenchVue is an intuitive, easy-to-use PC software application that provides multiple-instrument measurement visibility and data capture that eliminates the need for instrument programming.

This landmark 3.0 version of BenchVue introduces a new capability that allows for custom creation of simple automated tests. The new BenchVue Test Flow app features an intuitive drag-and-drop interface that allows for rapid prototyping of test sequences. The app combines the power of a sequencer with the data capture and analysis tools of BenchVue. The new 3.0 release also features the addition of a Network Analyzer app along with additional model support. This brings the total number of supported instruments to over 300. BenchVue 3.0's internal architecture allows for independent updates and downloads of individual applications. With BenchVue 3.0, downloads are smaller, updates are faster, and application software releases are no longer tied to BenchVue platform releases.
 

 "BenchVue has proven to be an enthusiastically accepted software tool among Keysight bench-instrument users." said Rod Unverrich, Keysight's senior software programs manager. "This milestone software release unlocks capabilities our customers have requested for custom test creation and sequencing. The software also provides additional flexibility for future solutions, including individual applications enabled by the BenchVue framework."

BenchVue advances the way engineers interact with their instruments and their entire bench from initial connection to completing their analysis. Users simply plug an instrument into their PC over LAN, GPIB or USB and the instrument is automatically configured for use in BenchVue. No programming or separate instrument drivers are required, greatly accelerating common testing tasks for engineers and technicians. Data capture and export are accomplished with just a few clicks, keeping engineers focused on the measurement task at hand. BenchVue's key features include:

  • Data logging for digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, data acquisition units, spectrum and network analyzers, power supplies and power sensors
  • Plug and play functionality for instrument control of all supported instruments, including waveform select and output control for function generators
  • A mobile application to free engineers from their bench, enabling them to remotely monitor and respond to tests
  • One-click screen capture with annotation for fast, professional documentation

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Keysight's new BenchVue 3.0 software for the PC is available now. Users can download the software for free atwww.keysight.com/find/benchvue.

BenchVue is available worldwide. The following upgrades are available to extend BenchVue's functionality:

BV1001A BenchVue Test Flow App License Subscription $ 300/yr
BV0001A BenchVue Digital Multimeter Pro App License $ 200
BV0003A BenchVue Power Supply Pro App License $ 150
BV0004A BenchVue Oscilloscope Pro App License $ 400
BV0005A BenchVue Spectrum Analyzer Pro App License $ 500
BV0006A BenchVue Data Acquisition Pro App License $ 500
BV0007A BenchVue Power Meter Pro App License $ 500

More information about BenchVue software is available at www.keysight.com/find/benchvue. Images of the software are available at www.keysight.com/find/benchvue_images. Videos for BenchVue software are available at www.keysight.com/find/benchvue_videos.

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