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This road-test is a continuation from Keithley Bench Digital Multimeter - Review   In this blog I played around and investigated the KickStart Instrument PC Control Software for data collection and plotting graphs with DMM 6500.   Evaluate the KickStart software usability for beginners Automate measurements from DMM6500 using KickStart Using Test Script Builder (TSB) Conclusion   Evaluate the KickStart software usability for beginners  KickStart software ...
This road-test is a continuation from Keithley Bench Digital Multimeter - Review   Here I did some experiments to verify the core features of the Keithley DMM6500. These are some analog experiments to test the functionality.   dcv:dcv Ratio Measurements Check AC voltage at mains supply Measure capacitance Measure Resistance The internal probe resistance Test diode functionality Conclusion   dcv:dcv Ratio Measurements This measurement will be done by ...
This road-test review is a continuation from   All Reference Material for Keithley Benchtop DMM6500   https://uk.tek.com/tektronix-and-keithley-digital-multimeter/dmm6500 https://uk.tek.com/tektronix-and-keithley-digital-multimeter/dmm6500-manual/model-dmm6500-6-1-2-digit-multimeter https://uk.tek.com/tektronix-and-keithley-digital-multimeter/dmm6500-manual/model-dmm6500-6-1-2-digit-bench-system-0 https://uk.tek.com/tektronix-and-keithley-digital-multimeter/dmm6500-manual/model-dm ...
This blog is a continuation from Keithley Bench Digital Multimeter - Review   This is an experiment to measure the low current of the solar panels. I have a single solar panel of 5V and roughly 500 mA current output capability. I want to test them under different minimum light conditions to see the lower currents in the solar panel. This is to analyze the current output of the solar panels in milliamps range. As I have not put the solar panels in the sunlight I have not used any protectio ...
If you have owned any kind of battery-powered device in the last decade (maybe more), you have probably glanced at and asked yourself, "how many bars you have left." In other words, your were peeking at your battery fuel gauge.  It's one of those devices that you can take for granted (for years), without stopping to think that someone designed that battery fuel gauge. So, my question is, are you ready to design a battery fuel gauge?   You maybe be a maker and don't feel the need to de ...
I think if you were to ask the man or woman on the street, What do Engineers Do?, you would get a pause and then the standard responses of "build skyscrapers, operate trains, fix furnaces or make phones work." In other words, they don't really know what engineers actually do in a substantive way.   Looking back in my life, I recall many years ago when I was in that line of work, I told people where I went to do my work. Here's a few: I recall going to work at a gold mine in Winnemucca, Nev ...
I'm reviewing the Microchip CAN Analyzer for a Road Test. I'm now testing it in a CAN Bus test bed that I designed.     In the previous posts for this review, I've used the digital side of the CAN circuit. I always had the intention to also test the physical layer. I built CAN driver breakout boards for that.   The Microchip CAN Bus Analyzer supports both logic and physical side of the design. You can plug it directly into a vehicle and check the traffic. There's an MCP255 ...
This year has been off to a relatively good, if not busy, start. After winning RoadTest Review of the Year, whereas previously I was nominated but came dead last, I was surprised to hear from danzima who offered me a reward of a shopping cart of goods from element14. Seeing as element14 is pretty much one of my favourite places to shop (since I can get quite a few things which aren't otherwise easily found at retail), I set to work immediately building up a list of stuff to get.   At first ...

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