Features of four test instruments now available in a single graphical interface ideal for small manufacturing businesses and teaching labs
Keysight Technologies has launched a portfolio of Smart Bench Essentials (SBE) lab bench products that deliver the power of four unique instruments, including a triple-output power supply, an arbitrary function generator, a digital multimeter and an oscilloscope, through one powerful graphical interface offering integrated data management and analysis capabilities.
General test labs, as well as university teaching labs, need test instruments that are interconnected connected along with the lab, cloud and innovation. These differentiated connections enable customers to accelerate insights, whether in learning, teaching or troubleshooting.
Keysight’s SBE lab bench products are reliable and capable instruments developed for the design and test of products in manufacturing and R&D, offering a compact and stackable design that is ideal for small manufacturing businesses.
The products are also perfect for modern university teaching labs that require an enhanced environment conducive to sharing and maximising learning. Remote learning technology is the new normal accelerated by the recent Covid-19 pandemic.
Keysight’s PathWave BenchVue application software complements the SBE series, enabling the customer to configure instruments quickly while operating on the same PC screen to test device under test. It stores data on a PC and exports it in standard readable formats for post-analysis work and report generation.
The SBE series also offers the optional PathWave Remote Access Lab software and the PathWave Lab Manager software to enhance the lab experience and productivity. Keysight’s PathWave Remote Access Lab software enables university teaching labs to transition to online learning seamlessly. It allows students to remotely access the lab setup and perform lab work through the web browser. Keysight’s PathWave Lab Manager software works seamlessly with the Smart Bench Essential series instruments to manage lab assets effectively and productively.
“All four instruments have a consistent look and feel, the same graphical user interface and connectivity,” said Christopher Cain, vice president of Electronic Industrial Products at Keysight Technologies. “The setup of four test instruments connected through the powerful PathWave application software allows engineers to focus on their insights and innovation, not managing their test instruments.”
Keysight’s SBE series is a combination of hardware and software that accelerates an educators’ teaching experience and students’ learning experience, as well as improves an electronic design and manufacturing engineers’ ability to analyse and troubleshoot products, delivering the following key benefits:
⦁ Elegantly integrated, enabling users to focus on insights and core innovation, not managing instruments.
⦁ Configure, control and monitor multiple instruments from a single screen.
⦁ Test, analyse and share lab instruments and data remotely from anywhere, providing learning during the pandemic and global access to remote instrumentation.
⦁ Automate common tasks from a test set up, data collection, to report generation.
⦁ Centrally manage an entire lab of instruments and configuration to maximise productivity.
Keysight’s SBE lab bench products include built-in KeysightCare Technical Support, facilitating customers to receive:
⦁ Two-business-day technical response
⦁ Access to the online knowledge centre, 24×7, containing decades of R&D expertise in thousands of technical articles and programming examples
⦁ Tracking of support cases for faster response at the self-service web portal