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by Stuart M
April 21st, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: KickStart
Topic: KickStart version 2.3.0 Now Available!
Replies: 0
Views: 161

KickStart version 2.3.0 Now Available!

KickStart version 2.3.0 Now Available! KickStart version 2.3.0 is now available for download! This is the latest release on the KickStart 2.0 platform. KickStart version 2.3.0 includes these updates: Ability to demonstrate the pulser feature on the new Model 2601B-Pulse SMU instrument with PulseMete...
by Stuart M
March 17th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: 2400 Series SourceMeter
Topic: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU
Replies: 22
Views: 50693

Re: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU

sent you a private message to continue this on a one-on-one basis.
check your private message mailbox on this site for detailed questions/instructions...
by Stuart M
March 17th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: 2400 Series SourceMeter
Topic: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU
Replies: 22
Views: 50693

Re: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU

It looks like you have made progress and the driver is now seeing the interface and the 2400.
I would now try to open KickStart 2.2.1 and see if things are better.
Be sure to check if the instrument is hidden in the Shelved Instruments area too.
by Stuart M
March 17th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: 2400 Series SourceMeter
Topic: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU
Replies: 22
Views: 50693

Re: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU

It seems that your GPIB interface is not detect by the KI-488 Configuration Utility. It should show GPIB0 and any connected instruments... (forget the diagnostic tool for now...) I need some details for your specific situation: Did you install the 3.13.2 driver while logged in as the true admin of y...
by Stuart M
March 16th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: 2400 Series SourceMeter
Topic: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU
Replies: 22
Views: 50693

Re: Kickstart doesnt discover 2400 SMU

One way to correct is to be sure you have the latest gpib driver version 3.13.2. https://www.tek.com/accessory/ki-488/3-1-3-2 Even if you have the latest, uninstall and re-install and it can correct itself... Once reinstalled, run the KI-488 Configuration Utility to see if the instrument and interfa...
by Stuart M
February 26th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: KickStart
Topic: Kickstart 2.0.3 can't find Keithley 2700
Replies: 12
Views: 12991

Re: Kickstart 2.0.3 can't find Keithley 2700

Sending you a private message with more detailed troubleshooting instructions.
Check for the message and follow the directions...
by Stuart M
February 14th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: KickStart
Topic: KickStart version 2.2.1 Now Available!
Replies: 0
Views: 192

KickStart version 2.2.1 Now Available!

KickStart version 2.2.1 is now available for download! This is the latest release on the KickStart 2.0 platform. KickStart version 2.2.1 includes these updates: • Improved performance response time for data logging instruments using large channel counts • Corrected problem with Manage License window...
by Stuart M
February 13th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: KickStart
Topic: Kickstart 2.0.3 can't find Keithley 2700
Replies: 12
Views: 12991

Re: Kickstart 2.0.3 can't find Keithley 2700

1. Uninstall 3.13.1 and install the latest KUSB driver 3.13.2 2. What version of KickStart are you using? Is this the latest 2.2.0? 3. Is your 2700 set for GPIB? What address ...16 is the default..? 4. Are there any other instruments at this gpib address? 5. Follow this startup procedure: First conn...
by Stuart M
February 6th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: KickStart
Topic: Kickstart, 2700, RS-232 to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Kickstart, 2700, RS-232 to USB

Glad to be of help and get you up and going there. Be sure to install the latest software driver for this product using full admin privileges. Be sure first to uninstall any other gpib drivers (such as CEC-488 or National Instruments NI-488.2, etc.) before you install this driver. Here is a link to ...
by Stuart M
February 5th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: KickStart
Topic: Kickstart, 2700, RS-232 to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Kickstart, 2700, RS-232 to USB

Hi Alex.
Yes you are correct. Model 2700 connects with KickStart using gpib.
A usb-to-gpib device, such as the Keithley KUSB-488B USB-to-GPIB interface is recommended.
by Stuart M
January 20th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Series 2700 Multimeter/Data Aquisition/Switch System
Topic: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX

Yes. Leading zeroes can be a problem.
The *idn? timeout after return a response is normal (just means that termination character was not setup).
You can now proceed to use LabVIEW. Just use the same VISA resource that would in NI-VISA Interactive.
Glad to get you up and running there.
by Stuart M
January 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Series 2700 Multimeter/Data Aquisition/Switch System
Topic: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX

Is your instrument setup with a fixed IP? Is DHCP turned off? If necessary you might need to directly connect your instrument to your pc using a cross-over cable to eliminate network performance problems. In this situation, be sure you can ping the instrument and see it's webpage before testing with...
by Stuart M
January 15th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Series 2700 Multimeter/Data Aquisition/Switch System
Topic: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX

0xBFFF0011 is a timeout (the device did not answer of the addressing is incorrect. Not sure why the resource would already be present in NI-VISA Interactive control...unless you saved this device somewhere...perhaps in NI Max. I would suggest at the bottom of the screen in the "Resource to Open" are...
by Stuart M
January 14th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Series 2700 Multimeter/Data Aquisition/Switch System
Topic: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX

NI-VISA is a required component of LabVIEW.
If this was not installed or was somehow uninstalled, then you should download and install it.
by Stuart M
January 13th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Series 2700 Multimeter/Data Aquisition/Switch System
Topic: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Cannot get Keithley 2701 recognized in NI MAX

Good that you can ping the instrument, that is a start... Can you also view the webpage for the 2701 in your browser? If yes, can you open Visa Interactive Control and successfully open a resource session? The format will be something like this: TCPIP::nnn.xxx.yyy.zzz::1394::SOCKET Also, what is the...
by Stuart M
January 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Instrument Accessories & GPIB
Topic: Unable to load Device in Device Manager and GPIB Configuation Utility
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Unable to load Device in Device Manager and GPIB Configuation Utility

There is a newer version 3.13.2. Recommend uninstalling version 3.13.1 and installing the newer version. Here is a link to download: https://www.tek.com/accessory/ki-488/3-1-3-2 Be sure when you install that you have full admin access to your pc. Be sure also to remove any other gpib drivers (e.g. N...
by Stuart M
January 6th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Series 2700 Multimeter/Data Aquisition/Switch System
Topic: Datalogger reading and display in kick start software different
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Datalogger reading and display in kick start software different

Since you are moving to a new computer and you have a problem with the older version, I would suggest using the newer version of KickStart 2 with your model 2701 and windows 10 system. The data in KickStart 2 will match the precision of the instrument with data displayed in the graph and table. Here...
by Stuart M
November 26th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: KickStart
Topic: KickStart version 2.2.0 Now Available!
Replies: 0
Views: 205

KickStart version 2.2.0 Now Available!

KickStart version 2.2.0 is now available for download! This is the latest release on the KickStart 2.0 platform. KickStart version 2.2.0 includes these updates: • Implemented support for I-V tracer. I-V tracer is an application that allows a 2400 Series Graphical SourceMeter SMU instrument to behave...
by Stuart M
September 30th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Keithley I/O Layer (KIOL)
Topic: Keithley communicator throws error
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Keithley communicator throws error

KickStart currently supports GPIB, USB, LAN connections to a variety of instruments.
(see release notes for full list of instruments..)

The product page gives an oversight..
https://www.tek.com/keithley-kickstart
by Stuart M
September 29th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: KickStart
Topic: KickStart version 2.1.1 Now Available!
Replies: 0
Views: 281

KickStart version 2.1.1 Now Available!

KickStart version 2.1.1 is now available for download! This is the latest release on the KickStart 2.0 platform. KickStart version 2.1.1 includes these updates: • Added statistics between cursors on the KickStart graph. • Added support for Tektronix Models MDO32 and MDO34 Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes ...

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