Tektronix Technical Forums are maintained by community involvement. Feel free to post questions or respond to questions by other members. Should you require a time-sensitive answer, please contact your local Tektronix support center here.

Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post Reply
yongning
Posts: 17
Joined: May 29th, 2014, 9:05 am
Country: Germany

Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by yongning » September 2nd, 2014, 10:39 am

Hello,

i've installed the KI-488_Driver_Version_3.12 for my new KUSB-488B:

Snip20140902_1.png
Snip20140902_1.png (10.86 KiB) Viewed 31459 times
then i plugged it into the connector of 6517B and my laptop, after which i followed the prompts to finish the installation of the hardware.

kann i now use the following program? are there some problems? the new 6517B is an expensive instrument, so i muss ask something before using.

Snip20140902_4.png
Snip20140902_4.png (217.63 KiB) Viewed 31459 times
What's the steps to set the uniform GPIB-Address on both the software and the 6517B?
thanks

Dale C
Keithley Applications
Keithley Applications
Posts: 2847
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 6:22 am
Country: United States
Contact:

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by Dale C » September 2nd, 2014, 10:53 am

1. Select the communication interface to GPIB.
2. Select the appropriate VISA resource name. Model 6517B default GPIB address is 27.
Then select the appropriate parameters and click on RUN.

yongning
Posts: 17
Joined: May 29th, 2014, 9:05 am
Country: Germany

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by yongning » September 3rd, 2014, 2:03 am

What is the settings for R-Measurement? We can only measure the V.

Would you show me a snapshot?

Should I set something on the 6517 front panel?

Dale C
Keithley Applications
Keithley Applications
Posts: 2847
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 6:22 am
Country: United States
Contact:

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by Dale C » September 3rd, 2014, 10:35 am

Use the Sense function pull down menu on the left hand side of the screen.
It has voltage, current, resistance and charge as selections for measurement.

But do not forget, with the Model 6517B the unit needs to source voltage and measure current to make a resistance measurement.
So that means you need to choose a voltage under the DC Bias field.
Attachments
6517Bsoftwareshot.png
6517Bsoftwareshot.png (240.5 KiB) Viewed 31441 times

YangUVa
Posts: 7
Joined: October 16th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Country: United States

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by YangUVa » October 17th, 2014, 12:41 pm

Hi, how can I get this kind of application software for 6517A/B?
Did you do the program by yourself?

Thanks.
:)

Dale C
Keithley Applications
Keithley Applications
Posts: 2847
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 6:22 am
Country: United States
Contact:

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by Dale C » October 20th, 2014, 6:30 am

I uploaded this program to the Keithley FTP site.
ftp://ftp.keithley.com
user name = kicust
password = w3lc0m3
This spells welcome but the vowels are integers.
Look for the 6517B Software folder.
It will be in that folder.

YangUVa
Posts: 7
Joined: October 16th, 2014, 1:07 pm
Country: United States

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by YangUVa » November 4th, 2014, 2:41 pm

Great!
Many thanks! :D

tburgo
Posts: 1
Joined: February 11th, 2015, 10:07 am
Country: Brazil

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by tburgo » February 11th, 2015, 10:11 am

Hi Dale,

Is there something like this software but for Keithley 6514?

Thanks,

Thiago.

Dale C
Keithley Applications
Keithley Applications
Posts: 2847
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 6:22 am
Country: United States
Contact:

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by Dale C » February 11th, 2015, 10:30 am

The closest software to control the 6514 would be Excelinx-2A.
Or maybe the Labview driver has some example in it.
But that is about it.

hribal
Posts: 1
Joined: November 5th, 2015, 4:25 am
Country: Czech Republic

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by hribal » November 5th, 2015, 4:29 am

Hello,
is there any way to download control software for 6517B? Links above to FTP doesn't work. :(

Thank you.

Dale C
Keithley Applications
Keithley Applications
Posts: 2847
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 6:22 am
Country: United States
Contact:

Re: Steps to use the KUSB-488B for 6517B

Post by Dale C » November 5th, 2015, 7:56 am

FTP has been dismantled.
Contact Keithley for this file.

Post Reply

Return to “LabView Drivers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest