Farnell adds Smart Bench Essentials to Keysight test range

Test instruments with connectivity to the cloud for remote working in the Smart Bench Essentials series by Keysight are available from Farnell.

They integrate multiple instruments into a single solution for maximum productivity and value-for-money, says the distributor, an Avnet company. The test instruments are intended for use by teachers and students teaching and learning remotely, as well as professional engineers as a test solution which is fully connected and integrated for working from home.

The Smart Bench Essentials comprises a DC power supply, digital multimeter and function generators that work with the popular Keysight 1000X oscilloscopes. An instrument stacking kit, available as part of the series, enables engineers to set their Smart Bench instruments up in a 2×2 layout, saving bench space.

The series also includes the triple output DC power supply (EDU36311A) which provides three 90W electrically isolated channels supplying clean and reliable power. The package features intuitive interfaces with manual control or programming by USB or LAN. A signature video graphics array (WVGA) provides users with information from instrument set up to output status. The low acoustic noise output power supply is protected against over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature operation.

There is also the EDU34450A, a 5.5-digit digital multimeter designed for bench applications. It can measure 11 different input signals including DCV, DCI, true-RMS ACV, ACI, 2- and four-wire resistance, frequency, continuity, diode test, temperature, and capacitance. It delivers up to 110 readings per second for speed-critical tests, and what Farnell describes as generous internal memory, allowing for prolonged data-logging. This high performance, low-cost DMM has a seven-inch dual-measurement colour display, USB and LAN connectivity, USB flash drive support and software for remote control and data logging.

The 20MHz function / arbitrary waveform generators series includes a single-channel model, the EDU33211A, and a two-channel instrument, the EDU33212A, which can be coupled in amplitude and frequency, and triggered externally. Functions include six built-in modulation types and 17 popular waveforms to simulate common applications for testing. There is a 16-bit arbitrary waveform capability with a memory capacity of up to 8M samples per channel. An intuitive, information-packed front-panel interface with a seven-inch colour display offers simultaneous parameter set-up, signal viewing and editing for simple operation. USB and LAN interfaces and onboard software provide remote connectivity, while the front-panel USB thumb drive port offers convenient file management.

Farnell provides free technical support to customers 24/5 via in-house test and measurement specialists, as well as access to online resources, data sheets, application notes, videos and webinars.

The Smart Bench Essentials Series from Keysight is available from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.

Farnell is a business unit of Avnet, a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle.


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