A bunch of pictures of the unboxing of my new Keithley DAQ6510. DAQ stands for Data Acquisition. This box is essentially a 6.5 digit multimeter with a 20+ channel multiplexor attached.
My lab assistant, Nicholas, says that Unboxing is big in social media and that I really need to do an unboxing for IoT Expert. Well here it is. As I am sure you know, I have been working on a power supply design for a new IoT device. As part of this I needed the ability to measure voltage and current from several different places and my trusty Fluke wasn’t going to be able to do that.
I bought this from my good friends at Mouser. Here is the box.
When you open it here is what you see.
If I take everything out there is
- The meter
- Some test leads
- The manual
- a USB cable
- And a calibration certificate
On the back there is two places to plug in multiplexers + a LXI ethernet connection, power, USB, two BNC triggers, and a communication port.
It is always fun to tear off the film over the screen.
On the top there is a label with QR codes to documentation and software
When I turn it on, the system boots…
And then drops into DC voltage measurements. Good new is that it measures 0
Unfortunately I very quickly ended up with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).
So I downloaded and installed the latest firmware (and it now seems to be stable).
When I turned on the current measurement with a PSoC 6 (in LP Active Mode)… I get numbers that make sense.
And this is cool… when I side swipe the screen it get a graph of the last 5ish minutes.