Keysight updates BenchVue test automation package

June 22, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Release 3.5 advances, Keysight asserts, the way engineers interact with instruments and the entire bench; this release brings software that enables automated test creation without instrument programming.

The PC-based platform provides multiple-instrument measurement applications, data capture and solution applications, without the need for instrument programming, and further enhancing test automation for basic sequences.


Using BenchVue’s Test Flow, users can create automated test sequences in minutes without traditional instrument programming. The app combines BenchVue’s data capture and analysis tools with the power of a sequencer. BenchVue 3.5 supports variables, mathematics, and for users requiring instrument programming, the integration of Command Expert Sequences, providing designers with increased flexibility.

BenchVue 3.5 also features new apps that support signal generators, universal counters and Keysight’s FieldFox Series of handheld analyzers. With these apps, BenchVue now supports over 450 Keysight instruments. By plugging an instrument into their PC over LAN, GPIB or USB, the instrument is automatically configured for use in BenchVue. No programming or separate instrument drivers are required, greatly accelerating common testing tasks. Data capture and export are accomplished with just a few clicks.

Features include:

- Expandable apps that provide instrument control with plug and play functionality

- Data logging for instruments, such as digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies and FieldFox analyzers

- Rapid test automation development and analysis

- 3-click exporting to common data formats, such as .csv, MATLAB, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel


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