Fluke Calibration launches the world’s most stable digitizing multimeter

Fluke Calibration has launched the 8558A 8.5-Digit Multimeter offering superior accuracy and long-term stability over a wide measurement range. 

The 8558A 8.5-Digit Multimeter digitizes 5 million readings per second, the industry’s fastest, for high-resolution system automation in calibration labs and manufacturing test environments.  It further supports a minimum of 100,000 readings per second at 4.5 digits across GPIB, USBTMC or Ethernet, and a 15 million reading data storage in the instrument memory, allowing full flexibility to make timely and correction decisions for system throughput and efficiency.
These instruments offer a straightforward, intuitive user interface and color display with an easy-to-access configuration menu that makes it easy to train new users. A graphical display lets you easily visualize trends, histograms, complex waveforms, and statistics. Repeatable system-specific tasks can be automated quickly and easily.

Accurate data, delivered amazingly fast

Shorter test time on the 8558A high-speed digital platform enables you to increase throughput, improve yield and realize a greater return on your investment. The 8558A digitizes to memory at 200 nanoseconds per reading and delivers 4.5 digit data to a PC via USB, Ethernet and GPIB at 100,000 readings per second. Fast, high resolution data capture gives you the quantity and quality of information you need to make timely, correct decisions affecting system throughput and efficiency.

  • 0 ns to 100 s aperture setting allows industry’s widest flexibility to control data capture window
  • Reading speed: 1 reading /s @ 8.5 digits to 100,000 reading /s @ 4.5 digits
  • Data transfer from memory to PC: up to 500,000 readings /s in binary format through USB, up to 200,000 through Ethernet and GPIB

Debug and perfect your device under test

The 8558A features a 5 mega-sample digitizing rate with up to 20 MHz analog bandwidth, making it the first and only instrument on the market that can characterize extremely low level transient signals at 18-bit resolution. This capability makes it easier to debug designs, uncover anomalies and perfect your devices under test for use in real life environments.

  • Voltage sensitivity to hundreds of nV and current sensitivity to hundreds of pA allows you uncover ultra-low level transient signals
  • Up to 20 MHz bandwidth for voltage and 4 MHz for current retains high bandwidth content of the signal measured
  • 18-bit SAR analog-to-digital converter that achieves 5 mega-samples per second
  • 5 mega-samples per second sample rate, into buffer, for capturing complex, fast changing waveforms
  • 15 million readings memory allows large amount of data storage eliminating the
  • immediate need to transfer data to a PC
  • Graphical waveform display enables real-time visualization of complex waveforms, increased productivity with faster access to results and answers.

Fluke Calibration 8558A

Fast, reliable and accurate system compatibility

Inserting a new instrument into a tightly synchronized system can create overhead and incompatibility. The 8558A’s digital platform includes common connectivity interfaces plus precise triggering that lets it digitize, integrate and transfer data to anywhere in the system for analysis, with minimal obstruction and the highest reliability.

  • GPIB, USBTMC, Ethernet allows industry standard selection of remote interface
  • USB thumb drive enable quick and easy data transfer to PC in .csv format
  • SCPI compliant commands with 8505A and 3458A emulation mode simplifies and accelerates system upgrade process to 8558A
  • Fully supports MET/CAL calibration procedures library that commands the Fluke 8508A 
  • IVI Driver for industry standard control of DMM on 8558A
  • Trigger Mechanisms: External BNC Trigger Trig In and Trig Out, Edge or level trigger, Timer trigger, Epoch trigger, Line trigger
  • Less than 100 ns trigger latency with external BNC trigger for digitize voltage and current

Usability features ease training and operation

Some popular system digit multimeters have complex menu structures and unintuitive commands, while others lack any user interface, presenting barriers to training and operation. By contrast, the 8558A features an easy-to-access configuration menu that makes it easy to train new users. Language choices include English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. The graphical display lets you easily visualize trends, histograms, complex waveforms, and statistics. Repeatable system-specific tasks can be automated quickly and easily.

The 8558A’s front panel features Visual Connection Management™ output terminals that light up to show which terminals are active, guiding the user to make the correct connections. The handles and spin wheel are over-molded for comfort and easy transport.

USB host ports are placed both on the front and rear of the unit. Use them to export data to external memory devices and simplify firmware updates.

Find out more about the Fluke Calibration 8558A 8.5-Digit Multimeter

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