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Fluke Electronics - Calibration 8558A

The 8558A 8.5-digit multimeter offers 5 mega-samples-per-second high resolution digitizing for system automation in labs and manufacturing test environments.  Fluke’s new high-speed system design and the industry’s fastest direct digitizing capability enable significant throughput increases for many automated system applications that require a combination of highest speed and best accuracy.  The superb accuracy is delivered over a wide measurement range, over nine functions, with an intuitive user interface on a color display.


The 8558A shares the same platform as the fully loaded 8588A Reference Multimeter. The platform features a common intuitive user interface with easy-to-navigate menu structure for all configuration and matching SCPI-compliant commands for automated environment. The 8588A platform guarantees a minimum of 100,000 readings per second at 4.5 digits across GPIB, USBTMC or Ethernet, and an onboard data memory that can hold up to 15 million readings.


Accurate data, delivered amazingly fast


Shorter test time on the 8588A/8558A high-speed digital platform enables you to increase throughput, improve yield and realize a greater return on your investment. The 8588A/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

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 8588A/8558A
  • Fully supports MET/CAL calibration procedures library that commands the Fluke 8508A
  • IVI Driver for industry standard control of DMM on 8558A/8588A
  • 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

Using another DMM in your automated testing workflow?


The 8558A provides full emulation of the Fluke 8508A Reference Multimeter and command compatibility of the Keysight 3458A Digital Multimeter via SCPI commands, making it an ideal replacement for these older instruments.

Specifications

DC Voltage

100 mV – 1000 V


AC voltage

10 mV – 1000 V, 1 Hz – 10 MHz


Resistance, LoI, HV

1 Ω - 10 GΩ


DC current

10 uA – 2 A


AC current

10 uA – 2 A, 1 Hz to 100 kHz


Digitize V

100 mV - 1000 V, 5 MSamples/s, up to 20 MHz BW


Digitize I

10 uA - 30 A, 5 MSamples/s, up to 4 MHz BW

Frequency (V, I, BNC)

1 Hz to 10 MHz, 1 Hz to 100 kHz, 10 Hz to 100 MHz

Temperature

PRT / Thermocouple (ext. CJC)

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