Unique graphical presentation
The PM 6690 uniquely
offers a graphical display to present the measurement results
in numerical (up to 14 digits) or graphical format. The
display is also used to present the setup information as part
of a convenient, menu-driven control system. The display gives
the main measurement as well as auxiliary measurement results,
so that commonly asked questions like “What is the attenuation
and phase shift of this network?” are answered directly, in a
single look at the display.
The results of statistical
analysis can be presented as numerical data, as a trend graph,
or as a histogram, giving an insight in the behavior of the
device under test without the help of external processing –
quickly and easily .
The PM 6690
is equipped with both a GPIB/IEEE-488 and a USB-interface for
high-speed communications with your PC. The GPIB-interface
allows an easy integration in larger test systems.
Alternatively, thanks to the USB interface, no dedicated
GPIB-controller and plug-in card are needed to get fast
communications with the PC in small test setups.
The optional TimeView-90W PC
software package allows for instrument remote control, and the
analysis and display of measurement results in a choice of
graphs. For example, results can be displayed as raw data, as
a statistical histogram, as a waveform graph (as if you were
using an oscilloscope) or as an FFT spectrum graph. TimeView
allows analysis of modulation parameters like modulation depth
or frequency modulation index.
Plug-and-play in systems
The remote programming allows for
remote control of each front panel accessible, using either
GPIB/IEEE-488 or the USB-bus. Next to its native, standard
SCPI-command structure, the PM 6690 offers a 53131A-emulation
mode which allows for an easy exchange of instruments in test
systems, requiring virtually no reprogramming.