Drive innovation through faster test & measurement with KickStart software.
KickStart simplifies what you need to know about the instrument so that in just a few minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device. By plotting data immediately and offering quick statistical summaries of the data in the reading table, KickStart allows you to gather insights faster and make the decisions you need to move on to the next stage of device development. KickStart enables you to focus your time on interpreting the test results so that your team can meet its innovation goals.
by automating data collection of millions of readings
for visualizing data quickly
Supports SMU instruments
DMMs, power supplies, oscilloscopes, dataloggers and sensitive instruments
Fast and easy
Set up a multi-instrument test
with the ability to independently control up to eight instruments
KickstStart software limited time offer
Free 6-month subscription with purchase of qualified product. Call us to place your order.*
The KickStart battery simulator app gives users a simple method to create, manage, and simulate battery models. This optional specialty application for KickStart software is designed for use with Keithley’s 2281S power supply/battery simulator for simulating battery models and the Keithley 2380 DC Electronic Load for battery model generation.
The Battery simulator app includes:
Ability to generate, edit, and simulate custom battery models
Responsive user interface which allows changes to the simulated state of charge in real time
Table and graph views to visualize data collection in real time
Ability to browse multiple battery models saved to repository on local drive
Ability to import and export models to and from the instrument and KickStart software
Dynamic and static battery models
Dynamic battery model updates values in real time
Visual representation of battery VOC, Vt, SOC, ESR, current, and capacity
Easy-to-use app with 3 modes of operation to reduce user error
The KickStart battery simulator application requires a license: either the KICKSTARTFL-BAT floating perpetual license or the KICKSTARTFL-BAT-AN 1-year subscription. A floating license allows selected users to manage transfer of an individual license to different PCs.
The optional high resistivity application (HRMA) for KickStart is designed for use with Keithley’s 6517B electrometer/ high resistance meter. The 6517B along with the 8009 resistivity test fixture is a laboratory standard for volume and surface resistivity measurements on insulating materials. Together, they can be used to measure resistance up to 1018 Ω at up to 1000V.
The KickStart high resistance measurement option makes it easier for you to:
Quickly and reliably determine resistivity of material using tests that conform to ASTM D257 standard
Perform a Step Response test to identify electrification time appropriate to the material’s time constant
Observe resistivity dependence on temperature and relative humidity of environment using optional probes 6517-TP and 6517-RH
Use alternating polarity measurement technique to eliminate inherent background currents for the most accurate resistivity measurements
The KickStart high resistivity application requires a license: either the KICKSTARTFL-HRMA2 floating perpetual license or the KICKSTARTFL-HRMA2-AN 1-year time-based license. A floating license allows selected users to manage transfer of individual license to different PCs.
Keithley I-V tracer software leverages the unique touchscreen interface of the 2400 series graphical SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) instruments to recreate the familiar user experience of a curve tracer for two-terminal devices.
Adding the I-V Tracer to your SourceMeter instrument gives you a dedicated user interface for tracing the characteristics of your devices through both current and voltage. With a range of compatible instruments, I-V tracer can utilize the full capabilities of each source measure unit, including the dual high-speed digitizers of the 2461 to perform tracing with AC polarity and pulsed DC, in addition to standard DC polarity.
TBS1000 series, TBS2000 Series, 2 series MSO, 3 series MDO, 4 series MSO, 5 series MSO, 5 series B MSO, 5 series MSO low profile, 6 series B MSO, MDO3000 series, MDO4000 series, MSO3000 series, MSO4000 series, DPO3000 series, DPO4000 series, TDS1000 series, TDS2000 series, and TDS200 series
The KickStart battery simulator app gives users a simple method to create, manage, and simulate battery models. This optional specialty application for KickStart software is designed for use with Keithley’s 2281S power supply/battery simulator for charging batteries and the Keithley 2380 DC electronic Load for battery discharge. Includes 1 year of maintenance.
Keithley I-V tracer software leverages the unique touchscreen interface of the 2400 series graphical SourceMeter® Source Measure Unit (SMU) instruments to recreate the familiar user experience of a curve tracer for two-terminal devices. KickStart software is used as a mechanism to install the I-V tracer app license and upgrade the software on the 2400 series graphical SMU instruments (models 2450, 2460, 2461 and 2470). Includes 1 year of maintenance.
Maintenance for software is authorized through a maintenance license. A maintenance license extends the maintenance period for software enabling ongoing software updates. At a fraction of the price of the software itself, maintenance is the best way to stay up to date when new capability is released. The license applies to perpetual licenses only - considering subscriptions already include maintenance for the duration of the subscription period. A maintenance license should be applied on or before maintenance expiration to receive uninterrupted software updates. If maintenance does expire, it’s easy to extend the maintenance period by purchasing licenses sufficient to catch up and extend from the expiration date. Renewing your maintenance in this way provides a discount for securing updated software compared to purchasing the latest version outright.
Note: Perpetual licenses include maintenance for the first year but will require a new maintenance license every 12 months to continue to receive updates after the first year.