B&K Precision’s new generation of 5 ½ and 6 ½-digit digital bench multimeters has arrived! The new 5490C series consists of four models, 5492C / 5492CGPIB (5 ½ digits) and 5493C / 5493CGPIB (6 ½ digits), and features significantly improved performance, higher accuracy and is easy to use. Furthermore, these solutions significantly expand the existing line of bench multimeters (2831E, 5491B and 5492B), by offering a completely revamped user interface, graphical capabilities such as trend and histogram charts, convenient math and statistical data features, and standard LAN and USBTMC-compliant interfaces.
The 5490C Series is equipped with a high-contrast 4.3-inch color LCD screen that facilitates quick and precise measurements. Users have the ability to configure a variety of test setups that combine bar meter, trend chart, or histogram displays with statistics or math functions. Additionally, the dual measurement capability enables simultaneous display of 2 measurements. All models deliver measurement speeds up to 1000 readings/s and include 12 measurement functions, while the 6 ½ digit models provide greater DCV accuracy up to 35 ppm, higher resolution, and rear input terminals to simplify connections. The series also features standard LAN, RS232, and USB (USBTMC-compliant) interfaces that enable remote communication and control from just about anywhere. A GPIB interface is also available and is included with models 5492CGPIB and 5493CGPIB. The provided operating software supports remote instrument control, live measurement monitoring, and data logging. A LabVIEW driver is also available for download and simplifies system integration and instrument control.
With improved performance, expanded measurement capabilities and hard-to-ignore price points, the new 5490C Series is a valuable addition to any test setup and competes well with industry leading solutions from Keysight, Keithley and Fluke.