Keithley TSP-enabled instruments:
Execute user-written scripts independent of PC-to-instrument communication.
Improve readability and usability by bridging the gap between existing instrument command sets and common programming languages, like C# and Python
Reduce overhead in terms of time spent communicating with a PC
Focus the PC on analysis and data tasks
Remove the need for multiple controlling PCs and complex synchronization code. Control other instruments in the system from a single instrument by using TSP-Link™ to communicate with other TSP-enabled instruments and TSP-Net™ to control any instrument on a local network. The resulting automated test system will be smarter, denser, and more adaptable to ever-changing test requirements.
Transform your instrument into a measurement solution through scripting.
TSP can initiate tests with a single call from the PC or run the test on the instrument automatically without the PC.
Decrease development time with an intuitive, readable command set.
Other instrument control command sets use abbreviated language to denote functions and settings. This strategy often creates development and maintenance challenges. TSP combines the benefits of high-level, human readable code with lightweight processing power to make writing and maintaining code simpler.
Expand your test system without expanding complexity.
Achieve parallel testing by applying TSP-Link technology:
Keep your system running smoothly without communication overhead.
TSP-Link offers a high-speed trigger synchronization and communication bus to simultaneously and independently synchronize main and subordinate instruments at under 500 ns. Ensure the best performance by combining with a flexible, programmable trigger model for speed and using digital I/O ports to control external digital circuitry.
Keithley Test Script Builder (TSB) is a free integrated development environment (IDE) for scripting with TSP on your PC. Connect your PC directly to the instrument and begin writing. No additional libraries or packages are necessary. Run the script from the TSB interface or transfer the script to the instrument for execution or integration into other control code.
Keithley Touch Test Invent® (TTI) products offer a large touchscreen panel that provides opportunities to automate a particular application by customizing the GUI. The display API for these instruments lists TSP commands you can use to create a unique instrument GUI focused only on the settings you need for your test. Combine the GUI with the test automation power of TSP to run full test routines and data analysis from the front panel. Get immediate visual feedback on your test results on the instrument from the graph, table, or a user-created view.
The Keithley Github contains examples of TSP® scripts for a variety of instruments and applications. There are also instruction guides to set up instrument automation on a PC.
The TekTalk User Community is where TSP® users gather to ask and answer questions about instrument automation
Not sure where to start with TSP®? The TSP video series on the Tektronix YouTube breaks down the basics of TSP, from your first line to executing your completed script.
Learn how to write test automation programs that can be loaded directly onto a Keithley instrument and run locally.