Tektronix, Inc has launched KickStart Software version 2.11.0, including the Battery Simulator Application enhancements. With the ability to support the 2400 Graphical Touchscreen Series SMUs and the 2600B Series SMUs, the Simulator App allows users to readily generate battery models, simulate batteries, and perform battery cycle tests for consumer wireless IoT devices, automotive, and industrial applications. The list of enhancements to this speciality app offers users robust functionality as part of a 'one-box', no-code solution. The enhanced app, which supports different Keithley SMUs, also negates the necessity of using a 2380 electronic load to create a battery model and a 2281S battery simulator – saving the time, effort and cost to write an SMU custom script.
"The one-box, no code aspects of this iteration of the Keithley KickStart Software Battery Simulator Application makes it possible for our customers to effortlessly generate battery models, simulate and cycle test batteries from the convenience of a PC-based software," shares Frank Mammana, Keithley product manager. "This state-of-the-art application yields real-time table and graph views that have been created for instant data visualisation and collection, showcasing dynamic and static battery models of battery VOC, Vt, SOC, ESR, current, and capacity. These features will save our customers precious time and manual effort while enabling additional accuracy and visualisation."
Together with features included in previous iterations, such as battery simulation and discharge model generation, the app supplies the capacity for a maximum of eight total instruments that can be controlled simultaneously, allowing battery testing via multiple charge and discharge cycles with access to a myriad of test cutoff conditions. This groundbreaking iteration of the app not only delivers the ability to generate, edit and simulate custom battery models, but it also incorporates a responsive user interface, permitting changes to the simulated state of charge in real-time. Customers can browse multiple battery models and import and export models to and from KickStart software using the app.
The app is now obtainable globally for IoT devices, automotive and industrial markets.