Note: Model number 85190M-020 has been obsoleted; however, the feature/capability is now included in the E8900K-030.
The information below is provided for reference only.
The universal serial bus (USB) Port Hardware Key secures IC-CAP software licenses by enabling IC-CAP to run on a personal computer (PC) in which this key is plugged into.
Upon your purchase of IC-CAP, your IC-CAP license file can be generated using either:
the unique 9 digit serial number of the USB Port Hardware key (as shown), or...
the local area network (LAN) Ethernet (wired or wireless) adapter's physical address
The USB Port Hardware key offers the convenience of IC-CAP license portability to run IC-CAP on different computers where IC-CAP and its license file are installed. However, you may risk losing this USB key which then prevents you from using IC-CAP.
To avoid this situation, you can alternatively secure your IC-CAP license to your PC LAN physical address. In this case, the USB Port Hardware Key would not be required.
Note: Keysight does not recommend the usage of the USB Port Hardware Key for machines used to run automated measurements via IC-CAP.