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34980A Multifunction Switch/Measure Unit in Systems (8-slot mainframe)

Using High Performance Multifunction Switch/Measure Units in Test Systems

Welcome to the Systems Instruments pages - your "one stop" guide designed for using an instrument in a test system.  This page will help you configure your custom, high performance 34980A mainframe with 19 mix-and-match, plug-in modules designed to suit your test needs.  The 34980A is also designed to be LXI Compliant to help meet today´s industry standards.

Browse through this index of resources generated to ease your test-system design challenges. Here you will find the system specifications, programming examples and instrument drivers for the most common programming languages as well as related products; and much more.

System References

34980A manuals, guides, application notes, etc.

 

Product Family Comparisons

View comparison tables for the switches/data acquisition units from Keysight, as well as other useful information to assist you in building a test system. View comparison tables for the 19 mix-and-match plug-in modules for the 34980A Multifunction Switch/Measure Unit Mainframe as well as its accessories.

GENERAL

Product Name Product View Description Module Type Comments
  34980A Multifunction Switch/Measurement Unit 34980A Product Photograph Compact, economical, one-box solution for medium to high-density switch/measure applications in design verification, automated test and data acquisition. 8-slot mainframe  
  34921A   40-channel armature multiplexer w/low thermal offset Multiplexer Temperature reference
4 current channels
Config as 2- or 4-wire
  34922A   70-channel armature multiplexer Multiplexer Config as 2- or 4-wire
  34923A   40 / 80-channel reed multiplexer Multiplexer Config as 1-, 2- or 4-wire
  34924A   70-channel reed multiplexer Multiplexer Config as 2- or 4-wire
  34925A   40 / 80-channel optically isolated FET multiplexer Multiplexer Config as 1-, 2- or 4-wire
  34931A   Dual 4x8 armature matrix Matrix Backplane Expandable
  34932A   Dual 4x16 armature matrix Matrix Backplane Expandable
  34933A   Dual/quad 4x8 reed matrix Matrix Backplane Expandable
Config as 1- or 2- wire
  34937A   32-channel Form C/Form A general-purpose switch General-purpose  
  34938A   20-channel 5-amp Form A switch General-purpose  
  34941A   Quad 1x4 50-ohm
3-GHz RF multiplexer
RF and Microwave @ 1 GHz
  34942A   Quad 1x4 75-ohm
1.5 GHz RF multiplexer
RF and Microwave @ 1 GHz
  34945A   Microwave switch/attenuator driver RF and Microwave Can drive up to 64 external switch coils; 32 SPDT switches, 8 multiport switches, 8 attenuators, or your own combination.  Expand with additional 34934EXTs.
  34946A   Dual 1x2 SPDT terminated microwave switch
Option 004: 4 GHZ switches installed
Option 020: 20 GHz switches installed
RF and Microwave @ 4 GHz
@ 20 GHz
  34947A   Triple 1x2 SPDT unterminated microwave switch
Option 004: 4 GHZ switches installed
Option 020: 20 GHz switches installed
RF and Microwave @ 4 GHz
@ 20 GHz
  34950A   64-bit digital I/O with memory and counter System Control Eight 8-bit digital I/O channels with programmable polarity, thresholds up to 5 V, with handshaking protocols and pattern memory. Two 10-MHz frequency counter and
programmable clock output to 20MHz.
  34951A   4-channel isolated D/A converter with waveform memory (DMM option required for calibration) System Control Output DC voltage up to ± 16 V or DC current up to ± 20 mA.  Output waveforms with a 200 kHz update rate and 16 bits of resolution.  Use on-board memory to create point-to-point waveforms with more than 500,000 points.
  34952A   Multifunction module with 32-bit DIO, 2-ch D/A and totalizer System Control Four 8-bit digital I/O channels, two ± 12-V analog outputs, and a 100-kHz gated totalizer.
  34959A   Breadboard module System Control Create your own custom designs with access to the +12 V and +5 V supplies, 16 GPIO ports and 28 relay drive lines.

Want information on additional data acquisition instruments from Keysight? See the Enclosures Solutions Product Catalog 2005

RACK MOUNTING AND ACCESSORIES

Accessories Type Description
Y1130A Rackmount Kit Rackmount kit for 34980A, forward or reverse mount (order E3663AC rail kit for forward rack mounting or E3664AC rail kit for reverse rack mounting)
Y1131A Verification and diagnostic tools Verification and diagnostic tools for 34980A mainframe and modules (select option for specific module support)
Y1132A Module extender Module extender for 34980A
3492xT Terminal blocks used for discrete wiring. Fully loaded terminal blocks supports up to 20 AWG wire Multiplexer terminal blocks
3493xT Terminal blocks used for discrete wiring. Fully loaded terminal blocks supports up to 20 AWG wire Matrix and GP terminal blocks
3495xT Terminal blocks used for discrete wiring. Fully loaded terminal blocks supports up to 20 AWG wire Measurement and control terminal blocks
Y1135A Cables1  used for direct cable connection to module, some modules require 2 cables 1.5m 50pin Dsub, M/F twisted pair with outer shield cable - 300V
Y1136A Cables1 used for direct cable connection to module, some modules require 2 cables 3m 50pin Dsub, M/F twisted pair with outer shield cable - 300V
Y1137A Cables1 used for direct cable connection to module, some modules require 2 cables 1.5m 78pin Dsub, M/F twisted pair with outer shield cable - 300V
Y1138A Cables1 used for direct cable connection to module, some modules require 2 cables 3m 78pin Dsub, M/F twisted pair with outer shield cable - 300V
Y1139A Connector Kits1 used to build custom cables Solder cup connector kit for 34921/23/25/31/32/33/37/38 - 50 pin Dsub female - 125V
Y1140A Connector Kits1 used to build custom cables Solder cup connector kit for 34922, 34924 - 78 pin Dsub female - 60V
Y1141A Connector Kits1 used to build custom cables Solder cup connector kit for 34951, 34952 - 50 pin Dsub male - 125V
Y1142A Connector Kits1 used to build custom cables Solder cup connector kit for the 34950A - 78 pin Dsub male - 60V
34945EXT 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switch External driver for 34945A, one required for each 64 coils - holds 4 distribution boards
Y1150A 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switch 34945EXT distribution board for 8 N181x SPDT switches
Y1151A 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switches 34945EXT distribution board for two 87104x/106x multiport or 87406B matrix switches
Y1152A 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switch 34945EXT distribution board for one 87204x/206x or 87606B switch and
two N181x switches
Y1153A 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switch 34945EXT distribution board for two 84904/5/6/7/8 or 8494/5/6 step attenuators
Y1154A 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switch 34945EXT distribution board for two 87222 transfer switches and six N181x SPDT switches
Y1155A 34945A Accessories - distribution boards required for control of external switch 34945A distribution board w/ generic screw terminals for driving 16 switch coils
34307A Thermocouples/Thermistors 10 pack of J type thermocouples
34308A Thermocouples/Thermistors 5 pack of 10k thermistors

(1) Module specifications include terminal block. Performance may be degraded when using cables or connector kits.

More Instrument Racks & Rack Accessories Information

I/O CONNECTIVITY (all 34980A mainframe´s come standard with LAN, USB and GPIB)

Product Name Description Module Connectors Optional Terminal Blocks, Cables, Connector Kits
  34980A - Multifunction Switch/Measure Mainframe 8-slot mainframe; comes standard with "DMM" option Comes standard with "DMM" option  
  34921A - Multiplexer Module 40-channel armature multiplexer w/low thermal offset 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34921T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34922A - Multiplexer Module 70-channel armature multiplexer 2 - 78pin Dsub, Male 34922T Terminal block with solder connections

Y1137A - 1.5m 78pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1138A - 3m 78 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1140A - 78 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34923A - Multiplexer Module 40 / 80-channel reed multiplexer 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34923T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34924A - Multiplexer Module 70-channel reed multiplexer 2 - 78pin Dsub, Male 34924T Terminal block with solder connections

Y1137A - 1.5m 78pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1138A - 3m 78 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1140A - 78 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34925A - Multiplexer Module 40 / 80-channel optically isolated FET multiplexer 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34925T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34931A - Matrix Module Dual 4x8 armature matrix 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34931T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34932A - Matrix Module Dual 4x16 armature matrix 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34932T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34933A - Matrix Module Dual/quad 4x8 reed matrix 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34933T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34937A - General Purpose Module 32-channel Form C/Form A general-purpose switch 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34937T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34938A - General Purpose Module 20-channel 5-amp Form A switch 2 - 50pin Dsub, Male 34938T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1139A - 50 pin female solder cup connector kit
  34941A - RF and Microwave Module Quad 1x4 50-ohm 3-GHz RF multiplexer 10 – SMA Requires standard 50 ohm SMA RF cables, adapters
  34942A - RF and Microwave Module Quad 1x4 75-ohm 1.5 GHz RF multiplexer 10 - Mini SMB Requires mini 75 ohm SMB RF cables, adapters
  34945A - RF and Microwave Module Microwave switch/attenuator driver N/A Requires 34945EXT and optional Y1150A-Y1155A distribution boards
  34946A - RF and Microwave Module Dual 1x2 SPDT terminated microwave switch
Option 004: 4 GHZ switches installed
Option 020: 20 GHz switches installed
SMA Requires standard 50 ohm SMA cables and adapters
  34947A - RF and Microwave Module Triple 1x2 SPDT unterminated microwave switch
Option 004: 4 GHZ switches installed
Option 020: 20 GHz switches installed
SMA Requires standard 50 ohm SMA cables and adapters
  34950A - System Measurement and Control Module 64-bit digital I/O with memory and counter 2 – 78pin Dsub, Female 34950T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1137A - 1.5m 78pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1138A - 3m 78 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1142A - 78 pin male solder cup connector kit
  34951A - System Measurement and Control Module 4-channel isolated D/A converter with waveform memory (DMM option required for calibration) 1 – 50pin Dsub, Female 34951T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1141A - 50 pin male solder cup connector kit
  34952A - System Measurement and Control Module Multifunction module with 32-bit DIO, 2-ch D/A and totalizer 1 – 50pin Dsub, Female 34952T Terminal block with screw connectors

Y1135A - 1.5m 50pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1136A - 3m 50 pin M/F Dsub cable
Y1141A - 50 pin male solder cup connector kit
  34959A - System Measurement and Control Module Breadboard module 26 & 40 pin internal ribbon cable connectors Any terminal block can be used assuming 50 or 78 pin Dsub is used

 

Instrument Drivers

34980A Firmware Update Revision 2.07

Driver: LabVIEW

Driver: IVI-COM and IVI-C

Driver: IVI-COM and IVI-C for Use with NI Switch Executive

Code Samples:

34980A Example Programs