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APS Power Assistant Software

The Advanced Power System (APS) Power Assistant software is a free application that works with any APS power supply. The power assistant software provides three main capabilities to APS power supply users:

  • Control an APS power supply using the Power Assistant software’s intuitive graphical user interface
    • Displays the measured output values
    • Displays the output settings
    • Provides access to all front panel controls
  • Retrieve and view data from the N7908A black box recorder (BBR)
    • BBR data is retrieved and displayed in a time stamped plot called a “snapshot”
    • The snapshot can show all BBR or just a customized subset of the data
    • BBR data can be exported to an Excel file and stored
  • Visually configure complex trigger signal routing and logical trigger expressions
    • Provides intuitive graphical interface for configuring complex trigger configurations
    • Allows you to download trigger configurations to APS power supply
    • Allows you to save trigger configurations to computer
    • Access SCPI commands to implement trigger configurations in your ATE software

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PC hardware and software operating system requirements

  • Windows XP (service pack 3), Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system
  • Latest version of the Keysight IO Libraries Suite (16.3 or later)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (standalone installer)
Release Date Version Version Description
2013-07-26 Initial release.

How to Download

  1. Click the download button
  2. Click save or run the installer

How to Install

  1. Download Agilent IO Libraries Suite 16.3 or later.
  2. Download the file "AdvancedPSSoftware_Setup.exe" and run it on your computer - This will install the Power Assistant software
  3. Connect your instrument to your computer and run the Agilent IO Libraries Suite and confirm that a connection to your instrument is established
  4. Select the Agilent N7906 icon to run the Power Assistant software


  • Does Not Require a License

Supporting Documentation


Installs on:


Operating System

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP SP3


  • Power assistant software requires the IO Libraries Suite software version 16.3 or later.
  • IO Libraries Suite

Supported Instruments

  • N6900, N7900 Series Advanced Power System DC power supplies: N6950A, N6951A, N6952A, N6953A, N6954A, N6970A, N6971A, N6972A, N6973A, N6974A, N7950A, N7951A, N7952A, N7953A, N7954, N7970A, N7971A, N7972A, N7973A, N7974A