8588A Reference Multimeter

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The 8588A Reference Multimeter is the world’s most stable digitizing multimeter. Designed for calibration laboratories, this long-scale high-precision reference features superior accuracy and long-term stability over a wide measurement range, with an intuitive user interface and a color display.

The 8588A delivers reliable and reproducible measurements with exceptional performance suitable for primary level laboratories. With more than 12 measurement functions, including the new digitize voltage, digitize current, capacitance, RF power, and external shunts for dc and ac current, the 8588A helps you consolidate your lab’s cost of test into a single measurement instrument. Its superb analog performance is augmented by Fluke Calibration’s new high-speed system design and the industry’s fastest direct digitizing capability, enabling significant throughput increase for many automated systems demanding a combination of the highest speed and best accuracy.

The 8588A holds the industry’s best one-year dc voltage accuracy of 2.7 uV/V at 95 % confidence interval, or 3.5 uV /V at 99 %, and best 24-hour stability of 0.5 uV/V (95 %) or 0.65 uV/V (99 %), enabling it to outperform other long-scale reference multimeters on the market. The 8588A further pushes the speed envelope by producing a stable 8.5 digits reading in a mere one second.

The 8588A platform consists of two models:

  1. The 8588A Reference Multimeter is designed for calibration and metrology laboratories that require the highest stability for the most accurate measurements to maintain maximum confidence in traceability
  2. The 8558A 8.5 Digit Multimeter offers a subset of 8588A functions and features at an extremely competitive accuracy and speed performance.

Each model features a common intuitive user interface with an easy-to-navigate menu structure for all configuration and matching SCPI-compliant commands for an automated environment. In addition, both models support a minimum of 100,000 readings per second at 4.5 digits across GPIB, USB or Ethernet.

8588A feature callouts

  • A. Visual Connection Management terminals - Active terminals light up, guiding the user to make the correct connections.
  • B. Easy-to-access configurations - Range, aperture, input impedance, RMS filter and other measurement configurations are readily available.
  • C. Large, bright full color display - The intuitive user interface and flat menu structure make it easy to access configurations and view trend plots, waveforms, FFT, histogram and statistics.
  • D. Programmable front/rear electronic switch - Eliminates manual operation and allows immediate ratio results through a single remote command.
  • E. 30 A terminal (8588A only; 2A for 8558A) - Enables industry's widest current measurement range through a single terminal.
  • F. Soft menu keys - Adapt to the active function, so the menu structure is intuitive and easy to learn.
  • G. Multi-language selection - Choice of English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
  • H. Run/Stop trigger - Toggles the continuous, or free run, measurement state.
  • I. USB ports - Download data quickly and easily to a flash drive.
  • J. Trig in/Trig out - Precise triggering maximizes synchronization in system automation.
  • K. Freq Counter - Enables 100 MHz frequency counter measurement at 0.5 uHz/z.
  • L. Rear panel input terminals - Mirrors front panel input terminals for connection compatibility and allows for front/rear scan measurement.
  • M. IEEE 488, LAN, USB interfaces - Standard remote interface for straightforward system integration.
  • N. USB port - Download data quickly and easily to a flash drive.
  • O. 2 A terminal