Operating errors in test and measurement equipment may cause significant costs to companies. These do not only arise from extra test bench time that has to be allowed for; what might turn out to be really expensive is the development of new components and products based on wrong measurement data.
"Usability", i.e. convenient use of test and measurement equipment helps to avoid these costs - and to save time during actual measurement. Usability pays off. How to achieve optimal usability of professional test and measurement equipment?
Modern test and measurement software, for example, Perception 6.0 from HBM is an indispensable tool for experts in test and measurement. No wonder, as powerful data acquisition applications leave little if nothing to be desired. Especially with regard to individual configuration options for preparing a measurement.
However, configuring software might become a real challenge to users who take measurements only infrequently, alongside their actual job. This takes up valuable time and, in addition, - due to faulty configuration - often leads to incorrect test results. These are detected, at best, and the measurement is repeated, which is rather time consuming. However, if measurement errors go undetected, the impact is much more dramatic - and might result in faulty design of components due to incorrect measurement data.