MeasureLINK™ software

MeasureLINK™

Software for coordinating and automating characterization systems.

MeasureLINK™ Standard Features

  • Free of charge (requires registration)
  • Coordinates all aspects of characterization experiments
    • Construct an experiment by selecting a sequence of pre-written functional steps to control the environment and collect data
    • No programming required — drag and drop to control measurement sequences
    • Automatically steps through user-defined sequences
    • Controls research platform environmental settings while executing electrical measurements of materials/devices
    • Time-stamps readings and conditions at each measurement for a correlated dataset
  • Helps confirm useful data (to avoid wasted time)
    • Enables data collection visualization in real-time
    • Choose the data format that makes the most sense for each setup
    • Helps confirm that an experiment is progressing successfully—more science in less time
  • Shares data (with external systems)
    • Makes it easy to share coordinated, time-stamped experimental data with any tool of choice, such as LabVIEW™, MatLab®, Python™, etc.
    • Data can be used for analysis, remote execution, or supervisory control

MeasureLINK™ Custom Scripting Option

  • Purchased separately
  • Allows the user to construct new and edit existing measurement scripts, providing complete control over every aspect of the experiment
  • Included with all system products

MeasureLINK™ Application Packs

  • Extend the functionality of MeasureLINK™ by adding additional instrument drivers, scripts, examples, and documentation related to specific tasks
  • Download the applications you need
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Execution

MeasureLINK executes sequences of user-defined experimental steps that can include setting field and temperature levels as well as sourcing and measuring electrical signals. Steps also generate the user interfaces needed to gather inputs before running experiments. You can select steps from MeasureLINK’s editor.

You can also add real-time charting to any sequence. Create a specific multi-variable chart to any data collection sequence and pin the chart to watch the data populate in real-time. Plus, an included chart recorder utility enables you to monitor certain variables, such as temperature trends, in real-time to keep a close eye on an experiment. It also helps you determine when steady-state conditions have been reached.

Steps can be used as is using drag-and-drop control, or customized using MeasureLINK’s scripting tools. Entirely new steps can also be defined using the scripting tools. Optional application packs provide complete, predefined sequences to support specific measurement applications.

M81 SSM systemWhen used with our M81-SSM synchronous source measure system, MeasureLINK allows you to execute current and voltage output sweeping with coordinated synchronous measurements. You can collect IV curves or include a gate bias outer loop to create a family of curves at separate bias values.

Integration

MeasureLINK-MCS includes interfaces for integrating both Lake Shore and third-party instruments. Drivers for Lake Shore and other pre-defined instruments enable access to expanded control and measurement capabilities.

MeasureReady Modular Characterization Systems (MCS)

MCS-EMPMeasureLINK-MCS provides the automation core of the MeasureReady MCS-EMP platforms, enabling coordinated control of field, temperature, and electrical measurements. MCS measurement modules provide packaged measurement solutions that include instrumentation, MeasureLINK application packs, and other required components.