Fluke 9500C High-Performance Oscilloscope Calibrator

Fluke 9500C High-Performance Oscilloscope Calibrator

The Fluke 9500C: Revolutionizing Oscilloscope Calibration with Superior Performance and Automation

Oscilloscope calibration traditionally demands extensive time, expertise, and equipment, often involving intricate operator interactions and frequent lead switching, especially for multi-channel instruments. Many automated systems still require significant manual input, adding to the complexity. Additionally, rapid advancements in oscilloscope technology necessitate continuous investment to keep pace with evolving performance standards. The Fluke 9500C Oscilloscope Calibration Workstation fundamentally changes this dynamic.

Efficient, Effective, and Expandable Calibration with the 9500C

The Fluke 9500C stands out as the only commercially available multi-channel oscilloscope calibration system, delivering hands-free, fully-automated, and accurate calibration accessible to a broad range of needs and budgets. Its forward-thinking design ensures compatibility with future upgrades, meeting emerging demands without requiring constant reinvestment.

Innovative 9540C Active Head Technology™ for Unparalleled Performance

The 9540C Active Head, a core component of the Fluke 9500C, exemplifies our dedication to advancing oscilloscope calibration. This technology enables the 9500C to deliver leveled sine waves up to 4 GHz and precisely controlled pulse edges, setting a new standard in calibration performance. Unlike conventional calibrators, the 9500C's Active Head Technology™ allows for adjustable output amplitudes between 4.44 mV and 3.1V, ensuring comprehensive testing of oscilloscope amplifiers across all sensitivity ranges.


Key Advantages of the Fluke 9500C:

  • Full Automation: Achieve completely hands-free calibration for even the most sophisticated, multi-channel oscilloscopes.
  • Continuous Upgradeability: Protect your investment with a system designed to adapt to future technological advancements.
  • Simultaneous Multi-Channel Output: Eliminate the need for lead changing and complex signal multiplexing, enhancing efficiency.
  • High-Performance Calibration: Leveled sine waves up to 4 GHz and edges as fast as 70 ps cater to the calibration needs of both current and future high-performance oscilloscopes.
  • Active Head Technology™: Generate calibration signals directly at the oscilloscope input, ensuring waveform accuracy and eliminating doubts about lead-induced aberrations.

The Fluke 9500C is not just a calibration tool; it's an investment in precision, efficiency, and future readiness, embodying the pinnacle of modern oscilloscope calibration technology.

The Fluke 9500C Oscilloscope Calibrator: A Paradigm Shift in Calibration Automation

In many calibration laboratories, automating oscilloscope calibration represents a significant leap in productivity. Traditionally, this process demands extensive time from skilled operators performing repetitive tasks. While semi- or partial automation solutions offer some relief, they often introduce their own set of complications.

Adapting to the Evolution of Oscilloscope Technology

Over recent years, oscilloscopes have evolved from simple two-channel instruments to complex four-channel devices. Calibrating these advanced instruments typically involves moving the calibration signal across different channels, which traditionally required manual cable adjustments. This method, especially with high-performance instruments, risks introducing measurement uncertainties due to cable and connector handling. Switching matrices, an alternative for signal routing, can lead to issues such as signal reflections and path differences, affecting calibration accuracy.

Innovative Active Heads and Full Automation with the 9500C

The Fluke 9500C effectively addresses these challenges, offering true, full automation through its innovative Active Heads. In the 9500C system, all necessary signals for comprehensive oscilloscope calibration are generated by detachable heads, which are remotely connected to the calibrator mainframe. These heads directly interface with the oscilloscope inputs, eliminating the need for additional cabling. Control and waveform switching are seamlessly managed by the mainframe, with the process occurring within the head itself – positioned just millimeters away from the oscilloscope input and amplifiers. Each 9500C mainframe can control up to five heads, enabling the calibration of a 4-channel oscilloscope with an external trigger. This design ensures that all required signals are supplied, controlled, and switched without any need for operator intervention or external switching mechanisms.

Key Features of the Fluke Oscilloscope Calibrator 9500C:

  • Seamless Full Automation: Eliminates manual tasks, significantly boosting laboratory productivity.
  • Advanced Active Head Technology: Ensures direct and accurate signal delivery to the oscilloscope.
  • Simultaneous Multi-Channel Calibration: Reduces the time and complexity involved in calibrating each channel.
  • Minimal Measurement Uncertainties: Avoids the errors commonly associated with manual cable handling and switching matrices.
  • Versatility and Efficiency: Capable of calibrating modern, multi-channel oscilloscopes with minimal operator input.

The Fluke 9500C represents a revolutionary step in oscilloscope calibration technology, combining efficiency, precision, and user-friendliness. It stands as a testament to Fluke Calibration's commitment to advancing the field of calibration and ensuring that laboratories can keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of oscilloscope technology.

Complete Functionality of the Fluke 9500C Oscilloscope Calibrator

Vertical and Horizontal Deflection Bandwidth:

  • The 9500C checks the pulse response and bandwidth of an oscilloscope’s vertical deflection/acquisition amplifiers with fast return-to-ground edges, offering amplitudes between 4.44 mV and 3.1 V and rise/fall times of 70 ps, 150 ps, or 500 ps.
  • High-level edges up to 210 V pk-pk evaluate the dynamic performance of input attenuators.
  • Leveled sine waves up to 4 GHz, with an amplitude range of 4.44 mV to 5.56 V pk-pk into 50Ω, enable direct calibration of oscilloscope bandwidth, including Z-axis and horizontal deflection bandwidth.
  • Dual sine outputs facilitate the calibration of the oscilloscope’s trigger sensitivity and other functions that typically require a splitter in the connecting cable.

Vertical Deflection Gain:

  • DC levels and square waves from 10 Hz to 100 kHz are adjustable up to 220 V, with 5-digit amplitude resolution at 0.025% accuracy for DC and 0.05% for square waves, sufficient for calibrating vertical deflection ranges of 12-bit digitizing and 14-bit interpolating oscilloscopes.
  • The 9500C checks the oscilloscope’s input impedance before applying high voltages to protect 50Ω input terminations.
  • Automatic switching to 50Ω output impedance allows the same waveforms at amplitudes up to 5.56 V.

Timebase Accuracy:

  • Timing markers cover calibration of timebase ranges from 0.2 ns to 50 s per division, with a choice of four styles and the option to highlight every tenth marker for enhanced visibility on both analog and digital storage oscilloscopes.
  • The square and pulse markers are used for calibrating timebase jitter, supported by a high-stability crystal reference, providing timing accuracy of ± 0.25 ppm.

Auxiliary Calibration Functions:

The 9500C's auxiliary functions calibrate additional oscilloscope features often overlooked by other calibrators:

  • DC and square wave currents up to 100 mA for calibrating current probes.
  • Composite video signals for testing TV sync separator functions.
  • Linear ramps for calibrating trigger level markers and checking DSOs for missing bits.
  • High current pulses (5 V to 20 V) for testing 50Ω terminator protection.
  • Zero skew for accurate alignment of pulse edges, evaluating channel delays in multi-channel scopes.
  • AUX IN to route external calibration waveforms to an Active Head’s BNC/SMA connector.
  • Resistance and capacitance functions for directly measuring oscilloscope input impedance.
  • Short/open circuit outputs for testing oscilloscope input leakage current.

MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management Software

The final link in the chain of full automation is software. The 9500B Oscilloscope Calibrator can be used with Fluke Calibration’s powerful IEEE-488 (GPIB) based MET/CAL Plus automated calibration management software. While allowing you to automate the calibration process, MET/CAL also documents results, manages your calibration inventory, and allows you to develop new oscilloscope calibration procedures. Running under 微软 Windows® and supporting multi-user networking, the software implements advanced features such as ISO 9000 compliant traceability, custom certificate and report generation, and high-level procedure programming. The result is higher workload throughput, better calibration consistency, minimization of human error, and less requirement for operator training - in short, higher quality calibration at lower cost.

Gold Support Program

To keep pace with the fast changing oscilloscope market, Fluke Calibration is continuously writing new calibration procedures. For a one-off, low-cost payment (less than it would cost you to have three or four DSO oscilloscope calibration procedures written), you can buy into our MET/SUPPORT Gold Software Support Program which gives you access to every new procedure written by Fluke’s software support team during the next 12 months. On current performance, that’s upwards of 100 new oscilloscope calibration procedures per year. And you won’t have to request updates or wait for delivery; every new procedure we write is available for download from our web site. In addition to the free procedures library, you will receive 60 days priority support to get you up and running with MET/SUPPORT Gold. You also have the option to buy into our MET/SUPPORT Gold program, which offers you various advantages, including the opportunity to download new procedures from our web site or even obtain custom written procedures. If the oscilloscope calibration procedure you require is not available and you need it quickly, we can write it for you at very competitive rates as part of our fast-track procedure writing scheme.

  9500C High-Performance Oscilloscope Calibrator 9500C Mainframe with 9540C Head
Oscilloscope Functions Range Best Performance
ACV* 40 uV to 200Vp-p; 1 MΩ and 50 Ω Load; 10 Hz to 10 kHz Square Wave ±0.1% + 10uV
DCV* 1 mV to 200V into 1 MΩ ; 1 mV to 5V into 50 Ω ±0.01% + 10 uV
Edge 3 mV to 3 Vp-p; 500 ps into 1 MΩ or 50 Ω
1 V to 200 Vp-p; <200 ns into 1 MΩ
Fast Edge 5 mV to 3 Vp-p; 125 ps
±40 ps
±15 ps
Leveled Sine Frequency Range 0.1 Hz to 4.2 GHz ±0.15 uHz/Hz + 1 uHz
Leveled Sine Amplitude 0.1 Hz to 2.1 GHz
2.1 GHz to 3.2 GHz
3.2 GHz to 4.2 GHz
5 mV to 5 V
5 mV to 3 V
5 mV to 2 V
Leveled Sine Flatness 0.1 Hz to 550 MHz
550 MHz to 1.1 GHz
1.1 GHz to 2.1 GHz
2.1 GHz to 4.2 GHz
± 1.5%
± 2%
± 3%
± 4%
Marker Up to 1 p-p; Square, Pulse, Spike or Sine; 9 ns to 55 s ±0.15 us/s
Pulse 1 to 100 nS width < 5% + 500 ps
Resistance & Capacitance Measure 50 Ω or 1 MΩ; 1 to 95 pF 0.1% for Ohms; 2% for Capacitance
Input Pulse 5V to 20V in to 50 Ω Up to 100 s
General Specifications
Communication Interfaces IEEE 488.2; USB; Ethernet Standard
Specification Interval   90d, 1yr, 2yr
Specification Confidence   99% (k=2.78) and 95% (k=1.96)
Touchscreen   17.8 cm (7 in.) Graphical User Interface
Transport Case (w/ Wheels)   Included Standard

Model Name Description

High-Performance Oscilloscope Calibrator
*includes full Accredited 17025 Calibration Certificate traceable to international standards with data.


Active Head with DC levels up to ± 220 V; calibrated amplitude square waves up to 210 V pk-pk from 10 Hz to 100 kHz; leveled sinewaves from 0.1 Hz to 4 GHz

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