Keithley KickStart


Accelerate the path to the measurements you want with KickStart Software. KickStart simplifies what you need to know about the instrument so that in just minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device. By plotting data immediately and offering quick statistical summaries of the data in the reading table, KickStart allows you to gather insights faster and make the decisions you need to move on to the next stage of device development. The software saves you time by facilitating quick replication of tests and comparison of results using convenient export features. KickStart enables you to focus your time on interpreting the test results so that your team can meet its innovation goals.

Keithley KickStart Software Version 2

Automated data collection from multiple instruments

  • Collect millions of readings that are streamed to PC disk media for safe archiving
  • Run tests on multiple instruments independently or simultaneously
  • Large viewing area for data
  • Access information about multiple tests in one window
  • Highlight data of interest using markers
  • Compare data from multiple test runs in a single plot
  • Configure tests using simulated instruments and swap in real instruments when available
  • Save test configuration in KickStart project and export along with data for test documentation
  • Export data in .csv format
  • Export graphs in picture format
  • KickStart Download Version 2.10.1
  • KickStart Licensing FAQs
  • KickStart Video Training: I-V curve tracer software overview

Supported instruments


KickStart App Supported Instruments
I-V Characterizer SourceMeter SMU Instruments

Model 2400, 2401, 2410, 2420, 2425, 2430, 2450, 2460, 2461, 2470, 2601A/B, 2602 A/B, 2604B, 2611A/B, 2612A/B, 2614B, 2634B, 2635A/B, 2636A/B, 2606B, 2657A, 6430

Data Logger DAQ6510, DMM6500 with scanner card, 2700, 2701, 2750, 3706A
DMM DMM6500, DMM7510, 2000, 2010, 2100, 2110, 2700, 2701, 2750, 6485, 6487, 6514, 6517B
Power Supply 2280S-32-6, 2280S-60-3, 2281S-20-6, 222x, 223x
Oscilloscope DPO3k, DPO4k, MDO3k, MDO4k, MSO3k, MSO4k