Instrument extensions management can be found under Extensions tab. A list of all installed instrument extensions will be displayed as shown on Fig. 1.


Use Install Extension option to add new instrument extension that comes as .zip file built using the EEZ Studio Project Editor (ESP). Additionally, it’s possible to directly install .zip files that comes from Keysight’s Offline Command Expert command set collection related to various Keysight instruments.


Fig. 1: Installed extensions view


For example, when is selected for installation, a new instrument will be appear in the list on the left side, but without instrument image (Fig. 2), that can be for instance found here using Change image option. A new image will replace default one as show on Fig. 3.

Installed instrument can be uninstall and export (save) as .zip file on the disk.


Fig. 2: New instrument is added


Fig. 3: Change instrument image



The Shortcuts tab leads to the list of all user-defined and shortcuts that comes with instrument extensions as shown on Fig. 1.


Fig. 1: Shortcuts view

Shortcuts groups

Shortcut can be organized in Groups, and for groups management Show Groups option is used when list of all defined groups will be displayed (Fig. 2). Add group option opens a new form as shown in Fig. 3. Existing group can be renamed or deleted using related icons that appears on the right end of selection.


Fig. 2: Shortcuts groups


Fig. 3: Adding a new shortcuts group

Add new shortcut

New shortcut can be added using the Add shortcut option. A new entry form will be displayed (Fig. 4) with the following parameters:


Fig. 4: Adding a new shortcut




Shortcut name, use one that describe shortcut function.



Shortcut group that can be selected from the list of available groups.



Combination of keys used to invoke shortcut. When cursor is on this field, any combination of pressed keys will be recorded, that also includes function keys (F1 to F12) and control keys such as Esc, Ctrl, Shift, Alt, etc.


SCPI commands

Sequence of SCPI commands that will be executed when shortcut is selected.


Requires confirmation

Use this option for SCPI command sequence that require extra user attention. When selected, a dialog box will appear when shortcut is selected. For example, if shortcut “Clear protections” is selected the following message will be displayed:





Show in toolbar

Show shortcut in Shortcut bar (below session command line)


Button position

Define shortcut position on Shortcut bar (counting from the left)


Button color

Shortcut color when displayed in Shortcut bar



The ESW home page is used to shows and access multiple instruments as shown on Fig. 1.


Fig. 1: Home page

Instrument properties

When an instrument is selected, its properties is listed on the right side of the window:




List of available actions



Various instrument properties such as used related instrument extension, label that can be freely modified, expected *IDN? return text and connection status on application startup.

Instrument Label is set by default as the name defined in instrument extension and can be changed to anything else that describe the instrument in more intuitive way.

Auto connect option when checked initiate establishing of connection using the selected connection interface on EEZ Studio start up.



Connection parameters such as interface type and interface related parameters. Use button Connect to initiate connection with the selected instrument.



Instrument activity history

Add a new instrument

Unlimited number of instrument can be added on the ESW home page. Use Add instrument option (on top right) to open a new selection form with list of all installed instrument extensions as shown on Fig. 2. Instrument extensions management can be found under tab Extensions.


Fig. 2: Adding a new instrument

New added instrument appears on the ESW home page with default name that can be modified using from instrument Properties mentioned above.

Delete/restore instrument

Existing instrument can be removed from the ESW home page using right mouse click Delete option. Deleted instrument will disappear for home page but in reality it is just marked as deleted. Use Delete instruments option (on top right) to show the list of deleted instrument (Fig. ) from where it is possible to restore/undelete or permanently delete instrument.


Fig. 3: List of deleted instruments




All activities related to instrument and extension management, and instrument communication sessions are stored into history. The History tab currently shows timestamped list of all activities.


Search/filtering, export and print features are not supported yet.


Fig. 1: ESW history main view







Fig. 1: SCPI terminal