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Updated Smart Tweezers Bluetooth Now Allows Data to be Sent and Recieved

// March 24th, 2017 // No Comments » // Bluetooth, Devices, News, ST-5S, ST5S-BT

Bluetooth enabled Smart Tweezers has been updated to include the ability to receive as well as send information from connected devices. Previous models only allowed data to be sent to PC or apps; now, the device can accept settings using custom profiles.

Based on the best-selling Smart Tweezers ST-5S model with extensive menus and high basic accuracy of 0.2%. This model also offers the ability to automatically record measurement data in real time using PC, tablets or smart phones using iOS or Android. The USB receiver stick is required to connect to PC to be used with NI LabView, Windows’ Smart Tweezes Bluetooth Utility and custom made programs.

Devices are able to create custom profiles using previous measurements or from scratch. These profiles allow users to set parameters that components must measure between in order to pass or fail. The receiving program will mark the results as red or green when or if they meet the specifications. These profiles can include the type of component, primary or secondary values. Profiles can also send the device custom settings like test modes or frequencies that are automatically sent to the device.

Measurement data that is sent can be saved to databases or Excel compatible .csv files. This is essential for tasks where quality control requires all measurement values to be recorded.

 

The USB receiver stick usees an FTDI bridge that creates a virtual RS232 serial prot for connection.

The new ST5S-BT2 is available in the LCR-Reader Store.

Windows' Smart Tweezers Bluetooth Utility measuring using a custom profile.

Windows’ Smart Tweezers Bluetooth Utility measuring using a custom profile.

Siborg Hosts End-of-January Sale in the LCR-Reader Store and Amazon

// January 24th, 2017 // No Comments » // amazon, Bluetooth, Devices, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, Smart LED Test Tweezers, ST-5S, ST5S-BT, Uncategorized

 

Siborg is offering up to 20% off their Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader devices and other SMD testing tools in the LCR-Reader Store and Amazon sales channels. The sale starts on January 18th at 12:00AM and ends on January 31st at 11:59 PM EST. The sale includes LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers devices, including Bluetooth model and task kits. Siborg is also offering a discount on LED Test Tweezers, Kelvin Probe Connector for Smart Twezers and LCR-Reader, and SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers.

 

Visit the LCR-Reader Store or Amazon Sales Channels in USA, Canada, and Europe before January 31st for your chance to get up to 20% off!

Siborg Hosting End of Year Sale on Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader

// December 22nd, 2016 // No Comments » // amazon, Bluetooth, Devices, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, ST-5S, ST5S-BT, Uncategorized

Starting December 26th, 2016 at 12:00 AM Siborg is offering a discount on LCR-Readers, Smart Tweezers and up to 20% off task kits in the LCR-Reader Store and Amazon Sales channels in USA, Canada and Europe. The sale will end at 11:59PM on December 31st. This sale includes the new LCR-Reader Pro Plus and Smart Tweezers Pro task kits that include the Kelvin Probe Station.

 

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Siborg Offering a Discount on All LCR- and ESR-meters and Test Tweezers Until the End of September

// September 21st, 2016 // No Comments » // amazon, Devices, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, ST-5S

From now until September 30th, 2016, Siborg is offering a 10% discount on all their devices in the LCR-Reader Store and Amazon sales channels. This sale includes all of LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers devices and task kits, as well as other test tweezers devices, such as the SMD Multimeter Test Tweezers, LED Test Tweezers,  and LCR-Reader Probe Connector.

This sale includes the new Smart Tweezers with Bluetooth that allows users to remotely record their measurement results in real time.

lcrreaderprous Also included is the LCR-Reader Pro task kit that includes a pre-calibrated LCR-Reader, NIST Traceable Calibration Certificate, spare battery, extra bent tweezer probes, wall charger and manuals.

Visit the LCR-Reader Store, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.ca for your chance to get Siborg’s devices at a discount from now until September 30th, 2016.

Siborg Now Offering Bluetooth Enabled Smart Tweezers in the LCR-Reader Store

// September 9th, 2016 // No Comments » // Bluetooth, Devices, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST-5S, ST5S-BT

Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT allows users to remotely record their measurement values in real time.

Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT allows users to remotely record their measurement values in real time.

Siborg is now offering the Bluetooth enabled Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT in the LCR-Reader Store.

Based on the ST-5S model, the new Smart Tweezers with Bluetooth allows users to remotely record their measurement values in real time using computers or mobile apps. This model offers the same features and functions, including the 0.2% basic accuracy, as the ST-5S.

When connected, ST5S-BT opens a virtual serial port to send data over in a string of comma separated values. This data can be saved into a file or database depending on the receiver software used.

Siborg is offering two separate packages for this model: Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT with Bluetooth Receiver Stick which is essential for using the device with computer, and the Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT without the receiver stick for mobile only connections.

 

Bluetooth Enabled Smart Tweezers Now Available in the Store

// July 18th, 2016 // No Comments » // Bluetooth, News, ST-5S

Siborg has begun offering the Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT in the LCR-Reader Store!

Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT allows users to remotely record their measurement values in real time.

Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT allows users to remotely record their measurement values in real time.

This new model offers all the same features and functions found on the popular Smart Tweezers ST-5S model, but with the added benefit of being able to record all measurement values remotely via Bluetooth.

Using the USB receiver stick, the Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT opens a virtual serial port that can be received by any communication software such as NI LabView® or Tera Term free software. Currently, the USB stick is required for use with computers and NI LabView®; Android devices are able to receive data without. Eventually there will be dedicated apps for iOS, Windows and Android.

TeraTerm Screen.jpg(STBT-may032016)The data is represented in a string of comma separated values. Ex: C1.398nF,R3.461kR,10kHz,0.5,S,,,,;

This string is explained as: main impedance value and type, secondary value and type, test frequency, test signal level, measurement mode, and 4 reserved values. The photo to the left shows Tera Term receiving data from ST5S-BT. Depending on the software used, the measurement values can be saved to a file, or in cases like NI LabView®, the data can be saved to a database to be processed later.

Based on the popular ST-5S model, the ST5S-BT offers the same features and 0.2% basic accuracy with the added bonus of Bluetooth.

Features include:

  • Automatic and manual L, C, R, ESR, D, Q and Z measurements
  • 0.2% basic accuracy
  • Variable tolerances of 1%, 5%, 10%, and 20%
  • Continuity/diode/short testing
  • NIST Traceable calibration certificate
  • Extensive menus for customized measurements
  • 1 oz. weight
  • Li-Ion battery with micro-USB charging
  • Bright OLED display
  • 4-way navigation button

Siborg is offering 2 different packages in the LCR-Reader Store for Smart Tweezers ST5S-BT; one with the USB receiver stick and one without.

Please note when purchasing: the receiver stick is required for use with computers and some software.

New LCR-Reader Probe Connector

// July 14th, 2016 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. has released a new product: the LCR-Reader Probe Station allows complete PCB probing and allows the device to measure components larger than would normally fit between the tweezers’ tips.

The kit includes a 60 cm shielded two-wire connection with a small PCB on one end and a universal attachment for the seven included probe types (alligator clips, 4mm multimeter jacks, long and short pin-probes and a spade connector).

The shielded two-wire connection virtually eliminates all parasitics due to the wires. The Probe Station is also compatible with both LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers devices.

It is easy to connect and use; simply remove one of the gold-plated tweezer probes and replace with the flat end of the Probe Connector, making sure that the gold strips on the connector and device’s flex cable connect. Replace the screws, choose a probe attachment and begin measuring.

This new product is available in the LCR-Reader Store for only $24.99 US.

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Siborg Creates New Calibration Fixture and Calibration Certificates for LCR-Reader

// April 1st, 2016 // No Comments » // Distributors, LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, ST-5S

Calibration Jig for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader

Calibration Jig for Smart Tweezers and LCR-Reader


Siborg has been working over the past year with the Institute of Automation and Electrometry at the Russian Academy of Sciences in creating a Calibration Fixture that will allow periodic calibration of all models of Smart Tweezers, and, most importantly, the LCR-Reader. The calibration fixture was then sent to Navair Technologies in Toronto, Canada to be verified. With this verification from Navair, Siborg will soon be able to include calibration certificates with LCR-Reader, which was a main hindrance in companies using the device.

The calibration unit utilizes a 4-wire connection which has been found to reduce noise between connections and the PCB within the calibration fixture.

Previous calibration fixtures used a 2-wire connector which worked well for older models of Smart Tweezers, including the ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3. The 2-wire connector was not able to handle the measurements within the LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers measurement ranges. Due to parasitics, it could not measure lower values of capacitance and inductance and higher values of resistance. Therefore, the 2-wire calibration fixture was only able to measure mid-range values.

The calibration fixture uses 14 known components that lay within the range of measurements. When a device is connected, the fixture will signal a different component with each button push. The measurement values are instantly displayed on the LCR-Reader or Smart Tweezers’ display which can then be compared to the known values of the components to determine accuracy.

“The new fixture makes it much easier to provide periodic traceable calibration now that it has been certified by Navair Technologies. We have now completed two versions of the calibration fixture using both 4-wire and 2-wire connections. The 4-wire is best suited for newer models, including the recent LCR-Reader. The 2-wire is best for the older models, including the ST-1, ST-2, ST-3 and STIC. These older models used a 2-wire connecjigtion in the handles of the device and could not be properly tested with the 4-wire terminal. This new calibration unit will allow all models to be tested and calibrated.” says the Director of Research and Development at Siborg, Michael Obrecht.

Soon, the calibration certificates will be available in the LCR-Reader Store; there will be 2 types to choose from: a basic calibration certificate that ensures the device has been calibrated, or a more detailed format that shows the measurement results compared to the known values.

Siborg Extends Cyber Week Sale Until January 31st, 2016

// January 28th, 2016 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, Smart LED Test Tweezers, ST-5S

Siborg is extending their Cyber Week Sale in the LCR-Reader Store; from 12:00 am EST on Monday, January 25th to 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 31st, 2016, all devices and task kits, including Smart Tweezers, LCR-Reader and Smart LED Test Tweezers, are 10% off. Visit the newly redesigned LCR-Reader Store to take advantage of the sale.

Boxing Week Sale in the LCR-Reader Store!

// December 31st, 2015 // No Comments » // LCR-Reader, LCR-Reader Store, News, Sale, ST-5S

Siborg Systems Inc. is having a sale on devices and task kits in the LCR-Reader Store until 11:59pm EST on January 2nd, 2016.

The LCR-Reader and Smart Tweezers LCR-meters and the new Smart LED Test Tweezers are on sale as well as the new Task Kits.  The Task Kits combine a device (either LCR-Reader or Smart Tweezers) with accessories and replacement parts. For example, the kit could be an LCR-Reader with charger and spare tweezer probes, or a Smart Tweezers ST-5S with bent tips and precision tips or extra battery.

Visit the newly redesigned LCR-Reader Store for to see all the discounts until January 2nd, 2016!