8588A Reference Multimeter

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The 8588A Reference Multimeter is the world’s most stable digitizing multimeter. Designed for calibration laboratories, this long-scale high-precision reference features superior accuracy and long-term stability over a wide measurement range, with an intuitive user interface and a color display.

The 8588A delivers reliable and reproducible measurements with exceptional performance suitable for primary level laboratories. With more than 12 measurement functions, including the new digitize voltage, digitize current, capacitance, RF power, and external shunts for dc and ac current, the 8588A helps you consolidate your lab’s cost of test into a single measurement instrument. Its superb analog performance is augmented by Fluke Calibration’s new high-speed system design and the industry’s fastest direct digitizing capability, enabling significant throughput increase for many automated systems demanding a combination of the highest speed and best accuracy.

Key feature and specification comparison

 8588A8558A
DC voltage100 mV – 1000 V100 mV – 1000 V
AC voltage10 mV – 1000 V, 1 Hz – 10 MHz10 mV – 1000 V, 1 Hz – 10 MHz
Resistance, LoI, HV1 ? - 10 G?1 ? - 10 G?
DC current10 uA – 30 A10 uA – 2 A
AC current10 uA – 30 A, 1 Hz to 100 kHz10 uA – 2A, 1 Hz to 100 kHz
Digitize V
100 mV - 1000 V, 5 MSamples/s, up to 20
MHz BW
100 mV - 1000 V, 5 MSamples/s, up to 20
MHz BW
Digitize I10 uA - 30 A, 5 MSamples/s, up to 4 MHz BW
10 uA - 2 A, 5 MSamples/s,
up to 4 MHz BW
Frequency (V, I, BNC)1 Hz to 10 MHz, 1 Hz to 100 kHz, 10 Hz to 100 MHz1 Hz to 10 MHz, 1 Hz to 100 kHz, 10 Hz to 100 MHz
TemperaturePRT / Thermocouple (ext CJC)PRT / Thermocouple (ext CJC)
Capacitance1 nF – 100 mFNo
RF powerR&S NRP SeriesNo
Ext. dc current and ac currentA40B current shunt and other shuntsNo
Graphical displayYesYes
Visual Connection Management ®YesYes
Programmable front/rear input switchingYesYes
Ratio difference, deviation -  ohms, voltage, currentYesYes
External 10 MHz ref clock, 50 ?/Hi-ZYesYes
A40B and other shunt asset managementYesNo
GPIB 488.2, Ethernet, USB TMCYesYes
SCPI command compatibilityYesYes
3458A emulation, 8508A emulationYesYes
Volatile memory15 million15 million
Level and other triggerYesYes
FFT onboardYesNo
Reading rates: 5 MS/s into memory, bus: 100 kS/s at 4.5 digits, 1 rdg/s at 8.5 digitsYesYes

 

Function  8588A uX/X of reading + uX/X of range 8558A uX/X of reading + uX/X of range 
   95%99%95%99%
DC voltage10 Vrelative2.7 + 0.053.5 + 0.064.0 + 0.065.2 + 0.08
absolute2.8 + 0.053.6 + 0.064.1 + 0.065.3 + 0.08
AC voltage10 V, 1 kHzrelative60 + 577 + 6.580 + 10103 + 13
absolute64 + 583 + 6.590 + 10116 + 13
Resistance10 k?relative7 + 0.59 + 0.610 + 0.613 + 0.7
absolute7.2 + 0.59.2 + 0.610.3 + 0.613.3 + 0.7
DC current1 mArelative6.5 + 48.4 + 59 + 512 + 6
absolute7.6 + 410 + 59.8 + 513 + 6
AC current1 mA, 1 kHzrelative250 + 50323 + 65300 + 100387 + 129
absolute260 + 50335 + 65310 + 100400 + 129
FrequencyBNC,1 kHzrelative0.5 uHz/Hz0.5 uHz/Hz0.5 uHz/Hz0.5 uHz/Hz
TemperaturePRT 100 ?relative± 5 mK± 5 mK± 5 mK± 5 mK
Capacitance1 uFrelative400 + 100516 + 129N/AN/A
absolute406 + 100523 + 129N/AN/A

95% 1 year relative specification. Fluke Calibration guarantees to 99% confidence interval k=2.58. For 99%, multiply by (2.58/2).

Looking for lower specs? See our other benchtop multimeters:

Bench Multimeter Selection Guide
ModelResolutionAccuracyApplication
8588A8.52.7 µV/V 95% confidence level, 1 year relative accuracyMetrology
8558A8.54.0 µV/V 95% confidence level, 1 year relative accuracyHigh-Speed Automation
8845A/8846A6.5Basic V dc accuracy of up to 0.0024 %Bench
8808A5.5Basic V dc accuracy of 0.015 %Bench